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How to Open Website URLs from Anywhere on Mac with Spotlight

Apr 23, 2018 - 8 Comments
Open a website Url from Spotlight on the Mac

Need to open a website quickly on a Mac? You’re in luck, because you can open a website URL from just about anywhere on a Mac by using Spotlight. This is arguably the fastest way to get to a website by URL, aside from launching a website bookmark from the Mac Dock anyway.

How to Write Image Files to SD Card with dd from Command Line of Mac or Linux

Apr 18, 2018 - 1 Comment
Terminal in macOS

Need to write an image file to an SD card? The command line ‘dd’ tool can do that for you, writing a disk image .img file to an SD card with minimal effort. A nice perk to using ‘dd’ for writing image files to an SD card is that it works for Mac OS as … Read More

How to Delete Specific Safari History on Mac

Apr 17, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to delete specific Safari history on Mac

Did you know that you can delete any specific Safari history item from the web browsers history stored on a Mac? While many Mac Safari users likely already know they can clear Safari history for the past hour, day, two days, or clear all history from the browser, far fewer users know that it’s possible … Read More

MacBook Can’t Use Mouse & Trackpad at the Same Time? Here’s the Fix

Apr 13, 2018 - 4 Comments
Fix for MacBook not able to use built-in trackpad with external mouse or trackpad

Some Mac users may find that if they connect an external mouse or trackpad to their MacBook or MacBook Pro, the internal built-in trackpad then no longer works. This may appear like a bug, and some users may think it’s a hardware problem, but the good news is that the inability to use both a … Read More

How to Find & Compare File Differences Side-By-Side with BBEdit for Mac

Apr 12, 2018 - 6 Comments
Compare files with BBEdit for Mac

Need to compare two files side-by-side for differences? BBEdit for Mac makes finding and identifying file differences extremely easy with any compatible text format. This is a great solution for developers, programmers, writers, or anyone else who works with code, scripts, or plain text documents frequently and wants an easy way to check for differences … Read More

How to Access & Search Safari History on Mac

Apr 10, 2018 - 6 Comments
Safari icon

Just about all modern web browsers default to maintaining a history log of your web browsing activity, and Safari for Mac is no different. This article will focus on how to access your Safari history on the Mac, and also how to search Safari browsing history for specific words, terms, and matches. Accessing and searching … Read More

How to Use Cloudflare DNS on Mac OS for Speed & Privacy

Apr 9, 2018 - 28 Comments
How to use Cloudflare DNS on a Mac

CloudFlare now has a consumer DNS service that is very fast and also centered around privacy. CloudFlare DNS says they won’t log IP addresses or sell your data, which in the modern era is perhaps more important than ever for users who value the vague concept of internet privacy. This article will show you how … Read More

Mac Mouse Double-Clicking Instead of Single Clicking? Here’s the Fix

Apr 6, 2018 - 3 Comments
Single click registering as double click on Mac

Some Mac users may encounter a weird issue where they attempt to single click their mouse or trackpad but a double-click is registered instead of the intended single click. This is obviously frustrating since a double-click in the wrong place can perform actions you may not want to perform, like full screening a window or … Read More

How to Exclude a Word with grep

Apr 5, 2018 - 2 Comments
Terminal in macOS

The grep command line tool is wildly useful for searching through text data for lines and snippets that match a defined string, character, word, or regular expression. While most uses of grep are for sorting data for syntax matches, what if you want to exclude a word or string with grep instead? Excluding line matches … Read More

How to Turn Off Safari Suggestions on Mac

Apr 2, 2018 - 1 Comment
Safari icon

The Safari browser for Mac offers a feature called “Safari Suggestions” which detects what you’re typing into the URL bar / search box and, much like the name implies, offers suggestions based on what you typed. For example, if you type “AAPL” into the Safari Search box, you’ll see the stock price for that ticker … Read More

How to Play MP3 or Audio Without Adding to iTunes Library on Mac

Mar 27, 2018 - 12 Comments
Listen to audio in iTunes without adding to iTunes library

Want to play an mp3, m4a, or audio file on a Mac, but you don’t want to add that MP3 or audio file to your iTunes Library? There are a few different ways to accomplish this task; one approach allows you to play an audio file in an iTunes playlist without copying it to the … Read More

9 of the Best Homebrew Packages for Mac

Mar 26, 2018 - 13 Comments
Top Homebrew packages for Mac

If you’re an advanced Mac user who spends a considerable amount of time at the command line, you likely have Homebrew installed by now. So, how about sharing a list of some of the best Homebrew packages available for Mac users?

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