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How to Batch Rename Files on Mac OS X Easily from Finder

May 28, 2015 - 4 Comments
Batch Rename Files in Mac OS X Finder

Modern versions of OS X include a built-in batch file renaming tool that allows Mac users to instantly rename large groups of files, folders, photos, or anything else residing on their file system in a single action. This bulk rename item utility is part of the Finder, meaning there are no add-ons, downloads, or DIY … Read More

How to Quickly Type Emoji on Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut

May 27, 2015 - 17 Comments
Emoji quick type access panel in Mac OS X accessed by a keyboard shortcut

If you use Emoji characters often in OS X, you’ll enjoy knowing there is a very fast keystroke to immediately access a special Mac Emoji character panel from anywhere text entry is possible in OS X. Additionally, you can navigate within this quick Emoji panel entirely with the keyboard, which makes typing Emoji on the … Read More

OS X 10.10.4 Beta 4 Released for Testing

May 26, 2015 - 8 Comments
OS X Yosemite Macs

Apple has released a new version of OS X 10.10.4 beta for those participating in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program, and for registered Mac Developers. The new build arrives as 14E26a and aims to “improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac”.

How to List All Applications on a Mac

May 25, 2015 - 6 Comments
All Applications on a Mac as seen from System Information of OS X

Need to know what applications are on any Mac? OS X offers a variety of ways to list apps that are installed on a Mac, and we’ll cover three different approaches to this: a basic listing of installed Mac apps which is sufficient for most user needs, an intermediate and more thorough listing of apps … Read More

How to Stop Using an iCloud Password to Unlock a Mac

May 23, 2015 - 4 Comments
Use iCloud (Apple ID) as a Mac Login

When a user sets up a new Mac, there is a helpful option to use an iCloud ID and Apple ID to login and unlock the Mac. Users can also choose at any time to have their iCloud ID as their login for OS X too. While this is undoubtedly a helpful feature and it … Read More

Find Movie Showtimes with Spotlight in Mac OS X

May 22, 2015 - 10 Comments
osx_design_spotlight_showtimes

Want to see a movie tonight? Wondering what the showtime are of a movie playing nearby? You can quickly find local movie showtimes by using the Spotlight search feature in Mac OS X. Yes you read that right, the same Spotlight that works as an app launcher and file search engine, can also uncover movie … Read More

How to Clear a Chat Transcript in Messages for Mac OS X

May 22, 2015 - 1 Comment
Clear transcript and chat log from Messages in Mac OS X

The Mac Messages app maintains a transcript of conversations that have been carried out on the computer, thus when you open a message window to a particular sender, you’ll see the prior conversations, pictures, and other sent/received data in the same message thread. If you’d like to clear out these conversations transcripts and related media, … Read More

How to Repair Photos Library to Fix Common Issues with Photos App on Mac OS X

May 21, 2015 - 9 Comments
The Photos Library package file in Mac OS X

The Mac Photos app works well for most users, but occasionally a variety of hiccups can be encountered when interacting with photo libraries, ranging from crashes, to hanging on Photos app launch, a failed import, thumbnails missing from an image library, pictures missing from a library that was imported, or even a completely empty Photos … Read More

Why Wait for OS X 10.11? How to Use the San Francisco System Font on OS X Yosemite Now

May 20, 2015 - 51 Comments
San Francisco font

Apple is apparently planning on replacing Helvetica Neue, the current default system font in iOS and OS X, with the ‘San Francisco’ font used on Apple Watch, according to a new report from the well sourced 9to5mac. The font change to “San Francisco” will apparently arrive to OS X 10.11 and iOS 9, but if … Read More

Apple Releases Spec-Bumped Retina MacBook Pro 15″ and Retina iMac 27″

May 19, 2015 - 24 Comments
Updated MacBook Pro mid-2015

Apple has released updated versions of the Retina iMac 27″ and Retina MacBook Pro 15″. Both models received fairly minor updates to specifications, but offer some notable improvements which make them worthwhile for users considering new Mac hardware. Separately, Apple also released a Lightning Dock charger for iPhone.

How to Cancel Printing & Print Jobs in Mac OS X

May 18, 2015 - 3 Comments
Delete print jobs in Mac OS X

If you’ve ever printed anything from a computer, you’ve inevitably wound up trying to print something that you soon discovered wasn’t needed. Regardless, rather than letting the print job continue and waste ink and paper, the best thing to do is cancel the printers print job or jobs. There are a few ways to cancel … Read More

How to Use iPhoto Instead of Mac Photos App in OS X

May 16, 2015 - 24 Comments
Run iPhoto in new versions of OS X

Some users who have updated to new versions of OS X with Photos app have discovered that Photos app does not meet their needs, and thus would like to continue using iPhoto on the Mac. This is possible, at least for the time being, but there can be some hiccups in getting iPhoto running again … Read More

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