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How to Find What System Software Version is in a MacOS Installer

Jul 26, 2017 - 3 Comments
Find what system software version of a Mac OS Installer

If you have ever downloaded an installer for Mac OS from the Mac App Store, you may have wondered which exact system software version of Mac OS the installer corresponds to. While the installers file name will reveal the major system software release (for example, “Install macOS High Sierra” or “Install OS X El Capitan”) … Read More

How to Hide Menu Bar Icons on Mac with Vanilla

Jul 25, 2017 - 10 Comments

If your Mac menu bar is looking increasingly cluttered with various menu bar icons, you may be interested in a nice little free utility called Vanilla. Vanilla allows you to hide Mac menu bar icons by placing them into a collapsible and expandable shelf of sorts contained within the menu bar.

How to Remove Siri from Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Jul 24, 2017 - 1 Comment
Remove Siri from Touch Bar on Mac

Some Mac users may find the Siri button on Touch Bar to be less than useful, and some may accidentally hit the Siri button and inadvertently trigger Siri when trying to hit another key on the MacBook Pro Touch Bar keyboard. If you don’t want Siri so readily available on your Pro Mac for whatever … Read More

How to Get iMessage Access on PC in Windows or Linux

Jul 23, 2017 - 20 Comments
How to get iMessage on PC

iMessage is the wonderful messaging platform for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users that allows for free and easy messaging between other iMessage users. One common question regarding iMessage is if there is a way to run iMessage on a Windows PC or in Linux. The answer is a big complicated, but in short, yes you … Read More

How to Draw on Photos on a Mac

Jul 21, 2017 - 9 Comments

The Mac Photos app has a set of simple drawing tools called Markup which can be used to draw, doodle, sketch, and otherwise markup or write on any picture. Markup in Photos can offer a fun way to scribble on an image, put a remark on a picture, add a blurb, or just to draw … Read More

How to Remove Location from Photos on Mac

Jul 20, 2017 - 1 Comment
Remove geographic location from Photos on Mac

Many pictures taken with an iPhone, Android phone, or digital camera include location data with the picture, which gives anyone who has the image file the ability to see exactly where the photo was taken. Additionally, the Photos app for Mac allows users to add a location to any picture as well. If you don’t … Read More

macOS Sierra 10.12.6 Update Released for Mac

Jul 19, 2017 - 22 Comments
macOS Sierra available to download now

Apple has released the final version of macOS Sierra 10.12.6 for Mac users running the Sierra operating system. The update includes bug fixes and security enhancements, but does not provide any new features or major changes to the operating system. Separately, Mac users running El Capitan and Yosemite will find security updates available as well.

How to Deauthorize a Computer in iTunes

Jul 18, 2017 - 8 Comments
Deauthorizing iTunes computers

Apple puts a limit on how many computers you can use with some of your owned iTunes and App Store content, including music, movies, apps, TV shows, books, iBooks, this process is known as iTunes authorization. Most users don’t pay much attention to this, but if you own multiple Macs or PCs concurrently or over … Read More

How to Create a New Administrator Account on Mac OS

Jul 17, 2017 - 4 Comments
How to create a new Admin account on Mac

An administrator account has full access to everything on the Mac, it can install software updates, uninstall and install applications, access and delete system files, access other user files on the same computer, and perform any other administrative type of task. Sometimes it can be helpful to create a new separate administrator account on a … Read More

Where’s the Startup Boot Sound on New iMac & MacBook Pro?

Jul 14, 2017 - 48 Comments

The Mac startup boot chime has been around for decades, and is one of the most notable features defining a booting Mac. Nonetheless, the latest MacBook Pro and iMac models (from late 2016 onward) are quiet and perform no startup boot sound, meaning the Mac boots up completely silently instead of making the traditional chime … Read More

How to Stop Autoplay Video in Safari for Mac

Jul 12, 2017 - 15 Comments
Stop autoplaying video in Safari on Mac

Auto-play video is encountered frequently when browsing the web, and many websites will start blasting you with video and sound as soon you load a webpage. This can be nice for some websites and videos, but it can also be frustrating or unwanted. A hidden setting in Safari makes disabling autoplay video to be pretty … Read More

How to Convert a Keynote .key to PowerPoint Presentation with iCloud

Jul 11, 2017 - 2 Comments

Keynote .key presentation files can be converted to PowerPoint .pptx files easily with the help of iCloud. The great thing about using iCloud to convert Keynote to PowerPoint presentations is that iCloud can be accessed from any device or computer as long as it has a web browser, meaning you can perform this file conversion … Read More

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