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The “Home” & “End” Button Equivalents on Mac Keyboards

Jun 17, 2015 - 19 Comments
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Most new Mac keyboards are fairly simplified when compared to their PC counterparts, and you’ll find that some of the extraneous keys like “Home” and “End” are nowhere to be found on the Mac wireless keyboard or any keyboard included with a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Longtime Mac users appreciate this simplicity, but newcomers … Read More

How to Browse & Revert to Prior Versions of a File in Mac OS X

Jun 16, 2015 - 5 Comments
File version control and revision in Mac OS X made easy

All modern releases of Mac OS X include a powerful built-in version control system that allows a user to revert to any previously saved version of a file or document, assuming the app supports the version revision feature. This ability is often overlooked by Mac users, but it can be a real lifesaver when you’ve … Read More

How to Install OS X El Capitan Safely to New Partition & Dual Boot Yosemite

Jun 15, 2015 - 19 Comments
Dual Boot OS X El Capitan and OS X Yosemite on the same Mac

Mac users who choose to dabble in early releases of OS X El Capitan will find that dual booting the release alongside OS X Yosemite or OS X Mavericks is a better solution than simply updating their primary OS X installation. One easy way to do this is to partition the Macs hard drive and … Read More

Access the Scientific Calculator & Programmer Calculator in Mac OS X

Jun 14, 2015 - 16 Comments
Programmer Calculator and Scientific Calculator in Mac OS X

The Mac Calculator app may appear somewhat limited at first glance, but there are actually two other calculator modes contained within the app; a full featured scientific calculator, and a programmer calculator too. Accessing the alternate calculators in OS X is really easy, but like many of the other interesting Calculator app features, it’s pretty … Read More

How to Make a Bootable OS X El Capitan Beta USB Installer Drive

Jun 11, 2015 - 20 Comments
OS X El Capitan Boot Install drive

Many Mac users interested in running OS X El Capitan may wish to have a bootable install drive of the new operating system. We’re going to demonstrate how to do this with a USB flash drive, but technically you can create a boot installer out of just about any USB device which has sufficient space. … Read More

OS X El Capitan System Requirements & Compatible Mac List

Jun 9, 2015 - 51 Comments
OS X El Capitan mac screen shot

With an emphasis on performance and reliability, OS X El Capitan is expected to be a great system software update for Mac users. Of course, updating to the next version of Mac OS X will only be possible if the Mac hardware supports the new version. Fortunately for those wanting to update to OS X … Read More

Get the OS X El Capitan Default Wallpaper

Jun 9, 2015 - 12 Comments
OS X EL Capitan

OS X El Capitan will be finalized and available for public use in the fall, but you don’t need to be wait until then or use the developer beta release if you just want to get your hands on the gorgeous wallpaper of the namesake granite monolith (and yes, that’s where the name El Capitan … Read More

OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 Beta 5 Released for Testing

Jun 9, 2015 - 8 Comments
OS X Yosemite Macs

Apple has released a new beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 for Mac users in the developer program and participating in the public beta. The release is versioned as build 14E33b. Mac users who are eligible to receive the new Yosemite beta can find the download available now through the Mac App Store Update … Read More

OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 1 Available to Download for Mac Devs

Jun 8, 2015 - 6 Comments
OS X El Capitan on a Mac

Apple has released the first beta version of OS X El Capitan to users participating as registered Mac developers. The OS X 10.11 beta 1 build is 15A178w and downloads through the App Store, the release is compatible with all Macs that are able to support and run OS X Yosemite.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Release Set for Fall with Performance Improvements

Jun 8, 2015 - 15 Comments
OS X El Capitan on a Mac

OS X El Capitan is the official name of the next version of Mac OS system software. Versioned as OS X 10.11, El Capitan has two primary focus areas; experience, and performance.

How to Stop Steam Opening Automatically in Mac OS X

Jun 7, 2015 - 6 Comments
Removing Steam from automatic Login app list

Steam offers many great games for Mac users to enjoy, but if you’re a casual gamer you may not be too excited about having the Steam client open itself automatically when logging in or starting up OS X. Fortunately, if Steam opening itself bothers you, it’s very easy to stop this behavior and only open … Read More

Get Movie Details from Nearly Anywhere in Mac OS X with a Tap

Jun 5, 2015 - 4 Comments
See movie showtimes and details on web pages

Now that you can get movie showtimes right from Spotlight in Mac OS X, did you know that you can also get movie details and showtimes from just about any webpage, document, or elsewhere that displays text just as well? Basically, if you can select and highlight the movie text with the cursor, you can … Read More

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