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Get Mac OS X to Stop Asking to Use New Disks for Time Machine

Jun 22, 2016 - 6 Comments
Time Machine in Mac OS X

All Mac users should setup Time Machine backups with an external hard drive, Time Capsule, or network drive to insure they have regular automatic backups made of their stuff and MacOS X installation. But once you have a backup drive established with Time Machine, or if you use a different backup approach entirely, you may … Read More

How to Install MacOS Sierra 10.12 Beta Safely & Dual Boot El Capitan

Jun 20, 2016 - 18 Comments
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Creating a dual boot environment is an ideal solution for Mac users who want to install and try macOS Sierra but without interfering with their primary stable Mac OS X El Capitan installation. This tutorial will walk through the entire process of setting up such an environment, including partition a disk, and installing macOS Sierra … Read More

How to Change Safari Reader Font, Text Size, & Color Theme on Mac OS X

Jun 20, 2016 - 3 Comments
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Safari Reader offers an alternate reading view for webpages which strips away most of a websites styling and reducing the page to just the content of the article. The Safari Reader feature is great for reading long articles on the web, and Mac users can further improve the Reader experience by customizing the look, font … Read More

How to Make Bootable MacOS Sierra 10.12 Beta USB Installer Drive

Jun 15, 2016 - 9 Comments
How to make bootable MacOS Sierra Install USB Drive

Many Mac users interested in installing MacOS Sierra Beta may prefer to do so with the assistance of a macOS Sierra 10.12 bootable installer USB drive, typically on a flash thumb drive or a similar disk. The advantages to this method is that the macOS Sierra installer is portable, it can be booted from, and … Read More

Download the MacOS Sierra Default Wallpaper

Jun 15, 2016 - 6 Comments
MacOS Sierra Default Wallpaper on a MacBook Pro

When Apple debuted macOS Sierra to the world, we all got a glimpse at the gorgeous wallpaper of a sunset alpenglow hitting a mountain range on the screens of the demo Mac. Apple has also given us a look at that beautiful mountain range wallpaper on their preview page for MacOS Sierra too. But you … Read More

The MacOS Sierra Compatibility List

Jun 14, 2016 - 63 Comments
MacOS Sierra compatibility list

The next version of Mac system software is called macOS Sierra, it’s versioned as Mac OS X 10.12, and it will be available as a free download for all compatible Macs in the fall. Of course this begs the question, which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra? What Mac hardware can run the new operating … Read More

MacOS Sierra Announced with Siri, Release Date Set for Fall 2016

Jun 13, 2016 - 45 Comments
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Apple has announced the next major version of Mac system software, dubbed macOS Sierra. MacOS Sierra offers improvements to Continuity, iCloud, Apple Pay, tabs improvements, a cross Apple platform clipboard, and perhaps most notable is an inclusion of Siri.

How to Copy Music to iPhone from iTunes

Jun 10, 2016 - 9 Comments
How to copy music from ITunes onto iPhone

“How do I copy music onto my iPhone from iTunes?” is a fairly common question. Fortunately, copying music onto an iPhone from iTunes is fairly easy once you learn how to do it, though you’d be forgiven if you find the music copy process to be a little confusing at first glance. It turns out … Read More

How to Delete a User Account in Mac OS X

Jun 8, 2016 - 1 Comment
How to delete a user account on Mac OS X

Macs with multiple user accounts sometimes need to delete a user account. Maybe you no longer need a specific user account, or you’re removing an old login, or just cleaning house, whatever the case, it is easy to remove a user from Mac OS X.

Show Only Unread Emails in Mail for Mac OS X

Jun 8, 2016 - 8 Comments
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Managing large numbers of emails can be time consuming, but one way to help tackle email on the Mac is by setting up an Unread Emails Only inbox. This allows Mac users to easily view unread mail messages without having to scroll through already read emails, since only the new or unread emails will be … Read More

How to Reload bash_profile, zsh profiles from Command Line

Jun 7, 2016 - 4 Comments
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For anyone making customizations to their command line appearance, prompt, adding aliases, a new PATH, setting environment variables, or otherwise changing their bash_profile, bashrc, zshrc, and related shell profiles, it’s helpful to know how to quickly reload the profile. Many users simply launch a new shell or open a new terminal window, but there is … Read More

Fix for Retina MacBook Pro 13″ Freezing Issue Offered by Apple

Jun 6, 2016 - 40 Comments
Freezing MacBook Pro

A number of Mac users have discovered that their computers are freezing at random after updating their computers to OS X 10.11.4 and sometimes with OS X 10.11.5 as well. The problem is rather annoying as the Mac becomes entirely unresponsive and requires a forced reboot intervention, though disabling WebGL in Safari seems to help … Read More

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