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How to Kill a Process by Name Instead of PID via Command Line

Jan 12, 2017 - 1 Comment
Terminal in macOS

Command line users rely on the ‘kill’ command to terminate a process as defined by the appropriate process identifier (PID). While there’s nothing wrong with targeting processes by their PID, another approach which is often easier is to target a process by name, rather than its unique identifier. There are a few ways to kill … Read More

Use Tabs in Maps for Mac

Jan 11, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Show tab bar in Maps

Tabs offer an excellent way to manage multiple windows without overly cluttering the screen of a Mac, a feature which is particularly valuable for smaller screen displays. Like many other apps in new Mac OS releases, the Apple Maps app for Mac now includes the ability to have multiple tabs of maps open concurrently, either … Read More

How to Manually Refresh Touch Bar on MacBook Pro

Jan 11, 2017 - 1 Comment
Refresh the Touch Bar on Mac

The Touch Bar on MacBook Pro changes dynamically depending on what application is open and what action is going on within Mac OS. Or at least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. Rarely, the Touch Bar stops working, will get stuck and become unresponsive, maybe even display an erroneous button, or show a blank button that … Read More

How to Disable Automatic GPU Switching on MacBook Pro

Jan 8, 2017 - 3 Comments
Disable automatic graphics switching on MacBook Pro

For those MacBook Pro owners with higher end models that include dual video cards (integrated and discrete GPU), you’re likely aware that Mac OS and certain apps will switch between the two graphics cards as is determined necessary. The idea behind this is for apps to use the integrated GPU when attempting to conserve power … Read More

Ignoring Built-in Trackpad Input When Using External Mouse with MacBook

Jan 5, 2017 - 6 Comments
Disable trackpad when external mouse or trackpad connected to Mac

The built-in trackpad on MacBook Pro and MacBook functions as the primary input method of the Apple laptops, but if you primarily use an external mouse or external trackpad you may occasionally find the built-in trackpad receives input you’d rather the Mac ignore. With a simple settings adjustment you can do exactly that, ignoring any … Read More

How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage

Jan 4, 2017 - 13 Comments
Delete Mac Apps with Storage Management

Many Mac users have apps installed on their Mac which take up considerable storage space but generally go unused. Accordingly, Mac users can free up storage space on their computer by tracking down large Mac apps and deleting them. The latest versions of MacOS offer a very easy way to track down large applications, see … Read More

How to Reply to Messages on Mac from Notifications

Jan 1, 2017 - 1 Comment
Reply to messages from Notifications on Mac

Mac users can respond to Messages faster than ever by replying directly from a message notification, without ever having to open the Messages app. This effectively means that you can have an entire conversation through the message pop-ups in Mac OS without using the Messages app, though keep in mind the experience will be limited … Read More

How to Use Tabs in Pages for Mac

Dec 30, 2016 - 12 Comments
Pages

Pages for Mac has gained the ability to use Tabs, allowing for tidy document management within the Pages app when having multiple documents open simultaneously.

How to Hide Pictures in Photos for Mac with Hidden Album

Dec 29, 2016 - 8 Comments
Unhide a photo in Photos for Mac

If you have some picture(s) you’d rather not shown alongside your regular photo album in Photos for Mac, you can hide those photos and then use a special Hidden Photos album to contain the hidden images and browse them separately. These hidden pictures will be self contained and separate from the regular album views, though … Read More

How to Add Fingerprints to Touch ID on Mac

Dec 21, 2016 - 10 Comments
Add new fingerprint to Touch ID on Mac

You can add additional fingerprints to Touch ID equipped Macs, providing the option for more than one fingerprint to unlock the Mac, be used for Apple Pay, and to make purchases from the iTunes and App Store.

Move a PiP Video Player Window Anywhere on Mac

Dec 19, 2016 - 1 Comment
Move the PiP window anywhere on Mac

Many of you may use the excellent Picture-in-Picture mode on the Mac to watch a video or movie while doing something else on the computer. In doing so you have likely noticed that the Picture-in-Picture (PiP) windows snap into one of the four corners of the Mac display. But what if you want to move … Read More

How to Fix Mail Not Showing Attachments in Mac OS Sierra

Dec 17, 2016 - 19 Comments
Mail download attachments all

Some Mac users have discovered that Mail app has stopped showing attachments after updating to Mac OS Sierra, despite not having manually removed the attachments themselves. Additionally, existing emails with attachments may appear as if the email attachments disappeared entirely. While having disappearing Mail attachments can be alarming, you can usually resolve this issue with … Read More

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