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macOS Sierra Dev Beta 8 & Public Beta 7 Released for Testing

Aug 29, 2016 - 3 Comments
MacOS Sierra on a Mac

Apple has released a new beta version of macOS Sierra for public beta and developer beta testers, versioned as Mac OS 10.12 developer beta 8 and Mac OS 10.12 public beta 7.

How to Save or Convert Word Doc to PDF on Mac

Aug 28, 2016 - 17 Comments
Save or Convert Word DOC to PDF on Mac

There may come a time when you need to save or convert a Microsoft Word Doc or DOCX file to PDF format from a Mac. The advantages to saving a Word DOC as PDF are notable in that the PDF file becomes universally readable by any operating system with a PDF reader, even without the … Read More

How to Search Man Pages at the Command Line

Aug 27, 2016 - 10 Comments
Search man page for string match

Command line users are undoubtedly familiar with man pages, or manual pages, that contain details, help, and documentation to specified commands and functions. Referencing a man page can be essential when trying to learn proper syntax or how a command works, but with how large some manual pages are it can be a real drag … Read More

How to Trim Movies in Photos for Mac

Aug 26, 2016 - 3 Comments
Trim down the movie in Photos for Mac

Photos app for Mac can not only manage your photos, but also any of videos that have been copied into Photos app from an iPhone or camera as well. If you have a movie file in Photos on the Mac that you like but it’s just a bit too long, or perhaps the action scene … Read More

How to Summarize Lengthy Documents & Pages in Mac OS

Aug 24, 2016 - 21 Comments
Summarize on Mac

If you’ve ever encountered a lengthy document or webpage that you want the gist of, but don’t have the time to read or scan through, you can use the excellent Summarize Service in Mac OS X to summarize the text for you. Summarize is adjustable as well, meaning you can choose how dense or light … Read More

Manually Check for New eMail in Mail for Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut

Aug 22, 2016 - 8 Comments
Check new email on Mac

The Mail app for Mac will automatically check email accounts for new mail, and with a little customization you can even adjust how often it refreshes and checks for new emails as well. Those settings work fine for many users, but another option is to manually refresh and force a check for new email by … Read More

macOS Sierra 10.12 Beta 7 Available for Testing

Aug 22, 2016 - 18 Comments
MacOS Sierra Public Beta

Apple has released the seventh beta version of macOS Sierra to users participating in the Mac developer beta testing program. The same build is also available to public beta release testers versioned as macOS Sierra public beta 6.

How to Crop Video on Mac with iMovie

Aug 21, 2016 - 11 Comments
How to crop a video on Mac with iMovie

If you have ever recorded a video or movie and found that some of the surrounding frame is unnecessary or irrelevant, you can use an editing function to crop down the video to focus on what should be the focus of the movie. This tutorial will show you how to quickly crop a video on … Read More

How to Clean a MacBook Pro Keyboard the Easy Way with Keyboard Cleaner

Aug 20, 2016 - 24 Comments
A clean MacBook keyboard

Cleaning the keyboard on a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air is a necessary chore from time to time, but it can also be more challenging than expected as anyone who has done so can attest. The moment you start wiping down the Mac keyboard, it’s inevitable for keys to be pressed, and as a … Read More

Run AppleScript from the Command Line in Mac OS X with osascript

Aug 19, 2016 - 2 Comments
Terminal in macOS

Mac users can run AppleScript from the command line if desired, either by running a script file directly or by giving the osascript command direct plain text script statements. This can be useful for many purposes, but should be particularly nice for users who spend a lot of time in the command line or who … Read More

How to Upgrade & Replace an SSD in MacBook Air

Aug 18, 2016 - 11 Comments
How to Replace MacBook Air SSD

The MacBook Air is not really thought of as being expandable or upgradeable, but it turns out that with a little effort and patience, you can replace the SSD on the MacBook Air yourself. Changing the SSD on a MacBook Air can allow you to dramatically increase the storage size of the Mac and can … Read More

How to Disable the Focus Ring Animation in Mac OS X

Aug 17, 2016 - 32 Comments
Finder

One of the most subtle animations found in Mac OS X and macOS is known as the “focus ring animation”, which is a sort of zooming highlight around where ever the cursor focus goes in a text book. Many users likely haven’t even noticed it, it’s that subtle. If you have no idea what the … Read More

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