Make an Intel Mac Boot Directly to Startup Manager

Feb 26, 2021 - 3 Comments
Terminal in macOS

If you have an Intel Mac, you can make it boot directly into the boot disk options startup manager by issuing an nvram terminal command. This could be helpful for advanced users in particular whether they’re troubleshooting, have dual boot situations with multiple versions of macOS, macOS and Windows 10 in Boot Camp, macOS and … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 Update Released, Prevents USB-C Dock Damage Issue

Feb 25, 2021 - 2 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 Update

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 for Mac users, the update aims to prevent damage to newer MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models that when using some third party USB-C hubs and docks. Due to the severe nature of the potential problem with MacBook Pro (2019 or later, Intel or M1) and MacBook Air … Read More

How to Turn Off Auto-Capitalization of Words on Mac

Feb 19, 2021 - 1 Comment
Disable auto capitalizing words on Mac

The latest versions of MacOS default to automatically capitalizing new words at the start of a sentence, similar to iOS and iPadOS. For example, if you end one sentence with a period and start another, the first word will be capitalized. In addition, other words will automatically capitalize when typed o the Mac too, including … Read More

How to Re-Download macOS Big Sur Installer from macOS Big Sur

Feb 18, 2021 - 5 Comments
redownload macOS Big Sur from macOS Big Sur

Need to re-download a complete macOS Big Sur installer application, from a Mac running macOS Big Sur? If you’ve already installed and updated a Mac to Big Sur, you may find that trying to re-download it from the Mac App Store doesn’t always work, as it sometimes will simply loop you back to System Preferences, … Read More

Beta 2 of MacOS 11.3 Released for Testing

Feb 17, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Mac users enrolled in the beta testing program for Macintosh system software can find macOS Big Sur 11.3 beta 2 available to download. The beta build arrives a day after iOS 14.5 beta 2 and ipadOS 14.5 beta 2 for iPhone and iPad beta testers.

How to Buy Bitcoin on Robinhood (iPhone, iPad, Android)

Feb 17, 2021 - 4 Comments
Buying Bitcoin on Robinhood

Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency, and if you’re interested in buying some Bitcoin you may be curious how to do so with the Robinhood app. Robinhood is a free stock trading app for iPhone (and Android), but you can also buy and sell some cryptocurrencies with it, like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin, but for … Read More

Beta 2 of iOS 14.5 & iPadOS 14.5 Released for Testing

Feb 16, 2021 - 1 Comment
iOS 14.5 beta 2

Apple has issued the second beta versions of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, and tvOS 14.5 to users who are involved in the respective beta testing programs.

How to Update Homebrew on Mac

Feb 13, 2021 - 1 Comment
Homebrew for Mac

Want to update Homebrew and your packages? Of course you do! Homebrew is a popular package manager for Mac that easily allows users to install and manage command line tools, apps, and utilities, typically familiar with the Linux and Unix world. Because it’s a package manager, you won’t need to manually build anything from source … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 Update Released with Security & Bug Fixes

Feb 9, 2021 - 12 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 update

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 as a small security and bug fix update for Mac users running Big Sur. The macOS 11.2.1 update resolves a security issue with sudo, and also resolves some battery charging issues with select MacBook Pro models. Separately, Apple also released macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental Update and macOS Mojave … Read More

Send & Receive iMessages from Android with AirMessage

Feb 7, 2021 - Leave a Comment
AirMessage offers iMessage for Android users

If you’re an Android user who longs for iMessage on your Android phone, you may already be familiar with Screen Sharing options (that also work with Windows and Linux PC’s), and WeMessage. But another option is available called AirMessage, which brings iMessage sending and receiving to Android as well.

Installing HomeBrew on Apple Silicon Macs Natively Supported

Feb 6, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Install Homebrew on Mac

If you’re a Homebrew fan and an Apple Silicon Mac user, you’ll be happy to discover the latest versions of Homebrew (3.0.0 and beyond) now natively support Apple Silicon architecture. You’ll still need Rosetta 2 to have some packages and formulae to work, but many are already native supported by the command line package manager.

How to Use Disappearing Messages in Signal

Feb 4, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to use Disappearing Messages in Signal

If you’re a Signal messenger user, you can further improve the security and privacy of your Signal communications and messages by enabling and using the disappearing messages feature. Just as it sounds, disappearing messages causes Signal to automatically disappear and remove messages after a specified time period. Even better is that it’s customizable, so you … Read More

How to Download Full MacOS Installers the Easy Way with MDS

Feb 3, 2021 - 11 Comments
How to download full macOS installers with MDS

Downloading complete macOS installers has long been possible via the App Store and the command line, but some users encounter difficulties with those approaches, or find them too cumbersome. Another option is to download a full macOS installer by using an app called MDS. MDS stands for Mac Deploy Stick and is third party software, … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.3 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Feb 2, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the first beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.3 to users enrolled in the beta testing programs for Mac system software. The new beta arrives a day after macOS Big Sur 11.2 update was released to the general public, and iOS 14.5 beta 1 and iPadOS 14.5 beta 1 were released for … Read More

Beta 1 of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 Released for Testing

Feb 1, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, and tvOS 14.5. The new betas arrive not long after the final versions of iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 became available to iPhone and iPad users. A first beta for macOS Big Sur 11.3 is not yet available, but is likely … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.2 Released for Mac

Feb 1, 2021 - 17 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.2

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2 for Mac users running macOS Big Sur. The new software update includes bug fixes and enhancements to the operating system, and is therefore recommended for all Mac users running macOS 11 Big Sur. Specifically, macOS Big Sur 11.2 is said to improve the reliability of Bluetooth connections, resolves … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.2 RC 3 Released for Testing

Jan 28, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Apple has released yet another macOS Big Sur 11.2 release candidate, this time versioned as macOS 11.2 RC 3. Users who are enrolled in the public beta and developer beta programs can find the latest RC 3 build available to download now. macOS Big Sur 11.2 RC 3 comes to Mac beta testers several days … Read More

Downloading MacOS IPSW Files for Apple Silicon Macs

Jan 28, 2021 - 2 Comments
Mac IPSW files can be used with Apple Configurator tool

The latest Apple Silicon Macs can use IPSW files to restore and revive Mac hardware, similar to how iPhone and iPad can use IPSW files for firmware updates and restores. Unsurprisingly, this means there are now Mac IPSW files for the Apple Silicon M1 Macs. The usage of IPSW files is generally considered advanced, and … Read More

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