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Mac OS, Mac OS X, or macOS, is the operating system that resides on Apple’s desktop and portable computer lineup. Built upon a Unix core, it is easy to use yet highly advanced, extremely stable, and an excellent OS for productivity and creation. Browse through our articles or use the search feature to look for something specific that is pertinent to the Mac operating system.

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How to Enable iCloud Music Library on Mac & Windows PC

Feb 23, 2020 - 9 Comments
How to Enable iCloud Music Library on PC and Mac

Do you use iTunes to play your favorite songs on your PC or Mac? You might be interested in taking a look at the iCloud Music Library nifty feature that could potentially add a lot of convenience, especially if you’re using iPhone or iPad. Dubbed iCloud Music Library, this feature essentially stores your music library … Read More

How to Disable Launchpad on Mac

Feb 20, 2020 - 10 Comments
How to turn off Launchpad on Mac

Interested in disabling Launchpad on Mac? If you want to turn off the Launchpad for whatever reason or to stop accidentally opening Launchpad in MacOS, you can turn the feature off completely. For some quick background, Launchpad is a feature in MacOS that reveals a screen of app icons, sort of reminiscent to the appearance … Read More

How to Recover Lost or Deleted iCloud Drive Files or Documents

Feb 18, 2020 - 10 Comments
How to Recover Lost iCloud Drive Documents & Files

Worried you might have lost iCloud Drive documents or files? Or perhaps you’re wondering if you can recover a deleted file or document from iCloud Drive? Don’t panic, you can probably restore and recover those files from iCloud Drive using the procedure we’ll discuss here. Files, documents and other data that we constantly use for … Read More

How to Play Fortnite on Mac – System Requirements & Performance Tips

Feb 15, 2020 - 4 Comments
Fortnite gaming

Want to play Fortnite on Mac? The cross-platform battle arena shooter and building game is wildly popular, and it’s free to play regardless of what you’re gaming on. Mac gamers may be interested in giving Fortnite a run on their Macs, so let’s review how to install and play Fortnite on a Mac, along with … Read More

How to Access iCloud Settings & Apple ID in macOS Catalina

Feb 14, 2020 - 6 Comments
iCloud settings and Apple ID on MacOS

Wondering how to access your Apple ID and iCloud settings in the latest MacOS releases? Your Apple ID is the key to all of your data and it’s where all of the iCloud syncing magic starts. Without your Apple ID you can’t access iCloud data including your email, contacts, calendar, and more. You’ll also need … Read More

What Do the F1, F2, F3, Through F12 Keys Do on Mac Keyboards?

Feb 11, 2020 - 8 Comments
Typing the Euro symbol on a Mac keyboard

If you’re sat in front of your Mac now, take a look down at your keyboard. Sure, it has all of the characters you’d expect from a keyboard, but there are some keys along the top of the keyboard that might not be familiar to you. These are called function keys and all have Fx … Read More

How to Add an Outlook.com Email Address to Mac Mail

Feb 8, 2020 - 3 Comments
Mail app icon

If you use an Outlook.com email address, you may be interested in setting it up for use on the Mail app for Mac. Adding an @outlook.com email address for use on the Mac is a fairly simple process, similar to adding other new email accounts to Mail on Mac

iMessage Not Working on Mac? How to Fix & Troubleshoot Messages in MacOS

Feb 4, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to Fix iMessage Not Working on Mac

The Messages app on Mac allows you to send iMessages easily to and from the computer to any other iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch that is also using the iMessage protocol. Messages usually works just fine, but sometimes there can be issues encountered that prevent the iMessage feature from working in MacOS. Usually this … Read More

How to Delete VPN from Mac

Feb 2, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to setup a VPN on Mac

If you have previously setup a VPN on Mac but no longer use the VPN service, you may want to delete and remove the VPN from MacOS. Additionally, you may wish to remove a VPN configuration from a Mac that is not needed for a particular purpose, job, or enterprise anymore. Removing a VPN from … Read More

How to Sync Music to iPhone with MacOS Catalina via Finder

Jan 30, 2020 - 9 Comments
Finder music syncing

Apple completely changed the way that we sync data to our iPhones and iPads with the arrival of macOS 10.15 Catalina and later versions of MacOS. The removal of iTunes is something that has been a long time coming, but now that it’s here a ton of people are left wondering – just how do I … Read More

MacOS Catalina 10.15.3 Update Released & Security Updates for Mojave & High Sierra

Jan 28, 2020 - 25 Comments
macOS Catalina 10.15.3

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.3, which includes bug fixes and security updates to the Mac Catalina operating system. Separately, Mac users running Mojave or High Sierra will find new Security Updates available for those respective operating systems. Additionally, iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 were released as updates, along with watchOS 6.1.2 for Apple Watch, … Read More

How to Restore Lost Contacts from iPhone with iCloud

Jan 27, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to Restore Lost Contacts from iCloud

Worried about lost contacts from iPhone, iPad, or Mac? If you are looking to recover and restore lost contacts, the instructions here will help walk you through the process by using iCloud to recoup contact information that has gone missing from a device. Contacts are extremely important to stay in touch with your friends, family … Read More

How to Setup a VPN on Mac

Jan 20, 2020 - 10 Comments
How to setup a VPN on Mac

Need to setup a VPN on Mac? Setting up a VPN on MacOS is very easy, as this tutorial will walk you through the steps to accomplish a manual VPN configuration on the Mac. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, and VPN services are often used by businesses, enterprises, agencies, and individuals for a wide … Read More

Where are Notes Stored on Mac?

Jan 15, 2020 - 4 Comments
The Notes icon for Mac

Want to access Notes data on your Mac? Wondering where Notes are stored on the Mac? This article will show you where Notes are stored locally on a Mac and how to access that data. This of course assumes you use the Notes app, with or without iCloud, and if so all Notes will be … Read More

How to Backup iPhone or iPad to Mac in MacOS Catalina with Finder

Jan 13, 2020 - 9 Comments
macOS Finder Window

Wondering how to backup your iPhone or iPad in macOS Catalina? Since iTunes is gone, even the most experienced of iPhone and iPad users can be thrown for a loop when they come to back up their devices after updating a Mac to macOS Catalina. With the loss of iTunes, everything has changed, and now … Read More

How to Update FireFox on Mac

Jan 10, 2020 - 5 Comments
How to update Firefox on Mac

Wondering how to update the Firefox web browser? Firefox is a popular web browser and some Mac fans may use it as their default browser. If you’re a Firefox user, you may have noticed that Firefox periodically updates itself automatically. But if you’re not quitting and relaunching the app often you can be stuck on … Read More

Use iPhone as an Escape Key on MacBook Pro Touch Bar with ESCapey

Jan 4, 2020 - 5 Comments
ESCAPE key for Mac running on iPhone

OK so here’s a silly one, don’t take this too seriously… but as you may know, up until the release of the 16″ MacBook Pro, all MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models removed the hardware escape key along with the function keys and replaced it with the Touch Bar virtual screen. Sometimes they will show … Read More

Get a Christmas Tree & Blinking Lights on the Mac Desktop with TreetopLights

Dec 24, 2019 - 3 Comments
TreetopLights for Mac

Want to decorate your Mac for Christmas and the holidays? How about putting some blinking Christmas lights and a tree on your Mac desktop? If you’re feeling festive then you’re in luck, because the classic Mac app TreetopLights still works on many Macs (as long as they have 32-bit apps support anyway, sorry Catalina).

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