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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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Run a New Terminal Command Directly from the Dock on Mac

Jan 24, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Run new Terminal command from the Mac Dock

Need to run a Terminal command as fast as possible? You can do so right from the Dock with this neat trick for Mac.

How to Use Incognito Mode on Google Chrome for iPhone, iPad, Mac

Jan 20, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Incognito Mode on Google Chrome for iPhone, iPad, Mac

Looking for a way to browse the web without having to delete your browsing history every now and then? If so, you may be interested in taking advantage of a privacy-oriented browser feature called Incognito mode that’s available on Google Chrome. It’s accessible on all platforms including iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and it’s easy to … Read More

How to Set a Timer on Mac

Jan 18, 2022 - 2 Comments
Set a Timer on Mac

Setting a timer on the Mac is pretty easy, though you’ll be forgiven if you assumed there would be a dedicated timer feature within the clock app of MacOS, as there is in the iOS and iPadOS world. It turns out that a timer functionality is not yet part of the clock app or clock … Read More

How to Show F1, F2, F3, etc Keys on Touch Bar for Mac

Jan 12, 2022 - 2 Comments
Always show the Function keys on Touch Bar

If you’re a Mac user with a Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro, you may be wondering how to show the F keys, or function keys, like F1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10, f11, or f12 on the Touch Bar. As you likely know, by default the Touch Bar screen changes all … Read More

macOS Monterey 12.2 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Jan 11, 2022 - 2 Comments
MacOS Monterey Beta

Apple has issued the second beta build of macOS Monterey 12.2 to users participating in the beta testing programs for system software for the Macintosh. There are no obvious major changes or features in macOS Monterey 12.2 beta 2 as of yet, so it’s assumed the release will focus on fixing bugs, issues, and problems … Read More

How to Get Sidecar on Unsupported Macs & iPads

Jan 11, 2022 - 3 Comments
Sidecar with Mac and iPad

Disappointed you can’t use Sidecar on your Mac and iPad? Thanks to Free-Sidecar, you can expand Sidecar compatibility to additional iPad and Mac models that are otherwise not officially supported by Apple for the feature. Sidecar is one of the most useful features for Mac and iPad users, allowing an iPad to serve as an … Read More

How to Create a Text File in a Folder on Mac

Jan 10, 2022 - 4 Comments
Create a new text file at current folder on Mac

If you’re coming to the Mac from the Windows world, you may be wondering how you can quickly create a text file in a folder in MacOS. In Windows, you can simply right-click and choose to create a new text file in whatever directory you’re located in, so how can you do something similar on … Read More

How to Use Content Caching on Mac

Jan 10, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Content Caching on Mac

Content Caching is a unique Mac feature that can be extremely useful if you have several Apple devices in your home. It can be used to save your internet data, speed up downloads, and even iCloud data access, by caching things like iOS, macOS, or iPadOS software updates on the Mac, which then get distributed … Read More

How to Remove Old Devices from Apple ID on Mac

Jan 7, 2022 - 5 Comments
How to Remove Old Devices from Apple ID on Mac

If you’ve owned a variety of Apple devices over the years, you may eventually get to a point where you have sold, handed down, or traded away some of those older Macs, iPhones, iPads, or other Apple hardware. Whatever the situation, once a device is no longer in your possession, you should remove the devices … Read More

Need an RSS Reader for iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Get NetNewsWire

Jan 3, 2022 - Leave a Comment

If you’re looking for a great no-nonsense RSS reader for your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, then you’ll find NetNewsWire is an excellent choice. You can add as many RSS feeds as you’d like, and scanning through them is easy no matter what device you’re using. And if you’re on an iPhone or iPad, you can … Read More

How to Redeem Apple Gift Card on Mac

Dec 22, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Redeem Apple Gift Card on Mac

Did you receive an Apple Gift Card from one of your friends or family members? Some of you may not be sure how to redeem and start using an Apple Gift Card from a Mac, but don’t worry, we got you covered. It’s actually pretty simple.

How to Share Purchases with Family on Mac

Dec 20, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Share Purchases with Family on Mac

Have you ever wanted to share a paid app with a family member? If so, you’ll be excited to know about the Family Sharing feature that allows you to share your purchased apps with multiple people at the same time. You can share purchases with this feature, right from your Mac.

How to Check sha256 Hash of a File on Mac

Dec 17, 2021 - 1 Comment
Terminal in macOS

Need to check the sha256 hash of a file? You can easily check the SHA 256 checksum of any file in macOS from the command line. We’ll cover two different command line tools to verify a sha256 checksum on the Mac, and both come preinstalled with all modern versions of MacOS.

How to Manually Get Apple 2FA Codes on Mac

Dec 17, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Manually Get Apple 2FA Codes on Mac

Apple’s two-factor authentication system adds an extra layer of protection to your Apple account and ensures that only you have access to your account, even if your password gets leaked in a data breach. For security reasons, it’s a good idea to set up two-factor authentication if you haven’t already. But what if you’re using … Read More

How to Fix “USB Accessories Disabled” Mac Error Message

Dec 15, 2021 - 1 Comment
USB Accessories Disabled Mac error

Some Mac users may see a “USB Accessories Disabled” error message when using their computer. This is often encountered with a USB-C hub that has many devices attached to it, but it can also occur when a Mac has connected an external USB drive, disk, camera, keyboard, controller, USB-C power cable, or other device to … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.6.2 Released

Dec 13, 2021 - Leave a Comment
macOS Big Sur

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.6.2 for users continuing to run the Big Sur operating system. The 11.6.2 update was issued alongside the release of macOS Monterey 12.1 for Mac users running Monterey. The macOS 11.6.2 update includes important security updates and is therefore recommended for all Big Sur users to install.

Download macOS Monterey 12.1 Update for Mac

Dec 13, 2021 - 5 Comments
macOS Monterey 12.1 update available to download

Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.1 to all Mac users running macOS Monterey. Mac users running Big Sur and Catalina will find Security Updates available as options to install as well. This is the first point release update for macOS Monterey, and it includes a handful of new features as well as addressing some of … Read More

How to Add Funds to Apple ID on Mac

Dec 11, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Add Funds to Apple ID on Mac

Want to add some funds to an Apple ID right from your Mac? It’s possible, and it serves as a nice way for anyone who wants to set a budget to manage their account balance. With this approach, you can make transactions on iTunes and App Store without having your credit card or PayPal account … Read More

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