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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 Unenroll a Mac from Developer & Public Beta of Big Sur

Nov 30, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Unenroll Your Mac from Developer & Public Beta

Do you want to stop receiving updates for beta versions of macOS Big Sur from Apple? If you’d rather stay on a stable final release build, you can easily unenroll your Mac from the developer and public beta programs in a pretty straightforward manner.

How to Share Screen with Zoom on Mac

Nov 29, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Share Screen with Zoom on Mac

You likely already know that you can host Zoom meetings and join them from your Mac, but did you know you can also screen share? Whether video conferencing for work, personal, family, or any other reason, you may be interested in checking out Zoom’s screen sharing functionality. As the name would imply, this feature lets … Read More

How to Join & Host Zoom Meetings on Mac

Nov 28, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Join & Host Zoom Meetings on Mac

Want to host a Zoom meeting yourself, right from your Mac? How about joining a Zoom meeting? If you’ve been using video calling services to work from home, collaborate with colleagues, or stay in touch with your loved ones during this quarantine period, you’ve probably heard of Zoom already, and you might be interested in … Read More

How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

Nov 23, 2020 - 9 Comments
How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

Are you having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi networks on your Mac after updating it to macOS Big Sur recently? Although connecting to Wi-Fi networks on a Mac is a fairly straightforward procedure for the most part, some users have reported issues with getting the internet to work over Wi-Fi after installing macOS Big Sur.

How to Start Mac in Recovery Mode (Intel)

Nov 20, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to start a Mac in Recovery mode

Rarely you may need to boot a Mac into Recovery Mode. Starting up Mac OS into Recovery Mode allows for various important troubleshooting and recovery features, including the ability to reinstall MacOS, repair a hard drive with Disk Utility, erase a boot disk, restore a Mac from a Time Machine backup, adjusting and setting Firmware … Read More

How to Copy Ringtone to iPhone from MacOS Big Sur & Catalina with Finder

Nov 20, 2020 - 6 Comments
How to copy ringtone to iPhone from macOS Finder

For Mac users trying to copy ringtones to their iPhone using a modern macOS release like Big Sur or Catalina, you’ll find it’s quite simple to do so, and a return to old habits. Basically, all you need to do is drag and drop the ringtone file from the Mac file system to the iPhone, … Read More

Security Update 2020-006 for MacOS Mojave & High Sierra, New MacOS 11.0.1 Build Available

Nov 19, 2020 - Leave a Comment
A clean install of macOS Mojave showing a fresh desktop

Apple has released Security Update 2020-006 for MacOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra users. Additionally, Apple has also made available a new macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 build for select Macs, including Mac mini (M1, 2020), MacBook Air (M1, 2020), and MacBook Air (13-inch, 2020). The new MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1 build for those machines is … Read More

How to Run Homebrew & x86 Terminal Apps on M1 Macs

Nov 18, 2020 - 1 Comment
Mac Terminal icon

If you’re one of the early adopters who acquired an M1 Apple Silicon Mac and find that Homebrew and many other x86 terminal apps don’t yet have support for the new Arm architecture, you’ll be happy to know there’s a fairly simple workaround. The trick is to run a parallel Terminal application through Rosetta. And … Read More

Beta 1 of MacOS Big Sur 11.1 Released for Testing

Nov 17, 2020 - 3 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.1 beta 1

Apple has released the first beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.1 for Mac users who are participating in the beta testing programs for MacOS system software. Usually a developer beta build arrives first and is soon followed by the same build as a public beta. Separately, Apple also released iOS 14.3 beta 2 and … Read More

How to Install MacOS Big Sur on a Mac

Nov 15, 2020 - 19 Comments
How to install macOS Big Sur

Ready to upgrade to and install macOS Big Sur on your Mac? MacOS Big Sur is here, with it’s redesigned user interface, new icons, new system sounds, and a refreshed general appearance. Of course, there’s plenty of new beyond the visual changes, with new features in Safari, Messages, Photos, and more. Here we’ll walk through … Read More

Errors with MacOS Big Sur Downloading; Update Not Found, Installation Failed, Forbidden, etc

Nov 12, 2020 - 35 Comments

Many Mac users are currently unable to download macOS Big Sur. This could be due to overwhelmed servers, or a number of other issues. If you’re experiencing problems trying to download macOS Big Sur, whether it’s an error message, a failed download, or an incredibly slow download, you’re not alone. We’ll go over a few … Read More

MacOS Big Sur Released for Mac, Download Now

Nov 12, 2020 - 14 Comments
macOS Big Sur

Apple has released macOS Big Sur to the general public. All Mac users with a compatible machine are able to download and update to macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 right now. MacOS Big Sur 11 features a revamped user interface with updated visual elements that have more white space and brighter colors, in addition to new … Read More

How to Prepare for MacOS Big Sur

Nov 12, 2020 - 7 Comments
How to Prepare for MacOS Big Sur

The official release of macOS Big Sur is here today, November 12, and if you’re thinking of installing the latest and greatest macOS release then you might want to take a few preparations first before jumping ahead with the major Mac system software update.

MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Release Candidate 2 Available

Nov 10, 2020 - 5 Comments
MacOS Big Sur

Apple has released a second Release Candidate for macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 to Mac users involved in the Big Sur beta testing programs. The second release candidate build of 20B28 is perhaps likely to match the final shipping version of macOS Big Sur, which is scheduled to debut to the general public on November 12.

How to Copy at Command Line Showing Progress & Speed Indicator

Nov 9, 2020 - 5 Comments
Terminal in macOS

Ever wished you could see the transfer progress and speed of copying files at the command line? If you’re familiar with the command line of Mac OS, Linux, or any other Unix operating system, you likely use the ‘cp’ or ditto commands to copy files, directories, and other data. The ditto and cp command is … Read More

MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Release Candidate Released

Nov 5, 2020 - 4 Comments
MacOS Big Sur

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Release Candidate to users involved in the MacOS beta testing programs. A release candidate potentially indicates that macOS Big Sur will be finalized and made available to the general public in the near future.

MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental Update Released

Nov 5, 2020 - 1 Comment
MacOS Catalina

Apple has released a Supplemental Update for MacOS Catalina 10.15.7. The Supplemental Update is said to improve the security of macOS, and is therefore recommended for all users to install on their Macs running Catalina. Additionally, Apple has also released iOS 14.2 for iPhone, iPadOS 14.2 for iPad, iOS 12.4.9 for older iPhone and iPad … Read More

How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos on iCloud.com

Nov 2, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Recover Deleted Photos and Videos on iCloud

Did you accidentally delete some of your photos or videos from your iPhone or iPad? As long as you use iCloud and the photos were deleted in the last 30 days, you can easily recover the deleted images on Apple’s iCloud website from any device that has a web browser.

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