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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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Finding System Preferences & Using System Settings in MacOS Ventura

Nov 29, 2022 - 13 Comments

System Preferences has been replaced by System Settings in MacOS Ventura, and it’s quite a change not only in name but in how the system control panels are navigated, and also where many preferences, settings, and toggles are located. You can access the new System Settings from the  Apple menu just the same, but … Read More

Take Full Webpage Screenshots on Mac via Command Line with webkit2png

Nov 27, 2022 - 2 Comments
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Ever needed to take a full webpage scrolling screenshot on the Mac through the command line? While there are various approaches to taking full webpage screenshots on a Mac easily with Firefox or another browser, and many ways to take screenshots on the Mac, including taking screenshots from the Terminal, none of the native options … Read More

Run System 7 in a Web Browser with Infinite Mac

Nov 22, 2022 - 2 Comments
Macintosh System 7.5.3 running in a web browser

Any modern web browser can now run the retro System 7 Macintosh operating system on just about any device, thanks to the Infinite Mac project. Infinite Mac offers a browser based 68k Macintosh Quadra emulator that runs impressively well in a browser, allowing you to play old games, run old Macintosh applications, and just have … Read More

How to Clear DNS Cache in MacOS Ventura & MacOS Monterey

Nov 21, 2022 - Leave a Comment
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Mac users may need to occasionally clear out and flush DNS cache in MacOS, perhaps because they modified their hosts file, or for troubleshooting purposes. Resetting DNS cache on the Mac is generally only needed by advanced users, but even novice Mac users should find the process to be pretty easy, though it is achieved … Read More

How to Install macOS Ventura on Mac

Nov 20, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Install MacOS Ventura

Installing MacOS Ventura onto a Mac is pretty simple, but if you’re unfamiliar with the process of installing major system software updates, it may seem a little intimidating to jump into. Not to worry, we’ll walk through the process, and soon you’ll have macOS Ventura 13 running on the Mac in no time.

How to Open Google Chrome from Terminal on Mac

Nov 19, 2022 - 2 Comments
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Command line users may encounter situations where they’d like to open the Google Chrome web browser directly from the Terminal on the Mac.

How to Allow Apps to be Downloaded & Opened from Anywhere on MacOS Ventura

Nov 17, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to allow apps downloaded from anywhere in MacOS Ventura

Wondering how you can allow apps to be downloaded and opened from anywhere on MacOS Ventura? You may have noticed the ability to select “Allow applications downloaded from anywhere” has been removed by default in macOS Ventura and other modern versions of MacOS. This does not mean it’s impossible to download and open apps from … Read More

What is OSMessageTracer in MacOS Ventura Login Items?

Nov 15, 2022 - 3 Comments
OSMessageTracer on MacOS Login Items

Many Mac users who have updated to macOS Ventura have discovered an active login item called “OSMessageTracer” that is an “item from unidentified developer.” Given that the OSMessageTracer task is allowed to run in the background on your Mac, and it claims to be from an unidentified developer, it’s understandable why some users would be … Read More

Is MacOS Ventura Slow? 13+ Tips to Speed Up Performance

Nov 14, 2022 - 9 Comments
Speed up MacOS Ventura if it feels slow

Some Mac users feel that macOS Ventura is much slower than macOS Monterey or Big Sur, offering worse performance in general, and when performing the same tasks on their Mac. It’s not unusual for users to feel that their computer is slower after a major MacOS update, and Ventura is no exception. If you feel … Read More

How to Rename “My Home” in Home App on iPhone, iPad, Mac

Nov 13, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Hy Home in Home app can be renamed to avoid confusion of multiple Homes

The Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac is a useful hub for managing your Homekit accessories, smart speakers, Homepods, and other smart devices. One nice customization to add to the Home app is to rename your Home setup from “My Home” to something more specific, perhaps your street name or something more easily identifiable, … Read More

Change the Photo Booth Camera on Mac to iPhone

Nov 11, 2022 - 1 Comment
Photo Booth on Mac takes Mac selfies

How’d you like to use the fantastic camera on your iPhone for Photo Booth on your Mac? You can do that!

How to Schedule Boot / Turn On, Shutdown, Wake / Sleep on MacOS Ventura

Nov 10, 2022 - 9 Comments
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Scheduling a Mac to boot, sleep, and shutdown, have been longstanding features in the Energy preference panel on Mac OS since the beginning of the operating system, so if you updated to macOS Ventura and now you’re wondering where those settings went, you aren’t alone. You can still schedule a Mac to turn on and … Read More

MacOS Ventura 13.0.1 Update Released with Bug Fixes

Nov 9, 2022 - 9 Comments
MacOS Ventura update

Apple has released macOS Ventura 13.0.1 as the first bug fix update for macOS Ventura. The bug fixes are not specified but may address some of the difficulties experienced by some Ventura users, including wi-fi issues and Error 100093 when using virtual volumes. Separately, Apple also released bug fix updates for iPhone and iPad, versioned … Read More

Fix Wi-Fi & Internet Connection Problems in macOS Ventura

Nov 7, 2022 - 6 Comments
Fix MacOS Ventura Wi-Fi issues

Some users are reporting wi-fi connection issues and other internet connectivity problems after updating to MacOS Ventura 13. The problems can range from slow wi-fi connections or reconnections, wi-fi disconnecting randomly, or wi-fi not working at all, or internet connectivity not working after updating a Mac to macOS Ventura. Network connectivity issues seem to pop … Read More

ApplicationsStorageExtension High CPU & Memory Usage on Mac? Here’s the Fix

Nov 5, 2022 - 4 Comments
ApplicationsStorageExtension process on Mac using heavy resources

Some Mac users may notice that a process called “ApplicationsStorageExtension” is running in the background, using a large amount of CPU and memory resources. Typically this process is seen when a computer feels sluggish and a user ventures into Activity Monitor to locate errant processes or whatever is consuming system resources.

Workaround for “operation can’t be completed unexpected error 100093” MacOS Ventura Finder Error

Nov 3, 2022 - 2 Comments

Some Mac users running macOS Ventura have noticed a series of “operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred” error messages when attempting to drag and drop files in the Finder from macOS Ventura to a virtual volume, like what’s often used on a Micro:bit, Raspberry Pi Pico, AdaFruit, CircuitPython / Pyboard, DAPLink, or … Read More

How to Find Intel Apps on Apple Silicon Mac

Oct 28, 2022 - 1 Comment
Find all Intel apps on Mac with Apple Silicon

If you want to optimize app performance on an Apple Silicon Mac, you’ll want to be sure you’re running universal apps or apps built for Apple Silicon. And perhaps you’re just curious about which apps you have are still running Intel code on a newer Apple Silicon Mac. It’s easy to determine which apps continue … Read More

How to Install MacOS Updates Without Upgrading to MacOS Ventura

Oct 26, 2022 - 5 Comments
Get macOS updates without Ventura

You likely know by now that macOS Ventura is available to download and install for any compatible Mac, but perhaps you’re not quite ready to install Ventura yet, or you’re perfectly satisfied running macOS Monterey or Big Sur, so you’d prefer to simply update those operating system releases to the latest available version. Both macOS … Read More

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