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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 Install MacOS Sequoia Public Beta

Jul 16, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to install macOS Sequoia public beta on a Mac

The MacOS Sequoia public beta program has just began, offering Mac users an opportunity to get early access and experience with the upcoming major MacOS system software release. Like all betas, the MacOS Sequoia public beta is not for everyone though, particularly since beta system software is much buggier and less stable than final versions. … Read More

MacOS Sequoia Public Beta Now Available to Download for Anyone

Jul 15, 2024 - 2 Comments
MacOS Sequoia public beta

Apple has released the first public beta version of MacOS Sequoia 15, beginning the public beta testing program for any Mac user who is interested in running beta versions of the upcoming system software release.

Fun: Forget to Empty Your Mac Trash? Have Buzzing Flies to Remind You

Jul 12, 2024 - 1 Comment

A fun new Mac app offers a rather creative way to remind you to empty your Mac Trash can… buzzing flies! Yes indeed, after your Mac Trash can has accumulated a little too much clutter, BananaBin puts buzzing flies around the trash, offering an unmistakable visual reminder to empty your digital Trash bin.

MacOS Sequoia 15 Beta 3 Available to Download

Jul 10, 2024 - 3 Comments

Apple has issued macOS Sequoia beta 3 for developers participating in the MacOS Sequoia beta testing program. MacOS Sequoia, versioned as MacOS 15, includes a variety of new features, including iPhone Mirroring that allows you to see and interact with your iPhone on your Mac screen, a new Passwords app, Apple Intelligence AI features, a … Read More

How to Run Ubuntu Linux on Apple Silicon Mac

Jul 8, 2024 - Leave a Comment

Want to try running Ubuntu Linux on your Apple Silicon Mac? You can do that easily, running Ubuntu right alongside MacOS, and without having to deal with any partitioning, installation headaches, dual booting, or loss of the Mac operating system itself. This is possible with the help of virtual machines, which allow you to run … Read More

Fix brew Error “The arm64 architecture is required for this software” on Apple Silicon Mac

Jul 6, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Arm64 architecture required for this software error in Homebrew on Apple Silicon Mac

If you have used Homebrew to try and install a particular package onto an Apple Silicon Mac and you see an error message stating “The arm64 architecture is required for this software” that prevents the installation of the package, you might be surprised by this error message given that you’re using an Apple Silicon Mac … Read More

How to See Individual Core CPU Usage on Mac with powermetrics

Jul 5, 2024 - 1 Comment
powermetrics CPU core activity

There are various ways to monitor CPU usage on a Mac, with perhaps the two most common being with Activity Monitor on the graphical interface side of things, and htop or top on the command line side. While you can show an optional core graph in Activity Monitor, and htop will show CPU core activity … Read More

2 of the Best Hex Editors for Mac: ImHex & Hex Fiend

Jul 3, 2024 - 1 Comment
The best hex editor options for Mac are open source and free to download

Hex editors are software tools that are able to view and edit hex data and raw binary data of files, and can be frequently used by programmers, developers, and reverse engineers, to inspect, debug, and analyze files and software. Some advanced users even rely on hex editors for data recovery and digital forensics, or to … Read More

How to Update Node.js to Latest Version on Mac

Jul 2, 2024 - 1 Comment

If you use Node.js for web development, creation of web apps, and javascript based network applications, you undoubtedly may come across situations where you’d like to make sure that the latest version of Node.js is installed on your Mac. Upgrading to the latest version of Node.js means you’ll have access to the most recent features … Read More

Fun: Get a Bouncy Ball to Play With on Your Mac Screen

Jun 27, 2024 - 3 Comments
Ball for Mac

Ball is a super fun project for Mac that is goofy, simple, and wildly creative. It’s, well, a virtual bouncy ball. Ball lives in your Mac Dock, and when you click on the Dock icon, the bouncy ball pops out and drops onto your screen. The big red bouncy ball has decent physics too, so … Read More

ChatGPT for Mac Now Available to All

Jun 26, 2024 - 9 Comments
ChatGPT for Mac is available to everyone

ChatGPT for Mac is now broadly available to every Mac user as a free download, complete with the latest GPT capabilities. While some of you may have bypassed the waitlist to gain early access, the official ChatGPT Mac app is now is now available to anyone and everyone, all you need is an OpenAI account … Read More

MacOS Sequoia 15 Beta 2 Available to Download

Jun 24, 2024 - Leave a Comment
MacOS Sequoia beta 2

MacOS Sequoia beta 2 has been released for users participating in the MacOS Sequoia 15 beta program for Apple Developers. Technically speaking, anyone can enroll in the dev program and install MacOS Sequoia beta, but due to the nature of beta system software that is not advised for anyone who is not an advanced user … Read More

Fix “A software update is required to install macOS in a virtual machine” Error on Mac

Jun 20, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Fix the Software update required to install macOS in virtual machine error

Some Mac users who are attempting to install MacOS Sequoia beta into a virtual machine may run into an error message that states “A software update is required to install macOS in a virtual machine.”

How to Install MacOS Sequoia Beta

Jun 13, 2024 - 3 Comments

MacOS Sequoia 15 brings a host of new features and enhancements to the Mac, such as iPhone Mirroring with drag and drop support between the Mac and iPhone, Apple Intelligence AI capabilities and ChatGPT integration, simplified window tiling for better window management, a dedicated Passwords app for managing logins, and some pretty big upgrades to … Read More

Can’t Upgrade a Sonoma VM to MacOS Sequoia Beta? Try This

Jun 12, 2024 - 2 Comments
MacOS Sequoia in a VM upgraded from MacOS Sonoma

If you already have a MacOS Sonoma virtual machine setup in UTM, Parallels, VMWare, VirtualBuddy, or otherwise, you may be interested in upgrading the MacOS Sonoma VM to a MacOS Sequoia Beta VM. One simple way to accomplish this, one might think, is to use a developer Apple ID within your Virtual Machine, and install … Read More

MacOS Sequoia 15 Beta 1 Available to Download Now

Jun 11, 2024 - 4 Comments
MacOS Sequoia 15 beta 1 download available now

Apple has rolled out the first beta version of MacOS Sequoia 15 to users enrolled in the developer beta testing program for Macintosh system software. MacOS Sequoia 15 introduces a variety of new features and capabilities for the Mac, including iPhone Mirroring, Apple Intelligence AI features, easy window tiling, a dedicated Passwords app, improvements to … Read More

MacOS Sequoia Announced with iPhone Mirroring, AI, Passwords App, & More

Jun 10, 2024 - 16 Comments
MacOS Sequoia

Apple has announced MacOS Sequoia, the next major version of the Mac operating system. Versioned as macOS Sequoia 15, the future software update includes some intriguing new features, including iPhone Mirroring, a host of new AI features called Apple Intelligence, the inclusion of a Passwords app, new features to tile windows easier, new summary and … Read More

Can I Keep My MacBook Pro/Air Plugged in All The Time?

Jun 6, 2024 - 4 Comments
Can you leave a MacBook plugged in all the time

Many MacBook Pro and MacBook Air owners use their laptops in dual use scenarios, functioning as a laptop computer when on the go, and a desktop computer when not. This leads some to wonder if it’s bad for the MacBook battery to leave the computer charging or plugged in, even if it’s not in use. … Read More

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