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MacOS Sonoma 14.1.2 Update Released with Security Fixes

Nov 30, 2023 - Leave a Comment
macOS Sonoma 14.1.2 update

macOS Sonoma 14.1.2 update has been released for Mac users running the Sonoma operating system. The software update includes unspecified bug fixes and security enhancements, and is recommended for all Mac users running Sonoma to install. Full release notes are included below. Separately, Apple has also released iOS 17.1.2 update for iPhone, and iPadOS 17.1.2 … Read More

How to Enable Dark Mode in MacOS Sonoma / Ventura

Nov 30, 2023 - 2 Comments
Dark Mode in MacOS System Settings

Dark Mode is a popular visual option for many Mac users who wish to change the appearance of their computers interface. If you’re new to the Mac, or even just new to the more modern operating systems like Sonoma and Ventura that use System Settings, you may not be familiar with how to activate and … Read More

How to Set Default Web Browser in MacOS Sonoma

Nov 29, 2023 - 1 Comment
How to set default web browser on macOS Sonoma and Ventura

If you’re wondering how you can set the default web browser in macOS Sonoma to something else, maybe to Chrome, Firefox, Brave, or perhaps even back to Safari, you’ll find that it is relatively easy to do so. However, like so many other adjustments and tweaks to the latest macOS versions, it is different compared … Read More

Cyber Monday Deals from Amazon: $250 Off MacBook Air & MacBook Pro, $100 Off iPad Air, + Great Deals on AirPods, Apple Watch, & More

Nov 27, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Cyber Monday Deals

Amazon is celebrating Cyber Monday tons of discounts on everything under the sun, and included in that are some fantastic deals on Apple products that we know and love.

Your iPhone Will Notify You When Wi-Fi is Available Nearby to Join

Nov 25, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Available Wi-FI Network notification

Did you know your iPhone will let you know if a wi-fi network is available to join nearby? This feature of iOS is relatively new, and it’s interesting in that it will specifically focus on public wi-fi networks are popular and being used by others that are nearby.

How to Disable FaceTime Reaction Gestures on Mac, iPhone, & iPad

Nov 20, 2023 - 2 Comments
How to turn off FaceTime Reaction Gestures

Don’t want to have certain gestures trigger FaceTime Reactions? Don’t want an on-screen emoji to appear when you give a thumbs up to the camera, or maybe you don’t want a peace sign made with your hands to trigger a bunch of balloons appearing on your video chat? Then you can turn the FaceTime Reactions … Read More

Run MacOS VM’s in Docker on Windows & Linux with Docker-OSX

Nov 17, 2023 - 3 Comments
Docker-OSX Mac VM on Linux

If you use Docker and virtual machines often, you may be happy to know that you can run MacOS VM’s in Docker, at near native performance atop Windows or Linux, thanks to an open source project called Docker-OSX. Yes, that means you can run MacOS on a PC, whether that PC is running Windows or … Read More

How to Perform FaceTime Reaction Gestures on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Nov 16, 2023 - 6 Comments
FaceTime Reaction Effects and Gestures

Apple has introduced all new reaction gestures for FaceTime on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, meaning if you make certain hand gestures, symbols, or movements, you will trigger a digital effect reaction. For example, if you make a thumbs up gesture with your hand, a thumbs up emoji will appear on the screen, or if … Read More

How to Disable “Click Wallpaper to Show Desktop” in MacOS Sonoma

Nov 15, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to disable Click Wallpaper to Show Desktop on Mac

MacOS Sonoma introduced a feature on the Mac that activates Expose which hides all open windows and apps, whenever you click on the desktop. This feature happens seamlessly, and when you click on the desktop wallpaper, you’ll reveal the desktop by pushing aside all other open apps and their windows, thus revealing the desktop and … Read More

How to Turn Off iMessage on Mac

Nov 13, 2023 - 1 Comment
How to stop getting iMessages, messages, and text Messages on the Mac

Some Mac users may wish to not receive messages, iMessages, and texts messages on their Mac, but by default if you have logged into iCloud on a Mac you will find that iMessage is also enabled, meaning you will get messages in MacOS. If you’re wondering how to stop messages from going to the Mac, … Read More

PSA: Content Blockers May Break Captive Portal Wi-Fi Login Pages

Nov 12, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Content blockers may break captive portal wi-fi login pages

Here’s a helpful bit of knowledge that you may want to keep in mind when traveling or using public wi-fi spaces; if you use Content Blockers in Safari or your web browser, that content blocker may break a wi-fi’s captive portal login page, thereby preventing you from joining that particular wireless network. This applies to … Read More

How to Verify & Repair Mac Disk from Command Line

Nov 8, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Mac Terminal icon

The Disk Utility application on MacOS has a command line counterpart, that allows Mac users to run disk maintenance and disk administration tasks, including verifying and repairing disks. There are obvious advantages and benefits to using the command line for tasks like this, particularly for troubleshooting scenarios, and remote management, but some advanced users may … Read More

MacOS Sonoma 14.1.1 Released

Nov 7, 2023 - Leave a Comment
macOS Sonoma 14.1.1

Apple has released macOS Sonoma 14.1.1 for Mac users running the Sonoma operating system. The update is said to include bug fixes and security enhancements for Sonoma, though no bugs are specifically mentioned in the release notes, which are included below. Separately, Apple has released iOS 17.1.1 for iPhone, iPadOS 17.1.1 for iPad, watchOS 10.1.1 … Read More

How to Use Game Mode on MacOS Sonoma

Nov 7, 2023 - 2 Comments
Game Mode on the Mac explained - how to use it and how to enable it and disable it

If you’re a Mac gamer, you’re likely excited about Game Mode in macOS, and it may even be the reason you installed MacOS Sonoma in the first place. Game Mode is a new feature in MacOS Sonoma that allows games to run at their absolute best, by prioritizing the game for both CPU and GPU, … Read More

Messages Using High CPU on Mac, Slowing Performance: 6 Troubleshooting Tips

Nov 2, 2023 - 2 Comments
Messages app using high CPU slowing the Mac

If your Mac feels excessively slow at random, or unreasonably slow for seemingly no apparent reason, you may want to check to see if the Messages app is open, as the Messages app for Mac has been known to use heavy amounts of processor and system resources. Next, you can investigate Activity Monitor for CPU … Read More

How to Use iPhone as Microphone for a Mac

Oct 31, 2023 - 1 Comment
Use iPhone as a microphone on Mac

You can use the built-in microphone on your iPhone as an external microphone on your Mac, thanks to the Continuity Camera feature of MacOS. Yes, the same feature that allows you to use iPhone as a FaceTime camera on a Mac also lets you just tap into the microphone if you’d like to. The iPhone … Read More

M3 MacBook Pro & iMac Released by Apple

Oct 31, 2023 - 3 Comments
M3 Mac line including a space black MacBook Pro and m3 iMac models

Apple has used their Halloween-eve “Scary Fast” event to release updates to the MacBook Pro and iMac lineup, both featuring the all-new M3 processor. And, for the MacBook Pro, there’s an all new Space Black color option, but only for the M3 Pro and M3 Max versions of that computer.

Watch YouTube Without Ads with FreeTube for Mac, Windows, Linux

Oct 30, 2023 - 16 Comments
FreeTube lets you watch YouTube without ads

YouTube is the webs most popular video site by a long shot, practically serving as a television replacement for millions. But as any Youtube viewer knows, the ads can be very aggressive and there are times where you’ll have to watch a 30 second ad before you can watch one minute of content, which is … Read More

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