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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 Use iPhone as FaceTime Camera on Mac

Feb 7, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Use iPhone as a FaceTime Camera on Mac

The latest versions of macOS system software allow for using your iPhone as a FaceTime camera and webcam, offering a much higher resolution and higher quality video chat experience, especially compared to the built-in cameras on most Mac computers.

Open Terminal by Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

Feb 6, 2023 - 3 Comments
Open Terminal by keyboard shortcut on Mac

Ever wished you could instantly launch the Terminal app on Mac by keyboard shortcut? Instead of relying on Spotlight and typing Terminal and hitting return, which works great and has for many years, you can actually create your own custom keyboard shortcut to open the Terminal app on MacOS. This article will detail how you … Read More

Set Custom Dock Settings for Mac When Connected to External Displays with HiDock

Feb 5, 2023 - 1 Comment
HiDock for Mac

Have you ever wished that MacOS could have different settings for the Dock, when connected to an external display, versus using only the built-in display? Or that MacOS would know when your MacBook Pro is connected to an external display and automatically adjust the Dock positioning, or size? That’s exactly what HiDock does, a free … Read More

WhatsApp for Mac with Native Apple Silicon Support Available in Beta

Feb 4, 2023 - 1 Comment
WhatsApp for Mac with Apple Silicon support

WhatsApp, the popular messaging client, is now available for the Mac with native Apple Silicon support. The WhatsApp client for Apple Silicon is currently in beta, but it is stable and functions fairly well, and should offer better performance compared to builds intended for older Intel Macs. Interested users who don’t mind beta testing software … Read More

How to Change Wallpaper on MacOS Ventura

Feb 2, 2023 - 7 Comments
How to change the desktop wallpaper in MacOS Ventura

Setting your desktop background picture to an image of your choice is an easy and fun way to customize your desktop Mac experience. With MacOS Ventura, how you change the Mac desktop wallpaper has changed a bit, which has led to some confusion for some longtime Mac users. Long gone is the familiar “Desktop & … Read More

How to Open Activity Monitor by Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

Feb 1, 2023 - 3 Comments
Use a keyboard shortcut for opening Activity Monitor on Mac

Many Mac users rely on Activity Monitor to quickly terminate processes and monitor system resources on their Macs. Creating a keyboard shortcut for quick access to Activity Monitor can be a beneficial trick to more easily access the task manager in MacOS. This article will demonstrate how to use the Shortcuts app to make a … Read More

How to Upgrade from Older MacOS to MacOS Monterey (and Avoid Ventura)

Jan 31, 2023 - 8 Comments
How to upgrade to MacOS Monterey and avoid Ventura

Do you have a Mac running an earlier version of MacOS that you’d like to upgrade to a newer version, but you don’t want to run MacOS Ventura? For example, let’s say you’re running MacOS Catalina, Mojave, or Big Sur on a Mac, and you want to upgrade that Mac to MacOS Monterey 12 specifically, … Read More

How to Determine File System of a Drive on Mac

Jan 30, 2023 - 2 Comments
How to determine file system type of a drive with Disk Utility on Mac

You may find yourself needing to determine the file system type of a drive connected to a Mac, whether it’s an external hard drive, a USB flash drive, external SSD or HDD, an SD card, or similar. File system types are important because they can help to determine if a drive is fully Mac compatible … Read More

How to Authorize / Deauthorize Computer with Apple Music on Mac

Jan 29, 2023 - 2 Comments
Apple Music icon

Apple uses a system of authorization and deauthorization that allows yoour computers to have access to music, books, iTunes Store purchases, apps, and more. You can only have up to five computers authorized to access your content at a time, so if you have 5 devices and want to authorize a new Mac or PC, … Read More

How to Format USB Drive on Mac

Jan 26, 2023 - 8 Comments
Mac Disk utility

Many of us rely on external USB drives and storage devices, whether hard drives or flash drives, to transfer large files and to serve as backups for things like Time Machine. Typically when you buy a new hard drive or USB drive, even if for a Mac, it comes pre-formatted in a Windows friendly format … Read More

MacOS Monterey 12.6.3 & MacOS Big Sur 11.7.3 Released

Jan 24, 2023 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.6.3 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.3, along with Safari 16.3, for Mac users who are not yet running the MacOS Ventura 13 operating system. These updates are available separately from the MacOS Ventura 13.2 update that was released concurrently. The software updates are focused on security fixes, and contain no … Read More

MacOS Ventura 13.2 Update Available to Download

Jan 23, 2023 - 8 Comments
MacOS Ventura update

Apple has released MacOS Ventura 13.2 as a software update for Mac users running the Ventura operating system. MacOS Ventura 13.2 includes bug fixes and security enhancements, and is therefore recommended for all Mac users running the latest OS release. Separately, other updates including macOS Monterey 12.6.3, macOS Big Sur 11.7.3, iOS 16.3 for iPhone, … Read More

How to Remove the Background from Images on Mac with a Quick Action

Jan 19, 2023 - 4 Comments
Remove Background from an image on Mac with a Quick Action

The latest versions of Finder in MacOS offer a handy new Quick Action that allows you to remove the background from any image or photo, lifting the primary subject(s) out of the picture and turning that into a transparent PNG file. This is super useful for designers and developers, but it’s also useful for more … Read More

Fix File Sharing Not Working in MacOS Ventura

Jan 18, 2023 - 9 Comments

Some MacOS Ventura users have found that file sharing between a Mac running macOS Ventura does not work reliably between Ventura and another Mac, iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, and even some NAS drives like Synology. For many users, file sharing setups that worked fine for years prior to updating to macOS Ventura are now no … Read More

New M2 Pro & M2 Max MacBook Pro’s Released, Along with M2 Mac Mini

Jan 17, 2023 - 1 Comment
M2 Max and M2 Pro MacBook Pro lineup

Apple has updated the MacBook Pro lineup to feature M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. The design, screen, and colors are the same as prior models, making the updates focused entirely on internal hardware capabilities. Additionally, Apple has updated the Mac Mini to feature M2 processors as well.

How to Change the Undo Send Delay on Mac Mail

Jan 12, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Mail icon for Mac

The Mail app for Mac has an ability to undo the sending of email in the latest versions, but the default setting for how long you have to retract an email is 10 seconds. If you’d like to change the undo send delay in Mail for Mac, you can do so easily through the apps … Read More

How to Copy & Paste Edits to Photos on Mac

Jan 11, 2023 - 1 Comment
Photos icon

The latest versions of Photos app for Mac supports a handy feature that allows you to copy and paste the edits you make to photos or videos. Copying and pasting photo edits is useful since it allows you to apply the same edits to multiple photos quickly. For example, if you put some effort into … Read More

How to Raise Hand in Zoom on Mac & Window PC

Jan 10, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to raise hand in Zoom on Mac or Windows

If you spend time in Zoom Meetings, whether hosting or joining, and you’re using a Mac or Windows PC, and perhaps you’re new to either platform or new to Zoom, you may be wondering how to raise your hand in a virtual meeting, and how to lower your hand. Of course we’re talking about raising … Read More

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