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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 Make Apple Music Playlists on a Mac

May 23, 2020 - Leave a Comment

Want to make an Apple Music playlist on the Mac? Playlists are a great way to group all of your songs together in different ways. That might be a collection of your very favorite songs, or a playlist full of songs that remind you about a particular vacation, or a collection of songs for an … Read More

How to Control What Apps Can Access Files & Folders in MacOS Catalina

May 18, 2020 - 3 Comments
Mac Finder, where you can copy the path of a file name easily

You can control which apps have access to files and folders on the Mac. This article will walk you through how to manage what apps can access files and folders in macOS.

How to Disable iCloud Drive on Mac

May 13, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to Disable iCloud Drive on Mac

If you have no use for iCloud Drive on the Mac, you may wish to disable iCloud Drive in macOS. By turning off iCloud Drive, all documents that are stored in iCloud will be removed from the Mac, though you’ll have an option to keep a local copy when turning iCloud Drive off.

How to Disable Red Badge Circle on System Preferences in MacOS

May 12, 2020 - 13 Comments
How to hide the red badge icon from MacOS System Preferences

System Preferences in MacOS shows a red badge circle icon when there is an available software update for the Mac. This can be helpful for users who want to be notified of software updates, but it can be annoying to other Mac users who are specifically avoiding a particular software update. For example, many Mac … Read More

How to Use Tile Window Multitasking in MacOS Catalina

May 8, 2020 - 5 Comments
macOS Catalina split screen

MacOS Catalina introduced a handy way to tile windows for multitasking, improving upon the split screen multitasking features that were available in previous MacOS releases. These new simple tiling window multitasking options are available from any window, and now you can easily choose to tile a window to the left or right side of the … Read More

How to Switch AirPods Between Devices (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch)

May 1, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to switch AirPods between Apple devices

How would you like to switch AirPods between iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Or what if you’d like to switch AirPods from iPhone to Apple Watch or even Apple TV? If you have a pair of AirPods and multiple Apple devices, you can easily switch AirPods and AirPods Pro between any of your other Apple products, … Read More

How to Setup & Use iCloud Photos on Mac

Apr 30, 2020 - 14 Comments
How to Enable iCloud Photos on Mac

Want to use iCloud Photos on Mac? In its simplest form iCloud Photos is a sync service that makes sure your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac all have every photo you’ve taken, all ready at a moment’s notice. That means you can access the photos from any other device with the feature … Read More

How to Enable Startup Boot Sound Chime on Newer Macs

Apr 29, 2020 - 12 Comments
How to enable boot chime sound on newer Macs

Want to re-enable the startup boot chime sound effect on a new Mac? You can do that with a command line string entered into the Macs Terminal. As you may know, new Macs default to not making a startup boot chime sound effect, this is in contrast to every prior Mac model which included a … Read More

How to Fix Cron Permission Issues in MacOS Catalina & Mojave

Apr 27, 2020 - 1 Comment
Mac Terminal icon

Some advanced Mac users may have noticed that certain shell scripts with cron, cron jobs, and crontab are either not working at all, or not able to function properly in the newest versions of MacOS, notably Mojave 10.14, Catalina 10.15 and later. Depending on the situation, this may be accompanied by a permissions error, an … Read More

How to View Page Source in Safari on Mac

Apr 27, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Safari for Mac

Viewing a web pages source code in Safari, and other web browsers, is a fairly routine activity for many people who work with the web for a living or even as a hobby. Unlike some other browsers, to view page source in Safari you must first enable a developer toolset for the browser to be … Read More

How to Always Show Library Folder in MacOS Catalina User Home Directory

Apr 23, 2020 - 2 Comments
The MacOS Library Folder is now visible

More advanced Mac users may wish to have the user ~/Library folder always visible in their Home directory for various reasons. With MacOS Catalina, you can have the user Library folder always shown and visible by toggling a settings option in the Finder. This article will show you how to do that, with the end … Read More

Ignore Accidental Touch Bar Input with Bar None for MacBook Pro

Apr 21, 2020 - 6 Comments
Ignore Touch Bar input

Do you accidentally touch the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro and trigger an action without meaning to? Then a free little third party app called Bar None may be what you’re looking for.

How to Download Full MacOS Installers from Command Line

Apr 13, 2020 - 35 Comments
How to download full macOS Installer applications from Terminal

Mac users can download full complete MacOS installers directly from the command line. This is an incredibly useful feature particularly if you want to build USB boot drive installers, you manage multiple Macs, or you simply want to have full access to a complete installer application of MacOS for any other purpose. With this particular … Read More

How to Pair Playstation 4 Controller with macOS Catalina

Apr 11, 2020 - 2 Comments
Use a PS4 Controller with a Mac

Mac users can pair and use Playstation 4 controllers with their Mac, which makes for an excellent gaming experience. The ability to pair PS4 controllers to the Mac has been around a while, but with MacOS Catalina 10.15 onward, it’s easier than before (you can pair Xbox One controllers to Mac now too just as … Read More

MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 Supplemental Update Released with Bug Fixes

Apr 8, 2020 - 12 Comments
MacOS Catalina 10.15.4

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 Supplemental Update for Mac users running macOS Catalina. The new supplemental update includes a few bug fixes, including resolving a problem with FaceTime calls that was also patched in the iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 updates. The full release notes accompanying the MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 Supplemental Update are available … Read More

How to Rotate Photos on Mac with Photos App

Apr 6, 2020 - 7 Comments
How to rotate photos on Mac Photos app

If you use the Photos app on Mac to manage your photo libraries, you may occasionally need to rotate a picture or two in your collection. Perhaps you snapped a photo in horizontal landscape mode but you meant it to be vertical in portrait, or maybe you just want to rotate a picture for some … Read More

How to Play Apple Arcade Games on a Mac

Apr 5, 2020 - 2 Comments
Use a Playstation 3 Controller with a Mac

The arrival of Apple Arcade last year was something that we’d been looking forward to – and was rumored – for a long time. Now it’s here, and you can play games on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. And it’s the last one we’re going to cover today, so if you’ve been wondering how to play … Read More

How to Use Xbox One Controller with Mac in MacOS Catalina

Apr 4, 2020 - 5 Comments
Xbox One controller support in Mac OS X with Xbox One Controller Enabler

Ever wanted to use an Xbox One controller with your Mac for gaming? You can do that easier than ever before with the latest versions of MacOS, because from macOS 10.15 Catalina and beyond Apple has added native support for Xbox One game controllers. A paired Xbox One controller can be used to play any … Read More

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