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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 Disable Notification Previews on Mac

Aug 4, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Disable Notification Previews on Mac

Do you want your notifications to stop showing previews on your Mac? Perhaps you want more privacy for the messages or emails you receive? Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to disable notification previews in MacOS.

How to View Saved Passwords in Safari on Mac

Aug 3, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to View Saved Passwords in Safari on Mac

If you save passwords with Safari on Mac, you can easily go back and view those saved passwords. This is fantastic if you’ve lost a login, or perhaps if you forgot the password to one of your online accounts. As long as you previously signed in to your account from Safari on Mac, iPhone, or … Read More

How to Convert Pages to Word on Mac

Aug 2, 2021 - 2 Comments
Pages for Mac

If you work with Pages and Word files across platforms, say on a Mac and Windows PC, you may occasionally run into file compatibility issues between the computers and software. For example, maybe you’re having trouble opening a Pages document within Word, or you passed a document along to a friend or colleague who is … Read More

How to Switch Webcam on Mac: Using External Webcams with FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, etc

Aug 2, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Switch Webcam on Mac

Do you want to use an external webcam for video calls on your Mac? It’s pretty easy to switch a webcam in macOS, but the procedure may slightly vary depending on the software you use. We’ll cover switching the webcam used by the Mac with FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom.

How to Use a Different Apple ID for FaceTime on Mac

Jul 31, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Change FaceTime Account on Mac

Have you ever wanted to use a separate Apple ID for FaceTime on the Mac? Maybe for privacy reasons, or because you have another Apple ID from a job, that you want to use to communicate on your Mac, or some other unique situation. Apple allows you to change the Apple ID you use specifically … Read More

How to Check Warranty & Apple Care+ Status of Your Mac

Jul 30, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Check Warranty & Apple Care+ Status of Your Mac

Wondering if a Mac is still under warranty? Do you want to check the warranty status of your Mac? In that case, you’ll be excited to learn about the method that we’ll be covering here as it doesn’t require you to get your Mac’s serial number to check a Macs Apple Care status.

Public Beta 4 of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, MacOS Monterey Released for Testing

Jul 28, 2021 - Leave a Comment
iOS 15, iPadOS 15, MacOS Monterey public betas

Apple has released new public beta versions of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, MacOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. The beta updates are available now to all users participating in the public beta testing programs. The new public beta builds match the concurrent developer builds for iOS 15 beta 4, iPadOS 15 beta 4, and … Read More

MacOS Monterey Beta 4 Available to Download

Jul 27, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the fourth beta version of MacOS Monterey to Mac users participating in the beta testing program for Mac system software. The developer beta is available now and is typically soon followed by the same build for public beta testers. Separately, iOS 15 beta 4 and iPadOS 15 beta 4 are also available, … Read More

How to Change the Desktop Wallpaper Background in MacOS

Jul 27, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Change the Desktop Wallpaper Backround in MacOS

Do you want to change the desktop background on your Mac? Perhaps, you don’t like the default macOS wallpaper or you just want to use a custom image of your choice as the background? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do on a macOS machine.

MacOS Big Sur 11.5.1 Update Released with Security Fix

Jul 26, 2021 - 2 Comments
macOS Big Sur

Apple has released MacOS Big Sur 11.5.1 update for Mac users running Big Sur. The update “provides important security updates” for an apparently actively exploited issue, and is therefore recommended by Apple to install for all eligible Mac users. Despite being a single security update, the download for Macs is nearly 3GB. Separately, Apple released … Read More

How to Change FaceTime Caller ID on Mac

Jul 23, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Change FaceTime Caller ID on Mac

Do you want to change the caller ID that others see when you FaceTime them from your Mac? This is possible and in fact, pretty easy to do.

How to Check for Reused & Compromised Passwords in Safari for Mac

Jul 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Safari Password Monitoring on Mac

Do you use a password that’s easy to guess for your online accounts? Or perhaps, you reuse the same password for multiple accounts? Maybe you’re wondering if your password has been compromised in a known data breach? Whatever the case, Safari for Mac can now help you monitor your passwords by providing Security Recommendations.

macOS Big Sur 11.5 Update Released for Mac, Download Now

Jul 21, 2021 - 7 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.5

macOS Big Sur 11.5 update is now available to all Mac users running Big Sur. The update contains a few bug fixes, some important security fixes, and the ability for the Podcasts app to display either all shows or followed shows. The full release notes, which are quite brief, are further below. Despite being a … Read More

How to Add, Edit, & Rearrange Widgets in Notification Center on MacOS

Jul 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Customize Widgets in Notification Center on MacOS Big Sur

If you’re running a modern version of macOS like Big Sur or Monterey, you may have already noticed the redesigned Notification Center compared to prior versions of the feature. You can even personalize the widgets that show up in the Notification Center to better suit the tasks you do, so if you’d like to add, … Read More

Fix Git not working after macOS Update (xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)

Jul 19, 2021 - Leave a Comment
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Some Mac Terminal users may discover git, pip, HomeBrew, and other command line tools may fail or not work as intended with an error message stating “xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)”. Sometimes these command line tools stop working after a macOS system software update, but they worked previously. Fortunately it’s easy to fix … Read More

New Public Betas of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey Available to Download Now

Jul 16, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the latest public beta of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey to users enrolled in the public beta testing programs for the upcoming operating systems. The latest beta builds match the developer beta builds released a few days ago, as typically Apple rolls out a dev beta first and soon follows … Read More

How to Install macOS Big Sur in VirtualBox on Windows

Jul 15, 2021 - 7 Comments
How to Install macOS Big Sur Using VirtualBox on Windows

Are you interested in running macOS Big Sur or Monterey from a Windows PC? If you don’t want to spend money on a Mac, you can use a virtual machine and still try out macOS, thanks to VirtualBox.

MacOS Monterey Beta 3 Available to Download

Jul 14, 2021 - 1 Comment
MacOS Monterey Beta

Apple has released MacOS Monterey beta 3 to users enrolled in the beta testing program for macOS. The latest beta build arrives as 21A5284e, and is typically released as a developer beta first and is soon followed by public beta of the same build number.

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