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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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See Who Sent You a Link in Safari on iPhone, Mac, iPad

Mar 1, 2024 - Leave a Comment
See who sent you a link quickly in Safari

The latest versions of Safari for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, support a handy feature that allows you to quickly identify who sent you a particular link or webpage that you have open in the browser. This ‘sent from’ link feature is useful if you engage in a lot of exchanging of URLs between friends, coworkers, … Read More

How to Fix “Your system has run out of application memory” on Mac

Feb 28, 2024 - 5 Comments
Mac error Your system has run out of application memory

Rarely, a Mac can experience a memory leak which causes MacOS to run out of memory. When this happens, it’s fairly obvious because not only does the Mac become unresponsive, but you see an error message on the screen that says “Your system has run out of application memory. To avoid problems with your computer, … Read More

How to Mount & Copy HFS Classic Mac Drives on MacOS

Feb 27, 2024 - 2 Comments
Copy classic Mac HFS drive data to modern MacOS

Modern versions of MacOS no longer support HFS, meaning that new Macs can no longer read, mount, or write to classic HFS drives. But a fair amount of longtime Mac users continue to have older Macs and old Mac hard drives that are in HFS format, way back from the days of Mac OS 8, … Read More

How to Recover Unsaved Word Documents on Mac with AutoRecovery

Feb 26, 2024 - 2 Comments
Microsoft Word icon

While you should get in the habit of frequently saving your documents as you work in them, including in Microsoft Word, things don’t always go as planned. Many modern Mac apps will automatically save progress as you work in them, and Microsoft Word is one of them. Thanks to a feature called AutoRecovery, which saves … Read More

Fix “Not authorized to send Apple events to System Events” Mac Error

Feb 25, 2024 - 3 Comments
How to fix the Not Authorized to Send Apple Events to System Events error on a Mac when launching an app

Some Mac users may occasionally stumble into a oddly worded error message when attempting to launch an application that states “Not authorized to send Apple events to System Events”, and, when clicking OK to dismiss the error, nothing happens – the app does not launch on MacOS. If you attempt to open the app triggering … Read More

How to Make Microsoft Edge the Default Mac Web Browser

Feb 24, 2024 - 1 Comment
Confirm to set Microsoft Edge as the default Mac web browser

Microsoft Edge is a great web browser alternative that is available for MacOS, iPhone, iPad, and obviously Windows, and Android too. Not only is it fast and offers free access to ChatGPT 4, but if you regularly use different computing platforms, you’ll appreciate that you can sync your browser data across all of your devices, … Read More

How to Disable Content Blockers for Specific Sites in Safari for Mac

Feb 23, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to disable content blockers for specific sites in Safari for Mac

Some Mac users have content blockers installed into Safari, which are usually designed to prevent a part of a webpage from loading, things like preventing a remote javascript that tracks cookies or loads ads, or something that places a cookie into your browser, etc. The very nature of how content blockers work can cause interference … Read More

Use a Free Net Worth Spreadsheet on iPhone, Mac, iPad, with Numbers

Feb 22, 2024 - Leave a Comment

If you’re looking to keep track of your net worth easily, you don’t need to download an app or sign up for a new service. If you’re an iPhone, Mac, or iPad owner, you’ll be happy to know that Apple conveniently offers a really great spreadsheet for tracking your net worth, and it’s free, bundled … Read More

Where Are Screenshots Saved on Mac?

Feb 21, 2024 - 5 Comments
Where are screenshots located on a Mac?

It’s a reasonable question to wonder where screenshots are stored on the Mac, particularly if you’re a Mac user that is taking screenshots who then needs to interact with those screen captures for whatever reason. Maybe you want to send a screenshot file to someone, or maybe you want to work with a particular screenshot … Read More

How to Automatically Fill SMS Passcodes & Security Codes on iPhone, iPad, Mac

Feb 20, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to enable iMessage on iPhone and iPad

Messages for iPhone, Mac, and iPad all contain a really handy feature that autofills security codes that are sent to you via text message. You know the type, as these text message verification codes are often required for signing into financial institutions or many other things that use it as a method of identity and … Read More

How to Use 134 New Aerial Wallpapers in MacOS Sonoma

Feb 19, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to use the 134 custom wallpapers in macOS Sonoma

macOS Sonoma arrived with 134 new stunning wallpapers available that you can use to spruce up your Mac desktop background. The giant collection of new wallpapers are themed, with wallpaper options for landscapes, cityscapes, underwater, and Earth from space. Even better, these are not just static, they’re all animated wallpapers, meaning they will briefly move … Read More

Fix “Photos Quit Unexpectedly” Error on Mac

Feb 15, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Photos quit unexpectedly error on Mac

Rarely, Mac users may experience an issue with the Photos app crashing during usage, or crashing in the background when not in use, but a pop-up error message appears on the Mac stating “Photos quit unexpectedly. Click Reopen to open the application again. Click Report to see more detailed information and send a report to … Read More

How to Autofill Security Codes from Mail on Mac, iPhone, iPad

Feb 14, 2024 - 2 Comments
How to autofill security codes from Mail on Mac, iPhone, or iPad

The latest versions of Mail for iPhone, Mac, and iPad support a fantastic autofill security code feature. This is similar to the autofilling security code feature for SMS that is available in Messages for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, except of course that it’s utilizing the Mail app for two-factor authentication and security codes that are … Read More

How to Stop “Upgrade to MacOS Sonoma” Notifications on Macs

Feb 13, 2024 - 8 Comments
Stop the notifications to upgrade to macOS Sonoma

Are you tired of seeing the “Upgrade to macOS Sonoma” notifications on your Mac running Ventura or Monterey? If so, you can hide those notifications and stop the “Upgrade to macOS Sonoma” nagging on your Mac. It’s not unusual for Mac users to continue running older versions of system software, well after a new version … Read More

How to Speed Up Auto-Showing/Hiding Dock on MacOS

Feb 12, 2024 - 15 Comments
The Mac Finder icon

A subtle way that you can tweak MacOS to make it feel a little faster is to speed up the auto-hiding and auto-showing time of the Dock. This obviously only applies to Mac users who hide their Dock by default, and the emphasis needs to be on feel faster because while this is removing a … Read More

Safari 17.3.1 Update for MacOS Ventura & Monterey Fixes Overlapping Text Bug

Feb 10, 2024 - 1 Comment
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Apple has released Safari 17.3.1 as a software update for macOS Monterey and macOS Ventura. The small Safari update appears to resolve the same overlapping text bug that was patched with macOS Sonoma 14.3.1, iOS 17.3.1, iPadOS 17.3.1, and watchOS 10.3.1. When users experience this bug, it can look like text is either disappearing (even … Read More

MacOS Sonoma 14.3.1 Update Fixes Text Overlap Bug on Macs

Feb 9, 2024 - 1 Comment
macOS Sonoma 14.3.1

Apple has released macOS Sonoma 14.3.1 for Mac users running the Sonoma operating system. The bug fix update resolves an issue where text can overlap or disappear in certain situations and certain applications (typically WebKit/Safari). Separately, Apple has also released iOS 17.3.1 and iPadOS 17.3.1, which fixes the same bug on iPhone and iPad, and … Read More

How to Find Geographic Location of Apple Aerial Screen Savers (Mac & Apple TV)

Feb 9, 2024 - 2 Comments
Find out where an Apple Aerial screen saver was filmed and the geographic location shown in the screen saver from a Mac or Apple TV

The Aerial screen savers on Mac and Apple TV are absolutely stunning, capturing high resolution drone flybys of amazing scenery around the world, from dramatic cityscapes, surreal underwater scenes, a broad range of landscapes, and even satellite imagery of Earth itself. These scenes are so beautiful that it’s natural to wonder where they were filmed, … Read More

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