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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 Reinstall MacOS Monterey

Mar 29, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to reinstall MacOS Monterey on Mac

Whether for troubleshooting or other purposes, you may arrive at a situation where you must reinstall MacOS Monterey onto a Mac that is presently running MacOS Monterey. The most convenient way to reinstall macOS is to simply reinstall the macOS system software, without erasing other data on the Mac, and that is the method we … Read More

MacOS Monterey 12.6.4 & MacOS Big Sur 11.7.5 Released

Mar 28, 2023 - Leave a Comment
MacOS Monterey available to download

Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.6.4 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.5 for Mac users who are continuing to run the two prior generation Macintosh system software versions. The updates are available separately from the macOS Ventura 13.3. Additionally, Safari 16.4 is available as a software update for Monterey and Big Sur users.

MacOS Ventura 13.3 Update Available to Download

Mar 27, 2023 - 2 Comments
MacOS Ventura update

The final version of MacOS Ventura 13.3 is available as a software update for all Mac users running the MacOS Ventura operating system. MacOS Ventura 13.3 includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and new Emoji icons for use on the Mac. Separately, Apple has released iOS 16.4 for iPhone and iPadOS 16.4 for iPad, along with … Read More

“Export IPTC as XMP” in Photos for Mac Explained: What Does Exporting IPTC as XMP do?

Mar 26, 2023 - 1 Comment
Export IPTC as XMP in Mac Photos app

If you have used the “Export Unmodified Original” option in the Photos app on Mac to export images or videos from the Photos app or iCloud Photos, you likely have noticed an optional toggle to enable that says “Export IPTC as XMP”. And if you’re like many Mac users, you are likely wondering what the … Read More

Remove App Icons from Recent Apps in Dock on Mac

Mar 23, 2023 - 2 Comments
Remove an app from the Recent Apps section of the Dock on Mac

The “Recent Apps” section of the Dock on Mac shows the three most recently used apps that are not otherwise in the Mac Dock. This is a handy feature for returning to recently used apps, but if you wish to remove one of the apps from the Recent Apps section, you can do that too.

How to Right-Click Without a Mouse/Trackpad on Mac

Mar 21, 2023 - 4 Comments
How to enable Mouse Keys on Mac to right-click using only the keyboard

You are likely already familiar with how to right-click on a Mac when using a Mouse or Trackpad, either by using the control+click, two-finger click, or a literal right-click, but what if you don’t have access to a mouse or trackpad, the batteries died on your mouse/trackpad, or you simply don’t use either? Thanks the … Read More

How to Download All Photos from iCloud to Mac

Mar 20, 2023 - 7 Comments
How to Enable iCloud Photos on Mac

If you have a bunch of photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos, you may be wondering how you can download all of your photos and videos from iCloud Photos to your Mac local storage, or to an external hard drive. For example, let’s say you have 40GB of iCloud Photos that you want to … Read More

Access ChatGPT from your Mac Quickly via Menu Bar

Mar 19, 2023 - 1 Comment
MacGPT menu bar tool

ChatGPT is a rather intriguing new artificial intelligence tool that can understand and generate human-like responses to natural language input. With constantly evolving abilities, it can answer everything from simple to complex questions, write code samples, write formal letters, create poetry, engage in back and forth dialog (and at a level that is worlds beyond … Read More

How to Edit Messages on iPhone & iPad

Mar 15, 2023 - 1 Comment
How to edit Messages on iPhone or iPad

One of the better new features available for Messages on iPhone and iPad is the ability to edit sent messages. Editing messages allows you to correct mistakes and typos, adjust wording, rephrase things, or even send something completely different than the original message if you’d like to. There are many obvious use-cases for editing messages, … Read More

How to Use Network Locations in MacOS Ventura

Mar 14, 2023 - 1 Comment
Use Network Locations in MacOS Ventura

Network Locations are a prominent feature in MacOS since the very beginning of Mac OS X, allowing users to have different network settings profiles that can be used for different locations and networks. For example, a network location for home, and a network location for work. But with MacOS Ventura, Network Locations have either been … Read More

How to Edit Messages on Mac

Mar 13, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to Edit Messages on Mac

Did you know you can now edit sent messages in Messages for Mac? This is a great feature that allows you to correct typos, grammatical issues, mistakes, errors, insults, and much more, right from the Messages app in MacOS. The ability to edit messages is available for any iMessage sent from the Mac, iPhone, or … Read More

Fix USB-C Ports Not Working on MacBook Pro / Air

Mar 9, 2023 - 1 Comment
Ports on new MacBook Pro

Rarely, you may discover the Thunderbolt / USB-C ports are suddenly not working on your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac Mini. Maybe you went to charge the Mac and it was not responsive, or maybe you plugged in a peripheral or external display and it is not working as expected. If you have … Read More

How to Unsend Messages on Mac with Undo Send

Mar 8, 2023 - 1 Comment
How to unsend a Message on Mac

Ever wanted to unsend a message? Maybe you typed out a quick response and said something you wish you hadn’t, sent something in error, or sent something that is no longer relevant. If you have ever sent a message you regret or wish you could retract, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the Undo Send … Read More

How to Delete Comments from Shared iCloud Photo Streams

Mar 5, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Delete comments from shared iCloud photo streams on iPhone or iPad

iCloud Shared Photo Albums are one of the better features available for users who want to privately share pictures and videos with groups of people without blasting them onto social networks. You can even leave comments on photos and videos on the shared streams, but what if you left a comment that you want to … Read More

How to Change the Decimal Separator in MacOS Ventura from Comma to Dot

Mar 4, 2023 - 4 Comments
Find number format and decimal separator settings in MacOS Ventura

Many MacOS users around the world want to change the decimal separator from a comma to a dot (period), or vice versa. Like many other fun and intuitive changes to MacOS System Settings in Ventura, where and how you change number formats and decimal separators has changed as well. Whatever your Language & Region settings … Read More

How to Unsend Email on Mac Mail

Mar 2, 2023 - 1 Comment
Mail icon for Mac

Have you ever written out a quick email, sent it, and immediately regretted it? Or perhaps you sent an email and instantly noticed there was a typo or an error? Or maybe you sent it to the wrong person? It’s all happened to the best of us. Fortunately with Mail app on Mac, you can … Read More

How to Check for Software Updates in MacOS Ventura

Mar 1, 2023 - 6 Comments
How to check for system software updates on MacOS Ventura

Keeping system software up to date is an important part of computer maintenance, and any Mac running MacOS Ventura is no exception. If you’re new to macOS Ventura 13 and later, you may be wondering where the Software Update preference panel went to, and how to update MacOS system software in general, since there is … Read More

Convert Images on Mac Quickly from Finder

Feb 28, 2023 - 10 Comments
Converting an image on Mac with a Quick Action

MacOS offers a super simple and fast way to convert images, directly from the Finder on the Mac. Thanks to the handy Quick Actions feature, Mac users are able to convert any images from anywhere in the Finder, with just a few clicks. This is a powerful and useful feature that is often overlooked, so … Read More

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