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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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MacOS Big Sur Beta 2 Download Available to Developers

Jul 7, 2020 - Leave a Comment
macOS Big Sur beta 2

Apple has released macOS Big Sur beta 2 to users enrolled in the Mac developer beta testing program. Separately, iOS 14 beta 2 and iPadOS 14 beta 2 are also available to beta testers for iPhone and iPad. MacOS Big Sur features a redesigned user interface, the addition of Control Center on the Mac, new … Read More

MacOS Big Sur Compatibility & Supported Macs List

Jul 2, 2020 - 8 Comments
macOS Big Sur Compatibility List

MacOS Big Sur is coming in the fall of 2020 with a big visual redesign and a variety of new features. You might be wondering if your Mac is able to run macOS Big Sur, or macOS 11 (or macOS 10.16 according to the beta installer), so with that in mind we’re going to share … Read More

MacOS Big Sur Release Dates: Final Version, Public Beta, Beta

Jun 29, 2020 - 3 Comments
macOS Big Sur Release Date

Apple made some very exciting announcements regarding Macs at their all-online WWDC 2020 event. While the planned transition of Macs to Apple Silicon may have stolen the spotlight, the upcoming macOS Big Sur release might be their biggest software update in years. Dubbed as macOS version 11, macOS Big Sur brings a visual overhaul to … Read More

How to Create a New Partition in macOS

Jun 29, 2020 - 1 Comment
Disk Utility

Want to create a new partition on a Mac hard disk? Then read on!

How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack on Mac, Windows, Linux

Jun 27, 2020 - 4 Comments
Install VirtualBox Extension Pack

If you use VirtualBox to run virtual machines, you may find yourself needing VirtualBox Extension Pack as well. The VirtualBox Extension Pack includes support for USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices, webcam passthrough, disk image encryption, VirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol (VRDP), and network booting with Intel PXE Boot ROM, and along with some other capabilities … Read More

MacOS Big Sur Beta Download Now Available

Jun 23, 2020 - 2 Comments
MacOS Big Sur download now available

Apple has released the first beta version of MacOS Big Sur to Mac users who are enrolled in the developer beta access program.

MacOS Big Sur Announced with New UI – Screenshots & Features

Jun 22, 2020 - 18 Comments
MacOS Big Sur

Apple has announced the next major system software release for Mac; MacOS Big Sur. The release is named after Big Sur, a stunning stretch of coast line in Central California south of the San Francisco Bay Area. Versioned as Mac OS 11 (or 10.16, depending), macOS Big Sur includes a visual overhaul and a variety … Read More

How to View Saved Passwords in Chrome on Mac

Jun 18, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to view saved passwords and logins in Chrome on Mac

Want to view your saved passwords in the Chrome browser? Maybe you need to find a password for a website login that you have saved in Chrome? You can easily find, view, and show saved passwords and logins for websites in the Chrome browser, assuming you’ve saved those passwords to Chrome for the autofill and … Read More

What Are Relocated Items in macOS Catalina & Can I Delete Them?

Jun 15, 2020 - 4 Comments
Relocated Items folder

If you have updated to MacOS 10.15 Catalina or later from an older version of Mac OS, you might find a new folder on your Desktop called “Relocated Items”. The Relocated Items folder can be confusing and look scary, especially if you aren’t expecting to see it. But you needn’t worry – the folder is … Read More

How to Prevent Mac from Remembering Wi-Fi Networks Joined

Jun 7, 2020 - 3 Comments
Prevent Mac from remembering joined wi-fi networks

By default the Mac will remember all wi-fi networks that have been joined and accessed from the computer, and will automatically join those wireless networks again when they’re within range. This is a good setting for most users to leave enabled, since it’s convenient to not have to constantly reconnect to familiar wireless networks. But … Read More

How to Follow Along With Real-Time Lyrics in Apple Music on Mac

Jun 3, 2020 - 3 Comments
Music app header

Listening to music can be one of the most fun, enjoyable, therapeutic things we can do. But it can be frustrating if you’re forgetting the words to your favorite song, or you haven’t quite mastered the lyrics yet. Fortunately the Apple’s Music app has long offered lyrics to those who want to follow along, but … Read More

MacOS Catalina‌ 10.15.5 Supplemental Update Released

Jun 1, 2020 - 3 Comments
MacOS 10.15.5 supplemental update

Apple has released macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.5 supplemental update, an update to the freshly released build of macOS 10.15.5 for Catalina. The fresh supplemental update includes an important security update and is therefore recommended to all Mac users running Catalina. Separately, Apple also released a security update to iPhone and iPad versioned as iOS 13.5.1 and … Read More

How to Use Energy Saver Settings on Mac for Better Battery & Power Management

May 31, 2020 - 2 Comments
MacBook 2016 models

If you’re using a desktop Mac, like an iMac or Mac Pro, you’re probably less concerned about power management than someone using something like a MacBook. But there are still chances to reduce your home electricity bill, too. You’d be surprised the difference tweaking a few macOS settings can make, especially if you’re someone who … Read More

MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 Update & Security Updates for Mojave & High Sierra Released

May 27, 2020 - 11 Comments
MacOS Catalina 10.15.5

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.5 for Mac users running Catalina. The MacOS 10.15.5 update includes a few new features including a new battery management function for laptops, along with bug fixes and security improvements. Additionally, new security updates are available for Mac users running MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6.

How to Make Apple Music Playlists on a Mac

May 23, 2020 - 2 Comments

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 - 14 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

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