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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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“Your system has run out of application memory” Mac Error

Dec 3, 2021 - 4 Comments
Your system has run out of application memory Mac error message

“Your system as run out of application memory” is an error message encountered by some Mac users, often seemingly out of nowhere. The message appears alongside an option to force quit applications, which if an app consuming a large amount of resources is force quit, may temporarily render the Mac usable again.

Installing MacOS Monterey on Unsupported Macs

Nov 30, 2021 - 2 Comments
install macOS Monterey on unsupported Mac

Some advanced Mac users may be interested in running macOS Monterey on an unsupported Mac. Much as it sounds, this means that you’d install and run macOS on a Mac that is older than what is officially supported by macOS Monterey, and not on the compatible Macs list.

How to Set Chrome as Default Web Browser on Mac

Nov 27, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Set Chrome as the Default Web Browser on Mac

If you prefer to use Chrome as your web browser, you might want to set the default browser on the Mac to be Google Chrome. And if you use Google Chrome Canary, you can set that as the default browser too.

How to Stop Emails from Loading Remote Images in Mail for iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Nov 25, 2021 - 6 Comments
How to Stop Tracking Emails on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Sometimes emails include formatting and images to make an email look better or more presentable, like an email newsletter. But did you know that some of those remotely loaded images can also serve as trackers that let the sender know the email was opened? If you were not aware of this, you’re certainly not alone. … Read More

Use Shared With You in Safari on Mac to See All Links Sent via Messages

Nov 22, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to See All Links Shared With You Over Messages from Safari

If you’ve ever wanted an easy way to browse through all of the links that are shared with you through Messages app, the new Shared With You feature in Safari is what you’re looking for. Shared With You gathers all of the links that have been sent your way from all iMessage conversations, and puts … Read More

Where the .zshrc File is Located on Mac

Nov 18, 2021 - Leave a Comment
zshrc file on Mac

Wondering where the .zshrc file is located on a Mac? If you’re a Mac command line user who is interested in using and customizing the zsh shell, or using something like Oh My Zsh, you may be curious to know what and where the .zshrc file is located, and how to access it so that … Read More

How to Edit & Enhance Voice Memos on Mac

Nov 18, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Edit & Enhance Voice Memos on Mac

Do you use Voice Memos app on the Mac to record audio, a quick voice note, phone call, or some other content? Perhaps, you use it to create podcasts from your home, or record an interview or meeting? If you’re a Voice Memos for Mac user, you may also be interested in editing those voice … Read More

How to Pin Conversations in Messages for Mac

Nov 17, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Pin Conversations in Messages for Mac

If you use the Messages app for many conversations from your Mac, you may have a few people you’d like to prioritize. By pinning a conversation in Messages for Mac, that person and message thread is always at the top of the Messages list, which is particularly helpful if you get tons of different texts … Read More

How to Install Oh My Zsh on Mac

Nov 15, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Install Oh My Zsh on Mac

Want to try out Oh My Zsh in your Terminal? Oh My Zsh is a popular zsh configuration manager, offering tons of themes, functions, helpers, plugins, and other handy features for command line users. It’s used heavily by many who spend a lot of time in the command line, whether for development, administration, or just … Read More

Fix App Menu Bar Hiding Behind Notch on MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″

Nov 15, 2021 - 2 Comments

If you have a new MacBook Pro 14″ or 16″ with a display notch, and find an apps menu bar items are hiding behind that display notch, which is a fairly common occurrence for many Mac apps, you can use a workaround to shrink the display so the entire screen scales down to fit below … Read More

How to Change Apple ID Country or Region on PC & Mac

Nov 14, 2021 - 6 Comments
How to Change Apple ID Country or Region on PC & Mac

Do you want to switch regions on your primary Apple ID account used on a Mac or PC? Users who’re moving to a different country would want to do this to unlock iTunes and App Store content in that specific region. Some people tend to just make a new Apple account when presented with this … Read More

Mac App Store “An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be made.”

Nov 12, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Mac App Store SSL Error

Some Mac users are finding an App Store error when attempting to download apps or update apps from the Mac App Store. The error message says: “We could not complete your purchase. An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be made.”

How to Fix “Blocked Plug-in” PDF Safari Error on Mac

Nov 12, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Safari Blocked Plug-in Error when downloading PDF files on Mac

Have you ever tried to open a PDF in Safari on the Mac, only to be hit with a “Blocked Plug-In” message in the browser, rather than the PDF? While sometimes this can relate to having the Adobe Acrobat plugin installed on the Mac, it can also be an issue with Safari and loading some … Read More

“Volume Hash Mismatch” Error in MacOS Monterey

Nov 10, 2021 - 3 Comments
Volume Hash Mismatch Error in MacOS Monterey

Some macOS Monterey users are encountering a peculiar “Volume Hash Mismatch” error message, informing them that a hash mismatch was detected and to reinstall macOS on the volume. The full error message reads: “Volume Hash Mismatch – Hash mismatch detected on volume disk1s5. macOS should be reinstalled on this volume.” Some users experience this error … Read More

How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS

Nov 10, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS

As a Mac user, have you been envious of people using Memojis on their iPhones and iPads? In that case, you’ll be happy to know that Memojis have finally made their way to macOS after such a long wait. You can now create Memojis and send Memoji stickers over iMessage.

How to Use Mentions in Messages for Mac

Nov 9, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Use Mentions in Messages for Mac

As a Mac iMessage user, how often have you wanted to mention or tag other members of a group conversation? You’re certainly not alone, and much like you can mention people in Messages on iPhone and iPad, you can do the same on the Mac and start pinging people right away.

Fix Apps Crashing on M1 Pro/Max Mac After Migration Assistant or Monterey Update

Nov 8, 2021 - 8 Comments
Finder icon on the Mac

Some M1 Mac users may discover that apps like Steam, Minecraft, Lightburn, 0ad, Atom, Skype and any other Rosetta applications are crashing or unable to launch. This issue seems to happen most often after using Migration Assistant to setup a new Mac, but it can also happen to some Apple Silicon Macs that have downgraded … Read More

How to Download Podcasts to Mac for Offline Listening

Nov 7, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Download Podcasts to Mac for Offline Listening

Do you listen to a lot of podcasts? Do you use your Mac sometimes to listen to podcasts too? In that case, you may be interested in downloading podcasts locally to the Mac for offline listening, which can come in handy when you’re traveling or otherwise without an internet connection.

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