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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 Manage Hidden App Purchases on Mac

May 8, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Manage Hidden Purchases on Mac

Have you hidden any downloaded apps on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad? Perhaps, you’re looking to unhide some of those apps or see how many purchases you’ve hidden so far? In that case, you’ll be pleased to know that unhiding purchased apps is pretty easy to do on a Mac.

How to Convert WebP Images to JPG on Mac

May 6, 2021 - 4 Comments
How to Convert WebP Images to JPG on Mac

Do you want to convert some WebP images that are stored on your Mac to JPEG? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can get this done pretty easily on your Mac. The best part is that you don’t have to install any additional software on your computer, since the feature is natively … Read More

How to Change the Default Keychain on Mac

May 5, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Change the Default Keychain on Mac

Did you know that you can create multiple keychains on your Mac, in addition to the default keychain associated with your login? Moreover, you can set other keychains you created as the default keychain on your macOS computer, which then become where your login and password credentials are stored. Most users won’t need to do … Read More

Safari 14.1 Released for MacOS Mojave & Catalina with Security Fix

May 5, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Safari for Mac

Apple has released Safari 14.1 for MacOS Catalina and macOS Mojave. It is recommended for all users of Catalina and Mojave to install the update. The Safari 14.1 release features important security updates for WebKit and the Safari web browser in macOS Mojave (10.14.6) and macOS Catalina (10.15.7), containing the same patches that were included … Read More

How to Install Hidden Fonts in macOS Big Sur & Catalina

May 4, 2021 - 4 Comments
How to Install New Hidden Fonts in MacOS Catalina & Big Sur

Did you know that your Mac has hidden fonts that are disabled by default? If your Mac is running macOS Big Sur, Catalina, or later, you can access all these hidden fonts and install them for free.

How to Upgrade iCloud Storage Plan on Mac

May 4, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Upgrade iCloud Storage Plan on Mac

Are you running low on iCloud storage space? Or perhaps you’re running low on local disk space on your Mac and you want to offload more data to iCloud? Considering most modern Macs don’t have user-upgradeable storage, if you are pinched for space you’ll need to either get an external drive, or rely on Apple’s … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 Update with Security Fixes Released

May 3, 2021 - 1 Comment
macOS Big Sur 11.3.1

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 update with an important security fix that is recommended for all macOS Big Sur users to install. The security patch update has arrived just a week after 11.3 debuted. Separately, Apple also released iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 to address the same security issues for iPhone and iPad … Read More

How to Get macOS Big Sur as a DMG File

May 3, 2021 - 7 Comments
macOS Big Sur DMG

Some Mac users may be interested in obtaining macOS Big Sur as a DMG file, so that they can use the disk image with a virtual machine, to create bootable media, for archival purposes, for cloning, or any other reason. It turns out that macOS Big Sur is available to download as an installer application, … Read More

How to Download MacOS Catalina Without the App Store

Apr 30, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Download MacOS Catalina Without the App Store

If you’ve owned a Mac for a while, you’re well-aware of the fact that updating macOS to the latest version is a pretty straightforward procedure. However, if you’re looking to create a bootable USB drive, a full installer file is necessary, and the update you download from Apple’s servers might not always be the full … Read More

How to Set, Change, or Disable Screen Time Passcode on Mac

Apr 29, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Set Screen Time Passcode on Mac

Do you use Screen Time on your kid’s Mac to keep a check on their device usage by limiting access to certain apps and other content? If so, using a Screen Time passcode is absolutely necessary to make sure that Screen Time settings aren’t messed around with or bypassed.

How to Scan Documents with Notes App on Mac

Apr 28, 2021 - 5 Comments
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There was once a time when scanning a document required a piece of big, clunky hardware. Those times have thankfully long passed and we can scan things using our iPhones and iPads. But did you know that you can use your Mac to scan things too?

Using the Get Info Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

Apr 27, 2021 - 3 Comments
Using the Get Info Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

Do you want to be able to quickly check the size of a file on a Mac? Or perhaps you want to see when a particular app was last opened? Or perhaps you want to see what version an app is? You can use the “Get Info” option on Mac OS for doing this, and … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.3 Update Released, Download Now

Apr 26, 2021 - 3 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.3

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.3 update for Mac users running macOS Big Sur. The new software update includes some feature refinements and new functionalities, along with various bug fixes and enhancements to the operating system, making it recommendeded for all Mac users running macOS 11 Big Sur. In particular, macOS Big Sur 11.3 … Read More

How to Change Keychain Password on Mac

Apr 24, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Change Keychain Password on Mac

Do you want to change the password used to access your Keychain data on a Mac? There are two ways to change the Keychain password, depending on whether it’s a default Keychain, and therefore whether you have multiple Keychains or not.

How to Control Location Access for Websites on Mac with Safari

Apr 23, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Control Location Access for Websites on Mac with Safari

Don’t want a particular website to be able to access your location when using Safari on the Mac? Or maybe you’re tired of those location request pop-ups when visiting certain websites? Or maybe you’ve just decided you’d like to revoke a particular sites access to your location data? With Safari in macOS, this is all … Read More

How to Prevent Microphone & Camera Access for Websites in Safari on Mac

Apr 22, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Block Microphone & Camera Access on Websites for Mac in Safari

Do you want to stop certain websites from trying to access your Mac’s webcam or microphone unnecessarily? You’ll be pleased to know that Safari on macOS makes it pretty easy to restrict websites that can request access to the camera or microphone with pop-ups.

Purgeable Storage Space on Mac: What it is & How to Free It

Apr 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Purgeable Storage space on Mac

You may find a “Purgeable” storage space when looking at disk storage and disk usage in modern versions of macOS, including Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, Sierra, etc, either within the About This Mac > Storage screen, Disk Utility, or the Storage Management section of System Information. This curiously labeled disk storage item is similar to … Read More

How to Reset MacOS Password in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave

Apr 21, 2021 - 6 Comments
How to Reset MacOS Password in MacOS Catalina, Big Sur, Mojave

Did you forget or lose the password for your Mac’s user account? Thankfully, macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Mojave make it easy to reset this password, and you can do it in a matter of seconds regardless of what Mac you own, with the help of your Apple ID.

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