The latest versions of macOS system software allow for using your iPhone as a FaceTime camera and webcam, offering a much higher resolution and higher quality video chat experience, especially compared to the built-in cameras on most Mac computers.
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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Ever wished you could instantly launch the Terminal app on Mac by keyboard shortcut? Instead of relying on Spotlight and typing Terminal and hitting return, which works great and has for many years, you can actually create your own custom keyboard shortcut to open the Terminal app on MacOS. This article will detail how you … Read More
Have you ever wished that MacOS could have different settings for the Dock, when connected to an external display, versus using only the built-in display? Or that MacOS would know when your MacBook Pro is connected to an external display and automatically adjust the Dock positioning, or size? That’s exactly what HiDock does, a free … Read More
WhatsApp, the popular messaging client, is now available for the Mac with native Apple Silicon support. The WhatsApp client for Apple Silicon is currently in beta, but it is stable and functions fairly well, and should offer better performance compared to builds intended for older Intel Macs. Interested users who don’t mind beta testing software … Read More
Setting your desktop background picture to an image of your choice is an easy and fun way to customize your desktop Mac experience. With MacOS Ventura, how you change the Mac desktop wallpaper has changed a bit, which has led to some confusion for some longtime Mac users. Long gone is the familiar “Desktop & … Read More
Many Mac users rely on Activity Monitor to quickly terminate processes and monitor system resources on their Macs. Creating a keyboard shortcut for quick access to Activity Monitor can be a beneficial trick to more easily access the task manager in MacOS. This article will demonstrate how to use the Shortcuts app to make a … Read More
Do you have a Mac running an earlier version of MacOS that you’d like to upgrade to a newer version, but you don’t want to run MacOS Ventura? For example, let’s say you’re running MacOS Catalina, Mojave, or Big Sur on a Mac, and you want to upgrade that Mac to MacOS Monterey 12 specifically, … Read More
You may find yourself needing to determine the file system type of a drive connected to a Mac, whether it’s an external hard drive, a USB flash drive, external SSD or HDD, an SD card, or similar. File system types are important because they can help to determine if a drive is fully Mac compatible … Read More
Apple uses a system of authorization and deauthorization that allows yoour computers to have access to music, books, iTunes Store purchases, apps, and more. You can only have up to five computers authorized to access your content at a time, so if you have 5 devices and want to authorize a new Mac or PC, … Read More
Many of us rely on external USB drives and storage devices, whether hard drives or flash drives, to transfer large files and to serve as backups for things like Time Machine. Typically when you buy a new hard drive or USB drive, even if for a Mac, it comes pre-formatted in a Windows friendly format … Read More
Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.6.3 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.3, along with Safari 16.3, for Mac users who are not yet running the MacOS Ventura 13 operating system. These updates are available separately from the MacOS Ventura 13.2 update that was released concurrently. The software updates are focused on security fixes, and contain no … Read More
Apple has released MacOS Ventura 13.2 as a software update for Mac users running the Ventura operating system. MacOS Ventura 13.2 includes bug fixes and security enhancements, and is therefore recommended for all Mac users running the latest OS release. Separately, other updates including macOS Monterey 12.6.3, macOS Big Sur 11.7.3, iOS 16.3 for iPhone, … Read More
The latest versions of Finder in MacOS offer a handy new Quick Action that allows you to remove the background from any image or photo, lifting the primary subject(s) out of the picture and turning that into a transparent PNG file. This is super useful for designers and developers, but it’s also useful for more … Read More
Some MacOS Ventura users have found that file sharing between a Mac running macOS Ventura does not work reliably between Ventura and another Mac, iPhone, iPad, Windows PC, and even some NAS drives like Synology. For many users, file sharing setups that worked fine for years prior to updating to macOS Ventura are now no … Read More
Apple has updated the MacBook Pro lineup to feature M2 Pro and M2 Max processors. The design, screen, and colors are the same as prior models, making the updates focused entirely on internal hardware capabilities. Additionally, Apple has updated the Mac Mini to feature M2 processors as well.
The Mail app for Mac has an ability to undo the sending of email in the latest versions, but the default setting for how long you have to retract an email is 10 seconds. If you’d like to change the undo send delay in Mail for Mac, you can do so easily through the apps … Read More
The latest versions of Photos app for Mac supports a handy feature that allows you to copy and paste the edits you make to photos or videos. Copying and pasting photo edits is useful since it allows you to apply the same edits to multiple photos quickly. For example, if you put some effort into … Read More
If you spend time in Zoom Meetings, whether hosting or joining, and you’re using a Mac or Windows PC, and perhaps you’re new to either platform or new to Zoom, you may be wondering how to raise your hand in a virtual meeting, and how to lower your hand. Of course we’re talking about raising … Read More