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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 Use Fast User Switching on Mac

Apr 20, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to Use Fast User Switching on Mac

Do you have multiple user accounts on your Mac? Perhaps you have separate accounts for personal and for professional use, or a Guest account for others to use? In that case, you may be interested in taking advantage of a nifty hidden feature called Fast User Switching.

How to Use Voice Isolation with FaceTime on Mac

Apr 19, 2022 - 3 Comments
Voice Isolation for FaceTime calls on Mac

Voice Isolation mode allows FaceTime on the Mac to emphasize your voice while on FaceTime calls, thereby reducing background noises and sounds. This is a nice feature if you have some background noise going on that may drown out your voice when talking or make you otherwise difficult to hear, whether that’s a loud fan … Read More

How to Add Notes to iCloud Keychain on Mac

Apr 15, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Add Notes to iCloud Keychain on Mac

You can add secure notes to your iCloud Keychain account and login entries if you’d like to. The notes can serve any purpose, but they can be particularly handy if you want to reference something specific to that login, whether a log of prior passwords, or the purpose of the account, or whatever else. For … Read More

How to Run Windows 11 on M1 Mac, for Free

Apr 14, 2022 - 45 Comments

If you want to run Windows 11 on your M1 Mac, you can now do that, and perhaps best of all, you can run Windows 11 in a virtual machine on the M1 Mac entirely for free. We’ll be covering how to install, setup, and run Windows 11 ARM on any Apple Silicon Mac, whether … Read More

How to Use Live Text on Mac

Apr 13, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to Use Live Text on Mac

The Mac Live Text feature offers the ability to select text directly within an image or photo, which you can then copy, define, lookup, search the web, or do with as you please. Using Live Text on the Mac is pretty simple, and like using Live Text on iPhone and iPad, you can use the … Read More

Use Quick Note with Hot Corners on Mac

Apr 12, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Quick Note made from Hot Corner on Mac

Mac users who want to get the most out of the Quick Notes feature may appreciate knowing that they can set a Hot Corner to make a new Quick Note instantly. When this is active, simply moving your cursor into the designated corner of the screen will open Quick Note.

How to Change or Remove Font Smoothing on MacOS Monterey & Big Sur

Apr 6, 2022 - 3 Comments
How to Change or Remove Font Smoothing on Mac

Are you noticing blurry text on your Mac’s display while navigating through the menu and across apps? More specifically, has this been an issue ever since you updated to macOS Monterey or Big Sur, and on a non-retina display? If so, chances are, font smoothing is enabled by default, and for some users they feel … Read More

Capture Full Size Webpage Scrolling Screenshots in Chrome

Apr 4, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Capture full page screenshot in Chrome

The Google Chrome browser offers two ways to capture full size webpage screenshots. This can be necessary or useful for many web workers, whether they’re developers, designers, editors, managers, writers, analysts, or just about any other possible web-based gig. The approaches we’ll cover to capture full size webpage screen shots with Chrome require the full … Read More

Get Slack-style Emoji Shortcuts on Mac with Rocket

Apr 4, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Rocket quick Emoji tool for Mac

If you’re accustomed to using Slack and you find the :emoji search and shortcut tool from Slack to be convenient, you’ll really appreciate Rocket for Mac. Rocket is a fun Mac app that brings the Slack implementation of Emoji insertion to macOS, where simply typing colon, emoji name, return, prints out the emoji. For example, … Read More

macOS Monterey 12.3.1 Update for Mac Fixes Disconnecting Bluetooth Device Issue

Mar 31, 2022 - 9 Comments
macOS Monterey 12.3.1 update

Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.3.1 for Mac users running the Monterey operating system. The update addresses an issue where Bluetooth devices and game controllers were disconnecting from the Mac. Additionally, a display issue for Mac mini was also resolved, and there are security patches in the 12.3.1 update. Separately, Apple released iOS 15.4.1 to … Read More

Zoom In & Zoom Out with Tap Gestures on Mac

Mar 31, 2022 - 1 Comment
Zoom in and out with a tap gesture on Mac

Want to quickly zoom into a webpage or document? If you use a Mac with a trackpad or Magic Mouse, you can use a super easy tap gesture trick to zoom in and zoom out of web pages and documents. This is super useful if you want to get a closer look at something, perhaps … Read More

Enable Low Power Mode on Mac via Command Line

Mar 30, 2022 - 1 Comment
Enable Low Power Mode on Mac Laptop from the command line

If you are a Mac laptop user and you spend a lot of time at the command line, you may appreciate knowing that you can enable Low Power Mode on a Mac laptop through a terminal command. Enabling Low Power Mode through the command line on a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook is the … Read More

How to Install nano Text Editor on Mac Again

Mar 27, 2022 - 5 Comments
Get nano on macOS again instead of pico

If you have attempted to use nano at the command line on MacOS recently, you may have noticed that the pico text editor is launched instead, via a symlink for /usr/bin/nano to pico. This is because the latest versions of MacOS remove the nano text editor from the command line for whatever reason, and instead … Read More

Mac Doesn’t Have Admin Account in macOS Monterey or Big Sur? Here’s a Fix

Mar 25, 2022 - 6 Comments
Change user account to admin account in macOS Monterey

All Mac computers need an administrator account to be able to function properly and perform certain tasks, ranging from installing certain software, to changing some system preferences. A variety of situations can arise causing a Mac to lose an administrator account, often if a user attempted to add a new admin account or new user … Read More

How to Blur Background During FaceTime Calls on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Mar 24, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Blur Background During FaceTime Calls

Ever wanted to blur your background while on a FaceTime call? Maybe it’s a busy room or a messy kitchen behind you. Fortunately, you can use the same Portrait mode you use for your selfies, right on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

How to Clear Safari Reading List on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Mar 23, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Clear Safari Reading List

Do you make use of the Reading List feature in Safari to save web pages for later? In that case, you may want to clear the list every now and then once you’ve read them. It’s kind of similar to why anyone would want to clear their browsing cache and history once in a while.

Make a Quick Note on Mac by Keyboard Shortcut

Mar 22, 2022 - 5 Comments
Notes icon in iOS

If you use the Notes app frequently on the Mac to jot down information and store important data, you’ll be happy to know that the excellent Quick Notes feature has a super simple and near instantaneous keyboard shortcut to go along with it.

How to Downgrade MacOS Monterey to macOS Big Sur

Mar 21, 2022 - 6 Comments
How to downgrade from MacOS Monterey to Big Sur

If you have recently installed MacOS Monterey and regret doing so for whatever reason, perhaps incompatibility with some critical applications, general instability, or experiencing some other problems with MacOS Monterey that make it unworkable for you, you may be interested in downgrading from MacOS Monterey back to macOS Big Sur, or whatever the prior macOS … Read More

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