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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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Downloading MacOS IPSW Files for Apple Silicon Macs

Jan 28, 2021 - 2 Comments
Mac IPSW files can be used with Apple Configurator tool

The latest Apple Silicon Macs can use IPSW files to restore and revive Mac hardware, similar to how iPhone and iPad can use IPSW files for firmware updates and restores. Unsurprisingly, this means there are now Mac IPSW files for the Apple Silicon M1 Macs. The usage of IPSW files is generally considered advanced, and … Read More

Fix macOS “Installation failed, An error occurred while installing the selected updates” Errors

Jan 27, 2021 - 5 Comments
macOS installation failed error

Some Mac users have run into an error when attempting to download or install system software updates that says “Installation failed, An error occurred while installing the selected updates.” This alert comes up in the Software Update system preference panel, and has been encountered in macOS Big Sur, macOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, and prior versions … Read More

How to Create a Child Account for Family Sharing on Mac

Jan 26, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to Create a Child Account for Family Sharing on Mac

Got your kid a shiny new MacBook as a present recently? Or perhaps you simply created a new username for a child on an existing Mac? Also, is that kid under 13 years of age? If so, they will not be able to create an Apple ID account on their own. Therefore, you as the … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.2 RC 2 Arrives for Testing

Jan 25, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released a second release candidate for macOS Big Sur 11.2 to those who are participating in the public beta and developer beta testing programs. macOS Big Sur 11.2 RC 2 arrives on its own, after the first release candidate was made available alongside RC builds for iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 last week.

How to Check Privacy Report for Websites in Safari on Mac

Jan 25, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to Check Privacy Report for Websites in Safari on Mac

The Privacy Report feature of Safari allows you to easily see which websites use cookies and trackers while you browse the web (and due to the nature of the web, that is most websites). If you’re curious to check on trackers data while using Safari for Mac, you’ll find it’s quite simple to do so. … Read More

How to Import Passwords & Logins from Chrome to Safari on Mac

Jan 23, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Import Passwords & Logins from Chrome to Safari on Mac

Are you planning to switch from Google Chrome to Safari as your preferred web browser on your Mac? If so, you’ll probably want to import all of your saved bookmarks, passwords, and logins to make the transition between browsers easier.

How to Change Apple ID Payment Method on Mac

Jan 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Change Apple ID Payment Method on Mac

Do you want to use a different payment method for making purchases on the App Store on the Mac? Perhaps your credit card got expired and you want to add your new card to your Apple ID account? Well, you’ll be happy to that it’s pretty easy to change your default payment method on the … Read More

macOS Big Sur Slow or Laggy? 8 Tips to Help Speed Up the Mac Again

Jan 20, 2021 - 12 Comments
If macOS Big Sur feels slow here are tips to speed it up

Some Mac users feel macOS Big Sur is slower, lagging, or has worse performance on their Macs compared to prior versions of macOS system software. If you have noticed a performance degradation since updating to or installing macOS Big Sur, there may be good reason for that slowness, or it may be due to a … Read More

How to Remove Web History in Safari While Keeping Cookies & Other Web Data on Mac

Jan 20, 2021 - 7 Comments
Safari icon

The Safari browser has a hidden history clearing option which allows Mac users to clear their web browser history in Safari while keeping other website data and site cookies from the same time period. In other words, this could be used to remove web browser history of accessing particular web pages, but while maintaining login … Read More

Can You Install macOS Big Sur on Unsupported Macs? Yes, But It’s Not Simple

Jan 15, 2021 - 8 Comments
Run macOS Big Sur on unsupported Mac

Want to run macOS Big Sur but don’t have a computer on the list of officially compatible Macs with macOS 11? If you’re an advanced user who is comfortable with running unsupported system software on unsupported hardware, and you’re feeling adventurous, there are some solutions to install and run macOS Big Sur on unsupported Macs, … Read More

How to Install & Run iPhone or iPad Apps on Mac (Apple Silicon M1)

Jan 14, 2021 - 1 Comment
How to run iPhone and iPad apps on Mac

If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, you can install and run iPhone and iPad apps directly on the Mac. Yes that means the iOS and iPadOS App Library is available to run on the Mac now, assuming you have hardware to support it. The new Apple Silicon Macs have the ability to not only … Read More

How to Automatically Trash Emails from Blocked Senders on Mac Mail

Jan 13, 2021 - 6 Comments
How to Automatically Trash Emails from Blocked Senders on Mac

Do you want to stop getting unwanted emails from senders you’ve previously blocked in your Mac Mail inbox? If you’ve noticed blocked senders emails still coming through to your Mail inbox on the Mac (or iPhone or iPad), this occurs due to the default inbox settings used by the Mail app. Fortunately, you can fix … Read More

How to Downgrade macOS Big Sur to Catalina or Mojave

Jan 8, 2021 - 14 Comments
How to Downgrade macOS Big Sur to Catalina or Mojave

Did you update to macOS Big Sur but now wish you hadn’t? Are you no longer interested in using macOS Big Sur on your Mac? Perhaps you installed it to try out all new features and changes, but you’re not happy with it due to app incompatibility, performance issues, or some other problem that you … Read More

How to Combine Files Into a PDF on Mac

Jan 5, 2021 - 12 Comments
How to Combine Files Into a PDF on Mac

Have a variety of files you’d like to combine into a single PDF file? You can do that right on the Mac. Perhaps you have a handful of documents you’re working with, or perhaps you need to send along multiple PDF files via email. When appropriate, you can combine these files into a single PDF … Read More

How to Block & Unblock Email Addresses on Mail for Mac

Jan 4, 2021 - 10 Comments
How to Block & Unblock Email Addresses on Mac Mail

Do you use the Mac Mail app and you find yourself getting unwanted emails? Whether it’s spam, promotional emails, or just unwanted emails from a particular person, company, or group, you may want to block the sender’s email addresses to make sure you no longer see them in your mail inbox.

How to Customize the Dock on Mac

Jan 2, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Customize the Dock on Mac

Want to customize the Dock on your Mac? Perhaps you want to add or remove some apps from the Dock, or change how the Dock looks by making it larger or smaller, or even change its position? Whatever the case, you can customize the Dock on your macOS system according to your liking within minutes.

How to Manage Subscriptions on Mac

Dec 18, 2020 - 5 Comments
How to Manage Subscriptions on Mac

Do you want to keep an eye on all the apps and services you’ve subscribed to? Maybe you want to know the renewal dates, cancel a subscription to an app, or change the subscription plan to a different one? If you use a Mac, you’ll be pleased to know that Apple allows you to manage … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.1 Update Released to Download

Dec 14, 2020 - 10 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.1

Apple has released the final version of macOS Big Sur 11.1 to all Mac users running the Big Sur release. This is the firs point release build of macOS Big Sur, and includes a variety of minor new changes like support for AirPods Max, along with bug fixes and security enhancements. If you have bene … Read More

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