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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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Where are Notes Stored on Mac?

Jan 15, 2020 - 4 Comments
The Notes icon for Mac

Want to access Notes data on your Mac? Wondering where Notes are stored on the Mac? This article will show you where Notes are stored locally on a Mac and how to access that data. This of course assumes you use the Notes app, with or without iCloud, and if so all Notes will be … Read More

How to Backup iPhone or iPad to Mac in MacOS Catalina with Finder

Jan 13, 2020 - 9 Comments
macOS Finder Window

Wondering how to backup your iPhone or iPad in macOS Catalina? Since iTunes is gone, even the most experienced of iPhone and iPad users can be thrown for a loop when they come to back up their devices after updating a Mac to macOS Catalina. With the loss of iTunes, everything has changed, and now … Read More

How to Update FireFox on Mac

Jan 10, 2020 - 5 Comments
How to update Firefox on Mac

Wondering how to update the Firefox web browser? Firefox is a popular web browser and some Mac fans may use it as their default browser. If you’re a Firefox user, you may have noticed that Firefox periodically updates itself automatically. But if you’re not quitting and relaunching the app often you can be stuck on … Read More

Use iPhone as an Escape Key on MacBook Pro Touch Bar with ESCapey

Jan 4, 2020 - 5 Comments
ESCAPE key for Mac running on iPhone

OK so here’s a silly one, don’t take this too seriously… but as you may know, up until the release of the 16″ MacBook Pro, all MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models removed the hardware escape key along with the function keys and replaced it with the Touch Bar virtual screen. Sometimes they will show … Read More

Get a Christmas Tree & Blinking Lights on the Mac Desktop with TreetopLights

Dec 24, 2019 - 3 Comments
TreetopLights for Mac

Want to decorate your Mac for Christmas and the holidays? How about putting some blinking Christmas lights and a tree on your Mac desktop? If you’re feeling festive then you’re in luck, because the classic Mac app TreetopLights still works on many Macs (as long as they have 32-bit apps support anyway, sorry Catalina).

How to Remove App Icons from Mac Dock

Dec 18, 2019 - 5 Comments
How to remove app icons from the Mac Dock

Want to remove an application from the Dock on Mac? You can easily remove app icons from the Mac Dock. This can offer a simple way to reduce clutter of the Mac Dock, but also to remove unwanted or unused apps from the Dock, or even just to customize the Dock for your personal preferences. … Read More

How to Use Sidecar on Mac with iPad as a Second Display

Dec 11, 2019 - 4 Comments
Sidecar settings panel

Sidecar allows an iPad to be used as a secondary external display with a Mac. This great feature was brought to Mac with macOS Catalina, and it makes it possible to extend a Mac Desktop onto a compatible iPad, giving you a second monitor without actually needing a second monitor.

MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 Update Released for Mac, & Security Updates for Older MacOS

Dec 10, 2019 - 12 Comments
MacOS Catalina 10.15.2

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.2 to Mac users running the Catalina operating system. The second point release update includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and some minor new features and adjustments, and is therefor recommended to install for any Mac users actively running MacOS Catalina. Mac users running older macOS releases will find Security Update … Read More

How to Force Restart a MacBook Air (2018/2019)

Dec 7, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to Force Restart MacBook Air

Wondering how to force restart a new MacBook Air 2019 or 2018 model? As you may have noticed there is no obvious power button like there used to be on old Macs, so the old approach to force restarting a Mac seems like it doesn’t apply to the newer MacBook Air 2019 and 2018 models. … Read More

How to Play & View SWF Files on Mac

Dec 2, 2019 - 2 Comments
Playing SWF file on Mac

Occasionally some Mac users may come across an SWF file that must be opened or accessed. If you have a SWF file that you need to view, play, or open on a Mac, you can do so with a variety of freely available tools. SWF is the file format for Adobe Flash files, and you … Read More

How to Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac Easily with Preview

Nov 22, 2019 - 10 Comments
How to convert HEIC to JPEG on Mac with Preview

You may occasionally need to convert an HEIC file to JPEG on the Mac, perhaps because someone sent you an iPhone picture in the HEIF / HEIC file format, for compatibility purposes, or for any other reason. This article will show you how to concert an HEIC file to JPEG file on the Mac using … Read More

How to Delete Siri & Dictation History on Mac and Opt-Out of Audio Recording Storage

Nov 21, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to delete Siri data and audio recordings from Mac

Want to delete and erase all Siri and Dictation history associated with a Mac from Apple servers? Additionally, can opt out of future audio storage and review of Siri recordings from a Mac. You can do both of these with the latest MacOS system software release, and this article will show you how.

How to Install MacOS Catalina on Unsupported Macs

Nov 8, 2019 - 72 Comments
How to install MacOS Catalina on unsupported Macs with DosDude tool

Want to run MacOS Catalina 10.15 on a Mac, but that computer isn’t on the official list of Catalina supported Macs? Then you may be interested in a third party tool that allows advanced uses to patch the MacOS Catalina installer so that it works on otherwise unsupported Macs.

MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update Download Available Now

Oct 29, 2019 - 14 Comments
MacOS Catalina 10.15.1

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 update for all Mac users who are running MacOS Catalina. 10.15.1 is the first major point release software update to MacOS Catalina after Apple had previously issued a smaller set of Supplemental Updates to the operating system. MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 arrives as build 19B88 and includes bug fixes and … Read More

How to Fix “application is damaged, can’t be used to install macOS” Errors

Oct 24, 2019 - 100 Comments
Fix copy of Install MacOS damaged and cant be used to install macOS

If you have attempted to use a MacOS installer application recently, you may discover an error message stating something like “This copy of the Install macOS Mojave.app application is damaged, and can’t be used to install macOS.” This prevents the installer of macOS from working and running, and essentially makes the installer applications useless. The … Read More

Revised MacOS Catalina‌‌ Supplemental Update Released

Oct 21, 2019 - 13 Comments
MacOS Catalina

Apple has released a new revised version of the MacOS Catalina Supplemental Update that was initially released last week. It’s unclear why a revised version of the supplemental update was made available, or if any new features or changes are included. Release notes accompanying the download remain the same, however. The newly updated MacOS Catalina … Read More

How to Hide MacOS Catalina from Software Update on Mac

Oct 16, 2019 - 53 Comments
How to hide MacOS Catalina update on Mac

Want to stop MacOS Catalina showing up in Software Updates on a Mac? Don’t plan on updating to MacOS Catalina anytime soon? Still up in the air about whether or not to update to MacOS Catalina 10.15? If you don’t want the “MacOS Catalina” update to show as available to download in the Software Update … Read More

MacOS Catalina Supplemental Update 1 Released with Bug Fixes

Oct 15, 2019 - 12 Comments
MacOS Catalina update

Apple has released the first bug fix update for MacOS Catalina, labeled as “MacOS Catalina 10.15 Supplemental Update”. The first supplemental software update to MacOS Catalina aims to resolve some bugs and issues that some users have experienced with MacOS Catalina, including problems with initial system installation, an issue with accepting terms and conditions, and … Read More

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