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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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MacOS Ventura 13.6.7 & macOS Monterey 12.7.5 Updates Available

May 14, 2024 - 1 Comment
MacOS Ventura 13.6 and macOS Monterey 12.7

macOS Ventura 13.6.7, macOS Monterey 12.7.5, and Safari 17.5 are now available as software updates for Mac users who are not running the macOS Sonoma operating system and the just released MacOS Sonoma 14.5 update. macOS Ventura 13.6.7, macOS Monterey 12.7.5, and Safari 17.5 focus on security fixes and are not expected to include any … Read More

MacOS Sonoma 14.5 Update Released with Security Fixes

May 13, 2024 - 3 Comments
MacOS Sonoma 14.5

Apple has released MacOS Sonoma 14.5 for Mac users running the Sonoma operating system. The MacOS 14.5 update includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and some changes and improvements to add various word games to the paid Apple News+ service. Mac users running earlier versions of system software will find MacOS Ventura 13.6.7 and MacOS Monterey … Read More

3 Great Photo App Tips for iPhone, iPad, & Mac That You May Have Overlooked

May 9, 2024 - 4 Comments
Some helpful overlooked Photos app tips for iPhone, Mac, and iPad

The Photos app is a major part of the Apple ecosystem, providing a ton of powerful capabilities for managing and editing photos whether you’re using Photos on iPhone, Mac, or iPad. While you may already be familiar with some great tips like editing photos for color, cropping, applying filters, and creating folders for your photos, … Read More

How to Enable Screen Sharing in MacOS Sonoma & Ventura

May 7, 2024 - 2 Comments
How to enable screen sharing in MacOS Sonoma

Screen sharing on a Mac allows users to remotely control or view another users computer, including their desktop, apps, and whatever else they’re doing on their Mac. This allows for many remote collaboration opportunities, along with easy remote assistance, troubleshooting, and remote management of computers. Enabling screen sharing is a matter of adjusting a setting … Read More

Beta 4 of macOS Sonoma 14.5, iOS 17.5, iPadOS 17.5, Available for Testing

Apr 30, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Betas

The fourth beta versions of iOS 17.5, macOS Sonoma 14.5, and iPadOS 17.5 have been released to users engaging in the beta testing programs for Apple system software. Additionally, new betas for watchOS 10.5, tvOS 17.5, and visionOS 1.2, are also available. While it’s not clear when the final versions of these system software versions … Read More

How to Customize the Finder Sidebar on Mac

Apr 24, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to Customize the Finder Sidebar on Mac

Do you want to change the way the sidebar looks on your Mac when you open a new Finder window? This is done by customizing the Finder Preferences according to your liking. Apple offers several ways to customize the Finder sidebar on macOS computers.

How to Uninstall Apps on MacOS Sonoma & Ventura via System Settings

Apr 23, 2024 - 11 Comments
Uninstalling additional apps in MacOS System Settings is easy

Uninstalling and removing apps is a necessary task on any computer, and the Mac is no exception. One of the benefits of MacOS is that it makes uninstalling applications pretty easy, and there are several ways to go about participating in the removal of apps from your Mac computer. One of the handiest ways to … Read More

Make a Website Your Mac Wallpaper with Plash

Apr 20, 2024 - 1 Comment

A unique third party Mac app allows you to turn any web page, including YouTube videos and links to animated GIFs, into your Mac desktop wallpaper. Sound like fun? Well it definitely is, and depending on how creative you want to be, you can accomplish some really fascinating wallpaper experiences on the Mac with this … Read More

15 Mail Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Apr 18, 2024 - 1 Comment
15 Mail Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

One way that you can navigate apps quicker and more efficiently is by using, learning, and mastering keyboard shortcuts, and Mail for Mac is no different. You can speed up your routine tasks in Mail app (and elsewhere) with the help of keyboard shortcuts. Rather than using your mouse or trackpad to perform certain actions, … Read More

How to Use Hover Text on Mac to Magnify On-Screen Text

Apr 17, 2024 - 5 Comments
How to Use Hover Text on Mac

Hover Text is an interesting macOS accessibility feature that magnifies the text that’s displayed on your screen. This can be any regular text, a menu item, or a button. As the name suggests, when you hover your mouse cursor over the text, macOS will magnify and display a high-resolution zoomed version of the text in … Read More

The Best Way to Clean a MacBook Air Keyboard: Microfiber Cloth & KeyboardCleanTool

Apr 13, 2024 - 1 Comment
Start KeyboardCleanTool

Cleaning the keyboard on a MacBook Air is an essential task, but it can be challenging if you’re trying to avoid unintended keypresses. If you don’t want to type out a bunch of nonsense gibberish from cleaning the keyboard, or accidentally activated a mystery keystroke, then consider using a Mac app to lock down the … Read More

Opinion: Shiny Keys on MacBook Air & Pro Are Ugly and Shouldn’t Happen

Apr 11, 2024 - 22 Comments
Shiny keys on a MacBook Air 15-inch model looking cheap and gross

One of the worst things about the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is the shiny key issue. If you’re unfamiliar, the image above demonstrates the beginning stages of the shiny key development on my otherwise beautiful six month old MacBook Air, visible mostly on the shift key, but “A” and “S” are also beginning to … Read More

How to Check Disk Health on Mac with smartctl

Apr 10, 2024 - 2 Comments
smartctl for checking Mac drive health

There are various ways to check the health of a hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) that is used on a Mac with drives that support SMART, which stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis Reporting Technology. These options range from fairly simple using Disk Utility to check the SMART status of a drive, to … Read More

3 Mac Tips for Working with International Teams

Apr 8, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Add the World Clock Widget to the Mac desktop

If you’re a Mac user and you work with teams internationally, as many of us do nowadays, you can make your life a little easier by utilizing some handy tips and tricks to keep track of time zones, translate languages and overcome language barriers more easily, and to be aware of local holidays and customs … Read More

You Can Play Flappy Bird in the Mac Finder

Apr 6, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Flappy Dird is Flappy Bird implemented in the MacOS Finder

If you’re a longtime Mac and iPhone user, you likely remember the wildly popular viral iPhone game called Flappy Bird from way back in 2013, with its very challenging yet addictive gameplay. Flappy Bird was an absolutely massive hit that quickly came crashing down when the developer yanked the game from the iPhone App Store … Read More

What Does the Bell with Line Through It Mean in Messages? Bell Icon on iPhone, iPad, & Mac Explained

Apr 5, 2024 - Leave a Comment
What the bell icon with a line through it means in Messages on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch

You may occasionally see a Messages thread or a conversation in Messages app that shows a bell with a line through it next to the persons name. If you’re wondering what the bell with a line through it means in Messages app, which is the mute symbol, you’re certainly not alone, because not everyone activates … Read More

How to Convert MOV to MP4 on Mac Free with ffmpeg

Apr 4, 2024 - 6 Comments
Convert MOV to MP4 with ffmpeg

If you have a video file in MOV format, you may wish to convert the MOV video to MP4 format instead. While there are a variety of methods for converting MOV to MP4, the approach we’re going to address here is by using the command line, with a super easy to use and free tool … Read More

MacOS Ventura 13.6.6 & Safari 17.4.1 Update Available

Apr 3, 2024 - 3 Comments
MacOS Ventura update

Apple has released macOS Ventura 13.6.6 for Mac users running Ventura, along with Safari 17.4.1 for Mac users running Ventura and Monterey. These software updates include some of the same critical security fixes that came with macOS Sonoma 14.4.1, and are aimed at users who are not running the Sonoma operating system on their Macs. … Read More

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