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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 Install MacOS Big Sur Public Beta

Aug 7, 2020 - 6 Comments
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Now that MacOS Big Sur public beta is available to download, some adventurous Mac users may wish to install and try out Big Sur themselves, whether to check out the new user interface, experience the new features, or just to try out the next major releases of macOS before it hits the general public. If … Read More

MacOS Big Sur Public Beta Available to Download

Aug 6, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Apple has released the public beta of macOS Big Sur, making the beta release of macOS 11 (or 10.16) available to anyone who is interested in trying it out.

How to Make Screen Recordings in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, & Mojave

Aug 6, 2020 - 5 Comments
macOS Catalina

Recording your screen might be something you do often, or very rarely depending on who you are and what you do. But recording a Mac’s screen is super duper easy no matter who you are, and you don’t even need to install an app to do it. Like with so many things, Apple already included … Read More

MacOS Big Sur Beta 4 Download Now Available

Aug 4, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Apple has released the fourth beta version of macOS Big Sur 11 to users who are participating in the Big Sur beta testing program. Usually a developer version rolls out first and is soon followed by a public beta release, but in this case the public beta of macOS Big Sur is yet to be … Read More

How to Find Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Aug 1, 2020 - 10 Comments
How to Find Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Whether you primarily use your Mac for work, school, or any other purpose, you can save some of your valuable time with the help of keyboard shortcuts on macOS. There are so many shortcuts available that it may overwhelm you at first, but we’ll help you with that by revealing how you can discover and … Read More

How to Rotate a Movie in Mac Finder with Quick Actions

Jul 30, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to quickly rotate videos in Mac Finder with Quick Actions

Modern MacOS versions include a handy Quick Action feature that allows users to quickly rotate movie files to the left, and without launching any application. Instead, the video file rotation happens entirely in the Mac Finder. Rotating a video or movie that has been filmed in vertical orientation (or horizontal orientation) can often be necessary … Read More

How to Reset Keychain on Mac

Jul 29, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Reset Default Keychain on Mac

Did you recently lose, reset, or forget your Mac’s user password? If so, you will no longer be able to access the existing Keychain login and passwords stored on your Mac. This is because, by default, the Keychain password is the same as your Mac user password. Since you’ve lost or reset the user password, … Read More

Get a Mac OS 8 Emulator and Relive the Macintosh 90s

Jul 29, 2020 - 8 Comments

If you’ve been a longtime Mac user, you may fondly remember the classic Mac OS system software releases. Rather than get stuck in a memory, you can relive some nostalgia by running Mac OS 8.1 on your modern Mac right now (or even on a Windows PC or Linux machine), and it’s as easy as … Read More

How to Find Forgotten / Lost Web Site Passwords on Mac

Jul 27, 2020 - 5 Comments
How to Find Lost Web Site Passwords on Mac

Did you forget the password for a website you recently visited? Or perhaps, you lost the login credentials of one of your social networking accounts? Either way, if you ever logged into these websites on your Mac and saved the login credentials to Keychain, then you can recover your forgotten passwords easily with Keychain Access.

How to Create a New Keychain on Mac

Jul 25, 2020 - 7 Comments
How to Create a New Keychain on Mac

Do you want to create a new keychain in addition to the default login keychain on your Mac? You can create as many keychains as you want in a macOS system to store your passwords in a pretty straightforward manner.

How to Change the Accent Color on Mac

Jul 24, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to change accent color on Mac OS

You can change the accent colors used in MacOS to better customize the appearance scheme to suit your individual preferences. Accent colors impact the highlight color of menu items, files in the finder, buttons, and other interface elements, and you can pick from blue (the default), purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, or gray.

MacOS Big Sur Beta 3 Download Available Now

Jul 22, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Apple has released macOS Big Sur beta 3 to Mac users who are enrolled in the Big Sur beta testing program. Typically a developer beta version rolls out first, soon followed by a public beta, and though the Big Sur public beta program hasn’t started yet it is expected to in the near future. Additionally, … Read More

How to Set Screen Time Limits for Mac

Jul 22, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Set Screen Time Limits for Mac

Did you buy a new Mac for your kid, maybe for school use, or just as a gift? If so, you might want to limit how long the Mac can be used on a daily basis and keep a check on their usage. Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do with Screen Time on the … Read More

How to Downgrade iPadOS 14 Beta & Revert to iPadOS 13.x

Jul 20, 2020 - Leave a Comment

Want to downgrade iPadOS 14 beta and revert back to a stable release? By their very nature, system software betas aren’t generally known for their stability, and if you’re finding that iPadOS 14 isn’t up to snuff, you’re probably looking for a way to get out of dodge. Don’t worry, downgrading is a fairly simple … Read More

How to Convert a MacOS Installer to ISO

Jul 20, 2020 - 9 Comments
macOS installer ISO

Advanced Mac users may wish to convert a MacOS Installer application into an ISO file. Typically the resulting installer ISO files are used for installing macOS into virtual machines like VMWare or VirtualBox, but they can also be used to burn the ISO to media to create a boot disk. This offers an alternative to … Read More

How to Enable or Disable Optimize Mac Storage

Jul 18, 2020 - 1 Comment

Optimize Mac Storage is a settings option available on the latest versions of MacOS that allow certain files, data, and documents to be stored on iCloud and iCloud Drive when storage on the Mac is running low, effectively offloading some data from the Mac to iCloud. This may be a convenient feature for some Mac … Read More

How to Clean Install MacOS Catalina

Jul 17, 2020 - 12 Comments
How to Clean Install MacOS Catalina

Some Mac users may wish to perform a clean install of MacOS Catalina onto a Mac. A clean install represents a fresh start, and it’s achieved by erasing all data from the Mac hard drive and then performing a fresh clean installation of MacOS Catalina onto that Mac. A clean install sort of feels like … Read More

MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 Released, & Security Update 2020-004 for Mojave & High Sierra

Jul 15, 2020 - 14 Comments
MacOS Catalina update

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.6, along with Security Update 2020-004 Mojave, and Security Update 2020-004 High Sierra. MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 includes several bug fixes and security patches, and the Security Update 2020-004 for Mojave and High Sierra both include important security fixes for Mac users running macOS Mojave and macOS High Sierra. Separately, Apple … Read More

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