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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 Catalina 10.15.4 Supplemental Update Released with Bug Fixes

Apr 8, 2020 - 12 Comments
MacOS Catalina 10.15.4

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 Supplemental Update for Mac users running macOS Catalina. The new supplemental update includes a few bug fixes, including resolving a problem with FaceTime calls that was also patched in the iOS 13.4.1 and iPadOS 13.4.1 updates. The full release notes accompanying the MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 Supplemental Update are available … Read More

How to Rotate Photos on Mac with Photos App

Apr 6, 2020 - 7 Comments
How to rotate photos on Mac Photos app

If you use the Photos app on Mac to manage your photo libraries, you may occasionally need to rotate a picture or two in your collection. Perhaps you snapped a photo in horizontal landscape mode but you meant it to be vertical in portrait, or maybe you just want to rotate a picture for some … Read More

How to Play Apple Arcade Games on a Mac

Apr 5, 2020 - 2 Comments
Use a Playstation 3 Controller with a Mac

The arrival of Apple Arcade last year was something that we’d been looking forward to – and was rumored – for a long time. Now it’s here, and you can play games on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. And it’s the last one we’re going to cover today, so if you’ve been wondering how to play … Read More

How to Use Xbox One Controller with Mac in MacOS Catalina

Apr 4, 2020 - 5 Comments
Xbox One controller support in Mac OS X with Xbox One Controller Enabler

Ever wanted to use an Xbox One controller with your Mac for gaming? You can do that easier than ever before with the latest versions of MacOS, because from macOS 10.15 Catalina and beyond Apple has added native support for Xbox One game controllers. A paired Xbox One controller can be used to play any … Read More

How to Change Refresh Rate on Mac Displays

Mar 29, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to change the refresh rate on external Mac display

Changing the refresh rate of a display can be needed by some Mac users, particularly if they work with movie files and video editing. Generally speaking, most users should keep their displays set to the default refresh rate for their particular screen, but if you need to adjust refresh rate you’ll find it’s simple to … Read More

MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 Released, & Security Updates for Mojave & High Sierra

Mar 24, 2020 - 14 Comments
MacOS Catalina 10.15.4

Apple has released the final version of macOS Catalina 10.15.4 to all Mac users. The latest release of macOS Catalina includes bug fixes and enhancements, and also includes support for iCloud Drive folder sharing, Screen Time communication limits, a scrolling lyrics mode for Apple Music, and a new Accessibility feature that allows controlling of the … Read More

How to Download PDF Files from Safari on Mac

Mar 24, 2020 - 1 Comment
Safari for Mac

Wondering how to download and save PDF files from Safari to a Mac? If you frequently encounter and work with PDF documents on the web, you might be interested in saving them locally to your Mac from time to time. With Safari, it’s easy to open, save, and download PDF files to the Mac. The … Read More

How to Delete iPhone & iPad Backups from MacOS Catalina with Finder

Mar 18, 2020 - 1 Comment
Click manage backups

Need to clear up some disk space or get rid of some old iPhone or iPad backups on a Mac? With the latest versions of MacOS, managing iOS and iPadOS device backups is done entirely in Finder, including deleting and removing device backups.

How to Handoff Safari from Mac to iPhone

Mar 3, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Handoff Safari from Mac to iPhone

Have you ever stumbled into something while browsing the web in Safari on Mac that you’d like to continue reading, watching, or listening to on your iPhone? This is the perfect scenario for the Handoff feature, which allows you to pass an app session from one Apple device to another so long as a few … Read More

How to Enable iCloud Music Library on Mac & Windows PC

Feb 23, 2020 - 14 Comments
How to Enable iCloud Music Library on PC and Mac

Do you use iTunes to play your favorite songs on your PC or Mac? You might be interested in taking a look at the iCloud Music Library nifty feature that could potentially add a lot of convenience, especially if you’re using iPhone or iPad. Dubbed iCloud Music Library, this feature essentially stores your music library … Read More

How to Disable Launchpad on Mac

Feb 20, 2020 - 12 Comments
How to turn off Launchpad on Mac

Interested in disabling Launchpad on Mac? If you want to turn off the Launchpad for whatever reason or to stop accidentally opening Launchpad in MacOS, you can turn the feature off completely. For some quick background, Launchpad is a feature in MacOS that reveals a screen of app icons, sort of reminiscent to the appearance … Read More

How to Recover Lost or Deleted iCloud Drive Files or Documents

Feb 18, 2020 - 12 Comments
How to Recover Lost iCloud Drive Documents & Files

Worried you might have lost iCloud Drive documents or files? Or perhaps you’re wondering if you can recover a deleted file or document from iCloud Drive? Don’t panic, you can probably restore and recover those files from iCloud Drive using the procedure we’ll discuss here. Files, documents and other data that we constantly use for … Read More

How to Play Fortnite on Mac – System Requirements & Performance Tips

Feb 15, 2020 - 4 Comments
Fortnite gaming

Want to play Fortnite on Mac? The cross-platform battle arena shooter and building game is wildly popular, and it’s free to play regardless of what you’re gaming on. Mac gamers may be interested in giving Fortnite a run on their Macs, so let’s review how to install and play Fortnite on a Mac, along with … Read More

How to Access iCloud Settings & Apple ID in macOS Catalina

Feb 14, 2020 - 6 Comments
iCloud settings and Apple ID on MacOS

Wondering how to access your Apple ID and iCloud settings in the latest MacOS releases? Your Apple ID is the key to all of your data and it’s where all of the iCloud syncing magic starts. Without your Apple ID you can’t access iCloud data including your email, contacts, calendar, and more. You’ll also need … Read More

What Do the F1, F2, F3, Through F12 Keys Do on Mac Keyboards?

Feb 11, 2020 - 9 Comments
Typing the Euro symbol on a Mac keyboard

If you’re sat in front of your Mac now, take a look down at your keyboard. Sure, it has all of the characters you’d expect from a keyboard, but there are some keys along the top of the keyboard that might not be familiar to you. These are called function keys and all have Fx … Read More

How to Add an Outlook.com Email Address to Mac Mail

Feb 8, 2020 - 6 Comments
Mail app icon

If you use an Outlook.com email address, you may be interested in setting it up for use on the Mail app for Mac. Adding an @outlook.com email address for use on the Mac is a fairly simple process, similar to adding other new email accounts to Mail on Mac

iMessage Not Working on Mac? How to Fix & Troubleshoot Messages in MacOS

Feb 4, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to Fix iMessage Not Working on Mac

The Messages app on Mac allows you to send iMessages easily to and from the computer to any other iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod touch that is also using the iMessage protocol. Messages usually works just fine, but sometimes there can be issues encountered that prevent the iMessage feature from working in MacOS. Usually this … Read More

How to Delete VPN from Mac

Feb 2, 2020 - 5 Comments
How to setup a VPN on Mac

If you have previously setup a VPN on Mac but no longer use the VPN service, you may want to delete and remove the VPN from MacOS. Additionally, you may wish to remove a VPN configuration from a Mac that is not needed for a particular purpose, job, or enterprise anymore. Removing a VPN from … Read More

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