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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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Convert HEIC to JPG on Mac with Quick Actions

Apr 19, 2023 - 4 Comments
Converted HEIC file to JPEG in the Mac Finder

While there are various ways you can convert an HEIC file to JPG on a Mac, including using Preview or third party tools, by far the simplest way is available directly in the Finder for all modern MacOS users, and that’s thanks to a Quick Action.

Switch Between Different Windows in Same App on Mac with a Handy Shortcut

Apr 17, 2023 - 7 Comments
Switch between windows of the same Mac app

Do you ever have a bunch of different windows open in the same Mac app, and you’re wanting to quickly toggle between them with a keyboard shortcut? That’s exactly what this trick is for, and it can really boost your productivity in multi-windowed Mac apps.

How to Use Intercom on HomePod Mini from iPhone or iPad

Apr 12, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Use Intercom with HomePod

Did you know the HomePod Mini and HomePod can double as an intercom for your household? You can use the intercom feature to speak and the message will be broadcast to the HomePod from any iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

MacOS Monterey 12.6.5 & MacOS Big Sur 11.7.6 Released

Apr 10, 2023 - Leave a Comment
MacOS Monterey available to download

Apple has issued security updates for prior MacOS releases, versioned as macOS Monterey 12.6.5 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.6. These updates, along with Safari 16.4.1, include the same security patches available in macOS Ventura 13.3.1. Unlike the Ventura version, there is no Emoji update, however. Separately, Apple has also released small security updates for older … Read More

How to Use Sidecar in MacOS Ventura

Apr 8, 2023 - 5 Comments
Sidecar Settings not showing up in MacOS Ventura

Sidecar, the feature that allows you to use your iPad as a secondary display for a Mac, is a really great feature for MacOS. But if you have updated to MacOS Ventura, you may find Sidecar is either not working, or what you used to do to enable, access, and use Sidecar is no longer … Read More

MacOS Ventura 13.3.1 Update Released with Bug Fixes

Apr 7, 2023 - 9 Comments
MacOS Ventura update

Apple has released a small software update for MacOS Ventura 13.3.1 that Apple says provides important bug fixes and security updates. At the top of the “important bug fixes” in MacOS Ventura 13.3.1 is a resolution to an issue where skin tone variations did not display in the new pushing hands Emoji. Secondarily, and perhaps … Read More

How to Connect the PS5 DualSense Edge Controller to Mac

Apr 7, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to pair and use a PS5 DualSense Edge Controller on Mac

You can now use and pair a Playstation 5 DualSense Edge Controller with your Mac, you can do so rather easily. The pairing and connection process for the PS5 DualSense Edge Controller to the Mac is pretty straightforward, using a standard Bluetooth pairing process. If you’re wondering how to pair and connect a PS5 DualSense … Read More

How to Sign Out of Apple ID on MacOS Ventura

Apr 6, 2023 - Leave a Comment
How to sign out of Apple ID on Mac with System Settings

An Apple ID is used as a gateway to every Apple service and many features on the Mac (and other Apple devices), ranging from iCloud, iCloud Photos, iCloud Drive, Find My, iCloud Documents and Data, backups, Contacts, Messages, Notes, Mail, and so much more. While basically every Mac should stay logged into an Apple ID … Read More

How to Disable Period Typing After Double Space on MacOS Ventura

Apr 4, 2023 - 5 Comments
How to stop adding period after double space on MacOS

If you have updated to MacOS Ventura, you may have noticed that if you double type a space, you end up with a period automatically typing itself. Some users may appreciate the automatic typing of periods after hitting the spacebar twice, but many Mac users who write code, scripts, or write professionally, can be annoyed … Read More

How to Reinstall MacOS Monterey

Mar 29, 2023 - 2 Comments
How to reinstall MacOS Monterey on Mac

Whether for troubleshooting or other purposes, you may arrive at a situation where you must reinstall MacOS Monterey onto a Mac that is presently running MacOS Monterey. The most convenient way to reinstall macOS is to simply reinstall the macOS system software, without erasing other data on the Mac, and that is the method we … Read More

MacOS Monterey 12.6.4 & MacOS Big Sur 11.7.5 Released

Mar 28, 2023 - 1 Comment
MacOS Monterey available to download

Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.6.4 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.5 for Mac users who are continuing to run the two prior generation Macintosh system software versions. The updates are available separately from the macOS Ventura 13.3. Additionally, Safari 16.4 is available as a software update for Monterey and Big Sur users.

MacOS Ventura 13.3 Update Available to Download

Mar 27, 2023 - 3 Comments
MacOS Ventura update

The final version of MacOS Ventura 13.3 is available as a software update for all Mac users running the MacOS Ventura operating system. MacOS Ventura 13.3 includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and new Emoji icons for use on the Mac. Separately, Apple has released iOS 16.4 for iPhone and iPadOS 16.4 for iPad, along with … Read More

“Export IPTC as XMP” in Photos for Mac Explained: What Does Exporting IPTC as XMP do?

Mar 26, 2023 - 1 Comment
Export IPTC as XMP in Mac Photos app

If you have used the “Export Unmodified Original” option in the Photos app on Mac to export images or videos from the Photos app or iCloud Photos, you likely have noticed an optional toggle to enable that says “Export IPTC as XMP”. And if you’re like many Mac users, you are likely wondering what the … Read More

Remove App Icons from Recent Apps in Dock on Mac

Mar 23, 2023 - 2 Comments
Remove an app from the Recent Apps section of the Dock on Mac

The “Recent Apps” section of the Dock on Mac shows the three most recently used apps that are not otherwise in the Mac Dock. This is a handy feature for returning to recently used apps, but if you wish to remove one of the apps from the Recent Apps section, you can do that too.

How to Right-Click Without a Mouse/Trackpad on Mac

Mar 21, 2023 - 4 Comments
How to enable Mouse Keys on Mac to right-click using only the keyboard

You are likely already familiar with how to right-click on a Mac when using a Mouse or Trackpad, either by using the control+click, two-finger click, or a literal right-click, but what if you don’t have access to a mouse or trackpad, the batteries died on your mouse/trackpad, or you simply don’t use either? Thanks the … Read More

How to Download All Photos from iCloud to Mac

Mar 20, 2023 - 8 Comments
How to Enable iCloud Photos on Mac

If you have a bunch of photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos, you may be wondering how you can download all of your photos and videos from iCloud Photos to your Mac local storage, or to an external hard drive. For example, let’s say you have 40GB of iCloud Photos that you want to … Read More

Access ChatGPT from your Mac Quickly via Menu Bar

Mar 19, 2023 - 1 Comment
MacGPT menu bar tool

ChatGPT is a rather intriguing new artificial intelligence tool that can understand and generate human-like responses to natural language input. With constantly evolving abilities, it can answer everything from simple to complex questions, write code samples, write formal letters, create poetry, engage in back and forth dialog (and at a level that is worlds beyond … Read More

How to Edit Messages on iPhone & iPad

Mar 15, 2023 - 1 Comment
How to edit Messages on iPhone or iPad

One of the better new features available for Messages on iPhone and iPad is the ability to edit sent messages. Editing messages allows you to correct mistakes and typos, adjust wording, rephrase things, or even send something completely different than the original message if you’d like to. There are many obvious use-cases for editing messages, … Read More

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