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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 Fix SSH Not Working on MacOS Ventura

Dec 22, 2022 - 6 Comments
How to fix SSH RSA connection issue on Mac

Some Mac users have discovered that SSH is not working on their Mac since updating to macOS Ventura 13 or newer. Typically they’ll see an error message when attempting to ssh into another server along the lines of “no matching host key type found. Their offer: ssh-rsa“. The apparent reason for this issue is that … Read More

Sidecar “Device Timed Out” Error & How to Fix on Mac

Dec 21, 2022 - 2 Comments
Sidecar Unable to connect to iPad device timed out error

Some Mac users who are attempting to use Sidecar with iPad may encounter an error that says “Unable to connect to iPad – The device timed out.” This error prevents Sidecar from turning the iPad into a second display on the Mac, and can be quite frustrating. This article will run through a variety of … Read More

How to Disable AirDrop on Mac

Dec 20, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to disable AirDrop on Mac

AirDrop offers a fantastic wireless file sharing option for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users, but not everyone may want to have it enabled. If you’re a Mac user you may find yourself in a situation where you’d like to disable AirDrop on the Mac for whatever reason. Using AirDrop is super easy, and you’ll find … Read More

How to Turn Off AirPlay on Mac

Dec 19, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to turn off and disconnect AirPlay on Mac

If you’re on a Mac and and have used AirPlay to mirror your Mac screen to a TV or to another Mac, you may now be wondering how to disconnect and turn off AirPlay to stop the display extension or screen mirroring. There are a few ways to turn off AirPlay on the Mac, we’ll … Read More

Tor Browser for Apple Silicon Macs is Now Available

Dec 17, 2022 - Leave a Comment
TOR for Mac

Tor, the web browser that allows users to browse the web anonymously without being tracked or surveilled, has updated the Tor client for Mac to have native Apple Silicon support. Tor works by distributing your web traffic through a series of relays, thereby hiding the origin of the traffic. Its usage is often encouraged by … Read More

Get Network Utility on macOS Ventura, Monterey, & Big Sur

Dec 16, 2022 - 2 Comments
Network Utility in Mac OS

Longtime Mac users who miss the Network Utility toolkit from nearly all prior versions of macOS may wish to bring it back to MacOS Ventura, macOS Monterey, and macOS Big Sur. Alas, a working version of Network Utility is no longer found in the system location on modern MacOS versions that it was once, as … Read More

How to Edit the Mac Dictionary

Dec 15, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to edit local dictionary file on Mac

You likely know already that the Mac has a built-in dictionary, accessible from the Dictionary app, but also through keyboard shortcut, Spotlight, and three finger tap. But did you know you can also edit the dictionary on the Mac to add or remove your own words to a user dictionary? This is useful if you … Read More

macOS Monterey 12.6.2 & macOS Big Sur 11.7.2 Available with Security Fixes

Dec 14, 2022 - 1 Comment
MacOS Monterey 12.6.2

Apple has released macOS Monterey 12.6.2 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.2 for Mac users continuing to run prior generation Mac operating systems. These software updates are available separately from MacOS Ventura 13.1. MacOS Monterey 12.6.2 and MacOS Big Sur 11.7.2 both include important security updates and therefore recommended for all Mac users continuing to run … Read More

MacOS Ventura 13.1 Update Released with Freeform, Bug Fixes, etc

Dec 13, 2022 - 10 Comments
MacOS Ventura 13.1 update

Apple has released macOS Ventura 13.1 update, the release comes as the first major point release update for MacOS Ventura. MacOS Ventura 13.1 includes support for the Freeform collaborative digital canvas app, advanced data protection with end-to-end encryption for iCloud data, improvements to searching in Messages, along with security enhancements and bug fixes for a … Read More

M2/M1 MacBook Having Wi-Fi Issues? This Workaround Helps

Dec 12, 2022 - 2 Comments
MacBook Air with M2

Some M2 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro and Air users have been experiencing wi-fi difficulties with the latest versions of MacOS Ventura and MacOS Monterey. While we have covered wi-fi issues with MacOS Ventura that have been experienced by some users and offered some solutions, another potential fix is available for a particular use … Read More

How to Create a Bootable macOS Ventura USB Install Drive

Dec 12, 2022 - 3 Comments
Make a MacOS Ventura boot install drive

Creating a bootable macOS Ventura installer can be desirable for many advanced Mac users, whether to perform clean installations, install macOS Ventura 13 onto multiple machines without having to re-download the installer, to serve as a recovery boot disk, or any other number of reasons. Making a macOS Boot install drive is not particularly difficult, … Read More

Run Mac OS 8 in Your Browser

Dec 10, 2022 - 1 Comment
MacOS 8 in Infinite Mac

MacOS 8 may have debuted in 1997, but thanks to the Infinite Mac project, you can run MacOS 8 right now in a virtual Quadra right in your web browser. The Infinite Mac MacOS 8 installation is complete with a whole bevy of retro applications and games, including everything from Adobe Photoshop 3.0, KPT Bryce, … Read More

9 Handy Universal Control Tips & Tricks for Mac & iPad

Dec 8, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Universal Control with Mac and iPad

Universal Control is a fantastic feature for Mac and iPad that allows you to share a keyboard and mouse or trackpad between devices. But aside from the convenient ability to share the keyboard and mouse, there are some additional handy tips and tricks available to Universal Control that you may not be familiar with, and … Read More

How to See Keyboard Shortcuts in MacOS Ventura

Dec 7, 2022 - 4 Comments
See Keyboard Shortcuts App Shortcuts etc in MacOS Ventura

Some Mac users have found it difficult to see keyboard shortcuts in MacOS Ventura, specifically within the freshly redesigned new System Settings experience that replaced System Preferences. Gone is the obvious and here comes obscurity, so it’s not too surprising that some users aren’t able to see the keyboard shortcuts for custom added App Shortcuts, … Read More

How to Hide External Drives from Mac Desktop

Dec 7, 2022 - Leave a Comment

By default, the Mac desktop will show external drives and volumes, including things like external hard drives, USB flash keys, and other external storage. If you wish to not show those external volumes on the desktop, you can adjust a setting in MacOS to hide external drives form the Mac desktop. Hiding external drives from … Read More

Creating a “Save as PDF” Keyboard Shortcut in MacOS Ventura

Dec 6, 2022 - 15 Comments
How to Save as PDF keyboard shortcut on Mac

If you work with a lot of PDF files, you’d probably appreciate having the ability to press a keyboard shortcut to save files, webpages, and documents as PDF files on the Mac. You can set that up rather easily, and we’ll walk through the process. If you have long been using the old trick to … Read More

How to Rename Mac Computer Name in MacOS Ventura

Dec 5, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to rename computer name in macOS Ventura

Renaming your Mac computer name offers a way to customize your Mac, differentiate it between other machines when using AirDrop, and make it easy to identify on a network. With modern versions of macOS Ventura 13 and newer, how you change a Mac computer name is different than before, and you may have become accustomed … Read More

Finding System Preferences & Using System Settings in MacOS Ventura

Nov 29, 2022 - 26 Comments

System Preferences has been replaced by System Settings in MacOS Ventura, and it’s quite a change not only in name but in how the system control panels are navigated, and also where many preferences, settings, and toggles are located. You can access the new System Settings from the  Apple menu just the same, but … Read More

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