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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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MacBook Automatically Lowering Brightness on Battery? Here’s How to Fix it

May 28, 2021 - 1 Comment
Mac Automatically Lowering Brightness on Battery? Here's How to Fix it

Is your MacBook Pro or MacBook Air automatically lowering the brightness of its display whenever it’s on battery? This may be happening for several different reasons, but it’s nothing you can’t fix. If you’d like a Mac laptop to stop adjusting display brightness on it’s own, read on.

How to Record Podcasts on Mac with GarageBand

May 26, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to Record Podcasts on Mac with GarageBand

Interested in starting your very own podcast? It turns out that all you need is Garageband and a Mac. Whether you want to record audio on your Mac for a podcast, or perhaps just a personal voice recording, you’ll find Garageband to be useful for this purpose, and it’s just one of a variety of … Read More

3 Ways to Enter Picture-in-Picture Video in Safari for Mac

May 25, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Use Picture-in-Picture Video in Safari for Mac

Do you want to watch videos simultaneously while you’re working on your Mac? Thanks to the picture-in-picture mode that’s built into Safari, you can multitask efficiently on your Mac. And there are actually multiple different ways to access and enter into Picture in Picture mode in Safari for Mac, so let’s cover those.

macOS Big Sur 11.4 Update Released for Mac

May 24, 2021 - 2 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.4

macOS Big Sur 11.4 has been released for Mac users. The latest software update for Mac includes various bug fixes and small enhancements, making it recommended for users running macOS Big Sur. Though not mentioned in the release notes, macOS 11.4 is also said to include support for bootable backups using third party apps like … Read More

How to Add New Contacts on Mac & Remove Them

May 24, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Add New Contacts on Mac

Want to add new contacts from the Mac? Whether you’re new to the Mac ecosystem or just haven’t used the Contacts app for this purpose before, adding new contact information to Contacts on Mac is pretty simple, and assuming you’re using iCloud, the added contacts will sync directly to any linked iPhone, iPad, or other … Read More

How to Get M1 iMac Wallpapers on Other Macs

May 21, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Get M1 iMac Wallpapers on Older Macs

Do you want those beautiful wallpapers that are bundled with Apple’s new M1 iMac? If you already own a Mac, even if it’s an Intel-based Mac, you don’t have to browse for them and get the image files, because they’re already on your Mac running the latest versions of Big Sur – they’re just hidden.

How to Use Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers with Mac

May 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Macbook Pro and Joy-Con

Ever thought of using a Nintendo Switch controller with a Mac? You can do that! While it’s true that the Mac might not be the gaming powerhouse that some gaming fanatics may like, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some pretty great games to be played. Apple Arcade has certainly improved matters, and the … Read More

How to Use Hello Screen Saver from iMac on Other Macs

May 20, 2021 - 7 Comments
How to Use iMac Hello Screen Saver on Older Macs

Did the new Hello screen saver on the M1 iMacs grab your attention? It’s kind of a modernized version of the retro “Hello” text on the first Macintosh. If you thought it looked snazzy, you may be excited to find out that you can get this screen saver on your Mac too, even if it … Read More

How to Reset Screen Time Passcode on Mac

May 20, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Reset Screen Time Passcode on Mac

Lost or forgot the passcode that you use for Screen Time on your Mac? Don’t start panicking. Thankfully, resetting your Screen Time passcode without losing all your settings is a pretty straightforward process on macOS.

How to Reset Apple ID Password on Mac, the Easy Way

May 19, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Reset Apple ID Password on Mac

Did you forget an Apple ID password? That’s not the most fun feeling in the world, but fortunately you can reset an Apple ID password right from the Mac, and it’s quite easy.

How to Add or Remove Trusted Phone Numbers on iPhone, iPad, Mac

May 18, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Add or Remove Trusted Phone Numbers on iPhone & iPad

Want to link a new phone number to your Apple ID so that you can receive two-factor authentication codes? Thankfully, adding and removing trusted phone numbers is a pretty straightforward procedure and you can do this right on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to Change Apple TV+ Playback Quality on Mac

May 15, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Change Apple TV+ Playback Quality on Mac

Do you want to save some of your valuable internet data while you’re binging shows on Apple TV+? You’re certainly not alone, but you can do this by simply changing the playback or streaming quality for the Apple TV app installed on your Mac.

How to Customize Safari Toolbar on Mac

May 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Customize Safari Toolbar on Mac

Do you use Safari to browse the web regularly on your Mac? If so, you’ll be excited to know that you can customize Safari’s toolbar just the way you want by adding or removing certain items from it.

How to Set Time Limits on Websites on Mac

May 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Set Time Limits on Websites on Mac

Want to set a time limit for how long a specific website is usable on a daily basis from a Mac? Maybe you’d like to set time limits for a variety or websites for a kids Mac, for example, limiting YouTube.com to 30 minutes a day? If you’re interested in setting up time limits for … Read More

How to Reset MacOS Password with Terminal

May 11, 2021 - 8 Comments
How to Reset MacOS Password with Terminal

Can’t log in to your Mac because you forgot or lost your user password? That can be stressful, but don’t freak out quite yet. Whether it’s your primary admin password or password to a standard user account on someone else’s mac, you can reset it in a couple of minutes.

How to Hide Purchases on Mac

May 11, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Hide Purchases on Mac

Do you want to prevent an app from showing up in your purchased list on the App Store? You may occasionally download apps that you don’t want others to know about, or you might not want to see a reminder of yourself. Whatever the reason, it’s pretty easy to hide app purchases on a Mac.

How to Share Notes from Mac

May 10, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Share Notes from Mac

Do you want to share a note with a friend, colleague, or anyone? Whether you want to share your own thoughts or have a collaborative note, it’s easy to share notes from the Mac.

How to Add Credit Cards to Safari AutoFill on Mac

May 9, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Add Credit Cards to Safari Autofill on Mac

Are you tired of typing your credit card details every time you make a payment online from your Mac? If you use Safari to browse the web in MacOS, you can take advantage of its AutoFill feature to quickly fill out your credit card number, name, and expiry date for you.

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