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.
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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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
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 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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.