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‌MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 Released, Security Updates for Mojave & High Sierra

Sep 24, 2020 - Leave a Comment
MacOS Catalina

Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15.7 for Mac users running Catalina, along with Security Update 2020-005 High Sierra and Security Update 2020-005 Mojave for Mac users running earlier macOS versions of system software. MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 includes bug fixes to address an issue with wi-fi connections, file syncing with iCloud Drive, and a graphics issue … Read More

MacOS Big Sur Beta 8 Available to Download

Sep 22, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Apple has released macOS Big Sur beta 8 to those who are beta testing the macOS release. Usually developer betas come out first and are soon followed by public beta releases.

MacOS Big Sur Beta 7 Released for Testing

Sep 17, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Apple has released beta 7 of macOS Big Sur to users participating in the beta testing programs for macOS. Usually a developer beta build is first and soon followed by the same build as a public beta version. MacOS Big Sur remains in active beta development, while iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS … Read More

How to Find & Delete Duplicate Files on Mac with Smart Folders

Sep 17, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Find Duplicate Files on Mac

Depending on your line of work you may end up in a scenario where you have a variety of duplicate files on a Mac. Sometimes this goes unnoticed, but occasionally the Mac will run low on storage space and you might want to free up space by finding and removing those duplicate files from the … Read More

Safari 14 for MacOS Catalina & Mojave Released

Sep 16, 2020 - 17 Comments
Safari for Mac

Apple has released Safari 14.0 for users of MacOS Catalina and MacOS Mojave. Safari 14 is also the version of Safari that comes bundled with macOS Big Sur, though Big Sur has yet to be released and remains in beta development. Safari 14 includes a redesigned tab bar and a customizable start page, the removal … Read More

How to Read Mac Formatted Drives on Windows PC

Sep 16, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to Read Mac Formatted Drives on Windows PC

If you’ve ever tried to use a Mac hard drive or USB key with a Windows PC, you’d know that Windows fails to read the contents of the drive. However, with third-party software, it’s still possible to view all the data that’s stored on the drive, even if it’s formatted for Mac.

How to Reset SMC on New iMac, Mac Mini, iMac Pro, & Mac Pro with T2 Chip

Sep 14, 2020 - 3 Comments

Resetting the SMC on new model iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro desktop Macs have a T2 security chip is a different procedure than on earlier models of the same hardware. SMC, which stands for System Management Controller, handles a variety of hardware functions on the Mac, including power, fan operation, some ports, … Read More

How to Update & Edit Saved Passwords in Safari Autofill on Mac

Sep 8, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to Edit Saved Passwords in Safari on Mac

Do you use Safari’s built-in password manager to quickly log in to your favorite websites on the Mac? If so, you might want to learn how you can update this stored login data whenever you change the password for one of your online accounts.

How to Add Logins & Passwords to Safari Autofill on Mac

Sep 7, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to Add Passwords to Safari on Mac

Many Mac users might already be aware that Safari requests to automatically save your password information when you log in to a website for the first time. But even if you ignored that initial request to save login information, you can manually enter those details into Safari autofill, and never have to remember your logins … Read More

MacOS Big Sur Beta 6 Available to Download

Sep 3, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Apple has released the sixth beta version of macOS Big Sur to users who are registered in the beta testing program. Typically a developer beta version comes out first and is soon followed by a public beta release of the same build. Separately, Apple also released iOS 14 beta 7 and iPadOS 14 beta 7 … Read More

Use File & Folder Paths in Spotlight for Mac

Sep 1, 2020 - 1 Comment
Enter file system path in Spotlight on Mac for quick access to file system

Did you know you can enter file system and folder paths into Spotlight on Mac? This handy trick offers a way to quickly access buried files and folders on a Mac, regardless of where they are on in the file system.

How to Flush DNS Cache in MacOS Catalina & Big Sur

Aug 27, 2020 - 8 Comments
How to Flush DNS Cache in MacOS Catalina & Big Sur

MacOS users may occasionally need to flush DNS cache on their Macs in order to access certain websites, domains, or for troubleshooting purposes. Flushing DNS cache is particularly common with web developers and network admins, but it’s used with some regularity by other advanced users too. This guide will walk through how to flush DNS … Read More

How to See List of Websites Visited on Mac with Screen Time

Aug 25, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Set Screen Time Limits for Mac

Mac users may be interested to know they can see a list of visited websites by using Screen Time. This can be helpful if your child has a Mac for school use, or even for educational and office settings, or other environments where keeping an eye on web usage is desired. With Screen Time on … Read More

How to Find a Lost iPhone, iPad, Mac with iCloud

Aug 23, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Find Lost iPhone with iCloud

Did one of your Apple devices go missing? Don’t start panicking, because you can use Apple’s Find My service to quickly locate your lost or stolen iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even AirPods within a matter of seconds.

MacOS Big Sur Beta 5 Released to Download

Aug 19, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

MacOS Big Sur beta 5 is now available to download for all users who are registered to participate in the beta testing programs. Typically the developer build comes along first and is quickly followed by the same build as a public beta release. Anyone can download and install the macOS Big Sur public beta on … Read More

How to Create macOS Big Sur Beta Bootable USB Install Drive

Aug 14, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to make a macOS Big Sur beta boot installer drive

Advanced Mac users often want to make a boot disk installer for macOS Big Sur beta, allowing for something like a USB flash drive to be used to boot and install macOS Big Sur onto any compatible Mac. Bootable MacOS installer USB drives provide for the ability to clean install macOS Big Sur, update to … Read More

macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.6 Supplemental Update Released with Bug Fixes

Aug 12, 2020 - 7 Comments
MacOS Catalina update

‌Apple has released a Supplemental Update to MacOS Catalina 10.15.6 for Mac users running the Catalina release on their computers. macOS Catalina‌ 10.15.6 Supplemental Update includes bug fixes specifically aimed at improving stability for virtualization apps (like VMWare, VirtualBox, and Parallels), and resolves an issue with new model iMac (2020 Retina 5k) where the screen … Read More

What the ‘Legacy System Extension’ Mac Message Means & What To Do About It

Aug 8, 2020 - 11 Comments
macOS legacy system extension warning

If you’re using a Mac running MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 or later (including Big Sur), you might have seen a new and somewhat cryptic message pop up when your Mac is turned on, or when you use certain apps. Titled “Legacy System Extension”, the message goes on to note that “existing software on your system loaded … Read More

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