Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta 1 for users involved in the beta testing program for MacOS Big Sur. The beta has first arrived to developers, but the same build typically comes to public beta testers soon after. The versioning is somewhat fascinating because macOS Big Sur 11 has yet to be released … Read More
It’s all too easy to wind up with two folders that should contain a single set of files but have managed to be strewn across your computer’s storage in two different folders. Wouldn’t it be nice to merge those two folders of the same name into one on the Mac? Whether newbie or computer wizard, it … Read More
Some iPhone users may notice that trying to drag a ringtone or text tone to their device through iTunes fails. You connect the iPhone (or iPad) to the Mac or Windows PC, open iTunes or Finder, select the device as required, but when trying to manually drag and drop a ringtone into iTunes to copy … Read More
Apple has released macOS Mojave 10.14.6 Supplemental Update for Mac users who are continuing to run the Mojave operating system release. The update appears to resolve a series of performance issues that were experienced by some users who installed Security Update 2020-005 for Mojave. Some of the user reported troubles include extreme slowness and significant … Read More
MacOS Big Sur beta 9 has been released to users who are participating in the beta testing program for the Mac operating system. Typically the developer beta is soon followed by a public beta release of the same build. MacOS Big Sur, versioned as 11.0 officially (though from prior Mac OS release versioning it’s more … Read More
As you likely know by now, iOS and iPadOS device backups are handled differently in macOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina compared to Mojave and earlier that ran iTunes. Instead of iTunes for device management, device syncing, backups, and restores are all handled in the Finder now instead. We’ve already explained how to go about … Read More
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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