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How to Reset MacOS Password in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave

Apr 21, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to Reset MacOS Password in MacOS Catalina, Big Sur, Mojave

Did you forget or lose the password for your Mac’s user account? Thankfully, macOS Big Sur, Catalina, and Mojave make it easy to reset this password, and you can do it in a matter of seconds regardless of what Mac you own, with the help of your Apple ID.

How to Change Safari Background Image in MacOS

Apr 14, 2021 - 5 Comments
How to Change Safari Background Image in MacOS Big Sur

Beyond customizing the Safari start page for things like Favorites, Reading List, and Frequently Visited, you can also change the background image used by Safari in modern macOS versions. This allows you to use any picture you want as the default background image in Safari, offering a neat way to customize the Safari web experience … Read More

How to Use Translate Webpages in Safari for Mac

Apr 13, 2021 - 14 Comments
How to Use Translate Webpages in Safari for Mac

Ever ended up on a webpage in a different language and wished you could translate it instantly? With the latest versions of Safari for Mac, you can use a native translation feature to convert a webpage from a foreign language to your native tongue. This is fantastic for many obvious reasons, particularly if you want … Read More

How to Customize Safari Start Page on Mac

Apr 12, 2021 - 12 Comments
How to Customize Safari Start Page in MacOS Big Sur

Do you use Safari as the default web browser on your Mac? If so, you might be happy to know that Safari’s start page is now customizable, as long as you’re running a new version of Safari on the Mac.

macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 Released with Security Fix

Mar 8, 2021 - Leave a Comment
macOS Big Sur 11.2.3

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 with an important security fix for Mac users running Big Sur. The update resolves a problem where “processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution” and is therefore recommended for all Mac users to update to the latest system software. Additionally, Apple released the same … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 Update Released with Security & Bug Fixes

Feb 9, 2021 - 13 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 update

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 as a small security and bug fix update for Mac users running Big Sur. The macOS 11.2.1 update resolves a security issue with sudo, and also resolves some battery charging issues with select MacBook Pro models. Separately, Apple also released macOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental Update and macOS Mojave … Read More

How to Downgrade macOS Big Sur to Catalina or Mojave

Jan 8, 2021 - 17 Comments
How to Downgrade macOS Big Sur to Catalina or Mojave

Did you update to macOS Big Sur but now wish you hadn’t? Are you no longer interested in using macOS Big Sur on your Mac? Perhaps you installed it to try out all new features and changes, but you’re not happy with it due to app incompatibility, performance issues, or some other problem that you … Read More

How to Copy Ringtone to iPhone from MacOS Big Sur & Catalina with Finder

Nov 20, 2020 - 8 Comments
How to copy ringtone to iPhone from macOS Finder

For Mac users trying to copy ringtones to their iPhone using a modern macOS release like Big Sur or Catalina, you’ll find it’s quite simple to do so, and a return to old habits. Basically, all you need to do is drag and drop the ringtone file from the Mac file system to the iPhone, … Read More

MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 Supplemental Update Released

Nov 5, 2020 - 1 Comment
MacOS Catalina

Apple has released a Supplemental Update for MacOS Catalina 10.15.7. The Supplemental Update is said to improve the security of macOS, and is therefore recommended for all users to install on their Macs running Catalina. Additionally, Apple has also released iOS 14.2 for iPhone, iPadOS 14.2 for iPad, iOS 12.4.9 for older iPhone and iPad … Read More

How to Restore iOS Backups in MacOS with Finder (Big Sur & Catalina)

Sep 28, 2020 - 5 Comments

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

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

Sep 24, 2020 - 3 Comments
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

Safari 14 for MacOS Catalina & Mojave Released

Sep 16, 2020 - 18 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 Flush DNS Cache in MacOS Catalina & Big Sur

Aug 27, 2020 - 10 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 Use iCloud Drive File Sharing in macOS

Aug 20, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Disable iCloud Drive on Mac

Mac users can use iCloud Drive file sharing to easily share files and folders from iCloud Drive with other people. This cloud sharing capability also exists on iPhone and iPad, and it works similar to how Dropbox and Google Drive function, allowing for easy collaboration and sharing of files and documents easily.

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 - 12 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

How to Make Screen Recordings in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, & Mojave

Aug 6, 2020 - 9 Comments
macOS Catalina

Recording your screen might be something you do often, or very rarely depending on who you are and what you do. But recording a Mac’s screen is super duper easy no matter who you are, and you don’t even need to install an app to do it. Like with so many things, Apple already included … Read More

How to Clean Install MacOS Catalina

Jul 17, 2020 - 13 Comments
How to Clean Install MacOS Catalina

Some Mac users may wish to perform a clean install of MacOS Catalina onto a Mac. A clean install represents a fresh start, and it’s achieved by erasing all data from the Mac hard drive and then performing a fresh clean installation of MacOS Catalina onto that Mac. A clean install sort of feels like … Read More

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