Do you want to stop certain websites from trying to access your Mac’s webcam or microphone unnecessarily? You’ll be pleased to know that Safari on macOS makes it pretty easy to restrict websites that can request access to the camera or microphone with pop-ups.
You may find a “Purgeable” storage space when looking at disk storage and disk usage in modern versions of macOS, including Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, Sierra, etc, either within the About This Mac > Storage screen, Disk Utility, or the Storage Management section of System Information. This curiously labeled disk storage item is similar to … Read More
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.
Are you loving using the Control Center for Mac? Want to love it even more? You can make it even more useful for your particular needs by customizing Mac Control Center for features that you regularly use.
Control Center on the Mac is easy to use and quite convenient, offering quick access to toggles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirDrop, Do Not Disturb, audio levels, keyboard brightness, and more. If you’ve used the Control Center on your iPhone and iPad, you’ll know how useful it is for quickly enabling or disabling certain features, and … Read More
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
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
Apple has released beta 8 of macOS Big Sur 11.3, iOS 14.5, and iPadOS 14.5, available now to users enrolled in the Apple operating system beta testing programs. Builds are available for both public beta and developer beta testers. The eight beta builds arrive just a week after the seventh beta builds, and a week … Read More
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.
Mac users may occasionally find themselves wanting to clean install macOS Big Sur onto a Mac. A clean installation of macOS Big Sur basically means the entire hard drive – including the system itself, all data, all apps, user accounts, literally everything – is erased, and then a fresh clean install of macOS Big Sur … Read More
Want to play Fortnite on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac again, in 2021? You can play the popular game entirely for free, despite the ongoing dispute between Apple and Epic, thanks to GeForceNow. Best of all, it works impressively well, and with high graphics settings too (possibly even better graphics than you’d be able to … Read More
By default, Sidecar for Mac sets iPad to be on the right side of the Mac display, but what if you want to change the iPad position to be on the left side? Or to the top, or bottom of the Mac display? Or perhaps you want the iPad display to be a little bit … Read More
Need to make a disk image from a CD or DVD right on a Mac? Many Mac users continue to have and use DVD and CD media, whether it’s movie collections, proofs, music collections, files and data backups, old media, medical imaging, or anything else. Despite the fact that no Mac ships with a DVD/CD … Read More
Rarely, Mac users encounter an “Import Failed” error message when trying to open the Mail app in Mac OS, with a brief Message Import splash screen. The import failure prevents the Mail app from opening any further, and therefore renders the Mail app and inboxes unusable. This can happen on any version of Mail for … Read More
If you use Google Meet for group video chat and video calling, you might be interested in knowing that you can also screen share through Google Meet. Like most other Google Meet features, screen sharing is easy to use and quite convenient, and while we’re focusing on using this from a Mac, it works basically … Read More
Do you use Google Chrome to browse the web on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac instead of Safari? If so, you’ll likely be interested in knowing how you can reopen closed tabs within Chrome.
Do you want to how much free space you have on your Mac? Or perhaps how much space a certain app is taking up on your computer? Either way, you can check your Mac’s storage space within a matter of seconds.
Do you want to prevent notifications from showing up on your Mac’s lock screen? Perhaps you want to hide them for privacy reasons? If you’re a frequent user of the handy lock screen feature on the Mac, you may be interested in disabling the display of notifications on the locked screen of the computer.