Want to run macOS Big Sur but don’t have a computer on the list of officially compatible Macs with macOS 11? If you’re an advanced user who is comfortable with running unsupported system software on unsupported hardware, and you’re feeling adventurous, there are some solutions to install and run macOS Big Sur on unsupported Macs, … Read More
If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, you can install and run iPhone and iPad apps directly on the Mac. The new Apple Silicon Macs have the ability to not only run Mac apps natively and through Rosetta 2, but iOS and iPadOS apps too, bringing a plethora of apps and games to the Mac … Read More
Do you want to stop getting unwanted emails from senders you’ve previously blocked in your Mac Mail inbox? If you’ve noticed blocked senders emails still coming through to your Mail inbox on the Mac (or iPhone or iPad), this occurs due to the default inbox settings used by the Mail app. Fortunately, you can fix … Read More
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
Have a variety of files you’d like to combine into a single PDF file? You can do that right on the Mac. Perhaps you have a handful of documents you’re working with, or perhaps you need to send along multiple PDF files via email. When appropriate, you can combine these files into a single PDF … Read More
Do you use the Mac Mail app and you find yourself getting unwanted emails? Whether it’s spam, promotional emails, or just unwanted emails from a particular person, company, or group, you may want to block the sender’s email addresses to make sure you no longer see them in your mail inbox.
Want to customize the Dock on your Mac? Perhaps you want to add or remove some apps from the Dock, or change how the Dock looks by making it larger or smaller, or even change its position? Whatever the case, you can customize the Dock on your macOS system according to your liking within minutes.
Do you want to keep an eye on all the apps and services you’ve subscribed to? Maybe you want to know the renewal dates, cancel a subscription to an app, or change the subscription plan to a different one? If you use a Mac, you’ll be pleased to know that Apple allows you to manage … Read More
Like the way some of the default macOS Big Sur wallpapers look? You’re certainly not alone. With each major macOS release every year, Apple quietly adds a bunch of stock wallpapers that compliments the updated user interface. People often switch to these default wallpapers from the custom ones they otherwise use to either show off … Read More
Apple has released the final version of macOS Big Sur 11.1 to all Mac users running the Big Sur release. This is the firs point release build of macOS Big Sur, and includes a variety of minor new changes like support for AirPods Max, along with bug fixes and security enhancements. If you have bene … Read More
Some advanced users may wish to create an ISO file of the macOS Big Sur installer file (or MacOS Catalina installer, or MacOS Mojave installers for that matter). These can be useful for installing MacOS into virtual machines like VirtualBox and VMWare, and because the resulting installer is an ISO file it can be helpful … Read More
Apple has made a release candidate for macOS Big Sur 11.1 available for users enrolled in the public beta and developer beta testing programs. Usually a release candidate build indicates the final version is coming soon, perhaps along with the release of the impending iOS 14.3 release, which is scheduled for next week. macOS Big … Read More
Newer Mac models with Touch ID, Touch Bar, and/or the T2 security chip default to having a secure boot mode that disallows booting the Mac from external startup drives. This security setting is recommended for most users to keep enabled, but some users may wish to turn the feature off, at least temporarily, usually to … Read More
Did you recently start using Zoom for making video calls or participating in online meetings? In that case, you might not be familiar with the interface, and even some of the basic tips like toggling off and on the video camera and microphone when on Zoom.
Do you want to mask your background while you’re video calling your friends, colleagues, and family on Skype? If you use Skype for making video calls, you can hide the background in a matter of seconds and set a custom background if you’d like to. And thankfully, it doesn’t involve the usage of a green … Read More
Rosetta 2 is necessary if you want to be able to run older non-native Intel x86 apps on new Apple Silicon Macs, like the M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini. Curiously, Rosetta 2 is not installed by default on these Macs however, so if you wish to run these apps you’ll need to … Read More
The second beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.1 is available to users who are enrolled in the Mac system software beta testing programs. Typically the developer beta build is available first and soon followed by the same build to public beta users. Separately, iOS 14.3 beta 3 and ipadOS 14.3 beta 3 are also … Read More