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7 Best New Features in MacOS Sonoma

Sep 27, 2023 - 18 Comments
The best features in MacOS Sonoma

MacOS Sonoma includes some great new features and beautiful refinements to the Mac operating system, and if you just downloaded and installed MacOS Sonoma 14 you may be curious about what to explore with the upgraded system software version, or what is new. We’re here to help, covering the seven best new features of MacOS … Read More

macOS Sonoma Download Available Now

Sep 26, 2023 - Leave a Comment
MacOS Sonoma

Apple has released macOS Sonoma, versioned as MacOS 14.0, as a free download for all Mac users. The final version of macOS Sonoma carries the build 23A344, matching the second RC build that was released a week prior. MacOS Sonoma features an all new redesigned Lock Screen, a snazzy moving wallpaper feature, over 100 new … Read More

3 Easy Steps to Prepare for macOS Sonoma

Sep 25, 2023 - 5 Comments
Prepare for macOS Sonoma

If you’re a Mac user then you are likely excited about installing macOS Sonoma, particularly if you’re already running macOS Ventura. macOS Sonoma improves on its predecessor with new features and improvements, including beautiful new screen savers, a revised Lock Screen, Safari Profiles, desktop widgets, and much more. Before you jump right into installing macOS … Read More

macOS Sonoma Release Candidate 2 Available to Download

Sep 21, 2023 - 1 Comment
MacOS Sonoma RC is available to download

MacOS Sonoma Release Candidate 2 is available for Mac users involved in the beta testing programs for macOS Sonoma system software. The RC 2 build is 23A344, and is available for both developer beta and public beta testers. It’s likely that this RC 2 build matches the final version of macOS Sonoma, which is set … Read More

MacOS Ventura 13.6 & MacOS Monterey 12.7 Updates Released

Sep 21, 2023 - 3 Comments
MacOS Ventura 13.6 and macOS Monterey 12.7

Apple has released macOS Ventura 13.6 to Mac users running the Ventura operating system, along with macOS Monterey 12.7 for Mac users running Monterey. The updates include important security fixes and are therefore recommended for all MacOS users to update to. Separately, Apple has also released a series of security updates for nearly every other … Read More

How to Make a Bootable MacOS Sonoma Beta USB Installer Disk

Sep 14, 2023 - 3 Comments
How to make a macOS Sonoma beta USB boot installer drive

If you’re interested in creating a bootable macOS Sonoma beta USB installer drive, out of a USB flash drive or similar disk device, you can do so easily. Many Mac users like to use bootable USB installer drives to perform clean installations of MacOS Sonoma, to update multiple Macs easily, or just to have for … Read More

MacOS Sonoma RC Available to Download

Sep 13, 2023 - Leave a Comment
MacOS Sonoma RC is available to download

Apple has issued MacOS Sonoma Release Candidate to Mac users who are participating in the beta testing program for MacOS system software. The update is available to users enrolled in either the developer beta or public beta program, and MacOS Sonoma RC carries the build of 23A339. Note that many M2 Mac users running Sonoma … Read More

MacOS Sonoma Release Date Set for September 26

Sep 13, 2023 - Leave a Comment
MacOS Sonoma

MacOS Sonoma will be released on Tuesday, September 26. MacOS Sonoma, which is versioned as macOS 14, will be will be available as a free update to Mac users.

iOS 16.6.1, macOS Ventura 13.5.2, iPadOS 16.6.1 Released

Sep 7, 2023 - 3 Comments

Apple has released a series of software updates for various devices, including iOS 16.6.1 for iPhone, MacOS Ventura 13.5.2 for Mac, and iPadOS 16.6.1 for iPad. The updates appear to be include important security fixes for actively exploited issues, and no new features are included. These small point release updates arrive ahead of the major … Read More

Resolving Weird Errors in MacOS Software Update

Sep 6, 2023 - 2 Comments
Nonsensical error messages in Software Update on the Mac

As a Mac user, you’re likely already familiar with how to install macOS system software updates, which tend to be a simple process. But sometimes you get weird errors when loading the Software Update control panel, and those errors can lead to failures when attempting to install or even load available system software updates on … Read More

Where Desktop Pictures Set from Safari are Located on Mac

Sep 5, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Location of Safari set desktop picture on the Mac

If you have ever used the “Use Image as Desktop Picture” feature in Safari for Mac to set your wallpaper, you know that you can set any image you run into on the web as the wallpaper on your Mac. Often, we may set an image from the web as our Mac wallpaper, and then … Read More

View an AQI Map in Weather on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Aug 31, 2023 - 1 Comment
See the AQI map on Weather app for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

More and more people are concerned with Air Quality Index scores of locations, whether it is their own city, or a destination they intend to travel to. Given that bad AQI scores can directly negatively impact life and quality of life, it is reasonable to want to see what the AQI is for various locations, … Read More

MacOS Sonoma Beta 7 Available to Download

Aug 30, 2023 - 5 Comments
MacOS Sonoma beta updates are available

MacOS Sonoma beta 7 has been released for Mac users participating in the developer beta testing program for macOS system software. The latest Sonoma beta continues to refine the upcoming Mac operating system, and includes over 100 new screen savers that can transition into wallpapers. The developer beta build arrived first, and was soon followed … Read More

An Excellent Free Clipboard Manager for Mac is CopyClip

Aug 28, 2023 - 19 Comments
CopyClip is the best free clipboard manager for Mac

CopyClip is a free and simple clipboard manager for Mac that lives in your menu bar, storing all of the content or items that you have copied or cut into your clipboard, which you can then quickly recall and paste wherever is needed. If you’re unfamiliar with clipboard managers, they can significantly improve your Mac … Read More

LNK Files: What is .lnk File and How to Open .lnk Files on Mac

Aug 27, 2023 - Leave a Comment
What is an LNK file and how do you open .lnk files on Mac?

Some Mac users who also work with Windows, or who have drives, network shares, or other volumes that are from the Windows world, may occasionally come across LNK files with a .lnk file extension. If you’re wondering what these files are and how you can open them on the Mac, you should continue reading so … Read More

Transcribe Audio Files & Video to Text on Mac with MacWhisper

Aug 24, 2023 - 2 Comments
Drag and drop your file or URL into MacWhisper to transcribe the audio to text

Perhaps you’ve come across a situation where you have an audio file, YouTube link, or video that you would like to transcribe the audio of that file into text, right on your Mac. That’s exactly what MacWhisper does, a free app which makes easy work of transcribing audio files into text using technology from OpenAI, … Read More

Fixing “The application appears to have been tampered with” Error on Mac

Aug 23, 2023 - 2 Comments
Application appears to have been tampered with error message on Mac

An unusual and rare Mac error may come across for some MacOS users when using BBEdit, or perhaps even other apps, that says “The application appears to have been tampered with.” This appears to be some variation of the “app is damaged and can’t be opened” error message that some Mac users may occasionally see. … Read More

MacOS Sonoma Beta 6 Available to Download

Aug 22, 2023 - 1 Comment
MacOS Sonoma beta updates are available

Apple has issued the 6th beta version of macOS Sonoma to users who are enrolled in the developer beta testing program for MacOS. MacOS Sonoma beta 6 arrives late and off-schedule compared to the other beta operating systems like beta 6 of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 (which are now on beta 7), so if … Read More

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