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Fix “A software update is required to install macOS in a virtual machine” Error on Mac

Jun 20, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Fix the Software update required to install macOS in virtual machine error

Some Mac users who are attempting to install MacOS Sequoia beta into a virtual machine may run into an error message that states “A software update is required to install macOS in a virtual machine.”

How to Use Screen Distance on iPhone & iPad to Help Eye Health

Jun 17, 2024 - 5 Comments
Screen Distance explained by Apple

Screen Distance is a little-known health feature for iPhone and iPad that is designed to help users keep their eyes at a healthy distance from their displays. Theoretically, Screen Distance could help to reduce myopia and eye strain, and even if the feature isn’t right for you and your device, you may find it to … Read More

How to Install MacOS Sequoia Beta

Jun 13, 2024 - 3 Comments

MacOS Sequoia 15 brings a host of new features and enhancements to the Mac, such as iPhone Mirroring with drag and drop support between the Mac and iPhone, Apple Intelligence AI capabilities and ChatGPT integration, simplified window tiling for better window management, a dedicated Passwords app for managing logins, and some pretty big upgrades to … Read More

MacOS Sequoia Announced with iPhone Mirroring, AI, Passwords App, & More

Jun 10, 2024 - 16 Comments
MacOS Sequoia

Apple has announced MacOS Sequoia, the next major version of the Mac operating system. Versioned as macOS Sequoia 15, the future software update includes some intriguing new features, including iPhone Mirroring, a host of new AI features called Apple Intelligence, the inclusion of a Passwords app, new features to tile windows easier, new summary and … Read More

How to Download & Install Windows 11 LTSC ISO

Jun 7, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Windows 11 LTSC installing into a virtual machine on Mac

Some advanced users, IT staff, and enterprise users may have a need to download, install, and use Windows 11 LTSC, whether that’s for installing into a virtual machine environment running on a Mac or PC, a dual boot situation with an Intel Mac using Boot Camp, or even installing directly onto a PC, medical device, … Read More

Can I Keep My MacBook Pro/Air Plugged in All The Time?

Jun 6, 2024 - 4 Comments
Can you leave a MacBook plugged in all the time

Many MacBook Pro and MacBook Air owners use their laptops in dual use scenarios, functioning as a laptop computer when on the go, and a desktop computer when not. This leads some to wonder if it’s bad for the MacBook battery to leave the computer charging or plugged in, even if it’s not in use. … Read More

How to Share Folder from Windows in VMWare Fusion to Mac

Jun 5, 2024 - 2 Comments
Create a Shared Folder in Windows for VMWare to share to Mac 1

If you are running Windows 11 in VMWare Fusion on a Mac, you might want to setup a shared folder to easily transfer data from the Mac to the Windows virtual machine. There are a few ways to accomplish this, from using VMWare Tools, to using a networking approach, and we’ll cover the latter here.

How to Install Java on Mac with M3, M2, M1 Apple Silicon Chip

Jun 3, 2024 - 1 Comment

Some Mac users may need to install Java on their Apple Silicon equipped Mac – whether it’s an M1, M2, M3, or other M-series ARM chip – allowing them to run Java-based applications and software on their computers. Whether it’s to run specific enterprise software, use particular educational tools and compsci courses, run Java web … Read More

sysmond on Mac Using High CPU? Here’s the Likely Reason & How to Fix It

Jun 1, 2024 - 1 Comment
Understanding why sysmond using high CPU

sysmond, which as you may have surmised from the process name, is short for System Monitor Daemon, is part of Activity Monitor. Thus, if you use Activity Monitor to keep a watch on your Mac system resources, processes, CPU usage, Energy use, Disk, Network, and critical to our discussion here – Memory usage, you may … Read More

Install & Run iTunes, Aperture, or iPhoto in MacOS Sonoma with Retroactive

May 31, 2024 - 12 Comments
Install iTunes, Aperture, or iPhotos on a modern MacOS Sonoma Mac

Do you miss iTunes for Mac? Do you really miss Aperture for Mac? Do you have fond memories of iPhoto in MacOS? What if you could run any of these three now defunct apps in modern MacOS Sonoma? With the help of an app called Retroactive, you can do exactly that, installing iTunes, Aperture, and … Read More

PSA: Updating to MacOS Sonoma or iOS 17 May Enable iCloud Keychain

May 28, 2024 - 4 Comments
iCloud Keychain may turn itself on after software updates

Mac users, iPhone users, and iPad users, should all be aware that updating to macOS Sonoma 14, iOS 17, or iPadOS 17, may silently enable iCloud Keychain on their devices. Essentially this means that by updating to the latest iOS, iPadOS, or MacOS, you may be unintentionally enabling the feature and thereby uploading your saved … Read More

How to Install VMWare Tools in Windows on VMWare Fusion for Mac

May 27, 2024 - 3 Comments
VMWare Tools installing

VMWare Tools is an optional toolkit to install into a Windows virtual machine in VMWare that allows you to have easier sharing of files between the host Mac operating system and the Windows virtual machine, as well as some other useful features like time syncing between host and client, being able to pass data back … Read More

How to Change the Voice of ChatGPT on iPhone, Mac, iPad

May 26, 2024 - 2 Comments
Tap on Voice to change the voice of ChatGPT

ChatGPT for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, all include a very impressive Voice Chat feature, that lets you have voice chats and full on conversations with the advanced AI Large Language Model. One of the fun ways to customize Voice Chat with ChatGPT is to change the voice to something you prefer, and there are multiple … Read More

How to Confirm Before Closing Windows with Multiple Tabs in Chrome, Edge, Brave

May 25, 2024 - 2 Comments
Ask before closing all tabs in a browser window in Chrome and Edge

If you use a lot of tabs when browsing the web with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Brave, or any other Chromium based browser, you might want to enable an optional feature that asks to confirm whether or not you wish to close any browser window with multiple tabs open. This can help to prevent you … Read More

How to Search the Web (Minus AI Junk & Clutter) with Google on Safari for Mac

May 24, 2024 - 2 Comments
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If you’re a Safari user, as many of us are, you might be interested in actually searching the web with Google and then seeing a list of actual web link results, without seeing any of the new AI junk, video and image recommendations, knowledge panels, related searches, suggested searches, or the other junky clutter that … Read More

How to Use ChatGPT for Mac Right Now, Bypassing the Waitlist

May 23, 2024 - 7 Comments
How to get ChatGPT for Mac right now and use it skipping the waitlist

OpenAI recently announced that an official ChatGPT app for Mac was coming with ChatGPT 4o support, complete with some pretty cool features like a keyboard shortcut to open a ChatGPT query from anywhere (kind of like Spotlight, but for ChatGPT), screenshot capabilities, ability to initiate discussions based on photos (for example, provide a picture of … Read More

Play Apple Music in Retro Mac OS X Fashion with QuickTune

May 21, 2024 - Leave a Comment
QuickTune retro Apple Music player

Apple Music may be a modern offering from Apple, but a super fun project from developer Mario Guzman offers a very nostalgic interface to Apple Music, giving it a QuickTime lookalike appearance from 2005. Aptly named QuickTune, you’ll find QuickTune has a super simple and fun retro brushed metal interface to interact with Apple Music … Read More

How to Install & Run Windows 11 in VMware Fusion Pro on Mac

May 20, 2024 - 13 Comments
How to install and run Windows 11 on VMWare Fusion Pro on Mac

There are numerous options to run Windows 11 simultaneously with MacOS, and one great app option that is newly free is VMware Fusion Pro 13. VMWare Fusion Pro makes it particularly simple to download, install, and setup Windows 11 in a virtual machine on the Mac, but if you’re new to virtualization and virtual machines, … Read More

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