The Contacts app on your Mac is a really nice app to save your important contacts in. It offers various ways for you to manage your contacts and keep them in an organized way. If you have some contacts in the app that you no longer need, you can just delete them, and they will […]
Mac OS X
Mac OS X (or macOS as it is known these after Apple changed the name) is Apple’s computer operating system for its Macintosh line of desktop and laptop computers. If you buy a computer that is made by Apple, it runs Mac OS X or macOS by default. Apple does not distribute this operating system outside of its own devices, so there is nothing else out there available from other companies that can run Mac OS X or macOS.
Launched in 2001, OS X was the successor to the older Mac OS classic. Mac OS X is based on UNIX and used a Mach kernel. OS X gives better memory management and has better multithreading capabilities over the older Mac OS classic.
The Mac OS X category is filled with helpful how-to, tips, and tricks to do with the Mac OS X operating system and all of its versions. In addition to the how-to’s based on its existing operating system, you’ll find helpful hints on how to use Mac applications also.
We recently posted about how you can show a custom message on the login screen of your Mac. That allowed you to show whatever text you wanted on the login screen on your Mac. Here comes a new trick for the login screen of your Mac that allows you to show information about your Mac […]
Many of you are likely using the Finder’s search feature to search for files on your Mac. Although Spotlight brings up usually anything you want with its quick search features, Finder is also a great way to search for files on a Mac. One of the things that Finder does when you search using it […]
One of the common mods we have been seeing in almost all the operating systems is night mode. The mode allows users to set different colors for their screens at night time to ensure the screen is easy on the eyes. The night mode exists on Android and iOS, and now it has made its […]
Protecting your confidential PDF documents is a must in today’s world as you may not know who is spying on you and reading your documents. One of the ways you can do that is to add password protection to your documents. That way, each time the document is opened, the document will ask for the […]
There aren’t many things that you can customize on the login screen of your Mac. By default, the screen shows a background and a list of users on the machine. You can click on a user and log-in to open your Mac. However, there is one thing that can be added to your login screen […]
Even when you print a black and white document on your Mac, your Mac sends signals to the printer that the document to be printed is a color one. The reason it does so is that you have not specifically asked your Mac to print the document in black and white. It is just doing […]
When you search your Mac using the Find feature in the Finder app on your Mac, you are presented with all of the files you can usually get access to on your Mac. What these search results don’t include, though, is system files. If you are looking for some specific system files and they are […]
Most Apple apps come with a hidden menu called debug menu that has options to let you perform some extra actions on your Mac. For example, the debug menu in Calendar app allows you to clear the cache which is not possible with any other methods. The debug menu in these Apple apps comes disabled […]
Apple pays attention to every little detail, and that is the reason we see a lot of small yet cool things in its devices. From the Apple Maps icon showing a particular location to the Pages app having the full speech of Jobs, there are many things Apple has added to its devices that make […]
When there are files on your Mac that you do not use, what you do is delete them from your Mac. By deleting such files, you are reclaiming the memory space that can now be used for other files that you actually use on your machine. The deletion process is quite simple: either you right-click […]
One of the worst things that can happen to us is losing import contacts on our machines. If you have saved someone’s phone number and that is crucial to you, losing it is a problem. To ensure your contacts are safe on your Mac, you should regularly take their backups. Doing something regularly is where […]
As you use your Mac for a long time, it eventually gets filled with a lot of files and that slows down the performance of the machine. If that has happened to you, you will want to get rid of such files from your Mac and begin with a fresh one. One of the ways […]
If you have recently switched to Mac from Windows, you will find that the process of uninstalling an app on the Mac is not as straightforward as Windows. Windows PCs have the uninstall section from where a user can uninstall an app, but Macs don’t have that. Instead, Mac lets you delete an app by […]
Until and unless WhatsApp releases an official client for the desktops, you will have to rely on other techniques to get WhatsApp to work on your desktop machines. There have been many ways to make WhatsApp work on desktops, and some of those ways also cover the Mac. So, if you have got a Mac […]
If you are a Mac user and you do not wish to work with Microsoft Word, then you have a really great alternative to that pre-installed on your machine, and it is called Pages. The Pages app for Mac is a word processor for Mac computers that allows you to create dozens of types documents […]
Your Mac stores a lot of information about itself than what you imagine. From when it had its OS installed to how many cycles your battery has gone through, it has all that information stored in it and it even lets you view that should you want. There are many times when you need to […]
Every time you save something in an app on your Mac, you see the standard Mac save dialog box wherein you can enter the details for the item you are saving. The dialog box that you see is actually the minimized version of the actual bigger save dialog box that ships with the OS of […]
If you have trouble viewing web pages in your browser, then the first thing you need to look into is your DNS servers. If you have recently changed them, you will need to flush your DNS cache so that new cache can be created and so that the old cache does not interfere with the […]
Often while browsing in browsers, we accidentally close a tab. If you knew the site, you could easily go back to it using the full URL or a Google search. However, if it was something you do not remember, you will have difficulties getting back to it. In such a case, you can just view […]