While Apple has built Safari with all of the required features, the company has kept a door open for third-party developers to add new features to the browser using the so-called extensions. An extension helps you extend the functionality of a browser on your computer. For instance, if your browser doesn’t have the ability to […]
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.
The homepage of a web browser is the page that you see whenever you launch the browser on your computer. Whether you are using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, you always see the homepage when the browser is opened. Some browsers come with a default home page that opens up when the browser is launched, and […]
When you right-click on a file on your Mac, you see quite a few options that help you open or change the file. One of these options is called Open With that shows all of the applications you can open the selected file with. For example, if you have right-clicked on an image file and […]
When your Mac is connected to the Internet, there will be some apps using your Internet connection to fulfill their requirements. For example, the Adobe Reader on your Mac might be trying to update it to the newest version, and it will be using your Internet connection to do so. Sometimes you may want to […]
The reason Macs are so beautiful is that they contain a number of animations that play – and sometimes these go without you being able to notice them. From the time you launch an app and work with it and then close it, some animations play that can be seen on your screen. For instance, […]
If Instagram happens to be the place that sees your food pics first, and only then you show them to others, then you might want to use it on your Mac as well. Instagram is actually built for smartphones so that you can upload your pics to the web wherever you are in the world […]
iTunes is a widely used media player on Mac machines, and you have probably been using it ever since you bought a Mac. The app has really nice features that help you collect and organize your audio files, video files, and so on in a really user-friendly interface. Most people play their music tracks in […]
By default, your Mac just does not have a way to show you the apps and documents that you have accessed recently. It is actually a requirement of most of the users to get to the recent apps as quickly as possible because that is what they tend to use often. If you are like […]
When you install a new application on your Mac, you need to configure it so that it works the way you want. For instance, you can set an app to launch at the login time so that it gets opened every time you log into your Mac; it could be a requirement of the app, […]
Time Machine is a great way to backup data on a Mac as it silently and in backgrounds backs up the data on your Mac so that you can restore it when things are not well. You may not even know and Time Machine is running in the background helping you backup the data that it […]
The Dock on your Mac is a place from where you can quickly launch applications to use. When you unbox a brand new Mac and boot it for the first time, you will only see the Apple stock apps in the Dock on your Mac. These apps usually include Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Maps, Launchpad, Contacts, […]
When Evernote came out for the first time, millions of people rushed towards it as they thought this was going to be one of their greatest note taking apps. And that turned out to be true. Evernote started offering a number of features that were not present in any other note-taking apps, and the product […]
In order to make the downloading stuff task easier for you, what the Safari browser on your Mac does is open the iTunes app when you visit an App Store web page using the browser. So what happens here is that if you are only looking through the items list and you don’t intend to download them to […]
One of the Mac’s abilities is that it allows you to share your internet connection with the people around you. That becomes really helpful when you only have a single internet connection, and you want an additional device to connect to the Internet. With your Mac, you have various ways to share your connection so […]
Macs have tons of keyboard shortcuts that let you jump from one place on your Mac to another within milli-seconds. While the apps that you install on your Mac have their own keyboard shortcuts, the default system also has its own shortcuts to help you switch between various system panels on your Mac. One of […]
In order to provide you with the results that are most relevant to you, many of the apps on your Mac use your location data to serve you with the results that are closer to you regarding location. For example, if you search for Sushi Restaurants in the Maps app on your Mac and you […]
Taking screenshots might be your daily task if you happen to write tech tutorials like what we do here at TechChomps. There are various ways to take screenshots on each of the available operating systems, and the Apple’s Macs do have their own means of capturing the screen. In most operating systems, the screen capturing […]
Taking screenshots is really great as that way you can show others exactly what you have got on your screen and these screenshots also help you write detailed tech tutorials that the users can easily understand. While there are various ways to take a screenshot on your Mac using keyboard shortcuts, there does not seem […]
The fear of judgment can be crippling enough to make you not want to do anything at all. The last thing you want to do as a writer is live in fear of other people’s judgment. If you manage to get a few compliments from people who write at a level that you don’t yet […]
Ever since the tabbed interface has become available for the apps, managing multiple app windows has become easier. It’s far easier to operate a single window with multiple tabs than a separate window for each of the open tabs. With macOS Sierra on your Mac, you can now merge the multiple windows of a stock […]