OS X

Third-Party Tools Which Do Better Than Some Of MacOS’ Default Apps

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I am a big fan of some of Mac OS’ default apps but like everything else online, there are tools and software apps which can do MacOS tasks better, faster, and more efficiently. We would be extremely remiss if we didn’t point them out to you. Compared to some of the bloatware that Windows packages […]

How To Create & Use Smart Folders On MacOS

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MacOS has a really efficient system to help you search for files and folders in your storage. You can run searches that contain specific words or other criteria to find the items you’re looking for. What makes finding things even easier though is the Smart Folders feature that comes built into the Finder. Smart Folders, […]

5 Ways To Reveal The Path Of a File On MacOS

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When you create or copy a file to your Mac, it is assigned a path which is the actual location of the file on your Mac. Paths let you easily get to any folder or files on your machine as they represent the full address of the file saved on your machine. Sometimes you may […]

5 Apps Which Will Take Your New Mac To The Next Level

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Much of the preinstalled default apps on a MacOS computer is actually really good. But like any new computer, there is always new stuff you can add to make your user experience just that little bit better. During the seven years I have used a Mac computer, there are some apps which were a case […]

How To Find & Upgrade 32-Bit Apps On Your Mac

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Up until now, your Mac supported all the versions of any apps on your machine. You could run an app whether it was 32-bit or 64-bit without any issues on your machine. However, that changes with the macOS 10.15 version. Once you update your Mac to this latest version of the macOS, you’ll no longer […]

How To Enable & Use ‘Picture In Picture’ Mode On Your Mac

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‘Picture in picture’ mode has long been available for a number of devices except for the Apple Mac. If you don’t already know what it is, it is a mode that allows you to play a video (or any other content for that matter) in a window that floats over your existing app windows. You […]

How To Set Up & Use MacOS Dictation

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I write a lot. It is my occupation, my hobby, and pretty much the one thing I am good at. If I am not writing articles, I am writing books, which means not only do I mess up a lot of keyboards, I also end up hurting my hands and wrists while going at 130 […]

How To Create Your Own Dynamic Wallpapers On MacOS

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If you have had a MacOS computer for a while, you will know what dynamic wallpapers are. These are the ones which change depending on what time of day it is. So a dark wallpaper will appear during the night while a light wallpaper will appear during the day. This can be extremely helpful if […]

How To Encrypt a Folder On MacOS Using Disk Utility

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On Windows, you have Bitlocker. Cross-platform, you also have VeraCrypt (successor to TrueCrypt). But if you want to encrypt a folder on the fly in MacOS, then the quickest and easiest way is to use Disk Utility. Disk Utility is a function built into the MacOS operating system and can do things such as wiping […]

How To Hard Reset a Mac OS X Computer & Reinstall The OS

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It’s a fact of life that computers slow down. Sometimes it’s due to wear and tear but it can also be something as simple as your hard-drive filling up with files which are no longer needed. Or essential operating system files being accidentally deleted. When this happens, it’s time to consider reinstalling the operating system. […]