OS X

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. […]

How To Delete The Hidden Download Log On Your Mac OS X Computer

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Did you know that everytime you download something on your Mac, it records it in a handy log file? Yeah….thanks for that Apple. I can hear the illegal downloading crowd crying out in a panic as they frantically scrub their hard-drives. The good news is that you don’t have to scrub your hard-drive. You just […]

How To Free Up Space On Your Mac OS X Computer FAST

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Despite my MacBook Air having a 120GB hard-drive, I am always struggling to keep enough storage space free. Everytime I look at my available space, I am always hovering around 15-20GB. Which you might think is no small amount, but when it drops below 10GB, the computer starts throwing up continual boot error messages. Ever […]

How To Add a Menu Shortcut To Shutdown MacOS Finder

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The Finder section on a MacOS computer is directly comparable to the File Explorer in Windows. It is where your files are stored, including the operating system files. So as an essential part of the computer, it can be pretty irritating when the Finder goes off on one of its freakout moments. Whether a command […]

How To Make a MacOS Installer On a USB Stick

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If you want to download the latest version of MacOS, you simply have to go to the Mac App Store and download it. But what if you are an IT geek working in a computer repair shop, refurbishing Macs which need MacOS reinstalled? What if the Internet connection where you are is dodgy to say […]

How to Make it Harder For Someone to Hack into Your Mac

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When I was at Frankfurt airport recently, I saw a businessman leave his very expensive MacBook Air laptop on the table to go and get coffee. He was gone for five minutes but in those five minutes, somebody could either have stolen the computer or hacked into it for valuable data. These days though, hackers […]

The Best Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts

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No matter what you’re doing, efficiency helps—and what better way to be more efficient than with keyboard shortcuts? MacOS has dozens of keyboard shortcuts that help you perform simple tasks with a quick combination of clicks, rather than a prolonged search through the menus to perform the same function. But even power users might not […]