Tag Archives: Mac

New Retina MacBook Air, Mac Mini, iPad Pro Released

Apple has announced notable updates to the MacBook Air, Mac Mini, and iPad Pro. The new MacBook Air features a Retina display and Touch ID, the Mac Mini features powerfully revamped internals, and the iPad Pro now features slimmer bezels and support for Face ID and a new Apple Pencil. Aside from new hardware updates discussed below, Apple also re

How to Force Reload Webpage Without Cache in Google Chrome for Mac

Need to force refresh a webpage without loading it from cache in Google Chrome? We’ll show you how a few ways to reload a webpage without cache in Chrome for Mac and Windows. For some quick background, web browsers will cache websites you visit in order to speed up return visits. This is a good thing and generally not a problem for most use

How to Download San Francisco Fonts for Mac

Apple has created a custom font named “San Francisco” for use as the system font in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. It’s a gorgeously simple font that is highly legible regardless of what Apple system or display it’s used on, and if you’re a developer or designer you may appreciate having access to the San Francisco fo

How to Update Apps from the Mac App Store

When an update is available for any Mac app that has been installed through the Mac App Store, you will notice the App Store icon in OS X gets a numerical badge on it, indicating the number of software updates available. Additionally, you will notice the the App Store entry within the  Apple menu will show an “Updates” note alongside

How to Check Size of App Updates in the Mac App Store

Want to see the size of an app update that is available in the Mac App Store? Some Mac users may be interested in knowing the size of an available app software update before starting to download or install the app update, but the App Store in MacOS Mojave doesn’t openly display the size of available app updates by default. Instead, you’

How to Turn Off Keyboard Backlighting Automatically from Inactivity on Mac

If you’d like the keyboard backlighting on a MacBook Pro or Air to turn itself off after the Mac laptop has been inactive for a determined amount of time, you can toggle a system setting to allow for that. This setting is aimed at specifically the keyboard backlighting, independent of what’s going on with the screen or the Mac itself,

Get the Apple TV Space Screen Savers on Mac

Some absolutely stunning space screen savers exist on the latest Apple TV system software versions, presumably captured from the International Space Station, or perhaps some other satellite. Thanks to a third party effort, you can get those gorgeous space screensavers from the Apple TV on a Mac too, in up to 4k video resolution. We’ve discu

How to Make Group FaceTime Calls from Mac

Group FaceTime video chat allows for up to 32 participants to be engaged in the same active video conference, as long as those people are on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, running the latest versions of macOS or iOS system software. We’ve discussed making Group FaceTime video calls from the iPhone and iPad before, and so this tutorial is going to c

How to Delete Unwanted Email Addresses in Mail on Mac

The Mail app for Mac maintains a list of contacts and email addresses with which you have communicated before, and that email address list will be used for the Mail app suggestions and email address completion suggestion lists. This is separate from the regular Contacts address book that is maintained on the Mac, as the email recipients list is li

MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 Update Released for Mac

Apple has released MacOS 10.14.2 update for MacOS Mojave. The latest software update for the Mac is said to improve the stability, compatibility, and security of Macs, and is therefore recommended for all Mojave users to install. Mac users not running Mojave will instead find “Security Update 2018-003 High Sierra” and “Security

How to Connect a Mac to Bluetooth Speaker

A Mac can easily be connected to a Bluetooth speaker system, offering a convenient and wireless method of enjoying audio from the computer. Using a Bluetooth speaker system on a Mac is quite simple, and the only real requirement is that the Mac has Bluetooth actively enabled, and the Speaker system is within range. Beyond that, MacOS is able to c

How to Enable TextEdit Dark Mode on Mac

TextEdit, the default text editor bundled with MacOS, now supports a dark mode theme, which basically inverts the color display of the text editor so that white text appears on a dark background, rather than the default black text on white background. This makes working in TextEdit at night or in low light conditions a bit easier on the eyes, just

How to Use Reduce Motion on Mac to Disable Most Animations

The Mac has many visual animations that draw on screen as you perform various actions throughout the operating system, whether it’s the zooming in and out of opening Mission Control, or sliding between desktops in Spaces, amongst others. These provide for some enjoyable visual eye candy, but some users may find the animations cause motion si

How to Update All Apps from the Mac App Store, Concurrently

Rather than updating apps individually, Mac users can wield a convenient feature of the App Store that initiates a bulk software update to every app installed from the Mac App Store, all with a single click. This makes the process of installing available software updates for Mac apps a bit easier and quicker, since there’s only a single acti

How to Format an SD Card on Mac

Formatting an SD card from a Mac is simple and quick thanks to the Disk Utility application. This is a commonly required task before an SD card or Micro SD card can be used as a storage medium for another electronic device, or even to remove any data stored on the SD card. This tutorial will show you how to format an SD card or Micro SD card in Ma

5 Ways to Decorate a Mac Desktop for the Holidays

Feeling festive? Want to decorate your Mac for the holidays? How would you like to have a lovely falling snow screen saver, some holiday lights blinking around the perimeter of the Mac display, and maybe even some snow falling on the desktop itself? With the help of a handful of utilities, you can get all of the above, putting your Mac in the holi

How to Enable the Light Theme in Mac OS

If you’re currently using the Dark mode theme in Mac OS, you may wish to change to the Light visual theme. The Light theme in Mac OS was the default visual option on the Mac for ages, but with MacOS Mojave came the new visual option for enabling the Dark mode theme for the Mac interface. Many users may have chosen the Dark mode theme during