Tag Archives: MacOS

First Beta of MacOS 10.14.2 and iOS 12.1.1 Released for Testing

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 12.1.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.2, and tvOS 12.1.1 for users enrolled in the respective developer beta testing programs. Typically developer beta builds are released first, and public beta builds arrive soon after. The latest beta builds of various Apple operating systems arrive just a day after the fi

How to Extract a XIP File in MacOS

Need to extract a .xip file? Maybe you’re trying to figure out what a .xip is that you came across on a Mac? The XIP (.xip) file format is an archive that is similar to zip, except that .xip files typically include a digital signature that can be verified on the operating system before the archive is expanded. Thus, the .xip signature serves

How to Enable Dashboard in MacOS Mojave

Dashboard is disabled by default in MacOS Mojave, but if you’re a fan of the handy underappreciated widgets feature on the Mac, for quick access to things like unit conversion tools, weather reports, calendar, a dictionary and thesaurus, world clocks, and more, then you will be happy to know that you can quickly enable Dashboard in MacOS Moj

Beta 2 of MacOS 10.14.2 and iOS 12.1.1 Released for Testing

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 12.1.1 and MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 for users participating in the Apple system software beta testing programs. The beta software updates are available now for users in both the developer beta and the public beta testing programs for iOS and MacOS. Separately, Apple has also released a new beta versi

How to Get “Save As” Shortcut in MacOS Mojave

The Mac “Save As” keyboard shortcut allows you to quickly save a new version of an active document without re-writing the currently active document, which is perfect for many productivity situations where you’d want to save a current file as a different file type for compatibility reasons or as a backup version, or as a different

Beta 3 of iOS 12.1.1 & MacOS 10.14.2 Released for Testing

Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 12.1.1 and MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 for users participating in the beta system software testing programs. A developer version is typically available first, soon followed by the same build for public beta testers. The new beta versions likely focus on continuing bug fixes and security enhancements to t

How to Troubleshoot & Fix MacOS Mojave Wi-Fi Issues

Have you been experiencing wi-fi problems since installing MacOS Mojave 10.14 on a Mac? While MacOS Mojave works great for most Mac users with compatible Macs (and even for many Macs that are unofficially able to run Mojave), a small number of MacOS Mojave users have discovered that wireless networking is having difficulties for them. Typically th

Run MacOS Mojave on Hackintosh Intel PCs with Unibeast

If you’re a Hackintosh PC user, you may appreciate knowing that Unibeast now allows you to install and run MacOS Mojave on supported Intel PC hardware. Like all else involved in the Hackintosh process, this is for advanced users, as unofficially installing MacOS system software onto select supported generic Intel PC hardware is not necessar

How to Tag Files or Folders in MacOS

Tags allow you to organize, prioritize, arrange, and label any files or folders on the Mac. After a file is tagged in the Mac Finder, that file will be marked by the color-coded tag and its associated label, and you can then reference and access those tagged files by whatever assigned tag. You can even tag the same file or folder with multiple di

Beta 4 of MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 Released for Testing

Apple has released the fourth beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14.2 to Mac users enrolled in the Mojave beta testing program. Both the developer and public beta version of macOS 10.14.2 are available to download now onto eligible machines. Updating system software in macOS Mojave is done through the Software Update control panel within System Pr

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

Beta 1 of iOS 12.1.2 & MacOS 10.14.3 Available for Testing

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 12.1.2 and macOS 10.14.3 for users participating in the system software beta testing programs. The initial beta builds are currently available to those in the registered developer beta testing programs, but typically the public beta rolls out soon after. Additionally, Apple has rolled out the first

How to Tell if Safari Private Browsing is Enabled When in Dark Mode for MacOS

If you’re a Safari web browser user, and you also use the popular Dark Mode appearance theme on Mac OS, then you may have noticed that it’s a bit more challenging to determine if a Safari browser window is in private browsing mode or not. It turns out there is still a visual cue to indicate that Safari is in Private Browsing mode, it&

Battery Draining with MacOS Mojave? 15 Battery Life Tips to Help

Do you feel like battery life has worsened since updating a Mac laptop to MacOS Mojave? Some Mac users have discovered their battery life has reduced after updating a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air to MacOS Mojave 10.14.x, or just that battery life seems to drain faster than expected. Here we will discuss a few possible reasons for reductio

Beta 2 of iOS 12.1.3 & MacOS 10.14.3 Released for Testing

Apple has released a new beta for iOS 12.1.3 and macOS Mojave 10.14.3, along with a second beta for tvOS 12.1.2. The new beta versions are available for developer testing initially, and are typically soon followed by public beta releases. iOS 12.1.3 beta 2 is said to contain ‘bug fixes and improvements’, though specifics are not yet c

How to Enable Dark Mode on MacOS Mojave

The Dark Mode theme available in MacOS Mojave 10.14 onward offers a unique visual interface and desktop environment to work in, shifting nearly all onscreen visual elements to dark grays and blacks. For many Mac users, the Dark theme is perhaps the most popular new feature to arrive in MacOS Mojave, and the new user interface theme may be the sole

How to Install VirtualBox in MacOS Mojave if Installation Fails or Shows Kernel Driver Errors

If you have attempted to install VirtualBox in macOS Mojave you may have noticed the installation sometimes fails with a generic “The installation failed” error message. Then, when trying to run VirtualBox you may experience another error saying “Kernel driver not installed” and VirtualBox fails to function. The reason for