Some Mac machines do not have an optical drive. If you have a PC desktop or laptop, you can easily access optical drives over your network. Here’s how.
Want to change up the Launchpad layout on your Mac? The following method lets you change the number of rows and columns for apps in Launchpad.
In El Capitan you can find where the cursor is by shaking your fingers on the trackpad to make the cursor get bigger. Don’t like this effect? Here’s how to disable it.
There’s now a way to change both volume and brightness on your Mac in smaller increments. The trick allows you to change levels in as small as 25% of the default bar.
Did you know there’s a way to automatically hide the menu bar on your Mac so that you don’t see it unless you move your cursor near it? Here’s how it’s done.
If you have thousands of songs without lyrics, adding the lyrics one by one is a pain! Fortunately, there’s a free Mac app for that called Singer Song Reader; it will help you search, save, and display iTunes song lyrics.
Looking to find the uptime of your Mac? There are two ways to see this info, neither requiring a third-party app. Here are those methods.
If you have images that do not have location data embedded, here’s how you can add a location to an image in Mac.
Filepane is a nifty little tool for Mac to add useful drag-and-drop actions to your system and allow you to complete mundane tasks quickly. Let’s check it out.
Not 100% happy with the sound quality when listening to music or watching videos on your Mac and yearning for more? Check out Boom 2.
Meet Liquid, your free personal search bar for Mac that helps to simplify the process of getting more information on selected text.
Downie is a Mac-only video downloader tool that is very easy to use. After installing a browser extension, you can download any video from a site just by clicking the browser extension’s icon.
While the secure empty trash option is gone in OS X El Capitan, there is still a way to do it if needed. Here’s how to empty the trash securely on your Mac using a Terminal command.
If you don’t like the new font used in OS X, here’s how you can change the default font in El Capitan to Lucida Grande.
Using the Mail app on Mac? There’s a feature that constantly scans your emails and finds contacts to add. Want to turn this off? Here’s how to disable contacts scanning.
Bored with the default login screen wallpaper in OS X El Capitan? Luckily, you can change it without any third-party apps. Here’s how.
Tired of having to enter your password when downloading free apps in the Mac App Store? Here’s how to bypass the password prompt for free apps.
In order to create an HTML signature in the Mail app on your Mac, you need to go through a nifty trick that gets the job done for you. Here’s how it works.
Most people think of QuickTime as a video player, but it has the capability to extract audio from video files. Here’s how.
Dr. Cleaner is a free Mac utility app that helps to clean your Mac and provides you with better computer performance by optimizing your Mac OS X disk and memory. Here’s how it works.
The latest version of Safari on Mac allows you to clean the cache files individually instead of removing all browsing data. Here’s how to enable and use it.
Concerned about security on your Mac? Luckily, you can use Stealth Mode to make it more difficult for hackers and malware to find you. Here’s how.
The EasyCAP DC60 is a cheap old school video capture device. If you have a ton of old VHS or video game consoles, this is one of the very best cost-effective ways to grab walkthrough videos.
NetSpot is a free utility (with a Pro version) for Mac OS X that makes it easy to map out your wireless network. Here’s how to use it to optimize your Wifi Networks.
Stellar Speedup Mac is a powerful cleanup software that helps you improve the performance of your slow Mac by removing unwanted files and applications. Here’s a closer look.
Sometimes the Safari browser on your Apple devices goes out of sync and stays that way. Luckily, you can force sync Safari history to get it back on track. Here’s how.
Gatekeeper comes with Mac OS X and helps to prevent installations of any unauthorized apps. If you’re annoyed by this restriction, here’s how to turn off Gatekeeper forever.
If you are a Mac user and want a dedicated desktop app for your favorite web services, Epichrome can help you turn any web service or website into a stand-alone Mac application.
TextWrangler, a simple Mac text editor, is not as feature-rich as a full word processor; it’s light and it handles plain and simple text without all the formatting bells and whistles. Check it out.
It’s impossible to rename hundreds of files one by one individually. For Mac users, one of the recommended file renaming tools to batch rename files is NameChanger. Check it out.
Looking for the perfect desktop blogging app for Mac? DeskPM features a clean, simple, distraction-free interface and can publish to multiple platforms. Check it out.
Formatting a drive on your Mac is quite easy, though it isn’t as evident and obvious as it is on a PC. You can format an external drive in OS X using Disk Utility and Terminal. Here’s how to do so.
Annoyed by constant alerts on the Mac notification bar? Here’s how you can disable all notification alerts on your Mac.
iMyfone Umate is a tool for both Windows and Mac that lets you easily clea up your iPhone and helps you save space on your device. See how it works and enter to win a license key.
SaveHollywood is a Mac application that allows you to set a video as a screen saver. This tutorial shows you how to do it.
In this article we show you how to set up text shortcuts on your Mac (much like on iOS) and how to save and restore any text shortcut settings you have.
Starting with OS X El Capitan, Apple has introduced a new method that lets you skip the trash can while deleting files from within Finder. Check it out.
Ever wished that you could download all images from Web pages at once? In this article we show you a simple three-part Automator script on Mac that does that.
Did you sign up for the free trial of Apple Music and now want to cancel now that your account is being charged? Here’s how to cancel your Apple Music subscription.
If you would like videos to float over your existing windows while using your Mac, you can do so using a free Mac app called Helium. Here’s how it works.
In order to ensure the integrity of downloaded files, some websites give you a checksum to compare to. If you’re on a Mac, you can use Terminal to check a file’s checksum. Here’s how.
Safari in OS X 10.11 El Capitan has a useful feature: pinned sites. It appears as a tiny square icon, located to the left of your tabs and never goes away.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to compartmentalize, you’ll like Epichrome, a Fluid-like app that lets you run websites as apps on your Mac.
Did you know the Preview app on Mac comes with a signature feature to let you digitally sign a document? Here’s how to add your signature to a .pdf file.
Are you frustrated with the autocorrect feature on your Mac? It may be handy, but it’s often more trouble than it should be. Here’s how to turn it off.
If you love music and want your Mac to play your favorite track every time you boot up, you can do that using the Automator app to add a startup sound. Here’s how.
There is no lack of third-party apps for Gmail. Mia for Gmail is one Gmail app that allows you to check and manage your Gmail account right from the menu bar.
Hocus Focus is a Mac app that can automatically hide inactive windows. It senses and hides them for you to focus on the task at hand. Here’s how it works.
By default, the Finder app on Mac does not show the full path in its title bar. If you want to change that, here’s how to show the current path in Finder.
If you’re looking to download and perform a clean install of OS X El Capitan on your Mac, this installation guide will take you through the process.