A frequently used app on iOS is iMessage, and yet it is often not set up correctly. This article shows how to set up and sync iMessages on both iOS and macOS.
A sound backup strategy is crucial for any computer user. Here is one solid backup strategy you can use to save your data before you need it.
While there are many ways to access Windows apps from Mac, sometimes, you just need to access the whole OS. Here is how you can install Windows 10 on Mac.
A bootable backup is one that you can use to boot and run your computer. Here is how to create a bootable clone of your Mac.
In Macs, TRIM is only enabled on SSDs supplied by Apple. If you have a 3rd party SSD, here is how to enable TRIM for SSD in Mac.
Kexts are analogous to drivers under Windows, and they let the kernel communicate with your computer’s hardware. Here’s how to add and remove kexts in macOS.
Markdown provides a unique writing technique and is designed to be easily converted into HTML. Here are the best Markdown editors for macOS.
By default, you can’t pin an app to the top and above others in macOS. Here is how you can use Afloat to add the “Always on Top” solution in macOS.
The Quicklook feature in Mac’s Finder only supports .mov and MPEG-related formats for video. QLVideo adds support for extra video types to Quicklook.
As most VPN providers support OpenVPN, you can now make use of Tunnelblick to easily set up OpenVPN on Mac. Here’s how you can do so.
When your iPhone starts randomly shutting down, it is best to run diagnostics to see if your battery needs replacing. Here’s how to run iPhone battery diagnostics on Mac.
Plex allows you to access your media library from the road, building your own personal Spotify and Netflix. Here’s how to set up a Plex server on macOS.
We now have more options than just iTunes for file transfer to an iPhone or other iOS device. One option, AnyTrans from iMobie, is a sort of Swiss army knife app for iOS.
Python is now in version 3.5, and yet your Mac is still shipping with Python 2.7. If you have a need to use Python 3, here’s how to upgrade and use Python 3 on Mac.
If you are downloading an app outside of the Mac App store, it is best to scan the package file for malware before you install it. Here’s how you can do it in macOS.
Looking for a way to play your Apple videos on non-Apple devices? Tuneskit helps you do that, removing DRM encoding from your videos.
Have you ever wondered if you could watch a video and do other things at the same time? Enter Picture-in-Picture mode. Learn how to enable it in macOS Sierra.
You don’t have to wait until your new MacBook comes to take the Touch Bar for a spin. Here are 2 different ways to get Touch Bar working on your old MacBook.
Mac doesn’t come with a native method to create an animated GIF. Here’s how you can create an animated GIF on macOS with Giphy Capture.
The Preview app in Mac does not allow you to view animated GIFs. Here are 2 other ways to play animated GIFs on your Mac.
If you have multiple sets of audio interfaces connected to your computer, here’s how to quickly switch between audio outputs on macOS and Windows.
Hazel is an app for Mac to help you organize your files automatically and increase your productivity. Here are some custom Hazel rules to get started.
You just got a new Mac and are wondering what free software you can use on it. Here’s a list of the 101 best free software that you can use on your Mac.
The Delete key on a Mac deletes text backward, but what if you want to delete text forward instead? Here’s how to delete text in front of the cursor.
Macs, like any PC, can get cluttered with applications and installations too. We checked out Nektony App Cleaner to see its effectiveness against system clutter. Here’s what we found.
macOS Sierra comes with a “purgeable space” feature to help you optimize your hard drive space. Learn what is it and how you can make use of it.
Do you use Terminal a lot on your Mac? If so, this quick tip will teach you how to move the cursor word by word in Terminal on your Mac.
If you want to move your user data from an old Mac to a new one, you can do so by transferring the necessary files over. Time Machine is not required.
There can be times when the Mac app store hangs or crashes for no reason. If you are having this problem, here are a few ways to fix the frozen app store issue.
Apple File System won’t be finalized until 2017, but you can get a taste in the developer preview now available on Sierra. Here’s a quick review of what APFS brings to the table.
macOS Sierra restored the option to set up RAID with a GUI. Here’s how you can easily configure and set up RAID 1 or 0 in macOS Sierra.
Encrypting files is something that all of us should be doing. Here are some useful software tools to encrypt your files on macOS.
If you buy a used Mac, chances are you’ll want to change the home folder’s name. Here is how you can do so, and the fixes for the problems it has caused.
After you turned on iCloud syncing for macOS Sierra, you might find your files missing. Here’s how to fix the issue with iCloud Desktop and Documents sync.
Have a long document on your Mac that you’d like to have summarized showing just the main points? Here’s how to summarize long documents on your Mac.
If you’ve been getting low-quality exports of your photos from the Photos app, this tip will show you how to export high-quality photos on Mac.
You might think you need Adobe software to manipulate PDFs, but MacOS’s Preview is much more powerful than it seems. Check out some of its hidden features that might save you trip into Acrobat.
Are you always connected to a VPN for security reasons? Here is how you can get your Mac to auto connect to a VPN on startup.
If you feel like you need a reorganization, you can add blank spaces to Mac’s Dock to separate apps into groups. Here is how to do it.
For your everyday file management on your Mac, Finder is the way to go. But if you want to do some heaving lifting, you can find some Finder alternatives that will help make your day-to-day data shuffling a little snappier.
The Mac Photos app has many adjustment options, but there are a few more that can be enabled. Here’s how to enable those extra adjustment settings in Photos.
If you’ve installed Xcode on Mac, you’ll see developer results in Spotlight. Here’s how to omit the developer search results if you don’t want to see them.
Want to get rid of the Caps Lock key entirely? Here’s your best option: disabling it. This quick tip will show you how to disable caps lock on your Mac.
Looking to disable sound effects on your Mac such as the screenshot sound, moving files to trash, emptying the trash, etc,? Here are two ways to do it.
Have your parental controls set perfectly on one user account and want the same settings on another account? Here’s how to copy parental controls to another account.
Here is what you can do when you lose your iPhone and don’t have or can’t recall your Apple ID or password.
Have a PDF file that you want to split so that you can save just the pages needed? Here’s how you can easily and quickly split PDF files on your Mac.
Looking for settings for custom resolutions in Mac OS X? This article will show you where to find them and also includes useful facts relating to displays.
While the retina display on a Mac is nice, you may sometimes want or need to launch apps in low resolution. If so, here’s how you can do that.
CCleaner, a popular utility for Windows, is now available for Mac. Is CCleaner for Mac as good as the Windows version? Let’s find out.