Get the MacOS High Sierra Wallpaper NOW

During the WWDC Keynote of MacOS High Sierra, the desktop had a beautiful picture of a place called North Lake, just west of Bishop, California which is also a popular picture scene for professional and amateur photographers.  Now you can get the above photo without having to wait for the release of High Sierra this Fall. There are two locations where you can get the photo. Here’s how: Click here to go to a web site where the photo is located.   Click on the photo to make it the size of the screen. Right-click (CTRL-Click) on the photo. A drop-down menu Click Here to Read more

How to clear the screen when using Terminal for Mac or Linux

Sometimes, your screen can get cluttered when you’re working in the Terminal for Linux or Mac.  Fortunately, there is a very simple command to clear the screen. When you’re at the Terminal prompt, just type the command clear.  That’ll clear the screen and give you a clean slate.

How to Remove a Boot Camp Partition and Windows 10 from a Mac

Yesterday, we revealed how to install Windows 10 on a Mac with Boot Camp. Today I’ll show you how to remove a Boot Camp partition and an installation of Windows 10. Make sure you booted in to Mac OS (or OS X). Go to Application > Utilities > Boot Camp. Check the Install or Remove option from that window. Follow the prompts. Boot Camp will remove Windows 10 itself and the Windows Partition, then make the hard disk one Partition again.

How to use Boot Camp to install Windows 10

Yes, I know it is a major sin to install Windows 10 on a Mac.  But sometimes, one cannot help but too because of school, work, or some other reason. Fortunately, Macs have a way to make this process as painless as possible, without turning the entire Mac in to a Windows system.  It’s called Boot Camp. Boot Camp comes with all Macs and allows a user to make room (called a partition) for Windows to install and run just like it was on a PC. In order for this to work, a user must have access to a full version of Click Here to Read more

How to Force Quit a running App on Mac

For the most part, the Mac is a very stable computer system. But sometimes, an app does lock up and you cannot quit it normally by using [COMMAND]+[Q] key combinations. Fortunately, Apple has made it easy to quit an offending application. Here’s how: Click  > Force Quit.  A window will open showing all of the currently running programs. Click on the app that’s locked. Click the Force Quit button on the lower-right of the window. That’s it.

How to: Upgrade to Mac OS X 10.11, El Capitan

Today’s the day when the general public can get their hands on Apple latest operating system – Mac OS X 10.11, El Capitan.  The newest operating system brings new features to the Mac platform.  So lets get started and get ready for the upgrade with the below checklist. Make sure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for the upgrade.  This information can be found in the Mac App Store below the description of the operating system. As we reported yesterday, make sure you’ve backed up all of your important stuff. Go to the Mac App Store and download Click Here to Read more

How to: Create a Signature with Yosemite's Preview App

Editor’s Note: I just found this tip and thought it was neat and useful. Did you know, that when you make a PDF file on your Mac, you can also include your signature on it as well using the Preview app?  Here’s how: 1.  Open the Preview app as normal. 2.  Click VIEW inside the app. 3.  Choose VIEW > SHOW MARKUP TOOLBAR (or press COMMAND + SHIFT + A). 4.  Choose the SIGN BUTTON on the toolbar. 5.  Click CREATE SIGNATURE. 6.  In that window, choose either TRACKPAD or CAMERA option. 7.  If using the Trackpad option, sign your name using your Trackpad. 8.  If using the Camera option, sign your name on a white piece of Click Here to Read more

Mac OS X 10.10: How to Use Dashboard Like the "Old Days"

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be doing a series of how to articles on how to get the most out of Apple’s newest operating system – Mac OS X 10.10. When Dashboard first came out, it was an incredibly useful tool when ever you needed to do something.  One just pressed the F12 key, and Dashboard would pop-up over what ever you were doing at the time. But with each new OS X update, it seemed as though Apple wanted to hide (or even wanted to get rid off) Dashboard by hiding it away into never-never-land. Fortunately, you can Click Here to Read more

How To: Enable Dark Mode in Yosemite (OS X 10.10)

Yosemite has a lot of great features.  But some of the major features seem to hide from users.  Even though this may be obvious for some, it took me a while to find how to enable one of OS X’s newest features – how to enable (or disable) dark mode: 1.  Go to Finder > System Preferences > General. 2.  Put a check mark in the use dark menu bar and dock. 3.  That’s it.

How To: Get the Volume 'Clicker' back in Yosemite (OS X 10.10)

If you’re a long time Mac user, you know when you press the volume button, that a Volume “click” comes on letting a user know about how loud the sound is going to be. But people who have upgraded to Yosemite may have noticed that the feature has suddenly disappeared.  After searching high and low, here’s how to get it BACK. 1.  Go to System Preferences > Sound. 2.  Select Sound and make sure that the Sound Effects tab is selected. 3.  Put a check in the option that says Play Feedback When Volume is Changed. That’s it.  

Thinking about upgrading to OS X 10.10? We have you covered!

It is more than likely that Apple will be announcing the availability of its next generation operating system, Mac OS X 10.10 – Yosemite.  Many people will be asking if they can upgrade their computers, or how will they even know IF they can even do it.  This is what we do know at this time: 1.  The upgrade will be free. 2.  The Mac App Store will check your Mac to be sure the upgrade can be installed. 3.  Based on Betas, the installation takes anywhere from 15, 30, to 45 minutes. 4.  After installation is finished, you’ll be presented with some questions Click Here to Read more

Apple Ending Development on Aperture Software

According to The Loop, Apple will cease development on its Aperture software suite soon.  The company is said to be working on its Photos app that Apple introduced at this year’s WWDC. According to the article: “iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture,” said Apple in a statement provided to The Loop. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, users will be able to migrate their existing Aperture libraries to Photos for OS.”  

First Impressions: Apple's New Swift Programming Language

“Over two weeks ago, Apple at WWDC announced something entirely unexpected: thousands of new APIs and a brand-new programming language, Swift,” Rainer Brockerhoff blogs. “Reactions varied all over the spectrum. Non-developers (especially ‘industry analysts’) mostly had no idea what it meant: they said Apple had announced‘nothing.’ Almost all developers, however, were ecstatic — ‘the most significant event Apple ever staged.’ Regarding Swift, this initial enthusiasm diverged as soon as people read the (relatively sparse) documentation and actually began to play around with the language — a very early beta version was available for download soon after the announcement. Hilarity, chaos and pandemonium ensued; tension, apprehension and dissension had Click Here to Read more