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.

Official specs for Macs upgrading to Mac OS High Sierra

On Tuesday, we reported on the specs on hardware to run the upcoming iOS 11. Now here are the official specs to run MacOS High Sierra on Mac: • iMac: Late 2009 or newer • MacBook and MacBook Retina: Late 2009 or newer • MacBook Pro: Mid 2010 or newer • MacBook Air: Late 2010 or newer • Mac Mini: Mid 2010 or newer • Mac Pro: Mid 2010 or newer

Reuters: Apple to expand Siri and take different route away from Amazon Alexa

(Reuters): Apple Inc is expected to announce plans next week to make its Siri voice assistant work with a larger variety of apps, as the technology company looks to counter the runaway success of Amazon.com Inc’s competing Alexa service. But the Cupertino, California company is likely to stick to its tested method of focusing on a small amount of features and trying to perfect them, rather than casting as wide a net as possible, according to engineers and artificial intelligence industry insiders. Currently, Apple’s Siri works with only six types of app: ride-hailing and sharing; messaging and calling; photo search; Click Here to Read more

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.

New Mac Malware bypasses Gatekeeper and is non-detectible by most AntiVirus Apps

“We learned recently that macOS malware grew by 744% last year, though most of it fell into the less-worrying category of adware,” ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac. “However, a newly-discovered piece of malware (via Reddit) falls into the ‘seriously nasty’ category – able to spy on all your Internet usage, including use of secure websites.” “Security researchers at CheckPoint found something they’ve labelled OSX/Dok, which manages to go undetected by Gatekeeper and stops users doing anything on their Mac until they accept a fake OS X update,” Lovejoy reports. “OSX/Dok does rely on a phishing attack as its initial way Click Here to Read more

How to enable Night Shift Mode on a Mac

Night Shift was introduced on iOS as a way to ‘soften the display’ when looking at a screen at night. By doing so, experts claim that this reduces eye strain when looking at a monitor for long periods of time. Now Night Shift has been added to Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4.  Here’s how to enable it: Select  > System Preferences.  Click Displays.  Click the Night Shift tab.  You can schedule the feature to go on at certain times, enable it manually, or have it enabled for 24 hours. The user can also adjust the brightness of the feature as well. Click Here to Read more

Apple not allowing some apps to install due to expired Developer’s Certificates

(MacRumors.com): A number of Mac apps failed to launch for users over the weekend because of a change to the way Apple certifies apps that have not been bought directly from the Mac App Store. Several users of apps including Soulver and PDFPen who had downloaded the apps from the developers’ websites all reported immediate crashes on launch. Developers of the apps quickly apologized and said that the issue was down to the apps’ code signing certificates reaching their expiration date. Apple issues developer signing certificates to assure users that an app they have downloaded outside of the Mac App Store is legitimate, comes Click Here to Read more

How to: Quickly close unused Tabs in Safari on Mac

If you surf the web like I do, you probably open different Safari tabs for different web sites.  Before you know it, you have 2o or more open tabs.  Now you don’t want to go to each tab to close it. Fortunately, Apple has provided a way to close all of the Tabs except the one you want to keep open. Here’s how: Put the Mouse on the Tab that you want to keep open. Right Click (ctrl+click) on that Tab.   Select the close other tabs option.  The other tabs will close.