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
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.
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
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.
“If you’re upgrading to OS X 10 (El Capitan), or even if you’ve been using it for a while, these tips, tricks and utilities are sure to make your life a lot easier,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld. “Learn how to wrangle Spotlight, 10 steps to improve your Contacts experience, 6 disk utility changes you’ll need to be aware of, a quick guide to fixing Mail problems, great extensions for Photos, 24 essential utilities, how Notes are more useful these days — and much more,” Evans writes. “The shortcuts in here are focused on El Capitan, but we will be Click Here to Read more
If you’ve used the new Disk Utility in El Capitan, you may have noticed that there is no longer an option to verify and/or repair disk permissions. This is a necessary step in keeping your Mac running at its best. Fortunately (or unfortunately) there is a way to do it from the Terminal. If you don’t feel comfortable using the Terminal, then look for a future article on how to do this with 3rd party utilities coming soon. The following has been verified by AppleScoop and has found to be in good working order. Make sure you type the below Click Here to Read more
For anyone that uses Linux or Unix, they know about the Root User option. This is a username that allows anyone to have access to the entire Unix/Linux operating system, and should only be used by System Administrators. Mac OS X 10.11 now has the ability to disable this feature so one doesn’t have to worry about users gaining access to an entire system. Here’s how: Go to Finder > Utilities > Terminal to open a Terminal Window. Type in the following: sudo nvram boot-args=”kext-dev-mode=1 rootless=0″;sudo reboot Close the Terminal window, and reboot the computer. Now the Root user is now disabled.
“Apple’s latest operating system for Macs, El Capitan, officially launched September 30,” Jill Duffy reports for PC Magazine. “OS X 10.11 doesn’t have as much eye candy as the last few point releases of iOS, but it does come with a few capabilities that will boost productivity, and help you work smarter and more efficiently. There are also some improvements to the search functionality as well that will help disorganized people find what they need.” “How often do you fiddle with two windows on screen to get them sized just right so that you can easily swap between them while Click Here to Read more
OS X El Capitan now lets you delete files immediately from your Mac instead of putting them in the Trash. You can also immediately delete a file that is already in your Trash. Here’s how you can immediately delete a file in the Finder in OS X El Capitan: 1. Open a Finder window. 2. Select the file you want to immediately delete. 3. Hold down the Option key on your keyboard. 4. Click on the File menu at the top of your screen. 5. Click on Delete Immediately. 6. A confirmation box will appear asking if you want to Click Here to Read more
“Apple has designed OS X so that one can just upgrade to the next version, ‘over the top,’ seamlessly,” John Martellaro writes for The Mac Observer. “With this kind of upgrade, all user data, settings and accounts remain as before, and that works for most users most times,” Martellaro writes. “However, there are occasions when a user needs to do what’s called a ‘Clean Install.’ This is like setting up a Mac as if it first came out of the box and then personal data is restored.” “There are some users who suspect that a Clean Install is a good Click Here to Read more
If you’re like us, you work on more then one thing at a time. That’s why El Capitan’s split screen view is very handy and works like a charm. There are two ways to activate it. Here’s how: Here’s the first way: 1. Click and hold the green fullscreen button in the upper left corner of an application window. 2. Release your trackpad or mouse button to put the window on the left side of your screen or drag it over to the right side if you prefer. 3. Click on one of the other app thumbnails that will appear Click Here to Read more
“Today is the day that Apple is releasing El Capitan for users around the globe and if you are thinking about running the latest version of Office 2016 with this new OS, you need to be aware of performance issues,” Brad Sams reports for Thurrott. “I have been running the GM candidates and the release build of El Capitan since it was first announced by Apple as well as running the release version of Office 2016 for Mac and the experience is atrocious,” Sams reports. “Office 2016 on El Capitan is unstable and virtually impossible to use on my machine; Click Here to Read more
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
Wednesday’s the day when Apple will release its newest version of its Mac OS X operating system into the wild. For those of you who can upgrade, its a good idea to go over the below today so you’ll be ready to do the update when it officially hits the streets tomorrow morning. Backup your stuff – Even though the upgrade is a fairly painless process, Murphy’s Law can take over at any time. Make sure you backup your important data either to iCloud, Time Machine, or even to an external device. We will have a detailed checklist and how Click Here to Read more