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