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.

Did you know: All Macs have an energy saver feature?

By: Dan Uff With the U.S. Economy the way it is, persons are looking for ways to cut their bills anyway they can.  This means turning off anything that may not be in use all the time – including a computer. Macs have always had a way to help a user cut their costs with having the computer run all the time.  This feature is called Energy Saver and its located in the System Preferences pane.     Clicking on the above icon takes you to the Energy Saving section.  Their’s a button on the lower-right called Schedule.  Clicking on this icon takes you to Click Here to Read more

MSNBC/NBC NEWS: Apple security update shutters Snow Leopard and Windows users

Last week, Apple released the latest version of its Safari Web browser, patching more than 100 vulnerabilities. But if you’re running an older version of Mac OS X or any version of Windows, you’re in for some harsh luck. Safari 6 is available only for the brand-new OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and its predecessor, OS X 10.7 Lion, which itself is barely a year old. Users of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, which as of June was running on nearly 40 percent of all Macs, apparently won’t be getting the upgrade. As for Safari for Windows, Apple has removed all traces of it Click Here to Read more

How to: Install Ubuntu on the Mac (FOR FREE)

By: Dan Uff A few weeks ago, I wrote this article on how to install Windows 8 using a 3rd party application called VirtualBox. But what if you did not want to install Windows – but another operating system that was 100% free. Ubuntu is a free Linux operating system that is a very good alternative to other operating systems such as Red Hat and others.  The Graphical User’s Interface is easy to learn, and like on the Mac, it too has a built in App store.  It comes with the FireFox web browser.  Again, I am going to recommend Click Here to Read more

Apple answers problems with Snow Leopard & Rosetta updates

Just over 24 hours after we reported about a problem between the latest update for Snow Leopard and Rosetta, Apple has made another update available to address the issue. According to Apple’s own web site: Security Update 2012-001 v1.1 is now available for Mac OS X v10.6.8 systems to address a compatibility issue. Version 1.1 of this update removes the ImageIO security fixes released in Security Update 2012-001. This update is now available via Software Update.

Snow Leopard update kills Rosetta applications

While Apple issued an update for their Lion operating system, they also issued one for their Snow Leopard one as well. According to Apple’s own user support forum, Security Update 2012-001 disables the Rosetta feature, there by not allowing older applications (such as Microsoft Office X, 2004, older versions of Photoshop, Quicken, FileMaker 7 and others) that were written for the PowerPC chip.  A user in the same support forum claims that they have written a work around for the problem, but it doesn’t work for all PowerPC applications. While Apple has not put Rosetta in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Click Here to Read more