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: Expose the /Library/ Folder in Lion

In all versions of Mac OS X, there’s a Folder named Library.  This folder contains necessary files for your Mac to run correctly.  For most users, he or she doesn’t need to ever go into this area.  But for others, the Folder can contain files or other Folders that allows developers and troubleshooters to have access to certain necessary files. Up until 10.7, this Folder was unhidden from view.  Now (for what ever reason) Apple has decided to hide this Folder.  There are two ways that one can get to it: 1. Finder: – Select Finder from the Dock. – 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

How to: Enabling the ROOT USER in Mac OS X 10.7.x

If you work in the Terminal for any length of time, then you know that some commands must have a user access called Root.  Root is the highest level of any Linux/Unix based system and should only be enabled by experienced Linux/Unix users. If you’re one, then enabling root in Mac OS X 10.7 is simple.  Follow these steps: 1.  Launch the Directory Utility (located in: /System/Library/CoreServices). 2.  Click the pad lock icon (lower left corner). 3.  Enter your login password. 4.  The pad lock icon will ‘open’. 5.  In the Edit Menu, click Enable Root User. 6.  In the Click Here to Read more

How to: Reinstall Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

By: Dan Uff Yes, I know, there are other articles with the above topic.  But most of those articles feel “canned” (like the writer really didn’t go through the steps).  Well, I can honestly say that, I HAVE, and I don’t want to do it again.  I did it because I had a problem with the server version, so I had to do a reinstall of the client version (and no, there isn’t any other way to do it). I will cover two ways to reinstall Lion: 1.  How to reinstall via the USB stick. 2.  How to reinstall via the Click Here to Read more

Lion's passwords can be changed by local users

In OS X, user passwords are encrypted and then are stored in files called “shadow files” which are placed in secure locations on the drive. Based on system permissions, the contents of these files can then only be accessed and modified by the user, or by administrators provided they first give appropriate authentication. This means that only the user can change its password, or if needed, then an administrator can do this by first authenticating.

PR: QuickBooks for Mac 2012 Saves Small Businesses Time With a Lion OS Experience

Redesigned User Interface Delivers Complete Mac Experience; New Features Provide Fast Access to Data, Simplify Tasks MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Sep. 07, 2011 – Small businesses can find more ways to save time with a Mac experience they expect in the latest release of QuickBooks® financial software from Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU).  QuickBooks for Mac 2012 offers more than 50 new features and enhancements that give small businesses faster access to important information and simplify critical business tasks. The product becomes available on Sept. 26. “As more and more small businesses adopt Macs, we see increased adoption of QuickBooks for Mac,” said Dan Wernikoff, Click Here to Read more

Rumor: Apple not honoring Lion up to date program from

Some users who bought Macs from Amazon in the days before and after Lion’s release are receiving notification from Apple that their Lion Up-To-Date order will not be honored because it hasn’t come from an “authorized reseller” — though of course Amazon is a properly-credentialed reseller. 9to5Mac reports. It’s unclear how many users are affected, though the issue could be the result of a processing glitch. Via: