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.

Apple Releases OS X 10.8.4 with Safari updates

Apple has released OS X 10.8.4 with the following additions/bug fixes: – Compatibility improvements when connecting to certain enterprise Wi-Fi networks – Microsoft Exchange compatibility improvements in Calendar – A fix for an issue that prevented FaceTime calls to non-U.S. phone numbers – A fix for an issue that may prevent scheduled sleep after using Boot Camp – Improves VoiceOver compatibility with text in PDF documents – Includes Safari 6.0.5, which improves stability for some websites with chat features and games – A fix for an issue that may cause iMessages to display out of order in Messages – Resolves Click Here to Read more

Apple sends out a supplemental update to Mountain Lion 10.8.2

Apple has just released an supplemental update for its Mountain Lion operating system.  The update includes the following: The OS X v10.8.2 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 and includes the following fixes: – Resolves an issue that may cause certain Japanese characters to appear incorrectly in Mail – Allows Safari to access secure sites when parental controls are enabled – Addresses an issue that may prevent systems with more than 64 GB of RAM from starting up The update can be gotten via the Mac App Store.

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

How to: "Pinning" a Note to the desktop

Mountain Lion contains two new apps for your Mac (which I am finding that I’m using more and more):  The Reminder app., and the Notes app.  I don’t think I have to tell you what you use them for. But did you know, that one can take a note or a reminder, and “Pin It” to the desktop. Here’s how: 1.  Open either application. 2.  At the top of the app, double click it. 3.  Boom!  The current note or reminder is now “pinned” to your desktop.

Send a Twitter Message from Notification Center via AppleScript

I don’t talk about AppleScript that much, mainly because I thought it was basically dead when 10.8 came out. But then, during my rounds, I stumbled upon this handy little AppleScript to use the Notification Center’s Twitter Button without having to actually go into Notification Center. For more information, click here.

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