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- 64 ArticlesTech 101: Using Siri on Mac to Make Lists and Calendar Appointments
Have you talked to your Mac lately? While Siri is a helpful assistant to many iOS users, it gets short shrift on the Mac. Today I’ll cover two quick ways that you can use Siri on your Mac to streamline... Tech 101: How to Quickly Free Up Mac Storage Space
Owning a new Mac is a great feeling — it’s the fastest it’s ever going to be, there are no scratches or dings on the computer, and you have what seems like an unlimited amount of storage space. Fast... Tech 101: How to Customize Folder Views in macOS Finder
Early in the evolution of the Macintosh, folders became a way to logically organize documents. In the early 2000s with the release of Mac OS X, folders gained a number of different views that made it possible for Mac... Tech 101: How to Mirror More Than One iOS Device to a Mac or PC
When teaching other people about iOS, demonstrating usage of various iOS devices, screencasting, or podcasting, it’s often useful to be able to mirror iOS devices to a Mac or PC so that the screens of those devices can be... Tech 101: How to Schedule Time Machine Backups
Time Machine is the built-in application in macOS that automates the process of backing up your data to an external drive. It’s easy to use, and it makes recovering from a drive failure or a macOS update gone awry... Tech 101: How to View ‘Hidden’ Files on a Mac
When you look inside a folder on a Mac, you see a collection of files and folders that can be acted upon — you can open files and folders, delete them, move them, and so on. But did you realize... Tech 101: Spoofing a MAC Address in macOS High Sierra
In this article, we’ll show you how to spoof a MAC address on a macOS computer running High Sierra. This is a technique for changing the factory-assigned physical Media Access Control (MAC) address of a network interface on a... Tech 101: Tips to Extend the Life of Your Mac
Do you keep your Macs for longer periods of time than do most of your friends? I’ve been accused of hoarding my old Macs; for example, keeping an original 2006 Mac Pro running long after it should have been... Tech 101: Checking Battery Health on a MacBook
Does the battery on your old MacBook seem to be unable to hold a charge anymore? Is that used MacBook Pro you’re buying from a friend any good? Batteries are the lifeblood of our Mac notebooks, and fortunately it’s... Tech 101: Preparing a Mac For a New Owner
There comes a time in the life of just about every Mac where its usefulness has become limited or it will be too expensive to repair or update, so you decide it’s time to sell it or give it... Tech 101: Order the Right Amount of Memory for Your New Mac
Now that the new iMac Pro is available, you might be thinking about getting one to speed through video editing and rendering…or just to gain bragging rights. There was a bit of controversy once the iMac Pro became available... Tech 101: Do Mac Hard Disk Drives Need to be ‘Defragged’?
Macs are more popular than ever, thanks to a “halo effect” from buyers of iPhones and iPads who decide to make the switch from Windows to macOS. Like all computers, Macs tend to slow down a bit after a...
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