The Storage Tab in System Information 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 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...