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In my previous Pro Audio Series articles, we covered some of the basics in putting together your first home studio. We walked through the fundamentals of selecting a computer, audio interface, and software. This brings us to the world of...

macOS 101: What’s in the Utility Folder, Part 2
Have you ever wondered what’s stored in your Mac’s Utilities folder? This folder contains apps that are used to perform a number of interesting chores, from providing basic information about your Mac, to displaying complex mathematical formulas as 2D...

macOS 101: What’s in the Utility Folder, Part 1
The utility folder is chock full of handy apps that perform a wide spectrum of tasks, from monitoring the performance of your Mac to giving your Mac a voice. In this first of a two-part article, we’re going to...

macOS 101: How to Use Tabs in macOS Safari
Mac’s Safari web browser has a convenient feature: allowing you to use tabs for webpages. The advantage of tabs is that they allow you to keep multiple websites open and easily at hand without cluttering up your screen with...

macOS 101: Edit Images With Preview
The Preview app is a handy tool for viewing and working with PDF (Portable Document Format) files, as outlined in the Rocket Yard guide: macOS 101: Mark It Up with Preview.  In Part Two of the guide, we’ll look...

Mac Safari Browser macOS 101: How to Manage, View Downloads in Safari
In the macOS Safari web browser, you can choose where downloaded files are deposited. By default they’re located in your Downloads folder. You can find the Downloads folder by going to the Users folder on your Mac’s hard drive...

macOS 101: How to Take Full Advantage of the Dock
The Mac’s Dock is the place where you can keep items you use frequently. You can add or remove items from the Dock, make it larger or smaller, or even hide it altogether. Folders in the Dock are called...

macOS 101: Mark It Up with Preview
Preview, the free PDF viewing app included with the Mac, can do a lot more than view images or open PDF files to view. It includes a number of features and services that can be used for editing PDFs,...

Mac 101: The Reason Your Mac Needs More Memory
Whether you just received your first Mac as a Christmas present, had someone gift you with a used Mac, or have been a Mac user for years, you might want to consider upgrading your Mac with more memory. Perhaps...