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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... How to use Siri to help with spelling in macOS
Can’t remember how to spell a word? No problem. Siri, Apple’s personal digital assistant, can help. To ask for help on your Mac, you can: Press and hold the Command (⌘) key and Space bar until Siri responds. Click... 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... More Shortcuts, Time Savers for Spotlight in macOS
Apple’s search tool, Spotlight, is a great tool for finding files on your Mac and looking up news, sports, weather, and other data online. It supports advanced syntax, Wikipedia, words definitions, and more. You can open it by clicking... Quick Tip: Using Spotlight to Search Contacts in iOS and macOS
It always seems to happen right when I’m in the middle of working on something: somebody needs an email address or phone number for another person. Whether I’m working on my iMac or my iPad Pro, that generally means... Take Control of Who Can See, Alter Files by Setting Permissions in macOS
You can set permissions for items on macOS if you wish. Permission settings let you choose who can view and alter files on your Mac. You change permission settings at the bottom of the Info window for a file,... 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... 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,... How to select multiple files in the macOS Finder
Ever needed to select more than one item in the macOS Finder? It’s easy. But first a brief reminder on the difference between the Mac Finder and the Mac Desktop. The Finder is the first thing that you see...
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