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How to Use Spring-Loaded Folders on a Mac

For years now, Mac OS X and macOS have supported spring-loaded folders. If you’re not taking advantage of ‘em, you should, as they’re great time savers. A spring-loaded folder pops open when you drag something onto its icon while holding down the mouse button. Spring-loaded folders work with all folders and disk icons in all…
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How to Save Your macOS Desktop and Documents Folder to...

macOS allows you to store your Desktop and Documents folder in iCloud Drive, Apple’s cloud storage and computing service, and access them on all your devices. It’s a time-saving feature and easy to set up. For example, I often start...

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How to Set up iCloud on Your Mac and Turn...

If you haven’t set up iCloud on all of your Apple devices and turned on iCloud Drive,  you should. I find it handy because documents that you store in iCloud Drive stay up-to-date across your iOS and macOS devices,...

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How to Make Your Drive Icons Show up in macOS

Apple apparently thinks that you’d prefer not to see the icons for your Mac’s built-in hard drive, solid-state drive, or those of any external drives on the desktop of macOS. However, I want those icons on my desktop. If...

Screengot of pin tab menu with safari logo and pin icon How to Use Pinned Sites in...
macOS’ Safari web browser offers a Pinned Sites feature that allows you to keep your favorite websites open and active such as …. ahem … OWC’s Rocket Yard blog....

How to Use Optimized Storage in...
Optimize Mac Storage was first introduced with macOS Sierra and will apparently continue in the upcoming macOS Catalina. When you turn it on, it automatically deletes things when your...

How to Use Tabbed Windows in...
Many apps in macOS have a tabbed window feature that allow them to open multiple windows in tabs (think of how you use tabbed windows in Safari). Tabs are available...

iCloud Photos or My Photo Stream:...
Apple offers My Photo Stream AND iCloud Photos on its various devices. Do you need both? If not, which one is best for you? With My Photo Stream, you...

how to pip How to Use the Picture in...
macOS (Sierra and higher) offers a convenient — and fun — Picture in Picture (PiP) feature. You can “float” a video window from Safari or iTunes over your desktop...

How to Download Your iTunes from...
Call me old school, refer to me as a dinosaur but I don’t trust all my digital data to reside solely in cloud services such as iCloud. That’s why...