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How to Take a Screenshot in macOS Mojave and Catalina

The Screenshot tool in macOS Mojave delivered new on-screen controls for easy access to every screenshot option and new video recording capabilities. That continues with macOS Catalina. On a desktop Mac, press Command-Shift-5 to summon the screen capture window. Choose from Capture Entire Screen, Capture Selected Windows, or Capture Selected Portion to select and capture…
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Catalina Quick Tip: How to use Voice Control

The new Voice Control feature in macOS Catalina lets users control their Mac entirely with their voice. It improves on the previous Enhanced Dictation feature using the Siri speech recognition engine. To enable Voice Control: Open System Preferences. Choose Accessibility....

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Catalina Quick Tip: How to See If an App Is...

macOS Catalina is 64-bit only. Apple has been phasing out 32-bit apps for years, and this operating system update takes the final step. You need to know which of your apps will work with Catalina and which ones don’t....

Screen Time Catalina Quick Tip: How to Use...
macOS Catalina brings Screen Time, a previous iOS-only feature, to the Mac. It creates usage reports that show you how much time is being spent on your computer, which...

Apple watch face showing passcode entry with catalina Quick Tip Catalina Quick Tip: How to Unlock...
With  macOS Catalina, you can use your Apple Watch  to authenticate passwords or approve app installations when you double tap on the Side button. This is especially handy on...

Mac Notes icon on catalina island Catalina Quick Tip: How to Use...
The new Gallery View in macOS Catalina’s Notes displays your notes as visual thumbnails, which makes it easier to find a specific note. The app also gets updated Share...

PiP icon over Safari icon How to Use the New Picture-in-Picture...
With macOS (Sierra and higher), Apple has provided a convenient — and fun — Picture in Picture (PiP) feature. You can “float” a video window from Safari or iTunes/Apple...

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You may think that Apple’s DVD Player app disappeared with macOS Mojave in 2018. It hasn’t and can be found in macOS Catalina, but Apple apparently wants you to...

Apple mail icon overlaying catalina image Catalina Quick Tip: How to Block,...
The Mail app in macOS Catalina has been updated to allow you to easily block and unsubscribe to emails. It can block all email from specified senders and move...

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I really like most of the games in Apple Arcade, Apple’s streaming game service that allows you to play games on — and across — Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPod...

How the Breakup​ of iTunes in...
Now that macOS Catalina is here, you’ll notice that the iTunes app (not the iTunes Store) is gone. It’s been broken up into Music, Podcasts, and TV apps, similar...