Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson

A Guide to the New Mojave Security and Privacy Protections

macOS Mojave has a number of security and privacy enhancements that can help make using your Mac a simpler, safer, and more secure experience. Apple made changes to Safari, as well as expanded Gatekeeper and SIP services provided by the...

How to Download macOS Mojave and Avoid Common Problems

One of the first steps in installing macOS Mojave is acquiring the Mojave installer from the App Store. While this is generally an easy process, it can have a few twists and turns that can leave you frustrated. In this...

Mac 101: How to Get Ready...
The summer is drawing to a close, which means macOS Mojave is about to be released. It may also mean a few other things, but we’re going to concentrate...

How to Use the Mac Console...
Your Mac is probably pretty much trouble free, at least most of the time. But occasionally you may experience a system, process, or app crash that stops you in...

How Someone Can Use Your Mac’s...
If your Mac seems to suddenly be running hot, with the fans making more noise than usual, your battery runtime has taken a nosedive, or you’ve noticed that your...

We Explain What System Integrity Protection...
Originally introduced with OS X El Capitan, System Integrity Protection, usually referred to as SIP, is a security feature built into the Mac operating system that’s designed to protect...

Mac’s Hidden Daemons: Should You Be...
The Mac, and for that matter most computing platforms, are just chock full of daemons. Daemons, not to be confused with demons, are usually small programs that run in...

Back to School Preview: Get Your...
It may seem like summer is just getting underway, and that there are still many cool nights and hot, lazy days ahead to enjoy with friends. But deep down,...

Disk Utility View Options: Solving the...
Disk Utility, the macOS Swiss Army knife for working with disks and storage volumes, may have a few blades missing, especially when it comes to working with unformatted drives...