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A First Look at macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina, the new Mac operating system, was announced at WWDC 2019. It has so many new features and changes to existing ones, that it really can’t be summed up in just one article. So, we’re going to start by telling you how you can get your hands on macOS Catalina, and then we’ll tell…
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2019 Mac Pro

The Return of the Expandable Mac Pro

The 2019 edition of the Mac Pro saw the light of day at the WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) last week. It’s a remarkable powerhouse that does justice to the Mac Pro model line, and certainly to its name. At...

Tips for Using Mission Control on a Mac

Mission Control, originally released with OS X Lion, allows you to organize your windows, apps, and virtual desktops, as well as run small apps known as widgets, in a dedicated space. If it sounds like Mission Control is the...

Notification Center with the notification tab selected

Tips for Using the Mac’s Notification Center

The Notification Center was added to the Mac with the release of OS X Mountain Lion in the summer of 2012 and was meant to corral a stampede of push services that was threatening to inundate users with uncontrolled...

Fantastical-650x572 15 Mac Menu Bar Apps You...
Menu Bar apps sit in your Mac’s menu bar and provide access to an array of features and services, all with just a simple click or tap of the...

Mac Pro models Upgrade Your Mac Pro to Improve...
The Mac Pro has long been the choice of both amateur and professional content creators and developers who expect performance and the ability to customize their workstations. Beginning with...

7 Mac Mail Tips
For many of us, the Mac’s Mail app is the most often used app in our collection. It has so many features that for most of us, we only...

Safari's View menu. Use Safari to Make Web Pages...
Have you found that some websites are using text that is too small or too big, forcing you to either squint to see the text, or perform excessive scrolling...

iCloud Can Recover Deleted Files, Contacts,...
iCloud is a fantastic way to share calendars, contacts, reminders, bookmarks, and files, including photos, among your devices. The macOS and iOS take care of keeping all of this important...

How to Add a Smart Folder...
Smart folders and the Dock just seem to be made for each other. You can configure a smart folder to display just the files or folders that meet your...

More Tips for Mojave’s Screenshot App
With the release of macOS Mojave, the ability to take screenshots underwent a bit of a change. Gone is the old Grab screenshot utility; in its place is the...