Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson
Messy macOS Desktop Managing The Desktop: Tips for New...
The Mac has so many features that it’s not uncommon for new Mac users to overlook helpful tricks, as well as for old hands to simply forget about them....

Mac Family Sharing Icon - A Rocket Yard Guide Guide to Family Sharing: How to...
Family Sharing is one of the many perks of owning an Apple product: the ability to allow up to six family members to share purchases made in the iTunes/Music...

macOS Terminal icon with words that say "Bash to Zsh" Moving From Bash to Zsh: Terminal...
macOS Catalina has a number of new features and capabilities, but one change that’s often overlooked is the new shell used in Terminal to interact with the Mac via...

macOS Snapshots Working with macOS Snapshots
Snapshots are a feature of APFS (Apple File System) that has been part of the macOS since High Sierra. A snapshot captures the state of an APFS formatted drive,...

How to Restore Data From Time...
Time Machine is certainly an easy-to-use app for backing up your data. It's free, and comes installed and ready to use with the Mac OS. In many of our...

Using an External Drive as Your...
Using an external device as your Mac’s primary startup device can offer a number of advantages, as we outlined in Using an External Drive as Your Startup Drive: Part 1....

Using an External Drive as Your...
External drives have long been used for adding more storage space to Macs. They provide a cost-effective means to increase storage for media libraries and documents, as well as...

Move or Manage the Music, Apple...
macOS Catalina’s new media apps - Music, Apple TV, and Podcasts - are the replacement for the older iTunes app, which handled most of these media types in a...

Mac Migration Assistant How to Use Migration Assistant with...
If you just upgraded to a new Mac, or used the clean install method to upgrade to macOS Catalina, chances are you’re going to need to copy information from your...

Screenshot of halloween mac desktop saying "customize your desktop" Customizing Catalina’s Desktop
You made it through the macOS Catalina installation, perhaps without any of the issues being reported by some users. Or if you did experience a few hiccups, you were able...