Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson
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...

How to Downgrade from macOS Catalina...
Did you upgrade to macOS Catalina and decide it’s not for you? Perhaps a favorite app isn’t Catalina compatible, or changes in some of the apps Apple provides are...

macOS Photos collage of images Photos in macOS Catalina
The Photos app in macOS Catalina underwent a major upgrade, bringing many iOS 13 Photos features to the Mac OS. And while Photos retains much of the same user...

catalina island with install arrow and text saying "Fixing Catalina" How to Fix macOS Catalina Installation...
Installing a new version of the Mac OS is generally a fairly pain-free process; this trend continues with macOS Catalina. Even so, it’s a good idea to review our...

Apple TV Icon The Apple TV App: New, Improved,...
If you’ve been wondering about the breakup of iTunes in macOS Catalina into separate apps, each designed for a specific media type, we want you to know you don’t have too...

Listening in on the New Podcasts...
macOS Catalina brings with it quite a few new features and services but perhaps the most anticipated change is to iTunes. Turns out macOS Mojave was the last version of...