Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson
How to Clean Install macOS Catalina
macOS Catalina is usually installed as an upgrade over an existing version of the Mac OS. But you can also perform a clean install, which places a pristine version...

Apple's new Music App overlaid with iTunes logo 🎵 Rocking Out with the Music...
For some reason, it seems as if iTunes is the app people love to hate. So when macOS Catalina drove a stake through the heart of the iTunes app, splitting it...

Mosaic of mac applications you should have 10 Mac Apps You May Not...
We all have favorite apps that we tend to install right away on a new Mac. For the most part, these are the apps we use every day to...

Graphic showing apple's gatekeeper and user privacy icons 10 Non-Intrusive Security Changes in macOS...
macOS Catalina has some interesting new features, including Screen Time and Sidecar, and new apps, including Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV, that essentially replace iTunes. But behind the scenes,...

How to Create a Bootable macOS...
A bootable version of the macOS Catalina installer is one of the often-overlooked tools a Mac user should have on hand before upgrading to or performing a clean install...

How to Use Apple Maps to...
The Apple Maps app has been included with the Mac OS since the release of OS X Mavericks. The Maps app provides mapping services that include directions, turn-by-turn navigation,...

macOS Sidecar Icon How to Use Sidecar to Unite...
Beginning with macOS Catalina and iPadOS 13, the new Sidecar service allows you to utilize your iPad as a secondary screen. If you’re thinking this is not new, that third-party...

Microsoft Edge Insider Channels Microsoft Edge Browser: How Does It...
If you’ve been using Macs for a while, you may remember when Microsoft was offering Internet Explorer for the Mac. There was even a 5-year period (1997 through 2003)...

CatalinaDark572x650 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...

2019 Mac Pro The Return of the Expandable Mac...
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...

Tips for Using Mission Control on...
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...