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How to Link Text in a...
Pages, Apple’s word processing/document creation software, automatically detects website addresses (URLs) and email addresses you type and formats them as active links. You can edit these links or deactivate...

How to Add Links with the...
Starting with macOS El Capitan and continuing through the upcoming macOS Catalina (due in October), the Notes app was revamped and added some Evernote-like features that many users had...

How to Use Spring-Loaded Folders on...
For years now, Mac OS X and macOS have supported spring-loaded folders. If you’re not taking advantage of ‘em, you should, as they’re great time savers. A spring-loaded folder...

How to Save Your macOS Desktop...
macOS allows you to store your Desktop and Documents folder in iCloud Drive, Apple’s cloud storage and computing service, and access them on all your devices. It’s a time-saving feature...

iCloud icon with iCloud Drive text How to Set up iCloud on...
If you haven’t set up iCloud on all of your Apple devices and turned on iCloud Drive,  you should. I find it handy because documents that you store in...

macos mojave desktop with finder preferences window and text that says "view your drive icons" How to Make Your Drive Icons...
Apple apparently thinks that you’d prefer not to see the icons for your Mac’s built-in hard drive, solid-state drive, or those of any external drives on the desktop of...

Upgrade Install macOS Catalina How to Upgrade Install macOS Catalina...
If you’re getting ready to install macOS Catalina on your Mac, you have some preparations to make and a few choices to make. While many people just download the...

Screengot of pin tab menu with safari logo and pin icon How to Use Pinned Sites in...
macOS’ Safari web browser offers a Pinned Sites feature that allows you to keep your favorite websites open and active such as …. ahem … OWC’s Rocket Yard blog....

How to Use Optimized Storage in...
Optimize Mac Storage was first introduced with macOS Sierra and will apparently continue in the upcoming macOS Catalina. When you turn it on, it automatically deletes things when your...

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...