catalina island with install arrow and text saying "Fixing Catalina" How to Fix macOS Catalina Installation Issues
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 Rocket Yard guides for a clean install of macOS Catalina as well...

Upgrade Install macOS Catalina How to Upgrade Install macOS Catalina Safely
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 new operating system and let the installer do its thing,...

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 of macOS Catalina on a drive of your choice.  A...

Graphic showing apple's gatekeeper and user privacy icons 10 Non-Intrusive Security Changes in macOS Catalina
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, macOS Catalina has a number of new security features designed...

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 up in just one article. So, we’re going to start...

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...

macOS 101: What’s in the Utility Folder, Part 1
The utility folder is chock full of handy apps that perform a wide spectrum of tasks, from monitoring the performance of your Mac to giving your Mac a voice. In this first of a two-part article, we’re going to...