Why on earth would ever need to create a Wi-Fi hotspot with your Mac. If you’ve had the privilege of staying in a high-end hotel, you know the answer to this question. Ethernet connectivity is cheap: Wi-Fi connectivity is inexplicably more expensive.
Have you ever heard the myth that says “Macs never get viruses”? I say it’s a myth because it’s been proven time and time again that Macs are just as susceptible to malware. In fact, Macs have already been proven to be susceptible to a plethora of cyber threats. Don’t believe me? Here’s a list […]
Within your macOS system, there’s a file called “sudoers” which controls the deepest levels of your permissions system. This file says which users can run sudo, and what they can do when they run it. Basically, it decides who is in charge. We can edit sudoers on macOS to administer a multi-user system more effectively. […]
As a rule, macOS caches don’t require regular cleaning. They typically manage themselves, emptying out old files when the cache grows too large or the files grow too old. So as far as users are concerned, caches are entirely self-operating. Unless, of course, there’s a problem with the cache. And Quick Look has an interesting […]
In the world of free desktop video players, VLC reigns supreme. It’s free. It’s open source. You can watch virtually any video file. It’s lightweight, safe, and widely trusted. But like a lot of free, open-source software, it can be a little bit buggy from time to time. And the UI design is somewhat out […]
I was a dedicated Dashlane user for a while. It was the first password manager I seriously used, the increase in security was revelatory. With Dashlane, remembering passwords was a thing of the past. I could generate secure, unique passwords for every site I visited with no effort. My online security and my peace of […]
I’ve been an Apple fan for years. Even since I bought a 2010 white MacBook for college, I’ve been on the side of their design principles. I love macOS with so much of my heart. Using Windows or even Linux feels painful in contrast to a well-designed operating system. Do I like it because it’s […]
Your Mac comes with its very own built-in firewall. But like many built-in security features, new users often ignore these settings. The firewall controls what Internet connections are accepted by your Mac. Some connections, like obviously malicious ones, will always be refused. Some connections, like Apple’s own services, will always be permitted. Connection types between […]
Awk is a pro terminal command for data processing built right into your Mac, but that’s not all it is. It also has the power and capabilities of a general-purpose programming language.
Your Mac has a few built-in ways to hide files on macOS from Finder windows. This will make the file invisible until you choose to reveal it or turn the invisibility off. Keep in mind that this doesn’t remove the file from your system or encrypt it. What does it mean when you hide files […]