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.
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 […]
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.
Time Machine is a great, convenient backup tool, but it doesn’t always work perfectly. Fortunately, the most common problems have relatively straight-forward solutions. Here are some fixes for common problems with macOS Time Machine. Time Machine won’t back up After updating to Sierra or High Sierra, some users find that Time Machine simply won’t back […]
Apple is well known for producing expensive products. Part of it is brand recognition, part of it is market forces, and part of it is reputation. If you want an Apple device, you’ll likely need to spend some money. But you can get what is essentially a new device for at least fifteen percent less […]
There was once a time when CPU clock speed increased dramatically from year to year. In the 90s and early 2000s processors increased at incredible speeds, shooting from 60 MHz Pentium chips to gigahertz-level processors within a decade. Now, it seems that even high-end processors have stopped increasing their clock speeds. Dedicated overclockers can force […]
Data loss is a constant threat to our technology-heavy lives. Hard drives are unreliable, mobile devices get lost, children destroy laptops: it’s a rough world out there for your data. You need to protect your files with a reliable backup system that reproduces your data both locally and remotely. You can start creating your own […]
The Mac default apps that come with your new Mac are great for everyday functionality. They fulfill their core purpose elegantly and simply. But when it comes to preferences to adjust and knobs to twist, Mac default apps have never been the best choice.
Dual-booting macOS and Ubuntu requires a brave spirit, but it’s not too difficult. It’s not too hard to install Ubuntu and dual-boot a macOS/Linux configuration. Linux is an amazing environment for development and programming. But be warned that some hardware functionality might never work right under Ubuntu. This could be core stuff, like USB-C, or […]