Recording your screen on a Mac used to be a real trial, but it’s become incredibly easy in the last year. The latest version of macOS, Mojave 10.14, includes a built-in application that can capture high-quality video of your Mac’s screen. There are plenty of third-party options if Screenshot is not powerful enough.
The Network preference pane can be a dark and foreboding place. With some training, you can actually understand what you’re doing when you try and fix your internet connection. Pop open the Network pane found in System Preferences, and let’s explore.
In Apple Mail and other email clients, you may have the option to choose between push and fetch email delivery. These two methods differ substantially in theory but are quite similar in practice. Is push better than fetch email? What are push and fetch emails? Let’s find out! TL;DR: Use push delivery. What’s This About? […]
Is your external display not working on macOS? Try out these tricks below to get things back online. Start With the Dumb Stuff When you’re troubleshooting, always start with the obvious stuff. Any tech expert knows that dumb mistakes are as frustrating as they are ubiquitous. Restart your Mac, check physical connections, reseat cables. Look for […]
Flags are a system outside of permissions on macOS that are used to control how files can be changed. They are primarily concerned with controlled the modification of a file, but differently from permissions. Flags can only be set by an administrative user or the owner of the file, except in cases of system flags. […]
CloudMounter is a menu bar application that connects to cloud services like connecting to network hard drives. Connect to OneDrive, for example, and you’ll see it appear as a network volume in Finder. You don’t need to use cumbersome custom sync or backup programs just to access your files. Instead, you can access all your […]
As an experienced Mac user, you know how important Finder is to your daily routine. If you only want to open some images on your Desktop or do something similarly basic, Finder’s speed and simplicity is a benefit. But if you need more powerful tools, Finder doesn’t have much to offer. That’s where the world […]
When dealing with unusual files, looking at the actual bits that compose the file can be hugely valuable. If nothing else, you can read the file’s headers and decipher its purpose. Editing hexadecimal code is a complex business, but it can be done with a variety of hex editors in macOS. What is hexadecimal code, […]
You can play retro games on macOS with an emulator. An emulator imitates a console gaming system, allowing you to play console games on your Mac. With the instructions below, you can play retro games on macOS from NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, and a ton more. 1. Get a Console Emulator Emulating a […]
The Xbox One controller is one of the finest handheld controllers on the market. It’s a case study in usability and ergonomics. The total lack of major changes over the years is a testament of just how “right” Microsoft made the Xbox controller. No hard edges, everything is in easy rich, comfortable with any hand […]