If you want to record music or spoken word on your Mac, you’ll want a high-quality mic. You can get a microphone in dozens of styles. The most popular are headset mics (often called “gaming headsets”), USB microphones, and standard XLR microphones that connect through a digital pre-amplifier. In this tutorial, we will show you […]
In the past, Mac users could use the Command + Shift + 3 and Command + Shift + 4 to capture screenshots of the full screen and a region respectively. Those screenshot shortcuts are still available, so you don’t need to rewrite your muscle memory. But Command + Shift + 5 now invokes the new […]
For as long as Mac computers have been available, the proud users of Apple products have always thought that they were safe from viruses and other online security threats. Being virus safe was one of the big reasons to consider using a Mac system in the first place. In some cases, users viewed that as […]
macOS Mojave’s release brought an official, system-wide dark mode to Mac users for the first time. It’s beautiful and saves on eye strain. The dark mode blackens the formerly white interface, which is ideal for late-night workers. But the system-wide dark mode isn’t the only look you have to save your eyes. You can check […]
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 […]