2019 will be a big year for Apple at large, but the Mac in particular.. Apple has a number of pies in the oven that are about to be ready, and many of them smell delicious. While we are sure to get new iPhones and new versions of both macOS and iOS, there are a […]
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, […]
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.