In part two of our introduction to uBlock Origin on macOS, the best ad blocker in the business, we’ll be discussing static filtering rules and GUI methods of selecting and blocking on-screen content. Removing Elements with Static Rules If you want to remove elements from the page using graphical tools, you can access that feature […]
Ever since the new file system surfaced in the world of Mac, it has been unclear whether it has been good or bad. While there are a lot of good things that can be said about it, there also happen to be several drawbacks. Some of which is rather annoying. If you are not familiar […]
HOTAS (hands on throttle and stick) are much needed accessories for playing flight sims. While you can play the game with keyboard and mouse, it’s challenging to learn and inefficient to play long term. If you’re just getting into playing flight simulators, when should you get a HOTAS? And which ones are worth purchasing today? […]
Introduced in 2007 and required by 2012, sandboxing is a tool used by macOS to limit the damage that a hijacked app can do. Apple says, “While App Sandbox doesn’t prevent attacks against your app, it does minimize the harm a successful one can cause. macOS app sandboxing protects users by limiting how much trouble […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
My first encounter with Bluetooth on my Mac was a mystifying experience. Whether devices were discovered seemed to be determined by eldritch forces beyond human comprehension. File transfer was hilariously unfinished, despite theroretically existing. The magic of Apple did not seem to extend to this backwater of wireless connectivity, and I shelved it in my […]
One of the easiest ways to slow down your Mac is by overloading on launch applications. After a year or so, you might not even realize what apps are starting in the background. While apps like Spotify jump up front and center when they launch, alerting the user, other apps are happy to chug away […]
Mac apps often request some kind of “permissions” during their installation. Since Apple expanded macOS Mojave’s Security and Privacy permissions, requests have only increased. If we could track the most frequently requested permission, it would have to be Accessibility access. The name of the permission seems to imply that the permission should be used for […]