Category: Mac

How to Rotate Photos on Mac with Photos App

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If you use the Photos app on Mac to manage your photo libraries, you may occasionally need to rotate a picture or two in your collection. Perhaps you snapped a photo in horizontal landscape mode but you meant it to be vertical in portrait, or maybe you just want to rotate a picture for some other reason.

Rotating photos on the Mac is very easy within the Mac Photos app, as you’ll quickly see in this tutorial.

How to Rotate an Image in Photos for Mac

  1. Open the Photos app for Mac if you have not done so already
  2. Photos app icon in Mac OS X

  3. Locate the picture you want to rotate, then…

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How to Play Apple Arcade Games on a Mac

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The arrival of Apple Arcade last year was something that we’d been looking forward to – and was rumored – for a long time. Now it’s here, and you can play games on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. And it’s the last one we’re going to cover today, so if you’ve been wondering how to play some Apple Arcade games on the Mac you’re in the right place.

How to Sign Up for Apple Arcade on Mac

You’ll first need an Apple Arcade subscription to play Apple Arcade games. That much is fairly obvious, and at $4.99 per month, it’s unlikely to break the bank as well….

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How to Use Xbox One Controller with Mac in MacOS Catalina

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Ever wanted to use an Xbox One controller with your Mac for gaming? You can do that easier than ever before with the latest versions of MacOS, because from macOS 10.15 Catalina and beyond Apple has added native support for Xbox One game controllers.

A paired Xbox One controller can be used to play any game that supports controllers on the Mac, whether that’s popular titles like Fortnite, or Apple Arcade games, or many others. The Microsoft Xbox One S and Xbox One X controllers are great controllers to play with and very popular with gamers in general, and now…

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How to Open Keynote File on Windows PC with iCloud

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Opening Keynote presentation files on a Windows PC can be done easily with the help of iCloud, and no document conversion or extra apps are needed. If you own or work with multiple devices and platforms and often find yourself switching between them, you may come into the scenario where you’re on a Windows PC and you need to access and open a Keynote document on that PC arriving from or created on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. This is a pretty routine scenario for many workplaces and schools, so if you find yourself needing to open, edit, and access Keynote files in…

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How to Use iCloud Keychain on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to store all your online account information, logins, and passwords in one place? You might be interested in trying out iCloud Keychain, a handy password management tool that’s baked into iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS devices, and that automatically syncs that login keychain data between your other iPhone, iPad, and Mac hardware too.

There are plenty of password managers that you can download and install from the App Store today. However, iOS users don’t necessarily need to rely on such apps, as the built-in Keychain feature is fully capable of securely…

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How to Change Refresh Rate on Mac Displays

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Changing the refresh rate of a display can be needed by some Mac users, particularly if they work with movie files and video editing. Generally speaking, most users should keep their displays set to the default refresh rate for their particular screen, but if you need to adjust refresh rate you’ll find it’s simple to do so with displays used on the Mac.


It’s important to note that not all Mac displays can change their fresh rate, though many third party external screens offer different refresh rate options. In fact, most Mac internal screens can not…

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How to Download PDF Files from Safari on Mac

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Wondering how to download and save PDF files from Safari to a Mac? If you frequently encounter and work with PDF documents on the web, you might be interested in saving them locally to your Mac from time to time. With Safari, it’s easy to open, save, and download PDF files to the Mac.

The process is quite simple as this tutorial will demonstrate through several different ways to download PDF files to save them to the Mac from Safari.


You may have noticed that default Safari will automatically open PDF files that are clicked into in-browser windows. That can…

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How to Setup & Use iPhone as iTunes Remote (PC & Mac)

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Did you know that you could use your iPhone as a remote to control your iTunes library? If you regularly use iTunes on your Windows PC or Mac for listening to music or playing back content purchased from the iTunes Store, this feature will prove to be extremely useful.

Let’s say you’re away from the keyboard and you’re busy doing something else in the next room. You could use your iPhone to switch between songs in your library and continue listening without even having to move. Although this article focuses primarily on the iPhone, you could also use your…

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How to Delete iPhone & iPad Backups from MacOS Catalina with Finder

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Need to clear up some disk space or get rid of some old iPhone or iPad backups on a Mac? With the latest versions of MacOS, managing iOS and iPadOS device backups is done entirely in Finder, including deleting and removing device backups.

Arguably the safest and most thorough way of backing up an iPhone or iPad is to do an encrypted backup via Mac Finder. When the backup is complete you’ll have a copy of all of your data on your computer, complete with encrypted keychain contents. But it all takes up space that you might want to reclaim. As you can imagine,…

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How to Handoff Safari from Mac to iPhone

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Have you ever stumbled into something while browsing the web in Safari on Mac that you’d like to continue reading, watching, or listening to on your iPhone? This is the perfect scenario for the Handoff feature, which allows you to pass an app session from one Apple device to another so long as a few conditions are met.

This article will show you how to use Handoff to pass a web page from Mac to iPhone.


To be able to use Handoff with Safari from Mac to iPhone, all devices must be using the same Apple ID and iCloud account, Handoff must be enabled on Mac and…

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