Category: Mac

How to Check Warranty & Apple Care+ Status of Your Mac

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Wondering if a Mac is still under warranty? Do you want to check the warranty status of your Mac? In that case, you’ll be excited to learn about the method that we’ll be covering here as it doesn’t require you to get your Mac’s serial number to check a Macs Apple Care status.

A lot of Apple users are familiar with the traditional method where you look up your warranty information on Apple’s website using the device’s serial number. While this isn’t really hard considering how you can quickly grab the serial number in the operating system through…

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How to Change the Desktop Wallpaper Background in MacOS

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Do you want to change the desktop background on your Mac? Perhaps, you don’t like the default macOS wallpaper or you just want to use a custom image of your choice as the background? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do on a macOS machine.

If this is your first Mac and you’re switching from a Windows PC, chances are, you’ll need some time to get a hang of macOS. Even simple things like changing the background wallpaper to personalize your desktop could be a little tricky at first. The good news is that the procedure is not too different from what you…

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How to Make WhatsApp Video or Voice Calls on Mac & PC

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A lot of WhatsApp users make use of the desktop client to stay connected and respond to text messages while they’re using their computers. And the latest versions of WhatsApp can also make video calls and voice calls as well, right from a Mac or Windows PC by using the desktop app.

Video calling is considered as an essential feature nowadays as a lot of people use it for organizing classes, online meetings, family gatherings, and more. Sure, it’s super convenient to make video calls on your iPhone using WhatsApp, but in a professional work environment,…

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How to Change FaceTime Caller ID on Mac

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Do you want to change the caller ID that others see when you FaceTime them from your Mac? This is possible and in fact, pretty easy to do.

If you use FaceTime on multiple devices like your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, chances are, it uses your phone number by default as your caller ID. Now, if you’re a privacy buff or you’re trying to make a FaceTime call for work purposes, you may not want to give away your personal phone number like that. To avoid this, you’ll need to change your FaceTime caller ID to your email address.

How to Change the FaceTime Caller ID…

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How to Check for Reused & Compromised Passwords in Safari for Mac

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Do you use a password that’s easy to guess for your online accounts? Or perhaps, you reuse the same password for multiple accounts? Maybe you’re wondering if your password has been compromised in a known data breach? Whatever the case, Safari for Mac can now help you monitor your passwords by providing Security Recommendations.

The latest versions of Safari for macOS have many privacy-oriented features, and perhaps one of the more useful is the ability to provide security alerts regarding your saved passwords. Safari will now recommend you to update your…

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How to Add, Edit, & Rearrange Widgets in Notification Center on MacOS

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If you’re running a modern version of macOS like Big Sur or Monterey, you may have already noticed the redesigned Notification Center compared to prior versions of the feature. You can even personalize the widgets that show up in the Notification Center to better suit the tasks you do, so if you’d like to add, edit, or rearrange the widgets, read along.

Notification Center places notifications and widgets in a single, dedicated column on the right side of your screen. There are widgets that are available in different sizes for Calendar, Stocks, Weather,…

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invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)

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Some Mac Terminal users may discover git, pip, HomeBrew, and other command line tools may fail or not work as intended with an error message stating “xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)”. Sometimes these command line tools stop working after a macOS system software update, but they worked previously.

Fortunately it’s easy to fix the “xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools)” error message, and get git, pip, Homebrew, or whatever other command line tool that failed,…

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How to Install macOS Big Sur in VirtualBox on Windows

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Are you interested in running macOS Big Sur or Monterey from a Windows PC? If you don’t want to spend money on a Mac, you can use a virtual machine and still try out macOS, thanks to VirtualBox.

Before you start making assumptions, this is not a super-complicated Hackintosh setup. Instead, you will be running VirtualBox natively on your Windows computer and installing macOS as a guest operating system within VirtualBox. Unlike a Hackintosh, you don’t need any special hardware to get macOS up and running on your computer. With VirtualBox, you can install…

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How to Repair the Startup Disk on M1 Apple Silicon Macs

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If you are having any peculiar disk issues or disk errors with an Apple Silicon Mac, you may want to try using the repair tools within Disk Utility, available in Recovery Mode.

For those who aren’t aware, Disk Utility has been an integral part of macOS since the beginning of Mac OS X. In addition to allowing users to erase and format their Mac’s storage drive before reinstalling macOS, it’s also capable of searching for errors related to the formatting and directory structure of the disk. Be cautious about disk errors though, as they can often lead to…

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