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Fix “Safari Can’t Open Page NSPOSIXErrorDomain:28” Error on Mac

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Some Mac Safari users are encountering a Safari failure that causes a curious “NSPOSIXErrorDomain:28” error message to appear, preventing the web browser from working as usual.

The full error message appears seemingly at random when Safari on the Mac is used to open a new Safari window or tab, or when a page is trying to load, and is stated in full as follows:

Safari Can’t Open the Page.

Safari can’t open the page. The error is: “The operation couldn’t be completed. No space left on device” (NSPOSIXErrorDomain:28)‘

Variations of the generally…

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How to Use Sonos as a Mac Speaker

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Want to use a Sonos speaker as your Mac speaker? You can do that, and it’s pretty simple. In fact, if you have a whole Sonos setup with multiple speakers, you can use that entire Sonos sound system as your Mac speaker too.

For example, maybe you want to use the popular Sonos One speaker or set as speakers for your Mac. No sweat! We’ll show you how to do this.

You’ll need an iPhone to get this initially setup, because the Sonos requires using an iPhone (or iPad) app to get configured using Wi-Fi and AirPlay. Once that’s done, as long as your Mac is on…

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Run a New Terminal Command Directly from the Dock on Mac

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Need to run a Terminal command as fast as possible? You can do so right from the Dock with this neat trick for Mac.

You must have the Terminal application open and running, available in the Mac Dock for this trick to work. The rest is super simple:

  1. Locate the Terminal icon in the Dock on Mac, then right-click (or control click) on the Terminal Dock icon
  2. Select “New Command” in the popup menu options
  3. Run new Terminal command from the Mac Dock

  4. Enter the command to run in the ‘New Command’ window
  5. New Command in Terminal from Mac Dock

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How to Use Incognito Mode on Google Chrome for iPhone, iPad, Mac

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Looking for a way to browse the web without having to delete your browsing history every now and then? If so, you may be interested in taking advantage of a privacy-oriented browser feature called Incognito mode that’s available on Google Chrome. It’s accessible on all platforms including iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and it’s easy to use.

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser out there, and it’s even preferred by some iOS, iPadOS, and macOS users over Safari that’s pre-installed on Apple devices. Whether you’re one of these users or someone who…

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How to Set a Timer on Mac

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Setting a timer on the Mac is pretty easy, though you’ll be forgiven if you assumed there would be a dedicated timer feature within the clock app of MacOS, as there is in the iOS and iPadOS world. It turns out that a timer functionality is not yet part of the clock app or clock widget on the Mac, but that doesn’t mean you can’t easily set a timer.

Instead, setting a timer on a Mac is accomplished with Siri. We’ll show you how.

How to Set a Timer on Mac with Siri

  • Summon Siri on the the Mac, then say “Set a timer for (time)”

Set a timer on Mac with Siri

You can use seconds,…

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How to Show F1, F2, F3, etc Keys on Touch Bar for Mac

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If you’re a Mac user with a Touch Bar equipped MacBook Pro, you may be wondering how to show the F keys, or function keys, like F1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, f7, f8, f9, f10, f11, or f12 on the Touch Bar.

As you likely know, by default the Touch Bar screen changes all the time depending on what app is open on the Mac, unless you disabled the Touch Bar anyway to always show the Control Strip to show things like the escape key, brightness, Mission Control, sound controls, Siri, etc. But you can also set Touch Bar to show the Function keys, or simply see them…

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How to Get Sidecar on Unsupported Macs & iPads

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Disappointed you can’t use Sidecar on your Mac and iPad? Thanks to Free-Sidecar, you can expand Sidecar compatibility to additional iPad and Mac models that are otherwise not officially supported by Apple for the feature.

Sidecar is one of the most useful features for Mac and iPad users, allowing an iPad to serve as an external display for a Mac. It’s makes for convenient dual screen setups just about anywhere, whether at your desk or while traveling, and it’s fantastic. One downside to Sidecar is that the the device compatibility is somewhat limited to…

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How to Create a Text File in a Folder on Mac

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If you’re coming to the Mac from the Windows world, you may be wondering how you can quickly create a text file in a folder in MacOS. In Windows, you can simply right-click and choose to create a new text file in whatever directory you’re located in, so how can you do something similar on a Mac?

It turns out there are many ways to create a new text file in a folder on the Mac, so let’s take a look at a few different approaches.

Create a New Text File at Folder on Mac with Automator

Automator is a powerful app that allows you to script and automate…

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How to Use Content Caching on Mac

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Content Caching is a unique Mac feature that can be extremely useful if you have several Apple devices in your home. It can be used to save your internet data, speed up downloads, and even iCloud data access, by caching things like iOS, macOS, or iPadOS software updates on the Mac, which then get distributed from the server Mac to eligible devices on the network – rather than having to download them again from Apple. This feature used to be restricted to macOS server, but Apple pushed it out to consumers with the macOS High Sierra update a few years ago.

Ever…

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How to Remove Old Devices from Apple ID on Mac

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If you’ve owned a variety of Apple devices over the years, you may eventually get to a point where you have sold, handed down, or traded away some of those older Macs, iPhones, iPads, or other Apple hardware. Whatever the situation, once a device is no longer in your possession, you should remove the devices you’re no longer using from your Apple account for security reasons. Plus it’s just good practice to clean out devices that are no longer yours so they are not associated with your Apple ID anymore.

Signing in to your Apple ID from a device to take…

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