Category: Mac OS X

MacOS Big Sur Compatibility & Supported Macs List

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MacOS Big Sur is coming in the fall of 2020 with a big visual redesign and a variety of new features. You might be wondering if your Mac is able to run macOS Big Sur, or macOS 11 (or macOS 10.16 according to the beta installer), so with that in mind we’re going to share a list of Macs capable of running Big Sur.

Apple has a pretty good track record of providing software updates and support to their devices for years, but naturally not all Macs will officially support macOS 11 Big Sur. Whether you own a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, iMac, Mac mini, or Mac…

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How to Create a New Partition in macOS

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Want to create a new partition on a Mac hard disk? Then read on!

As both internal and external storage solutions continue to grow in capacity, the time might come where you want an easy way to split them into multiple partitions. Any partition you create will appear as a different drive on your Mac, both on the Desktop and in Finder. While it’s the same physical device as other partitions on the same drive, macOS and your apps will treat it as a separate one.

Partitioning can be really useful if you need to keep data away from other files. Perhaps it’s…

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How to Install VirtualBox Extension Pack on Mac, Windows, Linux

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If you use VirtualBox to run virtual machines, you may find yourself needing VirtualBox Extension Pack as well. The VirtualBox Extension Pack includes support for USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices, webcam passthrough, disk image encryption, VirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol (VRDP), and network booting with Intel PXE Boot ROM, and along with some other capabilities as well. Installing VirtualBox Extension Pack is necessary to run some particular operating systems as well, like for using macOS Big Sur in VirtualBox.

This article will detail how to install VirtualBox…

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How to View Saved Passwords in Chrome on Mac

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Want to view your saved passwords in the Chrome browser? Maybe you need to find a password for a website login that you have saved in Chrome? You can easily find, view, and show saved passwords and logins for websites in the Chrome browser, assuming you’ve saved those passwords to Chrome for the autofill and auto sign-in feature within that browser before.

This tutorial will walk through how to view saved passwords in the Chrome web browser on a Mac, however this tutorial should be relevant beyond Mac as the technical process is the same on a Windows PC and…

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What Are Relocated Items in macOS Catalina & Can I Delete Them?

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If you have updated to MacOS 10.15 Catalina or later from an older version of Mac OS, you might find a new folder on your Desktop called “Relocated Items”. The Relocated Items folder can be confusing and look scary, especially if you aren’t expecting to see it. But you needn’t worry – the folder is a perfectly normal part of the MacOS upgrade process. Read on to learn what the Relocated Items folder on the Mac desktop or in the Shared folder of User folder is, and what you can do with it.

What is the “Relocated Items” in MacOS

Though it’s not…

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How to Prevent Mac from Remembering Wi-Fi Networks Joined

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By default the Mac will remember all wi-fi networks that have been joined and accessed from the computer, and will automatically join those wireless networks again when they’re within range. This is a good setting for most users to leave enabled, since it’s convenient to not have to constantly reconnect to familiar wireless networks. But some Mac users may wish to prevent their Mac from remembering joined wi-fi networks, whether for personal, privacy, security, or other reasons.

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How to List All Cron Jobs on a Mac or Linux PC

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Need to quickly see a list of all cron jobs on a computer? You can easily see all scheduled cron jobs by using the crontab command, and seeing cron data works the same on Mac as well as Linux and most other unix environments too.

Perhaps you have a script or task running and you’re trying to track it down, or perhaps you’re just curious and want to show all crontab for any other reason. Read on to learn how to show all cron jobs for all users, as well as for specific users on a computer.

How to Show All Cron Jobs

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How to Follow Along With Real-Time Lyrics in Apple Music on Mac

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Listening to music can be one of the most fun, enjoyable, therapeutic things we can do. But it can be frustrating if you’re forgetting the words to your favorite song, or you haven’t quite mastered the lyrics yet.

Fortunately the Apple’s Music app has long offered lyrics to those who want to follow along, but now those lyrics appear in real-time on iPhone and iPad, and the Mac with Apple Music too.

So, want to have a little karaoke session on your Mac? Now you can!

Even though lyrics aren’t available for every song, they’re available on nearly all…

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How to Use Energy Saver Settings on Mac for Better Battery & Power Management

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If you’re using a desktop Mac, like an iMac or Mac Pro, you’re probably less concerned about power management than someone using something like a MacBook. But there are still chances to reduce your home electricity bill, too. You’d be surprised the difference tweaking a few macOS settings can make, especially if you’re someone who leaves their computer and display on 24/7. Here, we’re going to go through some of the settings you might want to take a look at for improving power management on the Mac.

All of these settings live in the Energy Saver area…

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How to Open Pages File on Windows PC with iCloud

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Need to open a Pages file but you’re on a Windows PC? You can open Pages files from Windows or any PC by using iCloud. Pages files are generated from from the Pages app on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iCloud, but there’s no native Pages app for Windows. Not to worry, as you’ll soon see you can easily open and access Pages documents right from Windows, and all you need is a web browser.

In this article, we’ll be discussing exactly how you can open a Pages file on Windows PC using iCloud.

How to Open Pages File on Windows PC with iCloud

The simplest and most…

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