Category: Mac

How to Find a Lost iPhone, iPad, Mac with iCloud

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Did one of your Apple devices go missing? Don’t start panicking, because you can use Apple’s Find My service to quickly locate your lost or stolen iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even AirPods within a matter of seconds.

Apple’s Find My app has been available for years now, and it’s accessible across iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices. It allows users to conveniently track the last recorded location of their Apple devices and help them retrieve their lost or stolen iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. Since many of us own a single Apple device like an iPhone, you might be…

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How to Create macOS Big Sur Beta Bootable USB Install Drive

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Advanced Mac users often want to make a boot disk installer for macOS Big Sur beta, allowing for something like a USB flash drive to be used to boot and install macOS Big Sur onto any compatible Mac.

Bootable MacOS installer USB drives provide for the ability to clean install macOS Big Sur, update to macOS Big Sur, install macOS Big Sur beta onto multiple Macs without redownloading the installer, as well as the ability to use Disk Utility to partition and erase a machine, perform Time Machine restorations, and more.

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What the ‘Legacy System Extension’ Mac Message Means & What To Do About It

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If you’re using a Mac running MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 or later (including Big Sur), you might have seen a new and somewhat cryptic message pop up when your Mac is turned on, or when you use certain apps.

Titled “Legacy System Extension”, the message goes on to note that “existing software on your system loaded a legacy system extension by (developer) which will be incompatible with a future version of macOS” and while that might not mean much to most people, it is something you should take note of.


So, what exactly does this message mean? Not a lot…

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How to Install MacOS Big Sur Public Beta

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Now that MacOS Big Sur public beta is available to download, some adventurous Mac users may wish to install and try out Big Sur themselves, whether to check out the new user interface, experience the new features, or just to try out the next major releases of macOS before it hits the general public.

If you’re interested in installing macOS Big Sur Public Beta, this tutorial will explain how to do so.

Important reminder: macOS Big Sur Public Beta is not intended for widespread use. Beta system software is notoriously buggy, unreliable, and prone to issues and…

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How to Make Screen Recordings in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, & Mojave

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Recording your screen might be something you do often, or very rarely depending on who you are and what you do. But recording a Mac’s screen is super duper easy no matter who you are, and you don’t even need to install an app to do it. Like with so many things, Apple already included the software you need right from the factory. And screen recording on the Mac works surprisingly well, particularly with the latest MacOS versions like MacOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, and MacOS Big Sur. You’ll capture a recording of the display, and the recorded video is available…

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How to Use Snap Camera Filters on Zoom, Skype, & Hangouts Video Chat

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Looking for a way to have a bit more fun and goof around on video chat? Snapchat Camera allows you to use Snapchat filters applied directly to other video chat apps used on a Mac or Windows PC, including Skype, Zoom, Hangouts, and more.

So, do you want to use the Snapchat filters you know and love while video calling your colleagues, friends, and family members?

Snap Camera is a software developed by none other than Snapchat themselves to allow people use the filters and lenses they’re accustomed to, while video calling from a computer. It’s free to…

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How to Find Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

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Whether you primarily use your Mac for work, school, or any other purpose, you can save some of your valuable time with the help of keyboard shortcuts on macOS. There are so many shortcuts available that it may overwhelm you at first, but we’ll help you with that by revealing how you can discover and find keyboard shortcuts on the Mac.

With keyboard shortcuts, you can quickly perform various tasks in macOS ranging from something simple as switching between apps to something more complicated like looking up a word on the dictionary. As the saying goes, “Rome…

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How to Rotate a Movie in Mac Finder with Quick Actions

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Modern MacOS versions include a handy Quick Action feature that allows users to quickly rotate movie files to the left, and without launching any application. Instead, the video file rotation happens entirely in the Mac Finder.

Rotating a video or movie that has been filmed in vertical orientation (or horizontal orientation) can often be necessary to improve the viewing experience of that particular video, and while you can rotate videos in Mac OS by using QuickTime Player, this Quick Action method may be a faster solution for many Mac users.

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How to Reset Keychain on Mac

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Did you recently lose, reset, or forget your Mac’s user password? If so, you will no longer be able to access the existing Keychain login and passwords stored on your Mac.

This is because, by default, the Keychain password is the same as your Mac user password. Since you’ve lost or reset the user password, they are no longer in sync, and you’ll need to reset your default Keychain to get them in sync again. However, doing this will remove all the passwords that are currently stored in Keychain. Therefore, reseting the keychain is a last resort and should…

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Get a Mac OS 8 Emulator and Relive the Macintosh 90s

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If you’ve been a longtime Mac user, you may fondly remember the classic Mac OS system software releases. Rather than get stuck in a memory, you can relive some nostalgia by running Mac OS 8.1 on your modern Mac right now (or even on a Windows PC or Linux machine), and it’s as easy as launching any other app.

Macintosh.js is a self-contained Electron app that bundles a classic Mac OS emulator preinstalled with Mac OS 8.1 along with a handful of classic applications from that era, including Adobe Photoshop 3.0.5, Adobe Illustrator 5.5, demos for Duke Nukem and…

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