Category: macbook pro

Hide the Display Notch on MacBook Pro & Air with TopNotch

Go to OSX Daily to read Hide the Display Notch on MacBook Pro & Air with TopNotch

The all new MacBook Air with M2 and MacBook Pro 14″ and 16″ with M1 Pro and M1 Max processors are impressive machines by most hardware standards, but not everyone is impressed with the Notch that takes up a portion at the top of the screen. The Notch holds the front facing camera, and dips down into the top of the display. So, what if you hate the way the notch looks? Are you stuck with it? Not entirely.

Fortunately for notch haters, there’s an app called TopNotch that hides the display notch, using a simple but ingenious method of turning the menu bar black…

Read more: Hide the Display Notch on MacBook Pro & Air with TopNotch

How to Enable ‘Universal Control’ Between Your Mac and iPad

Read full article:
at LifeHacker

With iPadOS 15.4 and macOS 12.3, Apple has finally released the major cross-platform feature we first saw in WWDC 2021: Universal Control lets you use the same keyboard, mouse, or trackpad between multiple Macs and iPads. That means when you set your iPad next to your Mac, you can push the cursor off of the edge of…

Read more…

Read full article:
at LifeHacker

8 Tips for New MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″ Owners

Go to OSX Daily to read 8 Tips for New MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″ Owners

Get a fancy new MacBook Pro 14″ or 16″ model with the powerful M1 Pro or M1 Max chip? These are feature packed laptops with plenty of oomph, and there are also some unique aspects to the hardware.

Let’s take a look at some specific tips and tricks for the new MacBook Pro 14″ and MacBook Pro 15″ models, with either M1 Pro or M1 Max chips.

1: Hide the Notch with TopNotch

The display Notch is controversial, with some users hating it, and others not minding it. If you’re bothered by the display notch, which houses the camera and impedes into the top of…

Read more: 8 Tips for New MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″ Owners

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

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Show F1, F2, F3, etc Keys on Touch Bar for Mac

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…

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

Fix App Menu Bar Hiding Behind Notch on MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″

Go to OSX Daily to read Fix App Menu Bar Hiding Behind Notch on MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″

If you have a new MacBook Pro 14″ or 16″ with a display notch, and find an apps menu bar items are hiding behind that display notch, which is a fairly common occurrence for many Mac apps, you can use a workaround to shrink the display so the entire screen scales down to fit below the notch and inward.

This basically mimics screen bezels through software, allowing the full menubar to show, hiding the notch, but at a cost of reducing screen real estate and display resolution.

Here is how you can shrink the screen down per app so that the menubar fits on any…

Read more: Fix App Menu Bar Hiding Behind Notch on MacBook Pro 14″ & 16″

Why is My Mac Draining Battery While Sleeping?

Go to OSX Daily to read Why is My Mac Draining Battery While Sleeping?

Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook users may have noticed their computers are draining battery even when the Mac is sleeping and not in use. This seems like a peculiar issue, but it turns out there there may be an explanation.

A simple way to diagnose this issue is by going to  Apple menu > System Preferences > Battery, then choosing “Usage History”. When you see the battery level drop but the ‘Screen On Usage’ is nonexistent, you know the battery is draining when the Mac is not in use. The screenshot above demonstrates this in a severe case,…

Read more: Why is My Mac Draining Battery While Sleeping?

How to Install the Latest macOS on an Unsupported Mac

Read full article:
at LifeHacker

Throwing out perfectly good tech is one of my biggest pet peeves, but sometimes it seems unavoidable. We all know we don’t need to upgrade to the latest iPhone every year, but when Apple stops supporting updates on your MacBook or iMac, isn’t your only solution to upgrade to a new one? No, I say. Your Mac can actually…

Read more…

Read full article:
at LifeHacker

How Do I Connect MacBook Pro/Air to a TV?

Go to OSX Daily to read How Do I Connect MacBook Pro/Air to a TV?

If you have a newer MacBook Pro or MacBook Air with only USB-C ports, you may be wondering how to connect the MacBook to a TV.

Maybe you want to use the TV as a larger display, or perhaps you want to watch a movie from the computer on the bigger TV screen, or use it for gaming.

Whatever the reason, it’s easy to do, but you will need to have the appropriate cables.


To be clear, we’re talking about MacBook Pro models that are 2016 and newer (including the 2020 and 2021 M1 MacBook Pro), and MacBook Air models from 2018 and newer (also including the M1 MacBook…

Read more: How Do I Connect MacBook Pro/Air to a TV?

How to Check Your Mac’s Battery Health

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Check Your Mac’s Battery Health

Wondering about the health of your Mac laptop battery? It’s pretty easy to check the condition and maximum capacity of a battery in modern macOS versions, and if you’ve had your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air for aw while now, you may have noticed the battery performance isn’t quite what it was when you first got the machine.

We’re sure most of us already know how the battery in our electronic devices degrades slowly over a period of time. Accordingly, you cannot expect the top rated battery life on a MacBook that you’ve been using regularly…

Read more: How to Check Your Mac’s Battery Health

How to Factory Reset M1 Mac (MacBook Pro, Air, iMac, Mac mini)

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Factory Reset M1 Mac (MacBook Pro, Air, iMac, Mac mini)

Do you have an M1 Mac that you’d like to factory reset as if it were brand new? The process of factory resetting the M1 Mac line to restore the Mac to factory defaults – basically erasing all data and reinstalling a blank macOS – is different with the M1 Mac line, including M1 MacBook Pro, M1 Mac mini, M1 iMac, and M1 MacBook Air, so let’s review how the process works.

First, a quick summary for the unfamiliar; A factory reset or a reset to factory settings involves erasing all the contents stored on your Mac – all files, data, and the OS itself –…

Read more: How to Factory Reset M1 Mac (MacBook Pro, Air, iMac, Mac mini)