Category: Macintosh

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

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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…

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How to Find All the Old Product Icons Apple Has Hidden in macOS

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As a lifelong Mac user, I always love learning about something hidden feature of my computer, such as the ability to change your mouse’s cursor color. So you can imagine my delight in stumbling upon this Reddit thread, where user OOF_V2 shared a hidden treasure trove of Apple product icons lurking within macOS.

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How to Wipe Your Mac Without Reinstalling the OS

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Resetting a Mac has always been a headache: The only way to do it securely was to format the entire Mac and reinstall the OS. You had to do it every time you sold your Mac or when you encountered a grave issue with the software.

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How to Install the Latest macOS on an Unsupported Mac

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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…

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How to Test Drive Universal Control on macOS Monterey Beta

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One of the most exciting features that Apple announced at WWDC 2021 was Universal Control. This feature lets you seamlessly switch the cursor and keyboard between multiple Macs and iPads. In fact, it’s so seamless, there’s no setup necessary. You can glide your cursor from one device to another, simply by pushing it…

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How to Fix Sticky Keys and Double Presses on Your MacBook Keyboard

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You press a key on your MacBook and nothing happens. You press another key and it enters that letter twice. A third key feel like it’s sticking. You’re not alone, as this is a common problem with a particular kind of Apple keyboard. If you have friends who bought a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro in the past year or two,…

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How to Install the macOS Monterey Public Beta

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Somewhere in the fall of 2021, Apple will release the macOS Monterey update—and this is a big one. Shortcuts automation finally comes to the Mac, Universal Control lets you share a cursor with your iPad, not to mention the new FaceTime features for shared media playback.

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How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2021 Keynote Presentation, and What to Expect

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Next week, Apple will again hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event. Like last year, WWDC 2021 is online-only due to the ongoing pandemic, but you can still expect the tech super-giant to make some big announcements, including our first good looks at iOS 15, macOS 12, and—if the rumors are to be…

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How to Get In On the Lawsuit Against Apple's Terrible MacBook Keyboards

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A California judge has certified a class-action lawsuit against Apple for the damage-prone butterfly keyboard design included in MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models manufactured between 2015 and 2019. The case alleges Apple knowingly sold the fragile keyboards despite numerous complaints and repair requests…

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