Category: macOS

How to Find & Delete Duplicate Files on Mac with Smart Folders

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Depending on your line of work you may end up in a scenario where you have a variety of duplicate files on a Mac. Sometimes this goes unnoticed, but occasionally the Mac will run low on storage space and you might want to free up space by finding and removing those duplicate files from the Mac. Thankfully, finding duplicate files on macOS is not nearly as hard as you may think.

If you’ve been using the same Mac for a while, it may have accumulated a large collection of files that could potentially include duplicates that use up valuable storage space on your…

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How to Read Mac Formatted Drives on Windows PC

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If you’ve ever tried to use a Mac hard drive or USB key with a Windows PC, you’d know that Windows fails to read the contents of the drive. However, with third-party software, it’s still possible to view all the data that’s stored on the drive, even if it’s formatted for Mac.

By default, Mac-formatted drives using Apple’s APFS or HFS Plus file systems are not recognized by Windows, and as a result, you’re only provided with the option to erase the contents of the drive when it’s connected to the PC. This is why it’s recommended to use the FAT…

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How to Report Bugs to Apple in macOS Big Sur Beta

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Is your Mac currently running the macOS Big Sur Public Beta or Developer Beta? If so, you might be interested in knowing that you can report bugs and glitches directly to Apple using Feedback Assistant.

Feedback Assistant is an app that comes pre-installed when you update your Mac to macOS beta system software. It has been available for years now and features automatic on-device diagnosis, remote bug reporting, and status reports for bugs that you have reported. Developers and participants of the Beta Software Program can use this app to report any sort of…

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How to Update & Edit Saved Passwords in Safari Autofill on Mac

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Do you use Safari’s built-in password manager to quickly log in to your favorite websites on the Mac? If so, you might want to learn how you can update this stored login data whenever you change the password for one of your online accounts.

Although Safari autofill and keychain integration makes it so that you don’t have to remember your passwords again, you will run into issues if you change the password for any of your accounts. Since the password that’s stored in Safari is now the old password, you will no longer be able to sign in to the website using…

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How to Add Logins & Passwords to Safari Autofill on Mac

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Many Mac users might already be aware that Safari requests to automatically save your password information when you log in to a website for the first time. But even if you ignored that initial request to save login information, you can manually enter those details into Safari autofill, and never have to remember your logins and passwords again.

Most of us visit several websites on a daily basis, logging into things like email, banks, social networks, shopping, etc, and as a result, we have many online accounts for a variety of services. While Safari does a…

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Use File & Folder Paths in Spotlight for Mac

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Did you know you can enter file system and folder paths into Spotlight on Mac? This handy trick offers a way to quickly access buried files and folders on a Mac, regardless of where they are on in the file system.


Of course if you’re an advanced Mac user you may already be accustomed with the excellent ‘Go To Folder’ Mac function and keyboard shortcut, but this Spotlight Path feature may be new to some users, and it’s also nice to have an alternative method for accessing file system if you happen to have a path ready.

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How to Flush DNS Cache in MacOS Catalina & Big Sur

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MacOS users may occasionally need to flush DNS cache on their Macs in order to access certain websites, domains, or for troubleshooting purposes. Flushing DNS cache is particularly common with web developers and network admins, but it’s used with some regularity by other advanced users too. This guide will walk through how to flush DNS cache in MacOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina.

If you’re unable to access a website that you visited recently, then of course the first thing you’d check is whether you have a working internet connection. But if you’re only…

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How to See List of Websites Visited on Mac with Screen Time

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Mac users may be interested to know they can see a list of visited websites by using Screen Time. This can be helpful if your child has a Mac for school use, or even for educational and office settings, or other environments where keeping an eye on web usage is desired. With Screen Time on the Mac, this is easy to do.

Apple’s Screen Time is a functionality that’s baked into iOS and macOS devices that helps users keep track of their device usage, and offers a lot of parental control tools to restrict the content that children and other users are able to…

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How to Use iCloud Drive File Sharing in macOS

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Mac users can use iCloud Drive file sharing to easily share files and folders from iCloud Drive with other people. This cloud sharing capability also exists on iPhone and iPad, and it works similar to how Dropbox and Google Drive function, allowing for easy collaboration and sharing of files and documents easily.


The ability to use iCloud Drive file sharing in macOS requires a modern version of system software, specifically anything beyond MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 or later including Big Sur, as earlier versions do not support the feature.

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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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