Category: macOS

How to Convert WebP Images to JPG on Mac

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Do you want to convert some WebP images that are stored on your Mac to JPEG? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can get this done pretty easily on your Mac. The best part is that you don’t have to install any additional software on your computer, since the feature is natively available on macOS.

WebP is an image format developed by Google that utilizes both lossy and lossless compression to reduce the file size. In comparison to a typical JPEG image which is the most popular image format, WebP can be anywhere between 25-35% smaller in file size with…

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How to Change the Default Keychain on Mac

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Did you know that you can create multiple keychains on your Mac, in addition to the default keychain associated with your login? Moreover, you can set other keychains you created as the default keychain on your macOS computer, which then become where your login and password credentials are stored. Most users won’t need to do this, but there are particular circumstances where it can be useful or helpful.

If you aren’t familiar with Keychain, it is a password management tool developed by Apple that’s seamlessly integrated into macOS, iPadOS, and iOS…

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How to Install Hidden Fonts in macOS Big Sur & Catalina

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Did you know that your Mac has hidden fonts that are disabled by default? If your Mac is running macOS Big Sur, Catalina, or later, you can access all these hidden fonts and install them for free.

It turns out that Apple obtained licenses for a slew of new fonts in macOS that can be used system-wide, but these fonts aren’t installed on the Mac by default. Instead, these are an optional download and you might not necessarily be aware of this. Since these fonts can be used system-wide, you’ll get to use them in the documents or projects that you’re working…

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How to Get macOS Big Sur as a DMG File

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Some Mac users may be interested in obtaining macOS Big Sur as a DMG file, so that they can use the disk image with a virtual machine, to create bootable media, for archival purposes, for cloning, or any other reason. It turns out that macOS Big Sur is available to download as an installer application, and from that you can build a macOS Big Sur DMG file, and that’s what we’ll show you how to do.


For what it’s worth, if you’re looking to create boot media, it’s probably better to simply make a macOS Big Sur bootable install USB drive using the more…

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Where to Find Minecraft Saved Game Files on Mac & Windows

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If you or a loved one are a Minecraft user, you may be interested in tracking down game save files on a Mac or Windows PC.


Saved game files can be relevant if you’re looking to manually back them up, store them in a cloud service for use on multiple devices, sharing with others, amongst other purposes. With the amount of time many people invest into Minecraft, the saved game data is rather important. So, let’s dig into where these files are located on Mac and PC.

Minecraft Save Game Files Location on Mac OS

On all versions of MacOS and Mac OS X, you can…

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How to Download MacOS Catalina Without the App Store

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If you’ve owned a Mac for a while, you’re well-aware of the fact that updating macOS to the latest version is a pretty straightforward procedure. However, if you’re looking to create a bootable USB drive, a full installer file is necessary, and the update you download from Apple’s servers might not always be the full installer, particularly with Catalina and Mojave (Big Sur does not seem to have this issue, for what it’s worth). Fortunately, downloading a full installer of macOS Catalina is a lot more easier than you might think, and we’re going to show…

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How to Set, Change, or Disable Screen Time Passcode on Mac

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Do you use Screen Time on your kid’s Mac to keep a check on their device usage by limiting access to certain apps and other content? If so, using a Screen Time passcode is absolutely necessary to make sure that Screen Time settings aren’t messed around with or bypassed.

Apple’s Screen Time functionality that’s baked into iOS and macOS devices is a great way to keep track of device usage and offers a lot of parental control tools to restrict the content that children and other users are able to access. You wouldn’t want your personalized configuration…

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How to Scan Documents with Notes App on Mac

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There was once a time when scanning a document required a piece of big, clunky hardware. Those times have thankfully long passed and we can scan things using our iPhones and iPads. But did you know that you can use your Mac to scan things too?

Technically, you’re still using your iPhone or iPad but only as the scanning hardware. The document that you’re scanning will appear in the Notes app on your Mac, ready to be manipulated or saved for posterity. Whatever the reason for your scanning, doing it is way easier than you might think.

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Using the Get Info Keyboard Shortcut on Mac

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Do you want to be able to quickly check the size of a file on a Mac? Or perhaps you want to see when a particular app was last opened? Or perhaps you want to see what version an app is? You can use the “Get Info” option on Mac OS for doing this, and so much more.

While you may be already aware of the Get Info command, especially if you are a regular macOS user, you might not know that there’s a faster way to access this information. On Windows, getting the file info is as simple as right-clicking and selecting “Properties”. On macOS however, you…

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