Category: macOS

Prepare for macOS Monterey, the Easy Way

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Are you excited to install macOS Monterey on your Mac? The release date for MacOS Monterey is Monday, October 25, and whether you’re thinking of installing it right away, or after some time passes, you might want to take a few measures ahead of time to get your Mac ready for the new system software release.

We’ll run through some procedures and considerations before installing macOS Monterey (version 12) on a Mac.

How to Get Ready for MacOS Monterey in 5 Easy Steps

Getting ready to install macOS Monterey 12 is pretty easy. Let’s go through some basics to…

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How to Use iMessage Effects on Mac

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Someone celebrating an event or birthday? Bored in the middle of an iMessage conversation? Not sure what to talk about or just want to make things interesting? Using iMessage screen effects can help to emphasize and spice up your conversation, and you can use these right from your Mac Messages app.

For those who aren’t aware, iMessage effects have been available on the iPhone and iPad for years now. To be specific, it was first introduced alongside iOS 10 back in 2016, but the feature never made its way to the Mac until recently. As the saying goes, it’s…

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How to Search & Send GIFs in Messages for Mac

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Have you ever wanted an easy way to share GIFs while texting your friends on iMessage from a Mac? As long as your Mac is a modern version of macOS, you can find and send gifs right within the stock Messages app, just like you can from iPhone and iPad.

In the recent years, the Messages app on the Mac has always lagged behind its iOS/iPadOS counterpart in terms of the features that are available. For example, Memoji stickers, message effects, and an integrated GIF search are things that Mac users have been requesting for quite a while. With the macOS Big Sur…

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Why is My Mac Draining Battery While Sleeping?

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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,…

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How to Stop Sharing Calendars on Mac

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Want to stop sharing a calendar from the Mac? Maybe you’re trying to remove someone from your shared calendar? Removing someone from your iCloud calendar is as easy as sharing it using Apple’s Calendar app, and of course you can stop sharing a calendar completely too.

The Calendar app can be a savior when you’re organizing events and scheduling meetings with your colleagues since it allows you to share the calendars from your device and make changes to them in a collaborative manner. However, if you’re sharing your calendars with a bunch of people,…

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How to Make a Calendar Public on Mac

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Are you looking to share your calendar with a lot of people from a Mac? In that case, adding those users to your shared calendar one by one can be a hassle. In such instances, you can make use of the Public Calendar feature that the Calendar app on macOS has to offer.

Most people who use the stock Calendar app on their Macs may already be familiar with the built-in calendar sharing feature. The feature allows you to conveniently organize meetings with your colleagues, collaborate on events, or simply stay updated with your schedule in general. In addition to…

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How to Share Calendars from Mac

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Do you want to share your work schedule and upcoming meetings with a colleague? Or perhaps, you want to plan on events together? This can be done easily by sharing your calendar from your Mac.

Apart from making it easy to keep track of your work or personal schedule, the stock Calendar app in macOS can also be used to share your calendar schedule and events with other users. This particular feature is made possible with the help of Apple iCloud and it works seamlessly for the most part. Shared calendars can be accessed even without an Apple device, by making…

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How to Change Menu Bar Size in MacOS

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Do you find the menu bar items on your Mac’s display to be too small or difficult to read? If you’d like to make the menu bar size larger (or smaller), you can change the menubar size, which impacts the size of the fonts in the menu bar on the Mac.

The ability to change the menu bar size is an accessibility option in newer versions of Mac system software, so you’ll need to be running macOS Monterey, Big Sur, or newer.

How to Change Menu Bar Size in MacOS

Assuming you’re running a supported macOS version, here’s how to change the menu bar size:

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How to Turn Off Tab Bar Colors in Safari for Mac

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The latest versions of Safari on Mac apply a color tint effect to the tab toolbar. This shifts the browser window towards the color of the webpage in view, giving it a sort of transparent look. The color effect applies to the area of the search / URL bar, back/forward buttons, tabs, bookmark buttons, and the entire general top of a Safari window on a Mac.

Sometimes the Safari tab bar coloring can be extremely garish or just distracting, but if you’re not a fan of the appearance, you can disable the Safari tab color effect easily in Safari for Mac.

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