Category: MacOS Big Sur

Set MacOS Do Not Disturb Mode to “Always On” Quickly from Control Center

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Modern macOS versions make it easier than ever to place Do Not Disturb mode to be “Always On”, thereby helping to eliminate distractions, alerts, and notifications on the Mac without having to turn them all off.

This is a great feature for many reasons, whether you just want to keep focused on your Mac, or if you just don’t like the notifications and alerts pelting the computer.


Because this uses Control Center on the Mac, you’ll need macOS Big Sur 11 or later to have this feature.

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How to Check Privacy Report for Websites in Safari on Mac

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The Privacy Report feature of Safari allows you to easily see which websites use cookies and trackers while you browse the web (and due to the nature of the web, that is most websites). If you’re curious to check on trackers data while using Safari for Mac, you’ll find it’s quite simple to do so.

Read on to learn how you can check Privacy Report for websites in Safari on the Mac.

Apple is putting user privacy first with many of it’s new features, and one of the interesting new additions in that direction is Safari’s Privacy Report feature. In short,…

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macOS Big Sur Slow or Laggy? 8 Tips to Help Speed Up the Mac Again

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Some Mac users feel macOS Big Sur is slower, lagging, or has worse performance on their Macs compared to prior versions of macOS system software. If you have noticed a performance degradation since updating to or installing macOS Big Sur, there may be good reason for that slowness, or it may be due to a variety of other factors. Don’t fret, as there very well could be a simple solution.

We’ll walk through some possible reasons as to why macOS Big Sur feels slow on a Mac, as well as covering some advice and general tips and tricks to speed things back up…

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Can You Install macOS Big Sur on Unsupported Macs? Yes, But It’s Not Simple

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Want to run macOS Big Sur but don’t have a computer on the list of officially compatible Macs with macOS 11?

If you’re an advanced user who is comfortable with running unsupported system software on unsupported hardware, and you’re feeling adventurous, there are some solutions to install and run macOS Big Sur on unsupported Macs, but it’s nowhere near as straight forward or simple as installing Big Sur on an officially supported Mac is.

The approach we’ll mention here is perhaps the best documented, using a “primitive USB patcher” that is applied…

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How to Make a MacOS Big Sur ISO File

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Some advanced users may wish to create an ISO file of the macOS Big Sur installer file (or MacOS Catalina installer, or MacOS Mojave installers for that matter). These can be useful for installing MacOS into virtual machines like VirtualBox and VMWare, and because the resulting installer is an ISO file it can be helpful for creating an alternative installer media whether on an SD Card, external hard drive, USB flash key, or similar, especially when the typical approach to creating a bootable USB installer drive for MacOS Big Sur is not viable or possible.

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How to Install Rosetta 2 on Apple Silicon Macs

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Rosetta 2 is necessary if you want to be able to run older non-native Intel x86 apps on new Apple Silicon Macs, like the M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or Mac mini. Curiously, Rosetta 2 is not installed by default on these Macs however, so if you wish to run these apps you’ll need to install Rosetta 2 onto the Apple Silicon Mac yourself.

There are two ways to install Rosetta 2 onto an Apple Silicon Mac; using the Terminal, or by attempting to open a non-native x86 app which prompts an installer. You can use whichever method you’d like, as both will have the same…

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How to Merge Calendars on Mac

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Do you have multiple calendars for different purposes on your Mac? If you want to remove some of the unwanted calendars, but still keep the events or move them, you can merge the calendars within a matter of seconds.

The native Calendar app on macOS allows you to create multiple calendars which usually comes in handy for people who’re looking to keep their professional and private lives separate. Sometimes people may create more calendars than what’s actually necessary though, which may clutter all your calendar events and make things complicated….

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Fix & Troubleshoot macOS Big Sur Problems & Issues

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Are you facing issues after updating your Mac to macOS Big Sur? Maybe you’re experiencing a problem with something in macOS Big Sur like wi-fi, slow and sluggish performance, battery draining, or perhaps you can’t even get the update to begin in the first place. If you’re experiencing issues with the latest macOS 11 release, you’re not alone, as some Mac users have been facing a variety of problems with macOS Big Sur.

Before you get too concerned though, we’re here to help. This article will work through some common issues and resolutions to attempt…

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How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

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Are you having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi networks on your Mac after updating it to macOS Big Sur recently? Although connecting to Wi-Fi networks on a Mac is a fairly straightforward procedure for the most part, some users have reported issues with getting the internet to work over Wi-Fi after installing macOS Big Sur.

The most commonly reported macOS Big Sur-related Wi-Fi issues are that the connection drops frequently, won’t reliably connect to wi-fi, or the overall network performance is lacking. This could be due to several reasons ranging from Wi-Fi…

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