Category: MacOS Big Sur

How to Change Siri Voice on Mac

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If you’re the kind of Mac user who personalizes their computer a lot, you may also be interested in changing the way how Siri sounds when she replies to your voice commands. This is something that wasn’t possible until recently.

Ever since the release of macOS Big Sur 11.3 software update (and newer, of course), Apple is giving users multiple voice options for Siri. No, we aren’t talking about Siri’s accent selection, which sort of allowed you to switch between different voices. Now you have a total of four different voice options that change how Siri…

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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 Check for Reused & Compromised Passwords in Safari for Mac

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Do you use a password that’s easy to guess for your online accounts? Or perhaps, you reuse the same password for multiple accounts? Maybe you’re wondering if your password has been compromised in a known data breach? Whatever the case, Safari for Mac can now help you monitor your passwords by providing Security Recommendations.

The latest versions of Safari for macOS have many privacy-oriented features, and perhaps one of the more useful is the ability to provide security alerts regarding your saved passwords. Safari will now recommend you to update your…

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How to Add, Edit, & Rearrange Widgets in Notification Center on MacOS

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If you’re running a modern version of macOS like Big Sur or Monterey, you may have already noticed the redesigned Notification Center compared to prior versions of the feature. You can even personalize the widgets that show up in the Notification Center to better suit the tasks you do, so if you’d like to add, edit, or rearrange the widgets, read along.

Notification Center places notifications and widgets in a single, dedicated column on the right side of your screen. There are widgets that are available in different sizes for Calendar, Stocks, Weather,…

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How to Install macOS Big Sur in VirtualBox on Windows

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Are you interested in running macOS Big Sur or Monterey from a Windows PC? If you don’t want to spend money on a Mac, you can use a virtual machine and still try out macOS, thanks to VirtualBox.

Before you start making assumptions, this is not a super-complicated Hackintosh setup. Instead, you will be running VirtualBox natively on your Windows computer and installing macOS as a guest operating system within VirtualBox. Unlike a Hackintosh, you don’t need any special hardware to get macOS up and running on your computer. With VirtualBox, you can install…

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Troubleshooting Printer Not Working with macOS Big Sur

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Are you unable to use your printer on your Mac with macOS Big Sur? You may not be not the only one, as several users have reported printing issues with the latest macOS release. Fortunately, it’s usually pretty easy to get it fixed and start using the printer normally again.

Some people who updated to macOS Big Sur (especially when it first came out) that they were facing problems with their printers. This issue has been prominent with HP printers and scanners in particular due to conflict in the manufacturer’s software. Whether or not you’re using a HP…

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How to Get M1 iMac Wallpapers on Other Macs

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Do you want those beautiful wallpapers that are bundled with Apple’s new M1 iMac? If you already own a Mac, even if it’s an Intel-based Mac, you don’t have to browse for them and get the image files, because they’re already on your Mac running the latest versions of Big Sur – they’re just hidden.

Apple has introduced a bunch of new wallpapers to compliment the look and colors of the new M1 iMacs. You’d think they’re exclusive to the new devices, but they aren’t. In fact, Apple has bundled these new wallpapers with the macOS Big Sur 11.3…

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How to Use Hello Screen Saver from iMac on Other Macs

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Did the new Hello screen saver on the M1 iMacs grab your attention? It’s kind of a modernized version of the retro “Hello” text on the first Macintosh. If you thought it looked snazzy, you may be excited to find out that you can get this screen saver on your Mac too, even if it isn’t powered by the M1 chip.

Apple introduced the new redesigned M1-based iMacs just recently, and to compliment their new colorful product, they’ve added an all-new screen saver along with the macOS Big Sur 11.3 software update. Although you’ll need the new iMac to access…

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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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