Category: MacOS Big Sur

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 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 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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What the ‘Legacy System Extension’ Mac Message Means & What To Do About It

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If you’re using a Mac running MacOS Catalina 10.15.4 or later (including Big Sur), you might have seen a new and somewhat cryptic message pop up when your Mac is turned on, or when you use certain apps.

Titled “Legacy System Extension”, the message goes on to note that “existing software on your system loaded a legacy system extension by (developer) which will be incompatible with a future version of macOS” and while that might not mean much to most people, it is something you should take note of.


So, what exactly does this message mean? Not a lot…

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How to Install MacOS Big Sur Public Beta

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Now that MacOS Big Sur public beta is available to download, some adventurous Mac users may wish to install and try out Big Sur themselves, whether to check out the new user interface, experience the new features, or just to try out the next major releases of macOS before it hits the general public.

If you’re interested in installing macOS Big Sur Public Beta, this tutorial will explain how to do so.

Important reminder: macOS Big Sur Public Beta is not intended for widespread use. Beta system software is notoriously buggy, unreliable, and prone to issues and…

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How to Make Screen Recordings in MacOS Big Sur, Catalina, & Mojave

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Recording your screen might be something you do often, or very rarely depending on who you are and what you do. But recording a Mac’s screen is super duper easy no matter who you are, and you don’t even need to install an app to do it. Like with so many things, Apple already included the software you need right from the factory. And screen recording on the Mac works surprisingly well, particularly with the latest MacOS versions like MacOS Catalina, macOS Mojave, and MacOS Big Sur. You’ll capture a recording of the display, and the recorded video is available…

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MacOS Big Sur Compatibility & Supported Macs List

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MacOS Big Sur is coming in the fall of 2020 with a big visual redesign and a variety of new features. You might be wondering if your Mac is able to run macOS Big Sur, or macOS 11 (or macOS 10.16 according to the beta installer), so with that in mind we’re going to share a list of Macs capable of running Big Sur.

Apple has a pretty good track record of providing software updates and support to their devices for years, but naturally not all Macs will officially support macOS 11 Big Sur. Whether you own a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, iMac, Mac mini, or Mac…

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