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How to Monitor Network Usage on Your Mac’s Dock

Whether you’re troubleshooting network issues or just trying to conserve bandwidth, it’s handy to watch your Mac’s network usage over time. With Activity Monitor, Apple makes it easy to keep an eye on network activity at a gl…

How to Monitor CPU Usage on Your Mac’s Dock

If you often run processor-intensive apps, it’s good to keep an eye on your Mac’s CPU usage. Luckily, Apple makes it easy to get a quick glance at CPU Usage and CPU History by changing Activity Monitor’s Dock icon. Here’s how…

How to Extract an Icon from a Windows EXE File

Sometimes you’re working on a project and need access to a high-quality version of a Windows 10 application icon, but you can’t find one on the internet. Luckily, a free utility called IconViewer makes it easy to extract a hi…

Why Are Some Mac App Icons Crossed Out?

If you’re seeing application icons on your Mac with a crossed-out symbol on top of them, it means that macOS can’t run the application. While there could be several causes, the most likely is that you recently upgraded macOS,…

How to Change the Icon of a Shortcut on Windows 10

Icons were invented as a quick way to visually identify information on a computer, but sometimes a Windows 10 shortcut icon is so generic that it doesn’t feel useful. In that case, Windows makes it easy to customize the icon….

How to Disable Screen Time Notifications on a Mac

Screen Time on Mac is a handy way to keep track of your app usage and restrict content for children, but its notifications can be annoying. To turn them off, you can disable notifications or simply disable Screen Time itself….

Where’s the ‘Task Manager’ on a Mac?

If you’re a veteran of Windows, you’re probably familiar with using Task Manager to deal with applications that freeze or checking memory usage. On a Mac, those tasks fall to a Force Quit dialog or a utility called Activity M…

How to Find Your Mac’s Screen Resolution

The resolution (in pixels by pixels) of your Mac’s display determines how much information you can fit on screen and how sharp the image is, so it’s important to know. If you run a full-screen game or application at native re…
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