You noticed something called AppleSpell while scrolling through Activity Monitor. Is someone casting an enchantment or curse? No: this is the macOS spell checking tool.
Google is changing how Gmail looks and works. They launched the new Gmail back in April, but until now it’s been optional. That changes in July, when the new Gmail starts rolling out to all users. Everyone will be switched over 12 weeks after the transition starts.
Some process called “dasd” is running on your Mac. Don’t worry: it’s part of macOS. But what is it?
Excited about macOS Mojave, but don’t want to wait until the Fall? The public beta is now available to try; here’s how to install it.
Are you exhausted from all your notifications? You’re not alone: notifications aren’t what they used to be.
USB Type-C is clearly the future, but getting to the future isn’t always painless, and USB-C has a lot of problems. Here are a few things every new USB-C user needs to know.
If you’re installing a new hard drive, or your Mac is completely messed up, you might think it’s time for a fresh installation of macOS. But if you’ve got a Time Machine backup, that’s not necessary: you can fully restore your Mac, and have all your applications and files exactly as you left them.
Todo.txt stores your tasks in a simple text document, and I’ve been using it for a year now. I honestly wonder why I ever used anything else.
Something called storedownloadd is taking up a lot of CPU power, which you noticed while using Activity Monitor. Don’t panic: it’s just the Mac App Store downloading some software for you.
The biggest sporting event in the world is the FIFA World Cup in Russia, and if you want to watch the games without cable, you’ve got options—depending on where you live. Here’s how to watch the World Cup online.
You might have noticed assistantd and assistant_service while using Activity Monitor and wondered what they are. Well, don’t panic: these process are both part of macOS, and help make features like Siri and dictation possible.
Templates are great, but creating them is usually different for every program. In macOS, however, a little known macOS feature named “Stationary Pad” lets you turn any file into a template.
Social networks are fun, and even useful. But they’re a terrible primary tool for staying informed about the world. Here’s why—and what you should be using instead.
Not sure where that file you just downloaded to your Mac actually came from? There’s a quick way to check in macOS.
It’s an internet cliche: “if you’re not paying for something you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.” And it’s true, but doesn’t explain why internet companies watch you constantly.
After you send an email, it’s pretty much outside your control. Gmail’s new Confidential Mode tries to give you a bit of control back by offering message expiration dates and making it trickier for email to be forwarded on.
An empty inbox is bliss, but some things you just can’t respond to immediately. Gmail’s new Snooze button lets you get those emails out of your face until it’s time to deal with them.
When you’re trying to get the most life out of your device, it’s easy to overthink batteries. Don’t. Plug in your devices when possible, carry a battery pack with you, and get on with your life.
The new Gmail started rolling out last week, and it’s awesome. But many people are asking the same question: where did Contacts go?
Multiple people I know are convinced that Facebook is listening to their phone calls and in-person conversations. Call it the Microphone Myth. But why do these myths continue to persist despite there being no hard evidence?
Your various ROM collections, Steam games, and various other Windows games are, at the end of the day, all just games. Wouldn’t it make sense to launch them all from the same place?
Dear Microsoft: your names for Windows 10 updates aren’t memorable, and therefore impossible for humans to keep track of. You know what humans can keep track of? Dogs.
I know you love Kodi. I do too. But there’s a reason people keep switching to Plex: it’s better.
Tired of opening the Mac App Store to install macOS updates? Use the Terminal instead.
Super Mario Bros will never die. Nintendo always gets around to re-releasing the 1985 classic on every new console it makes, and people always buy millions of copies. But what about games that aren’t beloved? Will they survive?