There are times when life doesn’t hand you a complete PDF. If you’re left with multiple pages or a PDF document in multiple parts, you’ll want to merge it into a single file on your Mac before sending it out. Here’s how to do…
Media sharing is one of the perks of having your own home network, and Apple makes it easy. Once you’ve shared your music and video content, you can access it from Macs, Windows PCs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs on the netwo…
Does your Mac crash a lot? Have you noticed constant fan noise or battery issues? Your Mac could have a problem, but the solution might be easy! Let’s look at some common Mac issues and how you can fix them….
Because Macs have built-in screen-sharing, you can share your screen with another Mac over your local network via the integrated VNC server, or over the internet via iMessage. Third-party apps, like TeamViewer, work on both m…
Macs have a pretty simple setup process, and Apple’s macOS will walk you through what you need to do. But that’s just one part of the setup process. Here’s a checklist of things you should do to set up your Mac after clicking…
In the past few years, Apple has modernized the macOS interface by increasing transparency, flattening out elements, and adding white space. If you find the new interface difficult to use, try increasing the contrast….
Just like the iPhone and iPad, MacBooks ship with several great accessibility features, including a built-in grayscale mode. If you want to switch to a black-and-white screen on your Mac, just follow the instructions below….
If you’re looking at an app or a webpage on your MacBook with a bright background, you might want to invert the colors to make it easier on your eyes. You can do that using a macOS accessibility feature and the new dark mode….
Apple just refreshed its laptop lineup with a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, and it’s kind of a big deal. The company has made changes to the design in response to criticism from both critics and users, including a new keyboard mec…
Whether your Mac is running slow or you just want to squeeze some extra performance from your system, we have some quick solutions. Buying a shiny new Mac or upgrading your current Mac’s RAM aren’t the only options….
If you’re moving from Windows to an Apple Mac, you might be wondering how to right-click on a Mac. Windows machines usually come with distinctive buttons on the mouse. On a Mac or MacBook, things are a bit more hidden….
The Screen Time feature first appeared in iOS 12 to help you monitor your app usage on iPhone and iPad. It’s now on macOS Catalina, with one major flaw: it only shows how long apps are open, not how long you use them….
With macOS Catalina, Apple is now using Zsh as the default shell. We love Zsh, but the trusty old Bash shell is still included with macOS, and you can quickly switch back to Bash if you prefer.
It might not be apparent how to power a Mac on or off if you’re a first-time user. Plus, what do you do if the machine is frozen? Here’s how to turn your Mac on and off no matter which model you own.
The time has come to replace your Mac. Once you’ve decided on a new model, forked over the cash, and unboxed your expensive new toy, it’s time to get down to business and transfer your data.
No software is immune to attack, including macOS. The rising popularity of Apple computers has made them a prime target for malware. And security companies are increasingly offering antivirus for Macs, but do you really need …
Solid-state drives are fast but expensive. And high-capacity SSDs are very expensive, which is why many of us opt for the bare minimum when we purchase a MacBook. But here’s how you can add more storage….
Finder is your window to the Mac file system. Every time you open Finder, it defaults to the Recents folder. But if you usually save your work in a different folder, you might want to change the button’s default behavior….
Siri can read any text aloud to you on your Mac. You can even use its built-in accessibility feature to listen to articles instead of reading them. Here’s how to enable the feature and launch it using a keyboard shortcut….
Is your Mac slow? Do you see the spinning pinwheel of death every day? Don’t put up with it! Here’s how to diagnose the issue so you can fix the problem.
Macs are like any other computer. Sometimes they won’t start up, and sometimes they won’t shut down. If your Mac is refusing to shut off, here’s how to shut it down anyway—and, hopefully, permanently fix the problem….
With contact groups, you’ll never have to manually add the same people to an email over and over. By grouping regularly used contacts, you can save tons of time in the future. Here’s how to do it on a Mac….
Menu bar clutter on Macs is real, but Bartender helps by hiding everything you don’t need and surfacing it when you do. Here’s how to use it to declutter your menu bar for good without losing functionality….
Keeping your Mac up-to-date may seem like a chore, but it’s an essential part of protecting yourself online. Apple and app developers patch security holes when they’re found—and they add helpful new features to macOS and yo…
You can change the display resolution of your Mac to make text larger or gain more space. There are some predefined scaled resolutions available, but you can get more granular control over your display’s resolution….