We select and review products independently. When you purchase through our links we may earn a commission. Learn more.
The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere

Join 425,000 subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles.

Sign Up Here arrow indicating signup email field.

How to Redact a PDF in Preview on Mac

Maybe you have a contract you want to share without all the particulars. Or you might have a social security number, health information, or something else you want to censor in the PDF you’re sharing. Mask the details and fee…

How to Watch HDR Content on a Mac

High dynamic range video, or HDR for short, is all the rage at the moment and many of the latest Mac models and displays support it. Unfortunately, getting HDR video to play back correctly on your MacBook or Apple display isn…

What Is an HEIC File on Apple Devices?

Did you just transfer a photo from your iPhone to another device and notice the file extension is .HEIC and not .JPEG? Well, that’s a change Apple has made to help you save storage on your phone. We’ll explain what the HEIC f…

Apple Will Help You Repair Your Own Mac

Earlier this year, Apple revealed its long-awaited self-repair program for iPhones, which turned out to be incredibly complicated and a huge mess. Now the company is expanding that program to include fixing MacBook laptops….

How to Copy and Paste With a Keyboard Shortcut

To copy and paste text, files, folders, and other items on your computer, you don’t necessarily need a mouse or trackpad. You can use just the keyboard to copy and paste files around on your Windows or Mac machine. We’ll show…

Which Mouse Is Best for My Mac?

Is the Magic Mouse the best choice for Mac users, or should you spend your money on a third-party pointing device? And should MacBook owners bother “upgrading” from the Magic Trackpad on their device?

What Is a Universal Binary on Mac?

To ease the transition into Apple Silicon Macs, Apple allows developers to create a Universal Binary, which is an app file that can run on both older Intel and modern Apple Silicon Macs. We’ll explain what they are and how th…

How to Change the Screen Saver on Mac

If you’d like to add some personal graphical flair to your Mac—or prevent burn-in on an OLED, plasma, or CRT display—macOS lets you select from a number of attractive screen savers. Here’s how to set it up….

What Is Rosetta 2 on Mac?

If you have a Mac that uses Apple Silicon, you might have heard about Rosetta 2. It’s a critical part of macOS that enables compatibility with applications designed for Intel Macs. We’ll explain.

What Is a PLIST File?

If you’ve used a Mac or developed apps for iPhones or iPads, you’ve probably run across a PLIST file at some point. But what is it, and what does “PLIST” mean, anyway? We’ll explain.

The 12 Best Ways to Customize Your Mac’s Desktop

Lots of Macs desktops look the same, but there are a lot of things you can do to make it feel like your own. This includes everything from changing the appearance and placement of items to modifying the way macOS feels and be…

Do You Need a Cleaner App for Your Mac?

If you’re looking for a one-click solution to delete junk files and potentially speed up macOS, you might be tempted to buy a cleaner app. So what exactly do these apps do, and are they worth your time and money?…

10 Hidden Mac Features You Should Be Using

Macs are well-known for being easy to use, but they also have a lot of great features hiding just below the surface that many people never notice. Whether you’re a Mac newbie or a Mac veteran, here are ten great features that…

How to Use Finder Tabs on Mac

On a Mac, Finder is the file management application that comes with every Mac. Thanks to tabs, you can keep multiple folders open in the same window, reducing clutter. Here’s how to use it.
How-To Geek is where you turn when you want experts to explain technology. Since we launched in 2006, our articles have been read billions of times. Want to know more?