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Know how you can enable iTunes Parental Restrictions on a Mac

If your kids use iTunes on a Mac, you may not want them to access apps, books, movies, TV shows and podcasts that can include inappropriate adult material. Fortunately, you can prevent them from this by enabling iTunes Parental Restrictions. In this post, we will be presenting to you how to this. Take a look. Steps to enable iTunes Parental…







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Know how you can set default apps on Mac

Each file type has a default app that opens when you double click on them. For instance, if you double click on a txt file or an rtf file, your Mac will default to opening in TextEdit. However, over time, the default apps and file associations can change since you install more apps on your Mac. In this case, you…







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Here’s how to make the mouse pointer on your Mac bigger

Many people have difficulty seeing the mouse pointer as they have limited eyesight or use a computer with very a very high-resolution display. In this case, they want to make it bigger. Thankfully, macOS allows you to make that adjustment temporarily or even permanently thanks to the built-in Accessibility options. This tutorial will show you how to make the mouse…







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Know how you can back up Contacts on your Mac

Like your iPhone or iPad, the Contacts app on your Mac plays a crucial role as it includes phone numbers and addresses of the one you know. Plus, each contact’s card also contains important information that you don’t want to lose. So, it’s best to back up contacts on your Mac to safeguard them. This tutorial will show you how…








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Tips to get picture-in-picture for Hulu and Netflix in your Mac

macOS Sierra comes with a new cool feature called Picture in Picture which gives desktop users the ability to watch video while they are multitasking on their Mac. The bad news is that the feature is not currently compatible with some of the most popular streaming services, such as Hulu and Netflix. Don’t worry though. There is still a way…







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Wanna rename iMessage group chats? Here’s how to do it

If you use iMessage, you must have been in a group chat or two. This can be sometimes confusing if you have many of them at the same time and find it difficult to tell them apart. Fortunately, iOS does let you customize the group name. And this tutorial shows you how to rename group chats in iMessage. Before diving…







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Here’re steps to list every terminal command available in macOS

There are times when you need to list every terminal command available in macOS. Thankfully, you can easily perform this task by turning to the command line. You will then be presented with a list of terminal commands with more than 1400 possible commands to investigate and use so that you can troubleshoot your Mac. In this tutorial, we will…








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Easy steps to unlock Mac with Apple Watch

Mac users with an Apple Watch can unlock their Mac without having to type in lengthy passwords at the boot and login screens. This way, Apple Watch wearers find it much easier to log onto and unlock a Mac. In this post, we will walk you through the steps to enable unlock Mac with Apple Watch. Before diving in, there…







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Here’s how you can verify Time Machine Backups

There are times when you need to know if the Time Machine backup data stored on a server or Time Capsule has been modified or corrupted, or you need to handle some situations. In this case, you may want to do a Time Machine verification. And in this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to verify Time Machine…







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Know how you can turn a Live Photo into a Still one on Mac Photos

If you manage your photos using the Mac Photos app and own a modern iPhone, you may have Live Photos stored in your photo library. The Live Photos feature serves as a great way to inject a little more life into photos, right? But there are times when you need to turn a Live Photo on the Mac from the…







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Know how you can download and install macOS Sierra 10.12.3 on your Mac

Apple has officially rolled out macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update to all Mac users. The update is aimed at improving the stability and security on the Mac. According to Apple’s release notes, macOS Sierra 10.12.3 update improves the automatic graphics switching on the latest MacBook Pros, addresses Adobe Premiere issues, and includes important fixes for Preview. The update is also packed…







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Here’s how to turn on and use Touch Bar zoom

People who are blind or have low vision can now take advantage of the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro with the Touch Bar zoom feature. By turning on this feature, you can easily see items in your Touch Bar. People who have perfect vision should try out Touch Bar zoom. It allows you to make use of Touch Bar’s time-saving…