Mac OS X

How to quit an app on Mac

Normally, when you want to quit an app on Windows, you only need to click on the red x icon. However, if you are using a Mac, closing an app is different, as you have actually quit an app rather than closing the window. In reality, there are various ways to quit an app on Mac. In this piece, we…


How to share files between Macs

If you have more than one Mac, there will be times when you want to share files between your computers, or you simply want to transfer your files to your friends or colleagues. In reality, there are various ways you can use to exchange files between Macs. Here are some of them. 1. Email Email is among the easiest ways…


How to change Safari’s default search engine for iPhone and Mac

Before now, one of the most annoying things was that you could not change default search engine in Safari for your iPhone, iPad or MacOS X, which was a little disappointing. Luckily, in iOS 9, there is a setting that allows you to select your preferred search engine in Safari for your iPhone, iPad or Mac OS X. For example,…


How to bring iOS 9.3’s Night Shift mode to your Mac with F.lux

Night Shift is a nice feature in iOS 9.3, as it automatically changes the colors on your iPhone or iPad display to a warner hue for easy nighttime reading. According to Apple, Night Shift mode helps you get a good night’s sleep because it removes blue light emitted from smartphones or laptops that causes strain on your eyes and prevents…


Here is how to disable search suggestions in Chrome and Safari

When you type a search in the address bar in Chrome or Safari, the browser will use the search engine to suggest the web addresses and terms you are looking for. For some users, this search suggestion may be useful, as they can expand their search queries, while others may find it annoying because it disrupts their searching flow, or…


How to unlock Mac OS X using iCloud password

iCloud is a bigger deal than you think. In this case, Apple allows its users to use iCloud password to unlock their Mac. Normally, to keep your Mac secure, you will need to already have permission to access your Mac’s settings. By default, if you have set up iCloud on your Mac, you can use your iCloud password to login…


How to transfer information from a Windows to a Mac

You may be wondering if all your settings and previous data remain “intact” when you move from a Windows to a Mac. Luckily, OS X El Capitan includes a perfect tool called Migration Assistant that allows you to easily migrate data from a PC running Windows. The coolest thing is that many of your data will be converted or imported…


How to prevent people from making purchases on your iOS devices

If you are one of those who frequently interact with Apple’s in-app purchase system or mobile Internet payments, you may be in danger. In reality, there are some times when someone borrows your phone and racks up lots of in-app purchases. Luckily, there are some simple workarounds that help you prevent unintentional or unauthorized purchases on your iPhone, iPad or…


Best 5 MacOS Sierra features

At the Worldwide Developers Conference on June 13, Apple introduced the next version of OS X, and the coolest thing is that it sports a brand-new name: MacOS Sierra. According to Apple, the new MacOS name will bring the name of Apple’s Mac operating system in line with iOS and WatchOS. Besides the new name MacOS, the update includes some…


WWDC 2016 and here is what to expect

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has been one of the most anticipated events in the tech world for years. Apple uses the conference to showcase its new software and technologies. Last year, Apple announced OS X El Capitan for Mac, WatchOS 2 for Apple Watch. Noticeably, we saw launch of the new iOS 9, which included many exciting features and…


Here’s how to create and use Smart Album in iPhoto and Photos for Mac

Smart Album for Mac allows you to organize your photos in a much smarter way using various filters. There are many cool things you can do with Smart Album on your Mac. However, you will need to download and install the app on your machine to proceed. How to create and use Smart Album in iPhoto or Photos on your…


How to hide running apps on Mac

Previously, a feature in OS X used to let users focus in on a single window while hiding all the other. That feature was later removed without explanation. As a result, too many open windows cause disorientation. Luckily, a new Mac app dubbed Hides restores these features. The new app features “Single App Mode” that lets you open a single…


How to enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone

Wi-Fi calling was first introduced in iOS 8. The new feature was met with a virtual round of applause from all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users. Basically, Wi-Fi calling lets you place and receive phone calls and text messages if you have a Wi-Fi connection in an area with little or no cellular coverage. By default, Wi -Fi calling…


10 keyboard shortcuts for a new Mac user

If you have just switched from Windows to the Mac, you may notice that Apple keyboards look different from Windows counterpart. You may be wondering why Control, Start and Alt keys that you are familiar with on Windows have been replaced with Fn, Control, Option and Command. However, that doesn’t mean Mac keyboards are harder to use and navigate. Keep…


Uninstall Silverlight Mac OS X

Uninstall Silverlight Mac How To

Silverlight was Microsoft’s alternative to Flash, which they made available for Mac as well as Windows. However Microsoft announced that they were to discontinue and stop active development on Silverlight. Follow our guide to Uninstall Silverlight Mac. Uninstall Silverlight Mac Guide Microsoft didn’t create an Uninstaller app for removing Silverlight, so you’ll have to follow these steps instead to manually Uninstall…