Have you recently seen a warning from Apple that a particular app or game is “not optimized for your Mac?” If so, this means that at least one of the apps installed on your Mac is 32-bit only, and Apple is in the process of requiring apps to move to 64-bit. Here’s how to check if you have 32-bit apps installed on your Mac, and what to do if you find some.
If you have a Mac that is compatible with macOS High Sierra, but you haven’t yet upgraded, you’re treated to a huge banner advertising Apple’s latest desktop operating system every time you check for software updates in the Mac App Store. If your choice to decline the upgrade is intentional, here’s how you can hide that High Sierra upgrade banner with a few quick clicks.
When you need to install software updates on your Mac, you probably head to the Mac App Store. But when it comes to macOS software updates, the Mac App Store is really just a front end for a UNIX command, and fans of the Mac’s Terminal can actually use this command to update their Mac and first party apps while bypassing the Mac App Store altogether. Here’s how.
Apple lets users manage subscriptions for both its own services as well as third party apps via your Apple ID. It’s a convenient and secure method, but it means that you might forget which apps and services you’re subscribed to. Here’s how to view and manage these subscriptions so that you don’t continue to pay for something you’re not using!
If your Mac is compatible with macOS Sierra, you’ll see a huge banner advertising Apple’s latest operating system in your Mac App Store. But what if you don’t want to upgrade right now? Here’s how you can hide the Sierra upgrade banner.
By default, the Mac App Store will check for updates once a week. But in the fast-paced world of software, a week may be too long to wait for the latest features or bug fixes. Here’s how to change the Mac App Store’s update frequency using a handy Terminal command, allowing your Mac to check for updates as frequently as once a day.
Automatic updates in OS X El Capitan can be a huge time saver, saving you from frequently checking for the latest versions of your favorite apps and ensuring that you’re up-to-date with features and security fixes. But some users prefer to maintain control of exactly how and when their software and operating system gets updated. For these users, here’s how to turn off automatic app and system updates in OS X El Capitan.
Mac users not running the latest version of OS X are shown a large banner in the Mac App Store urging them to upgrade. If you’re not ready or willing to upgrade to Yosemite, here’s how you can hide its prominent banner, keeping it out of the way until you’re ready.
It can be fun to participate in the OS X Yosemite Beta Program or Developer Preview and get early looks at new OS X features, but sometimes it’s best to return to the safer and more stable public builds. Here’s how to remove your Mac from the OS X beta update program and stop receiving pre-release updates in Software Update.
Apple wants developers and consumers to better understand why apps get rejected from the iOS and Mac App Stores. To that end, the company recently released a new page for developers highlighting “Common App Rejections” for both iOS and OS X.