The new 12-inch MacBook adopts the iOS Power Chime to audibly alert you when a valid charging connection is made. Here’s how you can configure your existing Mac to make the same chime when connecting your MagSafe adapter, but you’ll need to be running the latest version of OS X Yosemite.
Although it’s not an end-user option in System Preferences, it’s easy to change the default login screen wallpaper image in OS X Yosemite. Here’s how and why to do it.
Members of the OS X Public Beta Program can now get a taste of OS X 10.10.3, featuring the new Photos app for OS X, new emoji options, and support for Google 2-factor authentication.
Apple now blocks users from running Adobe Flash Player if their version is out of date or has known security vulnerabilities. While most Mac users will do well to heed Apple’s warning, those who need to run older versions of Flash and are willing to accept the risks of doing so can manually circumvent Apple’s Flash block in OS X. Here’s how to do it.
New in Safari for OS X Yosemite are Spotlight Suggestions — for example, locations in the Maps app, individuals in the Contacts app, or references to Wikipedia — when searching in the Safari address bar. Depending on how you prefer to search, however, these Spotlight Suggestions may simply be in the way. Here’s how to turn them off.
OS X Yosemite’s new system font, Helvetica Neue, can look a bit fuzzy on non-Retina displays. While it may not work for everyone, one quick fix might be disabling OS X’s font smoothing feature. Here’s how to do it and a preview of what it looks like.
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.
iPhone calling in OS X Yosemite is a cool new feature, but the default ringtone can be annoying and startling, especially when you’re not expecting a call. Thankfully, just like iOS, you can change your OS X iPhone calling ringtone. Here’s how to do it.
After three months of frustrations, it’s time to give up on OS X Yosemite. Apple may eventually fix the bugs, but the operating system’s troubles speak to a deeper issue at the company. Here’s why it’s time for Apple to abandon the yearly release cycle and bring back the approach that made Snow Leopard the best version of OS X ever.
Apple late Monday released an urgent OS X security patch to address a vulnerability in the operating system’s Network Time Protocol (NTP) service. All users of OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Mavericks, and OS X Yosemite are urged to apply the update “as soon as possible.”