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.
Today’s article is about the ubiquitous open/save windows that appear whenever we need to, well…open or save something on our Macs. There are easy ways to use keyboard shortcuts to navigate and manipulate those windows, and we’ll tell you how!
The Mac’s Preview program is powerful, and it can do all sorts of stuff with PDFs, like signing them, helping you to fill out forms electronically, and so on. But another way it excels is in combining PDFs quickly and easily, and we’ve got the scoop in this article!
Using app-specific passwords is a simple way to protect access to your actual account passwords, and in today’s article, we’re going to go over how to generate one for your Apple ID! This is handy for use with Outlook, calendar-sharing services, and so on, and it’s fast!
Many people use the Apple Calendar app for macOS and iOS to create and manage their meetings and appointments, but there is often supplemental material that needs to be associated with the upcoming event. Instead of frantically searching your email for that PDF your boss sent you when the meeting was first scheduled two weeks ago, the Calendar app actually allows you to add attachments to your events. Here’s how it works.
The Mac’s built-in Web browser, Safari, has a special menu that’ll let you copy, save, or copy a link to almost any image you find. In this article, we’ve got all the details on how this works! With the usual caveats for not using other people’s work when you don’t have permission, of course. Don’t forget that part.
The best way to use Time Machine is with multiple disks, ensuring that your Mac’s backups remain safe even if one of your backup drives fails. But using multiple disks with Time Machine means that some of your backup data may differ between drives. Thankfully, Apple provides a hidden feature that lets you browse and recover data from a specific Time Machine drive rather than the latest aggregate data from all of your drives. Here’s how it works.
If you generate long documents within Microsoft Word, then the “split” feature can be very helpful, as it’ll allow you to compare document sections, copy and paste between them, and even move graphics easily. All of the details are inside this article!
By right-clicking on icons in the Dock, you can open up a world of features that you may not have known existed—including the ability to jump to any pane within System Preferences! We’ve got the details on that and on a few other neat Dock tricks in this article.
If you have multiple accounts on your Mac, then you can use any admin user to reset the password for any of your other accounts very quickly. For today’s article, we’ll go over how to do this and what caveats you need to be aware of before you get started!