Tips & Tutorials for Mac OS X

What’s New: All 4 OS Names?

Apple has defined the 4 new operating system platforms: 1. macOS – for Apple Computers 2. tvOS – for Apple TV 3. iOS – for iPhones and iPads 4. watchOS – for Apple Watch Check back with Mac Reviewer often for How-To’s.

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New OS: macOS – Sierra

Apple has announced a “name” change for their new OS. They are leaving the OS X name behind and have decided to call their new Operation System – macOS. Furthermore, they have decided to call the upcoming new macOS – “Sierra”. Summary macOS Sierra, coming in the fall, is the…

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OS X: How to use Tabs in Mail?

The Mac Mail app has gained tabs support in the latest versions of OS X, making it easier to open multiple emails on screen at once. There’s a catch with using Mail Tabs in OS X, however, and that is you must be using full screen mode to gain access to the…

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OS X: How to Adjust Settings on a Mac?

Adjusting your settings At some point, you may want to adjust your computer’s settings. For example, you might want to change your desktop background or modify your Internet settings. You can change most of your computer’s settings from System Preferences. To open System Preferences: Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner…

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OS X: A Few El Capitan Tricks…

Find your cursor This is the smallest El Capitan feature, but it might be the most useful. If you can’t locate your cursor on the screen, simply move your fingers quickly across the trackpad and the cursor will enlarge quickly so you can finally see it. AirPlay individual videos in…

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OS X : How to format a drive for Mac and PC compatibility?

Need to access or transfer files between Mac and PC? As simple as this task sounds, it’s not very straightforward for inexperienced users. Since Mac OS X and Windows use totally different file systems, the way a drive is formatted can determine what type of computer it will work with….

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OS X: Flash Drive Basics on a Mac

What is a flash drive? A flash drive is a small, removable hard drive that plugs into a USB port on your computer. You can purchase a flash drive for less than $20 at just about any retail store with an electronics department, and even at some grocery stores and…

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OS X : El Capitan: FAQ

  What is OS X El Capitan? OS X El Capitan is the newest version (version 10.11) of the desktop operating system for Apple computers. It contains several new features and improvements that will make your computer more efficient and easier to use. How much does it cost? Nothing—OS X…

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OS X : Oh! Those Mac keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are keys or a combination of keys you can press on your keyboard to perform a variety of tasks. Using keyboard shortcuts is often faster than using a mouse because you can keep both hands on the keyboard. Keyboard shortcuts are also universal, which means you can use…

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OS X : How to use Split View in OS X El Capitan

Here’s how to use OS X El Capitan’s Split View feature Open the two apps you want to use in OS X El Capitan’s split view. Don’t minimize any of the apps. Click and hold the expand (green) button on any app’s window, and it will be snapped to the left side…

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