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  • Installing and Using Python 3 On Your Mac

    Thu 1:06pm By Alexander Fox
    When you get a brand-new Mac, you might assume it’s loaded up with brand-new software. And for most apps, you’d be right. For underlying frameworks, however, it’s a different story. Brand-new Macs fresh from the factory floor still ship with Python…
  • Customize the Touch Bar with BetterTouchTool

    Tue 12:28pm By Alexander Fox
    Once you get past the gee-whiz factor of your new MacBook Pro’s contextually-aware Touch Bar, you might start to wonder if it can do anything useful. Fortunately, it’s capable of more than meets the eye. You can customize it using some built-in tools, or…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, June 19, 2017

    Jun 19, 2017, 8:00 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps to download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps for free today I Am Sober I Am Sober is a motivational companion app for tracking your sobriety.…
  • How to Use macOS’ Activity Monitor Like a Power User

    Jun 15, 2017, 11:52 am By Alexander Fox
    Activity Monitor does what it sounds like: it monitors the activity on your Mac, keeping track of the system resources that Mac apps are using. It’s a lot like Windows’ Task Manager, revealing all the apps and system processes that are currently running.…
  • iOS 11 Brings a Heap of New Features This Fall

    Jun 13, 2017, 1:51 pm By Alexander Fox
    Apple got a lot done at WWDC this year. Outside of their stunning AR demos, huge Mac announcements and iPad updates, they also released the iOS 11 developer beta. This work-in-progress operating system gives us a glimpse into what iOS 11’s fall release will…
  • Movies to Watch on iTunes Right Now

    Jun 13, 2017, 8:30 am By Apple Gazette
    We all know iTunes as a solid provider of music and podcasts, but Apple’s online store has also come into its own for another whole type of media: movies and TV. Whenever the topic of online video streaming is brought up, people quickly discuss Netflix,…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, June 12, 2017

    Jun 12, 2017, 10:59 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps to download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps for free today Rainbow — Custom Color Keyboard Themes & Skins Bored of the classic grayish…
  • Troubleshoot Mac Issues with Console

    Jun 8, 2017, 8:10 pm By Alexander Fox
    Troubleshooting a Mac can be a pain, especially if you suffer sudden app crashes or kernel panics frequently. And if you click through an error message accidientally, where does it go? Fortunately, it’s saved in an application called Console. But what do…
  • Biggest Mac Announcements from WWDC 2017

    Jun 6, 2017, 4:07 pm By Alexander Fox
    WWDC 2017 has come and gone, leaving a slew of amazing announcements in its wake. This year, Apple pulled out all the stops, announcing dozens of upgrades in a keynote address that ran for over two action-packed hours. And throughout it all, the much-neglected…
  • 8 Free iOS Apps You Must Download Today

    Jun 5, 2017, 8:44 am By Apple Gazette
    The Apple store has over 2.2 million apps that can make work and life easier, and many are available for FREE. Here are eight free iOS apps that can simplify your life. 8 Free iOS apps to download 1. The SimpleMind+ App Innovation is the key to success in the…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, June 5, 2017

    Jun 5, 2017, 8:00 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps you can download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps for free today Yoga Studio Introducing the Ultimate Yoga App: Play, create, customize and…
  • Understanding and Troubleshooting with Network Utility

    Jun 1, 2017, 1:06 pm By Alexander Fox
    Have you ever come across a network connection issue in Mac and is not sure how to troubleshoot it? Luckily, there is a built-in macOS Network Utility app which is a useful tool for troubleshooting network problems and complicated connectivity issues. It…
  • Find Out What App Is Using Your Webcam on Your Mac

    May 30, 2017, 9:54 pm By Alexander Fox
    The world of digital security can be a scary one. With hackers in the news and a big ransomware scare just recently wrapping up, folks have good reason to be concerned. Staying secure online is crucial, and it starts with good security habits. But what if…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, May 29, 2017

    May 29, 2017, 8:00 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps you can download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps for free today HTML Mailer – email and newsletter designer Create and send emails with…
  • Best iOS Email Apps For iPhone and iPad

    May 29, 2017, 1:02 am By Alexander Fox
    Whether it’s dealing with bad customer emails or putting out the day’s fire, using one of the best iOS email apps will help you better manage your daily onslaught of email. Outlook It might be surprising that one of the best iOS email apps is Outlook,…
  • Pro Terminal Commands: Using diskutil

    Thu 12:31pm By Alexander Fox
    diskutil is the command line version of Disk Utility, the macOS application used to manage hard drives. Just like Disk Utility, you can use the command to format disks, erase drives and more. Once you’re familiar with it, you’ll find that the command is…
  • What to Expect from Apple: WWDC Predictions for 2017

    May 23, 2017, 12:29 pm By Alexander Fox
    What will Apple unveil at WWDC 2017? Here are our WWDC predictions for 2017, including updates to iOS and macOS, refreshed MacBook Pros, a new size for the iPad Pro and more. What is WWDC? WWDC stands for World Wide Developer Conference, and it’s Apple’s…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, May 22, 2017

    May 22, 2017, 8:00 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps you can download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free Eggggg – The Platform Puker Eggggg is a ridiculous two-touch platform game about…
  • How to Get Touch Bar Functionality on Your Old MacBook

    May 18, 2017, 4:23 pm By Alexander Fox
    A little while ago, Apple released MacBook Pros with the Touch Bar, a new method of interacting with the computer. The Touch Bar lives above your keyboard, replacing the function keys with contextually-aware software buttons that can trigger specific actions.…
  • Change the Name of Your Home Folder in macOS

    May 16, 2017, 2:29 pm By Alexander Fox
    It might seem like the name of your Mac’s home folder can’t be changed.. However, it is completely possible to do so, and you don’t even need to use Terminal. It’s not exactly easy to change the home folder name, and you can run in to some odd…
  • Use macOS Sierra’s Purgeable Space to Optimize Storage

    May 11, 2017, 12:58 pm By Alexander Fox
    Bigger might be better, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at Mac hard drives. Thanks to expensive SSDs, the base storage  for a new Mac is now only 128 GB, and expanded internal storage can be ludicrously expensive. To help you deal with this…
  • Create a Bootable Clone of Your Mac for Easy Backup

    May 9, 2017, 1:54 pm By Alexander Fox
    A good backup strategy is crucial for any computer user. And with built-in backup tools like Time Machine, macOS makes it easy to keep on top of basic backups. But the macOS ninjas out there do something even better than Time Machine: they use a bootable…
  • Free iOS Apps Today: Download Paid Apps for Free, May 8, 2017

    May 8, 2017, 8:00 am By Noemi Tasarra-Twigg
    Here is your weekly dose of free iOS apps you can download. Note: These apps are free as of this writing; they will go back to their regular price anytime.) Paid apps gone free CLZ Barry – Wireless Barcode Scanner Scan barcodes with your iPhone or iPad…
  • Terminal Tips: Making Terminal More User-Friendly

    May 4, 2017, 3:57 pm By Alexander Fox
    Even as you become more skilled with Terminal, it’s not the most user-friendly application on Earth. Because it’s a text-only input method, it’s hyper fast, but it can also be hyper confusing. If you spend a lot of time there, you might want to find ways…
  • 3 Hazel Rules to Make macOS File Management Easier

    May 2, 2017, 1:21 pm By Alexander Fox
    “Don’t repeat yourself” is one of the most important rules programming. And it makes sense: why do the same thing over and over again manually when we have computers to do that for us? For fortunately, you don’t need to be a programmer to avoid…