There are several methods to transfer files from one Mac to another, as well as copy files to and from any iOS devices but the newest and easiest way is through AirDrop. Airdrop is an iOS feature that was built into iOS 7 and Mac OS X 10.7 or Lion, devices that were made from 2012 onwards support AirDrop. It moves files quickly and securely. Furthermore, AirDrop is not just for photos. You can transfer any file you want and need like an interesting website, your to-do list, notes, a location you’ve pinned in Apple Maps, and contact information just to name a few. But even though AirDrop is a very cool and handy feature, it is seldom used by many users, not because of its complexity but because most people don’t think of it when people want to copy or move files. Usually, when people want to share photos or […]

Can’t wait to try the newest version of macOS? Are you curious about the new features? You’re lucky because you can get it early before everyone else by joining Apple’s developer or public beta programs. How to Join the Apple Beta Software Program Have you heard of the next version of macOS called Mojave? Yes, developers are now able to download the macOS beta version of Mojave, which will be released either late September or early October this year. Apple allows developers to download macOS beta versions ahead of their release dates because they want to make sure that they work. Another reason is that they want the developers to enhance their apps so that their updates are ready as the new macOS launches. The good news is, it’s not only developers who can get early access to the upcoming macOS version. Apple announced in 2015 that it was going […]

Time Machine is the built-in backup utility of Macs. Aside from being free, it offers a simple way to back up all your files and programs and move them to another Mac as needed. However, as the contents of your Mac increases, they also require bigger backup space. When there is not sufficient storage for the backup file, Time Machine backup process may be interrupted or worse, corrupted. Of course, for every tech problem, there’s a solution. In this article, we will walk you through the measures to take when Time Machine for Mac fails due to lack of space. We’ll also show you how to reduce the size of your Time Machine backup file. What to Do When Time Machine Backup Fails As your Mac’s content grows in number and size, you are likely to see the following messages more often when Time Machine tries to back up your […]

There are times when apps don’t work the way they should or the way they were advertised. There are also instances when you purchased the wrong app by accident, or one of the kids purchased the app without your permission. Sometimes, they are just plain broken, faulty or cannot be downloaded from the Purchased tab. It can be annoying and frustrating when these things happen, especially if you need or want the app. The good news is that you can ask for your money back. But how does an Apple App Store refund work? This article will explain how you can ask for an Apple App Store refund, what the process entails, and what rules govern this process. Apps That Disappear From the Purchased Tab All of the apps that you purchased or downloaded should still be accessible in the App Store in case you want to re-download them. You […]

Installing new apps on Mac is a lot more straightforward compared to installing programs on a Windows PC. There’s no need for complicated installation instructions, and you don’t have to watch the screen throughout the whole installation process. However, there are times when installing new apps for Mac can be confusing, especially if it’s your first time. Read on to learn how to install apps on Mac. How to Install Apps on Mac From the App Store The App Store is Apple’s app depository. It is where Apple users can download apps for their iPhones, iPads, iPods or MacBooks. To download and install Mac apps from the App Store, follow these steps: Click on the Apple logo and select App Store from the menu. You can also access App Store by navigating to Applications > App Store. Sign in with your Apple ID and password (if you’re not signed in […]

The Mac interface is generally user-friendly, but at times it could get confusing especially when you multitask and open several windows and launch several applications all at once. But wouldn’t it be convenient if you can see, at a glance, everything that’s running on your computer and be able to switch or close any apps Well, Mac lets you do that. In this article will teach you how to know what apps are open on Mac are simultaneously running on your computer. Check the Dock The first place you have to look at to see which apps are opened is the Dock. If you’ve set your Dock to appear only when moused over, you might have to move your cursor to the bottom of your screen until it appears. If you want to change your Dock settings, you can go to System Preferences > Dock > Automatically Hide or Show […]

Are you an aspiring app developer who would love to try creating amazing apps for Apple devices? Regardless whether you have some level of developing background or a total newbie who has an insatiable interest in app development, you’re in luck. Apple made it easier for everyone to build Mac and iOS apps with the help of the Swift programming language What is Swift? As Apple defines it, “Swift is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. It’s designed to give developers more freedom than ever. Swift is easy to use and open source, so anyone with an idea can create something incredible.” Announced in 2014, Swift is billed as a fast and efficient language designed for real-time feedback. It can also be incorporated with existing Objective-C code. With Swift, developers can write codes more safely, while […]

You’ve probably heard about the different Internet scams proliferating nowadays, or you might have even fallen victim to one before. Well, you are not alone. The truth is, these online scams have fooled more and more people, and the trend is still growing, which means we need to be extra careful when using the Internet. Below are some of the notorious Internet scams today. Find out more about them, so you’ll know what to do when you encounter them. 1. Phishing Phishing scams are the most common and probably the most dangerous Internet scams on this list. You will receive an email asking you to log into your account (bank, iCloud, or some other accounts). After you fill out all the necessary information, you realize you just ended up giving away your username and password to a cybercriminal. The use of reliable antivirus software and some knowledge on identifying fake […]

You have probably heard people saying that Mac computers are safe from viruses because most hackers focus on attacking Windows. But the truth is, Macs are not immune from any of these viruses by any means. Every day, more and more malware and viruses are popping here and there affecting computers, including Macs. One of the newest pieces of malware to attack Macs is called the mshelper. Below, we will explain what mshelper is, how to get rid of it, and how to know if your Mac is affected. What is mshelper? While there is no exact definition for mshelper, it is said to be a cryptocurrency mining malware that is quickly spreading across Macs through different app and software installations. This malware is suspected of using up Mac’s horsepower to mine cryptocurrencies and crunch numbers for whoever that developed it. By spreading the malware over thousands of computers, the […]

Many of us take for granted the actual capabilities and potential of our computers. It is shown by the way we use them daily. As long as there is a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse, we think we’re all set. Only a few know there are other means of interacting with a computer. For instance, on Apple computers, there are Mac accessibility options, which can accommodate those with assistive needs and those who want to make computing a whole lot easier. Read on to know more about Apple’s accessibility options. How To Access Apple Accessibility Settings Before we share with you the exciting things you can do with Mac’s accessibility options, allow us to teach you how to find them. First, open the Apple menu and select System Preferences. Scroll down, and you should find the Accessibility option. Another way to access this menu is to press the Function […]