Every traveler knows and understands the hassles and stress involved in navigating a new airport, this is especially true if one has never been to an airport before. With the busy ground personnel and ongoing operations here and there, asking directions can be quite hard. It seems like you need to navigate a maze within a specified time limit to find your gate and board your plane on time. Fortunately, Apple has a solution for you. With the Apple Maps app, you can virtually navigate an airport and reach your assigned gate on time. That way, you can make your travel stress-free! By using the Apple Maps app and enabling airport exploration mode, you can navigate any airport to locate terminals, baggage claims, security checkpoints, bathrooms, restaurants, boarding gates, souvenir shops, and a lot more. And the good news is that you only need an Apple device to do this. […]

Is your Mac experiencing any hardware problems? Is it still running in good shape? The only way to answer these questions is to check the SMART status of your internal disk storage and hard drives. But wait, what is SMART status? SMART stands for Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology System, it is a mechanism used to report any disk problem or disk health issue to the operating system. Though its function may seem quite simple, it’s convenient. If the SMART status on Mac says that a drive is failing or a fatal error has been encountered in the disk hardware, it only means there is an urgent need to back up all critical files and data to keep them from being corrupted. After that, the drive has to be replaced. Now that you know that a SMART HDD’s status plays a vital role in maintaining your computer, it pays to […]

Apple has recently unveiled and released a new macOS version, the Mojave OS. It’s still in its beta stage, but we already know a few things about it. This latest macOS version comes with a Dark Mode theme and a plethora of exciting features that are designed to improve every Mac user’s experience. And with all the excitement, you’re probably wondering if your current Mac hardware can support the latest macOS version. Don’t worry because we have all the information you need right here. Can You Upgrade to macOS Mojave? It seems that not all Mac users are able to upgrade to the Mojave OS. According to the release notes of this OS, the minimum hardware requirements needed to install it have been tightened. Only Macs with Metal-compatible graphics cards can support Mojave. That means the oldest Mac versions that can run this OS are the 2010 Mac Pros. Macs […]

After the launch of High Sierra, Messages has become available for Mac. This feature automatically updates messages on all your devices that are using the same Apple ID. This has been made possible through the iCloud, so if a message comes into your phone, you will receive it on your other devices as well. The same thing happens when you remove or delete messages. And the other good thing about iCloud when it comes to messages is that you don’t have to worry about backing up your messages because they are automatically saved to the cloud. In this article, we will show you how to enable messages in iCloud using your Mac. How to Enable Messages in iCloud on Your Mac The basic requirements to allow iCloud message is to at least have a macOS 10.13.5 High Sierra running. For iOS devices, you need to enable iCloud messages so the […]

Are you experiencing the mouse double-click issue on your Mac? It may come off as a seemingly harmless and straightforward issue to those who have not encountered it yet, but to those who do, a few things can be more annoying than trying to single-click on something, but double-click is being registered instead. Not only is it annoying — it can be frustrating, too, as a double-click in the wrong place, command or link can result in an action that you might not intend to perform. If you notice that your Mac is double-clicking on its own accord, don’t worry. There’s a mouse double click fix, and we’re here to show you how to do it. Check Your Mouse First Before you stress yourself out looking for a solution to this Mac mouse problem, see if it’s not the mouse itself that is damaged or exhibiting other issues. First, make […]

Some apps are just meant to be enjoyed in full-screen modes, like movie players or games but some Mac users prefer to open apps in full screen because of their personal preferences. Full-screen mode in Mac gives you the maximum working space while minimizing distractions since the dock and the status bar are hidden so allowing to open an app on Mac, automatically, in full-screen mode can prove quite helpful. But the problem is that there is no system-wide setting in macOS that lets apps open in full-screen mode by default. However, there’s a workaround, the Apple app opener, that allows your apps to open straight into full-screen mode. The easiest way to open Mac apps in full screen by default is to slightly change the app usage behavior and combine it with an adjustment. With this, apps that support full-screen mode will launch directly into full-screen mode when you […]

The Signal app is a secure messaging app that lets you send and receive messages securely across different platforms – Mac, Windows, iOS devices, Android devices and others. It means you can send a message from your iOS device to an Android device, or from your Mac to a Windows computer. You can also send from your iPhone to a Mac or Windows PC, and vice versa. It’s a very versatile messaging application that allows you to communicate with whatever platform the other person is using. Signal also supports voice calls and multi-media messaging. One of Signal’s main selling points is its ability to provide secure communication across different platforms. Aside from encrypting messages, the Signal app also has an auto-delete function that protects messages from prying eyes. Before releasing the standalone Signal private messenger desktop application for Windows, macOS, and Linux, the Signal app was only available for mobile users […]

Do you need to type in special characters for your article or report? Do you need Mathematical symbols but don’t know where to find them? If you’re someone who uses special characters frequently, then maybe you already know what keyboard shortcuts to use to unlock them. But for regular users, it might take some time to figure these Mac keyboard tricks out. In this article, you’ll learn useful Mac keyboard tips to help you discover hidden keyboard characters on your computer. Mac Keyboard Tips 1. √ – Typing a check mark. You’ve probably come across this character by mistake when you tried to paste something and pressed on Option instead of Cmd. If you want to type a check mark on Mac, just press Option, and V. 2. ¢ – Typing a cent sigil. If you’re dealing with money matters and you need a cent sigil, just press Option + […]

Do you have FLAC audio files on your Mac you want to play? Are you on the verge of giving up looking for ways on how to play FLAC audio file on your Mac? While iTunes is not one of your options, there are a lot of ways to play FLAC on Mac. Before we share with you the method we know, let us first find out what a FLAC file is. What is FLAC Audio File Free Lossless Audio Codec, or simply FLAC, is a file that is in lossless audio compression format. It’s the replica of an uncompressed high-quality audio file, be it an mp3 from a CD or other audio sources. Since it is compressed, it consumes larger storage space. However, because it is also lossless, its sound quality is excellent. Now, who uses these files? Although music producers, audio engineers, music fanatics, sound editors, and audiophiles […]

The files on your Mac computer contain more than just the texts, images, or other data that an average user would typically think. Every file on your Mac is made up of different types of data and information, the most obvious of which include the date and time they were created. Other information can also be accessed by checking out Finder’s Get Info dialog. This information is what we call a file’s attributes. Aside from common data and info, a file may come with more extensive metadata. These are known as Mac file extended attributes or xattr in short. In this post, we’ll try to explain in the simplest way possible what these file extended attributes are and how you can remove and make use of them. What Are Mac File Extended Attributes Extended attributes are metadata components that are typically unique to every file and file types on your […]