Apps included with your Mac

Apps included with your Mac

Your Mac comes with a lot of fun and useful apps already installed. You can open some of these apps from the Dock. To see and open all of the apps, click the Launchpad icon. Popular apps By default, these apps aren’t in any folders in Launchpad. For more information about Launchpad, see Use Launchpad to view(…)

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OS X El Capitan Tips

OS X El Capitan Tips

Here are some quick tips to get the most out of your Mac running El Capitan, the latest version of OS X. 1. Hide the menu bar The menu bar has been a fixture on the Mac since it launched in 1984, but for the first time ever, you can hide the menu bar in(…)

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OS X Recovery

OS X Recovery

If you’ve erased or replaced your startup disk, you can use OS X Recovery to reinstall OS X. You might need to reinstall OS X for these reasons: You see a prohibitory symbol at startup. You inadvertently installed a version of OS X that’s older than what came with your Mac. You erased your startup disk,(…)

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Upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Upgrade to OS X El Capitan

Use the Mac App Store to install OS X El Capitan on Mac computers that meet the system requirements. Can your Mac use El Capitan? OS X El Capitan requires one of the following Mac models and versions of OS X. It also requires at least 2GB of memory and 8GB of storage space. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) MacBook (Late(…)

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OS X El Capitan System Requirements

OS X El Capitan System Requirements

Based on information provided to early testers of the first developer beta, OS X El Capitan system requirements for the developer beta are identical to those of the current public version of OS X, Yosemite. Specifically, El Capitan lists compatibility with the following Mac models: iMac (Mid-2007 or newer) MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early(…)

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Top Mac OS X Yosemite Tips

Top Mac OS X Yosemite Tips

Answer & Make Phone Calls If you have an iPhone 5, 6 or later, you can now make and receive phone calls on your Mac computer. You just need to make sure you’re on the same Wi-Fi network and are using the same iCloud account on both devices. When you’re in the Messages app, go(…)

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Emoji Tips

Emoji Tips

Whenever you are in a text field in OS X, just press Command-Control-Space and an emoji panel will appear. Then click any of the Emoji icons to insert it at the current position in the text. For those who find it quicker to use the keyboard than the mouse, you can navigate between the Emoji icons with(…)

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Apple Watch – Technical Specifications

Apple Watch – Technical Specifications

Features Digital Crown Retina display with Force Touch Heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope Ambient light sensor Speaker and microphone Wi‑Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz) Bluetooth 4.0 Up to 18 hours of battery life1 Water resistant2 Built-in Apps Messages Phone Mail Calendar Activity Workout Maps Passbook Siri Music Camera Remote Remote Weather Stocks Photos Alarm Stopwatch Timer(…)

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Apple Music

Apple Music

Apple® unveiled Apple Music, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Apple Music is a revolutionary streaming music service, a pioneering worldwide live radio station from Apple broadcasting 24 hours a day and a great new way for music fans to connect with their favorite(…)

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El Capitan

El Capitan

So long Yosemite, hello El Capitan. Apple just announced the latest version of its desktop operating system, OS X (10.11) El Capitan.

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Welcome to Apple Watch

Welcome to Apple Watch

These Guided Tour videos will show you how to use them to do all kinds of amazing things. Messages Receive messages and instantly respond in a variety of ways. Watch Faces Personalize your watch by changing and customizing the face whenever you want. Watch Digital Touch Send a sketch, a tap, and even your heartbeat to(…)

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Startup Keys

Startup Keys

Some Mac features are available by holding down certain keys during startup. Press and hold the keys immediately after you turn on your Mac and hear the startup sound. Keep holding until the described behavior occurs. These combinations work with Intel-based Mac computers. Hold during startup Description Shift ⇧ Start up in Safe Mode. Option ⌥ Start up(…)

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Battery Tips

Battery Tips

Understanding batteries in Mac notebooks Terms and definitions MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro computers come with lithium polymer batteries to provide maximum battery life in a compact space. In order to fully understand battery technology and battery life, it’s good to know common battery terminology. Cycle count: Batteries are expected to function for a certain(…)

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Lock Screen Message

Lock Screen Message

To set a Mac lock screen message, head to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General. Click the padlock icon in the lower-left section of the screen and authenticate as an administrative user. Find and check the box “Show a message when the screen is locked” and then clickSet Lock Message. In the text box(…)

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Top Mac OS X Screensavers

Top Mac OS X Screensavers

ToasterClone A (relatively) modern remake of the classic “Flying Toasters” screen saver from the After Dark collection. There have been many remakes of this screen saver, and ToasterClone isn’t the best, but it’s one of the only ones that works past OS X Snow Leopard.   RedPill Matrix Screen Saver A classic Matrix-like screen saver(…)

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Mac

Mac

Get Mac News, Reviews, Updates, Tips, Support or Apps right from your Mac OS X Desktop. ↓ Download  

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MacApps

MacApps

Get Mac Apps, Reviews, Tips and News right from your Mac OS X Desktop. ↓ Download  

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MacMusic

MacMusic

Get Music, Apps, Tips and News right from your Mac OS X Desktop. ↓ Download  

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MacSaver

MacSaver

Get Beautiful Screensavers and Apps right from your Mac OS X Desktop. ↓ Download  

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Apple

Apple

Stay in touch with Apple.com right from your Mac OS X Desktop. ↓ Download  

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MacTips

MacTips

Get Mac OS X Tips and Tricks right from your Mac OS X Desktop. ↓ Download  

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MacDesktop

MacDesktop

Get Desktop Enhancements and Customization right from your Mac OS X Desktop. ↓ Download  

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Mac101

Mac101

Get one to one with your Mac right from your Mac OS X Desktop. ↓ Download  

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MenuBars

MenuBars

Get Super Smart Apps for the Mac OS X Menu Bar right from your Mac OS X Desktop. ↓ Download  

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