macOS

How to Access Preference Panes Directly from macOS Dock

The macOS System Preference is where all the OS level settings live. From changing the wallpaper to setting up parental controls to managing your input and output audio device, all the settings are hosted here. While most settings are set and forget type, there are several preferences that we might need to access regularly. For such cases, opening the right preference pane with a click …

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How to Find Out If iOS or macOS Apps Support Family Sharing

Ever stumbled upon an iPhone or Mac app and wondered if it has the support for Family Sharing or not? If yes, you would be glad to know that Apple has made it much easier to find out if iOS or macOS apps support Family Sharing. Apple introduced Family Sharing in iOS 8. It allows six members in a group to share purchases from iTunes …

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How to Enable Dashboard in macOS Catalina in 2020

After keeping it alive for a long time, Apple finally killed the Dashboard feature in macOS Catalina. Over the years, Dashboard had become a skeleton of its original self, but some Mac users still used this feature daily. And while we cannot enable the Dashboard in macOS Catalina, there are several third-party apps that you can use to get the same features. In this article, …

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How to Check CPU Configuration of Your Mac

When you are buying a second-hand MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or any other Mac for that matter, you should make sure to check its CPU configuration. Since each Mac model comes with different CPU configurations, checking the processor configuration will ensure that you are not swindled out of your hard-earned money. So, if you are in the market for a second hand Mac or just …

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How to Get macOS Dynamic Wallpaper on Windows 10 (2020)

Dynamic Wallpaper on macOS was introduced with the Mojave update and Apple has released more live wallpapers for Catalina and the upcoming Big Sur updates. As a Windows user, I find myself drooling over the sleek and visually pleasing backgrounds. Sure, we have some of the best Rainmeter skins with live background, but to be frank, the dynamic wallpapers are just better and well designed. …

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How to Show Accessibility Shortcuts in Menu Bar and Control Center on Mac

Apple’s Accessibility Suite has always been feature-rich. Be it the ever-reliable VoiceOver or the very helpful Switch Control or the neat color filters, it has got a wide range of tools to enhance your Mac experience. If you are fond of Accessibility, you must be familiar with Accessibility Shortcuts that offer instant access to notable features. With macOS Big Sur, you can show Accessibility shortcuts in …

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How to Use iPhone or iPad to Sign Email Attachment on Mac

More often than not, I come across documents which require my digital signature. Though adding signature using the trackpad work, it’s not ideal. I prefer to sign email attachment on Mac with iPhone or iPad as it’s more convenient – thanks largely to the instant feedback and the ability to use a stylus like Apple Pencil. If you have never tried out this handy method, …

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How to Lock Notes in Apple Notes on Mac and iPhone

Apple Notes is one of the best built-in apps that come with Apple devices. Apple has been improving the notes app a lot both in terms of features and looks. For example, the iOS 14 beta features a new on-device intelligence mode and a cleaner look. But today, we are not talking about those features. Instead, we will learn about an important Apple Notes feature …

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How to Share Files Using iCloud File Sharing on Mac

One of the biggest missing features of iCloud had always been the inability to share files with non-iCloud users. While cloud storage providers like Dropbox has always included an easy way to share files using public links, iCloud didn’t offer this feature in the past. Thankfully, it’s finally here, and now you can share files up to 5GB in size with anyone with a simple …

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