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Mac FAQs: Your guide to common macOS terms

The popularity of Windows easily surpasses that of macOS because of its four-times-larger share in the PC market. Despite this differentiation, macOS still ranks as the second most used desktop operating system in the world owing to the lack of other popular options. Apple spares no chance to boast about the excellent and tasteful user...

Beginner’s Guide to macOS: What changes to expect when you switch from a Windows PC?

The eternal rivalry between Windows and macOS is waged by fervent enthusiasts who are always arguing on how one is better than the other. Naturally, the number of users who claim Windows is better is much bigger because of Windows' share of the desktop OS market. As of December 2020, Microsoft Windows is estimated to...

XDA Basics: How to take a Screenshot on macOS, using keyboard shortcuts, apps, and more!

Taking a screenshot is a necessary task on just about any device you use for work or play. Most users are well aware of how to take a screenshot on the most popular mobile phones. However, if you recently switched to Mac from Windows, you might be wondering how to take a screenshot on your...

XDA Basics: What is Disk Utility on Mac and What can it do?

Apple’s macOS is extremely popular due to its intuitive interface and relative ease of use. In addition, Apple designs attractive hardware that consistently puts some of their options on our list of the best laptops you can buy. While your Mac likely runs well most of the time, there's the occasional need to troubleshoot potential...

These are the Best apps for Apple Silicon Macs: Ulysses, Magnet, Fantastical, and more!

More than half of Apple’s Mac lineup is now powered by the company’s own silicon, and the remaining devices will also jump on the bandwagon sooner or later. This shift has meant that the app developers have had to quickly rewrite their apps to run natively on Apple’s M1 chip. Fortunately, in a short period...

XDA Basics: How to encrypt a folder on Mac using Disk Utility

We store all sorts of stuff on our Macs, but some of it is more private and sensitive than others. If your Mac is used by multiple people - family, friends, or roommates - it is always a good idea to secure your private folders that you don’t want others to see. If you are...

XDA Basics: How to Scan Documents on Mac with Continuity Camera

Apple’s new M1 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro are certainly among the best laptops that you can get, and for good reason. The M1 chip handles most intensive tasks with ease, and given that Apple makes both the hardware and the macOS software, the optimization is top-notch. In fact, the software alone is a big...

Are you interested in the M1 iPad Pro even without macOS?

The distinction between iPad and MacBook was not as marginal in the past as it is now. With its custom ARM-based M1 chip on certain MacBook models last year, Apple introduced support for iPhone and iPad apps on the M1 MacBooks. The company even spent a major part of 2020 raving that the iPad Pro...

XDA Basics: How to Completely Uninstall an App on Mac and Delete all Junk Files

One of the good things about a Mac is that when you want to uninstall a program, it's much easier than Windows. On Windows, you have to open up the uninstallation part of the program and wait for it to uninstall. On a Mac, you simply have to drag the program to the Trash bin...

XDA Basics: How to use Find My on Mac to Find your Lost Apple Device

We all lose stuff. It's inevitable, whether it's your car keys, your glasses, or your iOS mobile devices. But in the case of iOS devices, Apple has a great iCloud feature called "Find My", which lets you track down where a particular Apple device is, even if you don't have AirTags. Find My is absolutely...

XDA Basics: How to Delete the Hidden Download Log on Mac

Did you know that every time you download something onto your Mac, a record of that downloaded file is added to a log and kept in your system? It can be anything from a Google image, a PDF document from your boss, or a pirated copy of the latest movie at the theater. If you...

XDA Basics: How to Set Up & Use Mac Voice Dictation

If you want to whizz through your emails and reports and impress your boss in the process, then Mac Voice Dictation is the way to go. The feature is built into your Mac and can be activated simply by going to the Preferences and switching it on. But surprisingly, many people I have encountered do...