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XDA Basics: How to create a ZIP file on a Mac

Apple computers -- Macs -- are powerful and capable machines, for work, education, and entertainment alike. If you're looking for a compact desktop, you can get the Mac Mini, and if you're searching for portable power, the MacBook Pro is the answer. But don't forget to protect it with a case. Whether you're storing Pages...

XDA Basics: How to turn off iMessage on a Mac

Apple is famous for its well-integrated ecosystem across its devices and services. That's usually a good thing because all of your data continuously syncs to all of your connected devices, as you would expect them to. However, some of us don't want iMessages arriving to their work MacBooks and disturbing them during productivity hours. So...

How to download Steam games on a Mac

When it comes to gaming, Macs get a lot of negative feedback from other operating systems' fans, despite them being powerful computers. There's an Apple device for all kinds of computing needs out there, so if you're looking to buy one, make sure to check out the best Macs currently available. Whether you have an...

Here’s how you can watch Apple’s “Unleashed” Mac event

Apple sent out invitations to its "Unleashed" Mac event last week. We're expecting Apple to announce a redesigned MacBook Pro, a Mac Mini, and potentially the AirPods 3rd Gen at the event, along with the public release date for macOS 12 Monterey. Like other recent Apple events, this event will be held virtually, and you'll...

macOS Monterey review: The calm after Big Sur

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey, along with iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 during WWDC21. This year's release comes loaded with small improvements and new features across the OS. We were expecting the lack of major changes in this release. Last year's macOS 11 Big Sur fully redesigned the entire operating system,...

How to use Portrait mode in FaceTime on macOS Monterey

Apple announced macOS 12 Monterey along with iOS 15 and other Apple OS updates during WWDC21. While supported iPhone users can now get their hands on the latest and greatest Apple mobile operating system, Mac users will have a wait a bit more. In the meantime, you could take a look at the best apps...

Tips and tricks for getting the most out of Photos for Mac

The Photos app on the Mac got a user interface (UI) refresh with the introduction of macOS 11 Big Sur last year. Whether you have a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, or any other Mac model, the Photos app offers the same tools that let users unleash their creative sides. While it's lacking some features, when...

Everything you need to know about the new Safari in macOS Monterey

Apple introduced macOS 12 Monterey during WWDC21, back in June. The first developer beta was released later that day, along with those for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. Whether you have the latest MacBook Pro or a slightly older, less capable Mac, macOS 12 Monterey will bring big improvements to our...

First 10 things to do with an M1 Mac

For a long time, Apple depended on Intel to provide processors for its Macs. However, that all changed about a year ago in November 2020. On the 10th of that month, Apple announced its own SoC (system-on-chip), the M1 chip. Particularly designed for the Mac, the M1 chip offers tremendous power while running efficiently, energy-wise....

With the iPhone 13 here, here’s what we want to see from Apple’s Mac event

Apple revealed the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max in September, during its California Streaming event. The new iPhones, which run iOS 15, were announced along with the iPad Mini 6th Gen and the affordable iPad 9th Gen. We had higher hopes for Apple's annual iPhone event as...

A complete guide to Shortcuts on macOS

We rely on technology to make our lives easier, to take shortcuts and avoid longer routes. But even through the use of tech, there are ways to simplify our workflows even further, whether we’re students or employees. Shortcuts is a first-party Apple app that was first introduced in iOS 12. This extraordinarily capable app has...

XDA Basics: How to use AirPlay on Mac

Macs, the personal computers loved by students and office workers alike, are finally getting a feature that has been requested by many -- AirPlay support. While there's always been third-party app workarounds, macOS 12 Monterey will bring native AirPlay support to the Mac later this fall. Apple’s implementation is a seamless, transparent one, making it...