How to get MacOS to automatically (re-)mount network shares (SMB/NFS/AFP/…) when your network-attached storage (NAS) is available. Free and premium options.
OpenCore lets you run the latest MacOS on unsupported Apple legacy hardware (and PCs). But software that bypasses security restrictions requires a lot of trust.
The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Pro has intermittently stopped working. (Likely a Broadcom driver issue). Here’s how I turned a simple workaround into a more permanent fix.
My Mac was missing roughly 130 GB of internal disk space. I suspected APFS/Time Machine snapshots, but find it hiding in the leftovers from the Mac App Store.
Adobe doesn’t give you an off-switch for its cloud storage service. However, you can still turn it off and prevent it from running in the background.
The battery on my seven-year-old MacBook Pro 15″ had begun to swell and replacing it myself was way cheaper than via an authorized dealer.
RunCat is a desktop pet that lives in your Mac’s top bar. It runs faster when your Mac is busy but it can also prevent it from entering energy-saving modes.
Automatically lock your computer screen at certain hours (such as your break or bedtime.) Instructions for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers.
Set the keyboard layout/language on Mac’s login window, and fix the issue of it being reset to the wrong layout (e.g. ABC Keyboard) after rebooting.
Third-party web browsers like Firefox and Google Chrome slows down your Mac’s Time Machine backups by dumping their files in all the wrong places.
Any HTTP Content-Security-Policy blocks the default <audio>/<video> controls in Safari unless you deliberately make it less secure.
Set up multiple network time protocol (NTP) servers on your Mac. Multiple time sources help increase your system reliability and time accuracy.
My late-2013 model MacBook Pro ran down the battery quickly and gave off lots of heat. Here’s how to fix the problem after upgrading to MacOS 10.14 ‘Mojave’.
Here is how to enable and unhide the Apple News app on MacOS when you’re not in one of the News app’s supported countries.