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.
Get instructions for how to configure your computer lock itself at a specific time (such as your bedtime) for macOS, Windows 10, and Linux.
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 servers on macOS to increase system reliability.
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 the Apple News app on macOS when you’re not in one of the app’s supported countries.
Popular software vendors inject unique tracking identifiers when you download their installers to track you all the from the web and onto the desktop.
I simply don’t get the characters and symbols I use every day with the default Windows keyboard layout.
Tutorial demonstrating how to validate code signing certificate signatures on macOS updates and other Apple software installers.
The Linux desktop aligns more with my values; as Windows and macOS seek to restrict ever-more user freedoms.
Microsoft got trashed by the security community for failing to deploy a firewall by default in Windows. Why are Apple products not given the same scrutiny?
Apple wants you to use Safari real bad and send aggressive marketing notifications if you’re using a third-party web browser.
Apple knows malicious software will try to change your default web browser. However, do the new settings-preserving protections go too far?
The open and save dialogs may become too large for you to reach the Open and Save buttons. Here is how to get them back to the normal size.
Apple adds command-line support for high-efficiency file compression format.
Learn how to use macOS built-in keyboard shortcuts to measure pixel-lengths on the screen.
Safari 8 wants you to use more than one search engine. Its address field auto-discovers and installs OpenSearch providers to get you where you’re going quicker.
macOS has a weird default browser plug-in that loads itself into all web browsers. Apple uses the plugin to monitor what web browsers people are using.