John Gruber penned a piece at Daring Fireball with this premise: iOS is so good at managing background apps that you never need to force quit them. He is 100% correct that this is true about iOS and most apps. Unfortunately, as with most general advice, there are exceptions. We’ll show you how to find them.
Take a deep breath, cross your fingers, and take the plunge into the Hackintosh world.
Just because it can’t run the latest and greatest version of macOS doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to put it out to pasture.
Check out these options if you want to make a hackintosh from a pre-built PC instead of starting from scratch.
Bryan Chaffin has been using Bitcoin faucets for years, shares everything he’s learned about making the most out of them.
You won’t have to worry anymore about forgetting to scan your Mac for malware periodically.
Any of these graphics cards will work well with your Hackintosh build.
These substitutes for the Mac’s logic board will help you get your Hackintosh started.
Learn to harness the true power of your Magic Mouse 2.
Jeff Butts examines the Mac trackpad gestures available within macOS Sierra, explaining how to enable and use them.
The Trump administration appears set to ban MacBooks, iPads, and other large electronics from even more flights to the United States. Jeff Butts has some tips for how you can make the most of your iPhone to be more productive during those long flights home.
Here’s a fun bug if you regularly deal with file names that include non-English characters. You can transfer such files to your iOS 10.3 device from Windows, but they won’t actually appear in your app. Fortunately, Jeff Butts has located a workaround that you can use until Apple squishes the bug.
Here at Mac Observer, we’re penultimate geeks. We push our Macs to the limits, and then find ways to surpass those limits. macOS has limits put in place that result in occasional error messages about “too many open files,” which one of the team ran afoul of. Jeff Butts dove deep into the core of macOS and found out how to increase the limits Apple has imposed upon us.
When it comes to choosing VPN servers, Jeff Butts just isn’t happy with the commercial choices. Rather than leave his Internet privacy up to someone else, Jeff built his own VPN server. You can, too, without much (if any) cost and just a little bit of time.
As powerful as the graphical user interface is on macOS, there’s still a lot more you can do from the Terminal. Whether it’s turning on repeating keys or hiding a folder from prying eyes, the Terminal holds a lot of potential. Jeff Butts walks us through his favorite five tips and tricks for using the Terminal to unleash more of the power of your Mac.