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The Evolution of MacOS/OS X and Windows in Side-by-Side Animations

4:14 PM, Apr. 21st, 2016 · · Mountain Lion

OS Evolutions

OS X and Windows both have their roots in the 1980s—that's more than 30 years of change, growth, gradual evolution, and in some cases sudden revolution. BetterBuys posted a look back at both operating systems that includes animated GIFs of every major release, from Mac System Software1 to MacOS to OS X 10.11 and Windows 3.0 to Windows 10.

How to Use the Command Line to Make the Dock Appear Faster on Your Mac

8:17 PM, Jan. 25th, 2016 · · Mountain Lion

El Cap Dock

The Dock in OS X can be set to always be visible, or it can be set to appear only when you mouse over its location on the edge of your screen. There's a delay, however, between when you mouse over the edge and when the Dock actually appears, and some folks don't care for that. It turns out you can change this behavior.

15 Startup Key Combinations for Mac

7:53 PM, Dec. 29th, 2015 · · Mountain Lion

Apple Command Key

Your Mac and OS X have a variety of startup keys and key combinations you can use to affect how the device starts up. Shift key, for instance, starts your Mac in Safe mode, and C (or c) starts up from a bootable CD, DVD, or thumb drive. Command-S is for "single-user mode," which essentially means booting to the command line. 

How to Use the /me Command in Messages for Mac

8:21 PM, Dec. 28th, 2015 · · Mountain Lion

/me Command in Messages for Mac

There's one IRC command that has gained life outside of IRC, and that's the /me command. It turns whatever follows into an action rather than a normal line of text, and you can find it in games, all manner of texting apps, and even Apple's Messages app, at least on the Mac. Bryan Chaffin explains.

OS X Wi-Fi: Disentangling Yourself from the “Xfinitywifi” Network

9:05 AM, Dec. 4th, 2015 · · Mountain Lion

How to make OS X forget Wi-Fi networks

Today's Quick Tip is about that mysterious "xfinitywifi" network you may have seen (or accidentally joined). Unfortunately, if you've used it before, you may find that you get automatically connected to it when your home network goes down momentarily, which can be a problem when you try to print, for example! We'll help you get rid of it in this article.

How to Create Signatures in Mail.app in iOS and OS X

5:40 PM, Jul. 31st, 2015 · · Mountain Lion

Mail.app Signatures Screenshot

Apple users can add personal signatures to their emails on both their Macs and their iOS devices. They can promote a cause or a product. Let everyone know how they feel about a particular topic, or just make the recipient smile. It's easy to set up, and Nancy Carroll Gravley shows you how.

Apple Patches 45 Security Flaws in OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion

4:19 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · Mountain Lion

OS X Bug

Apple patched some 45 security OS X Yosemite v10.10.4, which was released earlier on Tuesday. The company also released Security Update 2015-005 Mavericks and Security Update 2015-005 Mountain Lion. The security holes and bugs fixed services and technologies throughout the operating systems, and many of them allow the bad guys to take over your Mac.