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Topic: macOS

Apple issues seventh macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta for testing

03/26/2018, 05:03 pm

Exactly one week after issuing its last macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta to developers, Apple on Monday released a seventh version of the evaluation software for testing.

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Tip: Record your iPad's screen on your Mac with QuickTime Player

03/26/2018, 10:03 am

While iOS 11 introduced a built-in screen recorder that allows users to quickly capture video of their iPhone or iPad's display, it is worth remembering that it is also possible to make a similar recording by connecting it to a Mac. AppleInsider explains the process of screen capturing an iOS device through macOS' QuickTime Player.

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How to increase your editing options in Photos for macOS by using app extensions

03/23/2018, 12:03 pm

Photographers will be familiar with the editing tools offered by Photos in macOS, but sometimes the available selection just isn't enough. AppleInsider shows how to add more options to the editing roster, by taking advantage of extensions offered by other image editing applications.

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Video: As Dropbox IPO goes live, should you consider switching to iCloud Drive?

03/23/2018, 09:03 am

As Dropbox goes public, AppleInsider examines if it is time to consider whether you should stay put with iCloud Drive, or fully embrace Dropbox for your cloud storage needs.

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New low-cost iPad expected at Apple's 'Field Trip' event, cheaper MacBook might not make it

03/23/2018, 09:03 am

Another report notes that Apple's education-themed event in Chicago next week will reportedly feature a new version of its "budget" iPad, as well as new classroom software.

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How to add your signature to digital forms and documents in macOS

03/21/2018, 03:03 pm

In the event a digital document needs to be signed, like a form or a letter, macOS includes a way to add your signature without needing to print out the pages and rescan them. AppleInsider shows you how to quickly and easily sign PDF documents on the Mac.

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Details of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with official eGPU support prematurely hit French App Store

03/20/2018, 09:03 am

The French app store let the High Sierra release notes slip a little early, suggesting that the most recent beta is extremely close to release and will include official support for external GPU technology.

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How to extend your wireless network by turning a Mac into a Wi-Fi hotspot

03/19/2018, 03:03 pm

Most people like the idea of having Wi-Fi available throughout their home, but in black spots at the edges of the hotspot's coverage area, the signal may be too weak to use properly. Rather than paying for more network hardware to extend the range, AppleInsider shows how to use a Mac connected to a wired network as an impromptu wireless access point.

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How to type accented letters in macOS three different ways

03/16/2018, 12:03 pm

When writing about people, places, or other things that use accents and other special symbols outside the 26 letters of the standard English alphabet, there are ways to add them to a document without simply using the accentless version of the letter. This AppleInsider guide offers a variety of ways to use the right accent when writing in macOS.

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Play games on your Mac installed on another computer with Steam In-Home Streaming

03/15/2018, 02:03 pm

If you want to play games on a Mac that has lower specifications than ideally needed to play properly, it is possible to take advantage of the hardware of a more powerful Mac or PC elsewhere on the home network to have a more enjoyable gaming experience. AppleInsider explains how to set up Steam's In-Home Streaming function to remotely play your game collection.

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How to create keyboard shortcuts to launch apps in macOS using Automator

03/14/2018, 11:03 am

While macOS allows users to create their own keyboard shortcuts to perform functions in apps, there isn't a built-in way to launch the apps themselves using a similar maneuver. AppleInsider shows you one way to create app-launching keyboard shortcuts, using the included Automator utility.

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Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2 eGPU compatibility purged from macOS High Sierra beta 5

03/14/2018, 10:03 am

Monday's update to the High Sierra 10.13.4 beta has continued to advance external GPU technology, but at a cost -- older hardware using Thunderbolt 2 including the cylinder Mac Pro -- are out out luck at present.

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Apple's 2018 WWDC scheduled for June 4 through June 8

03/13/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has announced that it will host its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California from June 4 through June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center.

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Hands on: visual clipboard manager Paste 2 is updated for the Mac and comes to iOS

03/13/2018, 01:03 pm

You probably need an app like this, but the unique features in Paste 2 could push you all-in on the idea, or force you out completely.

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Hands on: Fine tune apps that launch on your Mac at boot with Startupizer 2

03/13/2018, 09:03 am

Mac users who need to manage apps that load at startup, but want greater control than macOS' existing settings can offer need to look at Startupizer 2, a tool providing extensive and flexible organization of when an app launches after logging in, or in some cases, if an app will load at all.

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Mac app 'Calendar 2' mined cryptocurrency by default, removed from Mac App Store

03/12/2018, 08:03 pm

Popular Mac app "Calendar 2" recently added a "payment" option that uses customer computers to mine the cryptocurrency Monero in exchange for free access to premium features, but a bug in the app's code allowed the miner to run indefinitely even when users opt out of the default setting.

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Hands on: Agenda 2.0 for Mac is a beautiful new notes app with unique calendar features

03/12/2018, 02:03 pm

Sometimes, a new and fresh look at what a class of app can do is what you need to like an app, but it can also be a turn-off if it lacks something you need.

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Apple releases fifth developer betas for iOS 11.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, tvOS 11.3 [u]

03/12/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has made the fifth developer beta versions of High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 available for download by testers, just one week after the company shipped the fourth betas of each operating system.

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Hands on: Use A Better Finder Rename 10 on your Mac to wrangle file names

03/11/2018, 12:03 pm

A Better Finder Rename is a tool akin to a sledgehammer for file name changes on the Mac, but used precisely, sometimes a big hammer is what you need.

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How to change the default apps used to open files in macOS

03/09/2018, 02:03 pm

Using the standard apps that come with macOS is great, but for some users, a third-party app performing the same job may be a better option. In this guide, AppleInsider shows you how to permanently change the apps used for common tasks as well as which apps are used to open certain file types.

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