Get the Lowest Prices anywhere on Macs, iPads and Apple Watches: Apple Price Guides updated April 27th
 

Topic: macOS

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.

18 comments

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.

7 comments

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.

9 comments

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.

6 comments

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.

25 comments

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.

25 comments

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.

20 comments

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.

3 comments

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.

5 comments

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.

12 comments

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.

5 comments

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.

10 comments

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.

18 comments

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.

6 comments

Hands on: Tighten up the creep of Menubar apps in macOS with Bartender 3

03/09/2018, 11:03 am

Bartender, by Surtees Studios, can make your Mac Menubar work harder for you in with a cleaner presentation -- but not all apps play nice.

11 comments

How to streamline your workflow by creating custom keyboard shortcuts in macOS High Sierra

03/09/2018, 10:03 am

The vast majority of productivity apps offer keyboard shortcuts for often-performed activities, but sometimes you have to come up with them yourself. AppleInsider explains how to create your own shortcut combinations in macOS to further refine your workflow.

2 comments

Valve bringing 'Artifact' card game to iOS as company's first mobile title using the Source 2 engine

03/09/2018, 08:03 am

'Artifact' will be one of Valve Software's first Source 2 games to ship on iPhone and iPad, the game developer confirmed on Friday, adding the upcoming trading card game differing from its competitors in a variety of ways, including that it will not strictly be a free-to-play release.

0 comments

How to perform Siri queries without using your voice with Type to Siri on macOS and iOS

03/08/2018, 12:03 pm

Siri is an extremely handy digital assistant, but at times when it's best to keep quiet, it becomes a challenge to use the voice-centric tool. This AppleInsider guide will fill you in on how to use Type to Siri, Apple's existing solution to the problem that enables Siri to be used with a keyboard, on both iOS and macOS.

11 comments

Hands on: Things 3.4 for Mac and iPhone connects apps to generate To Do tasks faster

03/08/2018, 12:03 pm

If you're willing to adjust and learn a few tricks, the new tools in Things 3.4 are a boon for both you and developers of your favorite apps.

5 comments

How to try improving your sleep by turning on Night Shift in macOS

03/07/2018, 02:03 pm

Do you find the blue light emitted by your Mac's screen make it harder to go to sleep, especially if you're at the keys late in the day? AppleInsider explains how to use Night Shift in macOS to automatically make gradual changes to the the color of the display, to help you get a good night's rest.

9 comments