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Topic: macOS

How to start copying and pasting between your Mac and iPad using Universal Clipboard

03/06/2018, 12:03 pm

For occasions where there's a need to copy text from an iPad browser window to a word processor on a nearby Mac and other similar situations, Apple implemented the Universal Clipboard to make the process as easy as copying and pasting. This AppleInsider guide tells you how to turn on this highly useful Continuity function.

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How to free up your Mac's internal storage by moving your iTunes Library to an external drive

03/05/2018, 01:03 pm

A user's music and video collection can be one of the largest consumers of hard drive space on a Mac, and is typically overlooked in favor of other items when it comes time to free up drive space. This guide explains how to shift where iTunes stores all of the content to an external drive.

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Apple issues fourth developer beta releases for iOS 11.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, tvOS 11.3

03/05/2018, 01:03 pm

Apple has made its fourth developer beta test versions of High Sierra 10.13.4, iOS 11.3, and tvOS 11.3 available to download for testing nearly two weeks after the last release.

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Hands on: Twitterrific 5.2.4 will make you like Twitter on the Mac again

03/05/2018, 10:03 am

In the wake of Twitter killing the official Mac app, there's going to be a power vacuum -- and Twitterrific can, and does, fill it.

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How to combine folders in macOS using the hidden Merge options and the Ditto command

03/02/2018, 10:03 am

If you ever need to combine two identically-named folders together, but they contain a mix of old, new, and duplicate files, it's likely you will want to be selective in how they are merged together. AppleInsider offers a basic guide to using the Merge option in Finder to keep only the files you want intact.

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With Twitter for Mac dead, here are the best alternatives for tweeting via macOS

03/01/2018, 01:03 pm

If you've been using Twitter for Mac, it's time to shop around. Twitter's recent announcement it would no longer offer its app for download in the Mac App Store or support existing downloads beyond March has Twitter app-loving Mac users scrambling for a replacement.

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How to personalize your macOS desktop by replacing file and folder icons with other images

03/01/2018, 11:03 am

If the macOS desktop is looking a little boring, or is in need of a little more personalization than a change of background image, one solution could be to change how files, folders, and apps look. AppleInsider tells you how to quickly change the icon for the majority of files stored on your Mac.

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How to take advantage of the Dock's Stacks to easily access your most-used files

02/28/2018, 12:02 pm

Stacks offer the ability to quickly access regularly used files from the macOS Dock, instead of storing the documents on the desktop. AppleInsider teaches the basics of Stacks, including how to use the feature to create your own easily accessed file collection on the Dock.

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How to see which applications on your Mac are 32-bit and won't be supported in the future

02/27/2018, 06:02 pm

Apple has confirmed that macOS will no longer provide full support for 32-bit apps following High Sierra, and users are starting to see warnings about it. AppleInsider shows you how to check which software on your Mac might be affected by the shift.

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Manage apps that automatically open when you log into your Mac

02/27/2018, 03:02 pm

If it is taking a lot longer for a Mac to boot up than expected, the problem may lie in applications automatically launching when you log into macOS. AppleInsider shows you how to take back control of how your Mac starts up, stopping certain apps from immediately running and adding those that would be more useful.

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How to create a list of all the files inside a macOS directory in seconds with TextEdit

02/27/2018, 10:02 am

On the rare occasion a list of all of the files within a folder are required, there is a simpler way than manually typing it out or creating a collage of Finder screenshots. AppleInsider reveals how to compile the list using TextEdit.

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Khronos Group ships tools bringing Vulkan graphics API to iOS and MacOS

02/26/2018, 10:02 am

The Khronos Group has released new open source tools that allows the Vulkan API, a 3D graphics API, to work on iOS and macOS, a move that can make it easier for developers to port games to Apple's hardware from other platforms, while still taking advantage of technologies like Apple's Metal graphics API.

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Review: MacBook users should consider the IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station, MacBook Pro owners need not apply

02/23/2018, 12:02 pm

The IOGear USB-C Compact Docking Station with Power Delivery Pass-Thru is a port-replacement peripheral for USB 3.1 type C gear, but isn't ideal for Apple's entire portable line.

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Hands on: Parallels Toolbox 2.5 brings an array of quick tools to the Mac

02/20/2018, 09:02 am

The idea of offering a series of tools in one place is fine, and Parallels Toolbox definitely comes with some genuinely useful utilities. Yet, some are pointless, and all feel like they were made for Windows.

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Apple issues iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS updates with fix for Indian character bug

02/19/2018, 04:02 pm

As promised, Apple on Monday released revisions to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS with a fix for a bug that crashes devices running earlier operating system iterations when an Indian language character is received by certain messaging apps.

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Hands on: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides network Time Machine, iOS Files compatibility

02/19/2018, 09:02 am

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've got one on our test bench.

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Hands On: OmniPlan 3.9 is project management for complex jobs on the Mac and iPad

02/17/2018, 07:02 am

You tend to know when you need a project management app. You'd be a little crazy to plan a small, intimate dinner party with a project management app but you'd be insane to build an office block without something like OmniPlan.

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Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app

02/16/2018, 06:02 pm

Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday announced an imminent end to its native Mac client, saying the change comes as part of efforts to maintain a consistent user experience across all platforms.

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Latest iOS 11 bug crashes devices sent Indian-language character [u]

02/15/2018, 09:02 am

A bug in iOS 11 is causing devices sent a particular character in Messages to crash, and/or disabling some third-party messaging and email apps, but Apple has already fixed the problem in the latest round of iOS, macOS, and watchOS betas.

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Hands On: Ulysses 12.3 for Mac and iOS aims to be where you do all your writing

02/11/2018, 12:02 am

The more technically-minded you are, and the less dependent on paper, the more you'll love Ulysses, the comprehensive writing tool for both Mac and iOS.

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