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Topic: macOS

How to use Parental Controls in macOS to limit access to features and apps

04/04/2018, 03:04 pm

Providing children and others access to your Mac can be an issue if left unmonitored, as giving free reign could cause the younger users to see inappropriate material or perform unwanted actions that could drastically affect the Mac's performance. AppleInsider explains how to use the Parental Controls already built into macOS to limit what can be done on accounts.

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macOS 10.13.4 update breaks Duet Display, Air Display & USB DisplayLink drivers

04/04/2018, 12:04 pm

Apple's recent macOS 10.13.4 update is causing some havoc among people using screen extenders like Duet Display and Air Display, as well as USB DisplayLink-connected monitors.

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Stop panicking about Apple's rumored switch from Intel to its own chips in the Mac

04/04/2018, 09:04 am

A lot has been made about Apple's possible shift to the A-series processor in the Mac starting in 2020 -- but this isn't the first time that Apple has convinced a generation to change hardware architectures.

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Apple issues first macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta to developers

04/03/2018, 06:04 pm

Following the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 on Friday, Apple has restarted the operating system testing cycle once again, issuing its first beta of macOS 10.13.5 to developers enrolled in Apple's testing program on Tuesday.

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Video: Everything you need to know about AirPlay 2 in iOS 11.4

04/03/2018, 12:04 pm

AirPlay 2 will bring new enhancements to streaming audio on the HomePod, Apple TV, iOS devices, and third-party speakers. We went hands-on to see how it works.

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Apple planning to ditch Intel chips in Macs for its own custom silicon in 2020

04/02/2018, 02:04 pm

Apple is expected to ditch Intel's x86 architecture using its own chips in the Mac as soon as 2020, with the fruits of project "Kalamata" similar to a move that it has pulled twice before.

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Apple's Business Manager provides web-based IT management, launches this spring

04/01/2018, 12:04 am

In a move that flew under the radar with this week's iPad launch and education announcements, Apple began the quiet promotion of a new web-based business management platform to deploy and manage iOS, macOS, and tvOS devices.

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How to add AirDrop to the Dock in macOS to quickly send files to a nearby iPhone or iPad

03/31/2018, 10:03 pm

AirDrop is one of the quickest and easiest ways to transfer files between macOS and iOS devices, but performing a small change in macOS can make it even simpler to start using straight away. AppleInsider shows how to add this handy file-sharing tool to your Mac's dock, ready to initiate transfers at a moment's notice.

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Apple details eGPU support in macOS 10.13.4 High Sierra, notes no Nvidia support

03/30/2018, 10:03 am

The release of macOS 10.13.4 brings with it official external GPU support by Apple, but the company is recommending specific enclosures/chassis and cards, excluding ones some people might hope to use.

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Apple debuts macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 with Business Chat and eGPU support

03/29/2018, 07:03 pm

Apple today updated macOS to version 10.13.4, bringing new features like Business Chat in Messages and support for external GPU (eGPU) enclosures to Mac users.

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How to keep your Mac data secure from visitors by using Guest Accounts

03/28/2018, 11:03 pm

In situations where a visitor wants to use your Mac for a task, providing them access via your personal account may be an unwise move, especially if it isn't someone you completely trust. AppleInsider explains how to set up a guest account in macOS that provides access without endangering your personal data.

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iMac Pro's Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 now available individually

03/27/2018, 12:03 pm

After four months of only being available to iMac Pro owners, the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 are available to all.

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Apple's Schoolwork App & ClassKit API let teachers deliver assignments via the Cloud; Classroom coming to Mac

03/27/2018, 12:03 pm

Apple's continued push to make Mac and iPad central to education has been detailed at its 'Field Trip' event, with the Classroom app making the jump from iOS to Mac later this year, as well as a cloud-based Schoolwork app for teachers to provide assignments and handouts to students.

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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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