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How to upgrade from an older Mac operating system to macOS Catalina or Big Sur

Apple supports macOS migrations back several releases, but you can wind up with too big a gap. Many people remember Mac OS X 10.6.8 fondly.

macOS Big Sur: Guides, how-tos, tips, and everything you need to know about Apple’s new Mac OS

Bookmark this page to quickly find all of our tips, guides, and how-tos for all the new features in macOS Big Sur. The “10” era

macOS Big Sur: Everything we’re excited about

Announced at Apple’s first virtual WWDC back in June, macOS Big Sur is the biggest update to Apple MacBooks and desktops in years. The first iteration of OS 11

Mac OS 8 emulator lets you relive the past for the first time

When people talk about Macs or Mac OS, they’re most likely referring to what was previously and perhaps lovingly called “OS X”. That “X” is,

Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage) – Space Gray (Latest Model)

Stunning 13.3-inch Retina display with True Tone technology Backlit Magic Keyboard and Touch ID Tenth-generation Intel Core i3 processor Intel Iris Plus Graphics Fast SSD

The Mac never left, but it’s about to have a comeback

There’s never been a more exciting time to be a Mac user. And I say that as someone who’s been one for nearly 30 years

How to reinstall macOS if macOS Recovery is unavailable

Apple has a fallback option that requires an internet connection. Mac 911 is a place you can come with no judgement, even if you managed

SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL review: A responsive, compact, tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard

The SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL Gaming Keyboard offers fantastic gaming performance in a smaller size for added portability and extra mouse movement space. NAILED IT

macOS High Sierra Review

Apple’s new macOS 10.13 High Sierra isn’t designed to grab headlines, and that’s why it’s my favorite kind of Apple OS update. So far, it’s

How to Download and Install macOS Sierra

The latest operating system update for MacBooks and desktop Macs, macOS Sierra, is finally here. Besides eschewing the OS X moniker, Sierra finally brings Siri

macOS Sierra Review

When we reviewed OS X El Capitan last year, we wondered why Apple had yet to bring Siri, its digital assistant, to the desktop. It’s

How to Protect Your MacBook from Trident Attacks

OS X users need to fire up the App Store immediately, to download a new security patch released yesterday (Sept. 1) that protects the same zero-day

Should I Buy a Chromebook? Buying Guide and Advice

A Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows 10 or Mac OS X, Chromebooks run Google’s Chrome OS. These machines are

Meet macOS Sierra : 8 Best Features

Bringing Siri to the desktop is a big win for Mac users, but that’s not the only thing Apple added to the newest version of

Sony STR-ZA5000ES 9.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Generally speaking, there are two schools of thought when it comes to designing electronics. On the one side, you focus on creating a simple, easy-to-use

Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home Edition Review

[UPDATE: Sophos has informed us that as of December 2015, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition is no longer offered. It’s been replaced by a

How to Fix OS X’s Broken Ethernet Connectivity

If you’re wondering why your Mac’s Ethernet connection suddenly stopped working, the culprit may be Apple itself, as an the company released an update that inadvertently disabled those ports on some

OS X update leave your Mac’s ethernet port broken? Here’s the fix

Last week Apple released a minor patch for OS X in the form of a kernel extension update. Labeled “031-51913 Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data

Apple OS X 10.12 Fuji: What’s the story on the next Mac system update?

Apple typically unveils the next version of the Mac operating system at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference. And wouldn’t you know it – WWDC 2016 is

How to Stop Safari From Crashing

This week (Jan. 27), users have been complaining about the Safari browser crashing on iOS on the iPad and iPhone and OS X on the Mac.

How to Dual-Boot Windows and OS X on a Mac

Mac vs. Windows. Windows vs. Mac. Why choose when you can get the best of both worlds by dual-booting? Here’s how to install Windows on

Apple Music for Android screenshots leak

Apple might not commonly be in the business of making apps for Android, but a new leak suggests it has cross-platform ambitions for Apple Music.

New emoji as iOS 9.1 fixes Live Photos’ big problem

Today has seen Apple release the first major patches to both OS X 10.11 El Capitan and iOS 9 in the form of “.1” updates

Apple Magic Keyboard, Mouse 2, Trackpad 2 found in OS X code

As Apple continues to release beta versions of the upcoming OS X 10.11.1 build to developers, the latest version has contained some hints of new

OS X El Capitan review: a modest update, with some welcome changes

When I first previewed OS X El Capitan, Apple’s latest Mac operating system, the software wasn’t quite finished, and it also wasn’t available to anybody

How to start fresh with a new user account

Remove the cruft of years with a clean install of OS X. I am a man of many Macs and have been for some time.

21.5-inch iMac with 4K display tipped for October launch

It seems that Apple is really dreaming it big this year. Aside from the big iPad Pro expected to be revealed in little less than

How to disable phone calls on your iPad

With OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple introduced its Continuity feature that lets you field phone calls and text messages from your iOS devices and Mac.

How to sign, markup documents without leaving the Mail app in iOS 9

There are plenty of quality iOS applications for marking up documents and photos, but there’s something to be said about a native solution created by

Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan preview

El Capitan is a rock formation inside the Yosemite National Park, and OS X El Capitan is, as its name suggests, an enhancement to Yosemite,