How to use the new features in iTunes 12

When iTunes 12 was released recently (for OS X Yosemite users and as an update for current iTunes users), Apple added a few improvements and some subtle changes that were definitely an improvement over iTunes 11. iTunes was last updated in 2012, which saw a major overhaul compared with iTunes 10, but despite the updates, not everything […]

Mail – How to Create Annotations in OS X Yosemite

Now that the latest version of OS X (called Yosemite) has been officially released, many of you will be eager to discover and use all the new features. Almost every application on the Mac has been updated with a “flatter” look and hundreds of new features such as Continuity, iCloud Drive and the new Today sidebar. Mail has often been criticised as lacking features […]

My Mac won’t start: How to fix white screen

Recently I had this problem. My Mac would turn on but it would get stuck on the white screen upon startup after chime. This means that OS X can’t start because of problems with the system’s hardware or software. If your Mac fails to start up normally, there are a few things that you mat try to troubleshoot. First of all, […]

FaceTime for Mac not working, fix

This article describes basic troubleshooting tips for fixing FaceTime for Mac if it is not working properly. Via FaceTime you place video calls or receive calls from other iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod) or OSX (Mac) users via Wi-FI or cellular networks. The tips we describe here will help you address the most common problems, such as: FaceTime […]

Mac OS X: How to play old school arcade games in Terminal

This article describes how you can play old arcade games, like Solitaire, Snake, Tetris, Fortune, Dunnet, Spook and many others (see available games below), in your Mac‘s Terminal (command line). You do not need any other apps. Here is how: Related: Mac OS X: How to send SMS text messages from the command line Steps: 1.Open your […]

Mac OS X: How to send SMS text messages from the command line

You may send a SMS text message to any SMS-supporting cellular phone (e.g., iPhone) or device for free (and without ads), from the command line. To do this, you need TextBelt. TextBelt is a very simple, outgoing SMS API that uses carrier-specific gateways to send messages. To send an SMS (text message) from OS X command line to […]

How to find large files & items in Mac OSX

It is easy to find large files in Mac OS X.  if you are running out of hard disk space, you may want to compress, delete, or move them to another disk. Here is how you can locate the large files on your hard drive. Steps: 1.Open the Finder by clicking its icon from the Dock. 2.Click […]

Mac OS X: How to free up hard disk space

This article describes several ways to free-up space on your Mac so that you can increase available space on your computer: Related: Mac OS X: What is “other” storage and how to remove 1.Determine how much disk space you have Open Disk Utility (Finder > Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility), then click your disk then […]

How to save images as GIF/Photoshop formats in Preview

Preview is Mac OS X’s application for displaying and editing images, such as resizing, rotation, cropping. You may also use Preview to convert images/photos to a different format, including: JPEG, JPEG 2000, OpenEXR, PDF, PNG, TIFF, GIF, ICNS, BMP, OpenEXR, Microsoft Icon, Photoshop PSD, SGI, and TGA. Here is how: 1.Open your image in Preview […]

Mac OS X: How to remove .DS_Store files

.DS_Store (or Desktop Services Store) is a hidden file  created by OS X. Your Mac places a .DS_Store file into every folder you have opened, automatically. If you suddenly see .DS_Store files (and unable to get rid of it),  you probably accidently activated the Show All Files.  You can delete them, but it will be re-created again. […]