FileVault

FileVault

Turn on and set up FileVault FileVault 2 is available in OS X Lion or later. When FileVault is turned on, your Mac always requires that you log in with your OS X account password. Choose Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click Security & Privacy. Click the FileVault tab. Click the Lock  button, then enter an(…)

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Firmware Passwords

Firmware Passwords

To protect the data on your Mac, you can set a user account password to prevent unauthorized users from logging in. You can also encrypt your startup disk using FileVault so that unauthorized users can’t read the data stored on your Mac without the right password. For additional protection, you can also set a firmware password on your Mac.(…)

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OS X Recovery

OS X Recovery

OS X Recovery is part of the built-in recovery system on your Mac. You can use its utilities to recover from certain software issues or take other actions on your Mac. Start up from OS X Recovery To start up from OS X Recovery, hold down Command (⌘)-R immediately after turning on or restarting your Mac. Release when(…)

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Reinstall OS X

Reinstall OS X

If you’re selling or giving away your Mac Begin by completing the other steps to prepare for selling or giving away your Mac. Then take these additional steps to reinstall OS X in a way that cleans your Mac of anything associated with you, your data, or your Apple ID. Start up from OS X Internet(…)

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Downgrade macOS Sierra to El Capitan

Downgrade macOS Sierra to El Capitan

There are three key aspects when you are considering a downgrade from macOS Sierra to El Capitan. These are as follows: First You will have to Erase the macOS Sierra from your Mac Next you will have to Re-install El Capitan Check that your System is stable Usually this process is pretty easy and safe(…)

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OS X El Capitan Tips

OS X El Capitan Tips

Here are some quick tips to get the most out of your Mac running El Capitan, the latest version of OS X. 1. Hide the menu bar The menu bar has been a fixture on the Mac since it launched in 1984, but for the first time ever, you can hide the menu bar in(…)

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Split View

Split View

Split View in OS X El Capitan lets you fill your Mac screen with two apps, without having to manually move and resize windows. Enter Split View Hold down the full-screen button  in the upper-left corner of a window. As you hold the button, the window shrinks and you can drag it to the left or(…)

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Top Mac OS X Yosemite Tips

Top Mac OS X Yosemite Tips

Answer & Make Phone Calls If you have an iPhone 5, 6 or later, you can now make and receive phone calls on your Mac computer. You just need to make sure you’re on the same Wi-Fi network and are using the same iCloud account on both devices. When you’re in the Messages app, go(…)

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Apple Watch Tips

Apple Watch Tips

  A quick look at Apple Watch Here are the gestures you need to use Apple Watch and its apps. The Apple Watch display not only responds to touch-based gestures like tapping and swiping, it also uses Force Touch technology to respond to the pressure of your finger. Wearing Apple Watch You’ll want to wear(…)

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Photos Tips

Photos Tips

Updating from iPhoto happens automatically In many cases, if you have a single iPhoto library in your Pictures folder, your entire library — including your photos, videos, projects, albums, and so on — automatically appears in Photos the first time you open it. Migrating more than one photo library If you have more than one(…)

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Screensaver Tips

Screensaver Tips

When you’re not using your Mac, you can set it to display a screen saver or to turn off your display. Choose a screen saver OS X comes with several screen savers that display photos, messages, artwork from your iTunes library or photo library, and more. To set your preferred screen saver: From the Apple(…)

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Dealing with Gatekeeper

Dealing with Gatekeeper

Apple introduced Gatekeeper as part of OS X Mountain Lion (and later brought it retroactively to OS X Lion). Gatekeeper is a great security feature that prevents applications from unregistered developers from executing on a user’s Mac. While this can prevent malware, it can also prevent users from installing or executing older apps that simply haven’t been updated since(…)

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TCP Tips

TCP Tips

Apple software uses particular TCP and UDP ports that security software or specific network configurations might block on your computer. Use these steps to find out if TCP ports are blocked or unreachable. Test basic communication First, find and note the IP address of the computer, Apple TV, or device you are trying to connect to, such(…)

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Custom Lock Screen Message

Custom Lock Screen Message

To set a Mac lock screen message, head to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General. Click the padlock icon in the lower-left section of the screen and authenticate as an administrative user. Find and check the box “Show a message when the screen is locked” and then clickSet Lock Message. In the text box(…)

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Scanner Tips

Scanner Tips

Learn about using a scanner in OS X so that you can scan text documents, photographs, and so forth into files on your Mac. Note: Your scanner may be part of a multi-function printer; see Printing for details about managing printers.Tips for scanning in OS X Check the list of supported scanners for the model of scanner you are about to connect(…)

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AirPrint Tips

AirPrint Tips

With AirPrint, it’s easy to deliver full quality photo and document printing from your iOS and OS X apps. Just select an AirPrint printer on your local network to print from your favorite iOS or OS X app. AirPrint is built into most popular printer models. AirPrint features include easy discovery, automatic media selection, and(…)

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Printing in OS X

Printing in OS X

Adding A Printer For most USB printers, all you have to do is connect the printer to your Mac. OS X automatically sees the printer, and downloads any drivers if necessary. Then, you’re ready to print. Before you begin Before adding a printer to your Mac, check the following: Choose Software Update from the Apple menu to(…)

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Menu Bar Tips

Menu Bar Tips

The menu bar at the top of your Mac’s display acts as a convenient tray on which Apple serves you menus of your current app to the left along with more static status icons to the right. In addition, many third-party apps — Dropbox and Skip Tunes to name but two — install icons in(…)

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FaceTime Tips

FaceTime Tips

FaceTime for Mac makes it easy to talk, smile and laugh with friends and family on their iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPod touch or Mac. Getting started is quick and easy — simply enter your Apple ID and you’re ready to go. Whether you’re talking to someone on an iPhone or on another Mac, video calls(…)

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Messages Tips

Messages Tips

Message is the built-in chat client included with OS X. You can use it to send messages using iMessage, or one of many third party messaging services. Setting up accounts If you have an Apple ID, you already have an iMessage account you can use to send and receive messages. Your Apple ID is usually(…)

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Continuity Tips

Continuity Tips

Connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac using Continuity Continuity lets you seamlessly move between your iPhone, iPad, and Mac, or use them together. Continuity features include Handoff, Phone Calling, Instant Hotspot, and SMS. You can start an email or document on iPhone, for example, and then pick up where you left off on(…)

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Apple Pay Tips

Apple Pay Tips

Set up and use Apple Pay Setup is simple. Get started by adding the credit or debit card on file from your iTunes account to Passbook by simply entering the card security code. Set up Apple Pay You can start using Apple Pay as soon as you add a credit or debit card to Passbook.(…)

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Apple Pay FAQ

Apple Pay FAQ

Apple Pay offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay using Touch ID on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3. What do I need to use Apple Pay? Apple Pay will be available in the United States with iOS 8.1. Here’s what you need to use Apple Pay:(…)

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