If you want to change your default browser from Safari and your default email app from Mail, you need to go to unlikely places to find the right settings.
Both new and current Mac users often ask me how they should organize their files on their Mac. Here is my advice for how to do it.
LaunchPad is a useful tool on your Mac for launching and switching to apps. It can be the fastest way to launch any app, and also allows you to organize them as you like. Learn some tips and tricks for using LaunchPad.
When replying to an email message you can quote all or a part of the previous message in your reply. Learn how to only quote portions instead, and many other tips to make your replies better.
Freeform is a useful app that allows you to create visual documents that aren't notes or word processing files. Learn how to add text, shapes, connection lines and more to build anything you like.
Sometimes more than one keyboard shortcut can be use in rapid succession to perform an action. Here are some examples of combining keyboard shortcuts to perform various tasks and increase your productivity.
While most Mac users will use tabs in their web browser, many forget that tabs work well in the Finder and other apps too.
If you don't have an iPhone 15 Pro with the action button, you can still easily trigger a variety of actions using on-screen buttons, tapping the back of the iPhone, pressing the side button or even the volume buttons.
In macOS Sonoma you can use browser profiles to keep home and work separate while viewing web sites. You can log into different accounts in different profiles and have multiple profiles each open in its own window.
iMovie is mostly for horizontal video. But often we end up with vertical video from our iPhones. You can deal with vertical video in many creative ways in iMovie.
Just because you use a Mac, iPhone or iPad doesn't mean you need to use Apple's services. You can use other email services, browsers, cloud services, streaming music, photo libraries and more.
Looking to buy a new Mac soon? Figure out which Mac is the best one for your needs and budget. This practical guide will help you decide between a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini or Mac Studio.
The FN or Globe Key on your Mac keyboard is a modifier key that can do some special things. In addition to controlling how the F1-F19 keys work, it can also be used as a single keypress to trigger some actions, and with some letter keys to give you keyboard shortcuts to some powerful functions.
Apple has officially said they aren't planning on making a new 5K 27-inch iMac. But the current line-up of Macs has plenty of great options that will get you a 27-inch screen and a fast new Apple Silicon processor, often cheaper than what an iMac would have cost.
There are some quick and simple settings you can use to change how your Mac's screen looks. Use them all to highly customize the look of your Mac. Or, just use one or two to make a subtle change.
Learn how to move and resize windows on your Mac without using third-party apps. You can easily arrange windows as you like and even snap edges to the screen or other windows.
There is a ton of hidden functionality in the Mac keyboard that can unleash productivity power when you know about them. Learn how to type special characters, find hidden menu items, navigate around on the screen and so much more.
With brand new MacBook Pros and iMacs ready to order, is it time to upgrade your old Mac? Is it worth it to upgrade an M1 MacBook Pro or iMac? How about an older Intel model?
There are two separate type of dictation you can use on your Mac. Basic keyboard dictation lets you easily combine talking and typing. Voice Control adds a powerful list of commands and lets you control almost every aspect of your Mac.
There are a few new System Settings and app settings you should know about in macOS Sonoma.