Why “Secure Empty Trash” Is Gone in El Capitan (and What To Do Instead)

If you’ve been using OS X El Capitan for a while, you might have noticed that the old option to “Secure Empty Trash” is gone from the trash can’s right-click menu. There’s a pretty good reason why, but it’s still possible to do it you don’t mind digging into the command line. As the name…

Common Problems After Installing macOS Sierra and How to Fix Them

It seems every version of Mac operating systems that you install may have a few issues that pop up. Now, we’re not saying you can expect to experience all or even any of the issues we outline here. In fact, the vast majority of users upgrading to macOS Sierra won’t have these problems. But if…

How To Fix Spotlight Forever Indexing Issue On Mac OS X

If i’m asked about the most used feature when i use Mac, i will honestly say: Spotlight. Yup, it’s a killer feature which has not been rivalled in any other operating system and keep going better. I want to explain shortly about Spotlight if you haven’t heard it before or have never used it even…

The best Apple Watch apps: 42 essential apps and games

One of the most impressive things about the Apple Watch is the selection of apps compared to rival platforms. With more than 10,000 available to download, the App Store has the potential to be the best in the business. Customise your smartwatch: The best Apple Watch straps With the watchOS 2 update, many Apple Watch apps run natively…

The 2015 MacBook Review

I’m still not entirely sure when it actually happened, but at some point over the last couple of years the crossover between tablets and laptops stopped being an idea and became a real thing. Perhaps it was Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3, which came out as an x86 Core architecture tablet that was finally thin enough…

OS X Server: How to set up the Mail service

Email. The ubiquitous mass communication medium that’s used the world over for relaying important information and staying in touch with contacts. It’s the lifeblood of an organization and generally regarded as an essential business tool. Make no mistake… email is serious business! And managing email services can be difficult considering the multitude of pressures stemming…

How to create a bootable OS X El Capitan USB flash drive

If you have a spare USB flash drive laying around, you should consider putting it to good use by creating a bootable installation drive for the OS X El Capitan Beta. Creating a bootable drive has many benefits and uses. For starters, it makes it easy to install a fresh copy of whatever operating system…

MacBook (2015) vs MacBook Air (2015): What’s the difference?

MacBook vs MacBook Air: Which one do you go for? Up until the moment Tim Cook unveiled the golden 12-inch MacBook, the Apple MacBook Air was the thinnest, lightest and most portable laptop in Apple’s line-up. Thr Air is still the obvious choice for those who want the right mix of power and portability and don’t have an…

How to restore deleted Safari bookmarks

Reader Aaron Drake did the bad thing with his bookmarks and would like to undo his actions. He writes: “I recently went on a cleaning binge and as part of it I wiped out what I thought were unnecessary Safari bookmarks. A couple of days later I realized that I need some of them. I…

How to Restore a Mac to Factory Settings

There are a number of reasons that you may want to reset your MacBook Pro to its factory settings. Perhaps you’re selling it and want to wipe your data off of it. Maybe it’s infected with a virus. Maybe it’s not working properly. Here’s how to send your MacBook Pro back to square one: Step…

Apple Said to be Creating an Electric Car

Apple is reportedly working on building an electric car, according to a wild new report from The Wall Street journal. And it may even be a self-driving vehicle, according to a separate report from Reuters. The electric vehicle project is said to be code named ‘Titan’, and already has “several hundred employees” working on the project…

22 Tips to Extend iPhone Battery Life

Anyone who’s used an iPhone for even a few days has discovered that while these phones are more powerful, and more fun, than perhaps any other cell or smart phone, that fun comes with a price: battery use. Any halfway intensive iPhone user will recharge their phone almost every couple of days. There are ways…

Top 14 Hidden Features Of OS X Yosemite You Likely Don’t Know About

Yosemite has been released with a major design change in comparison to earlier releases of OS X. All these design changes however, are well complemented with some major under-the-hood improvements as well, so much so, that there are some slick features hidden away in the OS that some of you may have never come across.…

Compressed Memory in OS X 10.9 Mavericks aims to free RAM, extend battery life

Apple has publicly touted a significant new feature in OS X 10.9 Mavericks designed to maximize RAM, storage and CPU use while also boosting power efficiency: Compressed Memory.   More resources, fewer drawbacks The new Compressed Memory feature sounds absolutely utopian: the operating system applies data compression to the least important content held in memory…

Apple to launch 12-inch MacBook Air in 2015

A sketchy rumor on Thursday claims Apple’s rumored 12-inch MacBook Air will debut in the middle of 2015, to be available in gold, space gray and silver colors identical to those offered with the iPhone. Citing a person familiar with Apple’s product pipeline, blog A Tech Website claims the company will launch a new 12-inch MacBook Air in a…

OS X Yosemite first look: Safari 8 Smart Search, advanced tab controls, more

Safari remains largely the same in OS X Yosemite, but Apple has added a number of features and made a few key tweaks that make the venerable web browser more intelligent and a little easier to use. Smart Search BarThe Smart Search Bar, née Address Bar, is where the majority of Safari 8’s new features…

OS X, Mavericks: 5 steps to a faster Mac

If your Mac begins running slowly then it’s probably time to review the most likely culprits — and learn how to deal with them. [ABOVE: Feed the machine — Macs love RAM, so max it!] First step: When your Mac performance degrades please quit your active applications and restart the machine. It’s also a good idea to backup…