macOS High Sierra

Eight Hidden macOS Features You Can Access With the Option Key

The Option (⌥) key – or Alt key, depending on your keyboard layout – can be used to unlock all kinds of features hidden in your Mac’s operating system. Try holding it down next time you access an app’s menu bar options, for instance, and you’ll often see several tweaked actions available to you. Additional …

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Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Supplemental Update for 2018 MacBook Pro Models

As we await the launch of macOS Mojave this fall, Apple has quietly released an updated version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 that’s designed for the 2018 MacBook Pro models. The new version of the software can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the Mac App …

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Apple Says 2018 MacBook Pro Throttling is a Bug, Fix Available Now in New macOS Update

Apple this morning released a new supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, which is designed to address a bug that caused the new eighth-generation quad-core and 6-core Intel processors in the 2018 MacBook Pro models to throttle inappropriately. The new macOS High Sierra update can be downloaded through the Software Update function in the …

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Apple Addresses MacBook Pro Throttling Controversy After Working With YouTuber Dave Lee

Apple today responded to the throttling controversy surrounding the latest MacBook Pro models, noting that excessive performance degradation under extended workloads is the result of a software bug, with a fix rolling out now in the form of a Supplemental Update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.6. MacRumors received the following statement from an Apple spokesperson:Following …

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Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to Developers and Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update to developers for testing purposes, one week after seeding the fourth 10.13.6 beta. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed. We don’t yet …

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Apple Seeds Second Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeing the first 10.13.6 beta. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed. We don’t yet …

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Apple Seeds First Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 update to developers for testing purposes, which comes as macOS 10.13.5, an update that’s expected to include Messages in iCloud, is still in testing. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 beta can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac …

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How to Add an AirDrop Shortcut to Your Mac's Dock

Apple’s AirDrop feature lets you wirelessly send and receive files between nearby Macs as well as to and from local iOS devices. It’s usually accessed from the sidebar of an open Finder Window (or using the Command + Shift + R keyboard shortcut within Finder), but here we’re going to share with you a trick …

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How to Quickly Resize Images on Your Mac Using an Automator Service

Resizing images in macOS is easily done in the Preview app, but if your daily workflow requires you to scale images to a specific size – for uploading to a blog, for example – then using an image resize service is a much faster way of getting the job done. In this article, we’ll show …

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How to Use the macOS App Switcher to Open Files, Hide and Quit Apps, and Launch Exposé

Most long-time macOS users will be aware of the Application Switcher. It’s invoked using the Command+Tab keyboard shortcut, and lists all of the apps currently running on your Mac, enabling you to quickly switch between them. In this article, we’ll run through the Mac App Switcher’s most basic functions, and then highlight some of our …

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How to Create File Templates on Your Mac With Finder's Stationery Pad Feature

Stationery Pad is a handy way to nix a step in your workflow if you regularly use document templates on your Mac. The long-standing Finder feature essentially tells a file’s parent application to open a copy of it by default, ensuring that the original file remains unedited. Stationery Pad doesn’t get much attention these days, …

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Apple Seeds Third Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second beta and a month after releasing the macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update. The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 beta can be downloaded through Apple Developer Center or the Software Update mechanism in the …

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How to Float Notes Over Application Windows in macOS

In the Notes app in macOS, it’s possible to float individual notes over other windows so that they stay visible regardless of which application is active. This makes for a convenient way to reference an existing note while writing an essay or report, for example. It also comes in useful if you want to take …

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Apple Releases macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 Security Update

Apple today released a new security update for macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, which comes nearly one month after the first version of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 was released to the public. The new macOS High Sierra security update can be downloaded directly from the Mac App Store or through the Software Update function in the …

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