Knowing how to connect your Mac to a wireless network can come in handy in a variety of situations. Maybe you just got a new device running on macOS, or you want to connect your MacBook to the Wi-Fi in your favorite coffee shop. Either way, this guide aims to give you all the information you need to connect your Mac to any wireless network. It is easier than you think, so let's get started:
Just like its name, which comes from a pun on the word hi-fi (high fidelity), the Wi-Fi icon is recognized universally, and users look for it instinctively on their computers and devices. But what if the Wi-Fi icon is missing from your Mac? How can you enable it? Or maybe you don't use it that much and want to hide it? Here is how to enable or disable the Wi-Fi icon in macOS:
In the old days of technology, the screen resolution or display resolution was not much of an issue. Windows came with a few preset options and, to get higher resolution, more colors or both, you would install a driver for your video card. As time went on, you could choose better video cards and better monitors as well. Today we have lots of options when it comes to displays, their quality, and the supported resolutions. In this article, we take you through a bit of history and explain all the essential concepts, including common acronyms for screen resolutions, like 1080p, 2K, QHD or 4K.
The mouse is a big part of how cozy your experience is when you are using your computer. The more time you spend in front of your iMac or your MacBook, the more you realize that comfort is your biggest priority, so connecting your favorite mouse to it is the next logical step. But what if the mouse of your choice is not Apple's default Magic Mouse, but another Bluetooth mouse? Can you still use it on macOS? The answer is yes, and this guide shows you how to connect your Bluetooth mouse to your Mac:
Right-clicking is an integral part of using any operating system, as it brings up the useful contextual menu which you can use to perform different actions. One of the biggest shocks for Windows users when switching to a Mac must be the mouse, which does not appear to allow you to right click. There are however ways to get this feature so let's see what they are:
Knowing what version of macOS you are running can be useful in several situations. It can come in handy when trying to determine whether your Mac is up to date, or you might want to check if a desired app or game is compatible with your system. Regardless of the reasons behind your query, read this guide to become one of the people who can proudly state "I am currently running my Mac on [insert version name and number here]":
The Terminal app is an emulator used to type commands on your Mac. macOS has a UNIX-based core and the Terminal allows you to travel from the outer world of macOS to the inner world of UNIX. Because this app is mainly used to change settings and to solve technical problems, the average Mac user does not really have many reasons to access it. Since you are here reading this, I assume you either need to use this app or you enjoy tinkering with your Mac. Without further ado, let's go through all the ways you can open the Terminal app:
Workgroups are the simplest way to link together a small number of computers and devices in order to make networking and sharing easier, making them ideal for your home network. If you want your laptop(s), desktop computer(s), printer(s) and other devices to share resources, they need to be part of the same workgroup. This tutorial shows how to change the workgroup on a Mac in just four steps:
NOTE: This guide covers macOS Mojave or newer. The features shared in our guide may not work on older versions of Mac OS.
A hard refresh completely reloads a web page, clearing your browser's cache for that specific page. The most recent version of that web page is loaded and displayed instead, and all the elements previously stored in your browser's cache (to make that page load faster) get downloaded again. A hard refresh helps if you want to see the latest changes made to a page, ensuring that your web browser does not display an older version. In this tutorial, we show you how to hard refresh websites using the most popular web browsers available for your Mac:
If you use YouTube on your Android device, iPhone, iPad, Windows PC or Mac, there is a way to reduce the battery consumption and protect your eyes from the intense white light of your screen. YouTube has introduced a dark mode for its app on all these platforms in the form of a Dark Theme, which looks good, and we like using. Here is how to turn on the Dark Theme in YouTube on Android, iOS, and Windows: