There are times when you want to hand your Mac to a friend or family member, but the first thing that comes into your mind is how to prevent your private files from being accessed. Fortunately, macOS allows users to create a guest account that is different from the personal/admin account that you use.
Mac Tips Tricks
If you ever wished to quickly access specific folders on your Mac right from the Desktop, then you should consider creating an Alias, which is known as a shortcut in Windows.
The Mail app on your Mac is a decent email app and comes pre-installed and set as the default email client. However, if you don’t want to use the Mail app as the default email client, you can use a different email app, such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird, and I’ll show you how.
If you tend to keep moving files to the trash on your Mac, but forget to empty it, there’s a way you can automatically empty trash from your Mac every 30 days.
Flux or f.lux, as the Apple fans like to say, has been Sherlocked. What Flux does, has now been rolled up into macOS Sierra 10.12.4 itself. Which is bad news for Flux. Convention wisdom being that there’s no need for Flux anymore and it will die of obscurity. But that’s almost never the case.
Macs are usually reliable when it comes to a consistent level of performance. But there are exceptions to everything. If your Mac is old or filled with junk, there will be consequences. If you’ve been feeling that your Mac is getting slower – do the following things and all that frustration might just stop.
If you search online to find a way to mirror your iPhone or iPad on your Mac, you’ll get several different results. Most are expensive, bloated software that you don’t need. Everyone seems to be quite hushed about a hidden feature built right into macOS that lets you mirror your iOS device. That’s right, you can do this already without any additional software and it’s totally free.
The way that we use our Macs for work, duplicates files are just a part of our life. You add something to iTunes and it gets copied over to iTunes directly (not moved). You want to sync something to your iPhone and you copy it over to Dropbox. You create a quick copy of something on the desktop only to forget about it a week later.
Every MacBook that Apple sells comes with an SSD. While SSDs are crazy fast, they don’t offer that much storage space. If you’ve been using a Mac for a while, chances are you’re still rocking that 128 GB drive. And that’s just not enough.