Look Up All Sorts of Information with a Quick Click or Tap on the Mac

Look Up All Sorts of Information with a Quick Click or Tap on the Mac

Apple makes it easy to look up information about any word you can see on your Mac, in nearly any app. To access this information, Control- or right-click the word and choose Look Up “word”, use the trackpad to tap the word with three fingers, or hover the pointer over...
What OS Version Are You Running? Here’s How to Find Out.

What OS Version Are You Running? Here’s How to Find Out.

In Troubleshooting 101, one of the first questions we always ask is, “What version of the operating system are you running?” There’s a big difference between Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and macOS 10.14 Mojave, and the solution to any particular problem will likely...
How to Deal with macOS Server Losing Many of Its Services

How to Deal with macOS Server Losing Many of Its Services

For many years, Apple has sold macOS Server (previously called OS X Server) for those who wanted to run various Internet services on a Mac. Server became popular because it put an easy-to-use graphical interface on top of the Unix apps, allowing you to avoid...
Use Copy as Pathname to Help Someone Find a File on the Mac

Use Copy as Pathname to Help Someone Find a File on the Mac

Have you ever needed to write directions for where to find a file on the Mac? That’s easy if it’s in a well-traveled location, like the Music or Pictures folder, but more difficult if it’s buried several folders deep. Rather than write out instructions like “Look in...
Backup Strategy for your Macintosh Computers

Backup Strategy for your Macintosh Computers

All drives will eventually fail and lose data! In the tech world there are two kinds of people, those that have lost data and those that will lose data. Hard drives are mechanical and will eventually fail, even the new SSD (Solid State Drive) or Flash Memory have a...