Mac


How to Make a Folder on Your Mac

  Matt Cone       February 3, 2021

You can make folders on your Mac to store files and other folders. These are created in the Finder, and they’re a great way to organize everything on your Mac. But how do you make folders on your Mac? It turns out it’s really easy! Here’s how to make a folder on your Mac: Switch to the Finder by clicking the Finder icon on the dock. From the File menu, select New Folder.

How to Set Your Mac's Time Zone

  Matt Cone       February 2, 2021

Your Mac automatically tries to set your time zone based on your location, but there are times when you may want to manually specify the time zone. By specifying a time zone in system settings, your Mac will automatically adjust the clock based on that location. And if you’re traveling, you can set your Mac’s time zone to use the current time zone, so the current time will always be displayed no matter where you are.

How to Customize Your Mac's Touch Bar

  Matt Cone       February 2, 2021

Many MacBook Pros have a touch bar — an interactive screen above the keyboard that displays keys that change depending on the application you’re currently using. What many people don’t know is that your Mac’s touch bar can be customized. You can change the buttons that are displayed on the touch bar and rearrange them. Here’s how to customize your Mac’s touch bar: From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

Set Your Mac's Clock to 24-Hour Time

  Matt Cone       January 31, 2021

Many people use a 24-hour clock, also known as “military time,” to keep track of time. This is the most commonly used time notation in the world today, and it’s the international standard notation for time of day. The 24-hour clock is especially popular in military and health care environments. Here’s how to set your Mac’s clock to 24-hour time (military time): From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

How to Monitor Your Mac's Firewall Logs

  Matt Cone       January 31, 2021

If you’re reading this article, you probably know that your Mac has a built-in firewall that should be turned on at all times. But how do you know that the firewall working, and how do you find out what’s happening behind the scenes? To check, you need to access your Mac’s firewall log - a file that contains a record of every event the firewall has processed. Here’s how to monitor your Mac’s firewall logs:

How to Configure Your Mac's Firewall

  Matt Cone       January 29, 2021

Every Mac ships with a built-in firewall — a service that can be configured to disallow information from entering your Mac. But what is a firewall, and why do you need to use it on your Mac? Firewall Crash Course Every time you request information from the Internet, such as a web page or email message, your Mac sends data packets to request the information. Servers receive the packets, and then send other packets back to your Mac.

How to Find Your Mac's IP Address

  Matt Cone       January 28, 2021

Your Mac is assigned something called an IP address when it connects to a network. Other devices that are connected to the same network can use this unique identifier to transfer information to and from your Mac. If this sounds confusing, it might help to think of an IP address as your Mac’s home address. Just like physical mail, which is routed to your home via a unique address, digital information is routed to your Mac using an IP address.

How to Enable Night Shift on Your Mac

  Matt Cone       January 28, 2021

Apple says that your Mac’s display provides a “brilliant viewing experience,” which means it’s very bright. That’s great during the day, when you probably need the display to be as bright as possible, but what about at night? Recent research suggests that starting at screens after sunset can disrupt your sleep cycles. Your Mac’s Night Shift feature customizes your display’s lighting by changing the color of your screen, so you’re not as wired when you try to go to sleep.

Set Your Mac to Automatically Empty Trash

  Matt Cone       January 25, 2021

When you’re done with files and folders on your Mac, you drag them to the trash. You can manually empty your Mac’s trash to permanently remove unwanted files or folders. But there’s an easy way to automate the process. By enabling a setting on your Mac, the trash will automatically delete files and folders that are over 30 days old. Here’s how to set your Mac to automatically empty the trash:

How to Empty Your Mac's Trash

  Matt Cone       January 24, 2021

When you’re ready to delete files on your Mac, you drag and drop them on your Mac’s trash can. It’s the equivalent of the Recycling Bin on Windows operating systems. But what happens after you move files to the trash? The trash is essentially a folder on your Mac — a holding spot for files you want to delete eventually, but not quite yet. If you change your mind, you can just drag a file out of the trash and into another folder.



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