How to Change the Default Web Browser on Mac

  Matt Cone       February 12, 2021

All new Macs are set to use the Safari web browser by default. If you’d prefer to use Chrome or Firefox as your default web browser, you can change the default web browser on your Mac in a few easy steps. Setting the default web browser tells your Mac which web browser to open when you click links in other applications, like the Mail or Calendar application. Here’s how to change the default web browser on your Mac:

How to Make and Receive Phone Calls on Your Mac

  Matt Cone       February 10, 2021

If you own a Mac and an iPhone, you can enable a feature that allows you to make and receive cellular phone calls from your Mac. This is handy if you primarily work on your Mac and prefer to take calls using whatever Bluetooth headset is connected to your Mac. This is a free feature that works even when you’re not next to your iPhone. Prerequisites To make and receive phone calls on your Mac, make sure you’ve done the following:

How to Customize Your Mac's Clock

  Matt Cone       February 8, 2021

Every Mac comes with a little digital clock built into your Mac’s menu bar. You probably already knew that. But what you might not know is that your menu bar clock can be customized to show or hide a variety of information. Or, if you’re so inclined, you can turn off the digital clock and switch to an analog version. Here’s how to do it: From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.

How to Enable Your Mac's Audio Equalizer

  Matt Cone       February 6, 2021

Your Mac has an audio equalizer (EQ) that allows you to adjust the sound quality of music. The Mac’s equalizer isn’t as fancy as the physical ones that allow you to manually adjust the levels, but it does have a number of presets that will dramatically improve the sound quality of the music you play on your Mac. Unfortunately, the Mac’s equalizer only changes the audio from the Music app. Audio produced by other apps won’t be changed by the equalizer.

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.

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