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. Click Dock & Menu Bar.

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.

About    Privacy Policy    Terms and Conditions

© 2023. A Matt Cone project. CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. Made with 🌶️ in New Mexico.