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  1. News
    Give your old Mac software eternal life

    by on May 17th, 2018

    It’s been a long time coming, but having your Mac tell you that some of your apps will stop working brings some immediacy to the issue: If there’s...

  2. Help
    One way to use an iPad as a display for a headless Mac

    by on May 15th, 2018

    Decades ago, I used to set up “headless” servers. These were computers that you stuck in a server room and accessed remotely. While terminal-based...

  3. News
    macOS Server: As features are cut, what does the future hold for Apple’s server software?

    by on February 5th, 2018 1 Comment

    Apple may have embraced the pro market on the Mac hardware side with the recent release of the iMac Pro and forthcoming Mac Pro, but the software...

  4. News
    macOS High Sierra: New Mac operating system to be released on 25 September

    by on September 13th, 2017

    The next version of Apple’s operating system for the Mac is called macOS High Sierra. While the OS is mostly about software refinements, it...

  5. News
    macOS High Sierra: Features, release info, system requirements and more

    by on June 9th, 2017 2 Comments

    The next version of Apple’s operating system for the Mac is called macOS High Sierra. While the OS is mostly about software refinements, it also...

  6. News
    Apple’s new macOS Sierra fixes over 60 security flaws

    by on September 22nd, 2016

    Apple launched its newest operating system, macOS Sierra 10.12, on Tuesday and, aside from new and interesting features, it has a large number of...

  7. Reviews
    macOS Sierra review: mixing iOS with OS X to make a better Mac

    by on September 21st, 2016 1 Comment

    With macOS Sierra, Apple, as with previous versions, integrates even more features that were introduced in iOS, the operating system for the company’s...

  8. News
    Apple releases Security Updates for El Capitan, Yosemite and Safari

    by on September 2nd, 2016 1 Comment

    You probably remember that last week, Apple urged all iOS 9 users to update their devices to iOS 9.3.5, which contained an essential security fix....

  9. News
    WWDC 2016 wish list: predicting the next version of OS X

    by on June 8th, 2016

    Not many people get a new computer every single year, but now that Apple has OS X on a yearly update cycle, our computers can feel refreshed and renewed...

  10. News
    Dragon for Mac Medical released

    by on March 10th, 2016

    Nuance Communications has announced the availability of Dragon for Mac Medical, the latest version of Mac-based speech recognition software for clinicians....

  11. Help
    Hands-off with Apple Dictation

    by on December 22nd, 2015 2 Comments

    Macs running Mavericks or Yosemite have a reasonably competent speech-to-text program in their system software. Here’s how to get started with...

  12. Reviews
    OS X El Capitan review: Mac upgrade that’s as solid as a rock

    by on October 5th, 2015 8 Comments

    El Capitan, OS X 10.11, arrived for everyone on 30 September, but I’ve been using it all summer. In these days of free operating-system updates,...

  13. Help
    How to check your Mac’s free hard drive space

    by on August 28th, 2015

    In today’s era of multi-terabyte hard drives, many of us don’t keep as close an eye on our disk usage as we used to. Still, even the largest drives...

  14. Blogs
    The increasingly long lives of old Macs

    by on August 17th, 2015 3 Comments

    The other day, my father asked me a question about his laptop. I marvelled as he handed it over: a 2008 aluminum MacBook (the bizarre one-off model...

  15. News
    Parallels updates Parallels Access – Applification is the word

    by on August 12th, 2015

    Parallels has updated its Parallels Access app for remote access to PCs and Macs. Launched on both iOS and Android platforms, Parallels has added...

  16. Help
    Pages of questions and answers about Apple’s word processor

    by on July 13th, 2015

    If you’ve got a decently long history with the Mac, you’ll remember AppleWorks and ClarisWorks. When Microsoft Office was a high-priced suite,...

  17. Help
    Solving OS X problems: Finding old utilities, removing a partition, and migrating data

    by on July 7th, 2015

    This week, Mac 911 focuses on OS X and things that are missing or migrating. I answer questions about deauthorizing software on a Mac before a migration,...

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