When you’re booting your Mac from the recovery partition and are planning to reinstall OS X, you might be met by the following message: An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running again Now, if you haven’t used your Mac for a while, the error might be caused by an incorrect system date setting. You can check … Continue reading Changing system date from Terminal
You can check for available updates, ignore packages, and install any or all Mac OS X Software Updates directly from the command line. To see what updates are available, or to install a software update from the Terminal of OS X, you’ll use the ‘softwareupdate’ command as we’ll instruct below. List All Available Mac Software … Continue reading Check and Install Mac OS X Software Updates from the Terminal
By pressing a combination of keys, you can do things that normally need a mouse, trackpad, or other input device.
Some people find the macOS Terminal scary, and that makes sense. Commands can feel alienating, and learning to use them takes time. It’s hard to find a starting point.
There’s no getting around it: the Mac App Store is slow. If you try to avoid opening it whenever possible, you’re probably pretty annoyed when you see the update notification in the menu bar. You’ve got to open the App Store, click the “Updates” button, and wait while the application is “Checking for Updates.”
When you turn your Mac on, do you notice the blurred image behind the login screen? By default it’s a blurred version of Sierra’s iconic wallpaper, or a blurred version of your current wallpaper.
The new MacBook, first released in 2015, makes a chime sound every time you plug the MacBook in, just like the iPhone and iPad. But the MacBook Pro and Air don’t–unless you enable this hidden feature.