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macOS Hints: Keep Your System up to Date

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A Mac is only as secure and functional as its installed software. It is recommended to update the system continually, it protects against security vulnerabilities and system problems. An up-to-date system runs smoothly and safely. With the free tool Silent Knight all security and system-relevant components are checked for their topicality and updated if desired.

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Posted by Antoni Cherif on September 10th, 2021 under Products
Tags: macOS security silent knight EFI ROM updates macos-hints

macOS Hints: Improving WiFi Reception On Mac For Your Home Office

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What to do when Wi-Fi browsing is not working optimally? On the Mac, there are hidden options in the operating system to check the quality of the Wi-Fi. A small database of technical terms and abbreviations related to networking can be found at Speedcheck Wiki.

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Posted by Antoni Cherif on August 12th, 2021 under Products
Tags: wlan wi-fi rssi network macos-hints

macOS Hints: Testing macOS-Betas

Tip how to install and try out macOS betas

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Apple's new operating systems always bring additional and interesting features. At the beginning of June at WWDC 2021, Apple presented its upcoming operating system macOS Monterey (version 12). This macOS version is not expected to be officially available until fall. Nevertheless, developers registered with Apple as well as interested users can already try out the so-called beta systems.

Since it is not yet stable and final software, but rather a construction site, which can however already be walked on, you should not use such betas as a work or everyday system.

The safest and easiest way to install a macOS beta system is to use a partition or external hard drive.

This ensures that the previous operating system remains on the Mac and you create a new volume for the beta or connect it externally.

Below are the steps for a successful beta installation of macOS Monterey.

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Posted by Antoni Cherif on July 13th, 2021 under Products
Tags: Apple macOS beta Installation disk utility macos-hints

macOS Hints: Dock Fine-Tuning

Apple user love the macOS Dock for quick accessing the most frequently used applications. It is nice, neat and customizable. But we all probably have been storing so much applications here, that at first sight we might get a little bit lost again.

Any chance to fine-tune the dock, so that it gets more comfortable even with a large collection of app icons?
Yes! Most of us are not aware, Apple already delivers some sort of hidden "onboard resources".

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Posted by Peter Meier on July 6th, 2021 under Products
Tags: apple macos dock macos-hints

macOS Hints: Secondary Mouse Click

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Since the first version of macOS the secondary click or right-click with the mouse is possible. With this context menus can be called for more options. Merlin Project contains a variety of practical options in context menus.

Follow the steps below to set the secondary mouse click:

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Posted by Antoni Cherif on June 12th, 2020 under Project Management
Tags: macos-hints secondary-click right-click

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