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How to change the language on a Mac

Computers are used all over the world but the English language isn’t spoken and/or understood everywhere. To make devices easier to use, desktop and mobile operating systems support other languages. The support may be complete where the entire UI and all the apps that run on the OS are translated …

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How to check the mic on a Mac

Macs come with a built-in mic and you can connect an external mic to all Mac models. As with most audio devices, a mic will be plug & play. In fact, it will be easier to set up an external mic on a Mac that it is on a Windows …

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How to get AppleTV screensavers on macOS

Apple products have always had a beautiful UI. Regardless of which Apple product you use, an iPhone, a Mac, an iPad, the Apple Watch, or the AppleTV, you will always find a gorgeous interface. The AppleTV has some excellent screensavers. They’re short, HD videos that play on the screen with …

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How to change audio input/output on macOS

A Mac, whether it’s an iMac or a MacBook supports multiple audio input and output devices. These devices can be connected to the system through various ports and users can switch between them whenever they like. There’s also a stock MIDI app that allows users to create an aggregate audio …

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How to use the Web Inspector on Safari for iOS

Websites aren’t always accessed from a desktop system. Mobile devices have browsers too and they are used to access websites just as often, if not more, than on desktops. In rare cases, popular websites will have a mobile app but most websites do not have one. That’s why a website …

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How to calibrate an external display on macOS

MacBooks can work with external displays but unless you’re using an Apple display you are highly unlikely to get the same colors on it as you do on your internal screen. That said, Apple isn’t the only company that makes a good monitor. There are plenty of great external monitors …

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How to manually switch to the GPU on macOS

Macs have both an on-board graphics card and a dedicated GPU. Apple has tried to release models that can be used for gaming but it hasn’t had much success. It’s only managed to add a GPU to its line-up. Still, it is there. macOS chooses on the fly whether to …

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How to view battery for Bluetooth devices on macOS

macOS lets you view the Bluetooth battery percentage for connected devices. The devices that it supports are very limited. It supports Apple devices mostly i.e., Airpods, trackpads, keyboards, and it supports select Beats headphones but the list is small and unlikely to grow any time soon. For non-Apple devices, you …

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How to control Mac fan speeds manually

Apple doesn’t open up its hardware to users or developers very easily. This goes for most of its hardware; desktop, TV, and phones. On the desktop though, it can’t be as restrictive as it might like e.g., you can install apps from outside the Mac App Store with little to …

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