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How to configure a proxy on macOS

A proxy service can be private or public. Most services normally provide their own client that facilitates setting up the proxy. Users will enter a username and password in the client but everything else will be set up. Not all proxies come with their own client and companies that have …

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How to change the Caps key function on macOS

Every keyboard, regardless if it’s for a Mac or a PC, has a Caps lock key. This key, when tapped or turned on, will enter letters in upper case. You won’t have to hold down the shift key to enter upper case letters when the Caps lock is on. The …

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How to exclude folders from Time Machine on macOS

macOS has a built-in backup utility called Time Machine that can take periodic backups of your entire system. Much like backups of your iPhone that iTunes can take, a Time Machine backup can help restore your Mac’s files and the entire system to a previous stable state. Exclude folders Time …

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How to mirror a Mac to an iPhone

There are lots of different ways to mirror an iPhone’s screen to a Mac or even a Windows 10 system. Methods include wired and wireless solutions, both free and paid. If you need to mirror a Mac to an iPhone though, you may find there aren’t many options. Most aim …

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How to enable low power mode on a Mac

The great thing about laptops, whether they run Windows or macOS, is portability. You aren’t tethered to a power source and you can get a reasonable amount of use, 3-5 hours, out of the battery. As batteries age though, the amount of use you can get out of a single …

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How to connect an Xbox controller to a Mac

Macs are not popular for gaming. Apple has released models of its desktop system that are supposed to be able to handle modern games but they have not been a hit. That said, some games can still run on a Mac. You won’t be splurging on one if you’re looking …

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How to preview webp files with Quick Look on macOS

macOS has a neat utility called Quick Look that you can use to get a quick preview of files. This utility supports a lot of different file formats including script formats, text file formats, image formats, video formats, and more. It doesn’t offer any editing options but it is one …

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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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