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How to convert an MOV file to MP4 on macOS

QuickTime is the stock video player on macOS and it’s one of the least popular apps that Apple has developed. That said, up until Sierra, it had one saving grace; it could convert a MOV file to an MP4 file. That feature is gone now so if you’re running a …

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How to stream audio from macOS to Windows 10

macOS and Windows 10 are two operating systems that are rarely easy to use together. There are so many differences between the two that developers seldom see the need to create something for both platforms. Similarly, since it’s so hard to get the two to work cohesively, users tend to …

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How to screenshot individual UI elements on macOS

Screenshot tools tend to focus on windows, specific areas on the screen, or the entire screen. On macOS, those are the three types of screenshots you can take out of the box. Third-party screenshot tools have similar options and they all tend to focus on entire screens, whole windows, or …

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How to quit Chrome with Command+Q on macOS

On macOS, you can use the Command+Q keyboard shortcut to quit an app. This is a universal keyboard shortcut that works in all apps but it seems Chrome has an exception. When you tap Command+Q when Chrome is in the foreground or the active app, you see a prompt telling …

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How to check if an app is signed on macOS

App signing is a way to verify that an app is trustworthy. macOS checks an app for a valid signature and if it doesn’t have one, it will block the app from running and/or installing. There is a way to get around the stop if you want to run an …

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How to Access Blocked Websites on Mac

Mac owners are used to having it their way, but overzealous ISPs and governments can impose website blocks that even the shiniest new Apple device can’t access. However, with a Mac OS compatible VPN, you can smash through geoblocks and censorship to restore the full functionality of your Mac. We …

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How to record speaker output on macOS

Recording audio or video on macOS is incredibly simple. There are tools available, out of the box, for both and there are lots of great third-party apps too like Audacity and OpenBroadcasterStudio that you can use. That said, none of these apps can record speaker output. It is beyond the …

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