Even when every network device is disconnected, your computer can still communicate over a kind of network. Known as a “loopback,” a Unix machine can send and receive network communications from itself and to itself over a virtual network device. Your computer can send messages from itself to itself, permitting network-style communications without the need […]
Depending on the application and the installation method, you may be able to completely uninstall apps from macOS by simply dragging the .app bundle into the trash. However, that typically leaves behind at least a few preference files. In some cases it can leave behind gigabytes of data. 1: Uninstallers If possible, you should always […]
In part two of our introduction to uBlock Origin on macOS, the best ad blocker in the business, we’ll be discussing static filtering rules and GUI methods of selecting and blocking on-screen content. Removing Elements with Static Rules If you want to remove elements from the page using graphical tools, you can access that feature […]
Ever since the new file system surfaced in the world of Mac, it has been unclear whether it has been good or bad. While there are a lot of good things that can be said about it, there also happen to be several drawbacks. Some of which is rather annoying. If you are not familiar […]
HOTAS (hands on throttle and stick) are much needed accessories for playing flight sims. While you can play the game with keyboard and mouse, it’s challenging to learn and inefficient to play long term. If you’re just getting into playing flight simulators, when should you get a HOTAS? And which ones are worth purchasing today? […]
Introduced in 2007 and required by 2012, sandboxing is a tool used by macOS to limit the damage that a hijacked app can do. Apple says, “While App Sandbox doesn’t prevent attacks against your app, it does minimize the harm a successful one can cause. macOS app sandboxing protects users by limiting how much trouble […]
Recording your screen on a Mac used to be a real trial, but it’s become incredibly easy in the last year. The latest version of macOS, Mojave 10.14, includes a built-in application that can capture high-quality video of your Mac’s screen. There are plenty of third-party options if Screenshot is not powerful enough.
The Network preference pane can be a dark and foreboding place. With some training, you can actually understand what you’re doing when you try and fix your internet connection. Pop open the Network pane found in System Preferences, and let’s explore.
Flags are a system outside of permissions on macOS that are used to control how files can be changed. They are primarily concerned with controlled the modification of a file, but differently from permissions. Flags can only be set by an administrative user or the owner of the file, except in cases of system flags. […]