The Mac App Store is supposed to make installing apps easier and more convenient. And while this may be true in many cases, using the App Store can be a real pain when trying to quickly install an app for someone else who probably doesn't know their Apple ID credentials. A quick Google search of "Remote Desktop for Mac" won't give you an official Microsoft direct download for … [Read more...] about How to download Remote Desktop for Mac without the App Store
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For the most part the latest Remote Desktop 10 app is the best option if you need to RDP on your Mac. However Remote Desktop 10 requires macOS Sierra 10.12 or later, so there's several reasons why it might not be possible or convenient to install it: Your Mac is too old to run macOS SierraUpdating macOS may break other legacy applications on your MacYou don't have an Apple … [Read more...] about How to get the old Remote Desktop 8 app on your Mac
macOS comes with its own video player called the Quicktime Player, which is well polished and efficient... for certain formats. MOV and MP4 formats will play great on Quicktime, however AVI and MKV often won't work at all, depending on the codec used. This is a pain considering the aforementioned formats are very popular and you're likely to come across them when downloading … [Read more...] about What’s the best video player for your Mac?
If you've ever tried connecting an external drive from a Mac to Windows computer you'll know Windows doesn't read the Mac's filesystem format. While you could format the drive to NTFS or exFAT, this problem is going to be annoying if there's data you need on the external drive. Fortunately however there are third party applications which allow Windows to read macOS's HFS … [Read more...] about How to read macOS external drives on a Windows PC
If you've recently reinstalled or upgraded macOS you may have encountered an issue where the "trustd" process consumes lots of CPU resources, causing bad battery life and overheating on your Mac. It may be accompanied by the "nsurlsessiond" process, among others. So read on to find out what trustd does and how you can stop it hogging your Mac's CPU resources. What does … [Read more...] about How to fix the “trustd” process causing high CPU use on your Mac