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?
How to read macOS external drives on a Windows PC
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
How to fix the “trustd” process causing high CPU use on your Mac
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
Are Mac Maintenance Apps Necessary?
You may have seen ads on the Internet for various Mac apps claiming they can "clear junk" to free up space. Or perhaps you've read articles recommending to install these apps to "optimise your Mac" and "improve its performance". Is this true? Should you download one of these applications to try and improve your Mac's performance? Read on and we'll go through what maintenance … [Read more...] about Are Mac Maintenance Apps Necessary?
How to use an iMac as an external monitor for a MacBook
If you have an older iMac sitting around then you may have wondered if it can be used as an external display. There used to be a feature on iMacs called "Target Display Mode", and while it unfortunately doesn't exist on newer iMacs, some models made in 2014 or prior do have it. This effectively lets the iMac act as a monitor for another computer. While it is possible to use … [Read more...] about How to use an iMac as an external monitor for a MacBook