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
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?
2020 is the year many people will work from home for the first time as the COVID-19 virus sweeps across the world. For a lot of workers the best option will be to connect remotely from their home computer to either their work computer or server, as this will allow them to access all their files and applications exactly the same as in the office. Setting up Remote Desktop … [Read more...] about How to RDP from Mac to Windows for work
By default if you haven't used your Mac for a while the computer will go to sleep, however if you are watching a long video or referencing a document you might want it to stay awake indefinitely. There are a few options to achieve this, read on to find out. Disable sleep in the System Preferences If you never want your Mac to go to sleep ever, the most straightforward … [Read more...] about 4 ways to keep your Mac awake
The Japanese language has three different character sets, which require two input methods to type: Hiragana and Katakana. macOS makes it easy to get started typing Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji on your Mac with these character sets. Go to the System Preferences and under the Keyboard section add the "Japanese" input source: Now if you check your Mac's menu bar you'll … [Read more...] about How to type Japanese characters on a Mac