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
The written Korean language is unique insofar as it not only has a its own set of characters, but these different characters join together to create one character in a "block". macOS does a very good job of implementing this writing system in a way that is easy to use and understand. In this article we will cover how you can type Korean Hangul characters on your Mac using the … [Read more...] about How to type Korean Hangul characters on your Mac
If you've downloaded or were sent an AVI file you may be surprised to find it won't play on your Mac. This is because Quicktime (the default macOS media player) doesn't support all of the compression formats used by AVI (due to AVI being a format developed by Microsoft). It supports MJPEG, but not MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, XviD, or WMV. Therefore it's entirely possible that you … [Read more...] about How to watch AVI videos on your Mac
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