Contributions to the Apple operating system macOS

The operating system of Macintosh computers used to be called Mac OS, then MAC OS X and now it became macOS. This means that the naming is consistent with the other operating systems of Apple devices: tvOS, watchOS and iOS.

For me, macOS is the main reason you want a Mac. In the meantime, there is also reasonable hardware for Windows that you can work with reliably, but even after many years of development, Windows has still not achieved the intuitive user interface that you find with macOS. In addition, macOS works very reliably - at least for me - and crashes are extremely rare.

18. October 2021
Uninstall programs on the Mac

Uninstall programs from Mac and clean up any leftover files

Deleting apps on a Mac is pretty easy, isn't it? You go to the "Applications" folder, grab the app icon for the relevant software and throw it in the trash. Complete! Not quite… […]
15 JULY 2021
Apple Mail no longer in the Share menu

Share option in Apple Mail on Mac is no longer available

Several times a day I use the option of right-clicking on a file, then using the "Share" option in the context menu and then selecting "Mail". As a result, a new email will open [...]
17th of June 2021
Instead of hibernation, the Mac logs the user off completely

Instead of hibernation: Mac closes all programs and unsaved documents are lost

My wife always has the funniest little problems with her Mac, while my Mac usually works without a hitch. For me this is very practical, because I keep feeding [...]
April 11, 2021
Luminar AI crash after start

Mac: Luminar AI crashes every time it starts

I'm currently testing the Luminar AI software from Skylum and I'm already looking forward to writing the review, because the Mac app has exceeded all my expectations and offers impressive opportunities to capture even the most boring photos [...]
11. March 2021
macOS Big Sur 11.2.3 update

macOS Big Sur Update 11.2.3 available - the most important things in a nutshell

With a size of 3,4 GB, Apple made the next update available for the Mac less than two weeks after the update from macOS 11.2.2. The reason why this happens so quickly is [...]
9. March 2021
The "Error while installing" error after booting indicates malware on the Mac.

Mac error message: Error while installing - Expecting value: line 1 column 1 (char 0)

My reader Uwe wrote to me a few days ago that he kept getting the following error message after booting up on his 2008 Mac Pro with OS X El Capitan: Error while installing Expecting value: line 1 column […]
28. February 2021
CalcTape Mac calculator

Mac app: CalcTape calculates with notes

In the last few months it happened again and again that I had a collective debit from a company on my account and then had to puzzle over by hand which of the existing [...]
27. February 2021
Book tip: iCloud and Apple ID from Anton Ochsenkühn

Book tip: "iCloud & Apple-ID" by Anton Ochsenkühn

I have to admit, the new edition of Anton Ochsenkühn's book about iCloud and the Apple ID is just what I'm looking for. I basically know what iCloud does and what you need an Apple ID for, but [...]
24. February 2021
plist files on the Mac

What are plist files on Mac and can I delete and convert them?

The abbreviation “plist” stands for “Property List” and describes a file type that is used under macOS to save information from apps. The following explanation can be found on the Apple support page for developers (translated via DeepL): About [...]
23. February 2021
Mac Safe-Mode clears window size and window positions

Mac tip: Booting Safe-Mode clears the window sizes and positions of apps

I recently came across a tip that could be helpful here and there. The point is that sometimes the windows of an app are placed on the screen in such a way that one [...]