Tag Archive: View


How to View FileVault Progress When Encrypting a Mac Disk

Using Filevault on a Mac encrypts the entire hard drive and helps protect personal data from theft or unauthorized snooping. It’s a great security feature that many users enable when they’re first setting up their Mac, but some users may enable it or disable it later as well. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but … Read More

How to View Song Lyrics in iTunes

If you have ever wanted to view song lyrics in iTunes, you’ll be pleased to know there are new means of achieving that feat in the latest versions of the iTunes app for Mac OS and Windows. So, fire up iTunes, start playing your favorite song, and see the lyrics alongside! This works to see … Read More

How to Use Safari Split View on iPad for Side-by-Side Web Browsing

You can view Safari tabs side-by-side on the iPad, allowing you to view two webpages at the same time on the same screen. This is a great power user feature and is similar to the general Split View ability for iPad which allows you to view two apps alongside one another, except it’s specific to … Read More

View Status of App Store Downloads from Mac Launchpad & Dock

Ever wondered what the status is of a large app download coming from the Mac App Store, but you don’t want to check the progress through the Mac App Store itself? Just refer to Launchpad in the Dock of Mac OS X instead, you don’t even need to have the App Store open to see … Read More

View IP Addresses of LAN Devices from Command Line in Mac OS

If you need to view the IP addresses of other hardware on the same LAN (Local Area Network) as a Mac, the command line arp tool works quite well. You’ll quickly find other devices IP and accompanying MAC addresses, which can make direct network connections easier and be helpful for many other network and troubleshooting … Read More

Using a Mac Equivalent of Unix “tree” Command to View Folder Trees at Terminal

Mac users who come from a unix background may appreciate knowing how to implement the equivalent to the Unix “tree” command in macOS and Mac OS X. There are actually a few different ways to show a folder tree in the Terminal of Mac OS X, we’ll cover an easy tree equivalent achieved through an … Read More

How to Open .pkg Files to View What Will Install on Mac with Suspicious Package

Many Mac applications and downloads arrive as a PKG package file, but have you ever wanted to open a PKG file to view exactly what is being installed and where it’s going from the source .pkg? Assuming you get a .pkg installer from a trusted source like Apple there is generally nothing to be concerned … Read More

Access & View All Selfies Taken on iPhone Camera Instantly

If you take a lot of selfies with the iPhone you’ll be pleased to know that you can quickly access every selfie ever taken with the front facing iPhone camera by using a simple sorting album in the iPhone Photos app. Likewise, if you just want to see all the selfies taken by someone else, … Read More

How to View “Unread” Email Only in Mail on iPhone & iPad

It’s easy to fall behind on email and let unread messages build up over time, but the iOS Mail app offers an excellent solution to this problem by allowing users to enable a hidden optional “Unread” only email message inbox on their device. Just as it sounds, the Unread message mailbox will display only the … Read More

How to View Live Photos in Messages for Mac

Live Photos are basically a still photo that comes to life as a short video, they’re a neat feature that can be captured by newer model iPhone cameras, and now the Messages app on the Mac can view these little moments if they’re sent your way. To have access to Live Photos in Messages for … Read More [Read More…]