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How to Use the Built-In Translator in macOS Big Sur’s Safari

With macOS Big Sur, you can translate entire web pages in Safari. When you encounter a compatible page, just click the translation icon (see in the graphic below) in the address field to translate into English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German,...

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How Do You Connect External Storage to Your iPhone & iPad?

Earlier this week, we announced our new iOS & iPadOS app called Copy That. It lets you easily copy photos and videos from your iPhone or iPad to an external storage drive. You can select what you want to copy, how...

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AirPods Max: Just in Time for Christmas

Apple announced a new member of the AirPods family today, just in time for Christmas. AirPods Max were expected at last month's Apple Silicon, but Apple decided to give the new product a solo debut. What's so special about these $549 headphones? Let's take a look under the ear cups...

Envoy Pro Elektron: How to Use an External SSD With an iPad Pro

The OWC Envoy Pro Elektron is an amazing feat of storage engineering. In a tiny aluminum enclosure measuring 2 x 3 x 0.5 inches (5.1 x 7.6 x 1.3 cm), this drive currently comes in 240GB, 480GB, 1TB and 2TB capacities. Sure, it's the perfect companion for your MacBook Pro, but it's also a handy accessory for your iPad Pro. Here's how it works.

Apple Event on November 10 Promises “One more thing.”

An Apple event titled "One more thing" is scheduled for November 10 at 10 AM PDT. This marks the third month in a row that new products have been announced. The title hearkens back to Steve Jobs's keynotes. The late Apple CEO used to make a series of announcements and then say, "One more thing..." before announcing something really spectacular. Here's a Rocket Yard take on what Apple may announce at the event.

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Adventures in Installing macOS 11 Big Sur Developer Beta

Once the dust has settled from the excitement of the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), it’s always time to start loading beta operating systems just to see how current apps work with them. If you only have one Mac and can’t “sacrifice” one to running beta software, it’s useful to install the operating system on an external drive, then boot from it when you wish to test the beta. That’s what I attempted...until it didn't work.

It’s Spring: Time to Clean Your Mac

Spring is traditionally the time to clean out the cobwebs, dust, and dirt that have collected after you’ve been closed up in the house all winter. As long as you’re in a cleaning mode, it’s a good idea to take the time to clean up your Mac and other electronic equipment. Dust, dirt, and even cobwebs have been known to cling to a Mac, and not only mar the look, but also block airflow, or hinder the working of mechanical components. Taking the time to clean your Mac can help extend its useful life. As long as you’re doing a bit of cleaning, you may as well do a little Mac maintenance as well, to ensure your Mac not only looks good, but also continues to perform at its best.

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Accelsior 4M2: RAID 0 + Mac Boot Drive

Occasionally customers who purchased the Accelsior 4M2 ask if it’s possible to “set aside” one of the four installed M.2 SSDs as a macOS boot volume, while the remaining three are used as a RAID 0. This setup will reduce the maximum performance levels as compared to the factory RAID 0 config, but it is possible. The steps in this Rocket Yard Guide provide an overview of the process.

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