Tag Archives: Mac OS

Everything You Need To Know About Mac FileVault Encryption

Long-time readers of the Rocket Yard have probably heard us mention Apple's FileVault Encryption, which is a way to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac. In this Mac 101 article, we'll take a detailed look at FileVault, how it...

Quick Tip: Arrange Your Mac Apps By Category in Finder

Mac OS is home to so many great features and capabilities, that it's easy to stumble upon something every day that you might not have known about. Today was one of those days for this author. There is a simple trick...

Access Your Hidden Library Folder With These Five Easy Tricks

The Mac OS is chock full of hidden areas where data, information, or features have been secreted away from Mac users. One of these clandestine locations is the users library folder, commonly written out as ~/Library/. What's In Your Library?...

How to Utilize the Most Useful Mac OS Utilities

The Mac comes equipped with a number of apps, including Safari, Mail, Photos, Calendar, Contacts, and many more, that are used every day by most Mac users. There's also a class of apps known as utilities that are often overlooked...

Tech 101: Introduction to the Mac’s Terminal App, Part One

Terminal may be one of the least used but most powerful apps included with a Mac. At first glance, Terminal seems to be the antithesis of the Mac's friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface), presenting instead a simple command line interface...

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