Tag Archives: macOS Big Sur

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How to Control your Mac with Head Gestures

The Mac platform has always been one of the best computing environments for accessibility, and a recent macOS update added a feature that points the way to a possible future where the mouse, trackpad, and even finger taps may not be needed to control your Mac. macOS 10.15.4 brought a new alternative control method to the Mac – using your head and facial gestures.

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6 Impressive Features of macOS 11 Big Sur Beta [FIRST LOOK]

The Rocket Yard recently featured an article in which I described some of the issues I ran into while installing Developer Beta 1 of macOS 11 Big Sur. When I was unsuccessful in installing the beta onto an external hard drive, I decided to use a MacBook Air I had on hand to run the beta software. In today’s article, I’ll describe some of the new features of Big Sur.

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Are Your Thunderbolt 3 Products Obsolete? Not So Fast…

As we mentioned in an earlier Rocket Yard post, "Intel Introduces Thunderbolt 4: What Is It and Does It Matter?" Intel released the specifications and expectations of Thunderbolt 4 last week. This has caused quite a stir, initiated a lot of conversation, and even created a bit of fear in those who are heavily invested in Thunderbolt 3.

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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.

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Deeper Dive: The WWDC 2020 Keynote

Apple CEO Tim Cook Introduces the WWDC Keynote on June 22, 2020. All photos via Apple.com This year's Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote has come and gone, but Apple fans and developers alike can be sure that the impact...