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Bring Back the Mac Startup Chime With This Terminal Command

Recent Macs have been missing something that has been part of the Macintosh experience since 1984 -- the startup chime. For example, the 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro is silent during startup, along with other new Mac models. Fortunately, a few Twitter users showed that a simple Terminal command can bring back the chime.

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How to Mute and Unmute Audio in Safari Tabs

If you're having problems with sound on some web pages when using macOS’s Safari (or simply don’t want to hear audio on a particular web page) the web browser lets you mute audio in any open tabs. Here's how...

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10 Mac Apps You May Not Be Using But Should

We all have favorite apps that we tend to install right away on a new Mac. For the most part, these are the apps we use every day to assist us in how we use our Macs. Your favorites may...


🚀 TipOff #26: Disable Your Mac’s Startup Sound

Most Macs since 2016 no longer greet you with the iconic startup "chime" you grew to love (or hate). But if your Mac still renders the familiar tone—and you don't want to hear it when you boot up—simply hold the...

Rocket Yard Guide: Five Great Yet Forgotten Mac Tips

With each new version of the Mac OS come new tips and tricks hidden away in the operating system. While new discoveries are fun to find and share with Rocket Yard readers, it's also fun to rediscover tips for past...

If It’s Too Loud, It’s Unhealthy

Rocker Ted Nugent used the phrase “If it’s too loud, you’re too old” way back in the day to promote a new album. With all due respect to Mr. Nugent, if it’s too loud, you should turn it down. In fact,...

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