OS X sidebar favorites not showing_Mail app before restarting

OS X 10.11 El Capitan finder iconLearn how to fix ‘sidebar’s favorites not showing’ in macOS finder and apps like macOS mail, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Microsoft Office or any other app. In macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and OS X 10.10 Yosemite  the sidebar’s favorites folder list sometimes just disappears and got lost. This happens due to an issue in the macOS finder app, if you have not restarted your mac, iMac or Macbook for a long time.

iBooks Syncs PDF Files And ePub books Via iCloud_01_set up iCloud for iBooks on Mac OS X

iBooks for Mac icon 120x120iBooks is now natively capable to sync PDF files, ePub books (‘ebooks’) and iBooks author books via iCloud. The requirements are OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra or macOS 10.13 High Sierra for Macs and MacBooks and iOS 9.3, iOS 10 or iOS 11 for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). There is no need anymore to sync PDF files, ePub books and iBooks author books via iTunes. The problem that PDF files and ePub books aren’t syncing is solved.

VIP mailbox bug in Apple ail on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mail icon 1024x1024Coming up with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the VIP Mailbox in Apple Mail is not working in the ‘Inbox’ view for certain VIP contacts. You can temporarily fix the VIP Mailbox Bug by switching the view to ‘All Mailboxes’. However, I must admit that this circumvention is not a real fix because you have to repeat it from time-to-time and you will see all mails of your VIP contact and not only the ones of the inbox. Update: The VIP Mailbox bug in Apple Mail is fixed on macOS 10.13 High Sierra and macOS 10.12 Sierra.

SiriMote_2_Siri Remote Connected to Mac

SiriMote IconThe Freeware SiriMote enables the Siri Remote to control a Mac. Via the app SiriMote, the Apple TV 4 remote, called Siri Remote, can be used with a lot of Mac OS X and macOS applications on the Mac, like iTunes, Keynote, QuickTime, VLC and more. SiriMote translates button presses on the Siri Remote to keyboard events. SiriMote requires OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra or macOS 10.13 High Sierra. I tested SiriMote on my MacBook pro 13” Retina (Late 2013) with iTunes, Keynote and Quicktime. Siri Remote interacts perfectly and directly with my Mac.

Screenshot Apple TV 4_tvOS 9.0_home App Store

apple_tv_4_icon_400x400Finally, the new Apple TV 4th Generation with tvOS 9.0 and tvOS 10 has the option to make screenshots, video screen capturing and game recordings. All you need for making Apple TV 4 screenshots and video screen captures is the Quick Time Player and an USB-C to USB cable. In contrast to other tutorials, for the following one you do not need a developer tool like Xcode on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra and macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Recover lost admin rights on OS X 10.10 and 10.11_allow user administer this computer

OS X 10.11_El Capitan icon 256x256If you lost your administrator rights on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra or macOS 10.13 High Sierra, you can recover the admin privileges easily by rebooting into Apple’s Setup Assistant tool. This will run before any accounts have been loaded, and will run in “root” mode, allowing you to create accounts on your Mac. Then, you can recover your admin rights via the new administrator account. After that, you can reboot into your recovered admin account and delete the interim administrator account.

How to install OS X 10.11 El Capitan on external drive

OS X 10.11_El Capitan icon 256x256Learn how to install Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on an external drive. Before upgrading to the latest Mac OS X, it is often useful to install Mac OS X on an external hard drive for testing. Especially, if you want to get a very first view on a Mac OS X 10.11 developer preview or public beta without replacing the final release version of the operating system. The following step-by-step tutorial works in the same way for installing Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite (final release versions, developer previews, public beta) on an external volume. Update: Installing macOS 10.13 High Sierra or macOS 10.12 Sierra is working in the same way.

iCloud push subscribed calendars: Delete subscription

iCloud icon 120x120Subscribed calendars are pushed from Mac to iPhone and iPad via iCloud. If you’ve subscribed to a calendar using the Calendar app in macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, or the iCal app in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, you can use iCloud to push your subscribed calendars to all of your Macs and iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch).