How to Setup External Hard Drive on Mac

Setup External Hard Drive on Mac

Hello, In this tutorial, I’m gonna talk about how to setup External Hard Drive on your mac. It’s very important because you can’t use the external hard drive without make it compatible. Let’s get started!

1st of all, Connect your external hard drive to Mac & Open Disk Utilities by Spotlight or Alfred. Now, you see a window of Disk Utilities. There are 2 sections in the left sidebar.

1st is the Internal hard drive. please do not touch this, because it’s your internal SSD.

2nd is the External hard drive. Now, you can see your connected hard drive in it. Now, Select your external hard drive and click on Erase. The new window is open, there are 3 options. Enter the name. 2nd is Format,  It’s very important, Do it carefully. Now, If you want to use your external hard drive only for Mac then Use Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Format. And If you want to use only for windows then select exFAT.

But I’m giving this tutorial for both Mac & PC. So, you can use your external hard drive for both. So, Now 1st select Mac OS Extended (Journaled) Format & Select GUID Partition Map scheme. Now click on Erase. It will take around 5-8sec to erase. Now your external hard drive is compatible with Mac(only).

For make disk partition,

Now select, your external hard drive and click on Partition. The new window is open and makes proper partition. For Mac & PC both. OK. Now you have two partitions, select one of them and give the name of that partition. So, If you made this partition for Mac then give a name(like Mac or Time Machine). Now, select the format. If you made this partition for Mac then Select Mac OS Extended (Journaled). And again check the size of the partition. Once changes were done, Click on Apply.

Now, Select other partition, Give the name and select the format. If you use this for PC then select exFAT formatAgain check the partition size. Once changes did click on Apply.

Now, you can see in Disk Utility window, there are 2 other partitions will add. You can also check from a secondary click on it and get info.

All Done!

So, in this way you can make a partition for both Mac & PC and use it for both. Please follow my instruction carefully and if you having any error message while partitions then please do it again. And if you having any problem regarding this then please contact me through comment box or email.

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External Hard Drive [Unboxing]

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External Hard Drive

Hello, In this unboxing video, I’m gonna unbox Seagate 1TB external hard drive. So, check out the link and watch the video.

You will get complete information about the product. You can purchase this hard drive & you will find the link below.

A detailed review of Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External Hard Drive, you can read here.

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB External Hard Drive;

  • It has SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port & compatible with USB 2.0 port
  • It include Seagate Mobile Backup App System Requirements: iOS 7 or higher android 2.3 or higher (not compatible with Windows Phone)
  • (It’s optional) Lyve Software Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher android 4.1 or higher, Actually you don’t need this software for backup. Because it provides 200 GB cloud space & Live is also cloud space app.
  • PC Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher, Windows 7 or higher operating system
  • Physical dimensions: 11.4 x 7.6 x 1.2 cm & weight is 222g.
  • Additional Components: Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive, 18 inches USB 3.0 Cable, Quick Start Guide, Seagate Dashboard Backup Software, 200GB Cloud Storage with OneDrive for 2 years, NTFS Driver for Mac

Check it out here;

Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup (Black): http://amzn.to/2gb1kQy

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How to Take Screenshot on Mac

How to Take Screenshot on Mac

Hello, Lokesh here & welcome to Mac Specialist. Today I’m gonna talk about taking a screenshot on mac. There are different ways to capture your screen on the mac.

There are 3 different methods for taking a screenshot;

Command+Shift+3:

Taking a screenshot of the whole screen.

screenshot mac

Command+Shift+4:

To take a Screenshot of selected screen.

screenshot mac

Command+Shift+4+Spacebar:

If you want to take particular application screenshot (not whole screen).screenshot mac

You can also record your screen by Quick Time Player but you need 10.3+ version. Now, open Quick Time Player. Go to File and select New Screen Recording. Select your microphone and adjust the volume of it. Once it’s done you are ready to record. Press Red button to record.

If you want to select a particular portion of the screen then select the screen and press record button on menu bar. Once your recording is completed again press menubar button to Stop. A recorded video will open automatically. Go to File and Save. It’s freeware software of Apple and it’s a best for screen capture.

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Install/Uninstall Apps on Mac

Install/Uninstall Apps on Mac

Hello, In this tutorial, I’m gonna talk about how to install/uninstall apps on your Mac. Sometimes when you directly Move to Trash from Applications folder then some files are still remaining and it occupies a large amount of space. So, you have to completely uninstall it.

There are 2 different methods to install apps on your Mac;

1st is you can download apps from App Store and It will directly install on your Mac. (but you need Apple ID & Password)

2nd is you have to download apps from other sources & you get (.dmg) disk image file.

There are 2 type of apps;

1st is you don’t have to install .dmg. Just double click on .dmg and you have to move this app into Applications folder and it will install on your Mac.

2nd is package installer type apps. To install it, double-click on (.pkg)

But it can’t open and show some error. Because the app is downloaded from Unidentified Developer. This problem occurs only on Mac OS Sierra, not in the lower version of Mac OS. Now, you have to open System Preferences and go to Security & Privacy. Now, you can see Allow Apps Downloaded. Now click on Open Anyway. Another popup is open and clicks on OK. You will see installation window. Click on Continue.

Now, you have to select the disk where you want to install this application. Click on Continue and Install. You will need Admin password to continue. And click on Install Software. 

When the installation is successfully completed. Click on close and it will ask move to trash or keep it. (.pkg file). Make your choice!

Now, you can see an icon of the app is created on the desktop. To delete it, go to Finder & device tab. And select the app and click on the triangle. So, it will remove from your desktop, but make sure, it will not remove/uninstall your application. Now, all done! You can use this application.

To uninstall application,

There are 2 methods;

1st is open your Finder and click on Applications. Select apps which you want to uninstall. And secondary click on it and select Move to trash. For that, you will need your admin password. So, in this way, you can remove apps from your Mac, but it is not proper uninstalling. Because some files of the application are still remaining on your Mac.

So, proper uninstalling apps use the 2nd method. It’s the best method to complete uninstall any application from your Mac. But it cost 39.95$. And you can also use the trial version. But it’s a one-time investment and further updates are also free once you purchased it.

2nd is you have to download CleanMyMac 3 & install it.

Once you install, open the app and click on Uninstall & select the application and click on uninstall.

Now, the application is completely uninstalled from your Mac.

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System Preferences on Mac

System Preferences on Mac

Hey, Once again I’m back with another amazing tutorial. In this tutorial, I’m gonna talk about System Preferences on Mac. It’s like the control panel on Windows. You can customize or change settings here. You can open it by Spotlight search, application menu and through Apple Menu.

General

Appearance: You can change the color of menus, buttons etc.

Highlight color: It will change the color of highlighted things. (by default color is Grey)

Sidebar icon size: To modify sidebar icon size. (Open finder and sidebar is at left side)

Default web browser: You can set you by default web browser from here.

Desktop & Screen Saver: Set your desktop wallpaper and also screen Saver.

Dock: To customize your Dock. You can adjust size, magnification & position of Dock.

Hot corners: You can modify hot corners. Please turn off Dashboard. To prevent battery life.

Language & Region: You can set language, region, calendar, time etc.

Security & Privacy:  You can update your administration password & app permission. Please turn off your fire vault & firewall. You can change privacy, app permission etc. In the end, don’t forget to lock your changes.

Spotlight: You can adjust search. Select the categories which you want to allow in your search.

Notifications: you can turn on/off your notifications.

CDs & DVDs: Please make changes as per your need.

Displays: You can modify Resolution, Brightness, Airplay etc.

Every Saver: Please make changes as per your need.

Keyboard: You can modify the brightness of keyboard backlight.

Mouse: You can connect your USB Mouse/ Bluetooth Mouse.

Trackpad: To customize more gestures.

Printers & Scanners: You can add Printers & Scanners to Mac.

Sound: You can modify Sound effect, input or output, alert volume etc.

Startup disk: To boot in other installed OS.

iCloud: Sync all your data to iCloud. For that, you have to login in your Apple account.

Internet Accounts: You can manage your emails, social accounts etc.

App Store: You can download apps from App Store, update apps & latest version of Mac OS.

Network: You can modify your wifi, Bluetooth, thunderbolt etc. connection from here.

Extensions: You can modify your extensions like all or third party extensions.

Sharing: You can manage your CD/DVD, screen & file sharing, FTP, Remote login, Bluetooth sharing etc.

Users & Group: You can modify your admin & guest account, password, Login items etc.

Parental Control: The person who have their younger children to prevent access all your files from them, So, you can use Parental Control.

Siri: You can modify your personal assistant.

Time Machine: You can back up your whole Mac on external hard drive.

Accessibility: You can access app permission from here.

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