Mac Tip

How to make your Mac start up faster

Mac on startup screen with Apple logo on black background

Is your Mac taking forever to start up? In this tutorial, we list several solutions to fix the frustratingly slow startup process of your Mac with an Intel processor or an Apple silicon (M1, M2, etc.).

How to split and merge Finder tabs and windows on Mac

Mac's Finder icon on a blue background

Tabs allow you to view multiple Finder windows within a single interface, and they work very much like the tabs in your favorite web browser. You can easily break apart Finder tabs into their own separate windows or merge all tabs back into a single window. In this brief tutorial, we'll show you how to do both on your Mac.

How to make apps stay in the Dock on Mac

MacBook Pro showing the Dock and desktop icons

When launching an app that is not already in your Dock, it typically disappears after closing it. This is ideal for occasional use, but inconvenient for frequently accessed apps. In this article, we will show you two easy ways to keep currently open and recently used apps in your Mac's Dock permanently so you can quickly access them at any time.

How to export and save a Mac app icon as an image file

Extracted app icon for Pixelmator Pro on Mac

Here at iDB, we often use app icon images as featured images for our posts and videos. Thankfully, macOS provides a seamless method to easily copy app icons from your favorite apps and export them as standalone PNG or other format images. In the tutorial, we'll show you how to extract and save app icons directly from your Mac in just a few clicks.

17 things you can do with QuickTime Player on Mac

QuickTime Player on MacBook

QuickTime Player is a versatile application that comes pre-installed on Mac, with features that extend beyond basic video playback. In this article, we'll explore 17 things you can do with QuickTime Player on Mac to enhance your media experience and streamline your workflow.