macOS 10.15

How to check and use Activation Lock on your Mac

Apple's Activation Lock feature prevents your Mac from starting up, helping guard your private information in the unfortunate event your Mac is lost or stolen. Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make sure the Mac Activation Lock feature is enabled, to disable it if necessary, and to find out if your Mac is compatible with this new security protocol.

How to opt out of Siri grading and delete your audio history from Apple’s servers

You can elevate your privacy by opting out of Siri grading on any Apple devices you happen to own, as well as delete your Siri history pertaining to a specific device from the company's servers. Follow along with iDownloadBlog as we show you how to prevent Apple from storing audio recordings of your Siri and Dictation interactions, as well as delete your Siri history.

How to get rid of the Mac’s Catalina upgrade reminder

Getting tired of seeing that persistent notification in your Mac dock to remind you to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina? It's possible to turn off that notification permanently without having to upgrade. All it requires is a little command-line tinkering, if you're up for it. Read on for details.