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the current marketing name for Apple's Macintosh Operating System. This OS was previously known as OS X, and Mac OS X before that (which itself succeeded the 'classic' Mac OS).
Apple's smartphone line. All iPhones are shipped with iOS, Apple’s mobile Operating System. This tag can include questions about hardware, software and accessories.
All lines of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro portable computers.
Apple's operating system crafted specifically for mobile devices.
Questions about the Terminal application or its terminal emulation should use this tag. Use **command-line** for questions about shells or command-line programs that do not specifically involve Termin…
Apple's computer brand. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers divided into two categories, desktops: Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and notebooks: MacBook, MacBook A…
an application available for macOS and Windows. It is used to manage & play media and sync data to iOS devices.
A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered
Apple's touchscreen iOS based tablet. Use this tag for all generations and sizes of iPad
Apple's online storage, synchronization, and general cloud services
The default file manager used on the Mac OS, Mac OS X and macOS operating systems.
Questions about configuring, troubleshooting or using connections that one device uses to talk to another.
Display tag helps people find questions relating to internal displays, external displays, network displays and anything that lets you see visually data, status or alerts.
a device for permanent or long-term storage in computers.
a proprietary programming language in macOS to control and exchange data with applications.
Apple's web browser. This tag is for Safari in macOS. For Safari on iOS, use the mobile-safari tag, and for Safari in Windows, use the safari-windows tag.
Application software. Applications, or apps, for short, is software that runs on the computer.
For questions about using Apple products and services with a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system in its various versions. Other questions about Windows are off-topic and can be ask…
Wireless local area networking, also known as "Wireless Internet"; stands for "WIreless FIdelity"
The process or product of preserving data for the purpose of recovery from a data loss event.
Apple's built-in backup software. Time Machine was first introduced on OS 10.5 Leopard.
Using programs and commands that do not have a graphical user interface (GUI) but are rather controlled by typing text commands into a terminal program, or shell.
Apple's sixteenth major release of the macOS operating system for Macintosh computers. macOS Catalina was announced June 3, 2019 at WWDC.
Apple Mail, the email client application provided with macOS and iOS.
is used for questions involving speakers, microphones, connections between them and computers, and applications for dealing with it.
Questions about Boot Camp, a utility included with OS X Leopard (10.5) and above that assists users in installing other operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.
iMac, a range of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers from Apple
Apple's built-in disk management utility for the mac. Erases, formats, and restores volumes and drives.
Apple's operating system for Macintosh hardware. macOS Sierra was announced June 5, 2017 at WWDC, Apple's annual conference for developers where new operating systems have b…
Apple's fifteenth major release of the macOS operating system for Macintosh computers. macOS Mojave was announced June 4, 2018 at WWDC and was released for public on 24 September…
Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface
short for electronic mail. There are tags for popular mail clients including the mail tag in case your question is related to a specific program and not email in general.
Creating a new disk formatting scheme or altering an existing scheme
Photographs and photography in general. For the application, use "photos.app".
Questions about booting, the process of starting a computer and putting it into a state of readiness for operation.
If your question pertains to a specific protocol, e.g., ssh or ssl (https), please use that tag instead.