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How to Prepare for macOS High Sierra

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 21:26
MacOS High Sierra is now available as the latest Mac system software update from Apple, but instead of jumping right into the installation process you might want to take a few moments to properly prepare for the macOS High Sierra operating system update. We’ll review a few simple steps you can take before diving into ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra Download is Available Now

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 18:27
Apple has released the final version of macOS High Sierra, available to download now for the general public. The new software update includes a variety of refinements and enhancements to the Mac operating system, along with a handful of new features. macOS High Sierra, versioned as 10.13, includes the all new APFS file system, improved ... Read More

How to Install iOS 11 Manually with IPSW Firmware and iTunes

Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:38
While most users should update to iOS 11 using the standard software update mechanisms within Settings app or iTunes, another more technical option is available that utilizes device-specific firmware (IPSW) to install iOS 11 onto an iPhone or iPad. In general, using IPSW to update iOS system software is considered advanced and is therefore only ... Read More

How to Update & Install iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 19:21
iOS 11 is now out in the wild, but if you’re not particularly experienced with installing software updates to your iPhone or iPad, you may be interested to know there are several ways to update a device to iOS 11. This tutorial will show you how to install iOS 11 and update an iPhone, iPad, ... Read More

iOS 11 Battery Draining Fast? How to Fix iOS 11 Battery Problems

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 18:27
Some users who updated to iOS 11 have discovered their battery life on an iPhone or iPad is running down faster than usual. Experiencing rapid battery drain after iOS updates can be frustrating, but often there are reasons why the iPhone or iPad battery is draining faster than usual after a system software update like ... Read More

7 of the Best iOS 11 Features You’ll Actually Use

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 19:39
iOS 11 includes many new features and a variety of subtle changes, but we’re going to highlight some of the best features available in iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad that you will actually use. From the ability to scan documents with your camera, improving the Control Center, to less distracted driving, better file handling, ... Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 on iPhone and iPad

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 20:19
Don’t like iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad? You can downgrade to iOS 10.3.3 if you act quickly. Maybe you don’t like the update, maybe you find iOS 11 battery life to be poor, or app compatibility to be a problem, or perhaps you think the performance is subpar. Whatever the reason, you can ... Read More

Safari 11 for macOS Sierra & OS X El Capitan Released

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 02:28
Apple has released Safari 11 for macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. The update to Safari includes various security patches, bug fixes, and includes a handful of new features for the Mac web browser. Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of Safari 11 is that it stops media from automatically playing audio ... Read More

iOS 11 Update Available to Download Now [IPSW Links]

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:51
Apple has officially released iOS 11 to all users with a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The new operating system includes a revised Siri voice, a new look for the App Store, a redesigned Control Center, the inclusion of significant new multitasking features for iPad, and various other changes to the iOS experience. Read ... Read More

tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 Updates Available to Download Now

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 18:30
Apple has released watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 to users with Apple Watch and Apple TV. The new watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 software updates bring a variety of changes and updates to the Apple Watch and Apple TV experience. Separately, Apple has also released the iOS 11 software update for iPhone and iPad. watchOS ... Read More

How to Copy Ringtones to iPhone or iPad in iTunes 12.7

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 00:21
You probably know by now that iTunes 12.7 brings some notable changes like the removal of the App Store from iTunes, requiring users to manage and install iOS apps directly on an iPhone or iPad without iTunes on a computer. Similarly, the ringtone and Tones section has also changed in the latest iTunes releases, which ... Read More

How to Downgrade iTunes 12.7 to iTunes 12.6

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 23:50
Some users may determine that iTunes 12.7 along with the removal of the App Store and other changes are incompatible with their particular workflow. With a little effort, you can downgrade iTunes 12.7 back to iTunes 12.6 on either a Mac OS computer or Windows PC. Most people should not downgrade iTunes nor attempt to ... Read More

How to Manage & Sync iOS Apps Without iTunes on iPhone & iPad

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 21:11
The latest version of iTunes removes the App Store and thus the ability to manage iOS apps on an iPhone or iPad directly through iTunes. Instead, Apple wants users to manage and sync their iOS apps directly on the iOS device itself through the built-in App Store. The removal of App Store and an Apps ... Read More

How to Prepare for iOS 11 the Right Way

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 20:51
Planning on installing iOS 11 onto your iPhone or iPad when it becomes available on September 19? Then take a few moments to prepare your device for the iOS 11 update! This walkthrough will detail checking proper device compatibility, performing some simple house keeping and maintenance on an iPhone or iPad, backing up the device, ... Read More

Preorder iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus Tonight

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 21:23
Want to be the first to preorder iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus? Then prepare for a late night. Apple enthusiasts interested in preordering the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus can do so this evening, beginning at midnight pacific time (12:00 AM PST / 3:01 AM EST) on September 15. If you want to ... Read More

MacOS High Sierra GM Download Available Now

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 18:55
Apple has released the GM build of macOS High Sierra to Mac users participating in the developer preview and public beta testing programs. GM stands for Golden Master and typically represents the final build of what was beta software that will become the public release. macOS High Sierra includes the all new APFS file system, ... Read More

iTunes 12.7 Released, Removes App Store

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 20:07
Apple has released iTunes 11.7 for Mac and Windows users, a point release update that brings some notable changes to the music and media player app. The new version of iTunes adds support for iOS 11 while simultaneously removing the iOS App Store from being included in iTunes. Additionally, iTunes 12.7 removes the ability to ... Read More

iOS 11 GM Download Available Now for iPhone and iPad

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 01:01
iOS 11 GM is now available to download for all iOS 11 beta users, including those in the developer preview program and the iOS 11 public beta testing program. GM stands for Golden Master, and typically represents the final shipping version of a software release. Users who are enrolled in the developer and public beta ... Read More

Release Dates for iOS 11 & macOS High Sierra Revealed

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 23:50
Apple has announced that iOS 11 will be released to the general public on September 19 as a free download. Additionally, macOS High Sierra will debut as a free download on September 25 for Mac users. iOS 11 Release Date: September 19 The September 19 release date for iOS 11 was announced during the iPhone ... Read More

iPhone X Priced at $999, Release Date is November 3

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 21:13
Apple has announced the all new iPhone X, pronounced as iPhone 10. The iPhone X has a variety of unique features and capabilities and is being pitched as the future of the iPhone. iPhone X features a redesigned enclosure with stainless steel sides and glass on the front and back, as well as a larger ... Read More