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Hilarious Picture Captures the Exact Moment a Skydiver Loses iPhone in Middle of Free Fall

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:52
Don’t you hate it when you’re skydiving and lose your iPhone during a free fall? OK so probably none of us can say that has happened to them, but this hilarious picture captures the exact moment of such an event occurring at some-odd thousand feet above Earth. In the picture, a skydiver named Patrick has ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 Released

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:42
Apple has released the second version of the OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Mac users who opted in to participate in the public beta program for Yosemite are recommended to install the update. Alongside Public Beta 2 is also a new beta version of the redesigned iTunes 12. Both updates focus on bug fixes and ... Read More

A Famous Steve Jobs Speech Is Hidden on Your Mac

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 19:45
Every Mac which has the Pages app for OS X installed includes a little Easter Egg that few know about; a famous Steve Jobs speech, tucked away in a little unassuming folder. Technically, it’s two different Steve Jobs speeches, the famous text from the Crazy Ones Think Different campaign, and arguably the even more famous ... Read More

Open a File from One App in Another Mac App with Proxy Icons

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 18:23
How often have you had a file open in one application on your Mac, only to need it opened in another OS X app instead? Fairly often, right? When confronted with that situation, most Mac users will do one of two things; go back to the Finder file system and re-open the file in the ... Read More

How to Pause Music & Podcasts on iPhone & iPod Touch Without Looking

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 19:56
Fiddling around with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad while driving or riding a bike is dangerous as it takes your eyes off an important task, which is why things like texting and driving are made illegal. Many of us use our iPhones and iPods in the car though for listening to podcasts and music ... Read More

Set a Keyboard Shortcut for “Save as PDF” in Mac OS X

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:58
Saving a file or document as a PDF is easily done from almost anywhere in Mac OS X by using the print to PDF feature, which is part of the Mac Printer service, but to trigger it you have to go to the Print menu and then specifically select to ‘print’ the file as a ... Read More

Get the New Beautiful Default OS X Yosemite Wallpapers

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 21:55
We’ve already shared a few Yosemite themed wallpapers, but four beautiful new Yosemite wallpapers arrived along with OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 and you won’t want to miss these. You can get them now by clicking the thumbnail links below, even if you’re not running the developer preview build on your Mac. Somewhat curiously, ... Read More

Reversible USB Lightning Cables May Be Coming with New iPhone & iPad

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:53
Apple may introduce a reversible USB Lightning adapter soon, marking a subtle but welcome change to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch USB connectors. The reversible portion of the cable would be the USB side that connects to a Mac or PC, as the Lightning adapter end is already reversible. Multiple reports and pictures claiming to ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 Released

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:14
Apple has released the 6th developer preview build of OS X Yosemite to those registered with the Mac Developer Program. The update arrives as build 14A3429f, likely includes feature refinements and bug fixes, and is recommended for all Yosemite Dev Preview users to install. OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 can be downloaded from the ... Read More

12 Incredibly Stunning Macro Photography Wallpapers

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 21:32
Macro photography is an art form that gives us an unusually close look at a subject, and good macro shots can also make absolutely stunning wallpapers. That’s exactly what we’re sharing here, with twelve incredible macro shots of nature subjects generously shared from YJ Chua, a talented hobbyist photographer whose Mac setup we recently featured. ... Read More

Keep a Record of All Emails Sent from iPhone by Always BCCing Yourself

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:01
Though most email services nowadays support the “Sent” outbox, where you can easily find all emails that you’ve sent out from an iPhone (or elsewhere with that email account), not all mail providers do. This is particularly true for POP3 accounts where the email will be downloaded once from the server then deleted from the ... Read More

Mac Setup: Desk of a Student & Hobbyist Photographer

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:25
This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from YJ, a student and photographer who has a great workstation, along with some excellent advice for backing up your stuff. Let’s jump to it and learn more… Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do? My name is YJ Chua and I’m a 19-year ... Read More

Add Items to the Mac Finder Window Toolbar with a Drag & Drop Trick

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:26
Few Mac users seem to know it, but the Finder window toolbars of OS X can be customized to serve as a quick-launch panel. You can store almost anything in the Finder toolbar, whether it’s an app, a directory, automator action, network share, a website bookmark, or even a frequently accessed document. Adding items to ... Read More

Show a Photo On Your iPhone Without Someone Accessing Camera Roll

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:55
Have you ever wanted to share an iPhone picture with someone, but you’re concerned about them flipping through your camera roll and finding other photos you’d rather not share? If you want to limit that you have a few options available, but because the iPhone doesn’t have a specific ability to lock onto a single ... Read More

How to Add a New Path to PATH the Right Way at Command Line

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:08
The user path is the series of directories that command line programs are searched in order to run. For example, if you type ‘iostat’ into the terminal, then iostat will be run from /usr/sbin because “/usr/sbin” is part of your $PATH. Accordingly, users who frequently use the command line may need to adjust or add ... Read More

Six iPhone 6 Rumors That Are Most Likely To Be True

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:33
There’s no shortage of next generation iPhone rumors out there, but as the iPhone 6 debut nears it’s becoming a bit easier to whittle down what’s likely and what’s not. With that in mind, here are six of the most likely rumors for we can all expect from the next iPhone. Bigger Screens: 4.7″ and ... Read More

Safari 7.0.6 & Safari 6.1.6 with Security Updates Released for Mac

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:20
Apple has released a small update to Safari for Mac OS X, versioned as Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6. Both updates contain important security fixes and improved memory handling, and Apple recommends that all Mac users install the updates. The simplest way to download the latest version of Safari is through the Mac App Store. ... Read More

Fixing App Store “Could Not Complete Purchase : Unknown Error” Messages

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:10
Typically you can download anything from the Mac App Store without incident, that’s the way things are supposed to work. Sometimes things aren’t so hunky-dory, and one of the more peculiar errors from the App Store is the incredibly vague “We could not complete your purchase – Unknown Error” message. Having experienced this error message ... Read More

Set the Default Google Account for Multiple Gmail Account Users

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:09
Using Google’s “multiple sign-in” feature is a great way to juggle between multiple Google accounts and Gmail addresses. But a common issue with using multiple Google accounts is being able to determine which is the default account, and it’s easy to get things mixed up with multiple logins. That’s what we’re looking to resolve here, ... Read More

How to Start & Use a Timer with Siri on iPhone & iPad for Easy Countdowns

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:30
Whether you’re waiting for your favorite show to come on TV, some wet paint to dry, or that chicken parmesan to finish cooking in the oven, we all need to use a countdown for helping us wait for something throughout regular life. Fortunately, the iPhone and iPad has such a feature built right in, and ... Read More