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Advanced Mac OS X Diagnostics & Troubleshooting with sysdiagnose

4 hours 18 min ago
Mac users who are dealing with particularly complex or troublesome issues with OS X can turn to an advanced diagnostics tool available from the command line in Mac OS X. The tool, called sysdiagnose, offers detailed technical analysis and reports of a huge variety of components of OS X and the Mac hardware, making it ... Read More

CNBC and FOX NOW Available to Watch on Apple TV

4 hours 42 min ago
Apple TV users can now use their devices to watch CNBC, FOX NOW, TV 2 Sumo, and Esporte Interativo, though access to the new channels are limited by region and network. FOX NOW requires an approved cable or satellite provider, and includes a large library of TV shows from the Fox network, including the popular ... Read More

Retina MacBook Pro Models Updated with Faster CPU and More RAM

7 hours 1 min ago
Apple has updated the entire Retina MacBook Pro lineup with spec bumps, including faster processors and more RAM as standard options. 8GB of RAM is now standard for all 13″ Retina MacBook Pro models, which come with dual-core i5 CPU’s starting at 2.6 GHz, while 16GB of RAM is now standard for the Retina 15″ ... Read More

Don’t Like Something in OS X Yosemite? Let Apple Know with Feedback Assistant

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 20:33
Now that OS X Yosemite is in open public beta and generating considerable interest from Mac users, a fair amount of complaints or frustrations have surfaced both in our comments and around the web on forums. Whether it’s a pestering bug, a beloved feature that has gone missing or that was tweaked in Yosemite, something ... Read More

Make Your Own iPhone Speakers with a Paper Towel Roll & Two Keg Cups

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 19:05
Don’t have any iPhone or iPod speakers handy, but really want to boost the volume of the music or audio coming from your iOS device? If you have a paper towel roll and two plastic cups, you’re good to go with this goofy and sort of effective DIY iPhone speaker solution. Precision crafted by Twitter ... Read More

Where Mac System Icons & Default Icons Are Located in OS X

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 19:38
The system icons of Mac OS X decorate nearly everything found within the Finder and desktop, ranging from default folder icons, to the default icons of hard disks, network machines, even the Finder sidebar items, and some toggles found throughout OS X. If you’ve ever wanted to access the full size original resources for these ... Read More

Mac Setup: The Mac Mini Workstation of a Music Composer

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 19:47
It’s time for another featured Mac setup! This week we’re sharing the workstation of James C., a professional music composer who uses a Mac Mini with an iPad to produce tracks and music scores for everything from commercials to video games. Let’s learn a bit more: Tell us a bit about what you do, and ... Read More

How to Make a Bootable OS X Yosemite Beta USB Install Drive

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 19:39
Now that the OS X Yosemite Beta is available to the public (you can still sign up and download it if you’re interested in running the beta release on your Mac), you might be wanting to make a bootable installer drive out of an external USB flash disk to make installation easier. Sure, you can ... Read More

Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite Beta 1 Download Errors & Problems

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 19:18
With the OS X Yosemite public beta now available to download, some users are experiencing a handful of issues when trying to actually download and install the release. First I’ll state the obvious: this is a beta with tremendous interest, so many of these errors are caused simply by the huge number of download attempts. ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available to Download

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 18:12
As expected, Apple has released the first version of OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Individuals who signed up to be a part of the public beta program for OS X 10.10 are now able to download the first Public Beta build, which is essentially the same version as the recently seeded OS X Yosemite Developer ... Read More

Unlock the iPhone 5S with a Fingerprint & Touch ID, Reliably

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 23:54
Touch ID and the iPhone fingerprint reader has been around for a while now, but a great feature that seems to not get much use is the ability to unlock an iPhone with a touch and a fingerprint – that means not having to enter the passcode when you want to unlock the iPhone. Instead, ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Release is Tomorrow, Here’s How to Prepare

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 19:18
Tomorrow, Apple will release the first Public Beta version of OS X Yosemite to Mac users who have registered with the open beta program. The first public beta build of OS X 10.10 will apparently be the same as Yosemite Developer Preview 4, and is aimed at soliciting feedback from non-developer Mac users, according to ... Read More

3 Tips to Prevent iPhone Overheating & Temperature Warnings

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:18
Have you ever seen the Temperature Warning on the iPhone before, saying “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it”, appearing seemingly out of nowhere? If you’ve ever left your iPhone outdoors on a hot sunny day for too long, you probably have. And if you haven’t seen that warning, let’s try to ... Read More

iPhone 6 Sales Expected to be Huge, According to WSJ Report

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:07
Apple is expecting the upcoming larger screened iPhone 6 models to be huge sellers, judging by manufacturing orders issued to suppliers and reported by Wall Street Journal. Specifically, WSJ reports that Apple has requested a combined total of 70 million to 80 million iPhone units from manufacturers for initial orders. The enormous number is said ... Read More

Apple “Stickers” Ad for MacBook Air is “The notebook people love” [Video]

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:13
Apple has started to run a new commercial for the MacBook Air, titled “Stickers”. The ad features a look at the customizations which people make to the back enclosure of their MacBooks with a huge variety of stickers, ranging from various abstract designs, to a Snow White decal, a huge assortment of brand stickers, Space ... Read More

How to Remotely Disable iCloud Activation Lock from an iPhone

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:51
iCloud Activation Lock is a feature that allows users to lock down an iPhone (or iPad) and require the entry of an Apple ID before the device becomes usable again. It’s part of the excellent Find My iPhone service and is extremely useful for many reasons, but it can also be a real pain if ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4 & iTunes 12 Beta Released for Dev Download

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:38
Mac developers running OS X Yosemite will find Developer Preview 4 1.0 is now available to download from the Mac App Store. Additionally, the first beta release of iTunes 12.0 has been made available for developers, and an update to OS X Yosemite Recovery should also be installed. Each of these beta releases are intended ... Read More

iOS 8 Beta 4 Download Released for Developers, Use OTA to Get It Now

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:17
Apple has released the 4th beta version of iOS 8, containing bug fixes and improvements, to those registered with the iOS Developer Program. The new build is versioned as 12A4331d and runs on all iOS 8 compatible models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch hardware. The easiest way to download and install iOS 8 beta ... Read More

Run QuickTime Player 7 in OS X Yosemite & Mavericks

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:51
QuickTime Player, the video player and editing tool bundled with the Mac for ages, received a fairly major overhaul when it turned into QuickTime Player X. While it became free and lost the need to upgrade to a Pro version, it also lost out on a lot of really nice professional features that QuickTime Player ... Read More

How to Quit Multiple iPhone Apps Simultaneously in iOS with Multitouch

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:04
If you ever need to quit out of more than one app on the iPhone, or quit a bunch of apps quickly in iOS, using a handy multitouch swipe gesture at the iOS multitasking screen is enough to quit apps simultaneously. This works really well to quickly clear out the multitask bar of all running ... Read More