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How to Stop Suggested Apps Appearing on Lock Screen of iPhone

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 20:45
New versions of iOS offer an interesting featured called Suggested Apps, which uses your current location to recommend or suggest an app to use or download based on where you are and what you may be doing. For example, if you walk into a Starbucks, the Starbucks app could be recommended on the lock screen ... Read More

Mac Setup: Video Production Pro Workstation

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 18:49
This weeks featured Mac setup is the awesome workstation of Spiros P., the owner of a production company who has a really great pro setup. Let’s jump in and learn a little bit more and see some more great setup pictures. Tell us a bit about what you do? I’m the owner of SpyVe Productions, ... Read More

How to Move an iPhoto Library into Photos for Mac

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 20:57
Mac users coming from iPhoto may wish to move an iPhoto Library to the new Photos app. While importing is an option when first setting up the Photos app in OS X, many users many have skipped the initial setup screens and missed that opportunity to import pictures and images into Photos from apps like ... Read More

Fix Abnormally Slow Folder Opening & Folder Populating in OS X 10.10.3

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 18:12
Some Mac users have experienced a variety of performance issues with OS X Yosemite, ranging from a sluggish and problematic Finder, to WindowServer going crazy pegging the processor, to assorted wi-fi difficulties. While OS X 10.10.3 has helped address some of the trouble, another issue appears to have popped up for a select group of ... Read More

OS X 10.10.4 Beta 1 Available for Mac Developers

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 21:55
Apple has released the first beta version of OS X 10.10.4 to those registered with the Mac Developer program. Few specifics are offered in the release notes for build 14E7f, simply stating that 10.10.4 “improves the stability, compatibility, and security” of a Mac. OS X Update Seed 10.10.4 is available to download through the Mac ... Read More

Supplemental Update for OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Released to Fix Video Driver Bug

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 18:59
Apple has released a supplemental update to OS X 10.10.3, aimed at resolving startup problems encountered by users who happen to be running some apps that capture video. The update is available for all OS X Yosemite users who have installed OS X 10.10.3, and it’s recommended even if you do not use video capture ... Read More

How to Play a Power Charging Sound Effect in OS X When a MacBook is Plugged in (Like iOS)

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 22:59
When you connect a power source to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or MacBook, a familiar charging chime sound will trigger from the device, indicating that a cable is attached and the device is getting power. If you like hearing that auditory confirmation that a device is getting power, you can add the exact same ... Read More

How to Change the Default Apple Pay Credit Card on iPhone

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 21:01
Apple Pay will default to using the first credit card or credit card added to an iPhone for purchases, even if you have added multiple cards. Your first card may not be the account you want to default charges to however, thus some users may wish to change the default card in Apple Pay. Switching ... Read More

How to Access & Use Different Emoji Skin Tones on Mac

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 19:08
Now that many of our Emoji characters have various skin tones in iOS and OS X, you may want to access and use the new diverse emoji icon set on the Mac. This is quite simple, but do note that not all Emoji have the diverse skin and hair color options. Generally speaking, it’s the ... Read More

WWDC 2015 Starts June 8, New Versions of iOS & OS X Expected

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 18:03
Apple has announced their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place June 8 through June 12 in San Francisco, California. Though WWDC is a developer centric conference, Apple typically unveils new versions of iOS and OS X on the first day of the event, making it notable for regular Apple product users as well. ... Read More

iOS 8.4 Beta 1 Released for Developers

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 00:04
Apple has released the first beta version of iOS 8.4 to those registered with the iOS Developer program. The first iOS 8.4 build arrives as 12H407d and looks to prominently feature a freshly redesigned Music app with several new features. Users who are registered in the iOS Developer program can find the appropriate firmware for ... Read More

How to Create a New Photo Library in Photos App for Mac

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 18:58
The Mac Photos app allows for the creation of entirely new photo libraries, which means it’s easy to make a separate photo library if you want to keep some pictures outside of a primary image collection. This can be helpful for many reasons, whether to differentiate a personal photo library from a work picture library, ... Read More

Use the Camera Self Timer on iPhone & iPad for Better Group Photos or Selfies

Sun, 04/12/2015 - 20:25
The iPhone Camera app includes a self timer function, a great feature for any camera that allows you to set a countdown timer before a picture is snapped. There’s many uses for the timer function, but it often allows for the photographer or camera owner to be in the picture frame as well, rather than ... Read More

Lose the Yellow People Emoji! How to Access Diverse Emoji Icons in iOS

Sat, 04/11/2015 - 20:20
Apple has changed the Emoji characters in iOS and OS X to include many new diverse emoji variations. In the process of diversifying our Emoji keyboards, Apple also turned most of the default people emoji icons into curious looking yellow characters, which look a bit like LEGO characters meet The Simpsons. But once you understand ... Read More

Resolving Finder Problems in OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:17
Some users who have updated to OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 have discovered that Finder will misbehave wildly, sometimes becoming wildly slow and unresponsive, crashing, or using inordinately high CPU. Given that Finder is a critical component of the Mac and nearly all OS X users rely on it for file system navigation, Finder trouble can ... Read More

Security Update 2015-004 Available for OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 00:54
Mac users who are running OS X Mavericks and OS X Mountain Lion will find an important security update available to them. Labeled as Security Update 2015-004 1.0, the software update includes many fixes to a wide variety of potential security issues for OS X, and is therefore recommended for all Mac users running OS ... Read More

iTunes 12.1.2 Released for Mac OS X & Windows with Improvements

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 18:47
Apple has released an update for iTunes, versioned as iTunes 12.1.2. The small update is available now for Mac OS X and Windows, includes various improvements to the media management application that is basically essential for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. This update is particularly important for Mac, as it enables syncing photos between ... Read More

iOS 8.3 Update Released with Many Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 18:15
Apple has released iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The software update includes 300 new Emoji icons, a variety of small new features, some minor user interface changes to keyboards, a variety of new languages for Siri, and a handful of performance fixes and optimizations, including resolutions to various wi-fi issues and Bluetooth ... Read More

OS X 10.10.3 Update Available for Yosemite with Photos App, Wi-Fi Fixes, New Emoji

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 17:26
Apple has released the final version of OS X 10.10.3 to all Mac users running Yosemite. The public version of OS X 10.10.3 includes the Photos app to replace iPhoto, and contains a handful of bug and performance fixes as well, including improvements to Wi-Fi stability and performance, over 300 newly designed Emoji icons, Spotlight ... Read More

Open Containing Folder of a Recent Document or Application in Mac OS X

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 22:49
Can’t remember where a file you recently opened was stored on the Mac, or where an OS X app you recently used was kept or originated from? Maybe you don’t know where something you recently used went to? No big deal, a simple keystroke modifier trick allows you to jump directly to the containing location ... Read More