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How to Identify iOS Backups from One Another in iTunes

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 22:27
If you’re like many Apple users, you may have multiple iPhone devices spanning a couple of generations, maybe an iPad or two, and maybe even a few iPods. They’re all easy to tell apart by looking at the physical devices, but if you backup your iOS device to a computer (and you should, in addition ... Read More

How to Change the Mail Font Size in Mac OS X

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 19:19
The default font size in the Mail app for Mac OS X is size 12 for emails and messages that are lacking styling, which tends to be most communications that are sent by email. If you find that font size to be too small, or even too big, you’ll be pleased to know that changing ... Read More

How to Show Web Site Passwords in Safari for Mac OS X

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 21:21
Mac users who opt-in to use the Safari AutoFill username and password feature have a convenient way to show and retrieve those login credentials at any time. This is incredibly helpful if you’re prone to forget the passwords or logins for the billion and one websites we all use, and need to access that login ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 3 and Developer Preview 8 Released

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 19:16
Apple has released OS X Yosemite Public Beta 3 to those Mac users registered with the public beta program. Additionally, Apple released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 8 to Mac developers. The two builds include bug fixes and feature enhancements, and appear to largely be the same, pushing the release of OS X 10.10 ever ... Read More

How to Disable Parental Controls in Mac OS X

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 21:14
Parental Controls are a great feature of OS X that allows for restrictions to be placed on a specific user account on a Mac. These restrictions are varied and chosen by whoever set the parental control feature, ranging from setting time limits for computer use, to preventing certain web pages from being accessed, to even ... Read More

Get the Entire iOS 8 Wallpaper Collection

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 20:13
We recently shared the awesome iOS 8 default milky way wallpaper with you, but iOS 8 includes many more new wallpapers than just that. Ranging from great pictures of snowcapped trees, mountains, to many flower shots, and a few space pictures of planet earth and the moon, you can download them all below. Remember these ... Read More

Mac Setup: The Desk of a Technical Director

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 19:08
This weeks featured Mac setup is the awesome workstation of Emir R., let’s dive right in and learn a bit more about the hardware, desk, lighting, and how everything is put to use: What do you use this awesome Apple setup for? I am a Technical Director for Jaden Social and run a team of 8 ... Read More

Download the Default iOS 8 Milky Way Wallpaper

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:57
Apple is well known for choosing gorgeous wallpapers for iOS and OS X, and the release of iOS 8 is no different with it’s stunning default wallpaper of our own milky way galaxy glowing over a snowy mountain peak. While iOS 8 will be released to download shortly for everyone with a compatible device, you ... Read More

How to Hide the U2 Album from Music App on iPhone & iPad

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:00
Many iPhone and iPad users recently discovered that a U2 album appeared on their iOS devices seemingly at random. Though part of a promotion from Apple and the band U2, this caused a fair amount of confusion, as some people thought it was a bug or their Apple ID was hacked, of course neither being ... Read More

How to Check Your iPhone 6 Upgrade Eligibility & Subsidized Cost

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 01:22
You’ve decided which size iPhone 6 to get, and maybe you even plan to pre-order so that you can have it in your hands next week… but are you eligible for an upgrade and subsidy through your cellular phone provider? That’s what we’re going to find out, and it only takes a moment. You can ... Read More

Pre-Order iPhone 6 Tonight Starting at Midnight PST

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 20:25
Those interested in pre-ordering iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus will be able to do so from several retailers starting tonight at 12:01AM PST of Friday, September 12. Devices ordered tonight are assumed to ship and arrive at their destination on the release date of September 19. Pre-Ordering Online Pre-ordering online will be possible through ... Read More

Upgraded iCloud Storage Plans Offer More Storage at Lower Prices

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 18:43
Apple has expanded their iCloud storage plan lineup to offer dramatically increased storage capacities for a monthly fee. The new pricing plans offer up to 1TB of total storage capacity, which should be plenty for just about any gadget owner, even if you have a handful of iPhones, iPads, and Macs in use on a ... Read More

Help Decide Which Size iPhone 6 to Buy with This Printable Guide

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 20:55
Deciding which size iPhone 6 to buy is no easy task, particularly if you’re going to pre-order this Friday and aren’t able to hold one of the devices in your hand before the big purchase. That’s where this little printable PDF file comes into play, which gives you an accurate idea of the physical size ... Read More

Show Process ID of Individual Web Page Tabs & Windows in Safari for Mac OS X

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:41
Anyone who develops just about anything for the web knows that following resource usage of a specific tab or window, or just tracking down an errant tab or window can be difficult, but Safari on the Mac has a hidden trick up it’s sleeve that makes it much easier; the ability to show web process ... Read More

iOS 8 GM Download Available for Developers

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:49
Apple has released the final version of iOS 8, known as the Golden Master (GM) build, to those registered with the iOS Developer program. The final build is 12A365, and is notably unavailable as an OTA download from existing iOS 8 beta releases. Developers can gain access to and download the appropriate iOS 8 GM ... Read More

iTunes 11.4 Released with Support for iOS 8 Syncing

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:59
Apple has released iTunes 11.4 for OS X, the new version is required for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to sync and function properly after updating those devices to iOS 8, making it a highly recommended download for all Mac users. Mac users can find the iTunes 11.4 update available through the Software Update mechanism ... Read More

iPhone 6 Pre-Orders Start This Friday, Release Date Set for September 19

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:54
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available for pre-order starting this Friday, September 12, with the actual shipping date arriving a week later on Friday, September 19. That latter Friday will also be when they appear for purchase in physical Apple Store locations. Pre-orders will be done through the online Apple Store, ... Read More

iOS 8 Release Date Set for September 17

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 20:30
Apple has announced that iOS 8 will be released on Wednesday, September 17, two days prior to the release of iPhone 6. As usual with iOS, the major software update will arrive as a free download from the Over-the-Air update mechanism, or through iTunes. iOS 8 is compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, ... Read More

This is Apple Watch: Videos & Pictures

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 19:26
Apple has debuted the highly anticipated iWatch device… and it’s called Apple Watch. The device is unlike anything Apple has made before, and the gadget features a completely new interface that is navigated with a digital crown located along the side of the device – but it also has a touch screen that is pressure ... Read More

iPhone 6 Pricing Starts at $199

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 19:04
The all new iPhone 6 has been announced, and pricing closely follows prior iPhone models. But there’s a catch; the two upper-end models have both doubled their capacity without raising the prices. That means that if you skip the intro-model of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, you’ll get twice as much storage capacity. ... Read More

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