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How to Use Apple Hardware Test to Diagnose Mac Problems

Sat, 06/25/2016 - 21:04
One of the definitive ways for an average user to determine if their Mac has a hardware problem is to run Apple Hardware Test or Apple Diagnostics, which is what we’re going to show you how to do in this tutorial. Yes, most Mac users will experience plenty of years of trouble-free computing, but sometimes ... Read More

Get a Fun Vintage Terminal for Mac with Cool Retro Term

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 19:26
Feel like taking another trip down memory lane? With the assistance of an excellent fun free retro terminal emulator fittingly called Cool Retro Term, you can experience the golden yesteryears of cathode display computing and pretend your shiny new Mac is an ancient Apple II or IBM workstation. Basically Cool Retro Term functions as a ... Read More

How to Disable the Slide Over Sidebar on iPad

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 20:23
Though Slide Over sidebar multitasking on iPad is one of the more convenient features for iPad power users, there are times when the slide over sidebar feature is accessed unintentionally. This is particularly true with any app where you are swiping from right to left often, whether it’s to perform a particular gesture, drawing, turning ... Read More

How to Remove a Device from an iCloud Account via iOS

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 23:06
You can remove a device from the devices list on an iCloud account by using the Settings app in iOS. This can be helpful if you have gifted or sold an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or Apple Watch, already removed iCloud from that device, and now you no longer want to have that device ... Read More

Get Mac OS X to Stop Asking to Use New Disks for Time Machine

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 20:02
All Mac users should setup Time Machine backups with an external hard drive, Time Capsule, or network drive to insure they have regular automatic backups made of their stuff and MacOS X installation. But once you have a backup drive established with Time Machine, or if you use a different backup approach entirely, you may ... Read More

iPhone 7 Will Look Familiar, iPhone 8 to Offer Major Design Overhaul

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 19:59
The Wall Street Journal is reporting the next iPhone model to debut this year will largely resemble existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S in appearance. Instead, Apple will opt for a more dramatic design overhaul with the 2017 model year iPhone. According to WSJ, the most notable visual change in this years iPhone release will ... Read More

Beta 3 of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6, tvOS 9.2.2 Released for Testing

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 18:40
Users who participate in the beta programs for iOS, Mac OS X, tvOS, and watchOS will find new beta builds available for their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV hardware. iOS 9.3.3 beta 3, OS X 10.11.6 beta 3, and tvOS 9.2.2 beta 3 are all available to download now on devices that ... Read More

How to Install MacOS Sierra 10.12 Beta Safely & Dual Boot El Capitan

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 21:55
Creating a dual boot environment is an ideal solution for Mac users who want to install and try macOS Sierra but without interfering with their primary stable Mac OS X El Capitan installation. This tutorial will walk through the entire process of setting up such an environment, including partition a disk, and installing macOS Sierra ... Read More

How to Change Safari Reader Font, Text Size, & Color Theme on Mac OS X

Mon, 06/20/2016 - 19:29
Safari Reader offers an alternate reading view for webpages which strips away most of a websites styling and reducing the page to just the content of the article. The Safari Reader feature is great for reading long articles on the web, and Mac users can further improve the Reader experience by customizing the look, font ... Read More

How to Remove iOS Beta Profile and Opt Out of iOS Beta Updates

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 19:17
Installing an iOS beta onto an iPhone or iPad places an iOS Beta Software Profile certificate onto the device, which allows that hardware to receive new iOS beta builds through Software Update. If you decide you no longer want a specific device to receive beta updates however, you’ll want to remove the iOS beta profile ... Read More

How to Identify Touch ID Fingerprints on iPhone & iPad with an Easy Trick

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 21:35
For most of us setting up Touch ID, users go through the initial process of adding a fingerprint or two on their iPhone or iPad and don’t think much beyond it. Maybe you went through the process again to add the same finger a few times to make unlocking with Touch ID more reliable. For ... Read More

Anyone Can Install iOS 10 Beta Right Now, But Should You?

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 21:38
With iOS 10 beta in the wild, literally anyone can install the iOS 10 beta on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch right now with little effort. All you need to do is download the iOS 10 beta IPSW file or get the beta profile to download it through an OTA update, there are no ... Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 10 Beta to iOS 9.3.2

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 19:18
Are you running iOS 10 beta but have decided you’d like to downgrade and revert back to a stable iOS 9.3.2 release? That’s understandable since iOS 10 beta is sort of buggy, and it’s not intended for a prime time audience yet. We will show you exactly how to revert from iOS 10 beta back ... Read More

Download the iOS 10 Default Wallpaper for iPhone & iPad

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 19:08
Any time Apple debuts a new operating system to the world, a well-chosen and beautiful wallpaper accompanies it, and iOS 10 is no exception. With iOS 10, Apple adorned the iPhone and iPad home screen wallpaper with a beautiful overhead picture of an ocean wave breaking, but you don’t have to wait for the final ... Read More

How to Make Bootable MacOS Sierra 10.12 Beta USB Installer Drive

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 20:46
Many Mac users interested in installing MacOS Sierra Beta may prefer to do so with the assistance of a macOS Sierra 10.12 bootable installer USB drive, typically on a flash thumb drive or a similar disk. The advantages to this method is that the macOS Sierra installer is portable, it can be booted from, and ... Read More

Download the MacOS Sierra Default Wallpaper

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 19:11
When Apple debuted macOS Sierra to the world, we all got a glimpse at the gorgeous wallpaper of a sunset alpenglow hitting a mountain range on the screens of the demo Mac. Apple has also given us a look at that beautiful mountain range wallpaper on their preview page for MacOS Sierra too. But you ... Read More

The iOS 10 Compatibility List

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 19:46
iOS 10 will be released in the fall as a free download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, assuming your device is compatible with the new iOS release, anyway. If you have been wondering what devices are supported by iOS 10 and will get all the fancy new Messaging features and redesigned lock screen, wonder ... Read More

The MacOS Sierra Compatibility List

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 19:00
The next version of Mac system software is called macOS Sierra, it’s versioned as Mac OS X 10.12, and it will be available as a free download for all compatible Macs in the fall. Of course this begs the question, which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra? What Mac hardware can run the new operating ... Read More

Developers Can Download Beta 1 of iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, WatchOS 3, tvOS

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 21:14
The first beta versions of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS, and watchOS 3 are available to download for users participating in the registered developer programs. iOS 10 beta 1, macOS Sierra beta 1, tvOS (10?) beta 1, and watchOS 3 beta 1 are all available to download now from the developer page at Apple.com, along ... Read More

iOS 10 Debuts with New Features, Release Date Set for Fall

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 19:35
iOS 10 has been announced in what Apple says is the biggest update to the iPhone and iPad ever. With many new features and enhancements, including a revamped lock screen, redesigned control center, smarter photos abilities, major improvements to Siri, and enhancements to Maps, there is much to be offered. Here’s a quick overview of ... Read More

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