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OS X 10.10.4 Update Available with Bug Fixes for Wi-Fi & Networking, Photos, Mail

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 16:51
Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 for Mac users, the update offers significant bug fixes and improvements to Mac OS X and is recommended for all users running OS X Yosemite to install. One of the most notable bug fixes with OS X 10.10.4 is the removal of the ‘discoveryd’ networking process in favor ... Read More

iOS 8.4 Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch [IPSW Download Links]

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 16:33
Apple has released iOS 8.4 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The version most prominently features the inclusion of a redesigned Music app with the Apple Music service, a streaming music and radio feature with a separate monthly fee. iOS 8.4 also includes a few minor bug fixes and improvements to iBooks and ... Read More

How to Install Apps on Apple Watch

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 22:33
The Apple Watch allows apps to be installed onto the device, but unlike the iPhone, iPad, or Mac, there isn’t really an App Store specific to Apple Watch with the traditional ‘get’ and ‘buy’ download buttons. Instead, installing apps onto Apple Watch is handled through the paired iPhone, which makes sense given that most Apple ... Read More

Annotate eMail Attachments with MarkUp in Mail for Mac OS X

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 19:42
The modern versions of Mac Mail app support an easy to use image and PDF annotation feature called MarkUp. MarkUp allows users to quickly perform annotation tasks like drawing on an image, adding a note, or even adding a signature, it’s essentially the Preview apps editing tools suite but available instantly in Mail for OS ... Read More

Mac Setup: Triple Display Retina iMac Workstation

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 21:33
This weeks featured Mac office setup is the triple-display workstation of a Software Development Manager Craig H. Let’s dive right in to learn more about the hardware and apps put to use: What hardware makes up your Mac setup? My current setup at my office includes: iMac 27″ with Retina 5K Display (Late 2014) – ... Read More

Next iPhone with Force Touch Displays Under Production

Sat, 06/27/2015 - 20:15
Apple has started production of the next generation iPhone models which are to be equipped with Force Touch screen features, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Force Touch is able to detect differences in the amount of pressure placed on the display, offering different interactions as a result. The Bloomberg report appears to confirm ... Read More

How to Update WatchOS on Apple Watch

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 20:51
Updating an Apple Watch to a new version of watchOS is very easy, but if you’ve never done it before you may find it to be different from other Apple devices like updating iOS and OS X. The primary difference is that updating WatchOS is not done on the Apple Watch itself, instead, it’s started ... Read More

Two Slow Motion “Shot on iPhone 6″ Videos Added to Apple Campaign

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 20:13
Apple has added two new videos to their “Shot on iPhone 6″ marketing campaign, both featuring movies which utilize the

How to Show Week Numbers in Calendar for iPhone & iPad

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 20:44
Many people and professions rely on week numbers to plan events and schedule their time, particularly on a longer term yearly basis. By default, the iOS Calendar app does not show week numbers, but a simple settings change can make it so week numbers appear in the Calendar app of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. ... Read More

How to Load & Unload Kernel Extensions in OS X

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 20:37
Kernel extensions, called kext for short, are modules of code that are loaded directly into the kernel space of OS X, able to run at a low-level to perform a variety of tasks. Most kexts are part of the core Mac OS X system software, typically hardware device drivers, but some third party apps will ... Read More

How to Measure Heart Rate with Apple Watch

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 18:02
One of the more interesting health features on Apple Watch is the ability to measure the wearers pulse as a heart rate in beats per minute, which you can see directly on the Watch itself, and also graphed over time on the iPhone through Health app. Monitoring heart rate is a pretty neat feature for ... Read More

OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 2 Released for Testing

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 20:38
Apple has released the second developer beta version of OS X El Capitan 10.11 to Mac users who are part of the registered Apple Developer program. The updated build arrives as 15A204h and is officially labeled as OS X El Captain Developer Beta 2 1.0, separately, a second beta version of OS X Server 5.0 ... Read More

TaiG Jailbreak for iOS 8.3 on iPhone & iPad Available

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 20:14
A group of Chinese developers known as “TaiG” has released a jailbreak for iOS 8.3. The jailbreak is untethered, meaning it can boot and reboot freely without the assistance of a computer, and installs on any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad which is running iOS 8.3. Jailbreaking is generally not recommended, instead it’s best reserved ... Read More

iOS 9 Beta 2 Released for Developer Testing

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 19:50
Apple has released the second beta version of iOS 9 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The new beta build is 13A4280e and can be downloaded as firmware through the Apple Developer Center, or as an over-the-air update on a device currently running the prior iOS 9 beta through Settings > Software Update. ... Read More

How to Create a Windows 10 Installer USB Drive from Mac OS X

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 19:45
Windows 10 is able to run on all modern Mac hardware in a dual boot environment thanks to Boot Camp. If you’re aiming to run Windows alongside OS X on the same Mac, you’ll want to create a bootable Windows 10 installer drive out of a USB drive, which can be done quickly from OS ... Read More

How to Stream Video to Xbox One from Mac OS X or Windows

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 20:15
If you have an Xbox One gaming console in the household, you may be pleased to discover that it’s really quite easy to stream video and audio from a local Mac or Windows PC to play directly on the Xbox One. This offers a nice wireless method to play movies from any Mac or PC ... Read More

Mac Setup: Arm Mounted 27″ iMac with a Beautifully Tidy Desk

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 19:48
This weeks featured Mac workstation is the snazzy custom setup of Axel D., who has a swivel-arm mounted iMac and some great audio gear to round out a beautiful and clean desk. Let’s jump right in to learn more: What hardware makes up your Mac setup? iMac 27″ (late 2013) – 3.2GHZ Core i5 CPU, ... Read More

2 Ways to Copy Files to iCloud Drive from Mac OS X Finder

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 21:48
iCloud Drive supports direct file transfers from the Mac, meaning you can take just about any file, folder, document, or item stored in OS X, and copy it over to iCloud Drive, where it will be stored and accessible by your other Macs and iOS devices using the same Apple ID. Using iCloud Drive this ... Read More

How to Change the Language on iPhone & iPad

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 21:33
The iPhone language is set during the initial setup of the device, defaulting to wherever region it was sold. But if you would like to change the language used on iPhone, you can do so at any time without resetting the device back to factory defaults, instead you’ll just need to turn to the settings ... Read More

How to Screen Shot the Apple Watch

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 20:08
The Apple Watch allows users to take a screen shot of what they see on the face of the device by using a similar mechanism to capture screen shots on an iPhone or iPad; you press two buttons at the same time. For the Apple Watch, the buttons to press to take a screenshot are ... Read More