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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

How to View EXIF Data of Any Picture in Photos for Mac

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 21:07
The Photos app for Mac allows users to quickly see EXIF metadata of any image contained within the applications library. For those who aren’t familiar, EXIF data is raw information about the picture file, containing details about the camera and settings used to take the picture, the aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and you’ll also find ... Read More

The “Home” & “End” Button Equivalents on Mac Keyboards

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:08
Most new Mac keyboards are fairly simplified when compared to their PC counterparts, and you’ll find that some of the extraneous keys like “Home” and “End” are nowhere to be found on the Mac wireless keyboard or any keyboard included with a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Longtime Mac users appreciate this simplicity, but newcomers ... Read More

How to Browse & Revert to Prior Versions of a File in Mac OS X

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 20:07
All modern releases of Mac OS X include a powerful built-in version control system that allows a user to revert to any previously saved version of a file or document, assuming the app supports the version revision feature. This ability is often overlooked by Mac users, but it can be a real lifesaver when you’ve ... Read More

Four New “Shot on iPhone 6″ Videos Demonstrate Impressive Camera Features

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 01:05
Following up the original seven movies, Apple has picked four new gorgeous videos for their “Shot on iPhone” video campaign, each of which shows off the cameras rather impressive video capture abilities. A global batch, the videos are shot in Norway, Australia, Netherlands, and the USA, and demonstrate to great effect the fancier effects possible ... Read More

OS X 10.10.4 Beta 6 Released for Testing

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 23:18
Apple has released the sixth beta of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 to Mac users who are participating in the developer and public beta programs. The new build arrives versioned as 14E36b and is downloadable from the Mac App Store Updates function as usual, assuming the user is opted-in to receive beta software, or is currently ... Read More

How to Install OS X El Capitan Safely to New Partition & Dual Boot Yosemite

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 19:31
Mac users who choose to dabble in early releases of OS X El Capitan will find that dual booting the release alongside OS X Yosemite or OS X Mavericks is a better solution than simply updating their primary OS X installation. One easy way to do this is to partition the Macs hard drive and ... Read More

Access the Scientific Calculator & Programmer Calculator in Mac OS X

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 20:23
The Mac Calculator app may appear somewhat limited at first glance, but there’s actually two other calculator modes contained within the app; a full featured scientific calculator, and a programmer calculator too. Accessing the alternate calculators in OS X is really easy, but like many of the other interesting Calculator app features, it’s pretty easy ... Read More

Add a New Person to a Group Message on iPhone

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 20:22
Group messaging is a great feature that makes conversations with multiple people much easier, but what if you want to add someone else to an existing group chat from iOS? No sweat, you can quickly add a new contact (or several) to a group message conversation from your iPhone or iPad with a few easy ... Read More

Mac Setup: The Desk of a Professional Panographer

Sat, 06/13/2015 - 18:33
This featured Mac setup John L., a professional panographer who has a great workstation complete with a furry visitor / assistant to keep the desk cozy. Let’s learn a bit more about the hardware and software that gets put to use: What hardware is in your setup? Mac Pro (2013 model) Mac Pro (2010 model) ... Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 9 Beta to iOS 8

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 17:13
iOS 9 may be exciting with new features and refinements, but running beta software on a primary iPhone or iPad is rarely recommended, as the experience is less than optimal at the moment. For those who installed iOS 9 beta only to discover it’s current state is a bit of a buggy battery drain, the ... Read More

How to Make a Bootable OS X El Capitan Beta USB Installer Drive

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 18:17
Many Mac users interested in running OS X El Capitan may wish to have a bootable install drive of the new operating system. We’re going to demonstrate how to do this with a USB flash drive, but technically you can create a boot installer out of just about any USB device which has sufficient space. ... Read More

Anyone Can Install iOS 9 Beta Right Now, But You Shouldn’t

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 22:15
Though Apple typically only allows iOS beta software to be installed on devices with a UDID registered with the developer program, iOS 9 beta can technically be installed on any compatible iPhone or iPad right now. But, despite all the excitement for new features and changes with iOS 9, you should wait before jumping in, ... Read More

iOS 9 Compatibility & Supported Devices List

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 18:03
Apple is aiming to further improve and refine the iPhone and iPad experience with the release of iOS 9, and with many new features and enhancements, it’s sure to be a worthwhile system update for most users. Anytime a new version of system software is released though, users inevitably wonder if their devices will be ... Read More