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Second macOS Sierra GM Seed Available for Testers

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 21:38
Apple has released a new GM candidate seed of macOS Sierra to Mac users running the beta version of system software. The new macOS Sierra GM build is versioned as 16A323 and can be downloaded now from the Mac App Store. Presumably the small revision includes bug fixes to be included before the widespread release. Currently ... Read More

iOS 10: Where’s Slide to Unlock? How to Disable “Press Home to Unlock” in iOS 10

Thu, 09/15/2016 - 20:17
What happened to Slide-to-Unlock in iOS 10? If you’ve updated to iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad, you’ve undoubtedly noticed one of the most immediately noticeable changes; slide to unlock no longer works. Instead if you slide right on the lock screen of iOS 10 you end up in the widgets screen. Replacing that ... Read More

7 of the Best iOS 10 Features to Use Right Now

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 19:26
Want to know what some of the best new features of iOS 10 are? While there are well over a hundred changes, features, and enhancements to iOS 10, many are subtle and some are major, some you’ll use and some you won’t. We’ll be covering tons of the great tricks and features for iOS 10 ... Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 18:08
Want to revert from iOS 10 and downgrade back to iOS 9? You can downgrade an iPhone or iPad and revert back to iOS 9.3.5 from iOS 10, but you’ll need to move fairly quickly. This tutorial will walk through the process of downgrading so that if you’re unsatisfied with iOS 10 for whatever reason, ... Read More

iOS 10 Slow on iPhone or iPad? Here’s How to Speed It Up

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 22:30
Is your iPhone or iPad slow after updating to iOS 10? Why is iOS 10 running so slow? Maybe even the iPhone feels hot and animations are laggy, why? Some users may have these questions after they have updated their iPhone or iPad to iOS 10, as some feel that iOS 10 runs slower than ... Read More

iOS 10 Update Problem Fails, Requires iTunes to Fix Bricked iPhone & iPad

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 19:12
Some users are experiencing trouble installing the iOS 10 software update by way of the Over-the-Air Software Update mechanism. The problem is not subtle if encountered, the update halts and then displays a “Connect to iTunes” screen similar to recovery mode, preventing the update from going further. Essentially this means the iPhone or iPad will ... Read More

iOS 10 Released, Download Now [IPSW Links]

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 18:00
Apple has released iOS 10, the latest software update for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The new system software release includes many new features and enhancements to the iOS experience, including a dramatically overhauled Messages app complete with animations, stickers, and sketching, improvements to Maps, redesigned Notifications, a new lock screen experience, a ... Read More

watchOS 3 Update Released for Apple Watch

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 18:00
Apple has released the final version of watchOS 3 for Apple Watch users. WatchOS 3 boosts performance significantly, and also includes various new features, new watch faces, new complications, and a rethought Glance screen which is now called a Dock. Multiple new health features are included with watchOS 3, including a “breathe” app which reminds ... Read More

tvOS 10 Released for Apple TV

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 18:00
Apple has released tvOS 10 for Apple TV. The major software update for Apple TV includes a variety of new features including a dark mode, much improved Siri search capabilities, a redesigned Music app, a new feature rich Photos app with Memories and instant slide shows, tvOS typically will update itself automatically unless the feature ... Read More

How to Stop iTunes from Updating iOS Software

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 19:04
When you connect an iPhone or iPad to a computer with iTunes and an iOS software update is available, you will be notified with a pop-up that tells you a new version of iOS is available and asks if you want to update to the new version of iOS system software. Additionally, if you click ... Read More

How to Delete Safari Reading List Offline Cache on iPhone, iPad

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 19:57
The Safari Reading List feature is nice and lets you save web pages in Safari for later reading, even if the iPhone or iPad goes offline. This is done by caching the web page into the Safari Reading List feature, which is then stored locally on the iOS device. If you use Safari Reading List ... Read More

How to Search in PDF on Mac with Preview

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 20:26
The Preview app on Mac opens PDF files and image documents, and also allows for the easiest way to search PDF files for contextual term matches on a Mac. Even better, Preview can search in PDF files for matches across multiple pages, and it actually highlights each match in bright yellow making it remarkably easy ... Read More

7 Steps to Prepare for the iOS 10 Update on Any iPhone or iPad

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 20:54
The latest and greatest release of iOS 10 is here, and with the public release just around the corner it’s a good time to start preparing your iPhone and iPad hardware to install the iOS 10 update. Let’s walk through some important steps to prepare for the iOS 10 update the right way, including checking ... Read More

Using a Mac Equivalent of Unix “tree” Command to View Folder Trees at Terminal

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 19:57
Mac users who come from a unix background may appreciate knowing how to implement the equivalent to the Unix “tree” command in macOS and Mac OS X. There are actually a few different ways to show a folder tree in the Terminal of Mac OS X, we’ll cover an easy tree equivalent achieved through an ... Read More

macOS Sierra GM Download Available Now to All Beta Testers

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 19:12
The macOS Sierra GM Candidate build is available to download and install now for all Mac users who are participating in either the Public Beta or Developer Beta testing programs. The macOS Sierra GM Candidate installer is about 5 GB when downloading fresh from the Mac App Store. Always back up a Mac before installing ... Read More

iOS 10 GM Download Available Now for iPhone, iPad

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 18:37
iOS 10 GM is now available to download for all users who have participated in the iOS 10 public beta and iOS 10 developer beta testing programs. The iOS 10 GM seed will download and install on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device that is supported by iOS 10 and should be considered the ... Read More

macOS Sierra Release Date Set for September 20

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 20:16
Apple has announced the official release date of macOS Sierra will be Tuesday, September 20. All users with a Mac compatible with macOS Sierra will be able to download and install the update free of charge. MacOS Sierra, which is versioned as Mac OS 10.12, will become available through the Mac App Store. macOS Sierra ... Read More

iOS 10 Release Date Set for September 13

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 20:13
iOS 10 will officially debut on Tuesday, September 13, available as a free download to any supported iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch device. Additionally, watchOS 3 will be released on September 13 for Apple Watch users, and tvOS 10 for Apple TV. The iOS 10 release will arrive through the Software Update mechanism within the ... Read More

iPhone 7 is Here, Release Date Set for September 16

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 19:55
Apple has announced the all new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The devices feature all new cameras, water resistance, stereo speakers, and a longer battery life. The internal components of the iPhone 7 have been updated with a faster processor. The enclosure of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus looks quite similar to the ... Read More

Apple Watch Series 2 Released

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 19:53
Apple has released the new Apple Watch, called Apple Watch Series 2. The new Apple Watch includes a faster processor and GPU, a better display, water resistance, and GPS. The enclosure of Apple Watch Series 2 looks the same as the first Apple Watch, though there is a new ceramic White case available, and a ... Read More