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How to Clean Install OS X Yosemite

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 00:30
Most Mac users who are upgrading to OS X Yosemite should go through the standard process via the Mac App Store and start the installation from there, it’s by far the easiest approach and it generally goes flawlessly. Some users like to perform what is known as a clean installation of Mac OS X though, ... Read More

How to Stop iPhone Calls Ringing a Mac in OS X Yosemite

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 22:59
Perhaps you have noticed that since updating your Mac to OS X Yosemite, when your iPhone gets an incoming phone call, so does your Mac. In fact, all of your Macs running the latest OS X and using the same Apple ID will get a phone call, creating a whole chorus of ringing, just from ... Read More

iTunes 12.0.1 and Security Update 2014-005 for OS X Released

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:19
Apple has released iTunes 12.0.1 for all Mac users, as well as Security Update 2014-005 Mavericks for those running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and Security Update 2014-005 Mountain Lion for those running 10.8. Mac users whom have already updated to OS X Yosemite will not find a Security Update available to them, indicating whatever patch ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Installation Stuck with Minutes Remaining? Wait!

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 20:04
A notable number of Mac users who have gone to update their machines to OS X Yosemite have discovered something which may seem alarming; the progress bar seems to halt during the installation at just minutes remaining, and in some cases, it can sit unmoving with no apparent progress for well over an hour. The ... Read More

How to Make an OS X Yosemite Boot Installer USB Drive

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:38
Now that OS X Yosemite is available, many users may wish to create a bootable installer drive from something like a USB flash thumb drive or another disk. This allows for several things, the ability to upgrade multiple Macs without having to re-download the installer, the ability to perform a clean install, and also the ... Read More

iMac with 27″ Retina 5k Display Released

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 20:09
Apple released the first iMac with an ultra-high resolution Retina display today. The Retina model includes a 27″ display with a whopping 5120 x 2880 pixel resolution, which Apple is calling a Retina 5K display. The iMac with Retina display is backed by some powerful internal hardware as well, with the entry level model including ... Read More

iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3 Released

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:40
Apple has announced updates to the iPad line, officially labeled as the iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3. All new models include faster processors and improved capabilities, Touch ID sensors, and while iPad Mini remains in the same enclosure, the iPad Air 2 has been redesigned to be slimmer than ever. Some of these ... Read More

iOS 8.1 Release Date Set for October 20

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:13
iOS 8.1 will be released for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices on Monday, October 20, according to Apple. The update will include new features like Apple Pay, the re-introduction of the Photos app Camera Roll, the ability to interact with Macs running OS X Yosemite, and the update is expected to include many ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Available Now as a Free Download

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:48
Apple has released OS X Yosemite, officially versioned as OS X 10.10. The update to Macs is available now as a free download. OS X Yosemite brings a redesigned user interface to the Mac, as well as many new features that intend to improve productivity and interoperability with iOS devices. The newest version of OS ... Read More

Resolving iMessage & Messages Problems in iOS 8

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:43
iMessage delivery and the Message app typically works great, but some users have experienced a few frustrating issues since iOS 8 with either failing deliveries of messages, new messages not appearing in the Messages app despite getting a chime or alert that a new message has arrived, messages not marking as read, multimedia messages not ... Read More

Oops: Apple Appears to Leak Updated iPad Air and iPad Mini a Day Early

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 20:02
The updated iPads expected to debut tomorrow will feature Touch ID sensors and improved cameras able to shoot in burst mode, according to an apparent slip-up posted by Apple to the iBooks store. The iBook featuring the iPad information appeared briefly as a user guide for iOS 8.1, which has since been pulled, and made ... Read More

Activate Siri With Only Your Voice for a True Hands-Free Experience

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 21:02
Siri got a magnificent boost in iOS 8 with faster understanding and greatly improved comprehension, but a lesser obvious option was also added; the ability to summon Siri with just your voice. With this feature enabled, Siri will be actively listening and waiting for your commands, but only whenever the iPhone or iPad is connected ... Read More

Fixing an “Item can’t be moved to Trash because item can’t be deleted” Error in Mac OS X

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:50
Deleting files and folders from the Mac is usually as simple as dragging the item to remove into the Trash can, but on rare occasions things don’t quite go as planned. One of the more peculiar errors when trying to remove a file appears in the form of the following message when attempting to send ... Read More

How to Prepare a Mac for the OS X Yosemite Update the Right Way

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:56
OS X Yosemite is the latest version of the Mac operating system, complete with an overhauled user interface and a variety of new features that are sure to make your Mac experience better and more productive. While OS X Yosemite is free and arrives as a simple to use installer from the Mac App Store, ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 6 Released

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 18:26
Mac users who are participating in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program will find the sixth beta release available to them as a small download. The latest public beta build is versioned as 14A388b and arrives a few days after the most recent release of the OS X Yosemite Developer Preview, which is versioned ... Read More

Does iOS 8 Feel Slow? 4 Tips to Help Fix Sluggish Performance & Lag

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 20:01
Though iOS 8 has tons of great new features and so many improvements, the release has not been entirely trouble-free for some users, and certain iPhone and iPad devices may feel as if their performance has degraded after the update. The extent of the speed issue seems to vary, ranging from random and generally sluggish ... Read More

Mac Setup: A Gorgeously Minimalist Apple Household

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 20:20
This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from Adam J., whose Apple hardware spans multiple rooms, offering a gorgeous combination of minimalism and functionality. Let’s jump right in and learn a bit more about this beautiful setup: Tell us a bit about your Apple setup and why you chose it? In short… I love ... Read More

Make Reading iBooks in the Dark Easier for the Eyes with Auto-Night Mode on iPhone & iPad

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:13
If you use iBooks and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to read, you can improve your evening reading experience by switching the theme to Sepia or the “Night” color scheme. Up until now though, you’ve had to perform that theme change yourself, and if you get caught up in a good book, you know ... Read More

Record Incredible Time-Lapse Video with the iPhone Camera

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 18:48
Of the many Camera improvements that arrived on iPhone with the release of iOS 8, perhaps one of the most fun and interesting to use is the Time-Lapse feature. Not long ago, Time-Lapse photography and video was considered fairly advanced, but the iPhone makes it so simple that quite literally anyone can record a high ... Read More

How To Use Reachability with iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus to Improve Single-Handed Usage

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 00:59
The larger screen displays of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus make them beautiful to view apps, text, and images on, but some users find that using the devices with a single hand is a bit more challenging. But one-handed usage of the larger screen iPhone models is made considerably easier thanks to the help ... Read More