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UI Designers, Get this Free iOS 8 Vector GUI Elements Kit

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:27
iOS 8 looks mostly similar to iOS 7, but there are enough interface changes to make it different, and there are actually many more subtle adjustments than most users may initially recognize. The developers and designers out there do notice that kind of thing though, and this excellent vector-based GUI element kit from the talented ... Read More

How to Hide Twitter & Facebook Buttons from Sharing Panel in iOS 8

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:40
If you’re like many other iPhone and iPad users, when you go to share a picture from your iOS device, you’re probably going to send it through Messages or Mail, and you’re not trying to go about posting it to Twitter or Facebook. Nonetheless, those Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons sit there in every iOS ... Read More

How to Share an iTunes Library Between Partitions in Mac OS X

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:41
If your Mac has multiple partitions running different operating systems, either for dual booting OS X or for Boot Camp, you may decide you want to share the exact same iTunes Library across those different operating systems. This allows you to have the same music library regardless of what OS you’re booted into, and it ... Read More

Use “Send Last Location” to Find a Lost iPhone Even If Battery is Dead

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 22:15
One of the best things about Find My iPhone is the ability to, well, find your iPhone if you happen to misplace it. It’s a feature that every iOS device owner (and Mac users too) should have enabled on their devices, but up until now there has been a problem; when a devices battery runs ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Golden Master 1.0 & Public Beta 4 Released

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 18:24
Apple has released OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate 1.0 to those registered with the Mac Developer program, the build number is 14A379a. Separately, Apple released an update for Yosemite Public Beta users, versioned as OS X Yosemite Beta 4, carrying build 14A379b. Mac developers can find the OS X Yosemite GM 1.0 release through ... Read More

iOS 8.1 Beta 1 Available for Developers

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 00:03
Hot off the heels of the iOS 8.0.2 update, Apple has released the first developer beta of iOS 8.1. The beta build is number 12B401 and presumably focuses on bug fixes and feature improvements to the mobile operating system. iOS 8.1 beta 1 software is limited to those registered with the official Apple Developer Program. ... Read More

OS X Bash Update 1.0 Released to Address Shellshock Security Flaw

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 23:07
Apple has released an important security update for Mac users, labeled as OS X Bash Update 1.0. The update addresses a recently discovered critical security flaw known as “Shellshock” that impacts the bash shell, the default shell used by the Terminal app of OS X, and is recommended for all users to install even if ... Read More

How to Type Superscript & Subscript Text in Pages for Mac OS X

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 21:34
Subscript and superscript text formatting is commonly used in the math and science world when writing out chemicals, formulas, and expressions. Subscript appears slightly lower and smaller than the primary text, while superscript appears slightly higher and smaller than the primary text (like an exponent, 8^3). If you need to type subscript or superscript characters ... Read More

How to Stop Other Devices Ringing When iPhone Gets a Phone Call

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 20:27
If you have multiple devices running iOS 8 and using the same Apple ID, you’ve probably noticed that an incoming phone call rings on every one of the devices at the same time. In other words, an inbound phone call will ring not only your iPhone, but also any other iPad, iOS device, or Mac ... Read More

Retina Display iMac Expected to Launch This Fall?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:00
Two consistently reliable sources of Apple rumors say the company will debut new iMac computers featuring Retina displays this year. First reported by 9to5mac, Apple is said to be in “late testing” stages for the revamped iMac line, with the machines featuring new internal components, faster processors, improved Wi-Fi capabilities, and of course, the ultra-high ... Read More

10 Beautifully Abstract High-Res Bokeh Wallpapers

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 20:28
Abstract images make some of the best wallpapers because they’re gorgeous and, unlike scenery or text, they’re not distracting. This group of ten high-resolution bokeh pictures from hobbyist photographer Radoslav Holan are no exception, they’re absolutely beautiful to look at and make for perfect desktop backgrounds. He shot the pictures over the last two days ... Read More

Mac Setup: The Incredible Custom Office of a Landscape Architect

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 19:24
We feature a wide range of Mac setups here, but this one is particularly stunning and may be one of the most amazing workstations we’ve covered yet. From top-of-the-line Apple hardware, an entire custom designed building and office, to the whopping 65′ x 16′ projection screen (yes, that is measured as FEET, not inches) displaying ... Read More

2 Big Reasons Why You Might Want to Buy iPhone 6 Plus Over iPhone 6

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 21:33
Much has been said about the iPhone 6 Plus already, and there are plenty of thorough reviews describing the hardware, the design, camera, and every other little improvement and detail of the device. After using one for a week, two things in particular really stand out to me which differentiate the iPhone 6 Plus over ... Read More

Resolving an iTunes “iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted” Error Message When Updating iOS

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 23:02
Some iPhone and iPad users who went to update to the latest version of iOS using iTunes may have discovered an error message saying the following: “The iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted. Make sure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active, or try again later.” While sometimes this ... Read More

iOS 8.0.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 01:29
Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 8. The update includes multiple bug fixes, including resolutions to problems introduced by the failed iOS 8.0.1 launch. Full release notes for iOS 8.0.2 are included below. Updating to iOS 8.0.2 with Over-the-Air Download The simplest way for users to ... Read More

How to Regain a Missing URL Address Bar in Safari for Mac OS X

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 20:46
The address bar in Safari shows you what website URL you are currently visiting, and it also doubles as a search bar in recent versions too. That makes it a fairly critical component of the Safari browser for many of us, so if you use Safari as your default web browser and find that it ... Read More

How to Add Third Party Keyboards to iPhone & iPad in iOS 8

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 18:53
iOS 8 gained the ability for users to add third party keyboards to their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This has allowed for popular keyboards from the Android world, like the gesture-based Swype keyboard, to arrive to iOS, many of which aim to make typing on a touch screen significantly easier. Such keyboard are available ... Read More

How to Delete the Buggy iOS 8.0.1 Update from Your iPhone & Prevent Accidental Installation

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 22:07
The original iOS 8.0.1 update has proven to be a disaster for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, where it has led to a nonexistent cellular connection and malfunctioning Touch ID. This has forced users to restore or downgrade their iPhones to resolve the iOS 8.0.1 problem, a nuisance to say the least. While ... Read More

iOS 8.0.1 Cause “No Service” on Your iPhone? Here’s How to Fix It

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 19:05
The iOS 8.0.1 update is causing a lot of iPhone owners grief, particularly those who have a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, where it has apparently killed the cellular signal of those devices, leading to a persistent “No Service” problem. Additionally, Touch ID has stopped working on those devices. Obviously this is not ... Read More

iOS 8.0.1 Update Released for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [Update: Avoid For Now]

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 18:25
IMPORTANT: iOS 8.0.1 update has caused some users to lose cellular signals and Touch ID capabilities, and Apple has pulled it from their servers. Users are strongly advised to not install the update yet. More information about the “No Service” issues and other complaints with the update are available below. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 ... Read More

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