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Get Notifications for Specific Email Threads in iOS Mail App

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:26
The iOS Mail app has long included a variety of ways to be notified of new emails, whether it’s the standard notification for all new messages, or having a unique alert set to specific VIP contacts. Perhaps even better is a feature added to recent versions of iOS that allow for individual email thread alerts, ... Read More

Edit Autofill Information in Safari for Mac OS X

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:58
Autofill is one of the more useful features of Safari that automatically fill online order forms and logins, whether it’s a name, shipping address, login and password, or even payment and credit card information. Of course, if you change any of that information like an address or payment details, that old autofill information filling up ... Read More

Show a Preview Panel in Every Finder Window of Mac OS X

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 23:28
The Column view of the OS X Finder has long been popular with users who like to see a preview of what image or document they are selecting in the Finder. Of course, the problem with that preview panel is that up until OS X Yosemite, it was limited to the Column view, and if ... Read More

OS X 10.10.1 Beta 2 Released to Developers

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:33
Apple has released the second beta version of OS X 10.10.1 to those registered with the Mac Developer Program. The update arrives as build 14B23 and is a relatively small download, weighing in around 300MB. Release notes accompanying the second seed of OS X 10.10.1 are the same as the first beta seed, saying the ... Read More

Microsoft Office Apps for iPhone & iPad Available as Free Download

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 19:32
The popular Microsoft Office suite is available as a free download for iPhone and iPad owners, and the latest versions no longer requires an Office365 subscription to use, create, and modify documents. The iOS releases of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Powerpoint are fully functional for basic tasks, providing a welcome experience for iPhone ... Read More

Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 8.1 Available for Mac OS X

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 17:51
The Pangu 8 jailbreak utility is now available to Mac users who wish to jailbreak an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2, or iOS 8.1. Jailbreaking is generally best reserved for advanced users who have a compelling reason to jailbreak their hardware, though the Pangu8 utility is easy to use, untethered, ... Read More

How to Change an Apple ID & iCloud Account in Mac OS X

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 20:35
All users should have their own Apple ID, which is tied not only to an iCloud account, Messages, FaceTime, App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and Passbook with ApplePay, but in new versions of OS X an Apple ID can also be used to log into a Mac user account too. Because each Mac user should have ... Read More

Use Private Browsing Mode in Safari for OS X Yosemite on a Per-Window Basis

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 19:47
Safari in OS X Yosemite gained the ability to initiate private browsing mode on a per-window basis. This is a marked difference from how Private Browsing worked previously in Safari on the Mac, which converted all browser windows and tabs that are open in Safari into privacy mode. Now, you can open an individual Private ... Read More

How to Recover Deleted Photos & Video from iPhone & iPad the Easy Way

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 20:34
Accidentally deleting photos from an iPhone or iPad happens and it’s not a fun feeling to know that you may have lost a photo or group of images you wanted to keep. Fortunately the latest versions of iOS support an automatic recovery process that allow you to restore deleted pictures, directly from your iPhone, iPad, ... Read More

How to Mute Group Messages on iPhone & iPad

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 22:26
Group messaging is one of those features that’s great when you want to be in a group conversation, and completely annoying when you don’t want your iPhone to be included in a barrage of group text messages. A new feature in iOS aims to relieve the latter situation, when your iPhone or iPad is being ... Read More

Change the iTunes 12 Font Size to be Larger or Smaller

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 19:11
iTunes 12 brought about some fairly significant user interface changes to the media player app, one of which is the size of the font shown in playlist and music views. The new default iTunes font is smaller with tighter padding between list items, and accordingly it can be difficult to read for some users. But ... Read More

5 Of The Worst Things About iPhone 6 Plus

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 20:34
The iPhone 6 Plus is easily the best smartphone I’ve had and I would highly recommend it to anyone for a variety of reasons, notably the wonderful screen and stellar battery life. While there is plenty to rave about, sometimes sharing what’s not to like can be helpful to others who are thinking about making ... Read More

How to Navigate Mail Messages with the Keyboard in Mac OS X

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:32
Many Mac users who rely on Mail app for accessing their emails in OS X are in the habit of navigating emails with their mouse, double-clicking an email, closing it, then repeating to go to the next message. A lesser known option is to use the keyboard to navigate within Mail messages of OS X, ... Read More

iOS 8.1.1 Beta 1 Released to Developers

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:41
Apple has released the first beta of iOS 8.1.1 to those participating in the iOS Developer program. The update arrives as build 12B432 and is said to include multiple bug fixes, as well as performance improvements for the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. Being a minor release, it is unlikely that iOS 8.1.1 will include ... Read More

OS X 10.10.1 Update Seed 1 Released to Developers

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 06:23
Apple has released the first build of OS X 10.10.1 to those registered with the Mac Developer program. Labeled as “Pre-release OS X Update Seed 10.10.1″, the build is 14B17 and is currently only available to developers, the release is not part of the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program. The OS X 10.10.1 seed ... Read More

Automatically Delete Old Messages from iPhone with iOS 8+

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 20:35
Messages in iOS can grow to take up considerable storage space over time, particularly for users who frequently send and receive multimedia on an iPhone. Each photo taken with an iPhone camera can easily consume 4MB, and movies will take up even more space, and it’s not unusual for an iPhone user to eventually wind ... Read More

Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Safari for OS X Yosemite

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 19:46
RSS is a really great way to follow some of your favorite web sites and skim headlines to check out specific articles you most want to read. Many Mac users rely on third party apps for subscribing to RSS feeds, but the newest versions of Safari for OS X have an RSS subscription feature built ... Read More

Mac Setup: The Workstation of a Startup Co-Founder & CEO

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 20:54
This weeks featured Mac setup is the workstation of Dr Alain B., the Co-Founder and CEO of a startup. Let’s jump right in to learn a bit more about the hardware, software, and how it’s all put to use: Tell us a bit about what you do? I am the Co-Founder and CEO of Kitchology, ... Read More

Automatically Install OS X Updates on a Mac with Yosemite

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 19:41
Automatic Updates has been possible for Mac apps for quite some time, but up until now the system updates of OS X were not part of that automatic installation option. That changed with OS X Yosemite, and now Mac users who would rather take a hands-off approach to maintaining their Macs OS X software updates ... Read More

The Two Enigmatically Missing iPad Air 2 Mountain Wallpapers

Sat, 11/01/2014 - 17:55
Apple recently launched the updated iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, and splashed upon the product pages showing off the fancy new retina displays are two lock screen wallpapers of some beautiful mountain scenery. Many users though we’d see these wallpapers available with iOS 8.1, but for whatever reason they weren’t included with that ... Read More