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Check & Modify AutoCorrect Settings from the Command Line in OS X

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 21:18
Spelling autocorrect features tend to be divisive, with Mac users usually either loving it or hating it. Most Mac users know they can easily turn off autocorrect through an OS X system preference change, but the System Preferences are only accessible from the graphical interface of a Mac. If you’re wanting to automate the enabling ... Read More

iOS 8.2 Beta 3 Released for Developers

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 18:05
Apple has released a third beta of iOS 8.2, versioned as build 12D5452a, for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The beta software is available now for those registered with the iOS Developer program. Participating iOS developers can download iOS 8.2 beta 3 from the official Dev Center website, or update through the ... Read More

A Quick & Easy Email Navigation Trick All iPhone Users Should Know

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:20
While it’s increasingly common to get overwhelmed in the ocean of emails, the Mail app in iOS includes a really great feature to help you quickly navigate between and scan through tons of emails very quickly. The navigation feature is prominent in the Mail app, and though many users will know about this already, it ... Read More

How to Send & Receive Text Messages from Mac with SMS Relay for OS X Yosemite

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 17:49
The Mac Messages app has long had support for sending and receiving iMessages, and now the latest versions of Messages for OS X support a new feature which allows you to send and receive SMS text messages as well. This basically means that you can talk to someone using an Android, Windows phone, ancient flip ... Read More

How to Always Show the User Library Folder in OS X Yosemite the Easy Way

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:00
An individuals user Library folder contains personalizations, preference files, caches, and other contents specific to any given individual user account on a Mac. While most users won’t need access to their user account Library directory, some advanced users like to have easy access to that folder for a variety of purposes. All modern versions of ... Read More

“We Have Different Phone Numbers, Why Are Our iPhones Ringing at the Same Time?”

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 22:08
Many iPhone users have discovered that since updating a few of the household phones to the latest versions of iOS, suddenly when one iPhone rings, so does another completely different iPhone with a different phone number. This is often the case with spouses and partners who find their iPhone ringing when their wife or husbands ... Read More

How to Re-Install OS X with Internet Recovery on a Mac

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 20:23
In some rare situations, reinstalling OS X on a Mac may be required. This is made fairly easy as all modern Macs include the OS X Internet Recovery feature, which lets you reinstall OS X through a netboot type of mode that is accessed from the internet rather than a local drive. This is helpful ... Read More

Apple Releases Annual Holiday Commercial for 2014: The Song

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 19:21
Apple has released their annual holiday commercial, titled “The Song”. The advertisement plays out like a short film, following a girl who discovers an old record of her grandmother singing, and then proceeds to use a Mac and iPad to create and share a duet with herself and her grandmothers old recording. The commercial is ... Read More

The OSXDaily Holiday Gift Guide

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 21:07
The Holiday shopping season is here, and let’s face it, the techies and geeks in our lives can be some of the toughest people to shop for. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the more useful, fun, and interesting potential gifts you can get for the gadgeteers in your ... Read More

OS X 10.10.2 Beta 3 Available to Mac Developers with Focus on Wi-Fi & Mail

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:32
Apple has released a third beta version of OS X 10.10.2 to Mac users who are registered with the Macintosh Developer program. The new beta build of 14C81f apparently focuses on several issues where some OS X Yosemite users have experienced ongoing problems with the new Mac operating system, including Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. The update, ... Read More

Safari Updated to Version 8.0.2, 7.1.2, or 6.2.2 for Mac Users

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 21:33
Mac users will find a new Safari update available to them, with the precise version offered depending on the OS X release they are running. The small software update appears to resolve several bugs, in addition to whatever issues may have appeared in another recent Safari update that was later pulled by Apple. The appropriate ... Read More

Health App Dashboard Empty on the iPhone? It’s a Quick Fix

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 19:31
The iOS Health app can keep track of your movement, steps, and fitness throughout the day, and it works really great with the new iPhones… most of the time, at least. But sometimes you can open Health app and rather than seeing a chart of your fitness activity for that day, week, or month, you’ll ... Read More

You Can Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 with TaiG

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 19:12
Users who are interested in jailbreaking their iPhones and iPads will find that iOS 8.1.2 can be jailbroken using an updated version of the TaIG tool. The new version of TaiG came almost immediately after the release of iOS 8.1.2, which apparently does not patch the method utilized by the jailbreaking utility. Jailbreaking is unsupported ... Read More

iOS 8.2 Beta 2 Available for Developers

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 20:52
A second beta of iOS 8.2 has been released to users participating in the iOS Developer program. The newest beta version arrives as build 12D445d and is said to focus primarily on bug fixes that remain with the mobile operating system. Release notes accompanying iOS 8.2 beta say the new build resolves bugs associated with ... Read More

Make TextEdit in Mac OS X Behave More Like Windows Notepad

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 16:54
Many longtime Windows users have grown to rely on the Notepad app for it’s plain text editing simplicity, for everything from writing little code blocks to just serving as a easy way to strip formatting and styling from anything copied into an open Notepad document. As a result, many Windows switchers to the Mac platform ... Read More

iOS 8.1.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Direct Download Links]

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:57
Apple has released iOS 8.1.2 update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. The small update weighs in around 35MB and focuses primarily on bug fixes, most of which are unspecified, though a specific issue for iPhone users where ringtones and text tones would disappear is mentioned in the download notes. Users who are or ... Read More

Resize the Large Buggy Open / Save Dialog Windows in OS X Yosemite

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 19:39
OS X Yosemite has a rather peculiar bug with Open and Save dialog windows, where the file selector or saver dialog window shows up as inappropriately large. Sometimes the Open / Save window gets so big that it goes underneath the users Dock or even off screen, effectively preventing the dialog window from being resized. ... Read More

Best iOS Apps & Games of 2014, as Chosen by Apple

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 19:01
Apple has unveiled their picks for the best iPhone and iPad apps and games of 2014. The list includes some apps that you’re probably familiar with, and likely a notable amount of games or apps that you’ve never heard of, which can make these Apple provided “best of” lists a good way of discovering new ... Read More

How to Permanently Remove a Photo from iPad & iPhone Instantly

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:13
A side effect of iOS including an extraordinarily convenient way to easily recover deleted photos is that pictures are not completely removed from an iPhone or iPad immediately, at least unless the user takes specific action to delete a picture permanently. That’s what we’re going to cover here, so that if you have a photo ... Read More

iPad Air 2 Commercial “Change is in the Air” Now Running

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 20:19
Apple is running new TV commercials for the iPad Air 2, the spots are called “Change is in the Air” and it appears there are at least two variations of the same commercial, one of which is embedded below. Each ad features a wide variety of people using the iPad Air for many different purposes, ... Read More