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Reversible USB Lightning Cables May Be Coming with New iPhone & iPad

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:53
Apple may introduce a reversible USB Lightning adapter soon, marking a subtle but welcome change to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch USB connectors. The reversible portion of the cable would be the USB side that connects to a Mac or PC, as the Lightning adapter end is already reversible. Multiple reports and pictures claiming to ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 Released

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 18:14
Apple has released the 6th developer preview build of OS X Yosemite to those registered with the Mac Developer Program. The update arrives as build 14A3429f, likely includes feature refinements and bug fixes, and is recommended for all Yosemite Dev Preview users to install. OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 can be downloaded from the ... Read More

12 Incredibly Stunning Macro Photography Wallpapers

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 21:32
Macro photography is an art form that gives us an unusually close look at a subject, and good macro shots can also make absolutely stunning wallpapers. That’s exactly what we’re sharing here, with twelve incredible macro shots of nature subjects generously shared from YJ Chua, a talented hobbyist photographer whose Mac setup we recently featured. ... Read More

Keep a Record of All Emails Sent from iPhone by Always BCCing Yourself

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 23:01
Though most email services nowadays support the “Sent” outbox, where you can easily find all emails that you’ve sent out from an iPhone (or elsewhere with that email account), not all mail providers do. This is particularly true for POP3 accounts where the email will be downloaded once from the server then deleted from the ... Read More

Mac Setup: Desk of a Student & Hobbyist Photographer

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 21:25
This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from YJ, a student and photographer who has a great workstation, along with some excellent advice for backing up your stuff. Let’s jump to it and learn more… Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do? My name is YJ Chua and I’m a 19-year ... Read More

Add Items to the Mac Finder Window Toolbar with a Drag & Drop Trick

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:26
Few Mac users seem to know it, but the Finder window toolbars of OS X can be customized to serve as a quick-launch panel. You can store almost anything in the Finder toolbar, whether it’s an app, a directory, automator action, network share, a website bookmark, or even a frequently accessed document. Adding items to ... Read More

Show a Photo On Your iPhone Without Someone Accessing Camera Roll

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:55
Have you ever wanted to share an iPhone picture with someone, but you’re concerned about them flipping through your camera roll and finding other photos you’d rather not share? If you want to limit that you have a few options available, but because the iPhone doesn’t have a specific ability to lock onto a single ... Read More

How to Add a New Path to PATH the Right Way at Command Line

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:08
The user path is the series of directories that command line programs are searched in order to run. For example, if you type ‘iostat’ into the terminal, then iostat will be run from /usr/sbin because “/usr/sbin” is part of your $PATH. Accordingly, users who frequently use the command line may need to adjust or add ... Read More

Six iPhone 6 Rumors That Are Most Likely To Be True

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 19:33
There’s no shortage of next generation iPhone rumors out there, but as the iPhone 6 debut nears it’s becoming a bit easier to whittle down what’s likely and what’s not. With that in mind, here are six of the most likely rumors for we can all expect from the next iPhone. Bigger Screens: 4.7″ and ... Read More

Safari 7.0.6 & Safari 6.1.6 with Security Updates Released for Mac

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 22:20
Apple has released a small update to Safari for Mac OS X, versioned as Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6. Both updates contain important security fixes and improved memory handling, and Apple recommends that all Mac users install the updates. The simplest way to download the latest version of Safari is through the Mac App Store. ... Read More

Fixing App Store “Could Not Complete Purchase : Unknown Error” Messages

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:10
Typically you can download anything from the Mac App Store without incident, that’s the way things are supposed to work. Sometimes things aren’t so hunky-dory, and one of the more peculiar errors from the App Store is the incredibly vague “We could not complete your purchase – Unknown Error” message. Having experienced this error message ... Read More

Set the Default Google Account for Multiple Gmail Account Users

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:09
Using Google’s “multiple sign-in” feature is a great way to juggle between multiple Google accounts and Gmail addresses. But a common issue with using multiple Google accounts is being able to determine which is the default account, and it’s easy to get things mixed up with multiple logins. That’s what we’re looking to resolve here, ... Read More

How to Start & Use a Timer with Siri on iPhone & iPad for Easy Countdowns

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:30
Whether you’re waiting for your favorite show to come on TV, some wet paint to dry, or that chicken parmesan to finish cooking in the oven, we all need to use a countdown for helping us wait for something throughout regular life. Fortunately, the iPhone and iPad has such a feature built right in, and ... Read More

Set a Password on iWork Files in Mac OS X for Added Security

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:47
Every app in the iWork suite offers optional password protection of files created, modified, or opened within their respective application. In practice, this means that no user will be able to open or access the file and view the contents on their Mac or iOS device without entering the password first. Password protecting iWork documents ... Read More

Next Generation iPad Models Coming Soon with Anti-Reflection Screens

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:29
Apple will release revisions to the iPad Air and iPad Mini in the coming months, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The report says the upcoming iPad models will feature a new “anti-reflection coating”, which will apparently make the display easier to read. Production is said to be currently under way, and the devices ... Read More

Two New iPad ‘Verse’ Commercials Running: Yaoband & Jason [Video]

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 22:54
Apple has started to air two new iPad commercials on TV, following in the same “Verse” theme that was introduced some time ago with the iPad Air. Both videos emphasize how the iPad and great apps supplement the activities and work of individuals, and are embedded below for easy viewing. Jason’s Verse iPad Ad “Jason’s ... Read More

Print Files Directly from Mac Desktop & OS X Finder to Save Time

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:56
Did you know you can start printing any file directly from the desktop of a Mac? While most users open a file and then print it from the application of which the file was built in, that’s not actually necessary, instead printing can be initiated from anywhere in the Finder of OS X. This often ... Read More

Mac Mail Keeps Asking to Enter Password? Here’s How to Fix That

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 21:20
When you set up a new Mail account in Mac OS X, you typically enter the service provider, email address, and the email accounts password once, then everything just works, right? Well, generally, but sometimes things aren’t so simple, and a frustrating issue that some users encounter is Mail app repeatedly asking for their password, ... Read More

3 Hilarious Apple Humor Videos to Watch And Have a Laugh

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 19:31
Apple rumors are in high gear right now, with the iPhone 6 launch date just under a month away, the next generation iPad coming sometime in October, and the iWatch apparently arriving that same month too. Rather than taking things too seriously, let’s take a lighter look at the Apple obsession with these three videos ... Read More

Mac Setup: Triple Display Workstation of an Integrations Developer

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 17:42
This week we’re featuring the Mac workstation of James B., an Integrations Developer who has a great home office with an excellent view behind his desk. Let’s jump in and learn a bit more about this Mac setup and how it’s used: What hardware is included in your Mac setup? I am running everything on ... Read More