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New Apple TV (4th Generation) Released, Buy Now & Ship Friday

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 17:14
Apple has released the new 4th generation Apple TV, an all new Apple TV that includes more powerful hardware, a touch controller, and Siri voice interaction. Content arrives to the devices from the App Store, iTunes Store, and apps that serve as everything from playable games to channels from Netflix, HBO, ESPN, PBS, YouTube, Hulu, ... Read More

Get Android Marshmallow Wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, Mac, & PC

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 20:30
While Apple routinely picks great wallpapers for iOS and OS X, so does Google with Android, and the wallpapers bundled with the Android Marshmallow release look really great on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Windows too. From the Grand Canyon, the Great Pyramid of Giza, coral reefs, to multiple satellite shots of landscapes, the wallpapers look ... Read More

3 New iPhone 6s Commercials Focus on Camera & Hey Siri Feature

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 20:05
Apple is running a new series of iPhone 6s advertisements on TV, each in the same general theme of prior iPhone 6s ads with a handclapping soundtrack. The new spots focus on the devices camera, as well as the Hey Siri feature. Two of the new ads are a bit different however and focus on ... Read More

How to Connect an iPhone or iPad to a TV

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 21:43
You can easily connect any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a TV screen or even many projectors with the help of a wired connector adapter and HDMI cable. As long as the recipient TV, display, or projector has an HDMI input port, you can mirror the iPhone or iPad display directly to that screen. ... Read More

Mac Setup: MacBook Pro Standing Desk Workstation

Sat, 10/24/2015 - 19:10
This week we’re sharing the Mac setup of Brandon R., which is a great standing desk workstation in New York City. Let’s jump in to learn more: What hardware is included in your Mac setup? The following hardware is on a stand-up desk: MacBook Pro 15″ with Retina Display, 2.5GHz Core i7 CPU with 16GB ... Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 21:10
iOS 9.1 is a worthwhile update with bug fixes and new emoji for most iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who are running iOS 9, but some users who have updated from iOS 9.0.2 to iOS 9.1 may decide they’d like to go back to the earlier version. Maybe it’s because iOS 9.0.2 has a ... Read More

How to Search System Preferences in Mac OS X for Settings & Adjustments

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 20:40
Though many preferences and settings in OS X are easy to find, some aren’t always located in the most obvious locations within System Preferences, and it’s also just easy to forget which panel is going to adjust what you’re looking for on the Mac. Fortunately, the Mac System Preference control panel has a universal search ... Read More

Get Picture-in-Picture Floating Videos on Mac OS X with Helium App

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 20:00
If you want to play a web based video while you work or multitask on the Mac, you’ll typically resize a small browser window and stuff it into the corner of your screen, right? Rather than do that, you can use a neat little free app called Helium, which creates a floating overlay of videos ... Read More

Watch 12 New Apple Watch Commercials

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 17:27
Apple is airing a large variety of Apple Watch commercials, all sharing a similar theme of some sort of activity taking place while someone is wearing an Apple Watch to complete various tasks or actions. Each video is a fairly short 15 seconds, with an individual set against a neon gradient background while catchy music ... Read More

Security Update 2015-007 & Others for OS X Mavericks & Yosemite Released

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 23:57
Apple has released Security Update 2015-007 for Macs running OS X Yosemite and OS X Mavericks, Safari 9.0.1 for OS X Mavericks and Yosemite, alongside a Mac EFI Security Update for some specific Macs. The security updates are recommended for Mac users to install, particularly if they’re not yet updating to OS X El Capitan. ... Read More

OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Update for Mac Available with Bug Fixes

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 18:33
Apple has released the final version of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 to Mac users. The update includes a variety of important bug fixes, including resolutions to issues found with the original El Capitan installer, compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016, resolutions to various Mail issues, and the inclusion of over 150 new Emoji character icons, ... Read More

iOS 9.1 Update for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Released with New Emoji & Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 18:23
The final build of iOS 9.1 is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. The update arrives as build 13b143 and includes various bug fixes and improvements to the software, along with over a hundred new Emoji character icons. While many bug fixes are noted in the release notes and there is one ... Read More

WatchOS 2.0.1 Update for Apple Watch with Battery Life Improvements & Bug Fixes

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 18:11
Apple has released WatchOS 2.0.1 for Apple Watch users, the update includes several bug fixes, but perhaps most notable are improvements to battery life performance. WatchOS 2.0.1 also includes support for new Emoji icons introduced in the accompanying iOS 9.1 update for iPhone and iPad, and

How to Record 4K Video on iPhone 6S & iPhone 6s Plus

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 20:07
The new iPhone cameras are able to record ultra high resolution video at 4K resolution, though the high definition movie capturing ability is not enabled by default. Thus, in order to capture 4K high definition video with the iPhone you’ll need to enable the super HD recording feature first, which is done through the devices ... Read More

How to Use Internet Explorer 11 in Mac OS X the Easy Way

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 21:53
Internet Explorer 11 is a Windows web browser from Microsoft, but those running OS X on a Mac can also use Internet Explorer 11 through a great free service called ModernIE from Microsoft. Being able to run Internet Explorer 11 directly on the Mac without having to access a Windows machine or boot a VM ... Read More

How to Request Desktop Versions of Mobile Websites in Safari for iOS 9

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 20:28
Generally speaking, using a websites intended mobile version is recommended when the site is accessed from an iPhone or iPod touch, since mobile websites tend to be optimized for smaller screens. Nonetheless, sometimes a user visiting a mobile site may wish to access a desktop version of the same website from their iPhone, iPod touch, ... Read More

Mac Setup: Desk of a Software Developer & IT Architect

Sun, 10/18/2015 - 20:21
This week we’re featuring the Mac workstation of Keith K., a software developer whose desk features a 4k display mounted on an articulating arm, let’s get right to it and learn a bit more about this setup! What do you use for Apple Gear for? I am a software developer and I.T. Architect.  I use ... Read More

How to Install Java in OS X El Capitan

Sat, 10/17/2015 - 20:13
Some Mac users require installing Java in OS X El Capitan, perhaps for compatibility with a particular web site or application, or because they’re a java developer. But Apple has becoming increasingly strict with Java, and by default it is no longer installed with a OS X 10.11 clean install, and you’ll find that after ... Read More

Fixing Wi-Fi Issues in OS X El Capitan

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 20:16
Though Apple has largely resolved the wi-fi issues that persisted in some Macs with prior OS X releases, some users with OS X El Capitan may encounter wireless networking issues after updating to the latest OS X release. Typically the wi-fi problems are in the form of dropping connections or strangely slow speeds, and the ... Read More

Apple Runs iPhone 6s Commercial Focused on 3D Touch

Fri, 10/16/2015 - 07:32
Apple has introduced a new iPhone 6s commercial called “3D Touch”, appropriately named given the emphasis on the 3D Touch feature of the devices screen. The advertisement is airing now on primetime television, if you’ve been watching football you likely saw it already, but it has also been embedded below for easy viewing. The narration ... Read More