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3 Tips to Prevent iPhone Overheating & Temperature Warnings

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 23:18
Have you ever seen the Temperature Warning on the iPhone before, saying “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it”, appearing seemingly out of nowhere? If you’ve ever left your iPhone outdoors on a hot sunny day for too long, you probably have. And if you haven’t seen that warning, let’s try to ... Read More

iPhone 6 Sales Expected to be Huge, According to WSJ Report

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 19:07
Apple is expecting the upcoming larger screened iPhone 6 models to be huge sellers, judging by manufacturing orders issued to suppliers and reported by Wall Street Journal. Specifically, WSJ reports that Apple has requested a combined total of 70 million to 80 million iPhone units from manufacturers for initial orders. The enormous number is said ... Read More

Apple “Stickers” Ad for MacBook Air is “The notebook people love” [Video]

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 06:13
Apple has started to run a new commercial for the MacBook Air, titled “Stickers”. The ad features a look at the customizations which people make to the back enclosure of their MacBooks with a huge variety of stickers, ranging from various abstract designs, to a Snow White decal, a huge assortment of brand stickers, Space ... Read More

How to Remotely Disable iCloud Activation Lock from an iPhone

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 23:51
iCloud Activation Lock is a feature that allows users to lock down an iPhone (or iPad) and require the entry of an Apple ID before the device becomes usable again. It’s part of the excellent Find My iPhone service and is extremely useful for many reasons, but it can also be a real pain if ... Read More

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4 & iTunes 12 Beta Released for Dev Download

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:38
Mac developers running OS X Yosemite will find Developer Preview 4 1.0 is now available to download from the Mac App Store. Additionally, the first beta release of iTunes 12.0 has been made available for developers, and an update to OS X Yosemite Recovery should also be installed. Each of these beta releases are intended ... Read More

iOS 8 Beta 4 Download Released for Developers, Use OTA to Get It Now

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:17
Apple has released the 4th beta version of iOS 8, containing bug fixes and improvements, to those registered with the iOS Developer Program. The new build is versioned as 12A4331d and runs on all iOS 8 compatible models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch hardware. The easiest way to download and install iOS 8 beta ... Read More

Run QuickTime Player 7 in OS X Yosemite & Mavericks

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:51
QuickTime Player, the video player and editing tool bundled with the Mac for ages, received a fairly major overhaul when it turned into QuickTime Player X. While it became free and lost the need to upgrade to a Pro version, it also lost out on a lot of really nice professional features that QuickTime Player ... Read More

How to Quit Multiple iPhone Apps Simultaneously in iOS with Multitouch

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 20:04
If you ever need to quit out of more than one app on the iPhone, or quit a bunch of apps quickly in iOS, using a handy multitouch swipe gesture at the iOS multitasking screen is enough to quit apps simultaneously. This works really well to quickly clear out the multitask bar of all running ... Read More

Quickly Turn Off the iPhone Alarm Clock with a Swipe

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 21:25
The iPhone Clock app has replaced many bedside alarm clocks out there, fitting since many of us sleep with an iPhone on a bed stand anyway. While most users know that you can snooze / sleep the iPhone alarm by just tapping on the screen or pressing one of physical buttons on the phone (volume ... Read More

Mac Setups: Desk of a Rehab Director & Assistant Professor

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 19:45
This week’s featured Mac setup comes to us from John D., the director of a hospital inpatient physical rehabilitation unit and an adjunct assistant professor. Let’s get right to it and learn a bit more about this workstation and how this Apple gear is put to use: What hardware does your Mac setup consist of? ... Read More

Prevent Volume Buttons from Changing the Ringer & Alert Levels on iPhone

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 20:09
If you’ve ever let a child play with your iPhone, you know that every physical button probably gets pressed a few million times, often repeatedly. There’s obviously little harm in that by itself, but a fairly common scenario is that a parent hands their iPhone to their kid to play a game or watch a ... Read More

How to Bulk Remove Many Photos on iPhone Quickly with a Date Trick

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 01:41
If you need to remove a bunch of pictures from your iPhone, the iOS Photos app now includes a handy group selection tool that allows for bulk modification of many images without having to resort to tapping and marking a ton of pics or any of the other deletion tricks. Instead, mass deleting many multiples ... Read More

Remove User Names from Login Window for Added Security in OS X

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 19:47
The login screen of OS X defaults to showing the account pictures and user names of all accounts on the given Mac. This is undoubtedly convenient for most users as it makes logging into accounts much faster, but for situations where a Mac requires higher security, users may wish to hide user account names from ... Read More

How to Open a .Pages Format File in Windows & Microsoft Word

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:54
The Pages app is the Mac word processor similar to Microsoft Word on the Windows side of things, and by default any Pages document is saved as a Pages format file with with a “.pages” file extension. Typically that’s invisible to Mac users, but if you send a Pages file to someone on a Windows ... Read More

Fix a “iTunes Could Not Backup iPhone” Error Message

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:46
If you regularly make backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the computer with iTunes, you may rarely run into an error when iTunes reports it’s unable to backup the iOS device. This is usually accompanied by a very vague error message like “iTunes could not back up the iPhone “(name)” because the ... Read More

Maintain & Recall Command Line Clipboard History with iTerm 2

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:37
Mac users who spend a lot of time at the command line have yet another reason to use iTerm 2 as their default terminal client; clipboard history. Added in the most recent version of iTerm, a running history of OS X clipboard activity can be natively stored, recalled, and summoned directly in iTerm2, accessible through ... Read More

Disable Call Waiting on the iPhone for Beep-Free Phone Calls

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 20:03
Call Waiting is the feature that allows you to hear another incoming call when you’re already on active phone call, often referred to as a ‘beep’. On the iPhone, you can then look at your screen and the incoming callers number or contact details will be shown. Call Waiting is obviously very useful for many ... Read More

How to Enable Multiple Profile & Guest Browsing Support in Chrome

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 23:27
If you share a computer, or when someone else just needs to use your web browser for a while, you probably know the dread of worrying about a million saved web logins, history, saved searches, and whatever other customizations and personal data you have in the browser. Common solutions are often to use a guest ... Read More

How to Change the Profile Picture of a Mac User Account

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 19:38
The first time you set up a Mac or new user account, you’re asked to pick a profile picture for that account. Most of us set this image once and don’t think much about it, but that profile picture follows us around in OS X and is visible at each boot login menu, in the ... Read More

5 Simple & Beautiful Smooth Gradient Wallpapers

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 23:07
Just about everyone loves great wallpapers to spruce up their device desktops and backgrounds, but sometimes obvious scenery is a bit distracting. Rather than settle for something totally dull, a wonderful in-between choice is to use some gorgeous color gradients as wallpaper instead, and that’s exactly what these five choices offer in a variety of ... Read More