16 Gorgeous Christmas & Holiday Themed Bokeh Wallpapers

Dec 20, 2014 - 1 Comment

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Ae you ready to get your desktops and devices into the Holiday spirit? Decorate your Mac and iOS device backgrounds with this absolutely beautiful collection of high-resolution holiday themed bokeh wallpapers, featuring gorgeous abstractions of Christmas lights and decorations as shot by Radoslav Holan. There are sixteen images to choose from, and every one of them is simply beautiful and perfectly fit for the holiday season. Pick and choose, or get them all below!

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Fun - 1 Comment

Mac Setup: Mac Pro Video Editing & Music Production Workstation

Dec 20, 2014 - 3 Comments

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The weekend is here which means it’s time for another featured Mac setup! This time we’re sharing the awesome workstation of Philip S., a media producer from the UK who has some great advice on building a dream setup. Let’s jump to it and learn a bit more…

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 3 Comments

How to Turn Off Keyboard Click Sounds on iPhone & iPad

Dec 19, 2014 - 3 Comments

Turn off keyboard click sounds on the iPhone

A little clicking sound is made every time you type on the iPhone keyboard. Some users really like that sound effect and find that it helps them to type on the virtual keyboard easier, but other users find it to be annoying and obtrusive. If you don’t want to hear the clicky sound effects when typing in iOS, you can quickly turn the feature off and have the key taps stay quiet, leaving you with completely silent hitting any keys on the iPhone keyboard.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

Make Chrome Use the Default Print Window in OS X

Dec 19, 2014 - 5 Comments

Chrome If you’re a majority Chrome browser user in OS X you’ve probably noticed that when printing from the web browser, a custom print preview window opens up that looks quite different from the default print window on a Mac. Some users may like the alternate Chrome print preview option with it’s larger viewport and different options, but if you prefer the general default OS X print dialog window, you can use a defaults command string to modify the behavior of Chrome to use the broader Mac system default printer window instead.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

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

Dec 18, 2014 - 2 Comments

Terminal in OS X 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 or disabling of autocorrect for systems configuration or setup script, you may find it useful to know that you can not only check the active status of autocorrect, but also disable and enable autocorrect from the command line in OS X by using a defaults command string. This can be great in configuration and it can also be handy for making remote changes too.

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iOS 8.2 Beta 3 Released for Developers

Dec 18, 2014 - Leave a Comment

iOS 8.2 beta 3 as an OTA download

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.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - Leave a Comment

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

Dec 17, 2014 - 10 Comments

Email navigation trick for iPhone Mail

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 seems to be vastly underused and often outright unknown by plenty of other iPhone owners. It’s too useful to not point out, so we’re going to show you the quickest possible way to move between emails on the iPhone Mail app.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

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

Dec 17, 2014 - 6 Comments

Mac Messages icon 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 phone, with the standard SMS texting protocol right from your Mac Messages app.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

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

Dec 16, 2014 - 8 Comments

The Library folder in OS X Yosemite

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 OS X default to hiding the ~/Library folder to prevent erroneous access, but with OS X Yosemite you can use a simple Settings toggle to reveal the folder if desired.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

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

Dec 15, 2014 - 6 Comments

Different iPhones Ringing Together At the Same Time

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 iPhone gets a call, and vice versa. You have different phone numbers and different iphones, so why on earth are they both ringing together?

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

Dec 14, 2014 - 6 Comments

Reinstall OS X on a Mac with Internet Recovery

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 in the event you need to reinstall Mac OS X whether for fun, because something has gone truly haywire, or because you need to replace the system software for whatever other reason.

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Apple Releases Annual Holiday Commercial for 2014, “The Song”

Dec 14, 2014 - 7 Comments

The Song holiday commercial from Apple

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.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 7 Comments

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