How to Identify iOS Backups from One Another in iTunes

Sep 16, 2014 - 1 Comment

Differentiate iOS Backups in iTunes

If you’re like many Apple users, you may have multiple iPhone devices spanning a couple of generations, maybe an iPad or two, and maybe even a few iPods. They’re all easy to tell apart by looking at the physical devices, but if you backup your iOS device to a computer (and you should, in addition to iCloud), you may find the iTunes backup browser to have multiple listings that are basically the same name – despite the backups being for completely different devices.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, iTunes, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Change the Mail Font Size in Mac OS X

Sep 16, 2014 - 5 Comments

Mail app icon The default font size in the Mail app for Mac OS X is size 12 for emails and messages that are lacking styling, which tends to be most communications that are sent by email. If you find that font size to be too small, or even too big, you’ll be pleased to know that changing the text size of email messages is quite simple. Not only can you change the font size for the email content itself, but also for other components of an email message, including the sender, recipients, subject line, and even the message list.

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

How to Show Web Site Passwords in Safari for Mac OS X

Sep 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment

Safari icon Mac users who opt-in to use the Safari AutoFill username and password feature have a convenient way to show and retrieve those login credentials at any time. This is incredibly helpful if you’re prone to forget the passwords or logins for the billion and one websites we all use, and need to access that login data either for usage in another web browser or on another computer that doesn’t have iCloud Keychain enabled.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 3 and Developer Preview 8 Released

Sep 15, 2014 - 18 Comments

OS X Yosemite Apple has released OS X Yosemite Public Beta 3 to those Mac users registered with the public beta program. Additionally, Apple released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 8 to Mac developers. The two builds include bug fixes and feature enhancements, and appear to largely be the same, pushing the release of OS X 10.10 ever closer to the public launch this fall.

Separately, OS X Yosemite Beta Recovery 1.0 is also available as an update, which is aimed at resolving issues with the recovery boot partition for Yosemite beta users.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 18 Comments

How to Disable Parental Controls in Mac OS X

Sep 14, 2014 - 2 Comments

Disable Parental Controls in Mac OS X

Parental Controls are a great feature of OS X that allows for restrictions to be placed on a specific user account on a Mac. These restrictions are varied and chosen by whoever set the parental control feature, ranging from setting time limits for computer use, to preventing certain web pages from being accessed, to even restricting app usage as deemed necessary. While it’s a handy feature, there are times when you may want to disable Parental Controls after they’ve been set, either for administrative purposes or because the set restrictions are no longer necessary.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Get the Entire iOS 8 Wallpaper Collection

Sep 14, 2014 - 3 Comments


We recently shared the awesome iOS 8 default milky way wallpaper with you, but iOS 8 includes many more new wallpapers than just that. Ranging from great pictures of snowcapped trees, mountains, to many flower shots, and a few space pictures of planet earth and the moon, you can download them all below.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, iPad, iPhone - 3 Comments

Mac Setup: The Desk of a Technical Director

Sep 13, 2014 - 9 Comments

iMac desk setup of a technical director with Hue mood lighting

This weeks featured Mac setup is the awesome workstation of Emir R., let’s dive right in and learn a bit more about the hardware, desk, lighting, and how everything is put to use:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 9 Comments

Download the Default iOS 8 Milky Way Wallpaper

Sep 12, 2014 - 6 Comments

The iOS 8 Default wallpaper

Apple is well known for choosing gorgeous wallpapers for iOS and OS X, and the release of iOS 8 is no different with it’s stunning default wallpaper of our own milky way galaxy glowing over a snowy mountain peak. While iOS 8 will be released to download shortly for everyone with a compatible device, you don’t have to wait that long to decorate your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Android, or Windows PC with the gorgeous milky way shot.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 6 Comments

How to Hide the U2 Album from Music App on iPhone & iPad

Sep 12, 2014 - 6 Comments

The music app icon for iOS Many iPhone and iPad users recently discovered that a U2 album appeared on their iOS devices seemingly at random. Though part of a promotion from Apple and the band U2, which was a hit with U2 fans, this also caused a fair amount of confusion, as some people thought it was a bug or their Apple ID was hacked, of course neither being the intention of Apple. If you want to hide the U2 album from your iOS device, you can do that quickly in one of two ways, we’ll show you both.

Before trying to hide the album (and as a result, hide all iCloud music), it should be noted that the U2 album isn’t actually taking up any space on your iPhone or iPad by default, it just shows up in your Music app. The songs won’t download to the device unless you choose to download it locally by tapping on the little cloud icons alongside either the album or song names.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, iTunes - 6 Comments

How to Check Your iPhone 6 Upgrade Eligibility & Subsidized Cost

Sep 11, 2014 - 5 Comments


You’ve decided which size iPhone 6 to get, and maybe you even plan to pre-order so that you can have it in your hands next week… but are you eligible for an upgrade and subsidy through your cellular phone provider? That’s what we’re going to find out, and it only takes a moment.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone - 5 Comments

Pre-Order iPhone 6 Tonight Starting at Midnight PST

Sep 11, 2014 - 2 Comments

Pre Order the iPhone 6

Those interested in pre-ordering iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus will be able to do so from several retailers starting tonight at 12:01AM PST of Friday, September 12. Devices ordered tonight are assumed to ship and arrive at their destination on the release date of September 19.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 2 Comments

Upgraded iCloud Storage Plans Offer More Storage at Lower Prices

Sep 11, 2014 - 4 Comments

iCloud Apple has expanded their iCloud storage plan lineup to offer dramatically increased storage capacities for a monthly fee. The new pricing plans offer up to 1TB of total storage capacity, which should be plenty for just about any gadget owner, even if you have a handful of iPhones, iPads, and Macs in use on a single Apple ID.

Having adequate iCloud Storage is important because it allows you to make iCloud backups of iOS devices and files from OS X apps. Additionally, OS X Yosemite offers the iCloud Drive feature which will rely on the same cloud storage capacity for use as well.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

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