Want to Play Age of Empires for Mac? Try 0 A.D. Instead, & It’s Free

Jun 16, 2018 - 5 Comments

0 AD game is like Age of Empires but free

Age Of Empires was a classic real time strategy game set in ancient history, where players would build villages that blossomed into cities, all while amassing resources, managing a functioning economy, and building an army to defend your territory, explore, or take-over new lands. Once upon a time Age of Empires used to exist for the Mac as well as the PC, but nowadays that is no longer the case.

If you’re a Mac user who longs for Age of Empires style of gameplay on a modern Mac, then you’re not completely out of luck, because you can play a game called 0 A.D. instead and it’s a pretty great RTS, sort of like a modern Age of Empires clone.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, Games, Mac OS X - 5 Comments

How to Convert ISO to VDI Virtual Box Image

Jun 15, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to convert an iso to vdi disk image

If you’re a regular VirtualBox user, you may appreciate knowing how to convert an ISO image file (.iso) into a VDI Virtual Box image file (.vdi). Converting an iso to vdi is different from simply booting VirtualBox from an iso, instead it is taking an .iso image, for example of a live boot image, and then converting that itself to a .vdi VirtualBox virtual disk image. This is useful for many reasons, whether to customize that image file, or for administration or testing purposes.

This guide will show you how to convert an iso image to a VirtualBox VDI disk image by using the command line on the Mac, but it should work the same with VirtualBox command line tools for Windows and Linux too.

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Apple Runs “Behind the Mac” TV Ad Campaign [Videos]

Jun 15, 2018 - 7 Comments

Behind the Mac ad campaign

Apple is running a series of television commercials for the Mac in a new ad campaign titled “Behind the Mac”. The videos are embedded below for easy viewing.

The commercials focus on what a select group of Mac users are accomplishing with their Macintosh computers, with a broad overview, as well as specific commercials covering the work of a photographer, a musician, and an app developer.

The advertisements are apparently airing now on television as well as online, and represents the first Mac-centric ad campaign from Apple in quite some time.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 7 Comments

How to Use the Unread Email Filter on Mail for Mac

Jun 14, 2018 - 6 Comments

Mail app icon

If you want to quickly see what emails are unread in the Mail app for Mac, a new simple filter option makes it easier than ever to show only the new or marked unread messages in your email inboxes.

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

How to Install Updated Python 3.6.x on Mac

Jun 13, 2018 - 4 Comments

Install Python 3 on Mac

Python is a popular programming language that is widely used by beginners and longtime developers alike. Modern Mac OS versions come with Python 2.7.x installed (or Python 2.6.1 if an older Mac OS X version), but many Python users may need to update Python in Mac OS to a newer version like Python 3.6.5.

This article will discuss how to get an updated Python 3 installation on the Mac by covering two different ways to quickly and easily install Python 3 onto a Mac.

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How to Enable Automatic App Updates on iPhone and iPad

Jun 12, 2018 - 6 Comments

How to automatically install iOS App Store Updates

If you or someone you know frequently gets behind on installing app updates on an iPhone or iPad, you may appreciate a feature in iOS Settings that allows the App Store to automatically update apps on the device.

Just as it sounds, Automatic Updates for apps will periodically discover and find available updates for any installed iOS app on an iPhone or iPad, and then download and install those app updates automatically. This takes user involvement out of the updating process, as apps will just update themselves whenever updates become available. Automatic app updates in iOS is a great setting for people who want to maintain the latest versions of apps on their devices, but who routinely fall behind on manually launching the App Store to install updates directly themselves.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Make a MacOS Mojave Beta Bootable Install USB Drive

Jun 11, 2018 - 6 Comments

Make a macOS Mojave beta bootable USB install drive

Creating a bootable MacOS Mojave beta installer drive with a USB key or flash drive is a common desire for many advanced Mac users testing the upcoming macOS 10.14 operating system.

A bootable macOS Mojave installer has several benefits, including the ability to format a target disk, easily perform clean installs, the ability to install the beta on multiple Macs without having to re-download the installer, and of course since it’s bootable it can be used as a troubleshooting device for macOS Mojave beta Macs as well.

The tutorial here will walk through how to make a bootable USB install drive for the macOS Mojave 10.14 beta.

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

Beta 2 of iOS 11.4.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Released for Testing

Jun 11, 2018 - Leave a Comment

iOS 11.4 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 beta

Apple has released the second beta versions of macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra and iOS 11.4.1 for user enrolled in the beta testing programs for current generation Apple system software.

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iOS 12 Release Date Set for Fall

Jun 10, 2018 - 4 Comments

iOS 12 release date is fall

Many iPhone and iPad users are hotly anticipating the eventual release of iOS 12, with its notable performance improvements and optimization focus, along with dozens of refinements and new features.

iOS 12 is sure to be a nice software update to devices that will support the latest and greatest iOS ever made, but the obvious question is then this; when exactly will iOS 12 be released? What is the release date for iOS 12?

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 4 Comments

MacOS Mojave Release Date: Fall

Jun 9, 2018 - 21 Comments

macOS Mojave release date for fall

macOS Mojave 10.14 may be the most hotly anticipated Mac OS system software release in quite some time, thanks largely to the beautiful new Dark Mode interface option, along with various convenient features that are set to improve the Mac computing experience, from desktop Stacks, to dynamic wallpapers, a handful of new apps from the iOS world like News, Voice Memos, and Stocks, group FaceTime, improved security and privacy, and more.

The anticipation for macOS Mojave has a lot of Mac users wondering when the new system software version will be released, and wondering when the macOS Mojave release date is.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 21 Comments

How to Downgrade iOS 12 Beta to iOS 11.4

Jun 8, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to downgrade iOS 12 beta to iOS 11

Have you installed iOS 12 beta on an iPhone or iPad, but now decided you want to revert back to the regular stable iOS 11 builds? You’re certainly not alone, and because anyone can install iOS 12 beta right now through relatively easy means, it’s not unusual to discover device owners who are now running beta system software which isn’t working out well for them – this is to be expected because it is a beta release after all. The good news is that you can uninstall iOS 12 beta and return to the latest iOS 11.4 release, as this tutorial will demonstrate two different ways to downgrade from iOS 12 beta back to iOS 11.x.

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Yes You Can Install iOS 12 Beta Right Now, But Don’t

Jun 7, 2018 - 15 Comments

Anyone can install iOS 12 beta but wait

The anticipation for iOS 12 is high for many iPhone and iPad owners, and with iOS 12 developer beta out in the wild, many people may be tempted to install iOS 12 beta onto their devices right now.

Installing the iOS 12 developer beta is possible, but ultimately you shouldn’t. If you’re that interested in running beta system software, you should at least wait a while.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News, Tips & Tricks - 15 Comments

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