Tell Siri to Remind You About What You’re Looking At in iOS

Nov 25, 2015 - 1 Comment

Tell Siri to remind me about this

Whether you’re looking at an important email, reading a web page, or doing just about anything else on your iPhone or iPad, perhaps you’d like to be reminded about it again at a later time or date. While Siri has long been able to create reminders for events and based on locations, a new feature available for the latest versions of iOS is the ability for Siri to remind you about what you’re currently looking at on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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

Apple’s Holiday 2015 Ad: “Someday At Christmas” with Stevie Wonder and Andra Day

Nov 25, 2015 - 3 Comments

Apple Holiday 2015 commercial with Stevie Wonder

Apple has started to air their annual holiday TV commercial for the 2015 season. This year the advertisement features musical legend Stevie Wonder singing a duet of “Someday At Christmas” with singer Andra Day and a family with their friendly dog, along with subtle but clever displays of various Apple products being put to use.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 3 Comments

How to View & Watch the Firewall Log in Mac OS X

Nov 24, 2015 - 4 Comments

Console in Mac OS X

Users who have enabled the firewall in Mac OS X may find it useful to be view, read, and monitor the associated logs with the system firewall. As you’d expect, the app firewall logs show you what applications and processes have attempted to connect to the Mac, including accepted and refused connections.

There are several ways to view and watch the firewall in OS X, we’ll show you how to do so with a simple GUI app as well as the command line.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

Use “Delete Immediately” on Files to Bypass Trash in Mac OS X

Nov 23, 2015 - 14 Comments

How to delete files immediately in Mac OS X and bypass the Trash

The latest versions of OS X include a new ability to immediately delete a file or folder from the Mac, bypassing the Trash can. Essentially how the “Delete Immediately” feature works is by circumventing the Trash and rather than waiting for user action to remove the files, it just deletes the file(s) instantaneously from the Mac, making the delete immediately function faster than the typical manner of removing a file in OS X.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 14 Comments

How to Burn Disc Images in OS X El Capitan Without Disk Utility

Nov 22, 2015 - 10 Comments

Burn disc images in OS X El Capitan

Apple removed the ability to burn disc images from Disk Utility in OS X 10.11 and newer, and while that makes sense for many Macs that no longer have SuperDrives, CDRW, and DVD burners, for those who use an external burner, use disc drive sharing, or who do have hardware with a built-in SuperDrive, may find it frustrating to lose such a feature. But not to worry, you can still burn disk images and data discs in OS X El Capitan, and you can start the process either from the Finder or from the command line on the Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

Mac Setup: 4K Mac Pro Workstation of a Director

Nov 21, 2015 - 20 Comments

Mac Pro setup of a director

This time around we’re featuring the excellent Mac Pro workstation of director and video editor Joe S., let’s learn more about the hardware and software put to use in this Mac setup!

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 20 Comments

How to Add Vignette to Pictures in Photos for Mac OS X

Nov 20, 2015 - 21 Comments

Add a vignette with Photos for Mac

You can add a nice vignette effect to any picture, image, or photo kept in the Photos app on the Mac. The vignette tool allows for adjustments and customizations for the strength of the pictures vignetting effect, which is basically a dark soft border along the edges of a picture intended to draw the viewers focus to the center of a picture. The vignette effect is easy to use, but it’s a little hidden in the OS X Photos app, buried within the adjustment settings.

We’ll show you how to add a vignette effect to any image or picture within Photos for Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 21 Comments

How to Silence Siri with the Mute Switch on iPhone & iPad

Nov 19, 2015 - 6 Comments

Silence Siri with the Mute Switch

The ever helpful and sometimes comical Siri is a rather vocal virtual assistant, defaulting to speaking back a response to directions and commands. But if you want to hush that Siri voice feedback response while still using the feature for commands and queries, you can enable an optional setting that causes Siri to obey the broader iPhone and iPad hardware mute switch.

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

Knock to Show the Clock on Apple Watch When in Nightstand Mode

Nov 19, 2015 - 10 Comments

Knock to show the Clock on Apple Watch in Nightstand Mode

As you may know, the Apple Watch can transform into a nightstand clock rather simply, but rather than fumbling around with the buttons or tapping the screen to see the date and time displayed on the screen, you can use a much easier but little known trick to show the time; simply knock on the surface where the Apple Watch is resting.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

How to Enable Stealth Mode in Mac OS X Firewall for Added Security

Nov 18, 2015 - 15 Comments

Enable Stealth Mode Firewall in Mac OS X

Mac users who want a bit more network security can turn on an optional firewall feature in OS X called Stealth Mode. With Stealth Mode enabled, the Mac will not acknowledge or respond to typical network discovery attempts with ICMP ping requests, and will not answer connections attempts made from closed TCP and UDP networks. Essentially, it makes the Mac appear to these requests as if it doesn’t exist at all.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Security, Tips & Tricks - 15 Comments

iOS 9.2 Beta 4 & tvOS 9.1 beta 3 Released for Testing

Nov 18, 2015 - 6 Comments

iOS 9.2 beta 4

Apple has released the fourth beta of iOS 9.2 to users participating in the public beta testing and registered developer programs. The new iOS 9.2 beta build arrives as 13C5075 and is compatible with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch hardware that can run other version of iOS 9. Additionally, Apple has released the third beta build of tvOS 9.1 for the new Apple TV.

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

5 New Apple TV Commercials Focus on Games & Video Services

Nov 17, 2015 - 9 Comments

Apple TV six color ad

Apple is running several commercials for the new fourth generation Apple TV, demonstrating various games and video streaming services on the television device.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, News - 9 Comments

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