OS X 10.10.3 Public Beta with Photos App Now Available

Mar 2, 2015 - 17 Comments

OS X 10.10.3 with Photos app and iOS devices

Apple has released the first public beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 with the new Photos app. The beta software is buildĀ 14D87p, nearly the same as the most 2nd developer beta, and can be installed by users who are opting to participate in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta testing program.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 17 Comments

Audio & Sound Not Working in OS X Yosemite? It’s an Easy Fix

Mar 1, 2015 - 13 Comments

Sound output randomly not working on a Mac? It's an easy fix

A few Mac users that update to OS X Yosemite discover their sound and audio output has ceased to work, leading to a completely mute Mac that does not respond to the volume keys. Fortunately, the mysterious missing sound output issue is incredibly simple to fix, and there is nothing actually wrong with the Mac.

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Instantly Add Item to the Mac Dock with a Keyboard Shortcut

Feb 28, 2015 - 5 Comments

Add item to the Dock of OS X with a keystroke

Just about all Mac users know that you can add items to the Dock of OS X by dragging and dropping things into it, but another option, which may even be faster for some users, is to use a keyboard shortcut. With a quick keystroke, you can instantly add any item from the file system of a Mac – be it a file, folder, or application – into the Dock of OS X.

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

Simple Tips to Improve Battery Life for Macs with OS X Yosemite

Feb 27, 2015 - 14 Comments

boost-battery-life-os-x-yosemite

Some Mac users have noted that MacBook Air and MacBook Pro battery life has taken a downturn with their Macs running OS X Yosemite. While this doesn’t impact all users, and much of the perception of diminished battery is likely due to usage and various features, there are some easy settings changes that users can make to potentially increase how long their portable Macs battery lasts with the latest versions of OS X.

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

Enjoy a “Spring Forward” Wallpaper Inspired by Upcoming Apple Event

Feb 26, 2015 - 7 Comments

Apple Spring Forward Event invite

The invitation for the upcoming Apple Spring Forward event features an aesthetically pleasing image as the background, which happens to make a great wallpaper for your Mac and iOS devices too.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 7 Comments

Apple to Host Livestreamed “Spring Forward” Media Event on March 9

Feb 26, 2015 - 12 Comments

Apple Event Spring Forward Invite

Apple will host a media event on March 9, 2015 at 10AM PST. The event is to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, but Apple is planning on livestreaming the occasion as well.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 12 Comments

Can’t Open a Specific File in OS X? Search the Mac App Store Quickly to Find an App That Can

Feb 25, 2015 - 1 Comment

Finder If you’ve ever come across a file that you can’t open on your Mac, or perhaps that doesn’t open as you may expect it to in a particular OS X app, maybe rendering poorly or like a bunch of gibberish after forcing it, this quick trick can help find a more appropriate application to open a given file type. This even works to help identify file types that you aren’t sure of, making it a multi-use tip that is great to know for all Mac users.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

Visit Open Web Pages on Other Devices with iCloud Tabs

Feb 24, 2015 - 1 Comment

Safari icon Safari iCloud Tabs are a great feature that allow you to visit and access any actively opened web page in Safari on another iPhone, iPad, or Mac. This is really handy if you found something interesting on your iPhone but you’d rather read it on your iPad or Mac, or vice versa, and in some ways it works kind of like Handoff for Safari, except there’s even less effort involved to use it.

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

How to Customize the Login Screen Wallpaper of Mac in OS X Yosemite

Feb 24, 2015 - 20 Comments

Customize the login screen background wallpaper in OS X Yosemite

Customizing the login screen appearance on a Mac is a nice way to add some personal (or corporate) flair to the OS X login experience. How exactly to change the login screen wallpaper has differed continuously in the many versions of Mac OS throughout the years, but with OS X Yosemite, the process of setting a custom wallpaper is perhaps the easiest it has been in quite some time.

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OS X 10.10.3 Beta 2 Available for Testing

Feb 23, 2015 - 40 Comments

OS X 10.10.3 Beta 2

A new beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 has been released by Apple. The second beta build arrives as 14D87h and continues to emphasize the new Photos app for Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 40 Comments

iOS 8.3 Beta 2 Released for Developers

Feb 23, 2015 - 2 Comments

iOS 8.3 Beta 2

Apple has released the second beta for iOS 8.3. The new build is 12F5037c and is available now for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Separately, a new Apple TV beta version is also available.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 2 Comments

Apple Runs “Make a Film with iPad” TV Ad Narrated by Martin Scorsese

Feb 22, 2015 - 7 Comments

iPad film making ad with Martin Scorsese narration

Apple is running a new iPad commercial focused on film making, the ad is narrated by clips from director Martin Scorsese’s commencement speech at NYU from 2014.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 7 Comments

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