Beta 4 of iOS 11.4.1 and MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 Released for Testing

Jun 25, 2018 - Leave a Comment

iOS 11.4.1 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 beta

Apple has released the fourth beta versions of macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and iOS 11.4.1, along with beta updates to watchOS and tvOS, to users who are enrolled in the beta testing program for current generation system software.

These beta builds are different from the simultaneous beta testing builds for next generation system software, including macOS Mojave 10.14 and iOS 12.

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Create an App Mockup Easily for iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS with Apple Design Templates

Jun 24, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Apple design template resources

Apple has released a collection of helpful design resources that encompass various UI elements of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

User Interface elements including the Home Screen, notifications, various screens, controls, buttons, glyphs, and views are available through the freely available templates, making it simple to mockup and design an app with visual accuracy.
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Where to Download Old Mac OS Software From

Jun 23, 2018 - 17 Comments

Where to get old Macintosh software for downloading

Do you have an older Mac that you still use? Or maybe an older retro Mac is sitting in a closet that you’d like to dust off and get some use out of? Maybe it’s a PowerBook that is running Snow Leopard, an original iMac with Tiger, an older Macintosh LC 475 with System 7.0.1, a Quadra 800 with Mac OS 9, or a Macintosh SE with System 6.

Whatever the older Macintosh computer is, to make it useful nowadays you’d likely want to find and download some old Mac software for it.

This post will aggregate a collection of links and resources for finding and downloading old Mac software, including old Mac system software, old Macintosh applications, and more, for everything from older Intel Macs, to PowerPC Macs, to 68040 and 030 Macs.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Retro, Tips & Tricks - 17 Comments

How to Save Zip Files to iPhone or iPad

Jun 22, 2018 - 8 Comments

How to save zip files on iPhone or iPad

The latest versions of iOS make it easy to download and save Zip files to an iPhone or iPad. This is achieved thanks to the new Files app, which allows an iOS device to interact with files and data directly stored on a device, as well as to access iCloud Drive data.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

How to Recover Deleted Safari History on Mac

Jun 21, 2018 - 6 Comments

How to restore and recover deleted Safari history on Mac

Have you ever wanted to recover deleted Safari history on a Mac? Maybe you unintentionally cleared all history and web data or deleted specific Safari history and you’d like to reverse those decisions and get the browsing history back? Or maybe you’re doing a little bit of investigative work for some reason or another, or you’d like to explore some simple digital forensics for Safari browser history on a Mac?

We’ll show you a simple way of recovering deleted Safari history on a Mac.

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

How to Hide & Unhide Downloaded Apps from App Store on iPhone & iPad

Jun 20, 2018 - 4 Comments

How to Hide and Unhide iOS Apps in the App Store

iPhone and iPad users can hide apps that were purchased or downloaded from the App Store of iOS. By hiding an app in the App Store, it will not appear in the App Store updates section, and it will not appear to have been downloaded before.

Likewise, iPhone and iPad users can also unhide any previously hidden purchased app from the iOS App Store again, thereby regaining access to download the app and having it appear in the App Store as usual again.

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iOS 12 Beta 2 Available to Download Now for iPhone and iPad Testing

Jun 19, 2018 - 2 Comments

iOS 12 beta 2 update

Apple has released the second beta version of iOS 12 to iPhone and iPad users who are testing the next generation iOS system software release.

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

macOS Mojave Developer Beta 2 Download Released

Jun 19, 2018 - 6 Comments

MacOS Mojave beta 2 available to download

Apple has released the second developer beta version of macOS Mojave 10.14 for Mac users participating in the Mac OS beta system software testing program.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 6 Comments

How to Downgrade MacOS Mojave Beta to a Prior MacOS

Jun 18, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to downgrade from macOS Mojave beta

Some adventurous Mac users have installed macOS Mojave 10.14 beta onto their compatible computers, whether for development or testing purposes. While running beta system software can be interesting and exciting, it can also be buggy, less stable than expected, or have some incompatibilities which make consistent use to be impractical or impossible, thus it may be desirable for some to downgrade from MacOS Mojave 10.14 beta and back to a stable build of MacOS system software.

We will cover how you can easily downgrade from MacOS Mojave beta to revert back to another version of MacOS.

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Beta 3 of iOS 11.4.1 & macOS 10.13.6 Released for Testing

Jun 18, 2018 - 1 Comment

Downloads of beta software for macOS and iOS

Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 11.4.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6, and tvOS 11.4.1 for users who are beta testing the current suite of system software from Apple.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

How to Convert ISO to VDI Virtual Box Image

Jun 17, 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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Want to Play Age of Empires for Mac? Try 0 A.D. Instead, & It’s Free

Jun 16, 2018 - 10 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 - 10 Comments

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