How to Update MacOS Mojave Beta to Final Version

Sep 24, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to download the final version of macOS Mojave from beta

If you’re running a beta version of MacOS Mojave you certainly will want to update to macOS Mojave final version, but you may have noticed that visiting the Software Update preference panel shows no available update despite the final version of macOS Mojave being available to download now. Does that mean you’re stuck running the beta version or that you need to reinstall macOS Mojave? No!

If you are seemingly stuck on the macOS Mojave beta and want to update to the final stable build, you’ll find that updating from macOS Mojave beta to macOS Mojave final is pretty easy, but you’ll have to go through a few different steps you might not be expecting.

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How to Prepare for and Install macOS Mojave

Sep 24, 2018 - 6 Comments

Prepare for and install macOS Mojave

Now that MacOS Mojave is available to download for all Mac users, you may be interested in updating to the latest and greatest Mac system software release. But before diving in with the installation, it’s often a good idea to prepare a Mac for a major system software update.

This article will go through a handful of simple tips that can help to prepare a Mac for the MacOS Mojave update.

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

Download MacOS Mojave Now

Sep 24, 2018 - 12 Comments

Download macOS Mojave 10.14 now available

Apple has released macOS Mojave (versioned as MacOS 10.14) for all Mac users with a Mojave compatible Mac.

MacOS Mojave includes an all new Dark Mode theme for the general interface, desktop Stacks to help declutter a desktop, new screenshot tools and capabilities, a variety of improvements to Finder, the inclusion of several new apps from the iOS world like Stocks and Voice Memos, a redesigned Mac App Store experience, Dynamic Desktop which slowly changes the wallpaper throughout the day, along with various other new features and refinements.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 12 Comments

How to Transfer All Data to iPhone XS / iPhone XS Max from an Old iPhone

Sep 23, 2018 - 2 Comments

Transfer all data to new iPhone XS Max from old iPhone

If you just got an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max, you almost certainly will want to migrate everything from your old iPhone to your new one, so that your all of your data, contacts, photos, messages, notes, apps, and all other personalized data and stuff is transferred over to use on your new iPhone XS / Max.

This walkthrough will show you the fastest way to get all of your data from an older iPhone to a new iPhone XS Max or iPhone XS with iTunes.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Downgrade iOS 12 & Remove iOS 12 from iPhone or iPad

Sep 22, 2018 - 9 Comments

How to downgrade iOS 12 and remove iOS 12 from an iPhone or iPad

If you have downloaded and installed iOS 12 onto your iPhone or iPad and now regret doing so for some reason, perhaps a critical app is not supported or some other major game-stopping problem, then you’ll be relieved to know that you can downgrade iOS 12 back to iOS 11.4.1 for a limited time. By downgrading you are effectively removing iOS 12 from the iPhone or iPad and placing the prior stable iOS build back onto the device.

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How to Leave the iOS 12 Beta Testing Program

Sep 21, 2018 - Leave a Comment

How to leave the iOS 12 beta program

If you previously enrolled an iPhone or iPad in the iOS 12 beta testing program, either as a public beta tester or as a developer beta tester, you may now wish to leave the iOS 12 beta program so that you no longer receive future beta system software updates. This also insures that you’ll stay on iOS 12.0 final and future final stable releases rather than getting the new beta updates as they come along.

By getting off of the iOS 12 beta track, you will only receive final builds of upcoming versions of iOS along with the rest of the general public, rather than receiving any of the incremental beta software updates (like iOS 12.1 beta 1 which is being tested right now).

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5 Great iOS 12 Features You’ll Actually Use

Sep 20, 2018 - 16 Comments

The best iOS 12 features that you will actually use

iOS 12 is a performance focused software update, aiming to boost the usability of older iPhone and iPad models. But that doesn’t mean iOS 12 is without new fancy features too, so while the iOS 12 update may not be as outwardly flashy as some other past releases, there are still some interesting new additions and changes to the mobile operating system for iPhone and iPad users.

We’re going to review a handful of great iOS 12 features that you’re likely to actually use. Let’s get to it!

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 16 Comments

iOS 12 Battery Life Bad? Here’s 12 Tips to Help Battery Life in iOS 12

Sep 19, 2018 - 12 Comments

iOS 12 battery life

Do you feel like your battery life has worsened since updating to iOS 12? With every new iOS release comes complaints about battery life, particularly in the early days of the software update being available, and the iOS 12 update is no different with some users reporting rapid battery draining. While reduced battery life on iPhone or iPad can be annoying, there may be valid reasons why device battery is draining quicker than usual after updating system software, so before you throw in the towel read on for a handful of helpful tips and tricks to help improve battery life issues after updating to iOS 12 on an iPhone or iPad.

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Safari 12 Released for MacOS Sierra & High Sierra

Sep 18, 2018 - 16 Comments

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Apple has released Safari 12 for Mac users running macOS High Sierra and macOS Sierra.

The same Safari 12 web browser ships bundled with macOS Mojave by default, so macOS Mojave users will not find the same software update available to any computer running Mojave.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 16 Comments

How to Access Control Center in iOS 12 on iPad & iPhone

Sep 18, 2018 - 28 Comments

Control Center in iOS 12

Where did Control Center go in iOS 12? And how do you access it? If you have these questions about Control Center on your iPad or iPhone after updating to iOS 12 you’re not alone, as the ability to access Control Center in iOS 12 has changed. But fear not, Control Center still exists on iPad and iPhone, it’s just the gesture that you use to summon the feature that has changed.

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iOS 12.1 Beta 1 Released for Testing, Along with Beta 1 of WatchOS 5.1 & tvOS 12.1

Sep 18, 2018 - Leave a Comment

Beta system software everywhere

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1, and watchOS 5.1 to users participating in the beta system software testing programs.

The first beta builds of the various operating systems arrive just days after the final versions of iOS 12 update and watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 were released to the general public as final stable builds.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - Leave a Comment

WatchOS 5 and tvOS 12 Updates Released

Sep 17, 2018 - 2 Comments

watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 updates available

Apple has released watchOS 5 for Apple Watch users, and tvOS 12 for Apple TV owners. The new software updates were released alongside iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad, and include a variety of new features and improvements for both Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Apple Watch, News - 2 Comments

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