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How to Stop iPhone Calls Ringing a Mac in OS X Yosemite

Oct 17, 2014 - 21 Comments
FaceTime

Perhaps you have noticed that since updating your Mac to OS X Yosemite, when your iPhone gets an incoming phone call, so does your Mac. In fact, all of your Macs running the latest OS X and using the same Apple ID will get a phone call, creating a whole chorus of ringing, just from … Read More

iTunes 12.0.1 and Security Update 2014-005 for OS X Released

Oct 17, 2014 - 14 Comments
OS X and iTunes 12

Apple has released iTunes 12.0.1 for all Mac users, as well as Security Update 2014-005 Mavericks for those running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and Security Update 2014-005 Mountain Lion for those running 10.8. Mac users whom have already updated to OS X Yosemite will not find a Security Update available to them, indicating whatever patch … Read More

OS X Yosemite Installation Stuck with Minutes Remaining? Wait!

Oct 17, 2014 - 355 Comments
os-x-yosemite-installer

A notable number of Mac users who have gone to update their machines to OS X Yosemite have discovered something which may seem alarming; the progress bar seems to halt during the installation at just minutes remaining, and in some cases, it can sit unmoving with no apparent progress for well over an hour or … Read More

How to Make an OS X Yosemite Boot Installer USB Drive

Oct 16, 2014 - 156 Comments
install-os-x-yosemite-from-usb-boot-installer

Now that OS X Yosemite is available, many users may wish to create a bootable installer drive from something like a USB flash thumb drive or another disk. This allows for several things, the ability to upgrade multiple Macs without having to re-download the installer, the ability to perform a clean install, and also the … Read More

OS X Yosemite Available Now as a Free Download

Oct 16, 2014 - 123 Comments
Mac OS X Yosemite

Apple has released OS X Yosemite, officially versioned as OS X 10.10. The update to Macs is available now as a free download. OS X Yosemite brings a redesigned user interface to the Mac, as well as many new features that intend to improve productivity and interoperability with iOS devices.

Fixing an “Item can’t be moved to Trash because item can’t be deleted” Error in Mac OS X

Oct 14, 2014 - 7 Comments
Mac OS X trash can icon

Deleting files and folders from the Mac is usually as simple as dragging the item to remove into the Trash can, but on rare occasions things don’t quite go as planned. One of the more peculiar errors when trying to remove a file appears in the form of the following message when attempting to send … Read More

How to Prepare a Mac for the OS X Yosemite Update the Right Way

Oct 13, 2014 - 85 Comments
Install OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite is the latest version of the Mac operating system, complete with an overhauled user interface and a variety of new features that are sure to make your Mac experience better and more productive. While OS X Yosemite is a free download and arrives as a simple to use installer from the Mac … Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 6 Released

Oct 13, 2014 - 7 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Mac users who are participating in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program will find the sixth beta release available to them as a small download.

OS X Yosemite GM 3.0 Released to Developers

Oct 9, 2014 - 7 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released OS X Yosemite Golden Master 3.0 to Mac users registered in the Mac Developer program. At the moment, there is no accompanying update to the Public Beta version. The latest build is versioned as 14A388, and considering the timing and expectation of a public release next week, is possibly the final version.

How to Change the Keyboard Language Being Typed with a Keystroke in Mac OS X

Oct 8, 2014 - 7 Comments
Current language typing indicator in OS X

If you’re bilingual, trilingual, or even just use an alternate keyboard input method from QWERY like DVORAK, you can make your typing life much easier by setting up a keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X that instantly changes the typed language. This shifts the keyboard to your other language or typing layout option(s), from an … Read More

Apple Event for October 16 Scheduled, New iPads & iMacs Expected

Oct 8, 2014 - 4 Comments
iMac with Retina Display

As the rumors anticipated, Apple has officially announced an event next week for October 16. The keynote event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM PST at their Cupertino campus Town Hall auditorium. It’s currently unknown whether the event will have a live video stream or not.

OS X Yosemite Golden Master 2.0 and Public Beta 5 Released

Oct 7, 2014 - 37 Comments
OS X Yosemite Beta 5

Apple has released the second Golden Master build of OS X Yosemite to those registered with the Mac Developer program, versioned as build 14A386a. Additionally, Apple has released OS X Yosemite Beta 5 to those registered with the Yosemite Public Beta program, carrying build 14A386b. The updates are recommended for all Mac users running the … Read More

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