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Safari 9 for OS X Yosemite & OS X Mavericks Released

Sep 30, 2015 - 18 Comments

Apple has released Safari 9 for Mac users running OS X Yosemite and OS X Mavericks. The release adds some of the newer features borrowed from the El Capitan version of the web browser to Safari running on prior releases of Mac OS. Perhaps the most notable feature added in Safari 9 is the ability … Read More

How to Create a OS X El Capitan Boot Installer USB Flash Drive

Sep 30, 2015 - 86 Comments
Make a bootable OS X El Capitan install drive

Many Mac users like to make a bootable installer drive for installing OS X El Capitan, whether for performing a clean install, or for making it easier to install OS X 10.11 onto multiple Macs. We will walk through creating a bootable install flash drive from OS X El Capitan with the final public version.

OS X El Capitan Available to Download Now for All Mac Users

Sep 30, 2015 - 76 Comments
OS X El Capitan now available to download

Apple has released OS X El Capitan as a free update to all Mac users. The new version of system software is officially versioned as OS X 10.11, and the final build number is 15A284. Users can start the download now from the App Store using the direct link below. OS X El Capitan brings … Read More

6 Steps to Prepare a Mac for the OS X El Capitan Update

Sep 29, 2015 - 76 Comments
Preparing for OS X El Capitan

Mac users have the chance to update to OS X El Capitan 10.11 as a free download, but before jumping into the installation process to update your Mac to the latest OS X release, it’s a good idea to run through a few basic preparations.

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Sep 29, 2015 - 1 Comment
OS X El Capitan 10.11.2

Apple has released the second beta version of OS X 10.11.1 for those participating in the Mac beta testing programs. OS X 10.11.1 beta 2 arrives as build 15B22c, just a day before the final version of OS X 10.11 will be released to the general public, which is now available as a free download.

OS X 10.11.1 Public Beta 1 Released for Mac

Sep 21, 2015 - 10 Comments
OS X El Capitan 10.11.2

Apple has released the first Public Beta build of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 for Mac users enrolled in the OS X Public Beta testing program. The first public beta arrives about a week after the first developer beta of 10.11.1 was released, but the builds appear to be the same 15B17c.

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Sep 17, 2015 - 7 Comments
OS X EL Capitan

Apple has released the first beta version of OS X 10.11.1 to users participating in the Mac OS X Developer program. The initial pre-release build of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 1 arrives as 15B17c. It’s unclear what the specific focus of OS X 10.11.1 is at the moment (particularly given that OS X … Read More

How to Check the Time Remaining of a Time Machine Backup in Mac OS X

Sep 11, 2015 - 15 Comments
Check the time remaining of a Time Machine backup in Mac OS X

If you have ever wanted to know exactly how much time Time Machine is going to take to complete a current backup of a Mac, you’ll likely have noticed the Time Machine menu bar item shows the progress, but not the time before the backup is completed. Instead, if you want to see the time … Read More

OS X El Capitan GM Available Now, Public Release on September 30

Sep 9, 2015 - 60 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the GM Candidate build of OS X El Capitan for Mac users participating in the Mac Developer Beta and OS X Public Beta programs. Additionally, Apple has announced that OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be available to the general public on September 30 as as free download.

Drag & Drop Not Working in Mac OS X? Simple Troubleshooting Tips

Sep 7, 2015 - 7 Comments
Force Touch trackpad tricks

Drag and drop is an essential feature on the Mac that is used frequently for interactions in the OS X Finder and throughout other applications, so obviously if drag and drop stops working seemingly out of the blue, you’ll want to resolve that fairly quickly. While this is a somewhat rare issue, a failure of … Read More

Get a Nifty Apple Watch Screen Saver on Mac OS X

Sep 6, 2015 - 26 Comments
Apple Watch screen saver on a Mac

Whether you’re a big fan of the actual Apple Watch itself or not, you have to admit the default watch face screen is rather beautiful and well designed. Not only does that watch face screen look great on a wrist, but it also happens to look fantastic on the Mac too, so if you’re a … Read More

Fix OS X El Capitan Beta Updates Not Showing in Software Update

Sep 5, 2015 - 28 Comments
Show missing beta updates in OS X

If you’re a Mac user who is beta testing OS X El Capitan, either as part of the OS X Public Beta program or as a registered Mac Developer, you may have come across a situation where the latest available update does not appear for you in the Mac App Store as it should. For … Read More

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