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How to Show iCloud Drive Icon on Home Screen of iPhone & iPad

Oct 5, 2015 - 3 Comments
iCloud drive syncs between iOS and OS X seamlessly

iCloud Drive is a wonderfully useful feature that allows files to not only be stored in iCloud, but also be easily accessible to retrieve or edit from any other Mac or iOS device using the same Apple ID. While iOS has long been able to save files to iCloud, the latest versions of iOS now … Read More

How to Disable System Integrity Protection (rootless) in OS X El Capitan

Oct 5, 2015 - 14 Comments
Enable or Disable System Integrity Protection Rootless in Mac OS X

Apple has enabled a new default security oriented featured called System Integrity Protection, often called rootless, in OS X 10.11 onward. The rootless feature is aimed at preventing Mac OS X compromise by malicious code, whether intentionally or accidentally, and essentially what SIP does is lock down specific system level locations in the file system … Read More

How to Disable or Enable Live Photos on iPhone 6s Camera

Oct 4, 2015 - 4 Comments
Turn Live Photos On, on iPhone Camera

Live Photos are a notable camera feature of the new iPhone, which basically allow a typically still photo to transform into a short movie clip instead, with live action from a second before and after the picture was taken with the iPhone Camera. This is definitely an interesting feature of the new iPhone Cameras and … Read More

5 Great New Spotlight Search Tricks in OS X El Capitan

Oct 3, 2015 - 28 Comments
Spotlight icon

Spotlight search has long been one of the greatest features on the Mac (and iOS for that matter), and now with OS X El Capitan the near instant search engine that spans Apple platforms has some new capabilities that make it even more powerful and worthwhile. From being able to find vaguely referenced recent documents, … Read More

How to Hide OS X El Capitan from Mac App Store

Oct 2, 2015 - 27 Comments
The OS X El Capitan Installer

Not all Mac users want to update to OS X El Capitan, and if you’re in the group who wants to stay put with OS X Mavericks, Yosemite*, Mountain Lion, or even Snow Leopard on their Mac, that’s perfectly OK*, you probably have a reason to stay with the earlier Mac OS X releases. But, … Read More

How to Clean Install OS X El Capitan on a Mac

Oct 1, 2015 - 28 Comments
How to Clean Install OS X El Capitan on a Mac

Some Mac users may like to perform what is known as a clean install with OS X El Capitan. Basically, a clean install involves erasing the Mac drive and starting fresh with a new installation of OS X 10.11, and users who opt for clean installs usually rely on their own personal backups to restore … Read More

How to Use Split View in Full Screen with OS X El Capitan

Oct 1, 2015 - 17 Comments
Click and hold the green button

Split View is a new feature in OS X El Capitan which allows you to take two apps into full screen together, placing them split side-by-side. For example, you could take a Safari window into full screen mode and then split the fullscreen with another app, like Pages. Split View sizes the windows automatically for … Read More

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

Sep 30, 2015 - 40 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.

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

Sep 29, 2015 - 47 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.

3 Tips to Reduce High Cellular Data Usage on iPhone with iOS 9

Sep 29, 2015 - 5 Comments
Heavy cellular data usage in iOS with iPhone remedied

While some users are having trouble with cellular data not working at all in iOS 9 with certain apps, another set of iPhone users are experiencing the opposite problem, with excessive mobile data consumption after updating their iPhones to iOS 9. Given that most users don’t have unlimited data plans, heavy cellular data usage can … Read More

How to Use Nightstand Clock Mode on Apple Watch

Sep 28, 2015 - 5 Comments
Apple Watch in Nightstand Mode

Nightstand Mode is a feature of Apple Watch that allows you to use the device as a nightstand clock, where it’s able to function as a regular digital clock which shows the time and date, complete with full alarm clock capabilities.

How to Unlock an iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus the Easy Way

Sep 27, 2015 - 9 Comments
Unlocking iPhone 6S and iPhone 6s Plus is easy

Getting an unlocked iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus is now easier than ever, all you need to do is pay the full price for the new phone and buy it from Apple. That’s it, your new iPhone arrives unlocked and not tied to any cellular carrier. Essentially this means you can use the new … Read More

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