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How to Stop Using an iCloud Password to Unlock a Mac

May 23, 2015 - 2 Comments
Use iCloud (Apple ID) as a Mac Login

When a user sets up a new Mac, there is a helpful option to use an iCloud ID and Apple ID to login and unlock the Mac. Users can also choose at any time to have their iCloud ID as their login for OS X too. While this is undoubtedly a helpful feature and it … Read More

Find Movie Showtimes with Spotlight in Mac OS X

May 22, 2015 - 8 Comments
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Want to see a movie tonight? Wondering what the showtime are of a movie playing nearby? You can quickly find local movie showtimes by using the Spotlight search feature in Mac OS X. Yes you read that right, the same Spotlight that works as an app launcher and file search engine, can also uncover movie … Read More

How to Clear a Chat Transcript in Messages for Mac OS X

May 22, 2015 - 1 Comment
Clear transcript and chat log from Messages in Mac OS X

The Mac Messages app maintains a transcript of conversations that have been carried out on the computer, thus when you open a message window to a particular sender, you’ll see the prior conversations, pictures, and other sent/received data in the same message thread. If you’d like to clear out these conversations transcripts and related media, … Read More

How to Repair Photos Library to Fix Common Issues with Photos App on Mac OS X

May 21, 2015 - 8 Comments
The Photos Library package file in Mac OS X

The Mac Photos app works well for most users, but occasionally a variety of hiccups can be encountered when interacting with photo libraries, ranging from crashes, to hanging on Photos app launch, a failed import, thumbnails missing from an image library, pictures missing from a library that was imported, or even a completely empty Photos … Read More

Why Wait for OS X 10.11? How to Use the San Francisco System Font on OS X Yosemite Now

May 20, 2015 - 42 Comments
San Francisco font

Apple is apparently planning on replacing Helvetica Neue, the current default system font in iOS and OS X, with the ‘San Francisco’ font used on Apple Watch, according to a new report from the well sourced 9to5mac. The font change to “San Francisco” will apparently arrive to OS X 10.11 and iOS 9, but if … Read More

How to Cancel Printing & Print Jobs in Mac OS X

May 18, 2015 - 3 Comments
Delete print jobs in Mac OS X

If you’ve ever printed anything from a computer, you’ve inevitably wound up trying to print something that you soon discovered wasn’t needed. Regardless, rather than letting the print job continue and waste ink and paper, the best thing to do is cancel the printers print job or jobs. There are a few ways to cancel … Read More

How to Record Video at 60 FPS on iPhone

May 17, 2015 - 4 Comments
Record HD video at 60 FPS on iPhone

By default, the iPhone records video at 30 FPS, but newer model iPhones support video recording at a silky smooth 60 FPS (frames per second) at a full 1080p resolution. This optional high frame rate video capture mode must be enabled in the iPhone Camera settings before you’ll find it available when recording video with … Read More

How to Use iPhoto Instead of Mac Photos App in OS X

May 16, 2015 - 24 Comments
Run iPhoto in new versions of OS X

Some users who have updated to new versions of OS X with Photos app have discovered that Photos app does not meet their needs, and thus would like to continue using iPhoto on the Mac. This is possible, at least for the time being, but there can be some hiccups in getting iPhoto running again … Read More

How to Recover Deleted Images in Photos App for Mac OS X

May 15, 2015 - 1 Comment
The Photos Library package file in Mac OS X

Users managing a Photos app library on the Mac have almost certainly deleted a picture, video, if not dozens of them. Sometimes this is intentional, sometimes it’s accidental, and sometimes it’s regretful, and perhaps later, a user wishes they could recover those deleted pictures. If you find yourself in that situation, then you may be … Read More

How to Turn Off Spell Check in Mail for Mac OS X

May 14, 2015 - 7 Comments
Disable spell check in Mac Mail app of OS X

Mac Mail users may find that even if they have disabled auto-correct in OS X, an automatic Spell Check function continues to persist in the Mail app of OS X. For users who are confident in their spelling abilities, bothered by the spell-check function, or who are just tired of correcting the auto-corrections in their … Read More

Get Details of Movie Showtimes from Siri and iPhone

May 13, 2015 - 3 Comments
Find out What movies are playing with Siri

Wondering what time a movie starts? Or maybe you want to see a movie tonight and you aren’t sure which one? Maybe you just want to see any movie at a specific time? As long as you have your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch handy, you can get all sorts of movie showtime details by … Read More

How to Reset the OS X Dock to Default Icon Set

May 12, 2015 - 8 Comments
Finder of Mac OS X

The first time you login to a new user account, boot a fresh Mac, or a clean OS X install, you’ll be presented with a default Dock selection without any customizations, which includes a variety of apps depending on the Mac hardware and what software is installed. A common default OS X Dock icon set … Read More

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