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How to Flush DNS Cache in OS X Yosemite with discoveryutil

Nov 20, 2014 - 2 Comments
Clear DNS Cache in Mac OS X

Some Mac users may encounter situations where they need to flush DNS cache in OS X for a name server to resolve properly, or for some DNS address change to become noticed by their individual computer. This is particularly relevant for system administrators, network admins, and web developers, but there are certainly situations where other … Read More

How to Format Text & Insert Pictures Into Notes in iOS

Nov 20, 2014 - 9 Comments
Insert an image into Notes in iOS

The Notes app in modern versions of iOS includes support for text formatting and media insertion. This is a welcome change for many reasons, as it not only improves the functionality of Notes app to serve as a scratchpad, but it also makes the Notes app and it’s iCloud syncing abilities between iOS devices and … Read More

Troubleshooting OS X 10.10.1 Wi-Fi Connection Issues

Nov 19, 2014 - 41 Comments
Mac Wi-Fi Tool

A number of Mac users who were experiencing wi-fi connection difficulties with OS X Yosemite have found the problems continue to persist after updating to OS X 10.10.1. The reasons for this are not entirely clear given that OS X 10.10.1 has aimed specifically at improving wi-fi reliability, but some of the traditional troubleshooting steps … Read More

How to Disable Reachability on iPhone If You Accidentally Open It

Nov 18, 2014 - 2 Comments
reachability-iphone

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus gained a feature called Reachability which, when activated, brings all onscreen icons and elements closer to the bottom of the display and Home button, thus making it easier for your thumb or finger to reach the desired touch points. While Reachability is proving to be a popular tool … Read More

Find Local Listings & Restaurants with Spotlight in OS X Yosemite

Nov 16, 2014 - 8 Comments
Spotlight local business listings in Mac OS X

Spotlight is the fantastic search engine built into OS X and iOS, and while most people associate Spotlight searches with finding documents on their Mac or launching applications, the feature set has expanded dramatically since OS X Yosemite. One of the more useful tricks found within the revised Spotlight search is the ability to search … Read More

Increase or Decrease Text Size of Messages in OS X Yosemite

Nov 16, 2014 - 7 Comments
Change text size messages Yosemite

The Mac Messages app has long had the ability to change the text size and font of your messages and conversations, but the adjustment functions have changed a bit in OS X Yosemite. In Messages under OS X Yosemite, you now have the option to increase or decrease the size of the Helvetica Neue system … Read More

Instantly Share Your Current Location from Messages on iPhone

Nov 15, 2014 - 12 Comments
Send Map of current Location

If you’ve ever tried to give directions to someone when you aren’t that good at it, or maybe aren’t entirely sure where you are let alone how to get there, you know how frustrating of an experience that can be. Fortunately you can avoid that situation entirely now though thanks to a great location sharing … Read More

How to Use Mail Drop to Send Large Files Over Email from Mac OS X

Nov 14, 2014 - 9 Comments
Use Mail Drop to send a large file through Email in Mac OS X

Nearly every email server has a file size limit, typically ranging between 10MB and 40MB, and any file attached to an email larger than that will typically bounce or not send. Apple has come up with an interesting solution to this problem, calling it Mail Drop. Essentially, MailDrop will automatically detect when a large file … Read More

Get Notifications for Specific Email Threads in iOS Mail App

Nov 13, 2014 - 4 Comments
Enable email notifications for a specific conversation in iOS Mail app

The iOS Mail app has long included a variety of ways to be notified of new emails, whether it’s the standard notification for all new messages, or having a unique alert set to specific VIP contacts. Perhaps even better is a feature added to recent versions of iOS that allow for individual email thread alerts, … Read More

Edit AutoFill Information in Safari for Mac OS X

Nov 12, 2014 - 5 Comments
Edit autofill information in Safari for OS X

Autofill is one of the more useful features of Safari that automatically fill online order forms and logins, whether it’s a name, shipping address, login and password, or even payment and credit card information. Of course, if you change any of that information like an address or payment details, that old autofill information filling up … Read More

Show a Preview Panel in Every Finder Window of Mac OS X

Nov 11, 2014 - 6 Comments
Show Preview in Finder window

The Column view of the OS X Finder has long been popular with users who like to see a preview of what image or document they are selecting in the Finder. Of course, the problem with that preview panel is that up until OS X Yosemite, it was limited to the Column view, and if … Read More

How to Change an Apple ID & iCloud Account in Mac OS X

Nov 8, 2014 - 5 Comments
Log in to a new Apple ID on Mac OS X

All users should have their own Apple ID, which is tied not only to an iCloud account, Messages, FaceTime, App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and Passbook with ApplePay, but in new versions of OS X an Apple ID can also be used to log into a Mac user account too. Because each Mac user should have … Read More

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