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How to Install Apps on Apple Watch

Jun 29, 2015 - 1 Comment
Third party app installed onto Apple Watch, seen in Glances

The Apple Watch allows apps to be installed onto the device, but unlike the iPhone, iPad, or Mac, there isn’t really an App Store specific to Apple Watch with the traditional ‘get’ and ‘buy’ download buttons. Instead, installing apps onto Apple Watch is handled through the paired iPhone, which makes sense given that most Apple … Read More

Annotate eMail Attachments with MarkUp in Mail for Mac OS X

Jun 29, 2015 - 11 Comments
Access the MarkUp function to annotate emails in OS X Mail app

The modern versions of Mac Mail app support an easy to use image and PDF annotation feature called MarkUp. MarkUp allows users to quickly perform annotation tasks like drawing on an image, adding a note, or even adding a signature, it’s essentially the Preview apps editing tools suite but available instantly in Mail for OS … Read More

How to Update WatchOS on Apple Watch

Jun 26, 2015 - 12 Comments
How to update Apple Watch OS

Updating an Apple Watch to a new version of watchOS is very easy, but if you’ve never done it before you may find it to be different from other Apple devices like updating iOS and OS X. The primary difference is that updating WatchOS is not done on the Apple Watch itself, instead, it’s started … Read More

How to Show Week Numbers in Calendar for iPhone & iPad

Jun 25, 2015 - 6 Comments
Show week numbers in iOS Calendar

Many people and professions rely on week numbers to plan events and schedule their time, particularly on a longer term yearly basis. By default, the iOS Calendar app does not show week numbers, but a simple settings change can make it so week numbers appear in the Calendar app of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

How to Load & Unload Kernel Extensions in OS X

Jun 24, 2015 - 3 Comments
Loading and unloading kernel extensions in Mac OS X

Kernel extensions, called kext for short, are modules of code that are loaded directly into the kernel space of OS X, able to run at a low-level to perform a variety of tasks. Most kexts are part of the core Mac OS X system software, typically hardware device drivers, but some third party apps will … Read More

How to Measure Heart Rate with Apple Watch

Jun 24, 2015 - 1 Comment
Heart Rate data from Apple Watch shown on iPhone

One of the more interesting health features on Apple Watch is the ability to measure the wearers pulse as a heart rate in beats per minute, which you can see directly on the Watch itself, and also graphed over time on the iPhone through Health app. Monitoring heart rate is a pretty neat feature for … Read More

How to Create a Windows 10 Installer USB Drive from Mac OS X

Jun 22, 2015 - 29 Comments
Windows 10 logo

Windows 10 is able to run on all modern Mac hardware in a dual boot environment thanks to Boot Camp. If you’re aiming to run Windows alongside OS X on the same Mac, you’ll want to create a bootable Windows 10 installer drive out of a USB drive, which can be done quickly from OS … Read More

How to Stream Video to Xbox One from Mac OS X or Windows

Jun 21, 2015 - 11 Comments
Streaming media to Xbox One from a Mac is easy

If you have an Xbox One gaming console in the household, you may be pleased to discover that it’s really quite easy to stream video and audio from a local Mac or Windows PC to play directly on the Xbox One. This offers a nice wireless method to play movies from any Mac or PC … Read More

2 Ways to Copy Files to iCloud Drive from Mac OS X Finder

Jun 19, 2015 - 15 Comments
How to copy files to iCloud Drive from the Mac with a drag and drop trick

iCloud Drive supports direct file transfers from the Mac, meaning you can take just about any file, folder, document, or item stored in OS X, and copy it over to iCloud Drive, where it will be stored and accessible by your other Macs and iOS devices using the same Apple ID. Using iCloud Drive this … Read More

How to Change the Language on iPhone & iPad

Jun 18, 2015 - 2 Comments
How to change the language used on iPhone

The iPhone language is set during the initial setup of the device, defaulting to wherever region it was sold. But if you would like to change the language used on iPhone, you can do so at any time without resetting the device back to factory defaults, instead you’ll just need to turn to the settings … Read More

How to Screen Shot the Apple Watch

Jun 18, 2015 - 8 Comments
Apple Watch face

The Apple Watch allows users to take a screen shot of what they see on the face of the device by using a similar mechanism to capture screen shots on an iPhone or iPad; you press two buttons at the same time. For the Apple Watch, the buttons to press to take a screenshot are … Read More

How to View EXIF Data of Any Picture in Photos for Mac

Jun 17, 2015 - 9 Comments
EXIF data seen in Photos for Mac

The Photos app for Mac allows users to quickly see EXIF metadata of any image contained within the applications library. For those who aren’t familiar, EXIF data is raw information about the picture file, containing details about the camera and settings used to take the picture, the aperture, ISO, shutter speed, and you’ll also find … Read More

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