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How to Enable TRIM on Third Party SSDs in Mac OS X with trimforce

Oct 29, 2015 - 29 Comments
Using trimforce to enable TRIM in Mac OS X

For Mac users who utilize third party SSD volumes, the new trimforce command allows OS X to forcibly enable the TRIM function on those drives. trimforce is built directly into newer releases of OS X and is really quite easy to enable (or disable), requiring a quick visit to the command line and a reboot … Read More

How to Start Dictation by Voice Command in Mac OS X

Oct 28, 2015 - 35 Comments
Enable Dictation by voice command in Mac OS X

The Dictation feature of OS X has let Mac users speak to their computers and have the speech converted accurately into text for quite some time, and now with the newest versions of OS X you can improve Dictation even further by starting the speech to text conversion with a voice command. You can think … Read More

Stop Spotlight Stalling & Beachballs When Searched in Mac OS X with External Drives

Oct 26, 2015 - 23 Comments

Spotlight is the lightning fast search engine built into the Mac, but some users may have noticed that once Spotlight has been summoned and a file search query is beginning to be typed, OS X freezes up, stalls, and beachballs for anywhere from 10-30 seconds for seemingly no apparent reason. If you’re in a quiet … Read More

How to Mute Safari Tabs in Mac OS X

Oct 26, 2015 - 7 Comments
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New versions of Safari on the Mac allow users to instantly mute any tab or inactive window which is playing sound. This will instantly hush audio coming from a video, an audio file opened in the browser, ads, or any noisy multimedia element, but only for the Safari browser, making it preferable to muting everything … Read More

How to Connect an iPhone or iPad to a TV

Oct 24, 2015 - 5 Comments
Connect an iPhone or iPad to a TV screen with HDMI

You can easily connect any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a TV screen or even many projectors with the help of a wired connector adapter and HDMI cable. As long as the recipient TV, display, or projector has an HDMI input port, you can mirror the iPhone or iPad display directly to that screen. … Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2

Oct 23, 2015 - 20 Comments
Downgrade iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2

iOS 9.1 is a worthwhile update with bug fixes and new emoji for most iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who are running iOS 9, but some users who have updated from iOS 9.0.2 to iOS 9.1 may decide they’d like to go back to the earlier version. Maybe it’s because iOS 9.0.2 has a … Read More

How to Search System Preferences in Mac OS X for Settings & Adjustments

Oct 23, 2015 - 2 Comments
Search System Preferences in mac OS X for a specific setting

Though many preferences and settings in OS X are easy to find, some aren’t always located in the most obvious locations within System Preferences, and it’s also just easy to forget which panel is going to adjust what you’re looking for on the Mac. Fortunately, the Mac System Preference control panel has a universal search … Read More

Get Picture-in-Picture Floating Videos on Mac OS X with Helium App

Oct 22, 2015 - 16 Comments

If you want to play a web based video while you work or multitask on the Mac, you’ll typically resize a small browser window and stuff it into the corner of your screen, right? Rather than do that, you can use a neat little free app called Helium, which creates a floating overlay of videos … Read More

How to Record 4K Video on iPhone 6S & iPhone 6s Plus

Oct 20, 2015 - Leave a Comment
Record 4K Video with iPhone

The new iPhone cameras are able to record ultra high resolution video at 4K resolution, though the high definition movie capturing ability is not enabled by default. Thus, in order to capture 4K high definition video with the iPhone you’ll need to enable the super HD recording feature first, which is done through the devices … Read More

How to Use Internet Explorer 11 in Mac OS X the Easy Way

Oct 19, 2015 - 34 Comments

Internet Explorer 11 is a Windows web browser from Microsoft, but those running OS X on a Mac can also use Internet Explorer 11 through a great free service called ModernIE from Microsoft. Being able to run Internet Explorer 11 directly on the Mac without having to access a Windows machine or boot a VM … Read More

How to Request Desktop Versions of Mobile Websites in Safari for iOS 9

Oct 19, 2015 - 5 Comments

Generally speaking, using a websites intended mobile version is recommended when the site is accessed from an iPhone or iPod touch, since mobile websites tend to be optimized for smaller screens. Nonetheless, sometimes a user visiting a mobile site may wish to access a desktop version of the same website from their iPhone, iPod touch, … Read More

How to Install Java in OS X El Capitan

Oct 17, 2015 - 30 Comments
Get Java in OS X El Capitan

Some Mac users require installing Java in OS X El Capitan, perhaps for compatibility with a particular web site or application, or because they’re a java developer. But Apple has becoming increasingly strict with Java, and by default it is no longer installed with a OS X 10.11 clean install, and you’ll find that after … Read More

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