Grab the 2 Default macOS Mojave Wallpapers

Jun 6, 2018 - 2 Comments

macOS Mojave wallpapers default

MacOS Mojave includes a few stunning new wallpapers that are appropriately desert themed, showing off some gorgeous sand dune formations.

The new desktop backgrounds include one picture of sand dunes basked in sunlight for the light theme of macOS Mojave, and another showing the same sand dunes draped in darkness lit by nothing but moonlight and stars for the dark theme of macOS Mojave.

But if you just want to enjoy the wallpaper you don’t need to download beta 1 of macOS Mojave, or wait until the fall for the final version to be available, instead you can grab them right now to stylize your Mac desktop background.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Mac OS X - 2 Comments

Get the iOS 12 Default Wallpaper for iPhone and iPad

Jun 6, 2018 - Leave a Comment

The iOS 12 Default Wallpaper

Now that iOS 12 has been announced and the beta is out in the wild, many iPhone and iPad users are likely yearning for the gorgeous colorful abstract iOS 12 default wallpaper that is prominently splashed across the demo and preview images of devices running the latest iOS beta preview.

But there’s no need to install iOS 12 developer beta just to get the wallpaper, instead you can just download the image to your device or computer and get the great look without the bugginess of running beta system software.

If you’re looking for the iOS 12 default wallpaper showing off an abstraction of blues, purples, and reds, then scroll below to download the full resolution image to your device.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, iPad, iPhone - Leave a Comment

iOS 12 Supported Devices List

Jun 5, 2018 - 1 Comment

iOS 12 Compatible Devices list

Now that Apple has unveiled iOS 12, the question many people have on their mind is whether or not their current iPhone or iPad will be compatible with the iOS 12 operating system.

The good news is that if your iPhone or iPad is even reasonably new, then it will likely support iOS 12. Read on to see the full iOS 12 supported devices list to see if your particular iOS device is compatible with the latest system software version.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

MacOS Mojave Compatible Macs List

Jun 5, 2018 - 24 Comments

MacOS Mojave compatible Macs list

MacOS Mojave is the freshly announced next major release of Mac OS system software, complete with a gorgeous Dark Mode appearance and a variety of other great features set to improve the Mac experience.

The excitement of a new macOS release leads every Macintosh user to the same common question… will my Mac run macOS Mojave 10.14? If you’re wondering whether or not your particular Mac will support macOS Mojave, then read on to see the full list of macOS Mojave compatible Macs.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News, Tips & Tricks - 24 Comments

Download iOS 12 Beta 1 Now

Jun 4, 2018 - 6 Comments

Users can download iOS 12 beta 1 now

Apple has released the first beta version of iOS 12 to users who are enrolled in the Apple developer program.

The all new iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad debuted earlier at WWDC 2018, and the initial beta builds are limited to registered developers.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 6 Comments

Download macOS Mojave Beta 1 Now

Jun 4, 2018 - 8 Comments

MacOS Mojave beta 1 is available to download now

Apple has unveiled macOS Mojave at the annual WWDC 2018 conference, and as usual the developer crowd gains first access to beta system software.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 8 Comments

MacOS Mojave Announced, Checkout the New Features

Jun 4, 2018 - 13 Comments

MacOS Mojave

Apple has announced the next version of Mac OS system software, dubbed macOS Mojave.

MacOS Mojave includes a variety of new exciting features like Dark Mode, new adjustments to the Finder, improvements to screenshots, an all new redesigned Mac App Store, and more.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 13 Comments

iOS 12 Announced, Here Are The Main Features

Jun 4, 2018 - 1 Comment

iOS 12

Apple has unveiled iOS 12, the upcoming system software version for iPhone and iPad. The future system software version aims to have a significant focus on performance and optimization of iOS, but also includes a variety of new features, and brings along several new apps too.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 1 Comment

The Default Screen Saver Locations on Mac OS

Jun 3, 2018 - 2 Comments

Default screen saver location in Mac OS

The Mac has two general directories where screen savers are stored, one at the user level and for each user account, and one at the system level which stores all the default screen savers included on a Mac.

Knowing where the screen saver directories are located can be useful for various reasons, whether for installing a screen saver, removing one, editing one of the files with Quartz Composer, or various other purposes, so we’ll quickly show you where you can find the screen saver folders on a Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Enable Messages in iCloud on Mac

Jun 2, 2018 - 31 Comments

How to Enable Messages in iCloud on Mac

Messages in iCloud is now available for Mac users who are running the latest versions of Mac OS system software.

The Messages in iCloud feature allows Messages to be updated automatically on all devices using the same Apple ID by syncing all iMessages through iCloud. Essentially that means Messages are now syncing through iCloud, so if you delete a message from one device it will remove from others, and vice versa. This also means that Messages will be stored in iCloud, potentially saving some storage space on a Mac by offloading the Messages media like photos, videos, and conversations, into iCloud.

This tutorial will show you how to enable Messages in iCloud on a Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 31 Comments

MacOS 10.13.5 High Sierra Update Released for Mac

Jun 1, 2018 - 28 Comments

macOS High Sierra  update

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.5 update for Mac users running the High Sierra operating system.

Additionally, Apple has also released Security Update 2018-003 Sierra for macOS 10.12.6 and Security Update 2018-003 El Capitan for Mac OS X 10.11.6.

The new Mac software update includes mostly bug fixes and minor enhancements to the Mac operating system, but also includes MacOS High Sierra support for the Messages in iCloud feature, which is also now available for iPhone and iPad devices running iOS 11.4 (or later). Messages on iCloud requires that newer iOS build to be running on those devices, and Messages in iCloud must be enabled in iOS Settings in order for the feature to work as expected across iOS and macOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 28 Comments

How to Check SMART Status on Mac Hard Drives

May 31, 2018 - 18 Comments

How to check SMART status of Mac hard disk drives

Mac users can easily check the SMART status of their hard drives and internal disk storage by using Disk Utility in Mac OS, offering a simple way to see if the disk hardware itself is in good health or is experiencing a hardware issue.

This article will walk you through how to check SMART status on hard disks in Mac OS, and it works with both SSD and HDD volumes. Checking SMART status of a drive can give you actionable information about whether a disk is about to fail and therefore is in need of an urgent data backup and drive replacement.

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