Download the iOS 10 Default Wallpaper for iPhone & iPad

Jun 16, 2016 - 2 Comments

iOS 10

Any time Apple debuts a new operating system to the world, a well-chosen and beautiful wallpaper accompanies it, and iOS 10 is no exception. With iOS 10, Apple adorned the iPhone and iPad home screen wallpaper with a beautiful overhead picture of an ocean wave breaking, but you don’t have to wait for the final release or use a beta version to get that wallpaper right now.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, iPad, iPhone - 2 Comments

How to Make Bootable MacOS Sierra 10.12 Beta USB Installer Drive

Jun 15, 2016 - 8 Comments

How to make bootable MacOS Sierra Install USB Drive

Many Mac users interested in installing MacOS Sierra Beta may prefer to do so with the assistance of a macOS Sierra 10.12 bootable installer USB drive, typically on a flash thumb drive or a similar disk. The advantages to this method is that the macOS Sierra installer is portable, it can be booted from, and it’s easy to perform a clean install or a partitioned dual boot situation with.

We’ll walk through exactly how to create a macOS Sierra 10.12 bootable install drive using the current Developer Beta preview release and a USB flash drive.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

Download the MacOS Sierra Default Wallpaper

Jun 15, 2016 - 6 Comments

MacOS Sierra Default Wallpaper on a MacBook Pro

When Apple debuted macOS Sierra to the world, we all got a glimpse at the gorgeous wallpaper of a sunset alpenglow hitting a mountain range on the screens of the demo Mac. Apple has also given us a look at that beautiful mountain range wallpaper on their preview page for MacOS Sierra too. But you don’t have to download macOS Sierra 10.12 or wait the final release to get the wallpaper right now, and in fact you can get two slightly different variations of the same great desktop background.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Mac OS X - 6 Comments

The iOS 10 Compatibility List

Jun 14, 2016 - 37 Comments

iOS 10 compatible device list

iOS 10 will be released in the fall as a free download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, assuming your device is compatible with the new iOS release, anyway. If you have been wondering what devices are supported by iOS 10 and will get all the fancy new Messaging features and redesigned lock screen, wonder no more, we’ll show you exactly which device models will be able to run the newest iOS release and which didn’t make the cut.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 37 Comments

The MacOS Sierra Compatibility List

Jun 14, 2016 - 51 Comments

MacOS Sierra compatibility list

The next version of Mac system software is called macOS Sierra, it’s versioned as Mac OS X 10.12, and it will be available as a free download for all compatible Macs in the fall. Of course this begs the question, which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra? What Mac hardware can run the new operating system and enjoy features like Siri, Continuity Clipboard, and more?

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 51 Comments

Developers Can Download Beta 1 of iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, WatchOS 3, tvOS

Jun 13, 2016 - 4 Comments

MacOS Sierra and iOS 10

The first beta versions of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS, and watchOS 3 are available to download for users participating in the registered developer programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X, News - 4 Comments

iOS 10 Debuts with New Features, Release Date Set for Fall

Jun 13, 2016 - 16 Comments

iOS 10 screenshots

iOS 10 has been announced in what Apple says is the biggest update to the iPhone and iPad ever. With many new features and enhancements, including a revamped lock screen, redesigned control center, smarter photos abilities, major improvements to Siri, and enhancements to Maps, there is much to be offered.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 16 Comments

MacOS Sierra Announced with Siri, Release Date Set for Fall 2016

Jun 13, 2016 - 41 Comments

MacOS Sierra

Apple has announced the next major version of Mac system software, dubbed macOS Sierra. MacOS Sierra offers improvements to Continuity, iCloud, Apple Pay, tabs improvements, a cross Apple platform clipboard, and perhaps most notable is an inclusion of Siri.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 41 Comments

WatchOS 3 and Next tvOS Announced, Release Set for Fall 2016

Jun 13, 2016 - 2 Comments

watchOS 3 with Minnie Mouse

WatchOS 3 and the next version of tvOS have been announced by Apple as the next major system software updates for Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Apple Watch, News - 2 Comments

How to Check Apple Pencil Battery Life Remaining

Jun 12, 2016 - 5 Comments

Check Apple Pencil battery life

The Apple Pencil is proving to be a very popular accessory for the iPad Pro, and while the Apple Pencil gets great battery life and lasts a long time, there is no obvious hardware means of checking the level of battery life remaining of the Pencil.

Not to worry, it turns out you can quickly get the battery life of the Apple Pencil stylus directly from Notification Center on the iPad Pro, and yes, this is the same battery menu that allows you to check connected Bluetooth devices and Apple Watch battery as well from an iPhone. Of course, since the Apple Pencil currently only works with select model iPads, only compatible iPad models like the iPad Pro will be able to check battery of Apple Pencil using this method.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Set “My Info” Personal Contact Details on iPhone

Jun 11, 2016 - 4 Comments

iPhone Contacts icon

Setting your personal info, address, and contact information on an iPhone is important if you want to be able to do things like get directions home or to another location from home, appropriate auto-fill details, the ability to easily share your address and contact details with other people, and much more.

Perhaps it’s not surprising then that a common question is “how do I change my personal information on iPhone?“, and that’s what we’re going to demonstrate here. Yes, most iPhone users have “My Info” setup properly on their devices, but many others don’t, or some just may want to change their info or set a different contact card as their details.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Copy Music to iPhone from iTunes

Jun 10, 2016 - 9 Comments

How to copy music from ITunes onto iPhone

“How do I copy music onto my iPhone from iTunes?” is a fairly common question. Fortunately, copying music onto an iPhone from iTunes is fairly easy once you learn how to do it, though you’d be forgiven if you find the music copy process to be a little confusing at first glance. It turns out there are several ways to get music onto an iPhone from iTunes, but we’ll show you the easiest way which involves a simple drag and drop music transfer onto the iPhone.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, iTunes, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

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