iOS 8.3 Beta 4 Released to Developers & Public Beta Users for Testing

Mar 24, 2015 - 3 Comments

iOS 8

Apple has released the fourth beta release of iOS 8.3 to those registered with the iOS developer program, or who are participating in the iOS Public Beta. The build is versioned as 12F5061 and is available now for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 3 Comments

OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta 5 Released for Testing

Mar 23, 2015 - 21 Comments

OS X Yosemite

Apple has released a fifth beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to those participating in the OS X Public Beta program, or registered in the Mac Developer program. The new build arrives as build number 14D113c and continues to include a focus on the new Photos app for OS X, along with other bug fixes and feature improvements.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 21 Comments

How to Find the Build Number of OS X on a Mac

Mar 23, 2015 - 3 Comments

Find the OS X Build Number

Each release of OS X has a unique build number assigned to it to represent the changes found in that version of system software, often these changes are minor and incremental, but with major OS X releases the build numbers can change significantly. Though average Mac users won’t need to know the build number of their system software, those running developer builds and beta releases often pay attention to these software versioning alphanumeric strings. With that in mind, we’ll show you a few ways to quickly find the build number of OS X system software installed on any Mac.

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Mac Setup: A Quadruple Display Mac Pro Workstation

Mar 22, 2015 - 35 Comments

Quad Display Mac Pro Workstation

This weeks featured Mac setup is the amazing quadruple tiled display desk of Teemu A., who uses this great workstation to run and manage a startup. Let’s jump right in to learn more about the hardware and software used to get things done.

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 35 Comments

How to Make Phone Calls from Mac Using iPhone

Mar 21, 2015 - 25 Comments

Making and Receiving Phone Calls from Mac with iPhone

If you have a Mac and an iPhone, you can now make phone calls from your Mac using that iPhone. The phone call will sound through the Mac speakers and use the Mac microphone, but the actual call itself routes through the iPhone. This is a part of the Continuity suite, which is really nice feature set in newer versions of iOS and OS X that allow for seamless transition between Macs and iPhones and iPads. Phone calling from the Mac is quite simple to use once you have it set up properly.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 25 Comments

How to Mark All iMessages as Read on iPhone & iPad Instantly

Mar 20, 2015 - 19 Comments

New Unread Messages badge

We’ve all experienced it, a huge number of texts and iMessages arriving on our iPhone or iPad, that you either know aren’t important or you already read on another devices Messages app. Or maybe the messages are coming from someone you’d just prefer to ignore, whatever the case, you can instantly mark all messages as read in iOS using a quick little known trick.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 19 Comments

New Apple TV with Apps & Siri Coming in June

Mar 20, 2015 - 6 Comments

Apple TV with Apps and Siri

Apple is planning on releasing an all new Apple TV set-top box this summer, according to a report from Buzzfeed. The new Apple TV is said to feature a redesign, all new hardware components, an App Store, and Siri.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, News, Rumor - 6 Comments

Security Update 2015-003 for OS X Yosemite Released

Mar 19, 2015 - 10 Comments

OS X Yosemite Security Update 2015-003

Apple has released an important security update for OS X Yosemite users. Labeled as “Security Update 2015-003 1.0, the update is available to all Macs running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 10 Comments

Perform Detailed DNS Lookups with host Command in OS X

Mar 19, 2015 - 3 Comments

DNS Lookup with the Host Command

All domains are associated with an IP address, whether it’s for a website, mail server, or whatever else. While using nslookup offers a simple way to get DNS information and an IP for a specific website or domain, if you want a significantly more detailed retrieval, you can use the host command instead. The host command performs an extensive DNS lookup for whatever domain it’s pointed at, which makes it much more useful than nslookup or dig for many situations. This can be helpful for many situations, whether to troubleshoot and discover DNS propagation issues or simply to get an actual IP address, CNAME, IPv6 address, or otherwise.

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How to Join a Hidden Wi-Fi Network with No Broadcast SSID from iOS

Mar 18, 2015 - 2 Comments

Join Hidden Wi-Fi Networks from iPhone and iPad

Hidden wi-fi networks are becoming more common as network administrators look for additional measures to secure wireless connections. Hiding the network functions as a means of security by obscurity, but the main user-side issue with a hidden Wi-FI network is that the routers SSID is not broadcast which can make it difficult to find for users on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch. Fortunately, joining a hidden wi-fi network from iOS is really easy, you just have to know how to do it.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Use a Playstation 4 Controller with Mac in OS X Yosemite

Mar 18, 2015 - 8 Comments

Use a PS4 Controller with a Mac

Many Mac users have a gaming console or two as well, and if it happens to be a Playstation 4, then you’ll find that using that PS4 controller with OS X is incredibly simple. This basically means your DualShock Playstation 4 controller will work as a native game controller for any supported game running on a Mac, ranging from native OS X games to emulators. It works very well, and since many of us prefer to play games with a controller it’s a great way to extend the value of a pricey PS4 purchase.

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

Safari 8.0.4, Safari 7.1.4, Safari 6.2.4 Out with Security Updates for OS X

Mar 17, 2015 - 7 Comments

Safari icon Apple has released a group of important security updates for the Mac Safari web browser, versioned as Safari 8.0.4 for OS X Yosemite, Safari 7.1.4 for OS X Mavericks, and Safari 6.2.4 for OS X Mountain Lion.

The notes accompanying the download are brief, simply recommending the security update for all Mac users as it offers “improvements to stability and security.”

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 7 Comments

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