MacOS Catalina Public Beta 2 Download Released

Jul 4, 2019 - 6 Comments

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the second public beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15 to users enrolled in the public beta testing program for Mac system software.

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

How to Adjust Mac Fan Speed Manually with Macs Fan Control

Jul 3, 2019 - 11 Comments

Manually control Mac fans with Mac Fan Control

Advanced Mac users may wish to occasionally manually control their Macs fan speed, along with monitoring the active fan speed and keeping an eye on the various internal temperature gauges of their Mac. This can be helpful for performance reasons, but also for some troubleshooting situations, or even if you want to attempt some drastic intervention to manually cool the temperature of a hot Mac.

The aptly named Macs Fan Control application allows for this. But remember, the Mac will adjust fans on its own depending on temperatures as needed, so intervening on your own is generally not wise nor recommended.

Manually controlling Mac fan speed is not without risk, so if you don’t know what you’re doing and how to not damage your computer, you should not use these type of apps. Failure to adequately cool a Mac can result in performance problems, crashes, and even permanent damage to hardware. Overusing a fan could result in hardware failure as well. This app and others like it are for advanced users who have the sufficient knowledge and experience to understand what they’re doing and why they’re doing it, and to avoid harming their computers.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

Download iOS 13 Beta 3 & iPadOS 13 Beta 3 Now

Jul 2, 2019 - 5 Comments

iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Apple has released the third developer beta versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

While no new corresponding public beta versions are available yet, Apple often releases the same developer beta build as a public beta version labeled a release behind, for example iOS 13 dev beta 3 might be iOS 13 public beta 2.

Additionally, Apple released MacOS Catalina 10.15 beta 3 to Mac users enrolled in the developer beta testing program.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 5 Comments

MacOS Catalina 10.15 Dev Beta 3 Released for Download

Jul 2, 2019 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the third developer beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15 to users enrolled in the Mac developer beta testing program.

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16 Helpful Keyboard Shortcuts for Pages on iPad

Jul 1, 2019 - 2 Comments

Pages for iPad keyboard shortcuts

If you use Pages app with iPad and a physical keyboard, you’ll likely appreciate knowing a variety of handy keyboard shortcuts to perform many tasks within the Pages word processing app of iOS.

To be able to use these keyboard shortcuts in Pages for iPad, you must have an external keyboard connected to the device, whether that’s a keyboard case, Bluetooth keyboard, or other external keyboard does not matter however, so if your setup is a Smart Keyboard case or an iPad desktop workstation, you’ll find the keystrokes work either way.

Read on to check out a variety of keystrokes for the Pages app for iPad:

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

Browse Dozens of Retro Classic Mac OS Screen Shots from 1984 to 1999

Jun 30, 2019 - 2 Comments

Welcome to Macintosh 1984 original Mac boot screen

Do you enjoy taking trips down computing memory lane? Why not take a gander at screenshots of old Macintosh Mac OS releases from yesteryear, like Mac OS System 1, System 4, System 7, and System 9?

A fun site called VersionMuseum hosts collections of screen shots from old software releases, including historical Mac OS versions.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, Retro - 2 Comments

How to Install tvOS 13 Public Beta on Apple TV

Jun 29, 2019 - 1 Comment

tvOS 13 public beta

Want to run tvOS 13 public beta on an Apple TV? You can do so with relative ease by following these instructions.

tvOS 13 includes a revised Apple TV interface and new Home Screen design, multi-user support, picture-in-picture mode, support for a variety of controllers from other video game consoles, and many other smaller features and improvements too. If you’re interested in checking it out now, let’s run through how to install tvOS 13 public beta onto an Apple TV.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Check Progress of iCloud Restore on iPhone or iPad

Jun 28, 2019 - 1 Comment

How to check progress of iCloud Restore to iPhone or iPad

Wondering how long an iCloud backup restore to an iPhone or iPad will take to complete? Restoring an iPhone or iPad from an iCloud Backup can take a while, depending on the size of the iCloud backup, and the speed of the internet connection the iOS device is connected to.

If you want to check on the progress of an active iCloud Restore, you can do so in modern versions of iOS.

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How to Install iPadOS 13 Public Beta on iPad

Jun 27, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to install iPadOS 13 public beta on iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad Mini

iPadOS 13 public beta is now available for anyone to download and install. If you’re an adventurous and advanced iPad user who wants to explore the all new iPadOS 13 public beta release, this tutorial will walk you through how to install iPadOS 13 onto a compatible iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini.

With ipadOS 13 public beta, you’ll be able to test and enjoy the all new Dark Mode theme, the new iPad Home Screen, new iPad multitasking gestures, great accessibility features like Mouse support, revamped Photos, Notes, and Reminders apps, and so much more.

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How to Install MacOS Catalina Public Beta

Jun 26, 2019 - 5 Comments

How to install MacOS Catalina public beta

MacOS Catalina public beta is now available for the adventurous to download and install. With MacOS Catalina public beta you’ll be able to try out all the interesting new features of macOS 10.15, including Sidecar which allows you to use an iPad as a secondary display, Screen Time for Mac, Activation Lock for Mac, enhancements to Photos, Notes, and Reminders, and much more.

This tutorial will show you how to install MacOS Catalina public beta onto a compatible Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Install iOS 13 Public Beta on iPhone

Jun 25, 2019 - 4 Comments

How to install iOS 13 public beta on iPhone

Now that anyone can download iOS 13 public beta onto a compatible iPhone, many people may wish to experiment with the iOS 13 beta and try out the new features like Dark Mode, revamped Photos, Reminders, and Notes apps, new Animoji, new Messages features, and others.

This tutorial will walk through how to install iOS 13 public beta onto an iPhone, or iPod touch.

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

iOS 12.4 Beta 5 & MacOS 10.14.6 Beta 3 Released for Testing

Jun 24, 2019 - Leave a Comment

macOS and iOS beta testing

Apple has released iOS 12.4 beta 5 and macOS Mojave 10.14.6 beta 3 for users who are beta testing the current generation of system software releases.

These betas are separate from the ongoing beta programs for iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and MacOS Catalina. The public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 and public beta of MacOS Catalina became available to download today as well, however.

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iOS 13 & iPadOS 13 Public Beta Download Available Now

Jun 24, 2019 - 6 Comments

Public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 for users to download. The public beta can be installed on any iOS 13 compatible iPhone and iPadOS 13 compatible iPad.

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

MacOS Catalina Public Beta Download Now Available

Jun 24, 2019 - 4 Comments

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the first public beta of macOS Catalina to users interested in running the public beta version of the next generation macOS release.

Technically anyone can download and install macOS Catalina 10.15 public beta, but it’s generally only appropriate for advanced users to do so.

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

How to Fix iPad Stuck on Apple Logo Screen

Jun 23, 2019 - 1 Comment

iPad stuck on Apple logo screen

Rarely, an iPad may get stuck on an Apple logo screen when the device is booting or restarting. Getting stuck on the Apple logo usually happens during a failed software update, whether it was interrupted or incomplete, but it can sometimes happen during restores and during other operations as well.

If an iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini is stuck on an Apple logo screen, you can use the tips below to troubleshoot the problem and resolve the issue.

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How to Enter DFU Mode on iPad Pro (2018 and Later)

Jun 22, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to enter DFU mode on iPad Pro

Sometimes, an iPad Pro must be placed into DFU mode as a troubleshooting step before being able to restore the iPad Pro. DFU stands for Device Firmware Update and DFU mode is basically a lower-level device restore state than regular Recovery Mode for iPad Pro.

Placing an iPad Pro into DFU mode is for advanced users and for specific troubleshooting scenarios where an iPad Pro is unable to recover or restore through regular methods.

This approach for entering into DFU mode covered here applies only to newer iPad Pro devices of the 2018 model year and later, meaning those without a Home button and with Face ID as the primary unlock mechanism, including the iPad Pro with 11″ screen and iPad Pro with 12.9″ screen. Other iPad models with Home button can enter DFU mode with these instructions instead, which uses a different method.

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How to Enable Do Not Disturb on Mac

Jun 21, 2019 - 3 Comments

How to enable Do Not Disturb on Mac

Enabling Do Not Disturb on a Mac will instantly silence and hide all notifications and alerts that arrive to the computer. This makes Do Not Disturb a great feature if you use your Mac to get work done and want to focus, since you can hush the pestering notifications and alerts that bug you about updates, messages, emails, browser activity, tabloid news notifications, and all the other stuff that wants to get your attention and disrupt your workflow.

There are a few different ways to enable Do Not Disturb mode on the Mac, and we’ll discuss those here. And we’ll also show you how to disable Do Not Disturb on Mac so that you can get notifications and alerts again.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

16 Word for iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

Jun 20, 2019 - 1 Comment

Word for iPad keyboard shortcuts

If you use Microsoft Word for iPad, you can improve your typing experience and workflow by mastering and memorizing a wide variety of keyboard shortcuts to perform many frequently used tasks, from applying styles to modifying text, or navigating within the Word document itself.

In order to use these Word for iPad keyboard shortcuts you will obviously need to have a hardware keyboard connected to the iPad, but that can be any iPad external keyboard, whether it’s a Bluetooth keyboard, iPad keyboard case, or Smart Keyboard. So whether you use Word with iPad on the go or if you use an iPad at a desk, as long as you have a physical keyboard connected to iPad these shortcuts will be available to you

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

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