iOS 8.1 Release Date Set for October 20

Oct 16, 2014 - 17 Comments

iOS 8.1 iOS 8.1 will be released for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices on Monday, October 20, according to Apple. The update will include new features like Apple Pay, the re-introduction of the Photos app Camera Roll, the ability to interact with Macs running OS X Yosemite, and the update is expected to include many bug fixes and solutions to some of the nuisances that arrived with the initial releases of iOS 8.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 17 Comments

OS X Yosemite Available Now as a Free Download

Oct 16, 2014 - 115 Comments

OS X Yosemite Macs

Apple has released OS X Yosemite, officially versioned as OS X 10.10. The update to Macs is available now as a free download. OS X Yosemite brings a redesigned user interface to the Mac, as well as many new features that intend to improve productivity and interoperability with iOS devices.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 115 Comments

Resolving iMessage & Messages Problems in iOS 8

Oct 15, 2014 - 8 Comments

Fix weird iMessage problems in iOS

iMessage delivery and the Message app typically works great, but some users have experienced a few frustrating issues since iOS 8 with either failing deliveries of messages, new messages not appearing in the Messages app despite getting a chime or alert that a new message has arrived, messages not marking as read, multimedia messages not downloading, or, in some cases, photo messages not showing up at all. If you happen to encounter any of these issues with Messages, we’ve got two solutions that should resolve any of the problems rather quickly.

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Oops: Apple Appears to Leak Updated iPad Air and iPad Mini a Day Early

Oct 15, 2014 - 8 Comments

New iPad leak in iBooks

The updated iPads expected to debut tomorrow will feature Touch ID sensors and improved cameras able to shoot in burst mode, according to an apparent slip-up posted by Apple to the iBooks store.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, News, Rumor - 8 Comments

Activate Siri With Only Your Voice for a True Hands-Free Experience

Oct 14, 2014 - 19 Comments

Hey Siri voice commands

Siri got a magnificent boost in iOS 8 with faster understanding and greatly improved comprehension, but a lesser obvious option was also added; the ability to summon Siri with just your voice. With this feature enabled, Siri will be actively listening and waiting for your commands, but only whenever the iPhone or iPad is connected to a power source. This enables a true hands-free experience with Siri and iOS and is well worth trying out.

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

Fixing an “Item can’t be moved to Trash because item can’t be deleted” Error in Mac OS X

Oct 14, 2014 - 5 Comments

The Trash can of OS X Deleting files and folders from the Mac is usually as simple as dragging the item to remove into the Trash can, but on rare occasions things don’t quite go as planned. One of the more peculiar errors when trying to remove a file appears in the form of the following message when attempting to send something to the Trash; “The item “filename.ext” can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted.”

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How to Prepare a Mac for the OS X Yosemite Update the Right Way

Oct 13, 2014 - 65 Comments

How to Prepare a Mac for OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite is the latest version of the Mac operating system, complete with an overhauled user interface and a variety of new features that are sure to make your Mac experience better and more productive.

While OS X Yosemite is a free download and arrives as a simple to use installer from the Mac App Store, you’ll want to prepare your Mac before jumping into the update to OS X 10.10. That’s what we’re going to cover here with five simple tips to get everything squared away, updated, and ready to go.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 65 Comments

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 6 Released

Oct 13, 2014 - 7 Comments

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 6

Mac users who are participating in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program will find the sixth beta release available to them as a small download.

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

Does iOS 8 Feel Slow? 4 Tips to Help Fix Sluggish Performance & Lag

Oct 12, 2014 - 31 Comments

Speed up iOS 8

Though iOS 8 has tons of great new features and so many improvements, the release has not been entirely trouble-free for some users, and certain iPhone and iPad devices may feel as if their performance has degraded after the update. The extent of the speed issue seems to vary, ranging from random and generally sluggish iOS 8 behavior, to just stuttering animations, or, sometimes the worst scenario, where the entire iOS experience feels suddenly outright slow when compared to how it performed under the prior version.

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Mac Setup: A Gorgeously Minimalist Apple Household

Oct 11, 2014 - 20 Comments

Wall mounted TV with Mac Mini media center

This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from Adam J., whose Apple hardware spans multiple rooms, offering a gorgeous combination of minimalism and functionality. Let’s jump right in and learn a bit more about this beautiful setup:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 20 Comments

Make Reading iBooks in the Dark Easier for the Eyes with Auto-Night Mode on iPhone & iPad

Oct 10, 2014 - 8 Comments

iBooks If you use iBooks and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to read, you can improve your evening reading experience by switching the theme to Sepia or the “Night” color scheme. Up until now though, you’ve had to perform that theme change yourself, and if you get caught up in a good book, you know it’s easy to get sucked into the book only to later realize that your eyes are perhaps overly strained due to the glaring white background and bright screen of the iOS device you’re reading on.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

Record Incredible Time-Lapse Video with the iPhone Camera

Oct 10, 2014 - 1 Comment

iOS Camera icon Of the many Camera improvements that arrived on iPhone with the release of iOS 8, perhaps one of the most fun and interesting to use is the Time-Lapse feature. Not long ago, Time-Lapse photography and video was considered fairly advanced, but the iPhone makes it so simple that quite literally anyone can record a high quality time-lapse video with little effort at all. We’re going to demonstrate how to use the new Time-Lapse feature on iPhone, and offer a few tips to get the best results with your videos.

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

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