iOS 9.1 Beta 3 Released for Testing

Sep 30, 2015 - 2 Comments

iOS 9.1 beta 3

Apple has released iOS 9.1 beta 3 for users participating in the beta testing program.

The update arrives as build 13B5130b is available now from the iOS Developer Center and software update mechanism on compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running prior iOS 9.1 beta versions.

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

6 Steps to Prepare a Mac for the OS X El Capitan Update

Sep 29, 2015 - 47 Comments

Preparing for OS X El Capitan

Mac users have the chance to update to OS X El Capitan 10.11 as a free download, but before jumping into the installation process to update your Mac to the latest OS X release, it’s a good idea to run through a few basic preparations.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 47 Comments

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Sep 29, 2015 - 1 Comment

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1

Apple has released the second beta version of OS X 10.11.1 for those participating in the Mac beta testing programs. OS X 10.11.1 beta 2 arrives as build 15B22c, just a day before the final version of OS X 10.11 will be released to the general public, which is now available as a free download.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 1 Comment

3 Tips to Reduce High Cellular Data Usage on iPhone with iOS 9

Sep 29, 2015 - 5 Comments

Heavy cellular data usage in iOS with iPhone remedied

While some users are having trouble with cellular data not working at all in iOS 9 with certain apps, another set of iPhone users are experiencing the opposite problem, with excessive mobile data consumption after updating their iPhones to iOS 9. Given that most users don’t have unlimited data plans, heavy cellular data usage can lead to overage charges pretty quickly, but fortunately there are some easy adjustments that can be made to resolve the hungry mobile data appetite of iOS 9 on iPhones.

If you’re experiencing abnormally high cellular data usage after updating to iOS 9, making some changes as outlined below should remedy the problem.

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How to Use Nightstand Clock Mode on Apple Watch

Sep 28, 2015 - 5 Comments

Using Nightstand Mode on Apple Watch

Nightstand Mode is a feature of Apple Watch that allows you to use the device as a nightstand clock, where it’s able to function as a regular digital clock which shows the time and date, complete with full alarm clock capabilities.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus Durability Tests Show Impressive Results

Sep 28, 2015 - Leave a Comment

The iPhone 6s Plus is a tough cookie, able to handle water contact and reasonable drops

The all new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are built for durability, with a stronger aluminum enclosure that Apple describes as “made from the same grade used in the aerospace industry”, coupled with a glass screen that Apple says is the “most durable in the smartphone industry”. But is this just marketing speak, or are the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus actually tougher than ever?

We’ve gathered a few videos from around the web below which demonstrate just how durable the new iPhone is, and as you’ll see the results are pretty impressive, meaning the new iPhone 6s should hold quite well in various harsh situations.

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How to Unlock an iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus the Easy Way

Sep 27, 2015 - 9 Comments

An unlocked iPhone 6S Plus

Getting an unlocked iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus is now easier than ever, all you need to do is pay the full price for the new phone and buy it from Apple. That’s it, your new iPhone arrives unlocked and not tied to any cellular carrier. Essentially this means you can use the new iPhone anywhere on any provider as long as you have a compatible SIM card for it, making it easier than ever to buy an unlocked iPhone.

If you bought an iPhone 6s for full price, we’ll detail how to unlock the new iPhone and use it on another carrier, and as you’ll see, the unlock process is often just a matter of restoring from a backup and swapping a SIM card.

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

Mac Setup: Triple Display MacBook Pro Workstation

Sep 27, 2015 - 6 Comments

Mac setup, workstation of computer repair and web design business owner

This weeks featured Mac setup is the excellent workstation of small business owner Cory C., let’s jump right in and learn more:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 6 Comments

3 Important Improvements in iOS 9 That Are Less Than Obvious

Sep 26, 2015 - 25 Comments

3 Subtle Improvements in iOS 9

Much of what’s great about the iOS 9 update (ok, now technically iOS 9.0.1) is not blazingly obvious to the average iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch user. That’s intentional, as Apple put a lot of emphasis on under-the-hood improvements this time around, and iOS 9 offers some great enhancements that, unless pointed out, are fairly subtle.

In no particular order, here are three of the more important subtle improvements offered in iOS 9…

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 25 Comments

How to Setup iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus and Bring Your Stuff With You in 2 Easy Steps

Sep 25, 2015 - 29 Comments

iPhone 6S Plus in box

If you’re getting a new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, you’ll want to be sure to set it up properly so that everything from the phone it’s replacing is brought along for the ride. To setup an iPhone 6S correctly and to successfully transfer your stuff over to the new phone, you’ll want to walk through a few specific steps. We’ll show you how to this in the quickest way possible so that you can get on and enjoy your new iPhone.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 29 Comments

Cellular Data Not Working in iOS 9 on iPhone or iPad? 6 Troubleshooting Tips

Sep 24, 2015 - 65 Comments

Cellular data not working in iOS troubleshooting tips

A number of iPhone and iPad users have discovered cellular data usage is failing to work after updating to iOS 9. The cellular data problem is typically manifested in a few ways; either an outright failure to transmit any data or access the internet whatsoever when the iPhone or iPad is connected to a cellular network (though wi-fi continues to work), a failure of certain apps to connect to mobile data or access cellular data, or, in some situations the Cellular Data button is disabled but grayed out and unable to be toggled on.

If you are experiencing cellular data transmission or mobile connection issues in iOS 9 or any of the iOS 9 point releases, you may be able to resolve the issue with some troubleshooting tips we’ll outline below.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Troubleshooting - 65 Comments

iOS 9.1 Public Beta 2 Available for Testing

Sep 24, 2015 - 6 Comments

iOS 9.1 Public Beta 2

Apple has released a second public beta for iOS 9.1, arriving as build 13B5119f to match the second developer beta.

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

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