OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 Released

Aug 21, 2014 - 5 Comments

OS X Yosemite Apple has released the second version of the OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Mac users who opted in to participate in the public beta program for Yosemite are recommended to install the update. Alongside Public Beta 2 is also a new beta version of the redesigned iTunes 12. Both updates focus on bug fixes and feature refinements as the next version of OS X marches closer towards a public release in the Fall.

Users who are actively running OS X Yosemite Beta will find the new update available to them through the Software Update mechanism of the Mac App Store. The download weighs in about 1.7 GB for both packages of the new iTunes 12 build as well as OS X Yosemite Beta 2.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 5 Comments

A Famous Steve Jobs Speech Is Hidden on Your Mac

Aug 20, 2014 - 15 Comments

Easter Egg: Steve Jobs speech hidden in Mac OS X

Every Mac which has the Pages app for OS X installed includes a little Easter Egg that few know about; a famous Steve Jobs speech, tucked away in a little unassuming folder. Technically, it’s two different Steve Jobs speeches, the famous text from the Crazy Ones Think Different campaign, and arguably the even more famous 2005 Steve Jobs commencement speech from Stanford University.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, Mac OS X - 15 Comments

Open a File from One App in Another Mac App with Proxy Icons

Aug 20, 2014 - Leave a Comment

Finder How often have you had a file open in one application on your Mac, only to need it opened in another OS X app instead? Fairly often, right? When confronted with that situation, most Mac users will do one of two things; go back to the Finder file system and re-open the file in the desired app, or open the other app and open the file directly from there. But there’s another way to re-open a file in one application from another, and it’s often faster and easier than the traditional methods.

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How to Pause Music & Podcasts on iPhone & iPod Touch Without Looking

Aug 19, 2014 - 12 Comments

Pause audio in iOS without looking

Fiddling around with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad while driving or riding a bike is dangerous as it takes your eyes off an important task, which is why things like texting and driving are made illegal. Many of us use our iPhones and iPods in the car though for listening to podcasts and music though, particularly since AUX input is becoming a common feature of car stereos. So what are we supposed to do if we need to keep paying attention to the road (or whatever the important task is), but need to pause the music or audio? That’s where this handy trick comes into play.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

Set a Keyboard Shortcut for “Save as PDF” in Mac OS X

Aug 19, 2014 - 21 Comments

Save as PDF Keyboard Shortcut in Mac OS X Saving a file or document as a PDF is easily done from almost anywhere in Mac OS X by using the print to PDF feature, which is part of the Mac Printer service, but to trigger it you have to go to the Print menu and then specifically select to ‘print’ the file as a PDF document. But what if you want a faster method of quickly saving something as a PDF, like a keyboard shortcut? That’s what we’re going to show you how to do with a really nifty keystroke trick.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 21 Comments

Get the New Beautiful Default OS X Yosemite Wallpapers

Aug 18, 2014 - 4 Comments

4 Yosemite wallpapers

We’ve already shared a few Yosemite themed wallpapers, but four beautiful new Yosemite wallpapers arrived along with OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 and you won’t want to miss these. You can get them now by clicking the thumbnail links below, even if you’re not running the developer preview build on your Mac.

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

Reversible USB Lightning Cables May Be Coming with New iPhone & iPad

Aug 18, 2014 - 5 Comments

Reversible USB lightning cable

Apple may introduce a reversible USB Lightning adapter soon, marking a subtle but welcome change to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch USB connectors. The reversible portion of the cable would be the USB side that connects to a Mac or PC, as the Lightning adapter end is already reversible.

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By Paul Horowitz - News, Rumor - 5 Comments

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 Released

Aug 18, 2014 - 3 Comments

OS X Yosemite Apple has released the 6th developer preview build of OS X Yosemite to those registered with the Mac Developer Program. The update arrives as build 14A3429f, likely includes feature refinements and bug fixes, and is recommended for all Yosemite Dev Preview users to install.

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 6 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for users who are running prior versions of the Developer Preview builds of OS X 10.10. Additionally, a redeemable download code can be found on the Mac Developer Center for users who have yet to install it on their Macs.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 3 Comments

12 Incredibly Stunning Nature Macro Photography Wallpapers

Aug 17, 2014 - 12 Comments

12 Incredibly Stunning Nature Macro Shot Wallpapers

Macro photography is an art form that gives us an unusually close look at a subject, and good macro shots can also make absolutely stunning wallpapers. That’s exactly what we’re sharing here, with twelve incredible macro shots of nature subjects generously shared from YJ Chua, a talented hobbyist photographer whose Mac setup we recently featured.

Important Licensing Restriction: Each of these images is offered to OSXDaily readers for personal use as wallpapers only. Any commercial usage of these images must be licensed from YJ directly here at 500px.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 12 Comments

Keep a Record of All Emails Sent from iPhone by Always BCCing Yourself

Aug 16, 2014 - 2 Comments

Mail icon Though most email services nowadays support the “Sent” outbox, where you can easily find all emails that you’ve sent out from an iPhone (or elsewhere with that email account), not all mail providers do. This is particularly true for POP3 accounts where the email will be downloaded once from the server then deleted from the server, only to be stored on your local device, whether that’s an iPhone or a computer. For situations like this but when you’d still like to maintain an easy record of all emails you’ve sent from an iPhone or iPad, you can enable an option in iOS Mail app called “Always BCC Self”. As the name implies, when this setting is turned on, any mail sent from your iOS device will BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) to yourself, providing an alternative method of record keeping for sent emails.

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

Mac Setup: Desk of a Student & Hobbyist Photographer

Aug 16, 2014 - 12 Comments

Mac setup of a hobbyist photographer and student

This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from YJ, a student and photographer who has a great workstation, along with some excellent advice for backing up your stuff. Let’s jump to it and learn more…

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 12 Comments

Add Items to the Mac Finder Window Toolbar with a Drag & Drop Trick

Aug 15, 2014 - 5 Comments

Customized Mac Finder window toolbar

Few Mac users seem to know it, but the Finder window toolbars of OS X can be customized to serve as a quick-launch panel. You can store almost anything in the Finder toolbar, whether it’s an app, a directory, automator action, network share, a website bookmark, or even a frequently accessed document. Adding items to the Finder toolbar is easy, and you don’t need to go through the traditional View menu > Customize Toolbar method. Instead, you can quickly add items using this great drag and drop trick.

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

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