How to Dual Boot MacOS High Sierra Beta & Sierra on Partitions

Jun 14, 2017 - 7 Comments

Dual boot MacOS High Sierra on a new partition

The macOS High Sierra beta can be installed and dual booted alongside a stable release of MacOS Sierra, El Capitan, or another Mac OS X release. This can be a suitable option for developers, beta testers, and pro users who want to try out the new MacOS 10.13 beta release without overly committing to it, as it leaves the primary stable macOS release intact on the same computer and does not overwrite it. When finished, you will be able to boot between either the beta macOS High Sierra release, or the stable macOS release that already was on the Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

Get the MacOS High Sierra Default Wallpaper

Jun 13, 2017 - 5 Comments

MacOS High Sierra default wallpaper

The default wallpaper in MacOS High Sierra is a beautiful autumn lakeside scene featuring mountains frosted with a light snow, it looks fantastic but you don’t need to wait until the final High Sierra release is available to use this great wallpaper right now.

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

Beta 3 of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 Available

Jun 13, 2017 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Beta and iOS Beta

Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, and watchOS 3.2.3.

These minor point release betas are focusing on several bug fixes and minor refinements and, unlike the separate concurrent beta testing of major system software releases, the point release betas are not expected to include any significant new features or abilities.

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How to Make Bootable MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Beta Installer USB Drive

Jun 12, 2017 - 10 Comments

Making a MacOS High Sierra beta USB install drive

MacOS High Sierra 10.13 beta offers the createinstallmedia tool allowing for the creation of a macOS High Sierra bootable installer drive. Many advanced users prefer to install major Mac OS releases this way since it offers a single boot tool to partition, update, or install macOS from, and though it’s considered advanced it’s really not particularly complicated.

This tutorial will show you how to make a bootable macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta installer, the boot drive will work to update or install macOS 10.13 onto any High Sierra compatible Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

Grab the iOS 11 Default Wallpaper

Jun 10, 2017 - 2 Comments

Get the gorgeous iOS 11 default wallpaper beach scene

Every new Apple operating system release brings with it a lovely new wallpaper, and iOS 11 is no exception. The new default wallpaper in iOS 11 (beta anyway) arrives as a beautiful overhead beach scene with a crashing wave hitting the sand.

As expected, the new default iOS 11 wallpaper looks fantastic on the iPhone and iPad that it is intended for, but it also looks great on desktops too.

But you don’t need to install iOS 11 beta to get that great looking wallpaper, instead you can set it as your background picture right now on whatever OS you’re running.

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

5 Notable New Features Coming to macOS High Sierra

Jun 9, 2017 - 19 Comments

New features coming to MacOS High Sierra

macOS High Sierra isn’t necessarily a giant feature packed system software release, and instead it aims to improve and refine the overall experience of the Mac operating system. But that doesn’t meant there aren’t some exciting new features and changes coming to macOS 10.13 when it debuts in the fall.

Let’s review a handful of some of the more notable features arriving to the Mac with MacOS High Sierra.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 19 Comments

The 11 Best Features Coming to iOS 11

Jun 8, 2017 - 26 Comments

Top iOS 11 Features

iOS 11 has many new features, refinements, and enhancements for iPhone and iPad, but the question everyone really wants to know is; what are the new features that actually matter?

Keeping in mind that iOS 11 is currently in beta and thus features are subject to changes, we’ve gathered what we think are the eleven most significant additions to iOS 11 to regular people. These are features that real everyday users will enjoy and appreciate, ranging from giant leaps forward in iPad multitasking and productivity, to payments, Siri changes, drag and drop support, driver safety functions, file management, improved keyboards, a better and customizable Control Center, and more.

Let’s check them out one by one…

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 26 Comments

Apple Airs “Earth” – Shot on iPhone TV Commercial Narrated by Carl Sagan

Jun 7, 2017 - 3 Comments

Apple Earth Shot On iPhone ad with Carl Sagan narration

Apple is airing a new Shot on iPhone advertisement, this time focused on the theme of natural images from our home planet Earth.

The TV commercial, which shows various videos of landscapes as captured with an iPhone camera, is narrated by the famous astronomer Carl Sagan, excerpting his book Pale Blue Dot. It has been embedded below for easy viewing, and you will likely see it on television too.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 3 Comments

How to Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10

Jun 7, 2017 - 10 Comments

How to Downgrade iOS 11 beta back to iOS 10

Did you install iOS 11 beta onto your iPhone or iPad, but now want to downgrade to iOS 10 and revert to a more stable system software version? You’re likely not alone.

Fortunately just like it’s easy to install iOS 11 beta right now (even without a developer account), it’s also easy to downgrade iOS 11 back down and revert to iOS 10.

In this tutorial we will demonstrate downgrading iOS 11 beta back to the most recent stable iOS 10.3.2 build.

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Anyone Can Install iOS 11 Beta Without a Developer Account, But Don’t

Jun 6, 2017 - 20 Comments

iOS 11

Every time a new fancy iOS beta surfaces, many users rush to find a way to install it and try out the latest and greatest, fanciest new features, and experience the nuisances of running beta system software. iOS 11 is no different, freshly released and carrying with it a lot of excitement. It turns out that anyone can technically install iOS 11 beta onto an iOS 11 supported device right now with minimal effort too.

But that doesn’t mean you should. Instead you should wait.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 20 Comments

MacOS High Sierra Compatible Macs List

Jun 6, 2017 - 24 Comments

MacOS High Sierra supported hardware list of compatible Macs

Apple will launch macOS High Sierra, versioned as MacOS 10.13, later in the year. With a variety of new features and enhancements to the Mac operating system on the way, you’re likely wondering if your Mac or perhaps other Mac models will be supported by the latest operating system.

The good news is that macOS High Sierra is a widely compatible system software update for Mac.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 24 Comments

iOS 11 Compatible Devices List

Jun 6, 2017 - 7 Comments

iOS 11 supported devices list

Are you wondering which devices will support iOS 11? While iOS 11 includes a variety of new features and refinements to the Apple operating system, only certain model iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices will support the iOS 11 release.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

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