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

Show a Photo On Your iPhone Without Someone Accessing Camera Roll

Aug 15, 2014 - 6 Comments

Deny access to Photos Camera Roll Have you ever wanted to share an iPhone picture with someone, but you’re concerned about them flipping through your camera roll and finding other photos you’d rather not share? If you want to limit that you have a few options available, but because the iPhone doesn’t have a specific ability to lock onto a single picture, you’ll have to rely on a trick or two to limit the photo access instead.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Add a New Path to PATH the Right Way at Command Line

Aug 14, 2014 - 2 Comments

Terminal The user path is the series of directories that command line programs are searched in order to run. For example, if you type ‘iostat’ into the terminal, then iostat will be run from /usr/sbin because “/usr/sbin” is part of your $PATH. Accordingly, users who frequently use the command line may need to adjust or add new paths to their terminal so that commands can execute properly.

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By Paul Horowitz - Command Line, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Six iPhone 6 Rumors That Are Most Likely To Be True

Aug 14, 2014 - 15 Comments

iPhone 6

There’s no shortage of next generation iPhone rumors out there, but as the iPhone 6 debut nears it’s becoming a bit easier to whittle down what’s likely and what’s not. With that in mind, here are six of the most likely rumors for we can all expect from the next iPhone.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News, Rumor - 15 Comments

Safari 7.0.6 & Safari 6.1.6 with Security Updates Released for Mac

Aug 13, 2014 - 4 Comments

Safari Security Update 7.0.6 available for Mac

Apple has released a small update to Safari for Mac OS X, versioned as Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6. Both updates contain important security fixes and improved memory handling, and Apple recommends that all Mac users install the updates.

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

Fixing App Store “Could Not Complete Purchase : Unknown Error” Messages

Aug 13, 2014 - Leave a Comment

App Store We could not complete your purchase - Unknown Error

Typically you can download anything from the Mac App Store without incident, that’s the way things are supposed to work. Sometimes things aren’t so hunky-dory, and one of the more peculiar errors from the App Store is the incredibly vague “We could not complete your purchase – Unknown Error” message.

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Set the Default Google Account for Multiple Gmail Account Users

Aug 13, 2014 - 3 Comments

Switching Google accounts

Using Google’s “multiple sign-in” feature is a great way to juggle between multiple Google accounts and Gmail addresses. But a common issue with using multiple Google accounts is being able to determine which is the default account, and it’s easy to get things mixed up with multiple logins. That’s what we’re looking to resolve here, by setting the proper account as the default Google account, regardless of how many other accounts are in use.

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By Paul Horowitz - Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

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