The MacOS Sierra Compatibility List

Jun 14, 2016 - 54 Comments

MacOS Sierra compatibility list

The next version of Mac system software is called macOS Sierra, it’s versioned as Mac OS X 10.12, and it will be available as a free download for all compatible Macs in the fall. Of course this begs the question, which Macs are compatible with macOS Sierra? What Mac hardware can run the new operating system and enjoy features like Siri, Continuity Clipboard, and more?

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 54 Comments

Developers Can Download Beta 1 of iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, WatchOS 3, tvOS

Jun 13, 2016 - 4 Comments

MacOS Sierra and iOS 10

The first beta versions of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS, and watchOS 3 are available to download for users participating in the registered developer programs.

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

iOS 10 Debuts with New Features, Release Date Set for Fall

Jun 13, 2016 - 16 Comments

iOS 10 screenshots

iOS 10 has been announced in what Apple says is the biggest update to the iPhone and iPad ever. With many new features and enhancements, including a revamped lock screen, redesigned control center, smarter photos abilities, major improvements to Siri, and enhancements to Maps, there is much to be offered.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 16 Comments

MacOS Sierra Announced with Siri, Release Date Set for Fall 2016

Jun 13, 2016 - 42 Comments

MacOS Sierra

Apple has announced the next major version of Mac system software, dubbed macOS Sierra. MacOS Sierra offers improvements to Continuity, iCloud, Apple Pay, tabs improvements, a cross Apple platform clipboard, and perhaps most notable is an inclusion of Siri.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 42 Comments

WatchOS 3 and Next tvOS Announced, Release Set for Fall 2016

Jun 13, 2016 - 2 Comments

watchOS 3 with Minnie Mouse

WatchOS 3 and the next version of tvOS have been announced by Apple as the next major system software updates for Apple Watch and Apple TV.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Apple Watch, News - 2 Comments

How to Check Apple Pencil Battery Life Remaining

Jun 12, 2016 - 5 Comments

Check Apple Pencil battery life

The Apple Pencil is proving to be a very popular accessory for the iPad Pro, and while the Apple Pencil gets great battery life and lasts a long time, there is no obvious hardware means of checking the level of battery life remaining of the Pencil.

Not to worry, it turns out you can quickly get the battery life of the Apple Pencil stylus directly from Notification Center on the iPad Pro, and yes, this is the same battery menu that allows you to check connected Bluetooth devices and Apple Watch battery as well from an iPhone. Of course, since the Apple Pencil currently only works with select model iPads, only compatible iPad models like the iPad Pro will be able to check battery of Apple Pencil using this method.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to Set “My Info” Personal Contact Details on iPhone

Jun 11, 2016 - 4 Comments

iPhone Contacts icon

Setting your personal info, address, and contact information on an iPhone is important if you want to be able to do things like get directions home or to another location from home, appropriate auto-fill details, the ability to easily share your address and contact details with other people, and much more.

Perhaps it’s not surprising then that a common question is “how do I change my personal information on iPhone?“, and that’s what we’re going to demonstrate here. Yes, most iPhone users have “My Info” setup properly on their devices, but many others don’t, or some just may want to change their info or set a different contact card as their details.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Copy Music to iPhone from iTunes

Jun 10, 2016 - 9 Comments

How to copy music from ITunes onto iPhone

“How do I copy music onto my iPhone from iTunes?” is a fairly common question. Fortunately, copying music onto an iPhone from iTunes is fairly easy once you learn how to do it, though you’d be forgiven if you find the music copy process to be a little confusing at first glance. It turns out there are several ways to get music onto an iPhone from iTunes, but we’ll show you the easiest way which involves a simple drag and drop music transfer onto the iPhone.

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

BitCam: Relive the Early 90s with a One-Bit Camera for iPhone

Jun 10, 2016 - 5 Comments

BitCam iPhone camera is wow

Longtime Mac users pining to recall the nostalgia of one-bit dithered graphics and Macintosh System 6 will certainly enjoy the astonishingly accurate retro goodness offered by BitCam for iPhone.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Retro - 5 Comments

How to Disable Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Jun 9, 2016 - 2 Comments

Disable Touch ID on iPhone and iPad

Touch ID is an undeniably convenient feature of the iPhone and iPad, allowing quick access to the device simply by placing a registered finger on the Touch ID sensor, which reads the fingerprint to gain access. While Touch ID is useful, some users may later decide they want to disable the feature on their iPhone or iPad, whether for security or privacy purposes, or for another reason.

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

How to Delete a User Account in Mac OS X

Jun 8, 2016 - 1 Comment

How to delete a user account on Mac OS X

Macs with multiple user accounts sometimes need to delete a user account. Maybe you no longer need a specific user account, or you’re removing an old login, or just cleaning house, whatever the case, it is easy to remove a user from Mac OS X.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

Show Only Unread Emails in Mail for Mac OS X

Jun 8, 2016 - 8 Comments

Mail app icon

Managing large numbers of emails can be time consuming, but one way to help tackle email on the Mac is by setting up an Unread Emails Only inbox. This allows Mac users to easily view unread mail messages without having to scroll through already read emails, since only the new or unread emails will be visible. The great thing about this approach is that it spans all inboxes and email accounts that are setup within Mail for Mac, though you can certainly specify accounts if you wanted to.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

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