iPhone 6S: Rumors & Specs Roundup

Aug 11, 2015 - 8 Comments

iPhone 6s rumors

With the next iPhone assumed to launch soon, it’s a good time to review the rumors about the device so that you know what to expect when it debuts. From the rumored specs, to new features, to some of the possible wildcards, let’s take a look at what the new iPhone models are likely to bring.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Rumor - 8 Comments

How to Determine File Type & Encoding from Command Line in Mac OS X

Aug 11, 2015 - 2 Comments

Determine file type and encoding type of a file in Mac OS X command line

Typically if you’re looking to determine the file type and encoding of an item, you can simply look at the file in the Mac Finder, check the file name extension, Get Info about the file, or even open it to quickly find out what the file is. Of course, that’s limited to the user friendly file system of OS X, and there are occasions where it may be necessary to detect how a file is encoded or what a file type is from the command line, often with less obvious clues (or no clues at all) than a visible file extension.

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Use “Keep Both” to Merge Same Name Files into Single Folder of Mac OS X

Aug 10, 2015 - 3 Comments

Joining folder with same name contents together in Mac Finder

The Mac Finder offers a variety of methods of merging two folders contents together into a single directory. One option allows users to join different directory contents together that contain files with the same names, using the ‘keep both’ function in OS X Finder.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

Mac USB Ports Stopped Working? It’s Likely Easy to Fix

Aug 9, 2015 - 12 Comments

Mac USB ports not working? It's probably an easy fix

While Macs usually work flawlessly, sometimes peculiar issues pop up. One such unusual case is when the USB ports on a Mac suddenly stop working, seemingly out of the blue. While there may be several reasons (or no reason) for USB ports ceasing to function with no cause, the good news is that it’s typically a very easy fix.

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Apple Runs New Commercial for iPhone Campaign: “Photos & Videos”

Aug 8, 2015 - 12 Comments

new iPhone commercial Photos and Videos

Apple has started running a new commercial in the “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” advertising campaign, called ‘Photos & Videos’. As you may have guessed from the name, the new commercial emphasizes the devices impressive photographic abilities and it’s ease and popularity as a digital camera.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 12 Comments

iPhone 6S to Launch on September 9, According to New Report

Aug 7, 2015 - 9 Comments

The new iPhone will launch in the fall, perhaps September 8 or 9

Apple will unveil the next iPhone at an event “likely” scheduled for September 9, according to a new report from Buzzfeed. Additionally, the report claims Apple may launch an iPad Pro with a 12.9″ display, and a new Apple TV product at the iPhone event.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News, Rumor - 9 Comments

Get the 15 New Default iOS 9 Wallpapers for iPhone

Aug 7, 2015 - 8 Comments

New iOS 9 default wallpaper collection

The latest beta releases of iOS 9 include a set of fifteen new fancy wallpapers, featuring stunning imagery of landscapes shot from the sky, a trio of planets, feathers and other natural textures, and what looks like holi paint splatters. But you don’t have to wait until the final release of iOS 9 to enjoy these yourself, you can download the entire collection of wallpapers sized for the iPhone now.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, iPhone - 8 Comments

How to Create Symbolic Links at Command Line of Mac OS X

Aug 6, 2015 - 5 Comments

Terminal in OS X A symbolic link created at the command line allows a linked object in the file system to point to an original object in a different location. In this way, symbolic links behave much like an alias does in the Mac OS X GUI, except that the linking and reference between files or folders is done at a lower level, and thus can be pointed directly to by various applications or user purposes. This can be useful in many situations for advanced Mac users, from providing easier access to a particular location, to offloading an application folder to another hard drive, and much more.

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iOS 9 Developer Beta 5 & iOS 9 Public Beta 3 Released for Testing

Aug 6, 2015 - 3 Comments

iOS 9

Apple has released new beta versions of iOS 9, arriving as iOS 9 beta 5 for registered developers, and iOS 9 Public Beta 3 for users in the public beta program. Additionally, WatchOS 2 beta 5 is available for Apple Watch developers.

The revised iOS 9 beta build is versioned as 12A4325c for both the developer and public beta versions, and is available now for supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch hardware.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone, News - 3 Comments

How to Force Reboot Apple Watch

Aug 5, 2015 - 3 Comments

Restart the Apple Watch Apple Watch is generally very stable and rarely needs to be rebooted or restarted, but sometimes it can become stuck, frozen, unresponsive, or a feature of Apple Watch may stop working as intended. Typically if those situations arise, you can get Apple Watch back to working order again by issuing a forced restart of the device.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

OS X 10.10.5 Beta 3 Released for Developer Testing

Aug 5, 2015 - Leave a Comment

OS X Yosemite

Apple has released the third beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 to users participating in the developer beta program. The new build arrives as 14F25a and presumably includes bug fixes and security enhancements.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - Leave a Comment

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta 4 Released for Mac Testing

Aug 4, 2015 - 33 Comments

el capitan public beta

Apple has released the fourth public beta version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users participating in the Public Beta program.

The build arrives as 15A244d, matching the Developer Beta 6 which was released yesterday, and appears to include the same bug fixes and changes.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 33 Comments

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