iPad Air 2 Commercial “Change is in the Air” Now Running

Dec 7, 2014 - 2 Comments

New iPad Air 2 TV commercial

Apple is running new TV commercials for the iPad Air 2, the spots are called “Change is in the Air” and it appears there are at least two variations of the same commercial, one of which is embedded below.

Each ad features a wide variety of people using the iPad Air for many different purposes, ranging from creating stop-motion animations, to recording skateboarding, using the iPad to help model and craft a surfboard, to helping to play music and much more.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, News - 2 Comments

How to Remove a Card from Apple Pay on iPhone

Dec 6, 2014 - 4 Comments

How to remove a card from Apple Pay on the iPhone

Apple Pay is an undoubtedly convenient and easy way to pay for purchases using just your iPhone, and Apple Pay securely holds a credit card or debit card that has been added. But all cards expire, card rewards programs change to be better or worse, and personal shopping habits and card preferences change too, so equally as important to knowing how to go about setting up and adding a card to Apple Pay is knowing how to remove a credit card or debit card from your Apple Pay list too.

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

Mac Setup: The Mac & PC Desk of an IT Consultant

Dec 6, 2014 - 10 Comments

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It has been a little while since we’ve posted a featured Mac setup, but we’re back at it again with this weeks featured workstation. This time we’re going to share the desk setup of Richard R., who uses OS X, iOS, and Ubuntu Linux to run and operate his own IT consulting company out of Dallas Texas. Let’s jump right in and learn a bit more:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 10 Comments

How to Stop Showing OS X Beta Software Updates in Mac App Store

Dec 5, 2014 - 11 Comments

Opt out of OS X Beta Updates showing in the App Store

Some time ago, many Mac users signed up to participate in the OS X Public Beta program to try out and beta test OS X Yosemite before it was released to the wider public. Since then, being included in that public beta program makes those Macs also receive beta software builds for other updates to OS X as well, including smaller software point release beta builds and beta system software. If you’re not interested in seeing and receiving those beta software builds on your Mac any longer, you can opt out of receiving the pre-release software updates.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

“Why Does iPhone & Siri Start Talking Randomly Out of Nowhere? Are Robots Taking Over?”

Dec 5, 2014 - 9 Comments

Is Siri self-aware? The iPhone talks randomly out of nowhere, robots are taking over

A notable number of iPhone users have experienced a truly peculiar happening with their iPhone and Siri after updating to the latest versions of iOS; the iPhone may start talking seemingly out of the blue. If you’ve experienced this yourself, you know how jarring, weird, funny, and sometimes outright creepy it can be to have our favorite digital assistant start chiming in with various comments or commands apparently activating entirely on their own and unprovoked. Naturally, the first thought is that Professor Stephen Hawking was prophetically right and that robots are taking over the world starting with our iPhones, right??! Ahhhhhh!

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, iPad, iPhone - 9 Comments

OS X 10.10.2 Beta 2 Released for Developers

Dec 4, 2014 - 6 Comments

OS X Yosemite Macs

Apple has released another beta of OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite to those registered with the Mac Developer program. Officially labeled as “Pre-release: OS X Update Seed 10.10.2″, the second beta build arrives as 14C78c and is said to focus specifically on Wi-Fi. No other bugs or issues are mentioned in the brief download notes accompanying the release.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 6 Comments

How to Change the Default Safari Search Engine in iOS

Dec 4, 2014 - 1 Comment

Safari When you tap on the URL bar in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and enter a phrase or term to search for, that search gets carried over to a search engine to find results, and on you go (unless you’re opting for on-page search). Many users don’t realize this, but you can actually customize and change the default search engine used by Safari in iOS if you want to, which can be helpful for some users in locations where access to particular websites is controlled, or even if you just have a personal preference for one web search tool over another.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Sign Documents with the Mac Trackpad Using Preview for OS X

Dec 4, 2014 - 10 Comments

Sign Documents with the Trackpad in Mac OS X Preview app

The Mac Preview app has long included the ability to digitally sign documents with a signature, but up until the most recent versions of OS X, users had to basically sign a piece of paper and then use the Macs front-facing camera to ‘scan’ and digitize the signature. That has changed with OS X 10.10 onward, and if your Mac is running Yosemite, you can now sign documents using just a trackpad.

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

Safari 8.0.1, 7.1.1, & 6.2.1 Released for Mac OS X

Dec 3, 2014 - 22 Comments

Safari 8.0.1 and Safari 7.1.1 updates available for OS X

Apple has released a series of small updates to the Safari web browser for users of OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and earlier versions of OS X including Mountain Lion. The contents of the updates vary per release, but include bug fixes and resolutions to some issues that users were experiencing with specific versions of the Mac web browser and the autofill feature.

The updates are versioned as Safari 8.0.1 for OS X 10.10, Safari 7.1.1 for OS X 10.9.5, and Safari 6.2.1 for OS X 10.8.5.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 22 Comments

How to Access Attachment Files in Messages App from Mac OS X Finder

Dec 3, 2014 - 5 Comments

Mac Messages icon When you send or receive a picture, audio message, gif, video, or file in the Messages app of OS X, it obviously appears within the conversation window of that particular message, but those attachment files are also stored locally in a caches directory that can be accessed through the traditional file system of your Mac.

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

Search the Manual Page Index for String Matches in Terminal for OS X

Dec 2, 2014 - 2 Comments

Terminal in OS X Many command line users are familiar with the ‘man’ command that will open a manual page for a specific command, but what if rather than a specific commands man page, you’re looking for a string match within all man pages? That’s what this tricks is for, so whether you’re trying to learn more about a specific process, daemon, configuration file, or whatever else, the Terminal app of OS X includes a really nifty quick search feature that allows users to instantly search the man page index for all matches.

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Send an Audio Message to an iPhone or Mac from Messages in OS X

Dec 2, 2014 - 2 Comments

Mac Messages icon The Messages app in the newest versions of OS X and iOS support audio messaging, meaning you can quickly record and send an audio message or verbal note to someone right from the messages app on the Mac. Perhaps even better, the recipient of the audio message does not need to be on the latest and greatest release of OS X or iOS to be able to play and listen to the audio message.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

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