Contact information can be some of the most useful data to export and share with others, and a comprehensive address book can be amongst some of the most important data a user gathers over time. The Mac makes exporting contact information from OS X Contacts app very easy, so whether you want to share and export the entire address book or just a single contact card, that can be done quickly.
The first beta version of iOS 8.4.1 has been released to users participating in the iOS Developer program. iOS 8.4.1 arrives as build 12H304 and is compatible with the same iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that can run any other version of iOS 8 or iOS 9.
Apple has released a small bug fix update for iTunes, versioned as iTunes 12.2.1. The release aims to address issues with Apple Music, iTunes Match, and Beats 1 radio, and is recommended for all iTunes 12.2 users who have experienced issues with any of the aforementioned features or services.
Time Machine is an easy Mac backup solution built into OS X that allows for automated continual backups of files, apps, and the operating system itself. Not only does Time Machine make it incredibly easy to maintain frequent automatic backups of a Mac, it also makes it equally simple to restore from a backup in the event something goes wrong, whether you need to restore files, or even if you need to restore the entire Mac OS X installation.
Apple has updated the “Shot on iPhone” advertising campaign to feature five new videos captured on iPhone 6. The new collection features some rather gorgeous movie clips from around the globe, using time lapse recording and slow-motion video capture, both of which are built-in and easy to use features on the iPhone Camera.
This weeks featured Mac setup is the home desk of Matthew M., an IT Systems Administrator who has a great personal workstation. Let’s jump right to it and learn more about this setup, the hardware, and how it’s put to use:
Apple has released a small supplemental update to OS X El Capitan Public Beta. The small update is available now from the Mac App Store Update mechanism and it fixes an issue that may cause some 32-bit applications to quit unexpectedly.
Apple has made the first public beta of iOS 9 available to users who are interested in testing the the new operating system before widespread public release later in the year. iOS 9 runs on all devices able to run iOS 8, but beta software is notoriously buggy, unreliable, and finicky, making the usage of public beta system software best reserved for secondary iPhone and iPad devices or for more advanced users.