This is iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus [Pictures & Videos]

Sep 9, 2014 - 5 Comments

iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus

As expected, Apple debuted two new iPhone 6 models today. The first, dubbed the iPhone 6, has a 4.7″ display, while the second, called iPhone 6 Plus, has a 5.5″ display. The internal components for both devices remain the same, making the screen size the differentiating factor between the two models.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 5 Comments

Have Your Mac Tell You Bad Knock-Knock Jokes

Sep 8, 2014 - 5 Comments

Mac speakable items waiting to tell you bad jokes There’s a rather amusing Easter Egg built into the Speakable Items function of OS X Accessibility options that lets your Mac tell you bad jokes. Yes, seriously. Sounds goofy, maybe even pointless? Well that’s why it’s an Easter Egg, so if that isn’t compelling I don’t know what is. Let’s dig in and learn how to access this rather silly joke routine ability hidden away on your Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun, Mac OS X - 5 Comments

How to Prepare for the iOS 8 Update the Right Way

Sep 7, 2014 - 15 Comments

Prepare for iOS 8 Update

iOS 8 will be released to the public very soon with its myriad of new features and enhancements, and that makes now a great time to prepare your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for the major system update. We’ll break it down into several easy steps so that you’ll have your iOS device ready to install the latest version when it arrives in the near future.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 15 Comments

Real or Fake? Alleged White iPhone 6 Shown in Videos & Pictures

Sep 6, 2014 - 10 Comments

White iPhone 6, supposedly

A device claiming to be a functioning and activated white iPhone 6 model with 4.7″ display has been shown in a series of videos and photographs coming out of China. In the images and video, you see what appears to be the standard iOS home screen, elements of iOS running in Chinese language, and what looks like a very refined and well built iPhone-like device. The big question of course; is this really an iPhone, or is it a fake?

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News, Rumor - 10 Comments

Mac Setups: The Desk of a Creative Services Managing Director

Sep 6, 2014 - 6 Comments

Managing Director Mac desk setup

This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from Gerard F., the Managing Director of a creative services company. Let’s jump right in and learn a bit more:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 6 Comments

6 Wearable Things the iWatch Definitely Won’t Look Like

Sep 5, 2014 - 14 Comments

This is not an iWatch

We’re just a few days away from getting a look at the Apple wearable device, dubbed the iWatch by fans and the tech press. And while a new report from the New York Times provides some juicy details about features like a flexible curved glass display, nobody has any idea what the iWatch will actually look like… and neither do we. But one things for certain, the iWatch definitely won’t look like these wrist-born wearable devices.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun - 14 Comments

Gracefully Close an Application from the Command Line in OS X

Sep 5, 2014 - 5 Comments

Terminal in OS X Quitting apps gracefully is typically done through the appropriate application menu by choosing “Quit”, but the Mac GUI is obviously inaccessible from the command line of OS X. So when most command line users are confronted with the need to exit an application, they wind up using the ‘kill’ command to terminate the process and forcibly quit the app, rather than issuing a ‘soft’ kill. The obvious problem with terminating an app is that while it does exit the application, you may lose data in that process, and even session restoration caches may not be adequate to restore the data. Thus, whenever possible, it’s usually best for users to gracefully quit an application instead.

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iWatch to Have a Flexible Curved Glass Display, Wireless Charging, & Mobile Payments

Sep 4, 2014 - 3 Comments

iWatch The wearable device that Apple is set to debut on September 9th will feature a flexible curved glass display, support mobile payments, and be charged wirelessly, according to the most detailed report yet from the New York Times. Additionally, the device will perform a combination of tasks related to health and fitness monitoring, and also offer some mobile computing features.

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By Paul Horowitz - News, Rumor - 3 Comments

Apple Will Live Stream the iPhone 6 & iWatch Event

Sep 4, 2014 - 6 Comments

Apple iPhone 6 event livestream and countdown

Apple has announced a live stream will be available for the planned September 9 event. The event and accompanying video stream will begin at 10AM Pacific Time on the morning of the 9th, and though it’s not specified, will likely last an hour or two.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 6 Comments

How to Enable Safe Mode from the Command Line on a Mac

Sep 4, 2014 - 1 Comment

Safe Boot Mode on a Mac Troubleshooting complex issues on a Mac can be challenging as is, and if you’re ever confronted with some complex situations you may find the command line to lend a major hand. In this case, advanced users can boot a Mac into safe mode through the usage of the nvram utility, a tool which allows users to directly manipulate firmware variables. We’ll use nvram to enable safe booting entirely through the command line, preventing a user from needing to use the standard Mac method to boot into safe mode by holding down a Shift key upon system start of OS X, this opens the door for remotely enabling safe mode and improved remote troubleshooting, and for a variety of scripting applications.

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List All Network Hardware from the Command Line in OS X

Sep 3, 2014 - 6 Comments

Terminal in OS X The networksetup utility offers a command line interface to configuring the variety of Mac networking features available in OS X. We’ve discussed networksetup and accompanying features many times here for more advanced purposes, but one of the simpler uses of networksetup is that it can list out every piece of networking hardware attached to a Mac, it’s accompanying device interface, and it’s associated address. This works to list both internal networking components and external connected networking devices as well, so if you’re using an external NIC card, you should find it here.

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Create a New iTunes Radio Station from Currently Playing Song or Artist

Sep 3, 2014 - 2 Comments

iTunes Radio Music Have a favorite song that you want to use to seed a new music station? Maybe you’re looking to find some new tunes to hear based on a particular song or artist? iTunes Radio makes this process simple, and you can instantly create a new iTunes Radio station from any playing song or artist, whether that song is in your music library or playing from an existing iTunes Radio station. The latter situation is fairly well known by Radio users, but creating a new station from songs that already exist in an iTunes playlist is less well known. This works with any iTunes client that supports the Radio feature, whether it’s the desktop iTunes app or the Music app in iOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iTunes, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

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