How to Stop iPhone Calls Ringing a Mac in OS X Yosemite

Oct 17, 2014 - 18 Comments

Stop a Mac ringing from iPhone calls

Perhaps you have noticed that since updating your Mac to OS X Yosemite, when your iPhone gets an incoming phone call, so does your Mac. In fact, all of your Macs running the latest OS X and using the same Apple ID will get a phone call, creating a whole chorus of ringing, just from a single iPhone call. While many users will enjoy this feature, which lets you both make and receive phone calls from an iPhone through the Mac by using the computers microphone and speakers, it can also be a nuisance if you’d rather just use your iPhone as a phone. Fortunately, this setting is easily to adjust to suit your preferences.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 18 Comments

iTunes 12.0.1 and Security Update 2014-005 for OS X Released

Oct 17, 2014 - 12 Comments

Security Update and iTunes 12.0.1 available

Apple has released iTunes 12.0.1 for all Mac users, as well as Security Update 2014-005 Mavericks for those running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and Security Update 2014-005 Mountain Lion for those running 10.8.

Mac users whom have already updated to OS X Yosemite will not find a Security Update available to them, indicating whatever patch is included in the updates for prior versions of OS X has been baked into the OS X 10.10 release.

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By Paul Horowitz - iTunes, Mac OS X, News - 12 Comments

OS X Yosemite Installation Stuck with Minutes Remaining? Wait!

Oct 17, 2014 - 310 Comments

Apple logo and progress bar

A notable number of Mac users who have gone to update their machines to OS X Yosemite have discovered something which may seem alarming; the progress bar seems to halt during the installation at just minutes remaining, and in some cases, it can sit unmoving with no apparent progress for well over an hour or two.

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How to Make an OS X Yosemite Boot Installer USB Drive

Oct 16, 2014 - 117 Comments

Make an OS X Yosemite bootable install drive

Now that OS X Yosemite is available, many users may wish to create a bootable installer drive from something like a USB flash thumb drive or another disk. This allows for several things, the ability to upgrade multiple Macs without having to re-download the installer, the ability to perform a clean install, and also the convenience of having a separate bootable reinstallation drive in the event you need it for serving a Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 117 Comments

iMac with 27″ Retina 5k Display Released

Oct 16, 2014 - 9 Comments

Retina display iMac  5k

Apple released the first iMac with an ultra-high resolution Retina display today. The Retina model includes a 27″ display with a whopping 5120 x 2880 pixel resolution, which Apple is calling a Retina 5K display.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac, News - 9 Comments

iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3 Released

Oct 16, 2014 - 1 Comment

iPad Air 3

Apple has announced updates to the iPad line, officially labeled as the iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3. All new models include faster processors and improved capabilities, Touch ID sensors, and while iPad Mini remains in the same enclosure, the iPad Air 2 has been redesigned to be slimmer than ever. Some of these features may not be much of a surprise given that Apple apparently unintentionally leaked some of the details yesterday through iTunes.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, News - 1 Comment

iOS 8.1 Release Date Set for October 20

Oct 16, 2014 - 17 Comments

iOS 8.1 iOS 8.1 will be released for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices on Monday, October 20, according to Apple. The update will include new features like Apple Pay, the re-introduction of the Photos app Camera Roll, the ability to interact with Macs running OS X Yosemite, and the update is expected to include many bug fixes and solutions to some of the nuisances that arrived with the initial releases of iOS 8.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 17 Comments

OS X Yosemite Available Now as a Free Download

Oct 16, 2014 - 119 Comments

OS X Yosemite Macs

Apple has released OS X Yosemite, officially versioned as OS X 10.10. The update to Macs is available now as a free download. OS X Yosemite brings a redesigned user interface to the Mac, as well as many new features that intend to improve productivity and interoperability with iOS devices.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 119 Comments

Resolving iMessage & Messages Problems in iOS 8

Oct 15, 2014 - 12 Comments

Fix weird iMessage problems in iOS

iMessage delivery and the Message app typically works great, but some users have experienced a few frustrating issues since iOS 8 with either failing deliveries of messages, new messages not appearing in the Messages app despite getting a chime or alert that a new message has arrived, messages not marking as read, multimedia messages not downloading, or, in some cases, photo messages not showing up at all. If you happen to encounter any of these issues with Messages, we’ve got two solutions that should resolve any of the problems rather quickly.

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Oops: Apple Appears to Leak Updated iPad Air and iPad Mini a Day Early

Oct 15, 2014 - 8 Comments

New iPad leak in iBooks

The updated iPads expected to debut tomorrow will feature Touch ID sensors and improved cameras able to shoot in burst mode, according to an apparent slip-up posted by Apple to the iBooks store.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, News, Rumor - 8 Comments

Activate Siri With Only Your Voice for a True Hands-Free Experience

Oct 14, 2014 - 20 Comments

Hey Siri voice commands

Siri got a magnificent boost in iOS 8 with faster understanding and greatly improved comprehension, but a lesser obvious option was also added; the ability to summon Siri with just your voice. With this feature enabled, Siri will be actively listening and waiting for your commands, but only whenever the iPhone or iPad is connected to a power source. This enables a true hands-free experience with Siri and iOS and is well worth trying out.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 20 Comments

Fixing an “Item can’t be moved to Trash because item can’t be deleted” Error in Mac OS X

Oct 14, 2014 - 7 Comments

The Trash can of OS X Deleting files and folders from the Mac is usually as simple as dragging the item to remove into the Trash can, but on rare occasions things don’t quite go as planned. One of the more peculiar errors when trying to remove a file appears in the form of the following message when attempting to send something to the Trash; “The item “filename.ext” can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be deleted.”

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