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

Get a Stunning New El Capitan Wallpaper of Glacier Point from Beta 6

Aug 4, 2015 - 8 Comments

El Capitan Glacier Point night time view

Apple is known for choosing phenomenal imagery as wallpapers, and keeping with that long-running theme, they’ve added a beautiful new wallpaper to OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 6. If you like pictures of starry nights and amazing scenery, you’ll really enjoy this one.

Of course, not everyone is eligible to run the Developer Beta builds of OS X 10.11, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the fall and the final version of OS X El Capitan to enjoy this gorgeous image as your desktop background.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Mac OS X - 8 Comments

OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 6 Available for Testing

Aug 3, 2015 - 22 Comments

OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the sixth beta build of OS X El Capitan for eligible Mac developers to test. The new build arrives versioned as 15A244d and marches the operating system further towards the wider public release, scheduled loosely for the fall.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 22 Comments

How to Search & Find Specific File Types & File Formats in Mac OS X

Aug 3, 2015 - 7 Comments

Search for specific file types and file format matches in Mac OS X

Mac users who are searching for specific file type and file format matches on their computer can make the job dramatically easier by issuing proper search operators to the Find functions in OS X. File type search operators can be used directly in Spotlight and also in the Finder based search function, and they can be either very specific to a particular file format (for example, a JPEG), or more general to a file type (for example, a movie).

Let’s walk through some examples of how to use these to look for and match a variety of file types and file formats in OS X.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

Behold, the Empty iMac Box Human Hamster Wheel

Aug 3, 2015 - 10 Comments

iMac box hamster wheel

If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have 36 empty Retina iMac boxes hanging around waiting to be put to use, why not grab some packaging tape and MacGyver yourself a giant human sized hamster wheel?

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun - 10 Comments

Mac Setup: MacBook Pro & TV as Display

Aug 2, 2015 - 17 Comments

MacBook Pro with a TV Display

This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from University student Kevin H., who uses his MacBook Pro. Let’s get to it and learn a bit more about the hardware and software, and how it’s put to use.

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 17 Comments

Jailbreaking iOS 8.4 Possible with TaiG for Mac OS X

Aug 2, 2015 - 12 Comments

TaiG Jailbreak

The TaiG jailbreak group has released a Mac version of their popular jailbreaking utility, allowing OS X users to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.4.

Jailbreaking allows users to run unofficial software and tweaks on iOS devices, but is generally only recommended for advanced users who understand the potential issues that may arise with jailbroken iOS devices. Additionally, Apple may void the warranty on such hardware.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X - 12 Comments

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