tvOS 9.0.1 Software Update for New Apple TV Available

Nov 9, 2015 - 10 Comments

Apple TV tvOS software update

Apple has released the first update to the new Apple TV, versioned as tvOS 9.0.1. The update likely focuses on bug fixes, though specific changes aren’t yet known as release notes have not accompanied the download.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, News - 10 Comments

Play Video as Screen Saver in Mac OS X

Nov 8, 2015 - 2 Comments

Movie playing as screen saver in Mac OS X

If you have ever wanted to play a movie, video, or multiple videos as a screen saver on a Mac, then SaveHollywood is the screensaver for you. The free download allows for playing just about any locally stored video file format as the OS X screen saver, with many options for customization.

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

How to Assign a Photo to iPhone Contact in iOS

Nov 7, 2015 - 4 Comments

Assign a custom contact photo to person in iOS

Adding pictures and photos to your iPhone contacts is a nice way to improve the iOS experience for phone calls and messaging, as it helps to quickly identify people in conversations and when reaching out.

Assigning pictures to contacts is quick and easy, and the trick is the same whether on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and regardless of iOS version. Assuming you use iCloud to sync the contacts, the custom contact pictures will automatically transfer over to any shared device or Mac as well.

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

Mac Setup: The Minimalist Workstation of a CTO

Nov 7, 2015 - 3 Comments

Minimalist Mac Setup of a CTO

Another Mac setup is here! This time we’re featuring the beautifully minimalistic setup of Jimmy S., a CTO and system developer. Let’s jump in to learn a bit more:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 3 Comments

How to Set Up & Use Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Nov 6, 2015 - 9 Comments

Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Apple Watch supports Apple Pay, which basically lets you use your watch as a super-fast payment mechanism in a variety of stores, ranging from Whole Foods to Starbucks, with many more coming onboard. Just like Apple Pay on the iPhone, the payments are processed and handled by a credit card or debit card, and thus you’ll need to set up the Apple Watch to use Apple Pay before you’ll be able to make quick payments with the device.

Once you have Apple Pay setup on the Apple Watch, you’ll be able to make payments and purchases remarkably quickly with basically just a quick swipe of your wrist.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

How to Add a Location to Pictures in Photos for Mac

Nov 6, 2015 - 6 Comments

Add a location to a picture in Photos for Mac

The latest versions of Photos app for Mac allow users to add geographic location data to any pictures stored within the image browser. This can be helpful for organizing photos, sharing with others where a picture was taken, and for later recollection purposes too. Additionally, you can edit the location of pictures as well, so if a photo was incorrectly assigned a location, you can change that in the OS X Photos app.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Prevent Gatekeeper Turning Back On Automatically in OS X

Nov 5, 2015 - 10 Comments

Stop Gatekeeper turning itself back on again automatically in Mac OS X Gatekeeper is a security feature built into OS X which helps to prevent unauthorized applications and code from executing on a Mac. Most users have encountered Gatekeeper before when they go to open an application downloaded from the internet, where you see an “App can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer” error message. Because Gatekeeper is a worthwhile security feature, almost all Mac users should leave it enabled, but some advanced OS X users, developers, and systems administrators may need to disable Gatekeeper. While you can do that, users will find that Gatekeeper re-enables itself after a 30 day period has lapsed, basically meaning that Gatekeeper will turn itself back on even if it has been turned off.

This is a security feature called ‘Auto Rearm’ and it’s a new addition to Gatekeeper in OS X El Capitan and Yosemite, but with a little effort the auto-enable feature can be disabled too.

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

How to Copy a File Path as Text from Mac Finder in OS X El Capitan

Nov 5, 2015 - 10 Comments

Mac Finder, where you can copy the path of a file name easily

Advanced Mac users who need frequent access to a files complete path in OS X may find themselves turning to the drag & drop Terminal trick or performing a variety of other tricks to copy an items path, but with OS X 10.11 and later, there’s a new native Copy Pathname option built directly into the Finder. Just as it sounds, it will copy the complete pathname of a file or folder directly to the clipboard.

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

Check Battery Status of Connected Devices from iOS Notification Center

Nov 4, 2015 - 15 Comments

Check the battery life of connected Bluetooth devices from iOS Notification Center

Notification Center on iPhone and iPad includes an optional widget that allows users to check the battery life of other devices connected through Bluetooth. Essentially this means you can quickly see what the remaining battery percentage of not just the device in hand, but also of an Apple Watch from an iPhone, or keyboard battery life from an iPad, all without having to access the device itself.

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

How to Verify & Repair Permissions in OS X El Capitan

Nov 4, 2015 - 25 Comments

Terminal in OS X

The Disk Utility app has long contained the ability to verify and repair disk permissions on a Mac, but in the latest versions of OS X this ability has been removed. That doesn’t mean you can’t verify permissions and repair permissions in OS X El Capitan 10.11 and later however, you just need to turn to the command line to do so.

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How to Save & Share Voicemail on iPhone

Nov 3, 2015 - 11 Comments

How to Save and Share iPhone Voicemail from iPhone

The latest versions of iOS allow iPhone users to save, share, and forward voicemails. This means you can easily share an important voicemail message with a colleague or friend, or save a specific voicemail to the iPhone to store it locally for later access and listening.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

OS X 10.11.2 Beta 2 Released for Testing on Macs

Nov 3, 2015 - 2 Comments

OS X El Capitan 10.11.2

A new beta version of OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 has been released for Mac users participating in the beta testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 2 Comments

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