Mac Setup: Dual Display iMac 27″ and a Decked Out PC

Jul 11, 2015 - 10 Comments

Mac setup: IT Admin personal workstation with iMac and secondary display

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:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 10 Comments

OS X El Capitan Beta Supplemental Update Available to Fix App Crashing

Jul 10, 2015 - 22 Comments

OS X EL CAPITAN 10.11 on a Mac

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.

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

Apple Airs “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” TV Commercials

Jul 10, 2015 - 6 Comments

new iPhone commercials: if it's not an iPhone, it's not an iPhone

Apple has started to run two three new commercials for iPhone, one titled “Hardware & Software”, “Amazing Apps”, and the other titled “Loved”.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 6 Comments

OS X El Capitan Public Beta 1 Available to Download & Install for Mac Users

Jul 9, 2015 - 39 Comments

OS X El Capitan Public Beta

Apple has released the first public beta version of OS X El Capitan (10.11). Any Mac user with an Apple ID and compatible Mac can choose to download and install the public beta, though due to the nature of beta system software, this is generally only recommended for advanced users.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 39 Comments

iOS 9 Public Beta 1 Available to Download & Install Now

Jul 9, 2015 - 8 Comments

iOS 9

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.

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

iOS 9 Beta 3 & WatchOS 2 Beta 3 Released for Developers

Jul 8, 2015 - 4 Comments

iOS 9

Apple has released the third beta version of iOS 9 to users registered in the Apple Developer program, arriving as build 12A4293f. Separately, WatchOS 2 beta 3 is also available to developers.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone, News - 4 Comments

OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 3 Released

Jul 8, 2015 - Leave a Comment

OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the third developer beta version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to registered developers.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - Leave a Comment

How to Page Up & Page Down on Mac Keyboards

Jul 7, 2015 - 11 Comments

How to Page Up and Page Down on a Mac Keyboard Many Mac users arriving from the land of Windows PC keyboards will notice that the Apple keyboards as well as those included on a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro do not have the standard “Page Up” and “Page Down” keys. This does not mean you can’t page up and page down on a Mac, however, and, similar to the Home and End functions, there are two distinct ways to accomplish the equivalent of paging up and paging down on any Mac keyboard with OS X.

Let’s quickly review the keystrokes to accomplish paging on Mac keyboards.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

What 1997 Would Be Like, According to Apple in 1987 [Video]

Jul 7, 2015 - 5 Comments

Knowledge at a Glance, Apple 1987

In 1987, Apple came out with a conceptual forecast video of sorts imagining what the then future year of1997 would be like, and how Apple and technology would permeate our lives. The (very retro) video outlines all sorts of amusing concepts, some of which came to fruition – like instant access to networked databases and virtual assistants running on computers, and many ideas which have not yet come to be – like projected holograms streaming out of a computer screen into a meeting, or an Apple satellite.

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun - 5 Comments

Scan Credit Card Info with iPhone Camera in Safari

Jul 6, 2015 - 5 Comments

Safari icon If you’re shopping on the web from Safari with iPhone, you can make your check-out time faster and much easier by using a great built-in scanning feature to scan credit card details. This uses the iPhone camera to pull info directly from the card, preventing you from having to manually enter the sixteen digit number, card name, and expiration date.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

Resolving Mail Problems After OS X 10.10.4 Update

Jul 5, 2015 - 49 Comments

Mail app icon Some Mac Mail users have discovered that Mail app misbehaves after updating to OS X 10.10.4 (and some with OS X 10.11 El Capitan betas) particularly with Exchange and Gmail accounts, but it can happen with other email provider services as well. Typically the problem manifests in one of a few ways; eMail logins suddenly stall or fail, Mail app fails to check for new email, Mail app fails to send emails, or Mail app just doesn’t do anything at all and will basically hang on launch as a never-ending server connection is attempted but fails to establish.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Troubleshooting - 49 Comments

4 Tips to Record Amazing Video of Fireworks with iPhone or iPad

Jul 4, 2015 - 4 Comments

Capture amazing video of fireworks with iPhone and iPad

We’ve shared some tips to take great pictures of fireworks with iPhone before, but fireworks are obviously in motion, so perhaps the best way to capture a firework show is with some great video. Fortunately, the iPhone and iPad have a wonderful video recording camera built right in, and with a few tricks, you’ll be able to capture stunning video of a firework reports, explosions, or even the entire show, using nothing but the iPhone and it’s built-in feature set.

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

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