How to Show a Paper Tape in Calculator App for Mac

Mar 28, 2015 - 9 Comments

The Calculator app on Mac has a Paper Tape

If you find yourself adding up many numbers or just performing a continuous string of math that is critical to keep track of, you should know that the Mac Calculator app includes a paper tape feature. For those who aren’t familiar, a paper tape keeps a running trail of each item entered into a calculator, making it easy to follow and audit anything in the calculation. Obviously useful for many occasions, the deceptively simple Calculator app in OS X includes this ability, and you can also save and print the generated number tape if desired.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

View Live Webpage Previews in Spotlight on Mac OS X

Mar 27, 2015 - 6 Comments

Spotlight search in OS X

You may know that you can quickly jump to websites by typing a domain name into a Spotlight search and choosing the ‘Suggested Website’ option, but did you know you can get a live preview of a webpage from Spotlight on the Mac? This is a fairly simple trick that’s pretty useful, and yes it actually fetches a live copy of the webpage in question, rendering it within the Spotlight preview panel using Safari.

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

How to Mute Conversations in Messages for Mac with Do Not Disturb

Mar 26, 2015 - 2 Comments

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With the Mac Messages app able to send and receive text messages along with iMessages, you’ll be in greater contact with friends, family, and anyone else who sends you a message. This is usually a good thing, but sometimes you’ll find yourself as a recipient to a conversation that just isn’t necessary to follow. For example, maybe you’re an unintentional third party on a multi-person conversation, and frankly you have nothing to add to the conversation. In situations like these, you could always enable system-wide Do Not Disturb mode with a schedule or quick-click, but perhaps a more appropriate option is to selectively mute the conversation in question.

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

See the Year a Song was Released from iTunes Radio

Mar 26, 2015 - 2 Comments

iTunes Radio Music The next time you’re listening to iTunes Radio and you find yourself wondering which wonderful decade a particular song came from, wonder no more, because iTunes Radio can tell you when a song was released.

You can even see the date of a songs release with songs listed in iTunes Radio history, here’s all you need to do from the Music app on your iPhone or iPad:

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, iTunes - 2 Comments

How to Run Windows 10 on Mac Free with VirtualBox for OS X

Mar 25, 2015 - 35 Comments

Windows 10 on Mac with VirtualBox for OS X

Need to run Windows 10 on a Mac? You can install and run Windows 10 in OS X for free using VirtualBox and the Windows 10 Preview from Microsoft. Because this installs Windows into a virtual machine atop existing Mac system software, running Windows is basically like running any other application, which makes it much easier than configuring Boot Camp for a native Windows experience.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 35 Comments

How to Use iCloud Password to Login & Unlock Mac OS X

Mar 24, 2015 - 11 Comments

Use an iCloud Password as Mac Login

Rather than remembering a separate password and set of login information for unlocking a Mac, OS X offers the option to use an iCloud password to login to the computer at boot, reboot, authentication, locked screens, and all login windows instead. This is a helpful feature for users who like to keep things simple and use a single login and password for all Apple related tasks on their Mac, since the Apple ID can access iCloud, the App Store, iTunes Store, Mac App Store, FileVault, and quite a bit more.

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

iOS 8.3 Beta 4 Released to Developers & Public Beta Users for Testing

Mar 24, 2015 - 3 Comments

iOS 8

Apple has released the fourth beta release of iOS 8.3 to those registered with the iOS developer program, or who are participating in the iOS Public Beta. The build is versioned as 12F5061 and is available now for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 3 Comments

OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite Beta 5 Released for Testing

Mar 23, 2015 - 24 Comments

OS X Yosemite

Apple has released a fifth beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to those participating in the OS X Public Beta program, or registered in the Mac Developer program. The new build arrives as build number 14D113c and continues to include a focus on the new Photos app for OS X, along with other bug fixes and feature improvements.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 24 Comments

How to Find the Build Number of OS X on a Mac

Mar 23, 2015 - 3 Comments

Find the OS X Build Number

Each release of OS X has a unique build number assigned to it to represent the changes found in that version of system software, often these changes are minor and incremental, but with major OS X releases the build numbers can change significantly. Though average Mac users won’t need to know the build number of their system software, those running developer builds and beta releases often pay attention to these software versioning alphanumeric strings. With that in mind, we’ll show you a few ways to quickly find the build number of OS X system software installed on any Mac.

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Mac Setup: A Quadruple Display Mac Pro Workstation

Mar 22, 2015 - 36 Comments

Quad Display Mac Pro Workstation

This weeks featured Mac setup is the amazing quadruple tiled display desk of Teemu A., who uses this great workstation to run and manage a startup. Let’s jump right in to learn more about the hardware and software used to get things done.

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 36 Comments

How to Make Phone Calls from Mac Using iPhone

Mar 21, 2015 - 27 Comments

Making and Receiving Phone Calls from Mac with iPhone

If you have a Mac and an iPhone, you can now make phone calls from your Mac using that iPhone. The phone call will sound through the Mac speakers and use the Mac microphone, but the actual call itself routes through the iPhone. This is a part of the Continuity suite, which is really nice feature set in newer versions of iOS and OS X that allow for seamless transition between Macs and iPhones and iPads. Phone calling from the Mac is quite simple to use once you have it set up properly.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 27 Comments

How to Mark All iMessages as Read on iPhone & iPad Instantly

Mar 20, 2015 - 19 Comments

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We’ve all experienced it, a huge number of texts and iMessages arriving on our iPhone or iPad, that you either know aren’t important or you already read on another devices Messages app. Or maybe the messages are coming from someone you’d just prefer to ignore, whatever the case, you can instantly mark all messages as read in iOS using a quick little known trick.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 19 Comments

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