OS X 10.11.1 Public Beta 1 Released for Mac

Sep 21, 2015 - 10 Comments

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Public Beta

Apple has released the first Public Beta build of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 for Mac users enrolled in the OS X Public Beta testing program. The first public beta arrives about a week after the first developer beta of 10.11.1 was released, but the builds appear to be the same 15B17c.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 10 Comments

Apple Electric Car Release Date Set for 2019, According to WSJ Report

Sep 21, 2015 - 22 Comments

Apple Car project set for 2019 debut, shown here is a BMW i3 which Apple is said to be considering as a 'base' for the vehicle

Apple is targeting a ship date of 2019 for their electric car project, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.

The accelerated launch schedule is apparently the result of Apple committing to the electric car project, which is code-named Project Titan.

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By Paul Horowitz - News, Rumor - 22 Comments

WatchOS 2 Update for Apple Watch Available to Download & Install

Sep 21, 2015 - 71 Comments

WatchOS 2.0 update available to download and install for Apple Watch

Apple has released watchOS 2 for Apple Watch owners. The update brings a handful of new features to the Apple Watch, including native apps, a variety of new watch faces, third party complications, an optional nightstand mode, and overall improvements to usability and performance of the device.

The update is recommended for all Apple Watch owners to install.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, News - 71 Comments

iOS 9 Battery Life Problems? Draining too Fast? Here’s the Solution

Sep 21, 2015 - 56 Comments

Fix iOS 9 Battery Life Problems

Though updating to iOS 9 has gone well for most users, some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners have discovered their battery is draining faster than usual, and now iOS 9 has given them a reduced battery life. That’s rather frustrating if it impacts you, but much like how iOS 9 slows down some devices but not others, the battery life issue is not a universal experience.

Fortunately, there are some universal solutions to battery draining problems, so if you’ve discovered battery life has reduced after updating to iOS 9, read on to help resolve the issue.

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How to Change the Keyboard to Uppercase Letter Keys Again in iOS 9

Sep 20, 2015 - 13 Comments

How to get uppercase keyboard keys again in iOS on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

One change with iOS 9 is the introduction of a lowercased onscreen keyboard by default on iPhone and iPad, which while it can make it easier to identify when caps lock is enabled or disabled, it can also be a bit more difficult on the eyes for some users, particularly on the iPhone with a smaller display. If you’d like to revert back to an uppercase keyboard again, which matches the keyboard styling on the vast majority of hardware keyboards and the keyboard in all versions of iOS prior to the 9.0 release, you can do so through a settings adjustment.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 13 Comments

How to Install iOS 9 on iPhone or iPad Manually with Firmware in iTunes

Sep 19, 2015 - 18 Comments

Update iOS 9 Manually with Firmware Files

If you have decided you’d like to update an iPhone or iPad to iOS 9, you can install iOS 9.0.1 manually using firmware and iTunes. The manual firmware method is more advanced, making it perhaps best for specific reasons, like to resolve the frustratingly unresponsive “Slide to Upgrade” screen, to fix the Software Update Failed error, due to storage space limitations on the target device, because sometimes it’s just easier due to bandwidth constraints, or because you’re updating multiple of the same devices. Whatever the case, we’ll walk you through the entire process.

Note this will perform a software update to install iOS 9.0.1, it does not perform a clean install or a device reset.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, iTunes, Tips & Tricks - 18 Comments

Fix iOS 9 Slow Performance & Lag with Three Easy Tips

Sep 18, 2015 - 136 Comments

iOS 9 feels slow? Speed it up with these tips

A notable number of users who have installed iOS 9 on their iPhones, iPad, and iPod touch have discovered that iOS 9 has caused performance to suffer, with annoying lag, choppiness in interactions, delayed response from the user interface, and just general performance degradation. That lag can be notable enough to make the device feel considerably slower on iOS 9 than when compared to the same hardware running a prior version of iOS. This can be a frustrating experience, but there are a few tweaks you can make to immediately improve the performance of a sluggish iOS 9 device, effectively speeding up the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch again.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 136 Comments

How to Revert iOS 9.1 to iOS 9, Leaving the Beta Behind

Sep 17, 2015 - 28 Comments

Revert iOS 9.1 to iOS 9

Many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users are running iOS 9.1 through the beta program, and while there’s certainly nothing wrong with staying put in the iOS 9.1 seed, some users may wish to revert to iOS 9 instead for a variety of reasons. It should be pointed out downgrading is really not necessary for most, since iOS 9.1 is generally quite stable as is, nonetheless if you do want to run the final iOS 9 build instead this will get you there.

If you’re familiar with downgrading, you’ll see that going to iOS 9 from iOS 9.1 is sort of similar to downgrading to iOS 8.4.1, except that you don’t need to download or use any IPSW files. You will need a computer with a new version of iTunes, and the devices charging USB cable, however.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 28 Comments

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 1 Released for Testing

Sep 17, 2015 - 7 Comments

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1

Apple has released the first beta version of OS X 10.11.1 to users participating in the Mac OS X Developer program. The initial pre-release build of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 beta 1 arrives as 15B17c.

It’s unclear what the specific focus of OS X 10.11.1 is at the moment (particularly given that OS X 10.11 isn’t finalized yet), but typically the smaller OS point releases focus on bug fixes, performance improvements, and support for additional small features.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 7 Comments

How to Downgrade from iOS 9 Back to iOS 8.4.1

Sep 16, 2015 - 125 Comments

How to downgrade iOS 9 to iOS 8.4.1

Want to downgrade iOS 9 back to iOS 8.4.1? You can do that, as long as you move fairly quickly. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has been updated to iOS 9 and decided it’s not for you for whatever reason, you can revert back to the prior release. Maybe you felt the update runs slower, maybe a necessary app isn’t yet compatible with the new iOS, or maybe you just preferred the prior version of iOS, the reason for downgrading doesn’t matter.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 125 Comments

2 Solutions for the “Software Update Failed” Error Downloading iOS 9

Sep 16, 2015 - 19 Comments

Software update failed error when downloading iOS 9

If you’re one of the many users updating to iOS 9 today, you may have come across a rather frustrating error message stating “Software Update Failed. An error occurred downloading iOS 9.” and, naturally you’re probably looking for a solution for that error message to get iOS 9 updated successfully on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, right? Well there’s good news, this is a really easy error to resolve…

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Troubleshooting - 19 Comments

iTunes 12.3 Released with iOS 9 Support & Bug Fixes

Sep 16, 2015 - 3 Comments

iTunes 12.3 Apple has released iTunes 12.3, which includes fixes for various bugs and support for the just released iOS 9 update. The update is recommended for all iTunes users and is quick to install.

Users can find iTunes 12.3 available to download now from the App Store Updates tab, or they can trigger the update by relaunching iTunes itself.

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By Paul Horowitz - iTunes, News - 3 Comments

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