New iPhone TV Commercial “The Archives” Shows Off Memories Feature

Jun 20, 2017 - Leave a Comment

The Archives iPhone commercial shows off Memories feature

Apple is airing a new iPhone 7 commercial, this time focusing on the Memories feature built into the new Photos app of iOS.

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See All Open Windows on a Mac with Mission Control

Jun 20, 2017 - 15 Comments

Activate Mission Control to see all windows on a Mac

Mission Control is one of the better productivity enhancing features on the Mac, allowing you to quickly see all open windows, documents, and applications on Mac OS in a broad overview screen. This offers a fantastic way to quickly navigate through depths of open apps and windows and to quickly get to what window or app you’re looking for.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 15 Comments

macOS 10.12.6 Beta 4, iOS 10.3.3 Beta 4 Available for Testing

Jun 19, 2017 - 3 Comments

Mac OS 10.12.6 beta

Apple has released the fourth beta version of macOS 10.12.6 for users participating in the beta testing program. Additionally, iOS 10.3.3 beta 4 and tvOS 10.2.2 beta 4 are available.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 3 Comments

How to Add Google Hangouts to Messages on Mac

Jun 19, 2017 - 3 Comments

Mac Messages icon

Did you know the Mac Messages app can support chatting with Google Hangouts natively?

This is a nice feature for Mac users who chat with Google Hangout and leave a web browser window open to do so, since you’ll be able to communicate and message through Google Hangouts (aka modern Google Talk) but directly in the same Messages app you use for iMessage communication on the Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

Get the Fancy iMac Pro Cloud Burst Wallpaper

Jun 17, 2017 - 4 Comments

Color bursting cloud wallpaper for iMac Pro promo

For those who watched the WWDC2017 keynote, you may have noticed during the unveiling of iMac Pro that the hardware shown featured some pretty stunning onscreen images of what looks like a bursting cloud of color.

Not surprisingly, that iMac Pro image of a colorful cloud burst makes a great wallpaper too, so why not get it for your Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, or Android?
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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 4 Comments

How to Uninstall Java on a Mac

Jun 16, 2017 - 19 Comments

How to uninstall Java from Mac OS

Many Mac users don’t need Java on their computer, but if you happen to have Java installed and want to remove it from a Mac then you can uninstall Java and JRE with a little effort.

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How to See How Much Time is Spent in Apps on iPhone & iPad

Jun 15, 2017 - 8 Comments

See how much time iOS apps are used for

Have you ever wondered just how much time you spend in a particular app on your iPhone or iPad? Whether you’re curious how long you spend in Messages, or you’re concerned you’re wasting time all day in an app like Facebook or Minecraft, you can use a neat little iOS trick to see exactly how much time has been spent in any particular app used on a device.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

How to Dual Boot MacOS High Sierra Beta & Sierra on Partitions

Jun 14, 2017 - 8 Comments

Dual boot MacOS High Sierra on a new partition

The macOS High Sierra beta can be installed and dual booted alongside a stable release of MacOS Sierra, El Capitan, or another Mac OS X release. This can be a suitable option for developers, beta testers, and pro users who want to try out the new MacOS 10.13 beta release without overly committing to it, as it leaves the primary stable macOS release intact on the same computer and does not overwrite it. When finished, you will be able to boot between either the beta macOS High Sierra release, or the stable macOS release that already was on the Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

Get the MacOS High Sierra Default Wallpaper

Jun 13, 2017 - 6 Comments

MacOS High Sierra default wallpaper

The default wallpaper in MacOS High Sierra is a beautiful autumn lakeside scene featuring mountains frosted with a light snow, it looks fantastic but you don’t need to wait until the final High Sierra release is available to use this great wallpaper right now.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Mac OS X - 6 Comments

Beta 3 of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 Available

Jun 13, 2017 - Leave a Comment

MacOS Beta and iOS Beta

Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, and watchOS 3.2.3.

These minor point release betas are focusing on several bug fixes and minor refinements and, unlike the separate concurrent beta testing of major system software releases, the point release betas are not expected to include any significant new features or abilities.

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How to Make Bootable MacOS High Sierra 10.13 Beta Installer USB Drive

Jun 12, 2017 - 12 Comments

Making a MacOS High Sierra beta USB install drive

MacOS High Sierra 10.13 beta offers the createinstallmedia tool allowing for the creation of a macOS High Sierra bootable installer drive. Many advanced users prefer to install major Mac OS releases this way since it offers a single boot tool to partition, update, or install macOS from, and though it’s considered advanced it’s really not particularly complicated.

This tutorial will show you how to make a bootable macOS High Sierra 10.13 beta installer, the boot drive will work to update or install macOS 10.13 onto any High Sierra compatible Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

Grab the iOS 11 Default Wallpaper

Jun 10, 2017 - 2 Comments

Get the gorgeous iOS 11 default wallpaper beach scene

Every new Apple operating system release brings with it a lovely new wallpaper, and iOS 11 is no exception. The new default wallpaper in iOS 11 (beta anyway) arrives as a beautiful overhead beach scene with a crashing wave hitting the sand.

As expected, the new default iOS 11 wallpaper looks fantastic on the iPhone and iPad that it is intended for, but it also looks great on desktops too.

But you don’t need to install iOS 11 beta to get that great looking wallpaper, instead you can set it as your background picture right now on whatever OS you’re running.

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

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