iOS 9.3 Beta 1 Released for Testing with Night Shift, Password Protected Notes, Multi-user Edu Logins

Jan 11, 2016 - 15 Comments

iOS 9.3

Apple has released the first beta version of iOS 9.3 to users participating in the developer program, the build arrives as 13E5181d and can be installed on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch compatible with iOS 9.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 15 Comments

First Betas of OS X 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2, WatchOS 2.2 Released for Testing

Jan 11, 2016 - 1 Comment

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Apple has released the first beta builds of OS X 10.11.4 (and yes, OS X 10.11.3 is still at beta 2), tvOS 9.2, WatchOS 2.2, and iOS 9.3 for users enrolled in the developer beta programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Apple Watch, Mac OS X, News - 1 Comment

How to Change Distance Units from Miles to KM on Apple Watch Workout

Jan 10, 2016 - 2 Comments

Apple Watch Workout app

For Apple Watch users who track their workouts with the device, you can adjust, switch, or set distance unit measurements per workout, switching from miles to kilometers and vice versa.

This can be really helpful if you’re typically measuring distances in miles (or kilometers), but maybe you’re training for an event and want to switch to the other measurement for that purpose. For example, maybe you’re planning on running a 5K race, and want that to be the distance goal for an exercise. Additionally, you can also use different measurements for different activities. For example, you could set miles for walking, and kilometers for running. Changing the measurement for workouts is really easy on Apple Watch, here’s what you’ll want to do.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

8 Hidden HD Wallpapers Found on the Apple “Start Something New” Page

Jan 9, 2016 - 1 Comment

Apple Start Something New hidden wallpapers

Looking for some new high resolution wallpapers for your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows PC? We’ve dug up a handful found on the parallax-heavy web feature on called “Start Something New”, which emphasizes user created art and photography made entirely with and on iOS devices.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 1 Comment

Workarounds for Safari Not Opening Short Links from Twitter

Jan 8, 2016 - 9 Comments

Twitter short links not loading in Safari workarounds

Many users have notice that Safari on the Mac (and some on iOS) has trouble opening short links coming from Twitter, both in the Twitter app and for Twitter on the web (by the way, you should follow us there). While not all Mac OS X and iOS users experience this issue, those who do find it frustrating as any link will either refuse to load, time out as the blue progress bar stops moving, or throw a “Safari Can’t Open the Page” error message, claiming the server or page isn’t responding.

Rather than give up on opening the links, there are a few workarounds that will allow you to view them anyway in Safari for OS X and iOS.

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How to AirPlay Video from QuickTime Player in Mac OS X

Jan 8, 2016 - 5 Comments

AirPlay a video from QuickTime player to an AirPlay receiver from Mac OS X

You can AirPlay a video directly from the QuickTime movie player in Mac OS X with the latest versions. This makes it easy to send a video that’s playing on a Mac to an Apple TV over the wireless AirPlay protocol, similar to how it works to AirPlay videos from iOS. And because AirPlay is also supported by third party apps and media players like Kodi (XBMC), you don’t have to have an Apple TV to use the feature, as long as another computer or media center is running a compatible AirPlay receiver it can receive the AirPlay video from QuickTime.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

How to View Emails with Attachments Only in Mail for iOS

Jan 7, 2016 - 5 Comments

Mail icon An optional inbox sorting option is available to Mail users in iOS which allows for quickly viewing only emails that have an included attachment. This offers an easy way of finding specific types of emails with attachments of any kind, without having to use the Search function or browsing through the regular inboxes, and should be helpful to many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users.

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

How to Enable the Three Finger Drag Gesture on Mac Trackpads in OS X

Jan 6, 2016 - 19 Comments

Three Finger Drag Gesture on Mac Trackpad

The ability to perform a three-finger drag gesture on Mac and MacBook trackpads allows users to move windows and items on screen with a gesture rather than the usual click and drag, this feature is well liked by many Mac users and has been in OS X for quite some time.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 19 Comments

OS X 10.11.3 Beta 2 Available for Testing

Jan 6, 2016 - Leave a Comment

OS X El Capitan 10.11

Apple has released the second beta build of OS X 10.11.3 for users in both public and developer Mac beta testing programs. The new build arrives as 15D13b and presumably focuses on bug fixes and feature improvements, it’s unlikely that any new features are to be included.

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

Fix for Safari Freezing When Typing in Address Bar of Mac OS X & iOS

Jan 5, 2016 - 15 Comments

Safari icon Some users have noticed that Safari hangs unexpectedly when attempting to type a search or URL into the address bar. This is usually a temporary disruption, and after a moment or few the text entry begins again within the Safari address bar as the address bar populates with smart search data and search results from the default search engine in the browser.

Safari freezing up when typing a URL or search into the address bar is pretty annoying however, but fortunately with a few adjustments you can usually resolve this issue rather quickly in OS X or iOS.

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How to Stop iOS Software Update Notifications Reminders

Jan 4, 2016 - 20 Comments

How to stop iOS Update notifications

The latest versions of iOS automatically remind users, frequently, to install whatever awaiting version of iOS is available for their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. While you can postpone the software update 24 hours or choose to install it automatically in the middle of the night, often times users don’t want to install the update at all for a variety of reasons. Nonetheless, you’ll be reminded again to install the iOS software update until you do. But can you stop iOS software update notifications and reminders from constantly popping up on your iPhone or iPad?

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 20 Comments

iOS 9.2.1 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Jan 4, 2016 - 11 Comments

Wow iOS 9.2.1 beta 2 incredible

Apple has released a fresh second beta version of iOS 9.2.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The new build arrives as 13D14 and is available now for users participating in the developer beta and public beta programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 11 Comments

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