OS X 10.10.1 Update Seed 1 Released to Developers

Nov 3, 2014 - 36 Comments

OS X 10.10.1 Update Seed 1

Apple has released the first build of OS X 10.10.1 to those registered with the Mac Developer program. Labeled as “Pre-release OS X Update Seed 10.10.1″, the build is 14B17 and is currently available to developers, as well as those signed up to be participating in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 36 Comments

Automatically Delete Old Messages from iPhone with iOS 8+

Nov 3, 2014 - 7 Comments

Delete Old Messages Automatically in iOS

Messages in iOS can grow to take up considerable storage space over time, particularly for users who frequently send and receive multimedia on an iPhone. Each photo taken with an iPhone camera can easily consume 4MB, and movies will take up even more space, and it’s not unusual for an iPhone user to eventually wind up with several GB of messages and attachments. For users who don’t want to manage their own messages by deleting large messages, attached files, or old conversations, the latest iOS 8 introduces an option that will automatically delete old messages from your iPhone.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Safari for OS X Yosemite

Nov 3, 2014 - 10 Comments

Safari icon RSS is a really great way to follow some of your favorite web sites and skim headlines to check out specific articles you most want to read. Many Mac users rely on third party apps for subscribing to RSS feeds, but the newest versions of Safari for OS X have an RSS subscription feature built directly into the web browser. Subscribing to RSS feeds this way is simple, and reading feeds is just as easy too, so let’s take a moment to learn how to use it.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

Mac Setup: The Workstation of a Startup Co-Founder & CEO

Nov 2, 2014 - 14 Comments

Mac setup of a startup co-founder and CEO

This weeks featured Mac setup is the workstation of Dr Alain B., the Co-Founder and CEO of a startup. Let’s jump right in to learn a bit more about the hardware, software, and how it’s all put to use:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 14 Comments

Automatically Install OS X Updates on a Mac with Yosemite

Nov 1, 2014 - 11 Comments

Automatically Install OS X Updates on a Mac

Automatic Updates has been possible for Mac apps for quite some time, but up until now the system updates of OS X were not part of that automatic installation option. That changed with OS X Yosemite, and now Mac users who would rather take a hands-off approach to maintaining their Macs OS X software updates can choose to automatically check for and install core system updates. This is in addition to the existing options for automatically updating their Mac apps and installing important security updates too, making some of the more important maintenance tasks for Macs completely automated for the users who choose to enable these features.

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

The Two Enigmatically Missing iPad Air 2 Mountain Wallpapers

Nov 1, 2014 - 2 Comments

iPad mountain wallpapers for the iPhone

Apple recently launched the updated iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, and splashed upon the product pages showing off the fancy new retina displays are two lock screen wallpapers of some beautiful mountain scenery. Many users though we’d see these wallpapers available with iOS 8.1, but for whatever reason they weren’t included with that iOS release. While they still may show up in a future version of the mobile OS, in the meantime you can get those two beautiful mountain wallpapers sized for your iPhone.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 2 Comments

You Can Jailbreak iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus on iOS 8.1 with Pangu… For Windows

Oct 31, 2014 - 16 Comments

Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 8.1 in Windows

The Pangu group has released a utility that will jailbreak iOS 8.1 on any iPhone or iPad device which can run the latest iOS release, including the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The jailbreak is untethered and includes Cydia, but there’s a catch… at the moment the Pangu 1.1 tool runs only on Windows, though a Mac version is said to be in the works and will debut soon.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone - 16 Comments

How to Switch Cellular Data Speed on iPhone from LTE, 3G, or 2G

Oct 31, 2014 - 13 Comments

Choose an iPhone cellular data speed in iOS

iPhone users now have the ability to choose their desired maximum cellular data speed from available options. This data speed toggle was added to the iPhone with iOS 8.1 and is not yet available on all carriers, but for those that do support the data choice feature it’s quite easy to use.

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

How to Use Handoff Between a Mac with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1

Oct 30, 2014 - 15 Comments

Handoff iOS to OS X

Handoff is a really great feature of iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite that allows a Mac user to pass off or resume an app session to their iPhone or iPad, or vice versa. For example, you can start typing an email on your iPhone, then pass it off to your Mac and finish writing that email or send it off. Or if you’re reading an article in Safari on your Mac and need to rush out the door, you can quickly hand it off to your iPad and read the rest on your horse as you commute to the office. There’s a lot of potential with Handoff as part of the broader Continuity experience, and it really aims to bring greater productivity to those who have an array of Apple devices.

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

How to Hide Photos on iPhone & iPad with the iOS Hidden Album

Oct 29, 2014 - 7 Comments

How to hide pictures in iOS

Everyone likely has a few photos sitting on their iPhone they’d rather nobody else see, whether it’s embarrassing selfies, poorly filtered or edited pics, a picture of a receipt or personal paperwork, or anything else in the realm of private photos. Those pictures can make showing someone another picture on your iPhone (or iPad) an awkward experience, as you’re hoping they don’t start flipping through your Camera Roll to discover that terrible photo of you after winning the pie eating contest. Fortunately the newest versions of iOS include a new way to mitigate that potential awkwardness by hiding select photos.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

Get a 3D Dock Again in OS X Yosemite (or a Transparent Dock too)

Oct 29, 2014 - 52 Comments

3D Dock in OS X Yosemite

The Dock is just one of a variety of aspects of the Mac OS X interface that was overhauled and flattened in Yosemite. Gone are the days of the 3D Dock, the new Yosemite Dock defaults to looking like a flatter version, much like the iOS Dock. If you long for the Dock with some dimensions or some transparency to it, you can use a free third party utility to get the 3D Dock back in OS X Yosemite, or you can even choose to make the Dock completely transparent.

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2 Possible Fixes for Mail SMTP Sending Errors in OS X Yosemite

Oct 28, 2014 - 64 Comments

Mail app icon Some Mac users who updated OS X to Yosemite have found Mail app to experience errors or problems when trying to send email. Typically this is in the form of an SMTP server connection error, a mailbox that’s seemingly stuck offline, a repeated request for a password from Mail app (a fairly common issue which we’ve fixed before), or some other connection error. If you’re experiencing any of these issues with Mail app, the solution is likely simple as we’ll show you.

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