Beta 1 of MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 Released for Testing

Oct 11, 2019 - 5 Comments

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the first beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 for beta testers, carrying build 19B68f.

The beta of MacOS 10.15.1 likely focuses on bug fixes and enhancements to the first release of MacOS Catalina 10.15, perhaps addressing some of the reported issues with MacOS Catalina that some users are experiencing. Some new additions to the Photos app and support for a new GPU are also included in the macOS 10.15.1 beta 1 release, apparently alongside new Emoji icons.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 5 Comments

Beta 2 of iPadOS 13.2 & iOS 13.2 Released for Testing

Oct 10, 2019 - 2 Comments

iOS Beta and iPadOS Beta

Apple has released iOS 13.2 beta 2 along with iPadOS 13.2 beta 2 for users involved in the beta testing programs for Apple system software.

The beta releases are available to download as developer and public beta versions, thus anyone enrolled in those programs can find the new beta build available now.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 2 Comments

Troubleshooting MacOS Catalina Problems

Oct 9, 2019 - 159 Comments

Troubleshooting MacOS Catalina problems

Some Mac users have reported a variety of problems with MacOS Catalina, ranging from installations getting stuck or taking abnormally long, to problems with some apps not working, to issues with certain printers or accessories no longer working, App Store difficulties, iCloud and Apple ID issues, amongst other nuisances.

While installing and using MacOS Catalina goes fine for most users, that is no solace if you are experiencing problems with a particular Mac and the new MacOS 10.15 release. Below we will discuss a variety of reported issues and problems with MacOS Catalina, and offer various troubleshooting methods to attempt to resolve those difficulties.

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Should You Update to MacOS Catalina? Or Wait? Or Not At All?

Oct 9, 2019 - 29 Comments

Should you update to MacOS Catalina or wait or not

Wondering if you should update to MacOS Catalina or not? Are you not sure if you’re truly ready to update and install MacOS Catalina? Perhaps you have a critical app or two that you know aren’t supported by Catalina, or maybe you’re hesitant to update because your current Mac system is working just fine for you, or maybe there’s some other reason you’re wondering if you should or shouldn’t update to Catalina.

If you’re not sure whether or not you should install MacOS Catalina, or you’re thinking of holding off on MacOS Catalina for a while, or even ignoring it entirely, we’ll discuss those ideas and present some alternatives here.

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How to Prepare for MacOS Catalina

Oct 8, 2019 - 12 Comments

How to prepare for MacOS Catalina

Are you ready to install MacOS Catalina on your Mac? Now that MacOS Catalina 10.15 is now available to download, you may be wondering whether or not you’re ready to update to the latest system software release, and perhaps you’re looking for some guidance on how to get ready for the MacOS 10.15 update.

This article will walk through some important steps to prepare a Mac for updating to MacOS Catalina. We’ll also discuss some other options, like dual booting, or holding off on installing the update for a while.

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

MacOS Catalina Download Now Available to All Mac Users

Oct 7, 2019 - 49 Comments

MacOS Catalina

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15 to download for all users with supported Macs.

MacOS Catalina is the next major Mac operating system update, and includes a variety of new features and capabilities, including Sidecar which allows an iPad to run as a secondary display for a Mac, the replacement of iTunes by three separate apps to manage Music, Podcasts, and TV, updates and revisions to bundled apps like Notes, Photos, Reminders, and Safari, Screen Time to track and limit app usage, Find My app to track friends, family, and Apple devices, new security measures including a locked down system folder and app-level access requests for accessing many user folders, the loss of 32-bit application support, and much more.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News, Tips & Tricks - 49 Comments

How to Delete Apps in iOS 13 & iPadOS 13

Oct 6, 2019 - 8 Comments

How to delete apps in iOS 13

You might be asking yourself how to delete apps in iOS 13, now that when you long-press on an app icon you see a contextual menu. The functionality for deleting apps and removing them from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch remains in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, but it’s just slightly different enough than it was before to possibly cause people to wonder how it works, or even if deleting apps is still possible.

Read on to learn how to delete apps in iOS 13 and later on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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How to Enable Dark Mode on iPhone with iOS 13

Oct 5, 2019 - 5 Comments

iOS 13 dark mode

The Dark Mode visual theme on iPhone is one of the most popular features of the latest iOS 13 release, and many iPhone users may appreciate using the Dark Mode theme on their iPhone.

With Dark Mode on iPhone, screen elements are changed from bright whites to darker grays and blacks, offering a dramatically different visual experience.

This walkthrough will demonstrate how to turn on Dark Mode on an iPhone.

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

How to Increase Font Size in Safari for iPhone & iPad on iOS 13 / iPadOS 13

Oct 4, 2019 - 3 Comments

How to change text size in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Ever wished you could increase the font size of text on any webpage in Safari on iPhone or iPad? Now you can easily adjust web text size with any iPhone or iPad running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 or later.

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By Oliver Haslam - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Downgrade iOS 13.1 / iPadOS 13.1 & Revert to iOS 12.4.1 on iPhone or iPad

Oct 3, 2019 - 23 Comments

How to downgrade iOS 13 or iPadOS 13

Want to downgrade from iOS 13 or ipadOS 13 (or 13.1, 13.1.1, 13.1.2) and revert back to iOS 12.4.1 on an iPhone or iPad? If you want to downgrade and remove iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can do so but you must have a computer ready, whether it’s a Mac or Windows PC.

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MacOS Catalina 10.15 Golden Master Released

Oct 3, 2019 - 2 Comments

MacOS Catalina

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15 GM Seed to users enrolled in the beta testing program. The GM seed carries build 19A582a and arrives just a few days after the 10th beta version was released for testing.

Golden Master, abbreviated as GM, typically represents the final version of software that will be released to the public. Sometimes multiple GM seeds are released however, so it’s not yet clear if this build will be the final version. Nonetheless, the release of a GM seed suggests that MacOS Catalina will be released as a final version to the public quite soon. Apple has previously said that MacOS Catalina is to be released in October.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 2 Comments

Beta 1 of iOS 13.2 & iPadOS 13.2 Released for Testing

Oct 2, 2019 - Leave a Comment

iOS 13 Beta and iPadOS Beta

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for users enrolled in the beta testing programs for iPhone and iPad system software.

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iOS 13 Slow? Tips to Speed Up iPhone & iPad with iPadOS & iOS 13

Oct 2, 2019 - 14 Comments

How to speed up iOS 13 and IpadOS 13 if it feels slow on iPhone or iPad

For most users, installing iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 will speed up their devices by quite a bit, but for some they may feel that installing iPadOS and iOS 13 has made their iPhone and iPad feel slower.

If you recently updated to a new iOS 13.x or iPadOS 13.x.x release and now feel your device is sluggish and slower than it should be, read on to learn why that might be, and what you can do about it.

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10 iPadOS 13 Tips You Should Know for iPad

Oct 1, 2019 - 7 Comments

Must know iPadOS 13 tips and tricks

Now that iPadOS 13 (well, 13.1.2) is in the wild, you might be wondering what some of the most compelling features are for the latest and greatest operating system for iPad.

Whether you have an iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini, read on to learn some of the new must-know features and tips to try out in iPadOS 13.

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

iOS 13.1.2 & iPadOS 13.1.2 Updates Released for Download with Bug Fixes for Camera, iCloud Backup, Bluetooth Car Audio, etc

Sep 30, 2019 - 21 Comments

iPadOS 13.1.2 and iOS 13.1.2

Apple has released iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2, in yet another rapid release of software updates to the iPadOS 13 and iOS 13 system software releases. This new version comes just days after releasing iPadOS & iOS 13.1.1.

iOS 13.1.2 and iPadOS 13.1.2 include various bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue where camera was not working, an issue where Bluetooth audio would disconnect on certain cars, a fix for the flashlight not working, a resolution to iCloud backup issues, and more. The complete release notes accompanying the iPadOS & iOS 13.1.2 downloads are repeated further below.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 21 Comments

MacOS Catalina Beta 10 Released for Testing

Sep 30, 2019 - 2 Comments

MacOS Catalina beta update available

Apple has released MacOS Catalina beta 10 too users enrolled in the beta testing programs for the next major Mac system software release.

Presumably MacOS Catalina beta 10 focuses on bug fixes and improvements to refine the operating system as the final release date nears.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 2 Comments

How to Update iOS 13 / iPadOS 13 Beta to Final Version of iOS 13 / iPadOS 13

Sep 29, 2019 - 2 Comments

Update iOS or iPadOS beta to final

Want to update an iOS / iPadOS beta device to the final stable public version of system software? Are you currently running iOS beta on iPhone or iPadOS beta on iPad and want to be sure that future software updates are the final official stable builds, rather than beta versions?

If you want to leave the beta program and update iPhone or iPad to the final official public version of iOS or iPadOS releases, read on to learn how to accomplish this.

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How to Fix “No Sender” & “No Subject” Mail Bug in iOS 13 & iPadOS 13

Sep 28, 2019 - 18 Comments

No Sender and No Subject email bug on iPhone

If you launched Mail app on iPhone or iPad after updating to iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 and now discovered new emails are showing up as “No Sender” and with “No Subject”, then you’re certainly not alone. This appears to be a known bug impacting a fair number of iPhone and iPad users after updating their devices to the various new iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 software releases, including iOS 13, iOS 13.1, iOS 13.1.1, iPadOS 13.1, and iPadOS 13.1.1.

If you’re impacted by the annoying Mail app “No Sender” and “No Subject” email bugs, then read on to learn how you may be able to troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

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