iOS 9 Beta 1 Released for Developer Download

Jun 8, 2015 - 7 Comments

iOS 9 devices

The first beta version of iOS 9 is available to download for users who are registered members in the Apple Developer program. The iOS 9 beta 1 build arrives as 13A4254v and is compatible with all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models which can run iOS 8.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 7 Comments

OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 1 Available to Download for Mac Devs

Jun 8, 2015 - 6 Comments

OS X EL Capitan

Apple has released the first beta version of OS X El Capitan to users participating as registered Mac developers. The OS X 10.11 beta 1 build is 15A178w and downloads through the App Store, the release is compatible with all Macs that are able to support and run OS X Yosemite.

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

WatchOS 2 for Apple Watch Set for Fall Release

Jun 8, 2015 - Leave a Comment

Watch OS 2

Though Apple Watch is practically brand new, Apple is already hard at work on the next version of the Watch operating system for the device. WatchOS 2 will include a variety of new features, and some important changes which will improve overall performance.

A highlight of known watchOS 2 features (yes Apple Watch OS is officially called and capitalized as “watchOS”) are as follows:

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, News - Leave a Comment

iOS 9 Release Set for Fall with Many New Features & Improvements

Jun 8, 2015 - 1 Comment

iOS 9

Apple has announced iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update aims to refine the iOS experience from the ground up, and is said to make the entire operating system smarter, and faster.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 1 Comment

OS X 10.11 El Capitan Release Set for Fall with Performance Improvements

Jun 8, 2015 - 15 Comments

OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan is the official name of the next version of Mac OS system software. Versioned as OS X 10.11, El Capitan has two primary focus areas; experience, and performance.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 15 Comments

How to Stop Steam Opening Automatically in Mac OS X

Jun 7, 2015 - 6 Comments

Stop Steam opening automatically in Mac OS X

Steam offers many great games for Mac users to enjoy, but if you’re a casual gamer you may not be too excited about having the Steam client open itself automatically when logging in or starting up OS X. Fortunately, if Steam opening itself bothers you, it’s very easy to stop this behavior and only open Steam app when you want to on the Mac.

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

How to Place Text on Video with iMovie for iPhone

Jun 6, 2015 - 4 Comments

How to add text to video with iMovie on iPhone

Many iOS users will want to know how they can place text, a phrase, or a word overlay atop of a video captured with their iPhone. This is a fairly common and basic video editing task that can be handled with the iMovie app on iPhone, though if you’ve never added text to a video before, and if you don’t have much video editing background (like myself), the whole editing process with iMovie can be a little bit confusing at first. Not to worry though, we’ll walk through each step, and demonstrate how to place text on top of a video using nothing but iMovie for iOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

Mac Setup: The Mac Pro Man Cave

Jun 6, 2015 - 19 Comments

Mac Pro Man Cave setup with a jumbo screen TV and iPad

This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from Jordan W., who has a nice dedicated workstation which makes up a self-described “man cave“, complete with some great hardware and a jumbo screen to enjoy it all. Let’s jump right in to learn more:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 19 Comments

Get Movie Details from Nearly Anywhere in Mac OS X with a Tap

Jun 5, 2015 - 4 Comments

Get movie information from nearly anywhere in Mac OS X

Now that you can get movie showtimes right from Spotlight in Mac OS X, did you know that you can also get movie details and showtimes from just about any webpage, document, or elsewhere that displays text just as well? Basically, if you can select and highlight the movie text with the cursor, you can instantly get details about the movie from anywhere on the Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Copy an ISO to a USB Drive from Mac OS X with dd

Jun 5, 2015 - 8 Comments

Terminal in OS X If you have downloaded an ISO image of another operating system, say Ubuntu Linux or Windows 10, and you wish to turn that ISO image file into a bootable USB installer drive using a USB flash drive or USB key, you’ll find the most reliable way to copy or ‘burn’ the ISO to that target USB volume is by turning to the command line of Mac OS X. There are alternative solutions, but this command line approach using dd requires no third party downloads, it is quite fast, and is consistently reliable in producing bootable volumes out of ISO files.

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How to Name Group Conversations in Messages for iOS

Jun 4, 2015 - 9 Comments

Messages If you regularly message in group conversations or mass texts with Messages app on the iPhone or iPad, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the group conversations are labeled by the contacts involved in the conversation, like “Bob, Jon, Bill”. While that’s certainly adequate and descriptive enough, a better approach can be to assign a specific custom name to group chats in iOS Messages.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

Find Detailed Wi-Fi Connection History from Command Line of Mac OS X

Jun 3, 2015 - 2 Comments

Finding extensive wi-fi connection history in Mac OS X

There are some situations where knowing exactly what wireless networks a Mac has connected to and when that connection was last established can be helpful. We’ll demonstrate how to uncover a comprehensive listing of specifics about previously joined wi-fi networks, which will include the last connection date and time (to the second!), if the network is hidden or not, the network SSID number, the networks SSID broadcast name, and the security type of each wifi network.

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