Enjoy a “Spring Forward” Wallpaper Inspired by Upcoming Apple Event

Feb 26, 2015 - 7 Comments

Apple Spring Forward Event invite

The invitation for the upcoming Apple Spring Forward event features an aesthetically pleasing image as the background, which happens to make a great wallpaper for your Mac and iOS devices too.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 7 Comments

Apple to Host Livestreamed “Spring Forward” Media Event on March 9

Feb 26, 2015 - 13 Comments

Apple Event Spring Forward Invite

Apple will host a media event on March 9, 2015 at 10AM PST. The event is to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, but Apple is planning on livestreaming the occasion as well.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 13 Comments

Can’t Open a Specific File in OS X? Search the Mac App Store Quickly to Find an App That Can

Feb 25, 2015 - 1 Comment

Finder If you’ve ever come across a file that you can’t open on your Mac, or perhaps that doesn’t open as you may expect it to in a particular OS X app, maybe rendering poorly or like a bunch of gibberish after forcing it, this quick trick can help find a more appropriate application to open a given file type. This even works to help identify file types that you aren’t sure of, making it a multi-use tip that is great to know for all Mac users.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

Visit Open Web Pages on Other Devices with iCloud Tabs

Feb 24, 2015 - 1 Comment

Safari icon Safari iCloud Tabs are a great feature that allow you to visit and access any actively opened web page in Safari on another iPhone, iPad, or Mac. This is really handy if you found something interesting on your iPhone but you’d rather read it on your iPad or Mac, or vice versa, and in some ways it works kind of like Handoff for Safari, except there’s even less effort involved to use it.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Customize the Login Screen Wallpaper of Mac in OS X Yosemite

Feb 24, 2015 - 21 Comments

Customize the login screen background wallpaper in OS X Yosemite

Customizing the login screen appearance on a Mac is a nice way to add some personal (or corporate) flair to the OS X login experience. How exactly to change the login screen wallpaper has differed continuously in the many versions of Mac OS throughout the years, but with OS X Yosemite, the process of setting a custom wallpaper is perhaps the easiest it has been in quite some time.

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OS X 10.10.3 Beta 2 Available for Testing

Feb 23, 2015 - 41 Comments

OS X 10.10.3 Beta 2

A new beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 has been released by Apple. The second beta build arrives as 14D87h and continues to emphasize the new Photos app for Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 41 Comments

iOS 8.3 Beta 2 Released for Developers

Feb 23, 2015 - 3 Comments

iOS 8.3 Beta 2

Apple has released the second beta for iOS 8.3. The new build is 12F5037c and is available now for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Separately, a new Apple TV beta version is also available.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 3 Comments

Apple Runs “Make a Film with iPad” TV Ad Narrated by Martin Scorsese

Feb 22, 2015 - 7 Comments

iPad film making ad with Martin Scorsese narration

Apple is running a new iPad commercial focused on film making, the ad is narrated by clips from director Martin Scorsese’s commencement speech at NYU from 2014.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 7 Comments

Mac Setup: A Clean & Simple iMac Workstation

Feb 22, 2015 - 25 Comments

imac-setup-close

This weeks featured Mac setup is the really nice and clean minimalist desk setup of Joseph C.. Let’s jump to it and learn a bit more about this workstation and the apps that keep it going… don’t miss the great bonus fields wallpaper too!

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 25 Comments

How to Quickly Fix Error Code -36 in Finder of Mac OS X

Feb 21, 2015 - 8 Comments

Error Code 36 in Mac Finder resolved with OS X dot_clean tool

On some rare occasions when trying to copy files, Mac users may encounter “error code -36″, which completely halts the copy or move process in the OS X Finder. The full error is usually read as “The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “FileName” can’t be read or written. (Error code -36)”. The filename is sometimes .DS_Store, but it can happen with just about any file.

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“My iPhone is Not Ringing or Making Sounds with Inbound Messages Suddenly, Help!”

Feb 21, 2015 - 12 Comments

This is your face when your iPhone stops getting calls and alert sounds out of the blue, what is going on?

Have you ever had the experience where an iPhone is suddenly not ringing on incoming calls, or making any sounds when a new message arrives? The mute button isn’t turned on, so what on earth is going on, right? This is surprisingly common experience for those who are more novice iPhone users, and after troubleshooting this a dozen or so times with relatives and friends (usually with young kids), it’s probably worth discussing here, if not for you personally than perhaps for the other people in your life.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 12 Comments

iPhone 6 Plus Home Screen Not Rotating? It’s Your Display Settings

Feb 20, 2015 - 3 Comments

Rotate Home Screen of iPhone

One of the more interesting features that arrived with the larger screen iPhone models is the ability to view the devices Home Screen, where app icons are shown, in a rotated sideways horizontal format. This places the Dock onto the side, and kind of resembles a tiny iPad. To rotate the iPhone Home Screen, you simply need to turn the iPhone into a horizontal position, and as long as Orientation Lock is not on, it will rotate. Usually.

Sometimes the Home Screen does not rotate while other app screens do rotate, however, but the reason for this is quite simple; it’s the iPhones Display Zoom settings.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

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