MacOS High Sierra GM Download Available Now

Sep 14, 2017 - 14 Comments

macOS High Sierra GM download is available

Apple has released the GM build of macOS High Sierra to Mac users participating in the developer preview and public beta testing programs. GM stands for Golden Master and typically represents the final build of what was beta software that will become the public release.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 14 Comments

iTunes 12.7 Released, Removes App Store

Sep 13, 2017 - 117 Comments


Apple has released iTunes 12.7 for Mac and Windows users, a point release update that brings some notable changes to the music and media player app.

The new version of iTunes adds support for iOS 11 while simultaneously removing the iOS App Store from being included in iTunes. Additionally, iTunes 12.7 removes the ability to sync iOS apps and ringtones on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via iTunes on the desktop. Instead, Apple wants you to manage and download iOS apps from the iPhone or iPad itself via the native iOS App Store application.

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By Paul Horowitz - iTunes, News - 117 Comments

iOS 11 GM Download Available Now for iPhone and iPad

Sep 12, 2017 - 8 Comments

iOS 11 GM download available now

iOS 11 GM is now available to download for all iOS 11 beta users, including those in the developer preview program and the iOS 11 public beta testing program. GM stands for Golden Master, and typically represents the final shipping version of a software release.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 8 Comments

Release Dates for iOS 11 & macOS High Sierra Revealed

Sep 12, 2017 - 8 Comments

Release dates for iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

Apple has announced that iOS 11 will be released to the general public on September 19 as a free download.

Additionally, macOS High Sierra will debut as a free download on September 25 for Mac users.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X, News - 8 Comments

iPhone X Priced at $999, Release Date is November 3

Sep 12, 2017 - 11 Comments

iPhone X

Apple has announced the all new iPhone X, pronounced as iPhone 10. The iPhone X has a variety of unique features and capabilities and is being pitched as the future of the iPhone.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 11 Comments

Phone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Set to Release on September 22

Sep 12, 2017 - 1 Comment

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Apple has announced the all new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The new iPhones are faster and include camera improvements, along with a variety of other improvements and interesting features.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 1 Comment

Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple TV 4K Released

Sep 12, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Apple Watch Series 3

Apple has debuted a new Apple Watch and a new Apple TV. Apple Watch Series 3 features cellular capabilities, and Apple TV 4K features 4k HDR video support.

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

Visit Website URLs Faster in iOS Safari with Paste and Go

Sep 11, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Paste and Go a URL in Safari for iOS

Safari in iOS includes a nice ability that detects when a URL is copied to the iPhone or iPad clipboard, and then allows you to quickly “Paste and Go” to that website link with a single action. The Paste and Go feature in iOS Safari works basically the same way a similar feature does on the Mac, except of course the action of copying and pasting in iOS is different.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Disable Handoff on Mac OS

Sep 10, 2017 - 13 Comments

How to disable Handoff on a Mac

Not every Mac user will use the Handoff feature or want to keep it enabled, particularly if you share a Mac with a single login with other devices in the same household, then you may find Handoff to be unnecessary or unwanted as the little Handoff app resume icon appears in the Dock.

Modern versions of Mac OS default to having Handoff enabled as part of the iCloud and Continuity suite, but if you’re not interested in using Handoff or don’t want it on for some other reason, then you will find it’s very easy to disable Handoff on the Mac. When you disable Handoff on Mac OS, you will no longer see any Handoff icons showing up in the far left side of the Dock when other iCloud devices have app sessions to resume or send to the Mac. Additionally, turning off Handoff on the Mac will lose a few other Continuity features too, but if you’re not using them then you likely won’t miss that.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 13 Comments

Get the 20 New iOS 11 Wallpapers Now

Sep 9, 2017 - 5 Comments

iOS 11 wallpapers from GM

Apple typically includes a series of new wallpapers with each major new operating system release, and iOS 11 will apparently be no different. Though they are not included in the beta releases of iOS 11, a freshly discovered GM (Golden Master) build of iOS 11 was found on an Apple website and it includes a collection of 20 nice new wallpapers for iPhone and iPad.

The iOS 11 wallpapers include multiple abstract colors, a few shots of planet Earth and the moon, six flowers against colorful gradient backgrounds, and a sure to be popular series of seven retro Apple logo inspired wallpapers featuring the classic six colors from the old rainbow Apple logo.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 5 Comments

How to Identify a Song Playing on a Mac with Siri

Sep 8, 2017 - 4 Comments

Listen to identify what song is playing on a Mac

Have you ever been watching a movie or video, or maybe you’re in a coffee shop or restaurant, and you hear a song or some music that you want to identify? If you’re on your Mac, your computer can recognize what songs are playing by using Siri. This is essentially the feature that also works to identify what song is playing by using iPhone or iPad, but it’s on the Mac, and allows for identifying songs playing from the same hardware.

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

How to AirDrop from Mac to iPhone or iPad

Sep 7, 2017 - 11 Comments

AirDrop from Mac to iOS

Did you know you can use AirDrop to send pictures, videos, and files from a Mac to an iPhone or iPad? AirDrop between the Mac and an iOS device is fast and works very well, and it’s quite easy to use for wireless transmission of images, documents, and other data between different devices.

This tutorial will detail how to AirDrop between a Mac and an iPhone or iPad. Of course you can go the other direction as well, as we have previously discussed using AirDrop from an iPhone to a Mac and also how to AirDrop between two Macs to transfer data wirelessly, so you may be interested in reviewing those articles too for a thorough understanding of how this great feature works.
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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 11 Comments

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