3 Hilarious Apple Humor Videos to Watch And Have a Laugh

Aug 9, 2014 - 4 Comments

Apple humor

Apple rumors are in high gear right now, with the iPhone 6 launch date just under a month away, the next generation iPad coming sometime in October, and the iWatch apparently arriving that same month too. Rather than taking things too seriously, let’s take a lighter look at the Apple obsession with these three videos poking fun at Apple rumors and fans alike.

These hilarious skits include Jimmy Kimmel ripping the iWatch and Apple brand loyalty, Conan O’Brien poking at the iPad and DIY projects, and a YouTube guy with a total junker iPhone 6 clone who convinces people it’s the real deal. Who doesn’t like some Apple fun and a good laugh? Enjoy!

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By Paul Horowitz - Fun - 4 Comments

Mac Setup: Triple Display Workstation of an Integrations Developer

Aug 9, 2014 - 16 Comments

Mac setup of an Integrations Developer

This week we’re featuring the Mac workstation of James B., an Integrations Developer who has a great home office with an excellent view behind his desk. Let’s jump in and learn a bit more about this Mac setup and how it’s used:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 16 Comments

How to Change DNS Settings on iPhone & iPad

Aug 8, 2014 - 6 Comments

Change DNS Settings in iOS When you point your iPhone or iPad at a web address (like osxdaily.com), iOS will perform a DNS lookup to send you to the proper location. DNS servers handle part of that lookup service, translating numerical IP addresses into the readable domain names we’re all more familiar with and associate with web sites and other internet addresses. Most internet service providers provide their own DNS servers, but let’s be honest, they’re not always the fastest, thus you can sometimes speed up your internet service or even resolve some networking issues by changing DNS settings to another set of servers. Changing the DNS settings in iOS are what we’re going to cover here, and the process is the same on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

Launch Mac App Preferences & Settings with an (Almost Universal) Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

Aug 7, 2014 - 6 Comments

Mac App preferences keyboard shortcut

Adjusting the Preferences and Settings of Mac apps is common and often a necessity to get things just right for you, particularly if you’re using an app for the first time, or setting up a new Mac. Rather than fish around in the menu items to find the Preferences or Settings menu option, you can almost always rely on a specific keyboard shortcut to instantly launch into the Preferences for a given OS X app.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

How to Restart iPhone / iPad Without Using Power Button & Home Button

Aug 7, 2014 - Leave a Comment

Reboot an iPhone or iPad without using hardware buttons

Ever needed to reboot an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that doesn’t have a functioning power button or a Home button? It’s tricky if not impossible, right? Even with the Assistive Touch on-screen buttons and variety of workarounds for a failed power button, rebooting an iOS device without working hardware buttons is a challenge, but it turns out that a few indirect tricks can work to get restart any iOS device, even if none of the physical buttons are working.

We’ll cover two quick and easy methods to reboot any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch – without having to use the hardware buttons at all. These methods rely on toggling software settings that initiate a soft reboot to the device, which means even if your physical buttons are completely malfunctioning, you can still restart a device if it’s necessary to.

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Why You Should Always Use the Free AppleCare Repair Service

Aug 6, 2014 - 11 Comments

iPhone Repair Service from Apple

From time to time, Apple will offer free out-of-warranty repair services for devices and hardware that are determined to be dysfunctional or defective. For example, many users experienced the failure of their iPhone 5 lock / power button, and Apple later determined that some of the devices manufactured were susceptive to power button failure, thus beginning the iPhone 5 Sleep / Wake Button replacement program. I sent my own iPhone 5 in for service to take advantage of that free repair, and I’m very glad I did.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Troubleshooting - 11 Comments

How to Save Pages Files as Word Document Format from a Mac

Aug 6, 2014 - 2 Comments

Saving Pages files as Word format The Microsoft Word document format is widely used in many corporate and educational environments, particularly where the Windows platform is dominant. For Mac users who work with the Pages app for word processing, a simple option to improve cross-platform document readability and compatibility is to save (or export) a Pages file as a Word .doc or .docx file. Fortunately, the Pages app makes saving as Word files very easy, and there are several compatibility choices available during the export process.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

Toggle Tab Window Navigation in Mac OS X Instantly with a Keyboard Shortcut

Aug 5, 2014 - 6 Comments

Keystroke for enabling tab key navigation in Mac OS X

Tab Navigation is a feature of OS X that allows Mac users to navigate around active windows and dialog boxes with the Tab key, rather than the cursor. It functions very similarly to how using the tab key in most web browsers and Windows will skip between onscreen elements, and it’s a handy feature for advanced users and newcomers to the Mac alike.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

iPhone 6 Launch Date: September 9

Aug 5, 2014 - 5 Comments

iPhone 6 release date

Apple will launch the iPhone 6 at an event scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, according to the consistently reliable and well sourced Re/Code (formerly WSJ’s All Things Digital), Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 5 Comments

How to Make Folders in the iCloud File Browser from OS X Mavericks

Aug 4, 2014 - 6 Comments

iCloud Though many Mac users don’t use iCloud for their primary document storage, those users who do know that the iCloud document browser found within an Open or Save dialog box window can become cluttered with files rather quickly. A simple solution is to make folders for the iCloud documents, which is easy to do but not the most obvious thing in the world.

Unlike creating a standard folder in OS X with a keyboard shortcut or Finder action, doing so in iCloud is a bit different, behaving more like making a folder in Launchpad or even iOS.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 Released

Aug 4, 2014 - 7 Comments

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 5 has been released to developers who are in the Mac Developer Program. The latest build is “recommended for all users” and focuses on bug fixes and improvements to the developer build of OS X. The build number is 14A314h.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 7 Comments

iOS 8 Beta 5 Download Now Available to Developers

Aug 4, 2014 - 5 Comments

iOS 8 Beta 5

Apple has released iOS 8 beta 5 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The latest build focuses primarily on bug fixes and improvements to iOS 8, and marches the beta release ever closer to the final public version, which is expected sometime this fall.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 5 Comments

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