MacOS High Sierra Compatible Macs List

Jun 6, 2017 - 24 Comments

MacOS High Sierra supported hardware list of compatible Macs

Apple will launch macOS High Sierra, versioned as MacOS 10.13, later in the year. With a variety of new features and enhancements to the Mac operating system on the way, you’re likely wondering if your Mac or perhaps other Mac models will be supported by the latest operating system.

The good news is that macOS High Sierra is a widely compatible system software update for Mac.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 24 Comments

iOS 11 Compatible Devices List

Jun 6, 2017 - 7 Comments

iOS 11 supported devices list

Are you wondering which devices will support iOS 11? While iOS 11 includes a variety of new features and refinements to the Apple operating system, only certain model iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices will support the iOS 11 release.

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

Download iOS 11 Beta 1, macOS 10.13 Beta 1 Now Available

Jun 5, 2017 - 8 Comments

Downloads of beta 1 for macOS High Sierra and iOS 11

Apple unveiled iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra 10.13 at WWDC, and while the final versions will not be available until the fall, users who are enrolled in the developer beta testing program can download the first beta releases now.

The first beta builds give developers an early look at some of the new features announced for the upcoming system software versions for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 8 Comments

All New iMac Pro, iPad Pro 10.5″, HomePod Debuts Along with Updated iMac & MacBook Pro

Jun 5, 2017 - 6 Comments

Updated hardware

Apple announced a variety of hardware updates at the annual WWDC event, including an updated iMac, the all new iMac Pro, an updated MacBook and MacBook Pro, the all new iPad Pro 10.5″, and the new HomePod Siri speaker system.

Below we’ll briefly review the spec bumped updates and new products, each announced at WWDC alongside the next generation system software of macOS High Sierra and iOS 11.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 6 Comments

iOS 11 Release Date Set for Fall

Jun 5, 2017 - 7 Comments

iOS 11

Apple has announced iOS 11, the next major operating system for iPhone and iPad. The new system software update includes a wide variety of refinements and various new features. There’s no wildly new adjustments or changes, making iOS 11 largely familiar to users of prior iOS versions.

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

MacOS 10.13 High Sierra Release Date Set for Fall

Jun 5, 2017 - 12 Comments

MacOS High Sierra

Apple has announced the next Mac OS system software release, which will be named macOS High Sierra and versioned as 10.13.

The upcoming Mac system software version includes various new features and updates to the Mac operating system, including an all new file system, enhancements to Safari, Photos, and Mail app, and include various under the hood updates as well.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 12 Comments

How to Check If iPhone You’re Buying is Stolen or Not

Jun 3, 2017 - 23 Comments

How to check if iPhone is stolen or lost

Do not buy used iPhone or phone without doing this first! For anyone shopping for a used iPhone or Android phone, your top priority should be to check to find out if the iPhone or phone has been stolen or reported as lost.

The reason is simple; a stolen iPhone or phone that has been reported as lost may not work at all if the cellular carrier has blocked the device from accessing a wireless network, this essentially means that buying a stolen iPhone or phone could be a waste of the money (not to mention engaging in the trade of stolen goods).

The good news is the CTIA, which represents the US wireless communications industry, has setup a super easy to use website that allows you to easily check to find out if any iPhone or any smart phone has been stolen or reported as lost.

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How to Exit the MAN Command and Quit Man Pages Properly

Jun 2, 2017 - 7 Comments

How to exit MAN command

The “man” command is short for manual, and with it you can summon detailed manual page and information on nearly any other command or command line utility that is available, including using an extensive man document search to find related manual pages. While man pages are frequently used and referenced, many users don’t know how to properly exit our quit out of the man command. That may sound a little silly or newbie-ish, but even longtime unix users may not know how to quit out of man (let alone quitting VIM for that matter – both are more common than you’d think).

We get this question often, and not to worry; exiting the man command is extremely easy and it’s universal, meaning you can quit man the same on any unix OS that includes the feature, whether that is Mac OS, Mac OS X, linux, BSD, or otherwise.

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By Paul Horowitz - Command Line, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

Show the Original Item from an Alias in Mac OS

Jun 1, 2017 - 3 Comments

Finding original items by alias on Mac

Using Mac aliases as a shortcut for launching apps, files, and folders is a great trick for Mac users, particularly when you’re using a series of aliases for otherwise deeply buried items in the Finder file system.

But what if you made an alias of something and you now want to access the original item for whatever reason? The Mac offers a very fast way to find the source of the alias, allowing you to quickly show the original app, file, or folder that an alias is referencing.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

How to Add a Word or Spelling to Spellcheck on Mac

May 31, 2017 - 8 Comments

How to learn new spelling of a word on Mac spellcheck

Did you know you can easily add new words to spellcheck in Mac OS? By adding a new word, the spellcheck engine in Mac OS will stop flagging that word as a typo or spelling error, which is often shown as a red underline under the word. This is helpful for new words not actively in a dictionary, business names, general names, words from foreign languages, and even alternative spellings of words that are for whatever reason not identified by spellcheck in Mac OS. You can add or learn any new word you want to be approved by spell check this way.

We’ll show you how to easily add and learn a new word to spellcheck on the Mac.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 8 Comments

7 of the Biggest Mac Annoyances & How to Fix Them

May 30, 2017 - 73 Comments

Fixing some frustrations on the Mac

The Mac is a fantastic platform that is intuitive, user friendly, easy to use, powerful, and comparatively free of problems and nuisances. But that’s not to say that Mac OS doesn’t have some frustrating aspects or features too. This post aims to address some of the bigger annoyances that may be encountered on a Mac, with easy solutions on how to adjust them and fix the perceived hassle.

We’re covering some common complaints with mysterious gestures, nagging alerts, sound effects, eye candy which can be visually challenging, unexpected click behavior, constant password entry, and more.

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Beta 2 of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2, watchOS 3.2.3 Released

May 30, 2017 - 1 Comment

MacOS Beta and iOS Beta

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, tvOS 10.2.2 , and watchOS 3.2.3 to users participating in the Apple system software testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

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