How to Stop WhatsApp Saving Pictures & Video to iPhone Automatically

Jul 23, 2015 - 1 Comment

WhatsApp icon

The popular messaging app WhatsApp has a default media saving setting which will automatically download and save every received picture and video to the iPhone Photos apps Camera Roll. While some users may like this feature, others may wish to change the auto-saving media behavior so that images and movies sent and received in WhatsApp are not automatically saved to their iPhones.

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

iOS 9 Public Beta 2 Released for Testing

Jul 22, 2015 - 6 Comments

iOS 9 compatible devices

Apple has released iOS 9 Public Beta 2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users choosing to participate in the beta testing program for iOS. The new build arrives as 13A4305g, meaning it matches the 4th developer beta which was recently pushed out as well.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 6 Comments

OS X El Capitan Public Beta 2 Released for Testing

Jul 22, 2015 - 25 Comments


Apple has released the second Public Beta version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users participating in the testing program. The version closely matches the 4th developer beta, arriving as build 15A225f, and should offer notable bug fixes along with improvements to stability and performance compared to the first public beta release of El Capitan.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 25 Comments

Download Civilization V for Mac for Free, No Strings Attached

Jul 22, 2015 - 27 Comments

Civilization V for Mac, for free, yes really

Want to download Civilization V for Mac, entirely for free? For a limited time, you can get Civilization V: Campaign Edition for OS X entirely for free with basically no strings attached, thanks to a giveaway sponsored by game-maker Aspyr and MacRumors.

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By Paul Horowitz - Games, Mac OS X - 27 Comments

OS X El Capitan 10.11 Beta 4 Released

Jul 21, 2015 - 9 Comments

OS X El Capitan

Apple has released new beta versions of OS X 10.11 El Capitan for Mac users. The fourth developer beta arrives as build 15A226f and marches the operating system ever closer to a stable release later in the year.

At the moment, the latest OS X 10.11 beta is only available to users in the Mac Developer program, but typically the developer beta releases roll out to Public Beta users soon afterwards.
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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 9 Comments

iOS 9 Beta 4 and WatchOS 2 Beta 4 Released for Testing

Jul 21, 2015 - Leave a Comment

iOS 9

The fourth beta version of iOS 9 has been released by Apple, alongside a new beta build of WatchOS 2. The new iOS 9 build arrives as 13A4305g and runs on all supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch hardware.

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

13 Force Touch Trackpad Tricks & Shortcuts for Mac

Jul 20, 2015 - 7 Comments

Force Touch trackpad tricks

The new Force Touch trackpads available for some Macs are really quite impressive. By using a haptic feedback mechanism and a tiny little speaker, the pressure-sensitive trackpad mimics a click with multiple layers of depth by pushing feedback into your finger – the trackpad itself does not move or click down like the prior generation trackpad surfaces. It’s one of those features that’s very hard to describe and much better experienced, and as Force Touch becomes the new norm for Apple touch surfaces on future Macs, Magic Trackpad, Apple Watch, and iPhone, the feature will surely further evolve and improve to do some pretty neat things.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 7 Comments

Not Happy with OS X El Capitan? How to Send Feedback to Apple

Jul 20, 2015 - 11 Comments

Give feedback about OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan (10.11) is part of an open Public Beta, which means that any user can opt-in to install and run the beta version of the future OS X system software on their Mac. This is a chance for Mac users to help shape the future of OS X, and a great way to do that is by sending feedback directly to Apple through the built-in reporting mechanisms.

Of course, this is a beta, so not everything is smooth sailing, and if you’re running OS X El Capitan and you discover something you either don’t like, a persistent crash, a bug, or some other problem, you should let Apple know by using the built-in reporting tools too.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Troubleshooting - 11 Comments

Mac Setup: DJ & Music Producer Workstation with Dual iMacs

Jul 19, 2015 - 5 Comments

Full Mac setup of a professional DJ and Music Producer

This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from Pat B., a professional DJ and music producer in Belgium who has a workstation that not only looks great, but it’s full of great hardware as well. Let’s jump to it and learn a bit more about this Mac setup:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 5 Comments

Change the Mac System Font to the OS X El Capitan Font in OS X Yosemite

Jul 18, 2015 - 27 Comments

The El Capitan System Font in OS X Yosemite

When the San Francisco type face first debuted it was made for the Apple Watch, but some enterprising Mac users modified the San Francisco font to run in OS X Yosemite anyway. Fast forward to now, and the San Francisco font has been revised by Apple to be a bit more readable for the Mac desktop and iOS devices, as it will soon replace Helvetica Neue as the default system font in iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. That font has been released for specific use by Apple (available here), but if you’re currently running OS X Yosemite, you can use a copy of the modified version of the El Capitan system font right now.

To be perfectly clear, the OS X El Capitan San Francisco system font is different from the Apple Watch variant of San Francisco, which has since been renamed to San Francisco Compact, intended for watchOS. In other words, if you installed the Apple Watch font onto your Mac, it’s not quite the same as the one mentioned here.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize, Mac OS X - 27 Comments

Siri Can Call Emergency Services For You with iPhone if Need Be

Jul 17, 2015 - 13 Comments

Siri can call Emergency Services with an iPhone

Obviously nobody wants to be in an emergency situation, but if the need ever arises, Siri can come to your aid with a quick ability to dial the local emergency service line, and it works practically wherever you are in the world with the iPhone so long as it has a cellular connection.

There’s not much to this trick, it’s just knowing one of the proper phrases to say to initiate the emergency call. And yes, it works with the hands-free ‘Hey Siri’ command, so this could even work if you weren’t able to reach the iPhone but it was plugged in with that hands-free feature enabled.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 13 Comments

How to Delete Old iCloud Backups on iPhone & iPad

Jul 16, 2015 - 12 Comments

iCloud Backing up a device to iCloud is highly recommended, but sometimes users get a new iPhone or iPad and they have old backups laying around in their iCloud account, which may not do much and just end up taking space. Assuming you have no use for the old backups anymore, you can easily delete them from iCloud and free up some iCloud space this way.

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

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