New Apple TV (4th Generation) Released, Available Now

Oct 26, 2015 - 16 Comments

New Apple TV

Apple has released the new 4th generation Apple TV, an all new Apple TV that includes more powerful hardware, a touch controller, and Siri voice interaction. Content arrives to the devices from the App Store, iTunes Store, and apps that serve as everything from playable games to channels from Netflix, HBO, ESPN, PBS, YouTube, Hulu, and the like.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, News - 16 Comments

Get Android Marshmallow Wallpapers for iPhone, iPad, Mac, & PC

Oct 25, 2015 - 9 Comments

Android Marshmallow wallpapers

While Apple routinely picks great wallpapers for iOS and OS X, so does Google with Android, and the wallpapers bundled with the Android Marshmallow release look really great on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Windows too.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 9 Comments

4 New iPhone 6s Commercials Focus on Camera & Hey Siri Feature

Oct 25, 2015 - 3 Comments

iPhone 6s taking a picture

Apple is running a new series of iPhone 6s advertisements on TV, each in the same general theme of prior iPhone 6s ads with a handclapping soundtrack. The new spots focus on the devices camera, as well as the Hey Siri feature.

Two of the new ads are a bit different however and focus on actor Jamie Foxx talking to Siri on a pink gold iPhone 6s to demonstrate the Hey Siri feature, the bits seem to extend from a prior iPhone 6s commercial where Jamie Fox made a cameo.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 3 Comments

How to Connect an iPhone or iPad to a TV

Oct 24, 2015 - 5 Comments

Connect an iPhone or iPad to a TV screen with HDMI

You can easily connect any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a TV screen or even many projectors with the help of a wired connector adapter and HDMI cable. As long as the recipient TV, display, or projector has an HDMI input port, you can mirror the iPhone or iPad display directly to that screen. This is great for presentations, demonstrations, watching videos or movies, and so much more. The output video can be a maximum of 1080p HDTV resolution, and yes both video and audio are transmitted, mirrored from iOS to the TV screen.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

Mac Setup: MacBook Pro Standing Desk Workstation of a Photographer

Oct 24, 2015 - 6 Comments

Mac setup standing desk

This week we’re sharing the Mac setup of Brandon R., which is a great standing desk workstation in New York City. Let’s jump in to learn more:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 6 Comments

How to Downgrade iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2

Oct 23, 2015 - 21 Comments

Downgrade iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2

iOS 9.1 is a worthwhile update with bug fixes and new emoji for most iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users who are running iOS 9, but some users who have updated from iOS 9.0.2 to iOS 9.1 may decide they’d like to go back to the earlier version. Maybe it’s because iOS 9.0.2 has a jailbreak, maybe it’s because of some newfound issue experienced with iOS 9.1 which wasn’t there before, whatever the reason, we’ll show you how to quickly downgrade from iOS 9.1 to iOS 9.0.2.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 21 Comments

How to Search System Preferences in Mac OS X for Settings & Adjustments

Oct 23, 2015 - 2 Comments

Search System Preferences in mac OS X for a specific setting

Though many preferences and settings in OS X are easy to find, some aren’t always located in the most obvious locations within System Preferences, and it’s also just easy to forget which panel is going to adjust what you’re looking for on the Mac. Fortunately, the Mac System Preference control panel has a universal search engine built into the application, and so the next time you can’t find a specific system setting in OS X, just turn to this search feature.

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

Get Picture-in-Picture Floating Videos on Mac OS X with Helium App

Oct 22, 2015 - 16 Comments

Picture in Picture video overlay in Mac OS X

If you want to play a web based video while you work or multitask on the Mac, you’ll typically resize a small browser window and stuff it into the corner of your screen, right? Rather than do that, you can use a neat little free app called Helium, which creates a floating overlay of videos and multimedia that you can hover over anything on the OS X desktop. The floating video is actually quite similar to the great Picture-In-Picture (PIP) feature that is available for iPad with iOS 9, except of course, the PIP video in this case runs atop whatever is on your Mac and OS X desktop.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 16 Comments

Watch 12 New Apple Watch Commercials

Oct 22, 2015 - Leave a Comment

Apple Watch Commercial - Dance

Apple is airing a large variety of Apple Watch commercials, all sharing a similar theme of some sort of activity taking place while someone is wearing an Apple Watch to complete various tasks or actions.

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

Security Update 2015-007 & Others for OS X Mavericks & Yosemite Released

Oct 21, 2015 - 24 Comments

Security Updates for OS X Mavericks and Yosemite

Apple has released Security Update 2015-007 for Macs running OS X Yosemite and OS X Mavericks, Safari 9.0.1 for OS X Mavericks and Yosemite, alongside a Mac EFI Security Update for some specific Macs. The security updates are recommended for Mac users to install, particularly if they’re not yet updating to OS X El Capitan.

OS X El Capitan users will find the OS X 10.11.1 update contains the same security fixes, and thus does not require a separate security update.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 24 Comments

OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Update for Mac Available with Bug Fixes

Oct 21, 2015 - 109 Comments

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1

Apple has released the final version of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 to Mac users. The update includes a variety of important bug fixes, including resolutions to issues found with the original El Capitan installer, compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016, resolutions to various Mail issues, and the inclusion of over 150 new Emoji character icons, like a burrito, a taco, a middle finger gesture, and a unicorn head.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 109 Comments

iOS 9.1 Update for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch Released with New Emoji & Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Oct 21, 2015 - 20 Comments

iOS 9.1 Update available now

The final build of iOS 9.1 is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. The update arrives as build 13b143 and includes various bug fixes and improvements to the software, along with over a hundred new Emoji character icons.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 20 Comments

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