How to Select an iPhone or iPad in iTunes 12.4

May 17, 2016 - 21 Comments

How to select an iPhone or iPad in iTunes

The latest version of iTunes has re-added the sidebar and made some other user interface changes designed to make using the app a bit easier to navigate. Most of the changes are welcome to iTunes, but one of the more unnecessarily difficult tasks remains selecting an iOS device in the iTunes app itself.

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OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan Update Available for Mac

May 16, 2016 - 88 Comments

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Update

Apple has released OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 for Mac users, the update includes bug fixes and improvements to the Mac operating system and is recommended for all users running a prior version of El Capitan.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 88 Comments

iOS 9.3.2 Update Available Now [IPSW Download Links]

May 16, 2016 - 18 Comments

iOS 9.3.2 update

Apple has released the final version of iOS 9.3.2 to users with compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The point release includes bug fixes and minor feature enhancements, and is recommended to install for users running a prior 9.0 release of iOS system software.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 18 Comments

WatchOS 2.2.1, tvOS 9.2.1, & iTunes 12.4 Updates Available

May 16, 2016 - 5 Comments

iTunes, Apple Watch, Apple TV

Apple has released tvOS 9.2.1 for the Apple TV 4th generation, and WatchOS 2.2.1 for Apple Watch. Both releases include bug fixes and minor feature enhancements and are recommended for the respective devices.

Additionally, Apple has released iTunes 12.4, which includes minor interface changes including a sidebar, and some other bug fixes to the media and iOS device management app.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, Apple Watch, iTunes, News - 5 Comments

Get Active Flight Information on Mac OS X from Nearly Anywhere, Instantly

May 15, 2016 - 7 Comments

Flight information pops up  on Mac to display the flight details

One of the most useful features of Mac OS X is the feature called data detectors, which allow users to highlight text and words to then get instant dictionary definitions, details about movies and other media, and, as we’ll show you here, you can even get data about airplane flights that are coming and going.

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

Fixing Wi-Fi “Connection Timeout Occurred” Errors on Mac OS X

May 14, 2016 - 17 Comments

How to fix for Mac connection timeout error occurred

Connecting to wireless networks is pretty much mandatory these days, particularly now that most Macs only have wi-fi cards and no built-in ethernet, and so it can be incredibly frustrating to be unable to join a wi-fi network. Typically when you can’t connect to a particular wi-fi router on a Mac, you’ll see the error message “A connection timeout occurred” or “Failed to join network – a connection timeout occurred” either when trying to join a network or when the Mac is attempting to auto-join a wifi router and it fails.

If you see that error message, you should be able to resolve the connection timeout issue by following the steps outlined below.

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See How Long You Have Been Actively Using a Mac with Aware

May 13, 2016 - 7 Comments

See how long actively using a Mac

Since many of us spend significant portions of the day sitting at a desk and working on a Mac, it can be nice to know for just how long you have been working at the computer for. Sure you can keep track of this yourself by watching the clock or using a stopwatch, and there are even a variety of apps that monitor your computing usage, but another option arrives in a lighter form called Aware.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X - 7 Comments

iPhone Not Sending Text Messages? Here’s How to Fix SMS

May 12, 2016 - 12 Comments

Fix iPhone not sending text messages

When an iPhone user sends a text message to a non-iPhone user like an Android phone, the message is sent through SMS, as is indicated by a green message bubble. Sending text messages by SMS is also the fallback when an iMessage doesn’t send for whatever reason. Typically transmitting an SMS text message is very reliable, but sometimes an iPhone won’t send a text message, and in such a situation you’ll likely want to troubleshoot the problem.

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Disabling Safari Suggestions in iOS

May 12, 2016 - 4 Comments

Safari Auto Suggestions in iOS can be disabled

When typing something into the search bar of Safari on the iPhone and iPad, you’ll see a list of suggestions popup underneath the address bar, offering completions, related searches, and something called Safari Suggestions. Sometimes these are really helpful as they can help search and access things on the web quicker, but sometimes the suggestions are way off, unrelated, or worse. iOS makes it easy to adjust whether or not you see those suggestions however, and we’ll show you how to turn off the Safari suggestions in iOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Save Webpages to iBooks as PDF on iPhone & iPad for Offline Access

May 11, 2016 - 5 Comments

iBooks in iOS You can easily save any webpage to iBooks as a PDF file for later reading on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch by using a new feature built into the action sheet of iOS. This ability will create a PDF of the active web page and store it in iBooks in iOS, available for quick later access or offline viewing.

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

How to Show Tabs Playing Audio in Safari for Mac

May 11, 2016 - 3 Comments

Show tabs playing sound in Safari on Mac

Have you ever restored the Safari browser only to have dozens of tabs and browser windows open, one or several of which are playing audio, and you then need to hunt down which browser tab is playing sound? This scenario happens fairly often to those of us who spend a lot of time in web browsers. Rather than mute all tabs in Safari until you figure out which is the loud culprit, there’s a way to see exactly what Safari browser tabs are playing audio or sound in Mac OS X.

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

How to Recover Deleted Notes on iPhone & iPad

May 10, 2016 - 10 Comments

How to restore and recover deleted notes in iOS

The Notes app in iOS is widely used by many users for many purposes, whether for keeping a shopping list, password locked personal notes and data, a diary, sketches and drawings, checklists, or whatever else you may want to keep handy on an iPhone or iPad. Because much of the Notes data is personal, if you accidentally delete a note or two it can be a stressful experience and you’d understandably like to recover from inadvertently removing an important note.

Not to worry though, the latest versions of the Notes app allow for an undelete process, allowing users to restore deleted notes to their iOS device, assuming they act within a reasonable time frame.
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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

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