Apple Watch Release Set for April

Jan 28, 2015 - 11 Comments

The Apple Watch lineup

The Apple Watch will start shipping to customers in April, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. Though Apple Watch has always been said to launch sometime in “early 2015″, this is the first mention of a specific release month when the device will become available.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 11 Comments

Security Update 2015-001 & Safari 7.1.3 Released for OS X Mavericks & Mountain Lion

Jan 27, 2015 - 14 Comments

OS X Mavericks

Apple has released important security updates for Mac users who are continuing to run OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) and OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5). The updates are versioned as “Security Update 2015-001″ for both system software versions and are recommended for all Mac users running prior releases of OS X. Additionally, new versions of Safari are available versioned as Safari 7.1.3, which includes bug resolutions, stability improvements, and security fixes, the Safari updates are also available for both OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion.

These software updates arrive separately from OS X 10.10.2 update for Mac Yosemite users but do include some of the same security updates.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 14 Comments

iOS 8.1.3 Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Jan 27, 2015 - 23 Comments

iOS 8.1.3 Update

Apple has released iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The minor point release primarily focuses on bug fixes, but is also said to increase general stability of iOS as well. All eligible devices running prior versions of iOS 8 are recommended to install iOS 8.1.3.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 23 Comments

OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite Released for Mac with Bug Fixes & Wi-Fi Fix

Jan 27, 2015 - 91 Comments

OS X 10.10.2 Update for Yosemite

Apple has released the OS X 10.10.2 software update to all Mac users running OS X Yosemite. The OS X 10.10.2 update focuses on bug fixes and security updates, and is said to help resolve some of the persistent wi-fi problems that have negatively impacted some Mac users running the newest versions of OS X Yosemite.

Apple recommends that all Mac users actively running OS X Yosemite install the update to improve the stability and security of OS X.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 91 Comments

How to Save Photos from Messages in Mac OS X Quickly with Drag & Drop

Jan 26, 2015 - 4 Comments

Mac Messages icon Many Mac users rely on the Messages app to converse back and forth with other Mac and iPhone owners, but unlike saving a picture or image from a message in the iOS side of things, OS X Messages app does not offer a share sheet download option or menu for saving specific photos and media sent back and forth. That’s because the Messages app in Mac OS X offers perhaps an even easier and faster way to save images from your message conversations, using a simple drag and drop trick.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

Need to Download Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Leopard? ADC Has It

Jan 26, 2015 - 23 Comments

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is available to download from Apple

Mac users who have older hardware laying around which are unable to run modern versions of OS X may be relieved to discover that Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6) and Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) are available to download directly from Apple. These versions of Mac OS X are over half a decade outdated and are now unsupported, making them appropriate for advanced users and those who require specific legacy software support within a virtual environment or on appropriately aged Mac hardware.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 23 Comments

How to Hide the Safari Favorite Bookmark Menu URL Dropdown in OS X Yosemite

Jan 25, 2015 - 8 Comments

Hide the bookmark icon dropdown menu thing when clicking on a URL in Safari

Mac Safari users in the latest versions of OS X have discovered that when the URL bar is clicked in Safari, a panel of bookmark icons and Favorites appears. This is a lot like how Safari iOS works, and these icons can be clicked to visit sites quickly, or moved, removed, and rearranged as desired. But some Mac users may wish to not see the bookmark favorites icon drop down menu thing at all, and would rather just be able to click into the URL bar of Safari and enter a site address or search term without the popup.

If the bookmarks dropdown menu bothers you, you can quickly turn it off in Safari settings, though the preference isn’t necessarily named something you would expect:

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

Mac Setup: Personal Workstation of a Pro Audio Designer

Jan 25, 2015 - 25 Comments

Pro Audio Designer Mac Setup

It’s time for another featured Mac setup! We’re going to share the great personal studio workstation of Nick J., a professional Audio Designer.

Let’s dive right in and learn more about the hardware and software used with this setup:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 25 Comments

Workaround for Local Network Discovery Failures & Problems Connecting to Servers in OS X

Jan 24, 2015 - 19 Comments

Workaround for failed local network discovery or connection problems

Local networking usually works flawlessly on Macs, which is why some of the most aggravating issues that a select group of users may experience with OS X Yosemite pertain to network connections. Some of these may relate to broader connection and wi-fi functionality problems, and others which can effect general LAN networking functions and the ability to discover and connect to another local Mac, or transfer files on a local network of other AFP Macs or even broader SMB machines. The latter LAN discovery and connectivity issues are what we’re going to focus on addressing here.

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Found Someones iPhone? Help Return a Lost iPhone to the Owner with Siri

Jan 23, 2015 - 46 Comments

ask-siri-whos-iphone-is-this-identify-lost-iphone-owner

Losing an iPhone is a terrible feeling, so if you ever happen to be in the position of finding a random iPhone somewhere, maybe in a coffee shop or on the street, you should always do the right thing and try to return it to the proper owner. Of course that’s sometimes easier said than done, but everyones favorite virtual assistant Siri can make the job significantly easier by helping to locate the devices owner.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 46 Comments

Move or Remove Icons from Safari Bookmarks Menu in OS X Yosemite

Jan 23, 2015 - 10 Comments

Safari bookmark menu in OS X

When you click into the URL bar of Safari in OS X Yosemite, a panel menu of website bookmark icons appears directly under the address bar. This can offer a quick way to access web bookmarks in Safari from a Mac, but it’s fairly likely you’ll discover a few bookmarks in the icon view that you don’t really want showing in the bookmark list.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 10 Comments

A Gesture Trick for Marking eMail as Unread Instantly in iPhone Mail App

Jan 22, 2015 - 9 Comments

Mail icon for iOS Have you ever needed to mark an email as unread after opening it on your iOS device? Of course you have, whether to serve as a reminder to yourself later, or to undo an accidental mark as read. Typically on the iPhone and iPad iOS Mail apps, most people use the Flag menu method to manually select “Mark as Unread” on a message, but the newest versions of Mail app support an ultra-fast gesture that will quickly mark any email as unread without having to even open the mail message. This works remarkably well on the iPhone Mail app in particular.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

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