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Advanced Mac OS X Diagnostics & Troubleshooting with sysdiagnose

Jul 29, 2014 - Leave a Comment
sysdiagnose advanced Mac diagnostics in OS X

Mac users who are dealing with particularly complex or troublesome issues with OS X can turn to an advanced diagnostics tool available from the command line in Mac OS X. The tool, called sysdiagnose, offers detailed technical analysis and reports of a huge variety of components of OS X and the Mac hardware, making it … Read More

Retina MacBook Pro Models Updated with Faster CPU and More RAM

Jul 29, 2014 - Leave a Comment
all new MacBook Pro with retina display

Apple has updated the entire Retina MacBook Pro lineup with spec bumps, including faster processors and more RAM as standard options. 8GB of RAM is now standard for all 13″ Retina MacBook Pro models, which come with dual-core i5 CPU’s starting at 2.6 GHz, while 16GB of RAM is now standard for the Retina 15″ … Read More

Don’t Like Something in OS X Yosemite? Let Apple Know with Feedback Assistant

Jul 28, 2014 - 19 Comments
OS X Yosemite logo

Now that OS X Yosemite is in open public beta and generating considerable interest from Mac users, a fair amount of complaints or frustrations have surfaced both in our comments and around the web on forums. Whether it’s a pestering bug, a beloved feature that has gone missing or that was tweaked in Yosemite, something … Read More

Where Mac System Icons & Default Icons Are Located in OS X

Jul 27, 2014 - 9 Comments
Mac OS X system icons

The system icons of Mac OS X decorate nearly everything found within the Finder and desktop, ranging from default folder icons, to the default icons of hard disks, network machines, even the Finder sidebar items, and some toggles found throughout OS X. If you’ve ever wanted to access the full size original resources for these … Read More

How to Make a Bootable OS X Yosemite Beta USB Install Drive

Jul 25, 2014 - 13 Comments
OS X Yosemite Installer USB Drive

Now that the OS X Yosemite Beta is available to the public (you can still sign up and download it if you’re interested in running the beta release on your Mac), you might be wanting to make a bootable installer drive out of an external USB flash disk to make installation easier. Sure, you can … Read More

Troubleshooting OS X Yosemite Beta 1 Download Errors & Problems

Jul 24, 2014 - 39 Comments
Failed to download Yosemite error message

With the OS X Yosemite public beta now available to download, some users are experiencing a handful of issues when trying to actually download and install the release.

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Now Available to Download

Jul 24, 2014 - 8 Comments
OS X Yosemite Public Beta

As expected, Apple has released the first version of OS X Yosemite Public Beta. Individuals who signed up to be a part of the public beta program for OS X 10.10 are now able to download the first Public Beta build, which is essentially the same version as the recently seeded OS X Yosemite Developer … Read More

OS X Yosemite Public Beta Release is Tomorrow, Here’s How to Prepare

Jul 23, 2014 - 5 Comments
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Tomorrow, Apple will release the first Public Beta version of OS X Yosemite to Mac users who have registered with the open beta program. The first public beta build of OS X 10.10 will apparently be the same as Yosemite Developer Preview 4, and is aimed at soliciting feedback from non-developer Mac users, according to … Read More

OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4 & iTunes 12 Beta Released for Dev Download

Jul 21, 2014 - 7 Comments
OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 4

Mac developers running OS X Yosemite will find Developer Preview 4 1.0 is now available to download from the Mac App Store. Additionally, the first beta release of iTunes 12.0 has been made available for developers, and an update to OS X Yosemite Recovery should also be installed. Each of these beta releases are intended … Read More

Run QuickTime Player 7 in OS X Yosemite & Mavericks

Jul 20, 2014 - 8 Comments
QuickTime Player 7 in Mac OS X

QuickTime Player, the video player and editing tool bundled with the Mac for ages, received a fairly major overhaul when it turned into QuickTime Player X. While it became free and lost the need to upgrade to a Pro version, it also lost out on a lot of really nice professional features that QuickTime Player … Read More

Remove User Names from Login Window for Added Security in OS X

Jul 17, 2014 - 7 Comments
Display login name as password and username field in Mac OS X

The login screen of OS X defaults to showing the account pictures and user names of all accounts on the given Mac. This is undoubtedly convenient for most users as it makes logging into accounts much faster, but for situations where a Mac requires higher security, users may wish to hide user account names from … Read More

How to Open a .Pages Format File in Windows & Microsoft Word

Jul 16, 2014 - 8 Comments
Windows

The Pages app is the Mac word processor similar to Microsoft Word on the Windows side of things, and by default any Pages document is saved as a Pages format file with with a “.pages” file extension. Typically that’s invisible to Mac users, but if you send a Pages file to someone on a Windows … Read More

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