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How to Disable System Integrity Protection (rootless) in OS X El Capitan

Oct 5, 2015 - 20 Comments
Enable or Disable System Integrity Protection Rootless in Mac OS X

Apple has enabled a new default security oriented featured called System Integrity Protection, often called rootless, in OS X 10.11 onward. The rootless feature is aimed at preventing Mac OS X compromise by malicious code, whether intentionally or accidentally, and essentially what SIP does is lock down specific system level locations in the file system … Read More

5 Great New Spotlight Search Tricks in OS X El Capitan

Oct 3, 2015 - 29 Comments
Spotlight icon

Spotlight search has long been one of the greatest features on the Mac (and iOS for that matter), and now with OS X El Capitan the near instant search engine that spans Apple platforms has some new capabilities that make it even more powerful and worthwhile. From being able to find vaguely referenced recent documents, … Read More

How to Hide OS X El Capitan from Mac App Store

Oct 2, 2015 - 28 Comments
The OS X El Capitan Installer

Not all Mac users want to update to OS X El Capitan, and if you’re in the group who wants to stay put with OS X Mavericks, Yosemite*, Mountain Lion, or even Snow Leopard on their Mac, that’s perfectly OK*, you probably have a reason to stay with the earlier Mac OS X releases. But, … Read More

How to Clean Install OS X El Capitan on a Mac

Oct 1, 2015 - 28 Comments
How to Clean Install OS X El Capitan on a Mac

Some Mac users may like to perform what is known as a clean install with OS X El Capitan. Basically, a clean install involves erasing the Mac drive and starting fresh with a new installation of OS X 10.11, and users who opt for clean installs usually rely on their own personal backups to restore … Read More

How to Use Split View in Full Screen with OS X El Capitan

Oct 1, 2015 - 17 Comments
Click and hold the green button

Split View is a new feature in OS X El Capitan which allows you to take two apps into full screen together, placing them split side-by-side. For example, you could take a Safari window into full screen mode and then split the fullscreen with another app, like Pages. Split View sizes the windows automatically for … Read More

Safari 9 for OS X Yosemite & OS X Mavericks Released

Sep 30, 2015 - 11 Comments

Apple has released Safari 9 for Mac users running OS X Yosemite and OS X Mavericks. The release adds some of the newer features borrowed from the El Capitan version of the web browser to Safari running on prior releases of Mac OS. Perhaps the most notable feature added in Safari 9 is the ability … Read More

How to Create a OS X El Capitan Boot Installer USB Flash Drive

Sep 30, 2015 - 40 Comments
Make a bootable OS X El Capitan install drive

Many Mac users like to make a bootable installer drive for installing OS X El Capitan, whether for performing a clean install, or for making it easier to install OS X 10.11 onto multiple Macs. We will walk through creating a bootable install flash drive from OS X El Capitan with the final public version.

OS X El Capitan Available to Download Now for All Mac Users

Sep 30, 2015 - 47 Comments
OS X El Capitan now available to download

Apple has released OS X El Capitan as a free update to all Mac users. The new version of system software is officially versioned as OS X 10.11, and the final build number is 15A284. Users can start the download now from the App Store using the direct link below. OS X El Capitan brings … Read More

6 Steps to Prepare a Mac for the OS X El Capitan Update

Sep 29, 2015 - 47 Comments
Preparing for OS X El Capitan

Mac users have the chance to update to OS X El Capitan 10.11 as a free download, but before jumping into the installation process to update your Mac to the latest OS X release, it’s a good idea to run through a few basic preparations.

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Sep 29, 2015 - 1 Comment
OS X El Capitan 10.11.1

Apple has released the second beta version of OS X 10.11.1 for those participating in the Mac beta testing programs. OS X 10.11.1 beta 2 arrives as build 15B22c, just a day before the final version of OS X 10.11 will be released to the general public, which is now available as a free download.

OS X 10.11.1 Public Beta 1 Released for Mac

Sep 21, 2015 - 10 Comments
OS X El Capitan 10.11.1

Apple has released the first Public Beta build of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 for Mac users enrolled in the OS X Public Beta testing program. The first public beta arrives about a week after the first developer beta of 10.11.1 was released, but the builds appear to be the same 15B17c.

How to Install iOS 9 on iPhone or iPad Manually with Firmware in iTunes

Sep 19, 2015 - 18 Comments

If you have decided you’d like to update an iPhone or iPad to iOS 9, you can install iOS 9.0.1 manually using firmware and iTunes. The manual firmware method is more advanced, making it perhaps best for specific reasons, like to resolve the frustratingly unresponsive “Slide to Upgrade” screen, to fix the Software Update Failed … Read More

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