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How To Hide Apple Music in iTunes & iOS, If You Don’t Use It

Jul 31, 2015 - Leave a Comment
Apple Music

If you’re not using Apple Music or listening to the subscription service, with no plans to pay for it after the free trial period, you can choose to hide Apple Music from iTunes on a Mac and from the Music app on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Hiding Apple Music is perhaps most useful … Read More

OS X 10.10.5 Beta 2 Available for Developers

Jul 31, 2015 - 9 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Mac developers choosing to run OS X Yosemite will find OS X 10.10.5 beta 2 available to download. The new build arrives as 14F19a and appears to focus primarily on bug fixes and improvements to the Mac operating system.

Release & Renew DHCP from the Command Line with ipconfig

Jul 30, 2015 - 3 Comments
Terminal in OS X

If you need to release and renew DHCP from the command line on a Mac, the helpful ipconfig utility is able to do so quickly. Do keep in mind that for most OS X users, renewing a DHCP lease from the Mac System Preferences is the best approach because it’s user friendly and just as … Read More

OS X El Capitan Public Beta 3 Available Now

Jul 29, 2015 - 24 Comments
el capitan public beta

Mac users participating in the OS X El Capitan Public Beta program will find the third beta version available to download. The new release appears to match the recent 5th developer beta of OS X 10.11, arriving as build 15A235e.

Where to Set Environment Variables in Mac OS X

Jul 28, 2015 - 7 Comments
Terminal in OS X

At the command line, environmental variables are defined for the current shell and become inherited by any running command or process. They can determine anything from the default shell, the PATH, the users home directory, to the terminal emulation type, current working directory, where a history file is located, language and localization settings, and going … Read More

How to Delete Old Backups from Time Machine on Mac

Jul 27, 2015 - 14 Comments
Time Machine in Mac OS X

If you use Time Machine to backup a Mac to an external drive, you may decide to manually delete old backups that are no longer needed. Yes, Time Machine does it’s own housekeeping, but sometimes users need to manually intervene. This can be for a variety of reasons, whether for simple removal of old backups, … Read More

How to Find Wi-Fi Network Passwords from Command Line on Mac

Jul 24, 2015 - 8 Comments
Terminal in OS X

Given the complexity of some wi-fi network passwords combined with the general infrequency of entering them and that they’re typically saved on use, it’s not terribly unusual to forget what a specific routers wireless password is. Fortunately, if you’re on a Mac, there are a few ways to go about finding those lost or forgotten … Read More

Apple Back To School Promo for 2015: Free Beats Solo2 Headphones with Purchase of a Mac

Jul 23, 2015 - 10 Comments
Retina MacBook Pro

Apple has started their annual Back To School promotional deal for students and educators looking to purchase a Mac. This year, eligible buyers are able to get a free pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones, valued at $199, with the order of a qualifying Mac.

OS X El Capitan Public Beta 2 Released for Testing

Jul 22, 2015 - 23 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the second Public Beta version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users participating in the testing program. The version closely matches the 4th developer beta, arriving as build 15A225f, and should offer notable bug fixes along with improvements to stability and performance compared to the first public beta release of El … Read More

Download Civilization V for Mac for Free, No Strings Attached

Jul 22, 2015 - 27 Comments
Civilization V mac screen shot

Want to download Civilization V for Mac, entirely for free? For a limited time, you can get Civilization V: Campaign Edition for OS X entirely for free with basically no strings attached, thanks to a giveaway sponsored by game-maker Aspyr and MacRumors.

OS X El Capitan 10.11 Beta 4 Released

Jul 21, 2015 - 9 Comments
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Apple has released new beta versions of OS X 10.11 El Capitan for Mac users. The fourth developer beta arrives as build 15A226f and marches the operating system ever closer to a stable release later in the year. At the moment, the latest OS X 10.11 beta is only available to users in the Mac … Read More

Not Happy with OS X El Capitan? How to Send Feedback to Apple

Jul 20, 2015 - 11 Comments
Send Feedback to Apple about OS X Yosemite

OS X El Capitan (10.11) is part of an open Public Beta, which means that any user can opt-in to install and run the beta version of the future OS X system software on their Mac. This is a chance for Mac users to help shape the future of OS X, and a great way … Read More

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