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How to Downgrade OS X Yosemite Back to OS X Mavericks

Oct 22, 2014 - 40 Comments
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For Mac users who have updated to OS X Yosemite and found it to be unbearable for whatever reason, you’ll be pleased to discover that downgrading back to OS X Mavericks may be a possibility for you. This is not specifically recommended, but if you’re absolutely set on reverting from Yosemite to the prior version … Read More

How to Install Java in OS X Yosemite

Oct 21, 2014 - 29 Comments
Java SE 7u7

Mac users who require Java and who have installed OS X Yosemite may have discovered that a prior version of Java is no longer functioning under OS X 10.10, and that older installers don’t work to install Java in Yosemite. Additionally, a fresh install of Yosemite does not include Java at all. If your Mac … Read More

How to Show the Full Website URL in Safari for OS X Yosemite

Oct 20, 2014 - 21 Comments
Show full website URL in Safari for OS X

The newest version of Safari in OS X Yosemite defaults to only displaying the domain name of the website you are visiting, rather than the complete URL that many users have long been accustomed to seeing. Some users won’t notice the change, but for many of us, this is unnecessary and annoying as it hides … Read More

How to Clean Install OS X Yosemite

Oct 18, 2014 - 53 Comments
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Most Mac users who are upgrading to OS X Yosemite should go through the standard process via the Mac App Store and start the installation from there, it’s by far the easiest approach and it generally goes flawlessly. Some users like to perform what is known as a clean installation of Mac OS X though, … Read More

How to Stop iPhone Calls Ringing a Mac in OS X Yosemite

Oct 17, 2014 - 18 Comments
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Perhaps you have noticed that since updating your Mac to OS X Yosemite, when your iPhone gets an incoming phone call, so does your Mac. In fact, all of your Macs running the latest OS X and using the same Apple ID will get a phone call, creating a whole chorus of ringing, just from … Read More

iTunes 12.0.1 and Security Update 2014-005 for OS X Released

Oct 17, 2014 - 12 Comments
OS X and iTunes 12

Apple has released iTunes 12.0.1 for all Mac users, as well as Security Update 2014-005 Mavericks for those running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and Security Update 2014-005 Mountain Lion for those running 10.8. Mac users whom have already updated to OS X Yosemite will not find a Security Update available to them, indicating whatever patch … Read More

OS X Yosemite Installation Stuck with Minutes Remaining? Wait!

Oct 17, 2014 - 308 Comments
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A notable number of Mac users who have gone to update their machines to OS X Yosemite have discovered something which may seem alarming; the progress bar seems to halt during the installation at just minutes remaining, and in some cases, it can sit unmoving with no apparent progress for well over an hour or … Read More

How to Make an OS X Yosemite Boot Installer USB Drive

Oct 16, 2014 - 116 Comments
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Now that OS X Yosemite is available, many users may wish to create a bootable installer drive from something like a USB flash thumb drive or another disk. This allows for several things, the ability to upgrade multiple Macs without having to re-download the installer, the ability to perform a clean install, and also the … Read More

iMac with 27″ Retina 5k Display Released

Oct 16, 2014 - 9 Comments
iMac with Retina Display

Apple released the first iMac with an ultra-high resolution Retina display today. The Retina model includes a 27″ display with a whopping 5120 x 2880 pixel resolution, which Apple is calling a Retina 5K display.

OS X Yosemite Available Now as a Free Download

Oct 16, 2014 - 119 Comments
How to Prepare a Mac for OS X Yosemite

Apple has released OS X Yosemite, officially versioned as OS X 10.10. The update to Macs is available now as a free download. OS X Yosemite brings a redesigned user interface to the Mac, as well as many new features that intend to improve productivity and interoperability with iOS devices.

Fixing an “Item can’t be moved to Trash because item can’t be deleted” Error in Mac OS X

Oct 14, 2014 - 7 Comments
Mac OS X trash can icon

Deleting files and folders from the Mac is usually as simple as dragging the item to remove into the Trash can, but on rare occasions things don’t quite go as planned. One of the more peculiar errors when trying to remove a file appears in the form of the following message when attempting to send … Read More

How to Prepare a Mac for the OS X Yosemite Update the Right Way

Oct 13, 2014 - 73 Comments
Install OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite is the latest version of the Mac operating system, complete with an overhauled user interface and a variety of new features that are sure to make your Mac experience better and more productive. While OS X Yosemite is a free download and arrives as a simple to use installer from the Mac … Read More

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