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Public Beta Versions of OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3 Released for Testing

Jan 14, 2016 - 8 Comments
OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3

Apple has released the first public beta versions of both OS X 10.11.4 and iOS 9.3, two point release updates that include some notable new features. The beta releases are the same as the recently unveiled developer betas of the same OS versions, and can be downloaded now by users who are enrolled in the … Read More

How to Remove Temporary Items & Bloated /private/var/folders/ in Mac OS X the Safe Way

Jan 13, 2016 - 18 Comments
Huge temporary items folder in Mac OS X shown in /private/var/folders/

Mac OS creates various system level folders of temporary items and caches, which typically remain hidden from the average OS X user. Nonetheless, Mac users using various disk management utilities and apps like OmniDiskSweeper will come across these various temporary item folders in OS X, often at locations like /tmp and /private/var/ and /var/folder. Sometimes … Read More

How to Sideload iOS Apps onto iPhone & iPad from Xcode

Jan 12, 2016 - 8 Comments
How to sideload apps onto iPhone and iPad

Modern versions of iOS and Xcode support something called sideloading, which essentially allows iPhone and iPad users to install apps and software onto their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch directly from Xcode on a Mac, without having to go through the iOS App Store. This ability is quite useful as it allows you to install … Read More

First Betas of OS X 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2, WatchOS 2.2 Released for Testing

Jan 11, 2016 - 1 Comment
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Apple has released the first beta builds of OS X 10.11.4 (and yes, OS X 10.11.3 is still at beta 2), tvOS 9.2, WatchOS 2.2, and iOS 9.3 for users enrolled in the developer beta programs.

Workarounds for Safari Not Opening t.co Short Links from Twitter

Jan 8, 2016 - 9 Comments
Twitter t.co short links not loading in Safari workarounds

Many users have notice that Safari on the Mac (and some on iOS) has trouble opening t.co short links coming from Twitter, both in the Twitter app and for Twitter on the web (by the way, you should follow us there). While not all Mac OS X and iOS users experience this issue, those who … Read More

How to AirPlay Video from QuickTime Player in Mac OS X

Jan 8, 2016 - 5 Comments
AirPlay a video from QuickTime player to an AirPlay receiver from Mac OS X

You can AirPlay a video directly from the QuickTime movie player in Mac OS X with the latest versions. This makes it easy to send a video that’s playing on a Mac to an Apple TV over the wireless AirPlay protocol, similar to how it works to AirPlay videos from iOS. And because AirPlay is … Read More

How to Enable the Three Finger Drag Gesture on Mac Trackpads in OS X

Jan 6, 2016 - 19 Comments
Three Finger Drag Gesture on Mac Trackpad

The ability to perform a three-finger drag gesture on Mac and MacBook trackpads allows users to move windows and items on screen with a gesture rather than the usual click and drag, this feature is well liked by many Mac users and has been in OS X for quite some time.

OS X 10.11.3 Beta 2 Available for Testing

Jan 6, 2016 - Leave a Comment
OS X 10.11.3 Beta 2

Apple has released the second beta build of OS X 10.11.3 for users in both public and developer Mac beta testing programs. The new build arrives as 15D13b and presumably focuses on bug fixes and feature improvements, it’s unlikely that any new features are to be included.

Fix for Safari Freezing When Typing in Address Bar of Mac OS X & iOS

Jan 5, 2016 - 15 Comments
Safari icon

Some users have noticed that Safari hangs unexpectedly when attempting to type a search or URL into the address bar. This is usually a temporary disruption, and after a moment or few the text entry begins again within the Safari address bar as the address bar populates with smart search data and search results from … Read More

How to Disable Transparency Effects in Mac OS X Interface

Jan 2, 2016 - 8 Comments
Reduce Transparency in OS X to turn off translucent interface effects on Mac

Transparent effects have had a prominent place in the user interface of Mac OS X ever since the Mac got a face lift with recent versions of OS X El Capitan and Yosemite. Many users like the transparency found throughout the window title bars and sidebars, but some users may not like the feature, and … Read More

Create a New Desktop Space in Mac OS X with Mission Control

Dec 29, 2015 - 6 Comments
A new desktop space has been created in OS X

Mission Control is the powerful window management feature in Mac OS X that allows for sorting through windows, full screen apps, split-view, and utilizing virtual desktops called Spaces. The latter Spaces feature is what we’ll focus on here, which is the ability to create a new additional blank desktop space to work within, either for … Read More

How to Forcibly Sync Safari iCloud History from Mac OS X

Dec 28, 2015 - 5 Comments
Sync Safari iCloud History from Mac OS X

iCloud will automatically sync Safari history between all Mac and iOS devices that are using the same Apple ID and that have the feature enabled. While this happens automatically and behind the scenes on a regular occurrence, you may encounter a situation where a particular Mac or iPhone was offline for a period of time, … Read More

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