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OS X Yosemite Available Now as a Free Download

Oct 16, 2014 - 116 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 - 5 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 - 68 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

OS X Yosemite Public Beta 6 Released

Oct 13, 2014 - 7 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Mac users who are participating in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program will find the sixth beta release available to them as a small download.

OS X Yosemite GM 3.0 Released to Developers

Oct 9, 2014 - 7 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released OS X Yosemite Golden Master 3.0 to Mac users registered in the Mac Developer program. At the moment, there is no accompanying update to the Public Beta version. The latest build is versioned as 14A388, and considering the timing and expectation of a public release next week, is possibly the final version.

12″ Retina MacBook Air Coming Next Year Along with 12.9″ iPad?

Oct 9, 2014 - 6 Comments
iPad Pro

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a new 12-inch MacBook Air with “a higher resolution display” will enter mass production at the end of the year, suggesting a release sometime in early 2015. Additionally, Apple has reportedly delayed production plans for a larger screen 12.9″ iPad until later next year, according to the same … Read More

How to Change the Keyboard Language Being Typed with a Keystroke in Mac OS X

Oct 8, 2014 - 7 Comments
Current language typing indicator in OS X

If you’re bilingual, trilingual, or even just use an alternate keyboard input method from QWERY like DVORAK, you can make your typing life much easier by setting up a keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X that instantly changes the typed language. This shifts the keyboard to your other language or typing layout option(s), from an … Read More

Apple Event for October 16 Scheduled, New iPads & iMacs Expected

Oct 8, 2014 - 4 Comments
iMac with Retina Display

As the rumors anticipated, Apple has officially announced an event next week for October 16. The keynote event is scheduled to begin at 10 AM PST at their Cupertino campus Town Hall auditorium. It’s currently unknown whether the event will have a live video stream or not.

OS X Yosemite Golden Master 2.0 and Public Beta 5 Released

Oct 7, 2014 - 37 Comments
OS X Yosemite Beta 5

Apple has released the second Golden Master build of OS X Yosemite to those registered with the Mac Developer program, versioned as build 14A386a. Additionally, Apple has released OS X Yosemite Beta 5 to those registered with the Yosemite Public Beta program, carrying build 14A386b. The updates are recommended for all Mac users running the … Read More

How to Force Reboot a Frozen Mac

Oct 6, 2014 - 13 Comments
Mac power button

Though Macs are known for being stable and experiencing considerably fewer crashes and system freezes than some of the competition, the reality is that sometimes stuff still happens. Typically it’s just an app that crashes or freezes up, remedied with a force quit and relaunch, but on rare occasions the Mac will freeze entirely, with … Read More

How to Remove the Adobe Acrobat Reader Plugin from Safari in Mac OS X

Oct 5, 2014 - 6 Comments
Delete the Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin in Safari

A variety of applications attempt to install Adobe Acrobat Reader into OS X, and many Mac users approve the installation and don’t think much of it. Typically when Acrobat Reader has been installed, it takes over the default PDF viewer that is built into Safari and uses a separate often slower Acrobat plugin for loading … Read More

How to Share an iTunes Library Between Partitions in Mac OS X

Oct 1, 2014 - 12 Comments
itunes-logo

If your Mac has multiple partitions running different operating systems, either for dual booting OS X or for Boot Camp, you may decide you want to share the exact same iTunes Library across those different operating systems. This allows you to have the same music library regardless of what OS you’re booted into, and it … Read More

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