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OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update Available for Mac

Nov 17, 2014 - 98 Comments
Mac OS X Yosemite

Apple has released the first major update to Macs running OS X Yosemite, versioned as OS X 10.10.1. OS X 10.10.1 includes several prominent bug fixes, including resolutions to issues with Wi-Fi reliability, Mail app problems, and a Time Machine backup bug. Other stability enhancements, security updates, and bug fixes are also included in the … Read More

Find Local Listings & Restaurants with Spotlight in OS X Yosemite

Nov 16, 2014 - 8 Comments
Spotlight local business listings in Mac OS X

Spotlight is the fantastic search engine built into OS X and iOS, and while most people associate Spotlight searches with finding documents on their Mac or launching applications, the feature set has expanded dramatically since OS X Yosemite. One of the more useful tricks found within the revised Spotlight search is the ability to search … Read More

Increase or Decrease Text Size of Messages in OS X Yosemite

Nov 16, 2014 - 7 Comments
Change text size messages Yosemite

The Mac Messages app has long had the ability to change the text size and font of your messages and conversations, but the adjustment functions have changed a bit in OS X Yosemite. In Messages under OS X Yosemite, you now have the option to increase or decrease the size of the Helvetica Neue system … Read More

How to Use Mail Drop to Send Large Files Over Email from Mac OS X

Nov 14, 2014 - 9 Comments
Use Mail Drop to send a large file through Email in Mac OS X

Nearly every email server has a file size limit, typically ranging between 10MB and 40MB, and any file attached to an email larger than that will typically bounce or not send. Apple has come up with an interesting solution to this problem, calling it Mail Drop. Essentially, MailDrop will automatically detect when a large file … Read More

Edit AutoFill Information in Safari for Mac OS X

Nov 12, 2014 - 6 Comments
Edit autofill information in Safari for OS X

Autofill is one of the more useful features of Safari that automatically fill online order forms and logins, whether it’s a name, shipping address, login and password, or even payment and credit card information. Of course, if you change any of that information like an address or payment details, that old autofill information filling up … Read More

Show a Preview Panel in Every Finder Window of Mac OS X

Nov 11, 2014 - 6 Comments
Show Preview in Finder window

The Column view of the OS X Finder has long been popular with users who like to see a preview of what image or document they are selecting in the Finder. Of course, the problem with that preview panel is that up until OS X Yosemite, it was limited to the Column view, and if … Read More

OS X 10.10.1 Beta 2 Released to Developers & Beta Testers

Nov 11, 2014 - 11 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released the second beta version of OS X 10.10.1 to those registered with the Mac Developer Program and the Yosemite Public Beta. The update arrives as build 14B23 and is a relatively small download, weighing in around 300MB.

How to Change an Apple ID & iCloud Account in Mac OS X

Nov 8, 2014 - 5 Comments
Log in to a new Apple ID on Mac OS X

All users should have their own Apple ID, which is tied not only to an iCloud account, Messages, FaceTime, App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and Passbook with ApplePay, but in new versions of OS X an Apple ID can also be used to log into a Mac user account too. Because each Mac user should have … Read More

Use Private Browsing Mode in Safari for OS X Yosemite on a Per-Window Basis

Nov 8, 2014 - 11 Comments
Private browsing window in Safari OS X

Safari in OS X Yosemite gained the ability to initiate private browsing mode on a per-window basis. This is a marked difference from how Private Browsing worked previously in Safari on the Mac, which converted all browser windows and tabs that are open in Safari into privacy mode. Now, you can open an individual Private … Read More

Change the iTunes 12 Font Size to be Larger or Smaller

Nov 6, 2014 - 10 Comments
iTunes 12

iTunes 12 brought about some fairly significant user interface changes to the media player app, one of which is the size of the font shown in playlist and music views. The new default iTunes font is smaller with tighter padding between list items, and accordingly it can be difficult to read for some users. But … Read More

How to Navigate Mail Messages with the Keyboard in Mac OS X

Nov 4, 2014 - 13 Comments
Mail app icon

Many Mac users who rely on Mail app for accessing their emails in OS X are in the habit of navigating emails with their mouse, double-clicking an email, closing it, then repeating to go to the next message. A lesser known option is to use the keyboard to navigate within Mail messages of OS X, … Read More

OS X 10.10.1 Update Seed 1 Released to Developers

Nov 3, 2014 - 36 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Apple has released the first build of OS X 10.10.1 to those registered with the Mac Developer program. Labeled as “Pre-release OS X Update Seed 10.10.1″, the build is 14B17 and is currently available to developers, as well as those signed up to be participating in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program.

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