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How to Downgrade iTunes 12 Back to iTunes 11

Oct 26, 2014 - 40 Comments
iTunes 11.4 downgraded from iTunes 12

iTunes 12 brought a redesigned user interface, complete with many changes to how things look and where things are located, smaller fonts, and the removal of the popular sidebar. Not all users have received these changes well and some aren’t too thrilled with the differences, and for some users they may wish to downgrade iTunes … Read More

Fix Wi-Fi Problems in OS X Yosemite

Oct 25, 2014 - 148 Comments
OS X Yosemite

Some Mac users who upgraded to OS X Yosemite have discovered a variety of wireless network connectivity issues, ranging from dropping wi-fi connections, to an inability to connect to the outside world despite being connected to a wifi router, even suddenly and strangely slow internet speeds. These network issues seem to occur most often on … Read More

6 Easy Tips to Speed Up OS X Yosemite on Your Mac

Oct 24, 2014 - 65 Comments
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OS X Yosemite runs great on most new Macs, but some older models may experience some sluggishness or stuttering from time to time. The reason for that feeling of reduced performance can be due to a variety of issues, and most of them are really easy to resolve with surprisingly little effort.

Enable Dark Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X Yosemite

Oct 24, 2014 - 6 Comments
iMac with Retina Display

Dark Mode impacts the appearance of the Dock and Menu Bar in OS X Yosemite, turning both from their grey on white defaults to a higher contrast white text against black background dark alternative. The effect is sort of iOS-like, but it also makes a great addition to the Increase Contrast feature on a Mac … Read More

Enable Continuity & Handoff on Unsupported Macs with Continuity Activation Tool

Oct 23, 2014 - 18 Comments
Handoff is part of Continuity in iOS and OS X

Continuity and Handoff are two great features of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 that allow an iPhone or iPad to ‘handoff’ an application, like a half-written email, over to the Mac to be completed in the Mac Mail app. It’s one of the major reasons for iOS and Mac users to upgrade to OS … Read More

How to Show a Sidebar in iTunes 12

Oct 23, 2014 - 117 Comments
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The iTunes sidebar has been a part of the media players functionality since the earliest days of the app, allowing users to quickly navigate around iTunes and their media, and also easily transfer things like music and movies to their iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The latest version of iTunes 12 has a different take on … Read More

Increase Interface Contrast in OS X Yosemite to Improve Usability

Oct 22, 2014 - 32 Comments
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The revised interface in OS X Yosemite makes heavy use of transparencies, flatness, white space, smaller and narrow fonts, and a dramatic lack of contrast with neutral shades of grey used for most text and many onscreen elements. Combined with the new system font choice of Helvetica Neue (the same font from iOS), the overall … Read More

How to Downgrade OS X Yosemite Back to OS X Mavericks

Oct 22, 2014 - 65 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 - 40 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 - 30 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 - 70 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 - 21 Comments
FaceTime

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

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