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iTunes 12.2 Available with Apple Music & Beats 1 Radio

Jun 30, 2015 - 2 Comments
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iTunes 12.2 is available to download for Mac OS X and Windows users. The update predominately focuses on the inclusion of the Apple Music service and the Beats 1 Radio station, and arrives separately from the freshly released OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 update and iOS 8.4.

How to Create a Windows 10 Installer USB Drive from Mac OS X

Jun 22, 2015 - 29 Comments
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Windows 10 is able to run on all modern Mac hardware in a dual boot environment thanks to Boot Camp. If you’re aiming to run Windows alongside OS X on the same Mac, you’ll want to create a bootable Windows 10 installer drive out of a USB drive, which can be done quickly from OS … Read More

How to Stream Video to Xbox One from Mac OS X or Windows

Jun 21, 2015 - 11 Comments
Streaming media to Xbox One from a Mac is easy

If you have an Xbox One gaming console in the household, you may be pleased to discover that it’s really quite easy to stream video and audio from a local Mac or Windows PC to play directly on the Xbox One. This offers a nice wireless method to play movies from any Mac or PC … Read More

How to Run Windows 10 on Mac Free with VirtualBox for OS X

Mar 25, 2015 - 40 Comments
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Need to run Windows 10 on a Mac? You can install and run Windows 10 in OS X for free using VirtualBox and the Windows 10 Preview from Microsoft. Because this installs Windows into a virtual machine atop existing Mac system software, running Windows is basically like running any other application, which makes it much … Read More

iTunes 12.1.1 Released for Windows

Feb 19, 2015 - Leave a Comment
Small font size in iTunes 12 is very readable and looks great if your face is 2" from the monitor

Users who sync their iPhones, iPads, and iPods to a Windows machine will find that a new update to iTunes is available to improve the experience. The update is versioned as iTunes 12.1.1. Mac users will continue to find that iTunes 12.1 remains the newest version available for OS X.

Change the iTunes 12 Font Size to be Larger or Smaller

Nov 6, 2014 - 11 Comments
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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 Open a .Pages Format File in Windows & Microsoft Word

Jul 16, 2014 - 38 Comments
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The Pages app is the Mac word processor similar to Microsoft Word on the Windows side of things, and by default any Pages document is saved as a Pages format file with with a “.pages” file extension. Typically that’s invisible to Mac users, but if you send a Pages file to someone on a Windows … Read More

How to Remove a Windows Boot Camp Partition from a Mac

May 9, 2014 - Leave a Comment
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Boot Camp allows you to dual-boot between a Windows partition and OS X on a Mac. Dual booting multiple OS’s is incredibly useful and has plenty of purposes, but if you decide you no longer need to run Windows on a Mac you’ll probably want to remove the Windows Boot Camp partition so that you … Read More

Bring Emoji Support to the Google Chrome Web Browser with Chromoji

Mar 15, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Emoji support in Chrome

Chrome users may have noticed that the popular Emoji characters found on iPhone and the Mac render just fine in Apple’s Safari web browser of OS X, but not in Google’s Chrome browser. Instead, us default Chrome users on the desktop will see a square rendered 😃 rather than the intended emoji character, largely being … Read More

How to Remotely Install Apps to iPhone / iPad from iTunes on a Mac or PC

Feb 16, 2014 - 6 Comments
Remotely install apps from a computer to iOS devices

Every modern iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch has access to a feature called Automatic Downloads, which can be used a bit differently than intended as a means to remotely install apps onto iOS devices from a computer. All you need is iTunes on OS X or Windows logged into the same Apple ID as what’s … Read More

Customize What Shows in the iTunes Sidebar

Feb 7, 2014 - 1 Comment
Show the Sidebar in iTunes

The iTunes sidebar is now invisible by default, but if you’re one of us who like to show the sidebar all the time you may also want to customize what’s visible in it. This lets you control whether or not to hide or show any of the iTunes library media types that are visible in … Read More

Send Books & Media as Gifts from iTunes on a Mac or PC

Dec 23, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Send gifted books, apps, music from iTunes

You can send digital books as gifts directly from the iTunes app and it’s included iBook Store on any desktop Mac or PC. Having long been able to send apps and movies, music, and movies as gifts, giving books is a recent addition. Just like the other gifting options, you can even order a book … Read More

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