Beta 3 of iOS 14.5, MacOS 11.4 Big Sur, iPadOS 14.5 Released for Testing

May 10, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 14.6, ipadOS 14.6, macOS Big Sur 11.4, tvOS 14.6, and watchOS 7.5 to users enrolled in the various beta testing programs for Apple system software. No major new features are expected in the upcoming new point releases, suggesting the betas are working on refining the operating … Read More

Problems with iOS 14.5.1 Update? Can’t Install? Battery Draining Issues?

May 6, 2021 - 3 Comments
iOS 14.5.1

It appears that some users are having issues with iOS 14.5.1 and ipadOS 14.5.1, ranging from problems installing the update, to battery issues or a hot iPhone / iPad after install. These type of problems are usually rare, but they can happen to some users after virtually any system software update, and thus these circumstances … Read More

Safari 14.1 Released for MacOS Mojave & Catalina with Security Fix

May 5, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Safari for Mac

Apple has released Safari 14.1 for MacOS Catalina and macOS Mojave. It is recommended for all users of Catalina and Mojave to install the update. The Safari 14.1 release features important security updates for WebKit and the Safari web browser in macOS Mojave (10.14.6) and macOS Catalina (10.15.7), containing the same patches that were included … Read More

Beta 2 of MacOS Big Sur 11.4 Available for Testing

May 4, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

The second beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.4 has been made available to users enrolled in the beta testing programs. Typically a developer build arrives first and a public beta version arrives shortly after. The new beta arrives a day after macOS Big Sur 11.3.1, a security update release, became available to all Mac … Read More

iOS 14.5.1 & iPadOS 14.5.1 Updates with Security Fixes Released

May 3, 2021 - Leave a Comment
iOS 14.5.1

Apple has released iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 as updates for iPhone and iPad users. The small updates include important security fixes and are therefore recommended for all to install. Separately, macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 update is out for Mac, watchOS 7.4.1 for Apple Watch, and iOS 12.5.3 is available for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 Update with Security Fixes Released

May 3, 2021 - 1 Comment
macOS Big Sur 11.3.1

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 update with an important security fix that is recommended for all macOS Big Sur users to install. The security patch update has arrived just a week after 11.3 debuted. Separately, Apple also released iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 to address the same security issues for iPhone and iPad … Read More

How to Get macOS Big Sur as a DMG File

May 3, 2021 - 9 Comments
macOS Big Sur DMG

Some Mac users may be interested in obtaining macOS Big Sur as a DMG file, so that they can use the disk image with a virtual machine, to create bootable media, for archival purposes, for cloning, or any other reason. It turns out that macOS Big Sur is available to download as an installer application, … Read More

Where to Find Minecraft Saved Game Files on Mac & Windows

May 1, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Minecraft

If you or a loved one are a Minecraft user, you may be interested in tracking down game save files on a Mac or Windows PC.

Beta 2 of iOS 14.6 & iPadOS 14.6 Available for Testing

Apr 30, 2021 - 4 Comments
iOS 14 public beta and iPadOS 14 public beta

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 14.6, iPadOS 14.6, tvOS 14.6, and watchOS 7.5. A second beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 is not yet available but presumably will be out soon too. The second beta builds are available now to users enrolled in both the developer beta and public beta testing … Read More

iOS 14.5 & iPadOS 14.5 Update Released, Download Now

Apr 26, 2021 - 4 Comments

Apple has released iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 for iPhone and iPad. The updates include a handful of new features, new emoji icons, and other improvements, and are therefor recommended to install for all iPhone and iPad users running prior versions of 14.x. Separately, Apple has also released updates for macOS Big Sur 11.3, small … Read More

macOS Big Sur 11.3 Update Released, Download Now

Apr 26, 2021 - 3 Comments
macOS Big Sur 11.3

Apple has released macOS Big Sur 11.3 update for Mac users running macOS Big Sur. The new software update includes some feature refinements and new functionalities, along with various bug fixes and enhancements to the operating system, making it recommendeded for all Mac users running macOS 11 Big Sur. In particular, macOS Big Sur 11.3 … Read More

Beta 1 of iOS 14.6 & iPadOS 14.6 Available for Testing

Apr 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment
iOS 14 public beta and iPadOS 14 public beta

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 14.6 for iPhone, iPadOS 14.6 for iPad, and watchOS 7.5 for Apple Watch. This comes a day after issuing the first beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 to Mac testers. The beta period of iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 begins before the public release of iOS … Read More

Purgeable Storage Space on Mac: What it is & How to Free It

Apr 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment
Purgeable Storage space on Mac

You may find a “Purgeable” storage space when looking at disk storage and disk usage in modern versions of macOS, including Big Sur, Catalina, Mojave, Sierra, etc, either within the About This Mac > Storage screen, Disk Utility, or the Storage Management section of System Information. This curiously labeled disk storage item is similar to … Read More

Beta 1 of macOS Big Sur 11.4 Released for Testing

Apr 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to install macOS Big Sur public beta

Apple has released the first beta version of macOS Big Sur 11.4 to users enrolled in the beta testing program. The first build arrives as 20F5046g and is available now for developers, which is typically soon followed by a public beta version as well. The first beta of macOS 11.4 comes while macOS Big Sur … Read More

RC of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, macOS Big Sur 11.3 Released for Testing

Apr 20, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Apple has released the first RC (Release Candidate) build of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, and macOS Big Sur 11.3 to users enrolled in the beta system software testing programs. RC builds typically indicate the final public version is just around the corner, though there are sometimes multiple RC builds released as well. Apple announced at … Read More

Apple Releases New iMac, iPad Pro, AirTags, & More

Apr 20, 2021 - 2 Comments

Apple has released a handful of new and updated products today, including a redesigned M1 iMac in a variety of pastel colors, an updated iPad Pro, AirTags trackers, and an updated Apple TV 4K. Additionally, iPhone Mini will be available in a new purple color. Separately, RC versions of beta system software have been made … Read More

How to Charge Apple Pencil

Apr 18, 2021 - Leave a Comment
iPad with Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil is a fantastic accessory to iPad, but if you’re new to ownership you may not be entirely sure how to charge the Apple Pencil. Charging Apple Pencil is easy, though how it is charged depends on which model / generation of Apple Pencil you own. Not to worry, they’re simple to differentiate … Read More

Beta 8 of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, macOS Big Sur 11.3 Available for Testing

Apr 13, 2021 - 1 Comment
iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 public beta

Apple has released beta 8 of macOS Big Sur 11.3, iOS 14.5, and iPadOS 14.5, available now to users enrolled in the Apple operating system beta testing programs. Builds are available for both public beta and developer beta testers. The eight beta builds arrive just a week after the seventh beta builds, and a week … Read More

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