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OS X 10.11.2 Beta 1 Available for Testing on Macs

Oct 27, 2015 - 24 Comments
OS X El Capitan 10.11.2

Apple has released the first beta version of OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 for Mac users participating in the developer and public beta software testing programs. The first pre-release build of OS X 10.11.2 arrives as 15C27e and appears to focus primarily on improvements and bug fixes to OS X El Capitan.

OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan Update for Mac Available with Bug Fixes

Oct 21, 2015 - 123 Comments
OS X El Capitan 10.11.2

Apple has released the final version of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 to Mac users. The update includes a variety of important bug fixes, including resolutions to issues found with the original El Capitan installer, compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016, resolutions to various Mail issues, and the inclusion of over 150 new Emoji character icons, … Read More

How to Install Java in OS X El Capitan

Oct 17, 2015 - 43 Comments
Get Java in OS X El Capitan

Some Mac users require installing Java in OS X El Capitan, perhaps for compatibility with a particular web site or application, or because they’re a java developer. But Apple has becoming increasingly strict with Java, and by default it is no longer installed with a OS X 10.11 clean install, and you’ll find that after … Read More

Fixing Wi-Fi Issues in OS X El Capitan

Oct 16, 2015 - 273 Comments
Fix Wi-Fi Problems in OS X EL Capitan

Though Apple has largely resolved the wi-fi issues that persisted in some Macs with prior OS X releases, some users with OS X El Capitan may encounter wireless networking issues after updating to the latest OS X release. Typically the wi-fi problems are in the form of dropping connections or strangely slow speeds, and the … Read More

How to Change the Default System Font in OS X El Capitan to Lucida Grande

Oct 15, 2015 - 31 Comments
Mac Finder, where you can copy the path of a file name easily

The Lucida Grande font is known for its crisp and obvious readability which makes it a great user interface font, and it rightfully served as the Mac OS X default system font for many years. Then along came Yosemite, where the Mac system font was changed to the generally unpopular Helvetica Neue. Apple has since … Read More

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 4 Available for Testing

Oct 14, 2015 - 9 Comments
OS X El Capitan

Apple has released the fourth beta version of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan to Mac users participating in both the public beta and registered developer beta testing programs, arriving as build 15B38b.

How to Downgrade from OS X El Capitan & Revert to Prior Mac OS X Version

Oct 9, 2015 - 41 Comments
How to Downgrade OS X El Capitan

Most Mac users are happy with OS X El Capitan, but for some situations, the new version of OS X 10.11 is unusable for one reason or another. Perhaps it’s running worse than before, slow, or unstable, or maybe some important piece of software is not compatible with El Capitan, like some versions of Office. … Read More

How to Disable Shake to Find Cursor on Mac OS

Oct 8, 2015 - 12 Comments
Shake to Find Cursor in Mac OS X

One of the new feature additions in newer Mac OS releases is the ability to quickly locate a mouse cursor on screen by shaking the mouse or trackpad cursor around, which causes the cursor to enlarge briefly, making it very easy to find on single or multiple display setups. This is a useful feature particularly … Read More

Fix for Split View Not Working in Mac OS X

Oct 8, 2015 - 17 Comments
Split View in OS X

Some Mac users who have been trying to use Split View in Mac OS X have discovered the feature isn’t working for them, and they are not able to place two full screen apps side-by-side into Split View. The inability to use Split View is typically because the user has upgraded Mac OS X from … Read More

OS X 10.11.1 Beta 3 Available for Testing

Oct 7, 2015 - 8 Comments
OS X El Capitan 10.11.2

Apple has released the third beta version of OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan for Mac users participating in the El Capitan Public Beta and Developer Beta testing programs. The new build arrives as 15B30a and continues to focus on bug fixes and improvements to OS X El Capitan.

How to Disable System Integrity Protection (rootless) in Mac OS X

Oct 5, 2015 - 80 Comments
Enable or Disable System Integrity Protection Rootless in Mac OS X

Apple has enabled a new default security oriented featured called System Integrity Protection, often called rootless or SIP, in Mac OS from versions 10.11 onward. The SIP / rootless feature is aimed at preventing Mac OS X compromise by malicious code, whether intentionally or accidentally, and essentially what SIP does is lock down specific system … Read More

How to Hide OS X El Capitan from Mac App Store

Oct 2, 2015 - 46 Comments
The OS X El Capitan Installer

Not all Mac users want to update to OS X El Capitan, and if you’re in the group who wants to stay put with OS X Mavericks, Yosemite*, Mountain Lion, or even Snow Leopard on their Mac, that’s perfectly OK*, you probably have a reason to stay with the earlier Mac OS X releases. But, … Read More

How to Clean Install OS X El Capitan on a Mac

Oct 1, 2015 - 85 Comments
How to Clean Install OS X El Capitan on a Mac

Some Mac users may like to perform what is known as a clean install with OS X El Capitan. Basically, a clean install involves erasing the Mac drive and starting fresh with a new installation of OS X 10.11, and users who opt for clean installs usually rely on their own personal backups to restore … Read More

How to Use Split View in Full Screen with Mac OS

Oct 1, 2015 - 35 Comments
Click and hold the green button

Split View is a new feature in Mac OS X which allows you to take two apps into full screen together, placing them split side-by-side. For example, you could take a Safari window into full screen mode and then split the fullscreen with another app, like Pages. Split View sizes the windows automatically for any … Read More

How to Create a OS X El Capitan Boot Installer USB Flash Drive

Sep 30, 2015 - 238 Comments
Make a bootable OS X El Capitan install drive

Many Mac users like to make a bootable installer drive for installing OS X El Capitan, whether for performing a clean install, or for making it easier to install OS X 10.11 onto multiple Macs. We will walk through creating a bootable install flash drive from OS X El Capitan with the final public version.

OS X El Capitan Available to Download Now for All Mac Users

Sep 30, 2015 - 86 Comments
OS X El Capitan now available to download

Apple has released OS X El Capitan as a free update to all Mac users. The new version of system software is officially versioned as OS X 10.11, and the final build number is 15A284. Users can start the download now from the App Store using the direct link below. OS X El Capitan brings … Read More

6 Steps to Prepare a Mac for the OS X El Capitan Update

Sep 29, 2015 - 88 Comments
Preparing for OS X El Capitan

Mac users have the chance to update to OS X El Capitan 10.11 as a free download, but before jumping into the installation process to update your Mac to the latest OS X release, it’s a good idea to run through a few basic preparations.

OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta 2 Released for Testing

Sep 29, 2015 - 1 Comment
OS X El Capitan 10.11.2

Apple has released the second beta version of OS X 10.11.1 for those participating in the Mac beta testing programs. OS X 10.11.1 beta 2 arrives as build 15B22c, just a day before the final version of OS X 10.11 will be released to the general public, which is now available as a free download.

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