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  • How to Use Handoff Between a Mac with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1

    Thu 12:35pm By Paul Horowitz
    Handoff is a really great feature of iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite that allows a Mac user to pass off or resume an app session to their iPhone or iPad, or vice versa. For example, you can start typing an email on your iPhone, then pass it off to your Mac and…
  • How to Hide Photos on iPhone & iPad with the iOS Hidden Album

    Wed 6:28pm By Paul Horowitz
    Everyone likely has a few photos sitting on their iPhone they’d rather nobody else see, whether it’s embarrassing selfies, poorly filtered or edited pics, a picture of a receipt or personal paperwork, or anything else in the realm of private photos. Those…
  • Get a 3D Dock Again in OS X Yosemite (or a Transparent Dock too)

    Wed 1:17pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Dock is just one of a variety of aspects of the Mac OS X interface that was overhauled and flattened in Yosemite. Gone are the days of the 3D Dock, the new Yosemite Dock defaults to looking like a flatter version, much like the iOS Dock. If you long for…
  • 2 Possible Fixes for Mail SMTP Sending Errors in OS X Yosemite

    Tue 6:52pm By Paul Horowitz
    Some Mac users who updated OS X to Yosemite have found Mail app to experience errors or problems when trying to send email. Typically this is in the form of an SMTP server connection error, a mailbox that’s seemingly stuck offline, a repeated request for a…
  • Set Up Apple Pay on iPhone

    Tue 3:07pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple Pay is a contactless payment platform that is newly available to iPhone 6 users. It works well and is incredibly simple; once you’ve added a card to Apple Pay, you just need to wave your iPhone over an Apple Pay compatible NFC payment terminal to pay…
  • Maximize & Zoom Windows in OS X Yosemite the Old Fashioned Way

    Tue 1:50pm By Paul Horowitz
    Among some of the seemingly smaller changes made in OS X Yosemite is an adjustment to how a windows green Maximize button behaves. In old versions of OS X , clicking on the green maximize button would expand and enlarge the window to a larger size, but in OS X…
  • Fonts Look Blurry in OS X Yosemite? Change Font Smoothing Settings

    Mon 4:50pm By Paul Horowitz
    Some users of OS X Yosemite have found the Macs new system font, Helvetica Neue, looks blurry and is generally harder to read than Lucida Grande, the system font it replaced. The blurred fonts are sometimes able to be reproduced in screenshots but usually they…
  • How to Downgrade iTunes 12 Back to iTunes 11

    Sun 6:35pm By Paul Horowitz
    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…
  • Spotlight Search Results Blank, or Spotlight Not Working in iOS 8? Here’s a Really Silly Temporary…

    Sun 3:29pm By Paul Horowitz
    Spotlight gained many new features and improvements with the latest version of iOS, but along with those changes came a curious bug that seems to randomly prevent Spotlight from working at all on an iPhone or iPad with empty search results. The situation is…
  • Fix Wi-Fi Problems in OS X Yosemite

    Sat 5:50pm By Paul Horowitz
    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…
  • 6 Easy Tips to Speed Up OS X Yosemite on Your Mac

    Oct 24, 2014, 2:26 pm By Paul Horowitz
    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…
  • Enable Dark Mode with a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X Yosemite

    Oct 24, 2014, 12:40 pm By Paul Horowitz
    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…
  • Enable Continuity & Handoff on Unsupported Macs with Continuity Activation Tool

    Oct 23, 2014, 3:11 pm By Paul Horowitz
    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…
  • How to Show a Sidebar in iTunes 12

    Oct 23, 2014, 1:18 pm By Paul Horowitz
    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…
  • Increase Interface Contrast in OS X Yosemite to Improve Usability

    Oct 22, 2014, 5:29 pm By Paul Horowitz
    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…
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