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  • OS X El Capitan Developer Beta 6 Available for Testing

    3h By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the sixth beta build of OS X El Capitan for eligible Mac developers to test. The new build arrives versioned as 15A244d and marches the operating system further towards the wider public release, scheduled loosely for the fall. Mac developers…
  • How to Search & Find Specific File Types & File Formats in Mac OS X

    4h By Paul Horowitz
    Mac users who are searching for specific file type and file format matches on their computer can make the job dramatically easier by issuing proper search operators to the Find functions in OS X. File type search operators can be used directly in Spotlight and…
  • Behold, the Empty iMac Box Human Hamster Wheel

    2:16pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you ever find yourself in a situation where you have 36 empty Retina iMac boxes hanging around waiting to be put to use, why not grab some packaging tape and MacGyver yourself a giant human sized hamster wheel? OK that’s not a serious suggestion (or is…
  • Mac Setup: MacBook Pro & TV as Display

    Sun 4:31pm By OSXDaily
    This weeks featured Mac setup comes to us from University student Kevin H., who uses his MacBook Pro. Let’s get to it and learn a bit more about the hardware and software, and how it’s put to use. Tell us a bit how you came to use Macs? I bought my MacBook…
  • Jailbreaking iOS 8.4 Possible with TaiG for Mac OS X

    Sun 2:25pm By Paul Horowitz
    The TaiG jailbreak group has released a Mac version of their popular jailbreaking utility, allowing OS X users to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 8.4. Jailbreaking allows users to run unofficial software and tweaks on iOS devices, but is…
  • Make a Speakerphone Call with Siri from iPhone

    Sat 4:22pm By Paul Horowitz
    You certainly know that Siri can make phone calls from the iPhone with voice commands, but with new versions of iOS you have another great option; you can make calls that are automatically set to be on speaker mode. This is particularly useful with “Hey…
  • How To Hide Apple Music in iTunes & iOS, If You Don’t Use It

    Fri 3:39pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you’re not using Apple Music or listening to the subscription service, with no plans to pay for it after the free trial period, you can choose to hide Apple Music from iTunes on a Mac and from the Music app on an iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Hiding Apple…
  • OS X 10.10.5 Beta 2 Available for Developers

    Fri 2:10pm By Paul Horowitz
    Mac developers choosing to run OS X Yosemite will find OS X 10.10.5 beta 2 available to download. The new build arrives as 14F19a and appears to focus primarily on bug fixes and improvements to the Mac operating system. Those developers eligible to download…
  • Release & Renew DHCP from the Command Line with ipconfig

    Thu 3:00pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you need to release and renew DHCP from the command line on a Mac, the helpful ipconfig utility is able to do so quickly. Do keep in mind that for most OS X users, renewing a DHCP lease from the Mac System Preferences is the best approach because it’s…
  • iOS 8.4.1 Beta 2 Released

    Thu 2:05pm By Paul Horowitz
    The second beta version of iOS 8.4.1 has been released to users in the registered developer program. The 12H318 build arrives a few weeks after the first beta of iOS 8.4.1, and the public release of iOS 8.4 No notable features or changes are mentioned with iOS…
  • OS X El Capitan Public Beta 3 Available Now

    Wed 3:59pm By Paul Horowitz
    Mac users participating in the OS X El Capitan Public Beta program will find the third beta version available to download. The new release appears to match the recent 5th developer beta of OS X 10.11, arriving as build 15A235e. For users running a prior Public…
  • How to Adjust Automatic Renewal of Apple Music Subscription

    Wed 2:22pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple Music offers a three month free trial to experience and explore the service, but at the end of that Music trial you will be automatically renewed into a $9.99 per month subscription service. For many users, they’ll appreciate leading into a…
  • Where to Set Environment Variables in Mac OS X

    Tue 1:30pm By Paul Horowitz
    At the command line, environmental variables are defined for the current shell and become inherited by any running command or process. They can determine anything from the default shell, the PATH, the users home directory, to the terminal emulation type,…
  • Three “Apps at a Tap” Apple Watch Ads Debut

    Tue 1:28pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has started running three new Apple Watch ads in a campaign dubbed “Apps at a tap”. The new commercials focus on the variety of apps available on the wrist-worn device, with each commercial having a different emphasis; fitness apps, travel apps, and…
  • OS X El Capitan Beta 5 Released for Developer Testing

    Jul 27, 2015, 9:26 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the fifth developer beta of OS X El Capitan to users participating in the Mac Developer Beta program. The new build arrives as 15A235d, and the release seems to focus primarily on bug fixes found in the prior beta version. Mac users who are…
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