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  • Release & Renew DHCP from the Command Line with ipconfig

    2h 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

    3h 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

    Mon 9:26pm 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…
  • How to Delete Old Backups from Time Machine on Mac

    Mon 3:53pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you use Time Machine to backup a Mac to an external drive, you may decide to manually delete old backups that are no longer needed. Yes, Time Machine does it’s own housekeeping, but sometimes users need to manually intervene. This can be for a variety of…
  • Mac Setups: A High-End Animation Studio

    Sun 2:59pm By OSXDaily
    Have you ever wondered exactly what hardware was used to create the stunning visual effects, animation, and CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) you see in in movies, video games, and commercials? Well, this weeks Mac setup will show you. Much more than a single…
  • 6 Abstract Wallpapers from the Apple “Why There’s iPhone” Microsite

    Sat 2:51pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple recently built this microsite to accompany the “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” TV ad campaign, and much like other portions of the Apple online presence, there is some pretty nice abstract imagery included in the backgrounds. With a…
  • How to Find Wi-Fi Network Passwords from Command Line on Mac

    Fri 2:33pm By Paul Horowitz
    Given the complexity of some wi-fi network passwords combined with the general infrequency of entering them and that they’re typically saved on use, it’s not terribly unusual to forget what a specific routers wireless password is. Fortunately, if you’re…
  • Apple Back To School Promo for 2015: Free Beats Solo2 Headphones with Purchase of a Mac

    Jul 23, 2015, 5:07 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has started their annual Back To School promotional deal for students and educators looking to purchase a Mac. This year, eligible buyers are able to get a free pair of Beats Solo2 On-Ear Headphones, valued at $199, with the order of a qualifying Mac.…
  • How to Stop WhatsApp Saving Pictures & Video to iPhone Automatically

    Jul 23, 2015, 3:37 pm By Paul Horowitz
    The popular messaging app WhatsApp has a default media saving setting which will automatically download and save every received picture and video to the iPhone Photos apps Camera Roll. While some users may like this feature, others may wish to change the…
  • iOS 9 Public Beta 2 Released for Testing

    Jul 22, 2015, 3:25 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released iOS 9 Public Beta 2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users choosing to participate in the beta testing program for iOS. The new build arrives as 13A4305g, meaning it matches the 4th developer beta which was recently pushed out as well.…
  • OS X El Capitan Public Beta 2 Released for Testing

    Jul 22, 2015, 3:17 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the second Public Beta version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to users participating in the testing program. The version closely matches the 4th developer beta, arriving as build 15A225f, and should offer notable bug fixes along with improvements…
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