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  • Set AirDrop in iOS to be Discoverable by Contacts Only for Added Privacy

    24 April 2014, 3:37 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Those of us who regularly use AirDrop on the iPhone or iPad and leave the function frequently turned on for share requests may want to take a moment to adjust a simple privacy setting for the feature, allowing your iOS device to be only discoverable by…
  • Fix for a Mac Disconnecting from Wi-Fi After Sleep Wake

    24 April 2014, 1:24 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    A fair amount of Mac users have encountered an issue where their Mac will immediately disconnect from wi-fi networks after waking from sleep, forcing users to rejoin a wireless network constantly. This is obviously pretty frustrating, but it’s usually easily…
  • Use Shared Links in Safari for iOS as a Simple News Reader

    23 April 2014, 3:32 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Twitter integration is pretty deep throughout OS X and iOS with the sharing abilities and various uses of Siri, but another often overlooked Twitter feature is part of Safari and called “Shared Links”. Put simply, Shared Links can be thought of as an…
  • Apple Runs New iPhone 5S TV Ad “Powerful”

    23 April 2014, 1:15 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Apple has started airing a new commercial for the iPhone 5S, titled “Powerful.” The commercial starts off with musicians using various apps on their iPhones to prepare to play, and then segues into from a music theme to a broader usage of iPhone apps for a…
  • Want to Beta Test Mac OS X? Now Anyone Can with Apple’s Beta Seed Program

    22 April 2014, 5:29 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Apple has expanded the availability of beta OS X system software to all Mac users, allowing potentially anyone to run the latest pre-release beta builds of the operating system for trials and feedback. Dubbed the OS X Beta Seed Program, this is the first time…
  • Security Update 2014-002 1.0 for OS X Released for Mac

    22 April 2014, 2:43 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Apple has released a series of security updates for OS X, with support for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Lion Server. The update is simply labeled as Security Update 2014-002 and includes Safari 7.0.3, and is now widely available through the App…
  • iOS 7.1.1 Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

    22 April 2014, 1:31 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Apple has released iOS 7.1.1, a bug fix update aimed at resolving several issues with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update is said to fix keyboard responsiveness – presumably addressing the keyboard lag issue that has annoyed some users – improves…
  • Resize Photos from iPhone by Mailing Them to Yourself

    21 April 2014, 6:10 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    The Photos app of on the iPhone and iPad is lacking a direct resize tool for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t resize pictures from iOS. While there are a variety of third party apps out there to complete the task, another simple option is to just rely…
  • Navigate Calendar Faster in Mac OS X with Gestures & Continuous Scrolling

    21 April 2014, 1:49 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Most users who want to see another day, week, or month in the Calendar app of OS X rely on using the mouse cursor to click the forward and backwards buttons, but that’s actually slower than relying on the lesser known continuous scrolling feature that’s…
  • Find an Interesting Spot? Share a Maps Location with Someone Else from OS X

    20 April 2014, 2:45 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    The Maps app in OS X makes it simple to share locations with others, even if the location isn’t defined and just in the middle of nowhere. This is a great trick for many reasons, whether to share a nice spot you found in the city, share with your partner…
  • Forget to Update Your Mac Apps? Use Automatic Updates in OS X

    19 April 2014, 5:25 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Many of us Mac users forget to update our installed apps to the latest versions, missing out on everything from newly added features, bug fixes, to important security improvements. Sure there are plenty of reasons for forgetting to update applications, whether…
  • Mac Setups: The VP of Projects Office

    19 April 2014, 3:47 pm by: OSXDaily

    This weeks featured Mac workstation is the awesome setup of Jody R., a VP of Projects. There’s a lot of great hardware in this office, with four Macs, a couple of iOS devices, and a ton of displays… let’s dive right in and learn a bit more! Quick note:…
  • How to Disable IPv6 in Mac OS X

    18 April 2014, 12:43 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Some Mac users may wish to disable IPv6 networking support on their machines. This may be desirable to avoid certain networking conflicts, or to increase security for users in higher threat environments, since IPv6 has been found by researchers to be…
  • Play & Manage iTunes Radio Stations with Siri

    17 April 2014, 2:01 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Many users know that Siri can interact with the standard iOS music app, but did you know that Siri can also play and manage iTunes Radio stations for you? That’s right, among the huge variety of Siri abilities, the virtual assistance can also command your…
  • Search the Web for Selected Words & Phrases from Almost Anywhere in iOS

    16 April 2014, 6:08 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    On the Mac, you may know that a right-click on just about anything can bring up a “Search the web” feature. When chosen, the selected term or phrase, whether from an app or from another web browser, gets quickly searched for using your default browser.…

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