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  • Clear Recent Web Browsing History in Safari for Mac OS X

    Fri 3:22pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Safari web browser has always included an ability to delete all web history, site data, searches, and cookies on a Mac, but the latest versions of Safari for OS X make this task even easier and offer a bit more control with four possible options, allowing…
  • How to Delete a Third Party Keyboard in iOS

    Thu 6:21pm By Paul Horowitz
    Many of us explored the array of new keyboard options available now that iOS supports third party keyboards, but if you’re anything like me you probably settled on one that worked for your typing needs (if not the iOS default and QuickType) and now your…
  • New iPhone 6 Commercial “Voice Text” Now Running

    Thu 12:28am By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has started to run another new iPhone 6 ad, titled “Voice Text”. The commercial features Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake discussing the ability to send voice clips through the messages app of iPhones. The ad is running on network and cable…
  • Cooking with Your iPad or iPhone? Follow These 3 Simple Kitchen Tips

    Wed 4:46pm By Paul Horowitz
    Many of us use our iPhones and iPads in the kitchen to assist with recipes or even entertainment while cooking, and they work wonderfully for this purpose. But electronics and turkey gravy don’t mix well, and to have a hassle free experience you’ll want to…
  • How to Start & Stop MySQL Manually in OS X Yosemite

    Wed 2:43pm By Paul Horowitz
    Many developers require MySQL on their Macs, but if you’ve tried to install MySQL in OS X Yosemite, you likely noticed that you’ll get an “installation failed” error during the process. That error sounds worse than it is, because you can avoid it…
  • Start or Request Screen Sharing from Messages in Mac OS X

    Tue 2:44pm By Paul Horowitz
    Messages app is generally associated with conversations, but new to OS X Yosemite is a feature which allows Mac users to initiate screen sharing with another Mac user directly from an active iMessage window. This is great for remote collaboration, showing off…
  • How to View a Full Desktop Website in Safari for iPhone

    Tue 1:15pm By Paul Horowitz
    Most iPhone users like to read and use websites specifically designed for mobile usage, which tend to simplify the user experience and focus attention a bit more. Since many websites detect you’re using an iPhone and automatically serve a mobile site (ours…
  • Two New iPhone 6 Commercials “Reservations” & “Gamers” Airing

    Tue 12:02am By Paul Horowitz
    Apple is running a set of new iPhone 6 ads, titled “Reservations” and “Gamers”. The two spots are similar to earlier commercials for iPhone 6, being narrated by Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, as specific features are emphasized in a playful…
  • How to Use Instant Wi-Fi Hotspot in OS X Yosemite with an iPhone

    Mon 3:43pm By Paul Horowitz
    The iPhone has long had the excellent Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot feature, which effectively turns an iPhone or cellular iPad into a wireless router that Macs and other devices can connect to. That iPhone Hotspot feature gets even better for Mac users running OS X…
  • Don’t Want to Update your Mac to OS X Yosemite? Hide the Update from the App Store

    Sun 2:43pm By Paul Horowitz
    While many Mac users have updated to OS X Yosemite, a notable amount have chosen to stay on OS X Mavericks or Mountain Lion for a variety of reasons, and some have even had to downgrade due to frustrations or incompatibilities that were experienced with the…
  • A Solution for MacBook Pro Booting to a Black Screen

    Sat 9:21pm By Paul Horowitz
    Rarely, a Mac may encounter some peculiar issue during system boot that can cause quite a bit of panic, like booting to a completely black screen. It would be easy to interpret that as a potential hardware problem, and in some particularly rare situations that…
  • Access the Two Different Mini-Players in iTunes 12

    Nov 21, 2014, 2:56 pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you’d rather your iTunes player take up less screen real estate, iTunes has two alternative player appearance options available, the album cover player, and the popular mini player. These are not new features to iTunes 12, but like many other things which…
  • Delete Specific Pages from Safari History in iOS

    Nov 21, 2014, 1:03 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Safari in iOS has always had the ability to clear all browser history on the iPhone and iPad, but up until the latest versions of iOS, it was either delete all history or nothing. That has changed however, and if you would rather selectively delete individual…
  • OS X 10.10.2 Beta 1 Available to Developers

    Nov 20, 2014, 6:35 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the first developer beta of OS X 10.10.2, arriving as build version 14C68K. The notes attached to the OS X Update Seed 10.10.2 download don’t specify any particular focus areas, but presumably the update aims to address bugs and issues…
  • How to Flush DNS Cache in OS X Yosemite with discoveryutil

    Nov 20, 2014, 5:22 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Some Mac users may encounter situations where they need to flush DNS cache in OS X for a name server to resolve properly, or for some DNS address change to become noticed by their individual computer. This is particularly relevant for system administrators,…
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