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  • 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.…
  • 3 Super Simple Finder Keystroke Tips Every Mac User Must Know

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

    The Finder offers the primary means of navigating the file system of Mac OS X, and though most users will rely entirely on clicking, dragging, and dropping, there are no shortage of keyboard shortcuts to make things even better. If you’re not going to learn…
  • Make iOS Settings Toggles a Bit More Obvious (and Geeky) with Binary On & Off Labels

    15 April 2014, 4:03 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Earlier versions of iOS used to make it very obvious when a Settings toggle was enabled or disabled by showing “ON” and “OFF” text within the button switch itself. While new versions of iOS have removed those word based cues in favor of color…
  • How to Disable iMessage on the iPhone Completely

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

    iMessage is the fantastic free messaging service from Apple that lets iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac users send each other endless free text messages, pictures, and videos. Because iMessage skips the standard SMS/text protocol from cellular carriers and…
  • How to Turn Off the Frequent Locations Feature on iPhone

    14 April 2014, 6:46 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Frequent Locations is an intelligent feature on the iPhone that allows the device to track where you go and learn what places are frequently visited. Once the iPhone has determined some locations that are most common, say your home or work, the iPhone will…
  • Get More Usable Screen Space on a Retina MacBook Pro by Adjusting Resolution

    14 April 2014, 1:11 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    The MacBook Pro with Retina Display takes an ultra-high resolution display and scales onscreen elements down to effectively double the pixel count, providing for ultra crisp images and text on the screen. While the default resolution settings are undeniably…
  • Spill Water on a MacBook Pro / Air? Here’s How You Might Be Able to Prevent Liquid Damage

    13 April 2014, 2:05 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Spilling water or another liquid onto a one to two thousand dollar plus MacBook Air or MacBook Pro is a horrible feeling, but before you completely panic, you can take a few proactive steps which may help to preserve the Mac or your data. There is never a…
  • Mac Setup: The Desk of an Information Security Professional

    12 April 2014, 4:10 pm by: OSXDaily

    This weeks featured Mac workstation is that of InfoSec professional Eric W., who uses a great Mac and iOS setup to secure networks and conquer system vulnerabilities for clients. Eric’s got a great Apple setup, uses a ton of interesting apps, and also offers…
  • Messed Up Hosts? How to Restore the Original Default /etc/hosts File in Mac OS X

    12 April 2014, 1:33 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    The hosts file is included on every computer and used by Mac OS to map IP addresses to host names. Because users may choose to adjust, change, or otherwise edit the hosts file for a variety of reasons, it can be easily subjected to user error, leading to a…
  • Fixing a Scratched iPhone or iPad? Find Device Model Numbers in Settings

    11 April 2014, 2:18 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    If you ever need to identify what model number an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is, typically the easiest thing to do is just flip the device over and look on the lower back panel. Alongside the trampstamp of regulatory details, FCC ID, IC, and the various…
  • Change the Double Quote & Single Quote Style in Mac OS X

    10 April 2014, 5:16 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    The Mac has long used the straight quote style for double and single quotes, looking like ” and ‘ respectively. It’s been that way for as long as I remember, but if you’d like to change the quote style to something else, perhaps a bit more fanciful,…
  • Show US Holidays in Calendar on iPhone & iPad the Easy Way

    10 April 2014, 3:06 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    Want to show US Holidays in your iOS Calendar? There are a few ways to accomplish this, and we’ll cover the two simplest methods. First is a direct subscription to the official US holidays calendar offered from Apple, and the other syncs the same calendar…
  • Stop the Power Button From Turning Off the Mac Display in OS X Mavericks

    9 April 2014, 5:28 pm by: Paul Horowitz

    The Power button on newer MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models has been turned into a button on the actual keyboard, located directly above the Delete key. For the most part, this isn’t an issue, but with the introduction of OS X Mavericks, tapping on that…

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