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  • Increase Interface Contrast in OS X Yosemite to Improve Usability

    Wed 5:29pm By Paul Horowitz
    The revised interface in OS X Yosemite makes heavy use of transparencies, flatness, white space, smaller and narrow fonts, and a dramatic lack of contrast with neutral shades of grey used for most text and many onscreen elements. Combined with the new system…
  • How to Downgrade OS X Yosemite Back to OS X Mavericks

    Wed 2:20pm By Paul Horowitz
    For Mac users who have updated to OS X Yosemite and found it to be unbearable for whatever reason, you’ll be pleased to discover that downgrading back to OS X Mavericks may be a possibility for you. This is not specifically recommended, but if you’re…
  • How to Install Java in OS X Yosemite

    Tue 2:07pm By Paul Horowitz
    Mac users who require Java and who have installed OS X Yosemite may have discovered that a prior version of Java is no longer functioning under OS X 10.10, and that older installers don’t work to install Java in Yosemite. Additionally, a fresh install of…
  • Did iOS 8.1 Reduce Your Battery Life? This May Help

    Tue 1:34pm By Paul Horowitz
    Though the iOS 8.1 update includes many bug fixes that resolve some of the frustrating annoyances that popped up in earlier versions, a handful of users have experienced something else with iOS 8.1; quickly reducing battery life. No, we’re not talking about…
  • How to Show the Full Website URL in Safari for OS X Yosemite

    Mon 7:24pm By Paul Horowitz
    The newest version of Safari in OS X Yosemite defaults to only displaying the domain name of the website you are visiting, rather than the complete URL that many users have long been accustomed to seeing. Some users won’t notice the change, but for many of…
  • iOS 8.1 Download Released with Apple Pay, Camera Roll, Wi-Fi Fix, Bug Fixes, etc

    Mon 1:33pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released iOS 8.1 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The update offers a variety of new features for mobile devices, and also resolves some of the bugs and issues that existed with prior versions of iOS 8. The iOS 8.1 update is…
  • How to Delete an iCloud Account from an iPhone / iPad

    Sun 7:23pm By Paul Horowitz
    For those of us who juggle between multiple iCloud accounts (which is really not recommended), you may need to remove an iCloud account associated with an iPhone or iPad some times. This is typically for situations where you need to swap in a different…
  • How to Clean Install OS X Yosemite

    Sat 7:30pm By Paul Horowitz
    Most Mac users who are upgrading to OS X Yosemite should go through the standard process via the Mac App Store and start the installation from there, it’s by far the easiest approach and it generally goes flawlessly. Some users like to perform what is known…
  • How to Stop iPhone Calls Ringing a Mac in OS X Yosemite

    Fri 5:59pm By Paul Horowitz
    Perhaps you have noticed that since updating your Mac to OS X Yosemite, when your iPhone gets an incoming phone call, so does your Mac. In fact, all of your Macs running the latest OS X and using the same Apple ID will get a phone call, creating a whole chorus…
  • iTunes 12.0.1 and Security Update 2014-005 for OS X Released

    Fri 3:19pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released iTunes 12.0.1 for all Mac users, as well as Security Update 2014-005 Mavericks for those running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and Security Update 2014-005 Mountain Lion for those running 10.8. Mac users whom have already updated to OS X Yosemite…
  • OS X Yosemite Installation Stuck with Minutes Remaining? Wait!

    Fri 3:04pm By Paul Horowitz
    A notable number of Mac users who have gone to update their machines to OS X Yosemite have discovered something which may seem alarming; the progress bar seems to halt during the installation at just minutes remaining, and in some cases, it can sit unmoving…
  • How to Make an OS X Yosemite Boot Installer USB Drive

    Oct 16, 2014, 8:38 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Now that OS X Yosemite is available, many users may wish to create a bootable installer drive from something like a USB flash thumb drive or another disk. This allows for several things, the ability to upgrade multiple Macs without having to re-download the…
  • iMac with 27″ Retina 5k Display Released

    Oct 16, 2014, 3:09 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple released the first iMac with an ultra-high resolution Retina display today. The Retina model includes a 27″ display with a whopping 5120 x 2880 pixel resolution, which Apple is calling a Retina 5K display. The iMac with Retina display is backed by some…
  • iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3 Released

    Oct 16, 2014, 2:40 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has announced updates to the iPad line, officially labeled as the iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3. All new models include faster processors and improved capabilities, Touch ID sensors, and while iPad Mini remains in the same enclosure, the iPad Air 2 has…
  • iOS 8.1 Release Date Set for October 20

    Oct 16, 2014, 2:13 pm By Paul Horowitz
    iOS 8.1 will be released for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices on Monday, October 20, according to Apple. The update will include new features like Apple Pay, the re-introduction of the Photos app Camera Roll, the ability to interact with Macs…
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