OS X Daily logo OS X Daily

  • Where’s the Temp Folder on Mac OS? How to Find & Open the Mac Temporary Directory

    52m By Paul Horowitz
    The Mac operating system has several system level temporary folders which contain temp files used by MacOS itself along with various Mac apps. This temp folders are not intended to be user facing, but in some rare situations an advanced Mac user may find…
  • How to Enable a Virtual Home Button on iPhone or iPad with AssistiveTouch

    Thu 1:03pm By Paul Horowitz
    Do you miss having a Home button on the iPhone X? Maybe your Home button isn’t working as expected, or is broken on an iPhone or iPad? Or maybe you’d just find it easier to tap on the screen to mimic a Home button press rather than using the hardware…
  • iOS 12 Beta 8 Released to Download for Beta Testers

    Wed 1:31pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released iOS 12 developer beta 8 for users enrolled in the iOS beta testing program. iOS 12 beta 8 arrives just a few days after iOS 12 beta 7, which was quickly pulled down due to performance issues. Therefore, any users actively running the prior…
  • Fix the 3 Most Annoying Features on iPhone X

    Tue 4:42pm By Paul Horowitz
    The iPhone X may be the most elegant and beautifully designed iPhone in years, but that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. While most users have no complaints about the iPhone X itself, there are some frustrations and annoyances that can continually pop-up for…
  • Beta 7 of iOS 12 and macOS Mojave Released for Testing

    Mon 3:43pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released iOS 12 beta 7 and macOS Mojave beta 7 to users enrolled in the developer beta testing programs. Typically a developer beta build is released first, soon followed by the accompanying public beta builds. Separately, Apple has also released new…
  • How to Uninstall Homebrew from Mac OS

    Sun 4:13pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you have previously installed Homebrew to a Mac and have now decided that you no longer need or want the command line package manager, you can uninstall Homebrew from MacOS and completely remove Homebrew and all installed packages and formula from the Mac.…
  • How to Download Xcode as XIP or DMG Files, & Where to Download Older Xcode Versions

    Sat 2:39pm By Paul Horowitz
    Xcode is the software development suite for Mac that allows developers to build apps for MacOS, iOS, tvOS, and watchOS. The vast majority of developers and Xcode users will download the Xcode application suite from the Mac App Store, but that’s not the only…
  • How to Disable Location Services on iPhone and iPad Completely

    Aug 10, 2018, 4:13 pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Location Services capabilities of iPhone and iPad allow the devices to use onboard GPS, Wi-Fi, cell tower location data, and Bluetooth to determine the location of the iPhone or iPad. With iPhone, this location data can be pretty much exact, placing the…
  • How to Enable System Integrity Protection in Mac OS

    Aug 9, 2018, 2:54 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Modern versions of Mac OS ship with System Integrity Protection (SIP) enabled by default, which aims to protect critical system folders by locking them down, and the vast majority of Mac users should always keep SIP enabled for that added protection.…
  • How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on iPhone and iPad

    Aug 8, 2018, 4:01 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Many iPhone and iPad users like to play YouTube videos in the background, often for listening to music or listening to a podcast or talk show. For example, maybe you found a great song on YouTube that you want to enjoy while playing a game, or while practicing…
  • How to Install FTP on MacOS Mojave & High Sierra

    Aug 7, 2018, 3:46 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Mac command line users may have noticed that FTP is missing from the latest versions of MacOS system software, but despite ftp not being included in newer versions of system software by default, you can still install ftp on Mac OS if you need to use an ftp…
  • How to Delete a Reminder on iPhone and iPad

    Aug 6, 2018, 3:59 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Want to get remove a Reminder on an iPhone or iPad? Then you’ll probably want to delete it. The Reminders app is one of the most commonly used default apps on the iPhone and iPad, whether for simply reminding a user about a particular thing or event, or as…
  • iOS 12 Beta 6 & macOS Mojave Beta 6 Released for Testing

    Aug 6, 2018, 1:37 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released iOS 12 beta 6 and macOS Mojave beta 6 for users enrolled in the developer beta testing programs. Additionally, beta 6 of watchOS 5 and tvOS 12 are available for users testing those releases. Typically the accompanying public beta release…
  • How to Convert .bin and .cue to ISO on Mac

    Aug 5, 2018, 12:14 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Every once in a while you may encounter .bin and .cue files, or a cue/bin cue sheet, of a disk image, often when downloading old Mac software (or even DOS, Windows, Linux) for a retro machine, for an audio or video disc, or just as a disk image of something.…
  • VoiceOver on Lock Screen of iPhone / iPad? How to Unlock iPhone if VoiceOver is Enabled

    Aug 4, 2018, 12:34 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Have you ever found yourself with an iPhone or iPad that is stuck in VoiceOver mode and as a result you can’t unlock the iPhone or iPad? When VoiceOver is active and the screen is locked, if you’re trying to unlock the device or enter a passcode you may…