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  • How to Set Custom Quick Reply Messages on Apple Watch

    Tue 5:44pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple Watch offers quick and seamless communication methods, and one of the most used features for many users is the ability to instantly reply to inbound messages with quick pre-canned replies, emojis, or a dictated message. The quick replies in particular…
  • OS X 10.10.4 Beta 4 Released for Testing

    Tue 1:20pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released a new version of OS X 10.10.4 beta for those participating in the OS X Yosemite Public Beta program, and for registered Mac Developers. The new build arrives as 14E26a and aims to “improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your…
  • How to List All Applications on a Mac

    Mon 4:16pm By Paul Horowitz
    Need to know what applications are on any Mac? OS X offers a variety of ways to list apps that are installed on a Mac, and we’ll cover three different approaches to this: a basic listing of installed Mac apps which is sufficient for most user needs, an…
  • Chat on WhatsApp from a Mac with WhatsMac

    Mon 2:30pm By Paul Horowitz
    WhatsApp is a popular messaging tool for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows phone users, but it has long been missing desktop clients… until now, anyway. For Mac users, you can now chat through WhatsApp directly from OS X by using a free app called…
  • Allow Free App Downloads Without Password Entry in iOS

    Sun 2:51pm By Paul Horowitz
    You have likely noticed that downloading a free app from the iOS App Store triggers the ‘Enter Password’ dialog screen on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. While this is a valid precaution to prevent unauthorized users from installing apps onto an iOS…
  • How to Stop Using an iCloud Password to Unlock a Mac

    Sat 4:25pm By Paul Horowitz
    When a user sets up a new Mac, there is a helpful option to use an iCloud ID and Apple ID to login and unlock the Mac. Users can also choose at any time to have their iCloud ID as their login for OS X too. While this is undoubtedly a helpful feature and it ...…
  • Mac Setup: MacBook Pro with Twin 24″ Displays

    Sat 3:30pm By OSXDaily
    Ready for another featured Mac setup? This time around we’re featuring the great desk setup of Toby R. , a web developer who has a dual display setup and some great under-the-desk cable management. Let’s jump right in and learn more about this setup: What…
  • Find Movie Showtimes with Spotlight in Mac OS X

    Fri 3:12pm By Paul Horowitz
    Want to see a movie tonight? Wondering what the showtime are of a movie playing nearby? You can quickly find local movie showtimes by using the Spotlight search feature in Mac OS X. Yes you read that right, the same Spotlight that works as an app launcher and…
  • How to Clear a Chat Transcript in Messages for Mac OS X

    Fri 2:42pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Mac Messages app maintains a transcript of conversations that have been carried out on the computer, thus when you open a message window to a particular sender, you’ll see the prior conversations, pictures, and other sent/received data in the same…
  • How to Repair Photos Library to Fix Common Issues with Photos App on Mac OS X

    Thu 1:59pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Mac Photos app works well for most users, but occasionally a variety of hiccups can be encountered when interacting with photo libraries, ranging from crashes, to hanging on Photos app launch, a failed import, thumbnails missing from an image library,…
  • Why Wait for OS X 10.11? How to Use the San Francisco System Font on OS X Yosemite Now

    May 20, 2015, 2:16 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple is apparently planning on replacing Helvetica Neue, the current default system font in iOS and OS X, with the ‘San Francisco’ font used on Apple Watch, according to a new report from the well sourced 9to5mac. The font change to “San Francisco”…
  • Resolving the “Unable to Download Item. Please Try Again Later” Error Message on iPhone

    May 20, 2015, 1:23 pm By Paul Horowitz
    A somewhat strange error message can occur at random on iOS, typically for iPhone users, that states “Unable to Download Item. Please try again later” with a “Done” and “Retry” button options. The thing that makes this error message strange is that…
  • Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 Update Released

    May 19, 2015, 1:20 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the first update to Apple Watch software, versioned as Watch OS 1.0.1. The update is a fairly small download weighing about 51MB, and includes performance improvements and bug fixes for the device, making it recommended for all Apple Watch…
  • Apple Releases Spec-Bumped Retina MacBook Pro 15″ and Retina iMac 27″

    May 19, 2015, 12:54 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released updated versions of the Retina iMac 27″ and Retina MacBook Pro 15″. Both models received fairly minor updates to specifications, but offer some notable improvements which make them worthwhile for users considering new Mac hardware.…
  • How to Cancel Printing & Print Jobs in Mac OS X

    May 18, 2015, 3:55 pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you’ve ever printed anything from a computer, you’ve inevitably wound up trying to print something that you soon discovered wasn’t needed. Regardless, rather than letting the print job continue and waste ink and paper, the best thing to do is cancel…
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