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  • OS X 10.10.2 Beta 1 Available to Developers

    Thu 6:35pm 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

    Thu 5:22pm 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,…
  • How to Format Text & Insert Pictures Into Notes in iOS

    Thu 2:44pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Notes app in modern versions of iOS includes support for text formatting and media insertion. This is a welcome change for many reasons, as it not only improves the functionality of Notes app to serve as a scratchpad, but it also makes the Notes app and…
  • Troubleshooting OS X 10.10.1 Wi-Fi Connection Issues

    Wed 1:30pm By Paul Horowitz
    A number of Mac users who were experiencing wi-fi connection difficulties with OS X Yosemite have found the problems continue to persist after updating to OS X 10.10.1. The reasons for this are not entirely clear given that OS X 10.10.1 has aimed specifically…
  • How to Disable Reachability on iPhone If You Accidentally Open It

    Tue 6:15pm By Paul Horowitz
    The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus gained a feature called Reachability which, when activated, brings all onscreen icons and elements closer to the bottom of the display and Home button, thus making it easier for your thumb or finger to reach the desired touch…
  • iOS 8.2 Beta 1 & Apple Watch Developer Kit Released

    Tue 2:37pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released iOS 8.2 beta 1 and an Apple Watch developer toolkit to those registered with the iOS developer program. The first iOS 8.2 beta build is 12D436 and arrives alongside a new beta version of Xcode 6.2, which includes the WatchKit developer…
  • OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 Update Available for Mac

    Mon 2:05pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the first major update to Macs running OS X Yosemite, versioned as OS X 10.10.1. OS X 10.10.1 includes several prominent bug fixes, including resolutions to issues with Wi-Fi reliability, Mail app problems, and a Time Machine backup bug.…
  • iOS 8.1.1 Update Available with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

    Mon 1:43pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released the final version of iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. The iOS update is focused primarily on bug fixes and stability enhancements, though some performance improvements are also said to be included for some older hardware.…
  • Find Local Listings & Restaurants with Spotlight in OS X Yosemite

    Sun 7:02pm By Paul Horowitz
    Spotlight is the fantastic search engine built into OS X and iOS, and while most people associate Spotlight searches with finding documents on their Mac or launching applications, the feature set has expanded dramatically since OS X Yosemite. One of the more…
  • Increase or Decrease Text Size of Messages in OS X Yosemite

    Sun 4:10pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Mac Messages app has long had the ability to change the text size and font of your messages and conversations, but the adjustment functions have changed a bit in OS X Yosemite. In Messages under OS X Yosemite, you now have the option to increase or…
  • Instantly Share Your Current Location from Messages on iPhone

    Sat 2:13pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you’ve ever tried to give directions to someone when you aren’t that good at it, or maybe aren’t entirely sure where you are let alone how to get there, you know how frustrating of an experience that can be. Fortunately you can avoid that situation…
  • How to Use Mail Drop to Send Large Files Over Email from Mac OS X

    Nov 14, 2014, 2:26 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Nearly every email server has a file size limit, typically ranging between 10MB and 40MB, and any file attached to an email larger than that will typically bounce or not send. Apple has come up with an interesting solution to this problem, calling it Mail…
  • Get Notifications for Specific Email Threads in iOS Mail App

    Nov 13, 2014, 12:26 pm By Paul Horowitz
    The iOS Mail app has long included a variety of ways to be notified of new emails, whether it’s the standard notification for all new messages, or having a unique alert set to specific VIP contacts. Perhaps even better is a feature added to recent versions…
  • Edit AutoFill Information in Safari for Mac OS X

    Nov 12, 2014, 2:58 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Autofill is one of the more useful features of Safari that automatically fill online order forms and logins, whether it’s a name, shipping address, login and password, or even payment and credit card information. Of course, if you change any of that…
  • Show a Preview Panel in Every Finder Window of Mac OS X

    Nov 11, 2014, 6:28 pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Column view of the OS X Finder has long been popular with users who like to see a preview of what image or document they are selecting in the Finder. Of course, the problem with that preview panel is that up until OS X Yosemite, it was limited to the…
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