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[22 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Do you remember making an OS X 10.9 Mavericks install disk? Yep, this is gonna seem very, very familiar. Guy and gal devs, it’s time to make your own OS X El Capitan Installer.
First and foremost, in order to create …

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[21 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Apple’s OS X naming convention makes choosing Mac wallpapers easy if you have the time. In publishing this, the Fairer Platform has taken the drudgery — finding appropriately sized and beautiful photos — out of picking OS X El Capitan …

Apps, iOS, iPad, Reviews, how to »

[18 Jun 2015 | 6 Comments | 0 views]

This is a subject very near and dear to my heart: iPad keyboard shortcuts. When Craig Federighi announced iOS 9 offers improved hardware keyboard shortcut support, he had my full attention.
In a limited number of Apple mobile apps for iPad, …

iPad, iPhone, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

As the great majority of you, I very much like Apple’s new Photos for Mac as it overcomes the great majority of iPhoto’s numerous shortcomings. There is one issue — that Photos launches by default whenever I connect an iThing …

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[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

In the early, early days of the worldwide web, computers and browsers were prone to crashing. Often times, the best way to browse the internet was the command-line-based, text-only Lynx browser — here’s how to run Lynx on your modern …

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[15 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

When OS X El Capitan, iOS 9 and watchOS 2 ship this Fall, devices running these operating systems will display a new system typeface — the San Francisco font. Of course, the San Francisco font is available on the Apple …

Games, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[25 May 2015 | One Comment | 1 views]

Wow, it’s not even June and would you believe that nearly 40 Mac games have shipped so far this year? Yep, the computer for the rest of us has serious game and here are the Top 10 Mac Games of …

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[24 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

If the drab gray OS X boot screen just doesn’t turn your crank and some other color, any other color would, this is the Mac tip for you. While you can do it the old-fashioned way, via the Terminal, there …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[21 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

It’s not yet June and Apple already updated both of its professional notebooks. The 13-inch, refreshed in April and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro now feature Apple’s well-reviewed and customer favorite Force Touch trackpad.
“The response to the new MacBook and updated …

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[20 May 2015 | No Comment | 1 views]

Apple is shipping a “new” 27-inch Retina iMac that is priced $300 less than the company’s original 27-inch all-in-one. But, honestly, what exactly do those three Benjamins actually get you? A frustratingly small difference is all.
The new 27-inch: 3.3GHz with …

iOS, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[18 May 2015 | One Comment | 1 views]

Here is a helpful iOS and Mac tip that is equal measure cautionary tale. That is, if you’ve deleted a pic in either Photos for iOS or Photos for Mac, you can probably get it back. However, if you’ve deleted …

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[15 May 2015 | One Comment | 0 views]

One of the easiest ways to check your work when using a calculator is to compare the numbers you should have input with those that you actually did. Here’s how to turn the paper tape in the OS X Calculator.
An …

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[11 May 2015 | One Comment | 1 views]

When Google shutdown its popular Reader RSS service on July 1, 2013, Reeder developer Silvio Rizzi said he needed rebuild his popular Reeder 1.x for Mac and iOS RSS newsreader apps from scratch. I was, until then, a rather happy …

Games, Mac, Reviews, how to »

[9 May 2015 | One Comment | 1 views]

It’s truly a pleasure to work on Mac, don’t you agree? Now, how much fun is it to actually play games on your Mac — tons, baby, tons o’ fun. A great place to start are the many, many Mac …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[8 May 2015 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

Mac market share has hit historic highs around the world — Mac sales are up, up, up! Naturally, this has attracted the unwanted attention of criminal hackers — you really should be running a Mac antivirus app to help protect …