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[25 Aug 2015 | 3 Comments | 0 views]

A solution in search of a problem? If you don’t like the OS X El Capitan cursor shake to zoom feature, here is a quick and dirty tutorial on how to disable it — another command line trick to add …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Reviews, how to »

[24 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 0 views]

You’re happy with your iPhone, but your wireless carrier occupies five of the nine circles of hell? Time to BYOD on another carrier. To find out if your Apple smartphone or, for that matter, cellular iPad is compatible, you will …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[16 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 11 views]

Gird yourself for truth (and tpwn)! This is a bad news, meh news sort of situation. Yes, Italian “security researcher” Luca Todesco has discovered and released a new Mac privilege escalation vulnerability/exploit, tpwn, into the wild that affects OS X …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[8 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 2 views]

Among the many new features and apps in OS X 10.11 El Capitan is Notes 4. New features include a Mail-esque three-pane user interface, inline media files, attachment browser, more robust sharing system-wide and a list maker.
Probably the first thing …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[24 Jul 2015 | 2 Comments | 2 views]

The last time we looked at the state of the Mac, back in 2013, Snow Leopard accounted for a quarter of measured users. At that time, that led some folks to call OS X 10.6 “Apple’s XP.” But has Apple …

iPad, iPhone, iPod, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 442 views]

The other day, I came to obvious conclusion that running iOS 9 beta on my iPad Air, one of my daily drivers, was a bad idea. As I had a pre-iOS 9 iPad backup in iTunes, I chose to restore …

iOS, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 646 views]

The other day I realized that, although it has many excellent iPad specific features (notably keyboard shortcuts), iOS 9 just wasn’t working out. So, it was time to restore iOS 8.4 from iOS 9 beta.
Now, please understand, given that it’s …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Security »

[17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 1,042 views]

In spite Adobe’s intentions and, one must assume, best efforts, Flash has become irrevocably tainted, fundamentally untrustable. It’s time remove Flash from your Mac, permanently — here’s how to remove Flash.
In the wake of the Hacking Team security revelations — …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[14 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 170 views]

OS X 10.11 El Capitan will be formally released this Fall and when it hits Photos 1.1 will be part of the mix. However, as you probably know, OS X El Capitan is in beta and Photos 1.1 is already …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[22 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 44 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 …

Mac, Reviews, how to »

[21 Jun 2015 | 2 Comments | 169 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 | 126 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 | 16 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 …

Mac, Reviews, how to, Software »

[17 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 37 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 …