3 Great Time Machine Alternatives for Mac

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If you use a Mac and want to back up your files, Time Machine might just be a viable option, but it’s simply not up to snuff for all Mac users. Here are three Time Machine alternatives that you may want to consider if you’re looking for something else. OS X comes with a free […]

How to See Which Apps Are Using Your MacBook Battery Life

MacBook Battery Life

Last year, Apple launched refreshed MacBook Pros that boasted nine hours of battery life thanks to the inclusion of the latest Intel Haswell chips, compared to seven hours of the previous generation, making it quite a big leap in battery life. MacBook Airs get even better battery life thanks to the slight-slower internals that require […]

Chrome for Mac Just Got a Lot Better

Chrome for Mac

Google Chrome hasn’t been the most friendly web browser on OS X, but a new 64-bit version of Chrome for Mac has released, which aims to increase performance and manage RAM better than previous versions. Of course, most newer Macs are 64-bit compatible, while older Macs are on 32-bit, and since Google is retiring the […]

OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 WiFi Problems Still Persistent

OS X Yosemite

Yesterday Apple released a minor update for OS X Yosemite in the form of version 10.10.1, which aimed to fix those pesky WiFi problems that many users have been experiencing, as we expected, but it seems that the update isn’t quite working out for some users. Ever since the release of OS X Yosemite, many […]

iMac Retina Christmas Ship Date Slowly Slipping

iMac Retina

The Retina iMac became an instant hit as soon as it was announced at Apple’s iPad event last month, and that kind of enthusiasm has been showing in the device’s shipping times on Apple’s website, slipping to 2-3 weeks ahead of the holiday shopping season. Apple’s website lists the Retina iMac as available to ship […]

OS X Yosemite WiFi Problems to Be Fixed in New Update

OS X Yosemite

Ever since the initial release of OS X Yosemite, many users have been having issues with the WiFi cutting in and out, but a new update for the operating system should help alleviate those problems. Apple has been seeding a new developer beta of OS X Yosemite in the form of version 10.10.1. The second […]

9 Common OS X Yosemite Problems & How to Fix Them

Reset SMC and PRAM and then toggle the sound settings.

The OS X Yosemite release offers a load of new features and even fixed some lingering OS X Mavericks bugs, but there are some OS X Yosemite problems and bugs that users need to know about before upgrading and how to fix them if they already upgraded to OS X 10.10. We’ve heard a number of users […]

iOS 8 Jailbreak Now Compatible with Mac

iOS 8 jailbreak

The iOS 8 jailbreak is officially out and available for all iPhones and iPads that are capable of running iOS 8. The tool itself only worked on Windows machines, but now it works on Mac computers as well. The Pangu dev team is responsible for this latest jailbreak and they’re a recent addition to the […]

10 OS X Yosemite Hidden Features

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OS X Yosemite was released earlier this month, and while you probably know about all the major new features, there might be some OS X Yosemite hidden features inside of the new operating system that you’re not familiar with. OS X 10.10 Yosemite was announced and unveiled back in early June during Apple’s annual WWDC developers conference […]

How to Improve OS X Yosemite Performance

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OS X Yosemite was released earlier this month to much fanfare, and while many users were excited to install the new operating system and try out the new features, there were quite a few Mac users who had a less-than-steller time with OS X Yosemite. If you were one of those users, here’s how to […]

How to Turn off iPhone Calls on Your Mac with OS X Yosemite

Turn off iPhone calls on your Mac in seconds.

With iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite you can answer phone calls from your iPhone on your Mac. This is a handy feature, but if you find it annoying it is easy to turn off phone calls on Macs with OS X Yosemite. Turning off phone calls in OS X Yosemite is essential if you […]

Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date: What Not to Expect

Developers are working on a Nexus 4 Android L port.

With a Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop release date all but confirmed for early November, we want to take a look at what we do not expect from the Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 Android 5.0 Lollipop release date from Google. Google’s Android L update was first announced as Android 4.4 KitKat’s […]

How to Change Your Mac’s Admin Password

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By default, your Mac’s admin password is your iCloud password. This is a new feature introduced in OS X Yosemite, but it’s something that not all users like, so here’s how to go back to using an admin password of your choice. The nice thing about past versions of OS X was that you could […]

Top 10 Things to Try in OS X Yosemite & iOS 8.1

Here are 10 things you need to try when you install OS X Yosemite.

The OS X Yosemite update includes a long list of exciting new features, but there are a few things you simple need to try after you install OS X Yosemite on your computer. You’ll need the free iOS 8.1 release on your iPhone or iPad to make all of these features work. Apple added 10 exciting […]

How to Make & Receive iPhone Calls in OS X Yosemite

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If you want to use your Mac to make and receive phone calls from your iPhone, here’s how to do it using OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. OS X Yosemite was launched last week during Apple’s iPad event, allowing Mac users to download and install the long-awaited new version of OS X. One of […]

How to Use AirDrop on iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite

Learn how to use AirDrop on IOS 8 and OS X Yosemite.

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite you can quickly send photos links and more from iPhone or iPad t your computer. This guide explains what AirDrop is, how to use AirDrop and what’s new with this feature in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. You need iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad an […]

OS X Yosemite Problems Frustrate Users

OS X Yosemite problems arrive with the free update for Macs.

Apple released OS X Yosemite for Macs last week, adding new features and connectivity to the iPhone and iPad as part of an update for Apple computers. This impressive update unlocks exciting new features but it also brings a number of OS X Yosemite problems that should make some users think twice about updating, at […]

How to Send & Receive SMS Text Messages in OS X Yosemite

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OS X Yosemite comes with a really cool new feature that lets you send and receive SMS text message on your Mac. Here’s how to set it up. Previously, you were only able to send and receive iMessages on your Mac, while SMS text messages had to be handled on your iPhone. However, you can now […]

How to Downgrade from OS X Yosemite to OS X Mavericks

Learn how to downgrade from OS X Yosemite to OS X Mavericks.

“Can I downgrade from OS X Yosemite to OS X Mavericks?” is a common question after updating to the new version of software for your Mac. We’ll show you two ways to downgrade to Mavericks on your Mac. Keep in mind that any changes you made will not be there when you downgrade from OS […]

How to Use Logitech Keyboards & Mice with OS X Yosemite

Logitech on OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite was just recently released, and tons of Mac users are flocking to the Mac App Store to download the latest version, especially since it’s free. However, as with any new piece of software, it’s not compatible with everything yet. For example, Logitech’s software for its keyboards and mice don’t yet have full […]