How to Fix iMessage Syncing Issues

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While iMessage is one of the most-used services for iOS users, it’s definitely not without its problems. Here’s how to fix iMessage syncing issues between your iOS and OS X devices. iMessage has changed the way that many people communicate with their family and friends on a daily basis. With iMessage being available on any […]

How to Get OS X 10.10.3 & Photos Right Now

Get the OS X 10.10.3 download to try the OS X Photos beta today.

Apple is letting users try the new Photos app and OS X 10.10.3 ahead of the official release. Here’s what you need to know to try the new OS X Photos app, iCloud Photo Library and to get you up and running before the OS X 10.10.3 release. The new Photos app replaces iPhoto and Aperture with […]

How to Enable Dictation in OS X Yosemite

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Typing away on your Mac is second nature, but if you’d rather turn your speech into text instead, here’s how to enable dictation in OS X Yosemite. Just like on the iPhone, Mac users can talk into the microphone and have it translated into text, saving you from having to type out long-winded responses. It’s […]

How to Change Wallpaper on Mac

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The default OS X wallpapers aren’t terrible, but if you want to change your desktop wallpaper to something more appealing and suited towards your own taste, here’s how to change the wallpaper on Mac. Apple includes a handful of default wallpapers with OS X, and some of them are really cool, but we understand if […]

How to Fix a Frozen Mac App

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It’s more than frustrating when you’re working on something on your Mac and the app just freezes on you, but here’s how to fix the problem in order to restore order to chaos. OS X Yosemite isn’t perfect, and it’s still a rather new operating system. Most of the popular apps have been updated to […]

How to Change Default Browsers on Mac

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Safari on Mac is a great browser, but if you’re not a fan of it and would rather use a different web browser, here’s how to change the default browser on Mac. Even though third-party web browsers don’t perform well on Macs compared to Safari (especially Chrome), many users still prefer using Chrome, Firefox, or […]

Switching to Mac from Windows: What You Need to Know

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If you’ve been a loyal Windows user but are thinking about making the switch to a Mac, here are some things you should know. OS X (the operating system that runs on Macs) and Windows are fairly comparable. They’re both operating systems and they both have a desktop user interface with a toolbar and even […]

How to Use iCloud

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This guide will explain how to use iCloud, what iCloud is, and what you can do with iCloud. iCloud is Apple’s online storage and app service that keeps your data synced between iPhone, iPad, Mac and even PC. Using iCloud on a Windows computer is simple, but you do need to set it up. In […]

How to Secure iMessage and FaceTime

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Back in September last year, Apple introduced two-factor authentication for iCloud, and now it’s available for iMessage and FaceTime. Here’s how to enable it for these two services. Apple recently expanded the ability to secure your iCloud account further by enabling two-factor authentication for iCloud backups, allowing users to secure their iPhone and iPad backups […]

Apple Photos App Release Coming in OS X Yosemite 10.10.3

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Hot on the heels of releasing OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, Apple has released the first beta of version 10.10.3, which is actually a major new update, as it includes the all-new Photos app. The new Photos app will replace iPhoto, which discontinued development last year, as did Aperture. Unfortunately, regular users won’t be able to […]

How to Fix Slow MacBook Performance

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MacBooks are some of the best laptops on the market, but like any laptop, a MacBook can degrade over time and become really slow. Here’s how to fix slow MacBook performance. As technology advances and software requires better and better hardware, older MacBooks begin to naturally slow down. Plus, with added use and files piling […]

iTunes Notification Center Widget Arrives in Latest Update

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Apple has update iTunes for OS X to version 12.1, which adds a Notification Center widget as well as a handful of performance improvements. The Notification Center widget allows users to view what song is currently playing, as well as scrub through a song, skip ahead, and even buy a song right from the widget if […]

How to Transfer iPhone Voice Memos to Your Mac

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If you’re not sure how to transfer your voice memos from your iPhone to your Mac, here’s how to do it. The Voice Memos app on the iPhone is one of the unsung heroes of Apple’s built-in iOS apps, as it’s not the most popular out of the bunch, but it can be incredibly useful. […]

7 OS X 10.10.2 Release Date Tips & Details

Apple includes important changes for businesses and consumers.

After months of testing the OS X 10.10.2 release is finally here with a lot of fixes for OS X Yosemite problems including all kinds of OS X Yosemite WiFi problems and issues. Although it may seem like a small OS X update, you definitely need to make sure you follow these tips and are away […]

OS X Yosemite WiFi Problems to Be Fixed in 10.10.2 Update

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OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 is expected to launch in the very near future as the beta program for the minor update is close to wrapping up, and users should be able to look forward to WiFi problems getting fixed in the latest update. According to 9to5Mac, release notes for what could be the final release […]

OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 Releases Inches Closer

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The release of a new update to OS X Yosemite is right around the corner, as Apple has seeded the sixth beta to OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers. The beta, as well as several of the past betas focuses on WiFi, Mail, Bluetooth, and VoiceOver, meaning that the final update will likely fix issues with […]

How to AirPlay to Your Mac or PC

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One great feature about the Apple TV is its ability to act as an AirPlay receiver, allowing iPhone and iPad users to beam content from their devices to their televisions using the Apple TV. However, if you don’t have an Apple TV, here’s how you can add AirPlay support to your Mac or Windows PC. […]

How to Use Do Not Disturb on Mac

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Apple makes it easy to see your notifications all in one place, but sometimes you don’t want iMessage notifications to interrupt your work while on your Mac. This guide will show you how to turn off iMessage notifications on your Mac running OS X Yosemite. Just like with Do Not Disturb on the iPhone, you […]

Bluetooth Headphones Causing Audio Lag on Macs

The A-Audio Legacy headphones are comfortable, sound good and include an option to connect a second pair of headphones.

If you’re using Bluetooth headphones with your Mac and the video and audio are slightly out of sync, you’re not alone. Many Mac users have been reporting recently that Bluetooth headphones they have connected to their Macs are causing some audio sync problems. Numerous posts on Apple’s support forums point to problems with Bluetooth audio […]

6 Things to Do with Your New Mac

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If you got a brand new Mac for Christmas, you might be tempted to just dive right in, but after the initial setup process, there are a few things you’ll want to do before diving in too deep. Macs were most likely hot items over the holiday season, and those who were lucky enough to […]