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 […]

How to Add Continuity Support to Older Macs

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If you want to use your Mac to make and receive phone calls from your iPhone, you’re required to have newer Mac hardware that has Bluetooth 4.0. Otherwise, you’re out of luck. However, a new tool has added support for Bluetooth 4.0 dongles, meaning that older Macs can take advantage of Apple’s Continuity features. OS […]

Turn Your iPad into a USB Display for Mac

Use Duet Display to turn your iPad into a USB monitor for Mac.

A new app turns your iPad into a USB display for your Mac. This means you can carry around a 7.9-inch or 9.7-inch portable second monitor with you wherever you go. You can even use the iPhone for this, which is just big enough to keep a chat window up. The new way to do […]

How to Use Android With Mac

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When it comes to accessing files or music from your Android smartphone or tablet on a Mac, many users don’t realize just how easy it is to actually use Android with any Mac PC or laptop. There’s a common misconception that the two don’t work well together, and Macs only like iOS devices, but that […]

2015 MacBook Pro Predictions

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The 2014 MacBook Pro was launched earlier this year with a slight upgrade from the previous version, and now that 2015 is around the corner, we look at what we could expect from the 2015 MacBook Pro. With the 2014 MacBook Pro, the processors saw a slight increase in speed, with the entry-level 2.4GHz Intel […]

How to Get iWork for Free on OS X Yosemite

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Apple announced last year that its iWork suite of apps, which consists of Keynote, Pages and Numbers, would come free with any new Mac that you buy. Previously, these apps were $20 a piece. However, current Mac users with older Macs aren’t able to take advantage of that deal, seeing as how the company is […]

Apple Rushing to Fix OS X Yosemite WiFi Problems

Apple rushes to fix OS X Yosemite WiFi problems, inviting some users with problems to the beta ahead of a OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 release.

There are still many OS X Yosemite WiFi problems, but Apple is working swiftly on potential fixes for WiFi issues and bugs that continue to keep some users disconnected from the Internet after installing OS X Yosemite. Shortly after the OS X Yosemite release date in October Mac users complained about a plethora of WiFi […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]