How to Disable Certain Features in OS X

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Apple’s OS X desktop operating system comes with some pretty nifty features, including Notification Center, Spotlight Search, Mission Control and the Dashboard. However, not everyone uses all of these features, and while they can simply just not use them, they can still get in the way sometimes by taking up space in the menu bar […]

How to Sync iMessages Across iOS and OS X

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One of the great features that was introduced with OS X Mountain Lion last year was the inclusion of the Messages app, which allows users to have their iMessages from their iOS devices synced to their Mac. That way they can chat with other iMessage users without being subjected to just their iPhone. Messages makes […]

OS X Mavericks Gmail Fix Released

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After what seemed like an eternity, Apple has finally released an update for OS X Mavericks that fixes a few issues with Gmail integration in the Mail app. The update is designed to enhance compatibility with Gmail accounts, and includes several other improvements that aim to mend the relationship between Mavericks and Gmail. Syncing Gmail […]

OS X Mavericks Upgrade Boot Loop Fix

OS X Mavericks upgrade boot loop and kernel panic can prevent an easy upgrade.

If you are upgrading to OS X Mavericks and get stuck in a boot loop that will not complete the installation, you may need to hit a special key combo to force the computer to complete the installation and upgrade process. Gotta Be Mobile reader Steve Small reached out to let us know about the […]

How to Escape from Apple’s Ecosystem in OS X Mavericks

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Apple released OS X Mavericks earlier this month as an update from OS X Mountain Lion. It’s the first time that Apple has made OS X updates absolutely free, and the new version comes with a heap of new features, as well as some new default apps, including Maps and iBooks, both of which were […]

How to Completely Backup Your Mac Using Time Machine

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Backing up your computer is one of the most crucial things you need to do when it comes to maintaining your devices. We’re guessing it’s where most of your photos, videos, music and pretty much all of your other files are located, and if something were to happen to your computer, like a failed hard […]

OS X Lion and Mountain Lion Still Available to Purchase

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OS X Mavericks might have officially released earlier this week, but Apple is still selling earlier versions of OS X in the online Apple Store for $20 a piece. Since not all Macs support Mavericks, it seems the company is continuing to sell older versions for those who at least want to update their older […]

How to Send Directions to Your iPhone from Your Mac

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OS X Mavericks comes with a new desktop version of Apple’s Maps app, which lets you explore roads and highways in full-screen mode, as well as get directions right from your computer. This is great and all, but those directions don’t do much for you if they’re stuck on your computer and you have to […]

How to Get the Mavericks and iPad Air Wallpapers for Your Own Devices

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OS X Mavericks is out in full force and readily available, and the new iPads have been revealed as well, including new default wallpapers for both products. The default OS X Mavericks wallpaper is a beautiful image of an ocean wave with a blue to green gradient going from bottom to top, while the new […]

How to Get iWork for Free on Older Macs

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Apple announced yesterday that its iWork suite of apps, which consist 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 only […]

Apple and The Seduction Game of Free Software

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We all know how dope dealers lure in customers. Have a taste for free. You get hooked, and then voila, the dealer has a new customer. Well, I’m not saying that Apple works like dope dealers here, but with the deluge of new free software and upgrades Apple offered up yesterday in its big announcement, […]

iWork Not Free for Previous Mac Owners (Update)

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During the Apple keynote announcing the changes to the iWork suite of applications, it was mentioned that those apps would be free for “new purchasers of Mac and iOS devices.” What was unclear at the time, and clear now, was whether or not any user of Mavericks would be able to download the newest version […]

OS X Mavericks Won’t Download? 3 Tips to Speed Things Along

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Despite Apple’s best efforts, unveiling a brand new operating system with the purchase price of free will cause a bunch of people to want to download it immediately. For some people, the download went very quickly. For others, it was and is continuing to be a slow process. Here are some tips to help speed […]

How to Upgrade to OS X Mavericks

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The OS X Mavericks release is here and best of all it’s a free upgrade that users can download today from the Mac App Store for a fast and easy installation. In this guide we will show you how to install OS X Mavericks even if you aren’t familiar with upgrading your own computer. If […]