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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Uses for Your Old MacBook

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You’ve have that old MacBook sitting in your closet collecting dust for long enough. It’s time to break it out and put it to good use. Here are five uses for your old MacBook. So you bought a new MacBook and might be wondering what to do with the old one. Many people usually just sell […]

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 Remove a Device from Find My iPhone

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If you’re no longer using an iOS or OS X device, here’s how you can remove it from Find My iPhone so that it can be deactivated and sold or given to someone else. Find My iPhone is a service that comes free with every iOS device and Mac computer, and it allows you to […]

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 […]

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 […]

OS X Yosemite WiFi Problems to Be Fixed in New Update

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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 […]