OS X Yosemite Tips Tricks

8 great OS X Yosemite tips and tricks you really need to know

By on May 12, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

8 great OS X Yosemite tips and tricks you really need to know

Apple with OS X Yosemite introduced a number of cool features designed to make one’s computing experience easier and more efficient. While some may already be familiar with some of OS X Yosemite’s more prominent features, Apple’s desktop OS, per usual, is teeming with a number of under the radar features which will undoubtedly prove enlightening for both seasoned OS X users and those completely new to the world of Mac.

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OS X Yosemite Rootpipe Security Vulnerability

‘Rootpipe’ OS X Yosemite security vulnerability not as patched as initially believed

By on April 22, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

‘Rootpipe’ OS X Yosemite security vulnerability not as patched as initially believed

A “Rootpipe” backdoor in various Mac OS X versions, or a security flaw that could give hackers full access to a Mac without authentication, was supposedly patched by Apple in an OS X 10.10.3 update earlier that month. But it looks like the patch doesn’t quite fix the security flaw, The Hacker News reports, as Yosemite computers are still vulnerable to Rootpipe-based attacks. Furthermore, Macs running OS X 10.9 or later have not been patched, and it’s likely they won’t be. More →

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Yosemite 10.10.3 Release: Photos

You can download Apple’s OS X 10.10.3 update with the new Photos app right now

By on April 8, 2015 at 12:20 PM.

You can download Apple’s OS X 10.10.3 update with the new Photos app right now

OS X developers and users who have opted for the Yosemite public beta program have already been able to try out Apple’s Photos apps on OS X 10.10.3, as Apple rolled out several beta releases in the past weeks offering early access to the application. Now, the rest of Mac users can now finally get the latest version of Yosemite. More →

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Windows 10 vs. OS X Yosemite

How to run Windows 10 Technical Preview on top of Yosemite for free

By on March 26, 2015 at 6:50 AM.

How to run Windows 10 Technical Preview on top of Yosemite for free

Mac users curious to see how Microsoft’s latest operating system update looks and feels like can run the Windows 10 Technical Preview on their OS X computers right now without purchasing additional software that lets them actually install Windows 10 on top of Yosemite, OS X Daily reveals. More →

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Yosemite OS X 10.10.3 Update: Force Touch

This is the coolest new feature in the latest OS X Yosemite beta

By on March 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

This is the coolest new feature in the latest OS X Yosemite beta

Here’s some great news for anyone who wants a preview of some new features found in Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook. 9to5Mac reports that Apple on Thursday released the new OS X 10.10.3 beta, which includes new features such as support for the new OS X gestures Apple introduced with the 12-inch MacBook. More →

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10 Mac OS X 10.10 Tips and Tricks

Hidden tricks to make your Mac more useful than ever before

By on February 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM.

Hidden tricks to make your Mac more useful than ever before

Whether you’re a new or experienced Mac user, it’s likely you’re not familiar with all the secret features and tricks OS X has to offer. To further help you master your Yosemite skills, Popular Mechanics has a guide of 10 tips that can turn your Mac into an even more powerful beast. More →

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Yosemite 10.10.3 Update: Photos for Mac

The one iPhone app Mac users have been waiting for is finally here… but you can’t have it yet

By on February 5, 2015 at 3:40 PM.

The one iPhone app Mac users have been waiting for is finally here… but you can’t have it yet

At WWDC 2014, Apple revealed that it has been developing an OS X version of one of the default apps iPhone users probably use the most and the company has finally made it available to Mac owners. However, not all of them can download it just yet. More →

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Yosemite Spotlight Search Privacy Issue

One of the most important Yosemite features might also be putting your privacy at risk

By on January 9, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

One of the most important Yosemite features might also be putting your privacy at risk

One of the most important features in Apple’s Yosemite desktop operating system is the new Spotlight search, which offers users quick access to apps and files on a Mac and also a fast way of accessing certain online resources. But Spotlight apparently has a flaw that can expose certain personal details to spammers and thus disregard the privacy settings chosen by the user. More →

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Mac OS X NTP Security Update

Apple issues first-ever automatic security update to patch critical flaw

By on December 23, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Apple issues first-ever automatic security update to patch critical flaw

Apple on Monday issued its first-ever automatic security update for OS X computers, Reuters reports, looking to fix a critical vulnerability that was made public on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security and the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute. More →

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Hidden OS X Features

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

By on December 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

10 secret OS X features hidden inside your Mac

Apple recently updated its desktop operating system OS X to version 10.10, also known as Yosemite. The latest version of OS X packs tons of new features beneath a sleek redesign of the user interface, but most Mac computer users likely haven’t even mastered all of the features that were already available in OS X.

We recently told you how to access a nifty paint app that Apple hid on your Mac, and now we have a list to share that identifies 10 interesting OS X features that you might not have known about. More →

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Yosemite Continuity/Handoff on Older Macs

One of the best Yosemite features is now available on even older Macs

By on December 15, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

One of the best Yosemite features is now available on even older Macs

Even though Apple’s 2014 OS X update is compatible with many Mac models, including older machines dating back to 2007, not all the new features included in Yosemite can work on older laptops and desktop. One of the best additions to OS X, at least for users who also own iPhones and iPads, is Continuity/Handoff, but the feature only works on Macs that have Bluetooth 4.0 support, which means that Macs older than mid-2012 (depending on model) can’t support it. More →

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OS X Yosemite Issues

How to fix the most annoying problems with OS X Yosemite

By on December 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

How to fix the most annoying problems with OS X Yosemite

As a relatively new version of Apple’s desktop operating system, Yosemite is understandably imperfect. In the past, we’ve covered how to fix the frequent WiFi issues that many users have reported, but there are plenty of other annoyances that you might encounter while using a Mac with Yosemite installed.

TidBITS has put together a list of five of the most common problems on Yosemite and how to fix them. Read on for some of the highlights.

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OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite Wi-Fi Issues

How to fix Yosemite’s Wi-Fi bugs, which are still present in OS X 10.10.1

By on November 20, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

How to fix Yosemite’s Wi-Fi bugs, which are still present in OS X 10.10.1

Some Mac users who updated their devices to OS X Yosemite soon discovered certain Wi-Fi connectivity and performance issues, which Apple acknowledged and tried to address in the recent OS X 10.10.1 update. However, the Wi-Fi issues did not go away for all affected users, and some people still experience a sub-par Wi-Fi.

Luckily for them, OS X Daily, which has provided some tips for the initial Yosemite Wi-Fi issues, has put together a quick troubleshooting post that could help people fix their problems following the OS X 10.10.1 update. More →

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