OS X Yosemite Tips And Tricks

The easiest way to activate OS X Yosemite’s best features on an unsupported Mac

By on October 23, 2014 at 5:55 PM.

The easiest way to activate OS X Yosemite’s best features on an unsupported Mac

Earlier this week, we discussed one fairly complex solution to bringing Continuity / Handoff to Mac and MacBook models that didn’t initially support every feature in OS X Yosemite. It involved replacing hardware and messing with internal code, but now there is a much more effective fix available: the Continuity Activation Tool. More →

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2011 MacBook Pro Yosemite

How to force Yosemite’s Continuity feature on your unsupported MacBook Pro

By on October 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

How to force Yosemite’s Continuity feature on your unsupported MacBook Pro

One of the coolest features of Yosemite, is Continuity / Handoff, which lets iOS and OS X device users continue a certain action even after switching devices — including placing phone calls and sending regular text messages on a Mac. Unfortunately, not all Macs and MacBook models can support it, as older models do not have Bluetooth 4.0 LE chips inside. Luckily, after some digging, a Mac user revealed on MacRumors’ forum that 2011 MacBook Pros can support Continuity / Handoff features after a little tinkering. More →

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How To Make Phone Calls Yosemite

How to make and receive phone calls on your computer with Yosemite and iOS 8

By on October 21, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

How to make and receive phone calls on your computer with Yosemite and iOS 8

After previewing OS X 10.10 Yosemite this past summer during its annual WWDC developer conference, Apple finally released its new desktop software to an eager public last week. Yosemite features a complete visual overhaul and plenty of new functionality as well, but the most talked-about new feature set is definitely Continuity, which is a series of features that integrate Mac computers more deeply with iPhones and iPads. More →

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Yosemite Spotlight Search Data Collection

Why you shouldn’t be worried that Yosemite is tracking you (and what to do if you are)

By on October 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM.

Why you shouldn’t be worried that Yosemite is tracking you (and what to do if you are)

Following the official release of Apple’s latest desktop operating system, news broke that OS X Yosemite secretly sends Spotlight search data to Apple (including location information), even though the company doubled down on privacy and security more than once in recent weeks. However, things aren’t as bad as you might think, and Apple’s data collection is done in a specific way that actually prevents the company from tracking you. Finally, data collection isn’t covert because Apple clearly explains it, and it can be easily turned off if you so desire, something Apple also explains how to do. More →

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Yosemite Guide

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite

By on October 20, 2014 at 12:46 PM.

The most comprehensive guide you’ll find to everything new in Yosemite

Apple on Thursday finally released the latest and greatest version of its desktop operating system, OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The new software features a complete visual overhaul, with all new graphical elements that bring parts of the flat new look in iOS to Mac computers. But beyond the visual changes, Yosemite is packed full of great new features that add tons of new functionality to Apple’s desktop and laptop computers.

Now, you just have to learn it all. More →

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OS X Yosemite Download

You can’t install OS X Yosemite on your Mac because you’re already running it

By on October 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

You can’t install OS X Yosemite on your Mac because you’re already running it

Apple on Thursday released the final build of OS X Yosemite, which became available to Mac users as a free download from the Mac App Store. However, not all Mac users were able to install it on their devices, as their Mac App Store apps would not make the update available. In case you’re one of those people still checking to see whether the update is ready, you should know there’s a simple explanation of why you can’t update: You’re already running it. Just click on that download button (as in the image above), and your Mac will tell you that you’re already running OS X 10.10. More →

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Yosemite System and Features Requirements

Yosemite’s coolest new features won’t be available on all Macs

By on October 17, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

Yosemite’s coolest new features won’t be available on all Macs

Apple has finally released its new desktop operating system, OS X Yosemite, which comes with a variety of interesting features, but not all of them will be available to all Mac users. In the OS X Yosemite upgrade instructions posted on its website, Apple has also listed feature requirements that note which Mac models can support some of Yosemite’s coolest features, including Continuity and Handoff. More →

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OS X Yosemite Download

You can download and install OS X Yosemite right now!

By on October 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM.

You can download and install OS X Yosemite right now!

Apple’s new iPads look awesome and the Retina display on those new iMacs is absolutely amazing, but software is the real star of the show this fall and Apple just released its latest and greatest desktop operating system OS X 10.10, which is more affectionately known as Yosemite, packs a slew of new features and enhancements into a completely redesigned user interface that really improves the look of Apple’s already gorgeous computer platform.

And the best part? It’s available to download and install right now. More →

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OS X Yosemite Release Date

Apple announces release details and pricing for OS X Yosemite

By on October 16, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Apple announces release details and pricing for OS X Yosemite

New iPads are great and new Mac computers are nice, but truth be told, we’re far more excited about upgrading the Apple gear we already have with the latest and greatest software. Apple has been travelling a somewhat bumpy road lately with iOS, but the brand new version of its desktop platform OS X should be plenty stable after three different Gold Master releases in recent weeks. And now, we know exactly when we can finally get our hands on OS X Yosemite. More →

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Apple October Event

‘It’s been way too long': Apple’s major iPad event officially set for October 16th

By on October 8, 2014 at 12:11 PM.

‘It’s been way too long': Apple’s major iPad event officially set for October 16th

The rumors were true: Apple just sent out invitations for its next media event which will take place on Thursday, October 16th at its Infinite Loop Campus in Cupertino, California. The event will begin at 1 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT and is expected to feature the next iPad Air and a new line of Mac computers. More →

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OS X Yosemite GM Candidate 1.0

Apple releases OS X Yosemite GM to developers right as Microsoft unveiled Windows 10

By on September 30, 2014 at 1:46 PM.

Apple releases OS X Yosemite GM to developers right as Microsoft unveiled Windows 10

Apple on Tuesday released OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate 1.0 to developers, which could turn out to be the final Yosemite built that will be released to regular Mac users in October. However, MacRumors points out that last year Apple released a second GM version of Mavericks before rolling it out to all Mac owners. Interestingly, Apple released Yosemite GM Candidate 1.0 just as Microsoft unveiled its highly anticipated 2015 Windows update, the strangely named Windows 10, which will be available to users in preview version in the coming days. More →

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Apple October Event New Products

Get ready for new iPads: Apple’s next event reportedly scheduled for October 21

By on September 17, 2014 at 12:05 PM.

Get ready for new iPads: Apple’s next event reportedly scheduled for October 21

So you’ve ordered your new iPhone 6, you’ve pondered the practicality of the Apple Watch and you’ve gotten all of your credit cards prepared for the launch of Apple Pay. Now what? According to AppleInsider, a source familiar with the company’s plans says that Apple has begun setting internal deadlines for mid-October, indicating that another media event is being scheduled for the second half of that month. More →

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iOS 8 Upgrade iCloud Drive

One new feature you need to avoid when you upgrade to iOS 8

By on September 17, 2014 at 10:46 AM.

One new feature you need to avoid when you upgrade to iOS 8

It won’t be long now before everyone begins upgrading to iOS 8, but there’s one feature of the new software that you shouldn’t activate quite yet. iCloud Drive, Apple’s answer to Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive, is part of Continuity — a new set of features which will allow iOS and Mac to integrate with one another more deeply than ever before. We called Continuity one of the best new features on iOS 8, but before you dive into iCloud Drive, you should know that it will only be compatible with OS X Yosemite. More →

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