Made a mess of your Dock? It's easy to undo. I've offered a bunch of power tips to customize the contents of your OS X Dock: Adding spaces between applications, for example, or adding recently-added apps and documents. If you went overboard, however, and your Dock is now far too disorderly for your tastes, here's how to reset it. Show More Summary
Apple knew it had something special to share with the world when it released iPhoto in 2002: in addition to printing 20? by 30? poster-sized photos, the original iPhoto’s “most stunning feature” (according to Apple) was a page layout tool that quickly turned digital photo collections into printed hardcover books. Show More Summary
The BlueStacks Android emulator, which already has around 90 million Windows users, has finally arrived on OSX after an extended beta testing phase. The free emulator runs both x86 and ARM-based apps as well as provides full keyboard and mouse support. Show More Summary
Want to use Instagram or play Android games on your Mac? Look no further as the popular BlueStacks emulator is now available for Macs running OS X.
If you've upgraded your Mac with a third-party solid state drive, a new Terminal command in 10.10.4 may improve performance. OS X Yosemite has been updated to version 10.10.4 and with it Apple has surfaced a trim command in Terminal....Show More Summary
It usually takes about five seconds after you empty the trash on your Mac OS X system to realize that a file, document or photo you actually didn't want to delete was still within. Tragedy! Or is it? Enter Mac Data Recovery from Stellar Phoenix... The post Recover Deleted Files with Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
Apple has plugged a stream of vulnerabilities in its OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 operating system, some of which could be exploited by hackers to install malware on victims’ systems. The OS X Yosemite update plugs over 70 security issues, some of which affect commonly used systems, such as graphics, Mail, Bluetooth, QuickTime and Spotlight. Show More Summary
Apple has implemented TRIM support on third-party Solid State Drives in OS X 10.10.4, without the need to utilize workarounds or extra software. The move sees Apple expand TRIM support beyond SSDs shipped with Macs, better optimizing hard drives used with OS X, even those bought aftermarket. Show More Summary
Earlier today Apple released OS X 10.10.4, an under-the-hood update to OS X that introduced several bug fixes and improvements. One improvement, according to Ars Technica, is support for TRIM for third-party SSD hard drives. We previously...Show More Summary
In addition to iOS 8.4 and OS X 10.10.4, Apple has released a new version of iTunes for Mac that brings Apple Music to the desktop. The update also supports streaming Apple’s new Beats 1 24/7 live radio station.In addition to the My Music, Playlists, Radio, and iTunes Store tabs under Music on iTunes, the […]
GarageBand, the free music creation app Apple includes on every Mac, has just been updated to version 10.1. With the new version of GarageBand comes all the Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Hop Hip, Indie, Disco, Funk, and Blues you can handle. Show More Summary
Mozilla today launched Firefox 39 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. Notable additions to the browser include an option to share Hello URLs via social networks, smoother animation and scrolling on Mac OS X, and the ability to paste Android clipboard content into editable Web content. Firefox 39 for the desktop is available for download […]
Apple has released the first developer preview of Safari 9.0. This update is available to developers via the Mac App Store on OS X Yosemite, in the Updates section. Safari 9.0 is expected to be available later this year, and will contain a number of enhancements to the Safari experience. Show More Summary
I frequently plug additional monitors into my MacBook and it works great, but I wish the Mac OS X menu bar wasn't shown on that monitor screen too. Is there a way to disable or hide the menu bar on second or external displays? The post Hide the menubar on second external Mac display? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.
OS X features built-in file-sharing capabilities that are very easy to use. Using the Mac's built-in file sharing capabilities, you can open and copy your files with other Macs and Windows PCs on your network. You can also specify individual users you'd like to share files with, and individual folders you'd like to share. Show More Summary
OS X: Odds are you could probably improve your posture a bit while you work, and Nekoze is a fun little app that will help you do it. Nekoze takes the form of a cat that keeps an eye on your posture while you sit at your desk. If you slouch too much, the cat will flash a warning on screen, telling you to sit up straight. Read more...
The lone developer of ClamXav, the longstanding free antivirus software for computers running Mac OS X, announced yesterday that from here on out he’ll be charging money for the latest version of the tool, under a new company. ClamXav has built up a cult following through the years, at least partly because it’s free. The […]
Presence in beta builds could point to a launch between now and this fall.
Spotlight in OS X is so much more than just a search engine for your Mac. Spotlight helps you find anything on your Mac. It indexes the contents of your Mac's hard drive to make it easier to find documents, emails, apps, music, contacts, and other information. Show More Summary
Apple just recently released iOS 9 beta 2 alongside Mac OS X and WatchOS beta updates for developers, but that doesn’t mean developers are the only people who can install the latest version of Apple’s mobile software. DON’T MISS: This...Show More Summary