Apple’s Yosemite Spotlight Snoops on Your Location

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Here we go again with privacy issues, and advocates are already up in arms about the recently discovered problem that Yosemite’s Spotlight snoops on your location. That basically means that whatever search you do using Spotlight, your location data goes to Apple servers, which we know can be compromised. Source Worse, the very same data Read more…

What to Expect from Apple’s Thursday Event

What to Expect from Apple's Thursday Event
By now, I’m sure everyone knows that Apple is holding yet another event this Thursday, October 16. Invites were sent out to the media last week with a cryptic tagline of “It’s been way too long” emblazoned across the top. Considering it has only been a little over a month since the iPhone 6 was Read more…

5 New Features in OS X Yosemite that Will Help You Be More Productive

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  When Apple released the first “gold master” candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers earlier this week, it was an indication that the next version of the Mac operating system is nearly ready for release. The update is expected to come later this month, bringing a host of new features and performance enhancements along with it. Read more…

The OS X Yosemite Beta is Open to the Public Today

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Apple recently opened up their beta testing program to the public, but until now it’s only been good for getting small updates a few days earlier than everyone else. Today that’s about to change, as Apple’s opening up the beta of OS X Yosemite to everyone that signed up to get early access to beta Read more…

5 Ways to Reclaim Disk Space in OS X

5 Ways to Reclaim Disk Space in OS X
Even though MacBook and Mac Pros have been getting larger and larger internal drives, those of us with SSD drives are still fighting the storage wars, trying to keep the clutter off of drives that while extremely fast, aren’t always the largest when it comes to capacity. The longer you have your Mac the more Read more…

6 Little Known Tips for Finder

6 Little Known Tips for Finder
If you’ve ever used a Mac before you’ve used Finder. Finder is an odd program since it’s always running, can’t be shut off easily, and basically controls all your files in OS X. This backbone of your system does a lot of heavy lifting for your Mac, but it can be customized and tweaked just Read more…

How to Get Access to OS X Beta Versions For Free

How to Get Access to OS X Beta Versions For Free
So, you want to test out the latest, freshest version of OS X but don’t want to pony up the $100 to join the Apple Developer program. In the past this meant you either had to buddy up with a paying developer or just wait for the new version to come out like the rest Read more…

How to Use Screen Recorder in OS X Mavericks

How to Use Screen Recorder in OS X Mavericks
There was a time that to record screen activity on your Mac you had to purchase bulky software that never really interfaced well with the Mac and worst of all, was very expensive. Thanks to updates done to QuickTime in OS X 10.6, you can now record anything happening on your screen and save it Read more…

What’s In a Name? How to Change Your Short Username in OS X Mavericks

What’s In a Name? How to Change Your Short Username in OS X Mavericks
Every user in OS X has two account names. The first is your Full Name and the second is your Account Name. Your Full Name is the name you log in with and the one you see any time you enter your password when you make system changes. Your Account Name however is the name Read more…

10 Tips to Speed Up OS X Mavericks

10 Tips to Speed Up OS X Mavericks
OS X Mavericks is a lean, mean, Mac-running machine, and while it’s been optimized to work as well as possible with a variety of Macs, sometimes things get slow and need a little TLC to get back to full performance. Whether you recently updated to Mavericks, bought a new Mac with Mavericks pre-installed, or did Read more…