How to Use AirDrop to Share Files Between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

How to use AirDrop
AirDrop has been a feature of the Mac operating system since the release of OS X Lion back in 2011. It is a service that enables quick and easy file sharing between computers on the same network without the need of email or a file server. As OS X has continued to evolve, AirDrop has gotten Read more…

How to Fix the Most Common Printing Issues in OS X

How to Fix the Most Common Printing Issues in OS X
One of the best features of OS X has always been its ability to make installing and using printers incredibly easy. Apple’s operating system has built-in support for hundreds of printers from dozens of manufacturers, which means most of the time they work simply by plugging them into our Mac. As powerful and robust as these printing subsystems Read more…

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

OS X Yosemite
  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…

What is Shellshock and How to Protect Against It

What is Shellshock and How to Protect Against It
Don’t look now but there’s another massive vulnerability on the loose and this time it’s your Mac that’s under fire. Shellshock, the newly-discovered vulnerability affects Mac and Linux machines by allowing an attacker to inject code directly into your machine. This vulnerability is one of the worst found yet, as it has the chance to Read more…

How Safe is iCloud?

How Safe is iCloud?
With the recent celebrity photo scandal, the safety and security of our data in the cloud has come into question. Before going any further, it’s worth noting that Apple still hasn’t confirmed that the breach came from iCloud itself, but it is looking like iCloud and Photo Stream are the culprit, and that the accounts Read more…

How to Fix Constant Password Popups in OS X Mail

How to Fix Constant Password Popups in OS X Mail
Side Note: I wrote this thanks to some research I had to do recently because my Mail app was constantly throwing these errors. After research I found the issue was indeed my SMTP server not being entered correctly. How it became incorrect I’ll never know, but hopefully if you’re having issues with this, my issues Read more…

How to Install OS X Yosemite Beta to an External Drive

os x yosemite beta
With the recent release of OS X Yosemite Beta, Mac users that signed up for the Beta Seed Program are running to get their own copy. While this is great, most of us don’t have a second Mac that is new enough to run OS X Yosemite, and with being a beta version, it’s not Read more…

The OS X Yosemite Beta is Open to the Public Today

os x yosemite beta
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…

Does the New, Cheaper iMac Signal a Change for Apple?

Does the New, Cheaper iMac Signal a Change for Apple?
Yesterday Apple released an update to their iMac lineup of computers that nobody saw coming. While there have been rumors that the guys and gals in Cupertino were looking to release a small update to the iMac lineup this week, the release of an entry-level 21.5″ iMac priced at $1,099 is a pretty big deal. Read more…

5 Tips for Working with PDF Files in OS X

5 Tips for Working with PDF Files in OS X
OSX loves PDF files. Unlike Windows, Macs come pre-installed with a stock application for viewing and editing PDF files, something that Windows users have to download and even purchase separately! Most people just use Preview to view PDF files and think that’s all it’s good for, but lucky for you, Preview can do so much Read more…