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

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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

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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…

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…

How to Share Calendars Using iCloud

How to Share Calendars Using iCloud
There was a time that the big paper calendar ruled the house. Everything from baseball games to doctors appointments were listed and anything that needed done had to be run past that paper gatekeeper to avoid double-booking cars and people. With the advent of services like iCloud calendars the old paper calendar is no more. Read more…

Why the Apple Smart Home Makes Sense

Why the Apple Smart Home Makes Sense
The rumors have been flying over the last week that Apple is planning on releasing their own Apple Smart Home technology at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday. This could mean big things for 3rd party hardware and application developers, but could mean even more to Apple’s bottom line. With a world of options 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…