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Apple and the pain of platform transitions

Apple and the pain of platform transitions

The stability of Apple's platforms has been the subject of a lot of debate recently. Whether you agree with it or not, there's a growing sentiment that the quality of Apple's software has gone downhill in recent years, and that some form of "Snow Leopard moment" is needed to get it back on track...
Disconnecting from iCloud is scarier than it should be

Disconnecting from iCloud is scarier than it should be

As a long time user of Apple's cloud services dating back to iTools (and even dabbling with AppleLink back in the day), I just assumed that most people used iCloud. Until I started working at an Apple reseller and helping people with their Macs and iOS devices. And that's when I discovered that a...
Apple releases OS X 10.10.2 with fixes for Wi-Fi, Spotlight troubles and more

Apple releases OS X 10.10.2 with fixes for Wi-Fi, Spotlight issues and more

Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to the public. This update is meant to fix a number of issues in Yosemite, including an issue that caused Wi-Fi to disconnect. Here is the full list of changes found in OS X 10.10.2: Resolves an issue that may cause Wi-Fi to disconnect Resolves an...
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Apple releases new OS 10.10.4 beta to developers and testers

Apple releases new OS X 10.10.4 beta to developers and testers

Apple has released the third developer beta, and second AppleSeed beta of OS X 10.10.4. Following a fresh beta release of iOS 8.4, Apple has rolled out the latest beta of OS X 10.10.4 for developers and AppleSeed testers. As usual, notes on the release are vague, with Apple saying that OS X 10....
OS X Yosemite networking issues and 'discoveryd'

OS X Yosemite networking issues and 'discoveryd'

Having problems with Apple devices on your network getting lost or appended with numbers? "Discoveryd" might be to blame. Iconfactory developer Craig Hockenberry posted to his blog about persistent problems he's run into with OS X Yosemite (warning: strong language). Hockenberry gives me some...
RAW compatibility update for OS X Yosemite adds support for a slew of new cameras

RAW compatibility update for OS X Yosemite adds support for a slew of new cameras

Apple has issued a new Digital Camera RAW Compatibility update for Mac today that adds support the image format for a slew of new cameras. The update clocks in at version 6.04 and adds RAW compatibility to OS X Yosemite for the following list of cameras: Canon EOS 5DS Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EOS...
OS X Yosemite review: 6 months later

OS X Yosemite review: 6 months later

Time flies: It's been six months since OS X Yosemite's launch. First, we wrote the original gigantic review. Then, we got together and chatted about the operating system three months later. Now, six months after the release of OS X 10.10, the iMore team is back at it to talk once more about...
Apple seeds first developer beta of OS X 10.10.4

Apple seeds first beta of OS X 10.10.4 to developers

Apple has released the first developer beta of OS X 10.10.4. The build is available now from the Apple Developer Center. There is very little specific information about what is in OS X 10.10.4, but it seems likely that it focuses on fixes and improvements. Apple notes that this build, 14E7f,...
Supplemental update to OS X 10.10.3 fixes video driver issues

Supplemental update to OS X 10.10.3 fixes video driver issues

Apple has released a supplemental update to OS X 10.10.3 to fix a video driver issue. Following the release of OS X 10.10.3 on April 8, Apple has pushed out a small update for that version. The update fixes a video driver issue that could prevent your Mac from starting up. Here are Apple's full...
OS X 10.10.3 improves performance for games, report Mac game devs

OS X 10.10.3 improves performance for games, report Mac game devs

If you like to play games on your Mac, you'll be happy to know that OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 includes updates that improve game performance. Still on the fence about whether to update to 10.10.3, which came out last week? Back up, back up, back up, but once you have and you're ready to go, expect...
Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 with new Photos app and more

Apple releases OS X 10.10.3 with Photos app, new emoji, and more

Apple has released OS X 10.10.3 to the public. The update, which brings along the new Photos app for Mac, is available for download in the Mac App Store right now. The third major update to OS X Yosemite adds the new Photos app. Photos for Mac lets you manage your iCloud Photo Library, lets...
Apple releases new developer and public beta of OS X 10.10.3

Apple releases new developer and public beta of OS X 10.10.3

For the second time this week, Apple has released a new build of OS X 10.10.3 to developers and public beta testers. Build 14D130a of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 is available for developers from the Apple Developer Center, as well as the Mac App Store. Public beta testers can also get the update...
Learn how to automate your Mac

Learn how to automate your Mac

Do the same things over and over again on your Mac? Apple's Automator can help. If you've ever taken stock of the factory-installed apps included on your Mac, you've probably seen Automator but you may have never used it. What exactly is Automator and what can it do? That's the subject of a...

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