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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...
OS X Yosemite review: 3 months later

OS X Yosemite review: 3 months later

Three months ago Apple senior vice-president of software engineering, Craig Federighi, stood up on the Town Hall stage and said OS X Yosemite would be available that very day. We posted our OS X Yosemite review as soon as it went live, based on almost four months of beta testing. And we've had an...
Apple seeds new OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta build to developers

Apple seeds new OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 beta build to developers

Apple has started seeding yet another build of the 10.10.2 Yosemite beta today, bumping the build number up to 14C99d. Just like last week's beta build, Apple is asking that developers focus on areas concerning Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. Developers should be able to start grabbing the update...
Apple seeds new Yosemite 10.10.2 beta build to developers

Apple seeds new Yosemite 10.10.2 beta build to developers

Apple has started seeding a new build of the 10.10.2 Yosemite beta today. As is usual, it isn't entirely clear what fixes the update brings, but the build number is bumped up to 14C94b and Apple is asking developers to focus on areas concerning Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. Developers and those...
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 seeds new beta for OS X 10.10.2

Apple seeds new beta for OS X 10.10.2

Apple has released a new beta for OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 to developers. Apple is asking participants in this beta to focus on Wi-Fi, Mail, and VoiceOver. The previous beta for 10.10.2 was released just last week. You can download the new build, 14C81f, from the Apple Developer Center, as well...
What's on Peter's Yosemite Mac dock right now!

What's on Peter's Yosemite Mac dock right now!

I recently rounded up all the apps I use on my iPhone 6 regularly, and we periodically give you a peek behind the curtain at what we're using to bring you news, tips and info. So here's my roundup of stuff I use on my Yosemite Dock. I'll admit that much of my Dock consists of apps that come...
Apple seeds new build for Yosemite 10.10.2 beta

Apple seeds new build for Yosemite 10.10.2 beta, focuses on Wi-Fi

Apple has started seeding a new build of the 10.10.2 Yosemite beta this evening. As per usual, it isn't entirely clear what fixes the update brings, but Apple is asking testers to focus on areas concerning Wi-Fi. If you're a developer, or are participating in the AppleSeed program, you can...
Safari updated to fix sync, password issues on Yosemite

Safari updated to fix sync, password issues on Yosemite

Apple is pushing out an update to Safari on Wednesday, bringing it to version 8.0.1 for OS X Yosemite users. The new update addresses usability, stability, and security. Here is the change log detailed in Apple's software update: Fixes an issue that could prevent history from syncing...
How to change default apps on the Mac

How to change default apps on the Mac

When you double-click on a document in the Mac's Finder, an application will automatically open it. But different apps can open the same kind of documents, and somewhere down the road, you may want to change the default opening behavior of specific document types. How can you control which app...
Yosemite Save sheet growing too long to handle? Here's the fix!

Yosemite Save sheet growing too long to handle? Here's the fix!

OS X Yosemite brings a new host of features and functionality to OS X, and some problems as well. One of the more vexing issues that's popped up is a problem that causes the save screen to grow longer and longer until it scrolls right off the bottom of the screen. Turns out it's a bug, and a...
Apple starts seeding OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers

Apple starts seeding OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers

Apple is starting to push out its OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite beta to developers today, bringing the build number to 14C68k. The update is now available in the Mac App Store if you're a developer or in the AppleSeed program. Apple did not list the changes that the 10.10.2 beta brings, but the update...
Make your Yosemite Mac look like the Apple Watch with a new system font

How to make the Apple Watch's 'San Francisco' your Yosemite system font

San Francisco is a new font you'll be seeing a lot more of in the coming months, thanks to its debut on the Apple Watch. Now the font is available for download and installation on your Yosemite-based Mac, thanks to a new project available on Wells Riley's GitHub page. These San Francisco...
Dropbox warns of bug in Yosemite's Finder, advises update to OS X 10.10.1

Dropbox warns of issue with Yosemite's Finder, advises update to OS X 10.10.1

Dropbox is reaching out to users to let them know of an issue with OS X Yosemite's Finder integration. Dropbox uses Yosemite's official Finder integration, which might cause a crash when users open or "Save As" a file, or when you first save a file. Luckily, Apple has already issued a fix for...
Apple releases OS X 10.10.1

Apple releases OS X 10.10.1 with Wi-Fi reliability fixes and more

Apple has released the latest update for OS X Yosemite, version 10.10.1. It contains a number of fixes and improvements to Yosemite You can find OS X 10.10.1 in the Updates section of the Mac App Store. This update fixes Wi-Fi issues with Yosemite, as well as connections with Microsoft...
Having Wi-Fi problems on OS X Yosemite? Here's a possible fix!

Having Wi-Fi problems on OS X Yosemite? Here's a possible fix!

No sooner was OS X Yosemite released in October before Mac users started to complain of Wi-Fi problems with the new release. OS X 10.10.1 is currently in development and testing, but until then, what are you to do with Wi-Fi that isn't working right? Here's one possible fix until Apple works out...
OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 beta grabs another update, available now

OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 beta grabs another update, available now

After having released it just a week ago, Apple has started rolling out another update for the beta seed of OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 tonight. Developers and AppleSeed program members should be able to find the update (build number 14B23) in the Mac App Store now. The exact details of what this...
NSFW: Note to Apple: Innovation shouldn't cost stability

NSFW: Note to Apple: Innovation shouldn't cost stability

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome. Everyone's had that experience where...
How to stop receiving Yosemite beta notifications

How to stop receiving Yosemite beta notifications

Apple recently posted the first beta release of an update to OS X Yosemite. If you're a registered developer or part of the AppleSeed public beta program, you're eligible to download it. But what if you don't want to? Read on to find out how to avoid downloading it. First of all, why would you...
How to receive text messages from your iPhone on your Mac

How to setup and use SMS/MMS relay to send and receive texts on your Mac

SMS/MMS relay, part of Continuity, lets you send and receive standard texts — the "green bubble" kind — through the built-in Messages app on your Mac, just like you've always been able to do on your iPhone. As long as your iPhone and Mac are both online, as soon as your iPhone receives an SMS or...

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