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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...
How to instantly share files between Macs with AirDrop

How to use AirDrop to instantly share files from your Mac

With AirDrop you can quickly, easily, and securely share files not just between iOS devices, or between iOS and OS X, but between Macs running OS X as well. As long as you're within Bluetooth LE range, and you have Wi-Fi enabled, there's virtually no file size restriction either, which can make...
First Yosemite update beta rolls out to developers, AppleSeed program members

First Yosemite update beta rolls out to developers, AppleSeed program members

Apple has started pushing out the beta of its first update to OS X Yosemite tonight. The update will bring users to version 10.10.1 and is available to both developers and those in the AppleSeed pre-release program. According to the change log, the key focus areas in this update are Wi-Fi (...
OS X Yosemite: What you need to know before installing

OS X Yosemite: What you need to know before installing

OS X Yosemite is available for download. It's free and will run on most Macs built in the last seven years. Before you install it, however, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Back up your Mac Before you make any major change to your Mac, make sure to back up your Mac. It doesn't...
How to make a bootable Yosemite installer drive

How to make a bootable Yosemite installer drive

Installing OS X Yosemite is as easy as downloading the installer from the Mac App Store and getting started. But there are times when you might want to create a bootable drive to run the Yosemite installer from, instead. Follow these instructions for details. Installing Yosemite from a...
Skype for Mac updated to 7.1, brings Yosemite support

Skype for Mac updated to 7.1, brings Yosemite support

After receiving a quick design update just a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft has just released another update for Skype, bringing the program up to version 7.1 with support for OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Besides support for Yosemite, the update is relatively minor, bringing bug fixes along with an...
Yosemite adoption does in four days what took Windows 8 two years

Yosemite adoption does in four days what took Windows 8 two years

Cloud backup company Backblaze recently ran some numbers comparing adoption rates between OS X Yosemite and Windows 8, and they came out with some astounding figures. Within just four days of its release, OSX Yosemite had reached a 21 percent adoption rate among Backblaze users. As for Windows 8...
Yosemite's Continuity features: Handoff and the price of progress

Yosemite's Continuity features: Handoff and the price of progress

Since Apple released OS X Yosemite, I've gotten one question that's bubbled to the top above everything else: How can I get my older Mac to support Handoff features? You can't, at least not easily, and that's leading some to trumpet "forced obsolescence." Not so fast. Let's have a look at what's...
OS X public beta program continues after Yosemite launch

Apple to continue OS X public beta program after Yosemite launch

With the availability of OS X Yosemite in the Mac App Store, Apple isn't stopping an end to the public beta program it had created to allow customers to test new features before a larger launch. Instead, Apple will continue the beta program for customers who had participated in the OS X Beta...

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