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How to send OS X El Capitan public beta feedback

How to send OS X El Capitan public beta feedback

If you're on the OS X El Capitan public beta, you can send your feedback straight to Apple! Betas are for testing. Developer betas are for developers to test with, and they have Bug Reporter—colloquially known as "radar"—to handle any problems they may encounter. Non-developers on the public...
How to downgrade from OS X El Capitan back to OS X Yosemite

How to downgrade from OS X El Capitan back to OS X Yosemite

If you decide the OS X El Capitan public beta just isn't for you, you can downgrade to OS X Yosemite. The OS X El Capitan public beta is a way to test the next generation of Mac software. If it turns out you don't enjoy the process, or would prefer to wait and try again later, you can go back to...
OS X 10.10.5 beta now available for Beta Software Program members

OS X 10.10.5 beta now available for Beta Software Program members

Apple has released the beta version of OS X 10.10.5 to members of the Apple Beta Software Program. This comes just a couple of days after the beta was released to developers. The beta notes that it contains stability improvements and bug fixes. For those enrolled in the Beta Software Program,...
How to download the OS X El Capitan public beta

How to download the OS X El Capitan public beta

OS X El Capitan, the next generation of Mac software, is now available as a public beta. Apple has been offering public betas for OS X for a couple of years now as a way for those interested in testing out the upcoming software on their Macs, and providing feedback. If that's you, you'll need to...
OS X 10.10.5 enters beta for developers

OS X 10.10.5 enters beta for developers

Apple has launched OS X 10.10.5 in beta for developers. It can be downloaded from Apple's Mac Developer Resource Center right now. Developers with the previous beta build of OS X Yosemite installed should also be able to download this new version from the Updates section of the Mac App Store...
iBooks Author 2.3 adds support for ePub 3, opens up ebook creation to anyone

iBooks Author 2.3 adds support for ePub 3, opens up ebook creation to anyone

Excuse me while I squeal in excitement. I've been building ebooks for a little under five years now for my various tech-related jobs, and as such, I usually follow the world of ebook-building pretty closely. So, I was pretty psyched to hear a few weeks ago that the newest iBooks update—found in...
Small OS X El Capitan supplemental update corrects issues with 32-bit apps

Small OS X El Capitan beta supplemental update corrects issues with 32-bit apps

Apple has issued a small supplemental to this week's beta releases of OS X El Capitan. The update fixes an issue encountered with 32-bit apps. This update fixes an issue that may cause some 32-bit apps to quit unexpectedly. The update is available through the Mac App Store on machines...
On iOS 9, El Capitan, bugs, and app compatibility (or, please don't be a jerk)

On iOS 9, El Capitan, bugs, and app compatibility (or, please don't be a jerk)

With beta software comes beta responsibility iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad, and OS X El Capitan have just gone into public beta. And that means it's time once again to gently remind everyone—including ourselves!—that Wheaton's Law is in full effect. So, what does that means? Betas are not advanced...
How to partition your Mac to test OS X El Capitan

How to partition your Mac to test OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan may be in Public Beta now, but that doesn't mean it's 100 percent stable. If you want to get a taste of El Capitan but don't want to wreck your primary machine, here's how you can install it where it's not likely to cause problems. Whether you're using the Developer Preview or...
OS X El Capitan first look: A smarter, more polished experience for your Mac

OS X El Capitan first look: A smarter, more polished experience for your Mac

OS X El Capitan—El Cap for short—is Apple's upcoming version of the modern Mac operating system. As Snow Leopard refined and advanced Leopard, as Mountain Lion refined and advanced Lion, so too is OS X El Capitan intended to refine and advance last year's OS X Yosemite. That means the focus isn'...
OS X El Capitan public beta begins for Beta Software Program members

OS X El Capitan public beta preview begins

Members of the Apple Beta Software Program are now able get their hands on the first public beta version of OS X El Capitan. This follows the recent release of the third OS X El Capitan developer beta. This is not the first major version of OS X to get the public beta treatment. Prior to its...
Third beta version of OS X El Capitan to developers

OS X El Capitan beta 3 now available for developers

Keeping pace with iOS 9, Apple has released a new beta of OS X El Capitan to developers. This is the third beta version of the software. Developers can grab this updated version from Apple's Mac Developer Resource site, or through the Mac App Store on a machine running the previous build. OS...
OS X Yosemite and trim support: What is it and should you use it?

OS X Yosemite and trim support: What is it and should you use it?

If you've upgraded your Mac with a third-party solid state drive, a new Terminal command in 10.10.4 may improve performance. OS X Yosemite has been updated to version 10.10.4 and with it Apple has surfaced a trim command in Terminal. Trim enables more efficient "garbage collection" on Macs...
OS X Yosemite

OS X 10.10.4 brings TRIM support for third-party SSDs

Apple has implemented TRIM support on third-party Solid State Drives in OS X 10.10.4, without the need to utilize workarounds or extra software. The move sees Apple expand TRIM support beyond SSDs shipped with Macs, better optimizing hard drives used with OS X, even those bought aftermarket. The...
Apple finally improves OS X networking with 10.10.4 release

Apple finally improves OS X networking with 10.10.4 release

Apple seems to have finally sorted lingering network problems in OS X Yosemite 10.10.4. Amidst iOS 8.4's release and the introduction of Apple Music, Apple on Tuesday also released a point update to OS X Yosemite, 10.10.4. If you've been having problems with flaky networking issues since...
Apple seeds first build of Safari 9.0 to developers

Apple seeds first developer build of Safari 9.0

Apple has released the first developer preview of Safari 9.0. This update is available to developers via the Mac App Store on OS X Yosemite, in the Updates section. Safari 9.0 is expected to be available later this year, and will contain a number of enhancements to the Safari experience. This...
Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 to the public

Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 to the public

Apple has released OS X 10.10.4 to the public. Available now, 10.10.4 addresses a number of issues, including the reliability of networking and Migration Assistant, and improves migrating your iPhone and Aperture libraries to Photos. Below is the full list of improvements and updates in OS X...
How to get Windows to work right on the Mac using Boot Camp

How to get Windows to work right on the Mac using Boot Camp

Getting your Mac to work with Windows can be a multi-step process. Because Macs use the same Intel chips that power many PCs, your Mac can run Windows. Apple even gives you the software to do it: It's called Boot Camp. But putting Boot Camp on your Mac is only the first step. Switch to...
Second developer beta of OS X El Capitan now available for download

Second developer beta of OS X El Capitan now available for download

The second developer beta of OS X El Capitan is now available for download. Apple has released the second beta of OS X El Capitan to developers. It is available through the Mac Developer Center, and can also be downloaded through the Mac App Store for those running the previous version of the...
How to force quit a Mac app that isn't responding

How to force quit a Mac app that isn't responding

If a Mac app becomes unresponsive, you can force it to close. Ordinarily, Mac apps are very well behaved, but everyone once in a while something can go wrong — horribly wrong — and the app will stop responding to any input. Sometimes if you give the Mac a few moments to recover, you'll get back...

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