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OS X Mavericks problems that drive me nuts - how about you?

OS X Mavericks problems that drive me nuts — how about you?

OS X Mavericks has been out since October. Apple wanted to accelerate the uptake of their newest Mac operating system by offering a free update for anyone using Snow Leopard or higher. And millions of us have. Many for better, but some for worse. Nothing is bug-free, and Mavericks is no...
How to personalize your listening experience with iTunes Radio

How to personalize your listening experience with iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio is a great way to discover and enjoy music on the go with iPhone and iPad, or when you're in the office using iTunes. Even though you can always choose from featured stations that are constantly changing, it's always more fun to create your own stations. While how to create a station...
New OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta, Safari 6.1.2 Seed 2 now available — developers, go get 'em!

New OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta, Safari 6.1.2 Seed 2 now available — developers, go get 'em!

Apple has pushed out a new OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta, and Safari 6.1.2 Seed 2 to developers. They're available in the usual places, via the usual means. If you're a registered developer, they're ready and waiting for you on the Mac Dev Center.
How to add Facebook events to the Calendar app in OS X

How to add Facebook events to the Calendar app in OS X

For a reason I don't quite understand, a lot of people seem to use Facebook Events in order to plan things and invite people to them. For many of us, it has become an unnecessary evil. The last thing I want to have to do is check not one but two places for upcoming events. Luckily, OS X lets you...
Best password manager apps for Mac: 1Password, LastPass, oneSafe, and more!

Best password manager apps for Mac: 1Password, LastPass, oneSafe, and more!

From storing and generating passwords to managing your credit card info, here are the very best password manager apps for Mac! Easily remembered, broadly repeated passwords are for suckers. Writing them down to type back in, or copy/pasting them each time is not only a hassle, it's a disaster...
New Mavericks beta is out - developers. come and get it!

New Mavericks beta is out - developers, come and get it!

Apple on Thursday offered a new beta release of OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. The new build, identified as build 13C39, is now available for download from the Mac Dev Center. It's available for registered Mac developers only. Changes made to the update are covered by Apple's non disclosure agreement,...
How to enable the Guest User account on your Mac

How to enable the Guest User account on your Mac

There are lots of reasons to use the Guest User feature on your Mac. For most of us that'll be so others don't have unauthorized access to our files and settings. You can limit what they can and can't do fairly easily so you can be sure at all times that no one is doing things on your Mac that...
How to keep people from messing with the System Preferences on your Mac

How to keep people from messing with the System Preferences on your Mac

When we first set up our Macs we tweak and adjust settings to suit our own personal preferences. The worst thing in the world is when someone comes along and doesn't respect our Mac. We've all experienced it from time to time. They pop into System Preferences like they own the place and start...
How to disable emailing via Google+ with Gmail

How to disable emailing via Google+ with Gmail

Google recently made some changes to Gmail and Google+ that lets anyone that has you on Google+ send you an email, even if they don't know your email address. While some of us may be okay with this, some of us may find it to be an invasion of privacy and quite frankly, a little creepy. Luckily,...
How to force all websites to let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain in OS X Mavericks

How to force websites to save passwords to iCloud Keychain in OS X Mavericks

Note: This feature does not appear to be available as of OS X Yosemite Not all websites just let you save passwords to iCloud Keychain. Whether for privacy or security reasons, or simple technical misconfiguration, sometimes your best efforts to stay in sync across your Apple devices will be...
OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 pre-release now available for developers

OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 pre-release now available for developers

Apple has put the first OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 pre-release on the Mac Developer Center. It's under non-disclosure agreement (NDA) so we can't go into the details until Apple releases it, but If you're a registered Mac developer, you can download it now and begin testing your apps!
Apple releases Mavericks 10.9.1, improves Gmail support, other Mail issues, more

Apple releases Mavericks 10.9.1, improves Gmail support, other Mail issues, more

Apple on Monday released OS X Update 10.9.1, an update to Mavericks. It's available for download from the Mac App Store using Software Update. The new release makes fixes to Gmail handling and other changes to improve stability and compatibility, according to Apple. Apple cites the following...
How to add Finder Tags to a file saved in iCloud with OS X Mavericks

How to add Finder Tags to iCloud documents with OS X Mavericks

We've already talked about how to set up and start using Finder Tags in OS X Mavericks, but what about documents that aren't stored on your computer, but in iCloud instead? It's just as easy to apply Finder Tags to new and existing iCloud documents too. Here's how: How to add Finder Tags to a...
Apple seeds new OS X 10.9.1 beta: Developers, come and get it!

Apple seeds new OS X 10.9.1 beta: Developers, come and get it!

Apple has posted a new beta version of OS X 10.9.1, marked as build 13B40. The new release is current available for pre-release testing by registered Mac developers. Apple covers notes related to the release under its non-disclosure agreement with developers, so we won't report them here. But if...
How to force quit an OS X app that isn't responding

How to force quit an OS X app that isn't responding

While OS X may have the reputation of being a solid operating system, it isn't immune from occasional crashes and app freezes. If you've owned a Mac for a long period of time, you've most likely come across the spinning beach ball of death a time or two. Here's how to figure out which app is...
How to use the power button in OS X Mavericks: It's just like your iPhone and iPad now

How to use the power button in OS X Mavericks: It's just like your iPhone and iPad now

If you've upgraded your Mac to OS X Mavericks, you may have already noticed that the physical power button behaves differently when pressed than it did in previous versions of OS X. As it turns out, Apple has brought some of iOS to the Mac when it comes to powering up and shutting down. Here's...
How to estimate your travel time in the OS X Mavericks Calendar app

How to estimate your travel time in the OS X Mavericks Calendar app

If you juggle your appointments, meetings, and events using the Calendar app on your Mac, you've probably run into a time or two where knowing the estimated travel time would have been helpful. Luckily, this is now a default feature of the stock Calendar app as long as you're running OS X...
Cyber Monday game and app sales for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Cyber Monday game and app sales for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

We somehow survived Black Friday, and the weekend of savings finishes off with Cyber Monday sales. We're here to point you to the best deals on apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac in the App Store. We'll be updating this list all day long, so feel free to let us know in the comments about any sales on...
How to share a video to Facebook from Finder in OS X Mavericks

How to share a video to Facebook from Finder in OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks makes your Mac a lot more social. Along with the ability to link up and post from your social accounts, you can easily share video to Facebook from anywhere on your Mac in just a few clicks. Here's how: Launch a Finder windowon your Mac running OS X Mavericks and navigate to the...
Apple posts OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 pre-release - Developers, go get it!

Apple posts OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 pre-release - Developers, go get it!

Apple has put OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 pre-release onto the the Developer Center. Registered Mac developers can download it now and begin testing it with their apps. Since pre-release software is under non-disclosure agreement (NDA), we can't report on what, if any, new features may or may not be...

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