It's been a busy day for Apple. After having launched iOS 8 to the public and hosting a number of updated iOS 8 apps in the App Store, the Mac-maker has now released an update to OS X Mavericks. Now, the Mac OS is at version 10.9.5, bringing with it a number of stability and performance updates.
Badges are those app notifications that show you that something is waiting for you — maybe a to-do list item is due, or maybe you have a new email. Sometimes badges can be helpful. Other times they can be really irritating. Here's how to activate them and deactivate them.
You restarted your Mac, and now you can't log in. The Apple boot screen appears and pinwheels for a few moments, then the screen goes black. You can still see a cursor, but you can't log in and get any further. Don't panic! We have the fix! Print these instructions out or save them to an iOS device and read them from there — I'll walk you through how to recover.
Beginning with OS X Mavericks Apple added the ability for web sites to push updates directly to your desktop. Such updates appear in Notification Center, and when you click on them, Safari will open and load the page. But what happens when you receive notifications you don't want anymore? Here's how to manage which sites can ping you and which can't.
Some OS X Mavericks users like me have been plagued with a problem sometime since the release of OS X 10.9 last fall: Our Macs won't wake from sleep and reconnect to the local Wi-Fi network. Apple says the problem is fixed in OS X 10.9.4. Has it been fixed for you?
Apple has just updated OS X to version 10.9.4 with fixes for security, compatibility, and stability, as well as Safari version 7.0.5. This update fixes a number of issues, including a problem that kept some Macs from automatically connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Waking your computer from sleep is now also more reliable.
Installed Yosemite developer preview and regretting it? Downgrade to Mavericks by following these instructions
You've installed a developer preview of OS X Yosemite, and you didn't take my previous advice to partition your hard drive. Now you're in a pickle: For whatever reason, you need to downgrade to Mavericks. How do you do it? Let's take a look.