Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool using with Mac OS X. Sometimes it's a tutorial on a lesser-known feature, other times it's a trick that uses built-in functionality such as Terminal — either way, these simple tips can make life better and easier, and they don’t require any special knowledge. All you need to do is follow the instructions!
Have you been having a slow wireless experience on your desktop or portable Mac? With the advent of new AirDrop technologies in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, a feature called Apple Wireless Direct Link (AWDL) is to blame. This technology is used for AirDrop, AirPlay, and direct-play gaming connections. This could be a Bonjour and AWDL clash, but regardless, it can be a little annoying. To instantly see faster results, we've got a Terminal trick that'll make online surfing and network file transfers a little faster. Continue reading, and we'll show you how it's done.
Wednesday wasn't a shining moment in the history of Apple software updates, as a rogue iOS 8.0.1 patch intended to fix a few smaller issues wound up causing big problems for iPhone 6 owners. A fix is on the way, but in the meantime Apple has detailed instructions on how to get those devices working again, and today's Morning Report also has details on a new AppleSeed test and bulletproof screen protectors for the latest iPhones. It's all just a click away!
One of our biggest frustrations with OS X is its inability to share files with iOS devices at the system level — a problem that OS X Yosemite will finally address with AirDrop with a new feature called Handoff.
Online security is on the minds of all internet users right now in the wake of Heartbleed, so there's no better time than the present to unleash one of the biggest updates yet for the iOS version of user favorite 1Password.
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
AirDrop is the Ad Hoc wireless transfer utility that can be found inside of the Finder on Mac machines running OS X Lion or higher. This allows you to transfer files over wireless mechanisms like Bluetooth and Ad Hoc Wi-Fi, but most older Macs don't support these methods of wireless transfer. Fortunately, you can make your Mac use any available network interface for transferring files via AirDrop, thus enabling AirDrop on any Mac running Lion or greater. Let's take a look at how it's done.
We don't know about you, but yesterday's iOS 7 launch wasn't exactly the smoothest, and the App Store is still having problems dishing out updates to our favorite apps -- so here is a heads up on a few that you might have missed out on.
Are you a Vine user? If so, you're definitely not alone, as Twitter confirmed Monday the iPhone app currently has 13 million registered users -- a number likely to expand dramatically now that Android has been added to the mix. Speaking of apps, Apple's official WWDC app has been updated for next week's 2013 event, so let's cut to the chase and kick off today's recap...
There was plenty of news this week about Steve Jobs and at least one of those makes the grade in case you missed it, but just like Apple isn't one man, our coverage of all things Apple takes other things into account as well. So here's some of our most popular stories from the week, just in case ya missed it.
Lion comes with a handy new cloud-drop feature called AirDrop that enables you to do simple computer-to-computer file transfer without a cord or a third-party service. But did you know that it's capable of just more than simply sending a file to a neighboring Mac? Read on to find out how to get the most out of this new feature-packed utility on your Mac.