Sometimes you may want to use your Mac as a Wi-Fi scanner so that you can detect which routers in your vicinity might interfere with your own router. If there are many routers on the same channels as yours, then you may start noticing network slowdowns. You may think you need to head to the Mac App Store to get an app that will handle this task, but in fact this feature is built right into OS X. It's a bit hidden, but we'll unearth this feature and show you how it works.
What's next for iOS? That's the question that was begging to be answered this week, as rumors flew about not only iOS 8.3 and 8.4, but iOS 9 as well. On other fronts, Apple broke yet another record on Wall Street, we learned that MacBooks can survive falling from an airplane, and rumors continue to swirl about Apple's mystery vehicle. That plus a whole lot more in our recap of this week's hottest Apple news!
On very rare occasions, and despite Apple choosing quality components, you may get a boot issue, graphics issue, or any number of other hardware problems during normal usage of your Mac. When crisis strikes, don't go running to the Apple Store — follow these steps to see what might be causing common Mac problems. Even if you don't find the core issue, it'll at least give the Genius Bar folks an idea of what might be wrong.
Holidays such as the 4th of July are boom times for developers -- folks have a day off and are more likely to tap "Buy Now" than on a regular work day. But imagine how frustrated you might be if that new purchase crashed immediately upon launch -- and it's even worse for the developers who can't do anything about it.
When it comes to home networking, wireless seems to be the trend. But while one Wi-Fi networking on its own works wonders, you may soon discover that as your neighbors add on their own wireless networks your own Wi-Fi speeds will diminish. This kind of interference can make it difficult to stream video through YouTube and Netflix, or play video games over the internet. Fortunately, there are a few precautionary meaures you can take to avoid this kind of interference. Read on to find out how!
I have a Samsung ML-2010 laser printer that has been working fine on an iMac running Mac OS 10.7.3. However, the printer has recently stopped printing unless I first unplug and replug the USB cable from the back of the computer. I’ve tried numerous things, but still can’t get it to work. Any ideas?
There are times when your Mac may misbehave and refuse to boot into OS X. You may get a sad Mac face, an audible beep, or another ailment keeping your Mac from properly booting. When this happens, you can troubleshoot your Mac by using boot options to run an Apple Hardware Test, or booting with extensions disabled. Sometimes, launching your Mac this way can help save you a trip to the Apple Store. Don’t panic when this happens to your Mac. Instead, turn to this guide in which we explain all of the various boot options in OS X that may help return your Mac to normal.
It’s not surprising that any number of things can go wrong during a major operating system upgrade, especially considering the potential number of different user configurations and computers available. OS X Lion has purred along for most users (UI changes aside), but that doesn’t mean one or two bugaboos can’t be lurking in the big cat’s furry mane.
Apple didn’t dominate the tech world until it’d been in operation for roughly 20 years. “Overnight sensations” like Facebook and Twitter actually needed a couple years to take off. Even Luke didn’t turn into a proper Jedi until the third movie. Yes, mastery doesn’t come easily—unless you read this guide. We’ll show you the power-user secrets you need to wring the coolest and most cutting-edge functionality from your iDevices.
Frustrated by slow movie rental downloads via iTunes or your Apple TV? As it turns out, it may not be your broadband connection at fault, but rather a free domain name service (DNS) such as Google DNS or OpenDNS.