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By Jeff Carlson | Saturday, July 25, 2015

TripMode: Don't Blow Through Your Allotted Data While Traveling

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When packing for modern summer travel, be sure to throw in the Internet. I have decent broadband access at home, and I forget that’s not the case everywhere else.

I learned this lesson the hard way on my last trip—although not in the way you might expect:

I made sure I had an alternate method of getting online, but in the process, I burned through my data allocation—twice in two days.

Here’s how it happened, and how to use TripMode to make sure it doesn’t happen to you:

By Jeff Carlson | Saturday, March 21, 2015

Photos for OS X App: The Smart Way to Install the Public Beta

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Apple is now offering the new Photos for OS X application as a public beta, so anyone who signs up for (and is accepted into) the Apple Beta Software Program can start using a pre-release version of the photo library software.

But there’s a catch: You must also install the beta of the entire operating system, OS X Yosemite 10.10.3, to get the Photos for OS X app.
That means your data will be vulnerable to the sometimes unexpected behavior of pre-release software—and not just any data, but your library of irreplaceable digital photos.

You need a smart plan of action to make it work. Before you download the newest software, follow my advice in this article and save yourself potential headaches and wasted time.

By Scott Fegette | Thursday, October 16, 2014

Get the Skinny—and Training—on Apple’s Sleek New Updates

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Mac OS X Yosemite is available for download today, alongside newly updated iPads and Mac computers on the hardware side—and we’ve got training ready for you.

Apple is well known for its stylistic industrial designs, and with Yosemite now available to complement the recent iOS 8 update, Apple’s desktop and mobile devices should work together more intuitively, as well.

By Jeff Carlson | Monday, September 22, 2014

OS X Yosemite Update — Starts with a Good Backup System

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With iOS 8 in the wild and new iPhones now in customers’ hands, Apple customers are looking to the hills for the company’s next big thing: specifically, at the gleaming face of Half Dome projected as the desktop picture of the next OS X release, Yosemite.

Expected in October (although Apple hasn’t yet announced a date), Yosemite is a dramatic update of the software running Macs.

But to do a system upgrade right, you need a reliable backup system.

By Simon Allardice | Monday, June 2, 2014

WWDC 2014 Report: What’s New for Apple?

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Apple’s yearly Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) has long been a place where Apple makes major announcements of both hardware and software.

But the keynote at this year’s event, which began this morning in San Francisco, included no new hardware announcements: no new iPhone, no iPad, and no sign of any long-rumored iWatch or Apple TV.

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