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How to enable installation of non-Mac App Store apps on OS X

By default when you try to run non-Mac App Store apps on OS X, it gives an error saying “app can’t be opened because it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store”. That error is not limited to apps from unknown sources only as you can’t even run Chrome, the world’s most popular browser with the default settings of OS X. But all these restrictions are there to make your Mac...

Back to School: Free Beats Solo2 headphones for students buying Macs

Apple’s yearly Back to School offer is back for students purchasing Macs. This year’s offer is different from what the company offered in previous years as students will be given Beats Solo2 headphones along with their purchase of a Macbook, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, iMac and Mac Pro. The headphones that come from the pricey Beats brand cost $200 when bought separately. The offer is available...

Apple releases 2nd public betas for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Apple has released iOS 9 Public beta 2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public beta 2 and both of them are now available for download. The release comes two weeks after the first public betas were seeded for both operating systems. The public beta program, which allows users to preview and beta test upcoming software...

How to uninstall apps from your Mac the right way

Installing apps on your Mac is one of the easiest tasks, you can install almost all the apps using a simple drag and drop operation. However a proper uninstallation isn’t that simple. Unlike Windows, OS X doesn’t ship with a built-in uninstaller. You can delete an app by dragging it from Applications folder to Trash, but that doesn’t guarantee the deletion of all the associated files....

iOS 9 beta 4, watchOS 2 beta 4 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 4 released

Apple has released the fourth betas for all of its three operating systems and they are now available for download through respective Apple dev center sections. The beta releases for iOS 9, watchOS 2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan bring a few notable changes, improvements and bug fixes to the software that will...

How to install OS X El Capitan beta on a separate partition

OS X El Capitan beta is already available for public download. So if you want to try the all new features of new OS X you can install it right now. However as it is still in its beta phase and is prone to crashes and bugs it is advised not to install it on your primary devices. Of course we are not telling those who have only one machine at their disposal to not try the new OS X beta. For people with...

How to send Google Maps directions from desktop to iPhone

We all use Google Maps on our iPhones while on the go, however the desktop version of this web based service remains a superior alternative. It has happened countless times, when before leaving home I would use my computer to find out the location of the place I am headed to, as it offers a faster and easy to use experience than the mobile app. Of course mobile app has its benefits, the biggest one being...

How to partition your Mac storage disk

Your Mac, be it a MacBook, iMac, Mac Mini or Mac Pro comes with a single partition irrespective of the storage size. But sometimes you need multiple partitions or at least two just to separate system data and applications from your personal data such as photos, videos and documents. Partitioning could also be useful if your OS gets buggy or corrupted and you want to reinstall it. You will only need to...