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In the early years of OS X, the Mac operating system was sold on a DVD. If a user forgot the administrator password, perhaps the simplest way (of several) would be to use that disc to set a new administrator password and regain control of the Mac. Nowadays, there is no install disc provided with OS X, and so an alternative method is necessary.
Typical speed tests on a Mac or iOS device calculate a point to point speed from a distant server. The resulting number in Mbps, while useful for analysis of overall service, doesn't reflect what you'll actually get from Netflix. John Martellaro shows you how to see your actual Netflix delivery data rate.
When a company grows too large too fast, there's a temptation to do too much. On the other hand, simplifying for customers opens windows of opportunity for competitors. At WWDC 2014, we saw a glimpse of how Apple tries to strike a balance. Sometimes, the company wins dramatically and sometimes it falls short.
The default installation of, for example, a Linux Virtual Machine in Parallels on, say, a Mac uses a shared network mode that prevents incoming log in attempts (ssh). John Martellaro briefly describes how to fix that.
The Kloqe aluminum case for iPhone 5/5s is sleek, minimalist, and beautiful. Well designed plastic caps on each end allow the radios to work effectively. It is the most beautiful iPhone case John Martellaro has ever seen, but it does have one possible annoyance. John sizes up this generally amazing case.
There is nothing like a WWDC Keynote, a two hour glimpse into the psyche of Apple, to provide a solid picture of what the company is up to. Observers may or may not like the personality of Tim Cook or the current product line, but last week's keynote illustrates how the efforts of thousands of Apple engineers have come to fruition. It obliterated the Apple hysteria.
If you're planning to try the public Beta of OS X Yosemite, you'll want to refer to the Macintosh System requirements.
Plus, we've included some helpful Yosemite links, all in one place.
In the past, the WWDC keynote was not available for public viewing, so if you watched it, you may have been a bit confused about some things that were said and done. John Martellaro explains.
There has been plenty of agitation for Apple to pull the next generation hardware technology out of a magician's hat. That thinking jumps the gun because Apple already has the ultimate hardware platforms in place to support its "Kit" initiatives. One of them is called the iPhone.