Bryan is on vacation this week, so Jeff asked Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus on as a special guest. Bob offered up some advice on when it's time to replace your Mac, and they also talked about Logic Pro and Alchemy, music subscription services, Bob's home grown TV show, and more.
Apple's next version of OS X El Capitan uses something called "System Integrity Protection" to prevent the alteration of critical system files. As a result, scripted installers and even privileged users can no longer change those UNIX file permissions and then modify them. This should make El Capitan more stable and secure. So, while "Repair Disk Permissions" is gone, that also creates an important issue for users: software upgrades.
Apple Watch sales in Best Buy are going so well that the retailer is accelerating its rollout program to include all of its stores before October. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at Apple Watch sales and the smartwatch market, plus they share their very different thoughts on the lack of a Repair Permissions option in OS X El Capitan.
The Option key is one of the coolest shortcut modifiers in OS X, revealing handy and awesome information and capabilities throughout the operating system. But here's one place where the Option key's impact is relatively unknown: the Bluetooth menu.
A reader recently asked Dr. Mac how long he could expect his Mac to last. You might be surprised at his response.
Avid Life Media, the parent company for AshleyMadison.com, is facing a class action lawsuit in California after hackers stole the site's subscriber database and posted the information online. With over 30 million user's records now online and the serious impact that's having on people's lives, it's a safe bet the lawsuits are just beginning.
The beta of iOS 9 is just a goldmine of fun new stuff to mess around with, but in this Quick Tip, we're going to go over something serious: an easy new way to improve the security of your device without much inconvenience. Setting up a six-digit passcode and thwarting thieves is what Melissa Holt's got for us today.
Backing up to multiple destinations, protecting your anti-reflective coating, Photos woes, Family Sharing and more are covered today. Consultants rejoice: this episode includes some stuff for you, too, including how best to protect yourself from getting sued!
Apple Watch has appeal beyond the tech crowd, and that has Best Buy happy. The big box retailer said demand for Apple's smartwatch has been high, and it's original plan to have them in 300 of its stores by the holiday buying season has expanded to include all 1,050 of its locations before October.
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It's OK for tech analysts to chill out a little over Apple Watch. If the average user didn't want one Best Buy wouldn't be expanding its in-store sales locations.
There's nothing more boring than black text on a white background when listening to music. iTunes 12 allows you to turn on colored backgrounds for open albums, movies and playlists. Unfortunately, the color chosen isn't up to you.
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