The Complete Guide to an OS X Clean Install of El Capitan

1:20 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · · Reports

El Capitan Clean Install Process

Apple has designed OS X so that one can just upgrade to the next version, "over the top," seamlessly. With this kind of upgrade, all user data, settings and accounts remain as before, and that works for most users most times. However, there are occasions when a user needs to do what's called a "Clean Install." This sets up the Mac as if it first came out of the box and then personal data is restored. John Martellaro, after a brief introduction, lists the steps for a Clean Install.

Apple Unleashes OS X El Capitan: What to Do Now

1:50 PM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · Reports

El Capitan is out-how to be ready

Apple has unleashed its next version of OS X for the Macintosh, named El Capitan. In this release, Apple has officially focused on the user experience and performance, but this new version will have traditional attention to stability and security. Here's a rundown of how to to be properly ready before you pull the trigger. 

AAPL Q4 2015 Set for October 27

9:39 AM, Sep. 29th, 2015 · · Reports

AAPL Q4 2915 earnings report is set for Oct 27

Apple's 2015 fourth fiscal quarter earnings conference call is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th at 5 PM eastern time. Investors and analysts will be paying close attention to the numbers Apple announces because the quarter included the first two days of iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales.

OS X El Capitan: 3 Steps to Get Ready

9:14 AM, Sep. 22nd, 2015 · · Reports

How to prepare for the OS X El Capitan upgrade

We're counting down the days until OS X El Capitan is released. Hurry up, September 30th! In the meantime, though, we want to make sure your Macs are ready for the transition. Are you sure that your old apps will function under 10.11? Have you backed up recently? (Please say yes.) Come check out our three Quick Tips on how to prepare for Apple's upcoming release.

Get Ready for TMO’s “Hey Siri” Event Live Coverage

11:24 AM, Sep. 9th, 2015 · · Reports


It's Apple's "Hey Siri, give us a hint" media event day, and The Mac Observer is on location to bring you as it happens coverage for all of announcements that are in store. Today's event starts at 10AM pacific time, and is expected to include new iPhones, a new Apple TV, an updated iPad mini, and the introduction of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Analyst: “Hey Siri” Media Event no Game Changer for AAPL

11:52 AM, Sep. 4th, 2015 · · Reports

Apple's Hey Siri media event may not be a big revenue boost

Apple will most likely show off new iPhone and iPad models, along with a new Apple TV, at its September 9 media event, but Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um thinks it may not live up to expectations. He sees a lack of a product line that brings in significant revenue like the iPhone as an issue, and that's not going to change next Wednesday.

OS X El Capitan Beta: Using Mail Gestures

9:07 AM, Sep. 2nd, 2015 · · Reports

Using swipe gestures in OS X El Capitan's Mail app

Melissa Holt's got another El Capitan trick for us, and this one's a doozy. You know how you can swipe on a message within iOS to trash it, mark it as read, and so on? Well, the beta version of El Cap offers that feature too! We'll discuss just how you'll do it (and what customization options you have) in today's Quick Tip.

OS X El Capitan Beta: Pinning Safari Tabs

8:50 AM, Aug. 28th, 2015 · · Reports

Using pinned tabs in OS X El Capitan's Safari web browser

Another piping-hot El Capitan tip, coming right up! Today Melissa Holt's talking about how we can "pin" sites to the Safari toolbar, which makes accessing favorite webpages faster. These pinned tabs even keep themselves updated in the background! That's the niftiness available in today's Quick Tip.