Apple has made digital distribution and in-place upgrades of OS X incredibly easy thanks to the Mac App Store, but sometimes nothing can beat the convenience and flexibility of a physical OS X USB installer. Here’s how you can make your own USB installer for the just-released OS X El Capitan Developer Beta.
Apple has gone to great lengths to make recent versions of OS X, including Mavericks and Yosemite, available on a wide range of Macs dating back in some cases to 2007. And with the announcement of the next version of OS X during this week’s WWDC event, it appears OS X El Capitan system requirements may be just as inclusive as its predecessors.
Apple has unveiled the next version of its desktop operating system, OS X El Capitan. The new operating system features a variety of interface and window management improvements, along with large performance boosts courtesy of the adoption of Metal for Mac.
By default, OS X identifies user selections of text and files with a blue highlight. This has been part of the operating system for so long that you may have never even thought about it. But if you’re tired of blue and want to customize the look of your Mac’s operating system, you can easily change this highlight color with a quick trip to System Preferences. Here’s how to do it.
There are many caveats and details to Microsoft’s free Windows 10 promotion. Here’s a list of who’s eligible, which version you’ll get, and how and when the free upgrade will be available.
Members of the OS X Public Beta Program can now get a taste of OS X 10.10.3, featuring the new Photos app for OS X, new emoji options, and support for Google 2-factor authentication.
Mac users not running the latest version of OS X are shown a large banner in the Mac App Store urging them to upgrade. If you’re not ready or willing to upgrade to Yosemite, here’s how you can hide its prominent banner, keeping it out of the way until you’re ready.
After three months of frustrations, it’s time to give up on OS X Yosemite. Apple may eventually fix the bugs, but the operating system’s troubles speak to a deeper issue at the company. Here’s why it’s time for Apple to abandon the yearly release cycle and bring back the approach that made Snow Leopard the best version of OS X ever.
After suffering through the end of support for Windows XP last April, there has been some recent alarm over a misinterpreted Windows 7 deadline. But don’t panic! Today is only the end of “Mainstream Support” for Windows 7. Microsoft’s popular operating system will continue to receive free security updates under “Extended Support” until January 14, 2020.
Windows updates are important, but sometimes certain updates aren’t applicable to particular systems, or troubleshooting calls for delaying updates. In Windows, you can hide unneeded or unwanted updates, but it’s still a good idea to revisit hidden updates to ensure the latest security patches and bug fixes are applied. Here’s how to view and restore hidden updates in Windows.