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Here's the root cause and a workaround for iOS 8 and Yosemite Wi-Fi issues

You know those pesky slow Wi-Fi issues that have been plaguing iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite? Well, co-founder and CEO of Colorado Springs-based Quantum Metric and all-around good guy Mario Ciabarra appears to have found the root cause and a workaround to ...

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Some users still having Wi-Fi issues after OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite update

While yesterday's Mac OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite update brought relief to a number of users who were having Wi-Fi issues, MacNN reports that the Apple support threads are still buzzing with discussions of continued disconnects and slow connection speeds....

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iTunes 11.2.2 update released featuring podcast bug fix

Apple has just released iTunes 11.2.2, a seemingly minor update that fixes a bug that's been annoying podcast fans. In the previous version of iTunes, some podcast episodes would unexpectedly download after upgrading. Beyond the podcast fix, the up...

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Apple hit with lawsuit over disappearing iMessages for iPhone to Android switchers

Well, that sure didn't take long. Shortly after we highlighted how a number of iPhone to Android converts are no longer receiving text messages sent from other iPhones, Apple has been slapped with a lawsuit over the matter. Bloomberg reports that a ...

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Apple patches missing /Users folder bug spawned by iTunes update

That was fast. After updating their Macs to OS X 10.9.3, many users noticed that their /Users folder was gone. Actually, it was there, but somehow the OS update rendered the folder invisible. There were some 3rd party patches to fix it, but late ye...

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Adobe recovering from massive Creative Cloud failure

Users of the cloud-based subscription service from Adobe called Creative Cloud weren't able to be quite so creative beginning late Wednesday for about 28 hours. Adobe blamed the issues on server maintenance and the company says everything is up and r...

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Apple reportedly testing new Maps feature to notify users of fixed problems

Apple has begun testing a new notification feature in its Maps app, according to a recent report from MacRumors. The report relays that some users who have reported erroneous mapping data to Apple are being presented with a notification option wherei...

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2013 MacBook Air WiFi problems continue to plague users

Since its release in June of 2013, the latest version of the MacBook Air has plagued many users with a number of frustrating WiFi issues. Over a 131-page Support Communities thread started within days of the computer's release, 2013 Air owners comp...

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Infinity Blade is free for Black Friday week

The week of Black Friday is beginning to overshadow the American tradition of Thanksgiving, and while some detest the crass materialism of the shopping madness, at least there are some incredible deals to be had. Take this one, for instance; someth...

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iOS 7 calendar display bug for end of DST hits USA

As we reported last week when the UK clocks fell back, there's a quirk in the iOS calendar display routines that's evident on the first day after the switch from Daylight Saving Time back to Standard Time. Although alarms and reminders trigger as the...

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Get lost! iPhone compass app struggles in tests

Before you start thinking about relying on the iPhone compass app for your next hiking trip, you might want to read the results of tests performed by TechHive. While some believe that the compass issues are limited to the new iPhone 5s and 5c, the te...

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SimCity might get an offline option after all

After two fumbled launches -- one for Windows users and one for Mac -- that frustrated gamers with networking issues, SimCity might finally be getting an offline mode. A general manager for developer Maxis confirmed in a blog post that the company ...

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Easy fix for pesky iOS 7 Messages bug

It's always "fun" to experience an issue just before a fix for it appears in our TUAW newsroom. In this case, I was receiving iMessages from my wife, but she wasn't seeing mine. Fearing that the worst had happened and I had been run over by a truck (...

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Apple issues day-one EFI update for new iMacs to address Boot Camp issue

No sooner had Apple announced the 2013 iMacs than they also issued a day-one EFI (Extensible Firmware Interface) update for the speedy new all-in-ones. The update is targeted at an issue that sometimes occurs when installing a Boot Camp partition ...

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Parallels responds to Slashdot user concerns over Desktop 9 installing Access without permission

Over the past few weeks, Parallels announced both Parallels Desktop 9 and Parallels Access. While the former is a new version of the venerable virtualization application, Access is a totally new product for Parallels, allowing the "appification" of...

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Apple TV outage: TV shows menu not visible (Updated)

According to a recent tweet, since verified by our staff, there's an issue with Apple TV in the US at the current time. The TV shows menu, which is normally accompanied by the Movies, Music, Computers and Settings menus, is AWOL. The first sign of ...

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