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How to Execute ‘Trimforce’ Command with Your SSD

On Wednesday, we reported that Apple released the latest OS X version with 10.10.4, which adds the support of TRIM for third-party SSDs. OWC SSDs are built to run at optimal speed and provide peak performance throughout their lives without TRIM through DuraWrite technology, over-provisioning, and garbage collection. However, our testing has shown no issues…
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Tech Tip: Siri, Your Tireless Vacation Assistant

Siri is surprisingly useful for foreign travel, where it can help you to ease the transition between the units used in your home country and those of the countries you’re visiting or supply you with directions from your hotel...

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Tech Tip: Get Rid Of Drop Shadows In OS X...

Writers who are grabbing screenshots for OS X articles and books often use specialized utilities that perform a number of tasks to achieve the perfect look, but the average person who wants to grab a quick “screenie” usually uses...

Capturing a fingerprint for Touch ID

Tech Tip: Adding More Fingers To Touch ID

Touch ID is a fantastic way to unlock your iPhone or iPad with a touch of a finger. First available on the iPhone 5s and now on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini...

YosemiteLogo Tech Tip: Shedding Some Light on...
People who need to work on their Macs in darkened rooms will find this tip useful. Most Mac users are aware of the controls on the standard keyboards that...

AppStore8_2x Tech Tip: Downloading Free Apps, Content...
Apple likes to sneak little gems into software updates that usually make life easier, fixing some annoyance or turning a multi-step process into a simple gesture. That was the case...

Where's my iPhone, dude? Tech Tip: The Apple Watch’s iPhone...
Now that you have an Apple Watch, you might find that you’re using your iPhone less to grab bits of information and send messages. Of course, your Apple Watch won’t...

OS X Calendar with Map and Weather Tech Tip: Adding Weather and Maps...
Here’s a fun and useful tip that can add more value to your Calendar appointments and events. When a location is assigned to a Calendar event, it displays not only...

About This Mac, with link to User Manual highlighted Tech Tip: Accessing Your Mac’s User...
Back when I was working as an Apple consultant, one common complaint I heard from new Mac owners was that they felt like the computer didn’t come with instructions. Sure,...

PR_KX_iphone62 Tech Tips: Using Siri to Find...
A few weeks ago a friend of mine sent out a tweet asking how he could determine who the owner of a locked iPhone was so that he could...