How To Fix OS X Yosemite Download Problems

Apple has released the OS X Yosemite beta out into the world, but it’s not without its problems. In fact, two quirks are causing issues before you can even download the software. Here’s how to fix them.

How To Safely Install The OS X Yosemite Beta

The OS X Yosemite public beta is out, and since it’s beta software, you need to exercise some caution before you install it. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. Here’s how to install the beta without messing up your whole system.

Hemingway, The Webapp That Helps You Proofread, Is Now On Desktop

Windows/Mac: We’re fans of Hemingway because it makes it easy to glance at a block of text and edit it by highlighting all your syntax. Now, the webapp is available for Windows and Mac.

Apple Opens OS X Yosemite Beta To The Public, Sign Up Now

Mac OS X Yosemite, the upcoming version of Apple’s operating system, won’t launch until later this year, but if you’re interested in trying out its new features now, you can sign up for Apple’s public beta today and begin accessing the software from tomorrow.

Find Out If Your Mac Will Support Handoff In OS X Yosemite

Handoff is a great new feature of Apple’s forthcoming operating system, Yosemite. If you’re not familiar with Handoff, it will allow you to start an activity (such as writing an email) on one device and continue it on another. Not all Macs will support it, though. Here’s how to check if yours will.

Customise OS X's Login Screen With Any Logo You Want

The login screen on your Mac is perfectly functional as it is, but if you want to spice it up a little bit, blogger Jacob Salmela shows you how to customise the login screen with a logo of your choosing.

Access OS X's Secret Terminal Hidden In The Login Screen

If you ever need to enter console commands without logging all the way into the desktop, Macworld has an old tip that shows you how to get access to the Terminal without going through the whole login process.

Dashlane 3 Adds Secure Password Sharing, Emergency Contacts

Windows/Mac: Dashlane, one of our favourite password managers, just took the wraps off its latest version. Dashlane 3 now features emergency contacts who can access your passwords if you’re unable to, secure password sharing for teams or families, and it’s even lighter on system resources than ever.

iTerm 2 Updates With A Toolbelt, Trigger Support And More

Mac: iTerm 2, our favourite terminal emulator for Mac, updated today with a lot of handy new features. These include support for triggers and a toolbelt feature.

Lifehacker Pack For Mac 2014: Our List Of The Best Mac Apps

There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for Mac, we’re highlighting the best downloads for better productivity, communication, media management and more.