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Safari And Spotlight Can Send Data To Apple, Here's How To Turn It Off

Mac: In order for Spotlight to work properly, it needs to send your search data to Google, Apple and Bing. Initially, it seems easy enough to disable this if you care about privacy, but as users over on Hacker News note, it’s not as obvious as it seems.


Top 10 Hidden Features Of OS X Yosemite

Yosemite is here with a bunch of new features, but a few of the best things are hidden away. Here are 10 hidden features you might not have noticed yet.


Dictate Any Command To Your Mac With Automator

Mac: One of the lesser known features in Yosemite is a new Dictation Command option in Automator. As MacWorld points out, this means you can set up a command to launch any Automator action you want, including launching apps and ejecting disks.


How To Fix OS X Yosemite's Biggest Annoyances

Yosemite’s here today and as seems to always be the case with Apple’s new operating systems, it comes with a handful of annoyances alongside its new features. Don’t worry though — most of the common annoyances can get fixed up with a few clicks.


How To Set Up And Use Handoff In Yosemite And iOS 8

Handoff is Apple’s new feature that integrates Yosemite and your iOS 8 device so you can start working on one device and then continue it on another. For example, you can start writing an email on your phone, then flip it over to your Mac when you realise you’d prefer a keyboard. Here’s how to set it up and use it.


How To Burn OS X Yosemite To A USB Flash Drive

You can upgrade to OS X Yosemite from the App Store, but that isn’t ideal for installing on multiple Macs, doing a clean install, or building a Hackintosh. Here’s how to burn Yosemite to a USB drive instead.


Ask LH: Should I Upgrade To Mac OS X Yosemite?

Dear Lifehacker, So Yosemite is coming out today. It looks like it has some great features, but it’s still an upgrade, and any upgrade has a chance of going bad. You guys have been using it; what do you think? Is it ready for prime time, or should I wait for the next patch to fix the bugs people will inevitably find?


Everything You Need To Know About OS X Yosemite In Under Three Minutes

Mac: Mac OS X Yosemite is coming out today as a free update and there are a lot of new features in this update, so let’s take a look at everything to help you get started.


Set Up Your Mac For Development In A Few Minutes

A new computer can sometimes take hours to set up. If you’re a developer, Lapwing Laps has a guide to automate the whole process, including setting up special default settings.


Use The Ditto Command To Properly Merge Folders On Mac

Merging folders on a Mac is kind of a pain. When you do it, Finder tries to overwrite any file with the same name with the newer version. That means it’s easy to accidentally erase a whole folder. How-To Geek shows off a better way to merge folders using Terminal.