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imageThose of you who love to live life on the bleeding edge will be pleased to hear that OS X El Capitan is scheduled to be released to the general public on the 30th of this month.

As per previous OS X updates, it will be a free download to all OS X compatible hardware owners through the Apple App Store.

If you cant wait till the 30th you can still sign up to the public beta program over at https://beta.Apple.com

It’s not yet known at what time OS X will land. But if last years uptake on Yosemite’s anything to go by, there’s going to be a flood of download requests hitting the CDNs the second its announced.

OS X has included the ability to remotely screen share using a VNC style server for some time now. However, a new feature ‘hidden’ in Yosemite iMessage application is the ability to request a screen share via an iMessage conversation! If you initiate an iMessage conversation with another Yosemite user who is also using iMessage, you can use a built it request facility to view to recipients screen. The ability to share your screen originally appeared within iChat, though required an AIM, Gmail, Jabber or Yahoo account.

Once your recipient has responded to your iMessage request, click on the details link in the top right hand corner of the chat window. This will expand a second box, with the option to FaceTime, Video Call or screen share. Clicking on the Screen Share option will then pop up an additional menu offering to send a request to screen share. The recipient will then receive a popup “Allow [your name] to control my screen”. Should the recipient accept your request the screen share should commence.

iMessage Screen Share


This does come with some caveats:

  1. Both users must be using Yosemite or above.
  2. Both users must have an Apple ID
  3. Both users must be signed into Apple ID in the iCloud preferences pain in System Preferences


OS X El CapitanWhile the Macintosh platform isn’t really known as being a platform for gamers, the reality is that there are quite a lot of solid, fun games for you to check out here. Most of the time, Mac games are ported from Windows, but there are some original titles to be had as well, all you have to do is find them. And this is the reason why we have created a list with some of the latest, best Mac games to play right now.

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OS-X-Yosemite-LogoOS X 10.10.4 BETA 6 build 14E36b has been released to all those who are currently registered on the public BETA test program (or who have a Apple Developer account) 10.10.4 focusing on fixing some of the bugs reported in 10.10.3. Most importantly replacing discoveryd networking daemon with the mDNSResponder as seen in Snow Leopard. Discoveryd has been at the forefront of many a complaint of Yosemite users due to its instability.

There’s currently no news on when 10.10.4 will be released as an update to the general public. However, this isn’t unusual for incremental OS X updates. Normally the BETA’s spend a couple of weeks in ‘testing’ before being released.

OS X 10.10.4 BETA 6 is available to download using the normal App Store route, or by logging into the Apple Developer Portal.

By default, OS X handles all mailto: and ‘send to mail’ actions with its built in Mail app. Which is fine… If that’s all that you use, however power users (or maybe corporate mac users with exchange servers) may want to use Microsoft Outlook (2016 actually not being all ‘bad’)

In order to switch the default action for mailing, it seems somewhat backwards, but you actually have to launch the Mail application!

Once the app has launched, click on the ‘Mail’ menu item and then click preferences. Right at the top of the pop up window you should see the option to select the default email reader. Doing this also associates the chosen app with all mail functionality in OS X.

Mail Preferences

You can of course, set up Mail to connect to and use a Microsoft Exchange mailbox. To do this, follow the instructions on the official Apple Support site


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