Nov 20, 2017

With the release of the Series 3, Apple released a set of new Nylon/Velcro Sport Loops which are the most comfortable Apple Watch bands released to date. Unfortunately, these new Sport Loops are only bundled in with the Cellular Apple watch so that means if you get a normal Series 3, Series 2, or Series 1 you will have to shell out a little over $50 for one band which is insane.

[caption width="3671" align="aligncenter"] Apple Watch Sport Loop in Black, Fake[/caption]

I’d been waiting for a fake/copy to pop up on Amazon and it finally did! It’s called the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop with Hook and Loop Fastener and it comes in all of Apple’s original colors which I couldn’t believe so I purchased a pink and a black one to see how close they come to Apple’s version. Basically, it’s the exact same thing but for $16. The colors are exactly the same but more importantly, the way the velcro is laid out and how the band feels is also exactly the same! This is the first band I’ve bought on Amazon that actually looks like an Apple product without branding.

[caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Band, That redness is exactly like Apple's Color[/caption][caption width="4031" align="aligncenter"] Fake Apple Watch Sport Loop, Just Like The Real Thing[/caption]

If you have been wanting a sport loop then you can confidently buy these knowing you are getting the same thing as Apple but without the hefty price tag. It’s ideal for working out and sleeping but I bought mine mainly for sleeping since it makes the watch so much more comfortable than any other band. You can get one here on Amazon. Just as a tip, the black one is like the one I am wearing in the picture and isn’t completely black (just how Apple’s is), I believe dark olive is more of a darker gray/black.

How To: Change Your Profile / Username in OS X Yosemite

Apple’s release of OS X Yosemite means that they have changed quite a few things and for some it’ll be some time before they get used to the new look and feel. One of the settings they moved was being able to change the account name (the name that appears when you login and on the top right hand corner of the screen), they didn’t move it too much but it’s kind of hidden. Here is how to change your profile name in OS X Yosemite:

1. Launch “System Preferences” and click on “Users & Groups”.

Changing Account Name in OS X Yosemite

2. Make sure the lock has been unlocked so you can make changes.

Changing Profile Name in OS X Yosemite

3. Control Click on the profile name that you want to change and click on “Advanced Options”.

Changing Account Name in OS X Yosemite

4. That’s it! You can now change the Account name and Full name. After you change the name, click ok and make sure to click the lock so no one changes anything!

Changing Profile Name in OS X Yosemite







OS X Yosemite Available Later Today (Update: Now Available! )

Apple has announced that OS X Yosemite will be launching later today as a free upgrade. The App Store should be updated around 5:00 Eastern, so check the App Store around that time. There shouldn’t be any memory loss when upgrading but if you are able to back your files up then do it, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

Update: OS X Yosemite is now up on the Mac App Store! Click HERE if you are on a Mac to get redirected to the App Store.

OS X Yosemite is the most advanced version of OS X we’ve ever built, with a brand new design, amazing Continuity features and powerful versions of the apps you use every day,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “OS X Yosemite ushers in the future of computing, where your Apple devices all work together seamlessly and magically. It’s something only Apple can do, and it’s available today.”

OS X Yosemite has been redesigned with a fresh, modern look, while maintaining the power and familiarity users expect from a Mac. Streamlined toolbars make more room for your content, and use translucency to reveal additional app content as you scroll. Other translucent elements, such as window sidebars, take on the feel of your desktop picture and give you a sense of what’s hidden behind the active window. App icons have a clean, consistent design, and a new system font improves readability on every Mac and looks stunning on a Retina display.

Yosemite includes amazing Continuity features that make your Mac and iOS devices perfect companions. Handoff automatically passes what you’re doing from one device to another, like writing an email or surfing the web. Instant Hotspot makes using your iPhone’s hotspot as easy as connecting to a Wi-Fi network. AirDrop now works between Mac and iOS, so you can quickly and easily share content across devices. All the SMS messages that previously only appeared on your iPhone now can automatically appear in Messages on your Mac and all your iOS devices. You can even make and receive iPhone calls on your Mac.

Yosemite introduces innovative new features, including:
● Today view in Notification Center, giving you quick access to informative widgets for Calendar, Weather, Stocks, Reminders, World Clock and social networks. You can also add widgets like Yahoo! Sports from the Mac App Store to customize your Today view;
● A new Spotlight, delivering rich information right to your desktop from Wikipedia, Maps, Bing, App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, top websites, news and movie showtimes;
● iCloud Drive, so you can store files of any type in iCloud, organize them any way you like, and access them from your Mac, iPhone, iPad or even a Windows PC;
● A streamlined new Safari that delivers the fastest performance, as well as the longest battery life for web browsing and Netflix HD video streaming on the Mac;
●an updated version of Mail, which includes Markup for quickly filling out and signing forms and PDFs right within Mail, plus Mail Drop, which makes it easy to send large attachments up to 5GB for free;
● Enhanced Messages, so now you can add participants to your ongoing group conversations, see their locations on a map, quickly access attachments and even mute notifications;
● iTunes 12, which has a sleek new look, is fast and simple to use, and makes it easier to switch between browsing your music library and discovering new music on the iTunes Store. A new Recents view makes it easy to access the media you just purchased or recently played; and
● Family Sharing, so family members can now browse and download each other’s iTunes, iBooks or Mac App Store purchases.

Yosemite also delivers platform technologies that make it easier for developers to create amazing new Mac apps. Swift is a powerful, next-generation programming language for iOS and OS X that’s fast, modern, interactive and helps developers write safer and more reliable code. SpriteKit makes it easier for developers to incorporate realistic motion, lighting and physics in games and when integrated with SceneKit, makes it simple to create games with animated 3D scenes and effects.

OS X Yosemite will be launching later today for free It supports all Macs introduced in 2009 or later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008. Continuity features require iOS 8.1, which launches Monday.

More Info: Apple

OS X Yosemite UI Kit for Sketch

Keir Ansell has made an extremely accurate UI Kit of OS X Yosemite. Keir has made the UI Kit free to download and he will update it as Apple makes changes to the OS X Yosemite beta. To download the UI Kit, head over to and click “Download 1.0”.

os x yosemite ui kit


All UI elements (well, besides the OS X 10.10 Icons) have been redrawn and restyled as accurately as possible.

Yours, Free!

Download and use as you choose! All I ask is that you don’t redistribute the kit, just point people here instead!

Retina Ready

With all UI elements drawn as vectors at 2x, everything will scale beautifully.


As OS X Yosemite is currently in BETA, I will be updating the pack to keep it in line with any changes Apple makes up to and including the final release!

Source: Keir Ansell (Dribbble)

How To: Get The OS X Yosemite Dock On Your Mac

After the Yosemite app and system icons post, many of you asked if it was possible to get a dock that looks like the one that comes installed on OS X Yosemite. It turns out that installing a dock that looks like the one on OS X Yosemite is extremely simple to do, just follow the steps below!

Getting the OS X Yosemite dock on your Mac

  1. Download and install cDock for OS X
  2. Launch cDockos x yosemite dock for mac
  3. Select “Install Pre-Made dock” and click enter
  4. You can experiment with whatever docks you want but these look the most like the Yosemite dock:
    • “base”
    • “grey”
  5. Once you select your dock, your dock will reset with the new look. You can always go back into the program to restore the dock to factory settings.

If you haven’t gotten the Yosemite app and system icons for your Mac, click here to get them. You can also go here to get the OS X Yosemite wallpaper.


Download The OS X Yosemite App & System Icons for Your Mac

Apple’s latest operating system, OS X Yosemite, is now available for developers to download but is still months away from a final release. You can get the beta or you can just change your current Mac systems icons to make it look like those on OS X Yosemite until it is officially released.

To get the app and system icons just go to the link below and click “Save All”. This will download a folder which will include the icons of Yosemite so you can theme your current system.

Download: Yosemite App & System Icon for Mac (Copy)

You don’t need a Copy account to download the icons but if you decide to make one, use this link so we both get an extra 5 GB’s of space added to our accounts! 

LiteIcon OS X Yosemite Theme

You can use a free system icon changer like LiteIcon to get the job done. It is as simple as dragging and dropping the downloaded icons in the folders to the icon changer app.

If you have any questions, feel free contact us here or on Twitter.

Get the OS X Yosemite Wallpaper for Your iMac or PC

Today, Apple announced the newest version of its desktop operating system, OS X 10.10. OS X 10.0, also known as OS X “Yosemite”, has an image of El Capitan in Yosemite park as the main wallpaper. Below is the full resolution wallpaper for your downloading pleasure.

Download Instructions

Mobile: Tap on the thumbnail of the wallpaper you want. When the image loads, tap and hold on the image until the “Save Image” option appears. When you click “Save Image” the wallpaper will appear in your Camera Roll. To stay updated with our latest posts, you can add us to your home screen.
Desktop: Right-click and “Save Image As”.

OS X Yosemite Wallpaper

Xcode 6 Beta Now Available for Download

Xcode 6 is now available for developers to download. If you have a developers account, you can go to here and download the Xcode 6 Beta.

What’s new in Xcode 6.

Xcode 6 introduces a radically new way to design and build software. Swift is an innovative new programming language for Cocoa and Cocoa Touch and, when combined with Xcode tools, makes programming a delightfully live experience. This same live experience permeates throughout Xcode 6. Live rendering within Interface Builder displays your hand-written UI code within the design canvas, instantly reflecting changes you type in code. And the new view debugger explodes all the UI layers into a 3D visualization, making it easy to understand how your interface is composed, and identify overlapping or clipping views.


Xcode 6 has deep support for Swift throughout. It’s easy to create a brand new app using 100% Swift code, add new Swift code or frameworks to existing apps, and view documentation in either Swift, Objective-C, or both. All the popular affordances such as “Jump to Definition” or “Open Quickly” work equally well with Swift, and even Objective-C header definitions can be shown in Swift syntax.
Learn more about the Swift programming language


Playgrounds enable the interactive experience of a script language, even though Swift compiles to highly-optimized native code. Type a line of code and the result appears immediately. If your code runs through a loop, add that line of code to the timeline assistant editor to watch its progression. Display variables in a graph, inspect each step when drawing a view, or watch an animated SpriteKit scene. When you’ve perfected your code in the playground, simply move it into your project. Playgrounds documentation includes tutorials that you can open in a playground, providing an interactive worksheet for experimentation.

Command Line

Xcode’s debugger includes an interactive version of the Swift language, known as the REPL (Read-Eval-Print-Loop). Use Swift syntax to evaluate and interact with your running app or write new code in a script-like environment. The REPL is available from within LLDB in Xcode’s console, or from Terminal.

Live Rendering

Interface Builder now displays your custom objects at design time, appearing as they will when your app is run. When you update the code for your custom view, the Interface Builder design canvas updates automatically with the new look — no need to build and run. APIs let you add properties to the IB inspector for quick design time changes to your views, and you can even pre-populate the view with example data to get a more accurate feel for the interface.

Storyboards for iOS support UIKit size classes, so you can develop a single universal storyboard that behaves correctly on any iOS device. Choose unique behaviors for certain device sizes or orientations while keeping the majority of the interface consistent and easy to maintain. Interface Builder can preview any combination of device and orientation as you design the interface.

View Debugging

Debugging an app’s UI is now as simple as a single click to explode the paused app’s UI into a 3D rendering of each layer in the stack of views. Easily see why a view may be clipped or invisible, and inspect and debug constraints and other properties within the inspector. To fix the problem, select a view to quickly jump to its related code.

Xcode 6 includes other new debugging tools, such as debug gauges to monitor I/O usage and an enhanced iCloud gauge. The debug navigator shows even more useful information, including recorded stack frames and enqueued blocks.

Performance Testing

The XCTest framework has been extended to support performance tests, and is fully integrated into Xcode and Xcode Server. Xcode will run your performance tests, letting you define a baseline performance metric. Each subsequent test run compares performance, displays the change over time, and alerts you to sudden regressions a code commit could introduce. Performance tests are tightly integrated into Xcode’s new logs UI that more clearly shows when test results change, alerting you to regressions in performance or functionality as you monitor the quality of your app.

Instruments now looks and works more like Xcode. The tracks of recorded data are given even more space, and configuration for how data is collected and viewed is managed in a unified inspector area. Instruments can even profile your XCTests.

More Features

Storyboards for OS X

Storyboards come to OS X, taking advantage of the new View Controller APIs in AppKit. Quickly wire together multiple views, defining containment and animations without writing code. Storyboards for OS X encourage interfaces that follow Mac standards, so your apps behave the way users expect.

Extensions and Frameworks

iOS developers can now create dynamic frameworks, just like on OS X. Frameworks are a collection of code and resources to encapsulate functionality that is valuable across multiple projects. Frameworks work perfectly with Extensions, sharing logic that can be used by the main app and the bundled Extensions.

Game Building

Xcode includes a SpriteKit level designer, SceneKit Support, and support for new features in the particle editor. It’s never been easier to create great games for both iOS and OS X.


Localization in Xcode 6 has been thoroughly upgraded. Base .strings files are now produced automatically from your code. View how your app looks in different languages with the Preview Assistant or launch your app in the iOS Simulator as though in other locales. When you’re ready, Xcode easily exports and imports industry-standard .XLIFF format.

Xcode Server

Bots running on OS X Server support triggers that run custom scripts based on rules, more options are available for setting the interval to run an integration, and bots can be grouped to share configurations. iOS Simulator configurations make it easy to create unique testing scenarios, especially when run by Xcode Server.

Source: Apple Developers

Update Your iMac/MacBook to OS X Mavericks Right Now

Apple has released OS X Mavericks for OS X and it is a free update to all users. This update will work on any computer made after 2007 but you need to be running Snow Leopard or later to do so. Head over to the source link to download the update for your computer. You should be safe as far as files and data go although you can never be too sure, I recommend having a backup just in case.

With OS X Mavericks, the Mac experience gets even better. It brings new apps to your desktop. Adds features you’ll love to use. And introduces technologies that help your Mac perform even better — while using even less power.

With more than 200 new features, OS X Mavericks brings Maps and iBooks to the Mac, introduces Finder Tabs and Tags, enhances multidisplay support, and includes an all-new version of Safari. The latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system also adds new core technologies that deliver breakthrough power efficiency and responsiveness.

Source: App Store

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