Tag Archive: Downloading

How to Stop Apps Downloading on All iOS Devices Automatically

If you have more than one iOS device using the same Apple ID, let’s say an iPhone and an iPhone, you may have noticed that if you download an app on the iPhone, the same app will simultaneously download and appear on the iPad, and vice versa. This is due to an iOS feature called … Read More

How to Stop macOS Sierra Automatically Downloading to a Mac

Apple is now automatically downloading macOS Sierra to Macs that are running a prior version of Mac OS X and which are compatible with Sierra. While this may be convenient to some users, not everyone may want to have macOS Sierra show up unexpectedly, or use their bandwidth to download a large file without explicit … Read More

12 amazing iOS games definitely worth downloading

On a recent episode of The App Factor podcast I got into (or rather, confessed) how many apps were on my iPhone prior to me having to start from scratch and install the OS and apps fresh (for what it’s worth, it was 750+ apps). While I try to use my iPhone and iPad for […]

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Typed, Themeboard and other new apps that are worth downloading

Typed, Themeboard and other new apps that are worth downloading

Widespread App Store outage keeps apps from downloading

It’s been a hard few days for iCloud. Now the App Store is suffering a serious outage that’s keeping apps from downloading and updating. Users around the world are seeing the message, “The item you tried is no longer available”…Read more ›

OS X Mavericks Is Now Available For Free, So Get Downloading!

OS X Mavericks is Apple’s next major version of its desktop OS that has been in beta all summer, and today Apple announced that it’s ready to ship to the public. For the first time, Apple is offering the new…Read more ›

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Apple Just Released OS X 10.8.1 For Your Downloading Pleasure


Apple just released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion a month ago, and now it’s already got an update. If you click “Software Update…” from your Apple icon menu, 10.8.1 should be ready to download. The update weighs only 24.2MB, and is mostly just a bunch of bug fixes, but you can read the full notes here:

The 10.8.1 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and  [Read More…]

Stop OS X Mountain Lion from Automatically Downloading App and OS X Updates

Stop automatic app downloads and updates in OS X Mountain Lion

OS X Mountain Lion has a handful of features that are dependent on a constant internet connection, and one of those is the new automatic update feature. Undeniably convenient, OS X and all apps installed from the Mac App Store will automatically download and update themselves, but if you have metered internet or are using Personal Hotspot you’ll probably want to  [Read More…]

iOS 6 Beta Bumps Need for Apple ID Password When Downloading Free Apps

Since the Apple App Store was born and the “free” category was unveiled, countless iOS device users have balked at the need to enter an Apple ID password before the no-cost mobile app is downloaded. While the safeguard of password protection for paid apps makes sense for obvious reasons, the requirement of password entry before free apps can be downloaded will soon go by the wayside. As the developer community digs deeper into iOS 6  [Read More…]