Articles by J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.

WWDC 2014: Our Complete Coverage

Posted on 02/06/2014 by J. Glenn Künzler


The day of Apple’s WWDC keynote has finally arrived, and the anticipation is higher than ever! With the plethora of rumors that have already been circulating, it seems we have plenty to look forward to. Check out our expectations for the event, and stay tuned to this post for the latest!


Apple Seeds First OS X 10.9.4 Beta to Developers and AppleSeed

Posted on 28/05/2014 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following the recent public release of the 10.9.3 update to OS X Mavericks, Apple has now begun seeding the first beta of their next Mavericks update, OS X 10.9.4, to developers, as well as members of AppleSeed. Apple recently opened up OS X Mavericks beta access to the general public as well, looping anyone with interest into the AppleSeed program for Mavericks.


Jailbreakers, Take Note: Hold Off on Updating to iOS 7.1!

Posted on 10/03/2014 by J. Glenn Künzler

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While it should basically be common sense for jailbreakers to avoid upgrading to the latest version of iOS until the “coast is clear,” Apple’s highly anticipated release of iOS 7.1 this morning makes us think this warning bears repeating. Noted…


How to Create Custom Vibrations for Individual Contacts in iOS 7

Posted on 08/01/2014 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Recently, we told you how you could set up custom vibration alerts in iOS 7. This can be useful for people that keep their iPhone on silent – you can tell exactly what sort of notification your iPhone is trying to give you without having to even so much as remove it from your pocket! Today, we take it to the next level.


How to Use Your Mac’s Keyboard to Type on Your iOS Device

Posted on 31/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Have you ever needed to type something into your iPad, but didn’t have a bluetooth keyboard with you? Typing directly on the screen can be a pain. Fortunately, a handy app called Type2Phone ($4.99, Mac App Store) can help you out by allowing you to use your Mac as a keyboard for your iPad!


Happy New Year (And a Huge Thank You) From All of Us at MacTrast!

Posted on 31/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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It’s that time of year again – the 2013 holiday season is upon us, and the year is swiftly winding to an end. We’re grateful for all of this year’s ups and downs – the events, the excitement, and especially, all of you – our wonderful readers that make it possible to do what we do.


How to Create Custom Vibration Alerts in iOS 7

Posted on 30/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Many business people, or people sensitive about their phones making noises that may disturb others, tend to leave their iPhones on silent mode much of the time. While this is great for reducing noise, it can make it difficult to tell the difference between the various types of notification buzzes generated by your iPhone.


New Mac Pro Confirmed to Have Removable/Replacable CPU

Posted on 27/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Following confirmation that the device will have upgradable RAM and SSDs (and even the graphics card, if manufacturers produce them in the new form factor), a teardown performed by OWC reveals that the processor is replaceable and upgradable as well!


Best Buy Offering $100 iTunes Cards for 15% Off!

Posted on 27/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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Looking to save some money on Mac and iOS apps and iTunes music? Best Buy is currently offering 15% off of $100 iTunes gift cards, making this a great time to load up your account with some extra dough!


How to Downgrade Your Mac From Mavericks Back to OS X Mountain Lion

Posted on 26/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

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We generally advice that the majority of users would be best served by updating to the latest version of OS X. However, not all users are thrilled with Mavericks, for whatever reason. For those who fall in that category, here’s our guide to downgrading from Mavericks back to Mountain Lion!


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