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.

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

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

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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Early Mac Pro Orders Already Begin Arriving – Just in Time for Christmas!

Posted on 24/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Following reports that Apple has officially begun shipping the first orders of their new 2013 MacBook Pro, which were supposed to arrive by the 30th of December, MacRumors reports that some customers have already begun receiving their orders ahead of schedule – just in time to play with it for Christmas!

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Jailbreak Appstore Cydia Updated With New iOS 7 Inspired Design

Posted on 24/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Following the release of the Evad3rs’ release of the first untethered iOS 7 jailbreak, Jay Freeman, creator of jailbreak App Store Cydia, has put in some excellent work, and has released an updated version of Cydia with a new look and feel designed with iOS 7 in mind.

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How to Replace or Upgrade the RAM and SSD in the New 2013 Mac Pro

Posted on 24/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

While many initially worried how upgradable Apple’s new 2013 Mac Pro would be when they first announced it on stage back in June, it turns out that both the RAM and the built-in SSD are actually fully user upgradeable and replaceable. This is essential for many professionals who keep their machine for years and enjoy customizing it.

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How to Jailbreak iOS 7 Using the New ‘evasi0n’ Untethered Jailbreak

Posted on 23/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Now that the new untethered iOS 7 jaiulbreak is live, and out there in the world, some of you might be wondering how to use it on your devices. Fortunately, it’s extremely simple – and Tom Richardson has put together a handy video tutorial to show you exactly how it is done!

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Evad3rs Release First Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 7

Posted on 23/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

The moment many iOS 7 users have been waiting 4 has finally arrived. In a surprise announcement on Sunday (and just in time for the holidays), the Evasion team has released the first untethered jailbreak for iOS 7. The update is compatible with any and all iOS devices running iOS 7 firmwares up to 7.0.4.

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Apple Releases Critical EFI Firmware Update for Just-Released Mac Pro

Posted on 21/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

Most people won’t be able to get their hands on the new Mac Pro that Apple released yesterday until at least February – but Apple has already released a critical firmware update for a machine that is less than 24 hours old! Yesterday, shortly after sales for the new Mac Pro began, Apple released EFI Update 2.0, providing critical patches to the device’s firmware.

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The Inside Story of How Android Ripped Off the Original iPhone

Posted on 20/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

It’s been known for some time that Google’s Android platform was largely inspired by Apple’s iPhone. A fascinating excerpt from Fred Vogelstein’s new book, Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution, casts some even more interesting light on just how badly the iPhone made Google crap their pants.

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#Friday5 – 5 Copies of ‘OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual’ to Give Away + a $20 iTunes Voucher!

Posted on 20/12/2013 by J. Glenn Künzler

We have hooked up with O’Reilly to give away 5 copies of OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual (e-book version) – the ultimate go-to reference for everything you could want to know about Apple fancy schmancy new version of OS X – take your Mac to the next level! OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual would normally set you back $27.99, but we’re giving away 5 copies today for free!

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