How to make your own bootable OS X 10.11 El Capitan USB install drive

It was 2009 when Apple last released a new operating system on physical media. Things have proceeded remarkably smoothly since version 10.7 switched to download-only installers, but there are still good reasons to want an old, reliable USB stick. For instance, if you find yourself doing multiple installs, a USB drive may be faster than multiple downloads (especially if you use a USB 3.0 drive). Or maybe you need a recovery disk for older Macs that don't support the Internet Recovery feature. Whatever the reason, you're in luck, because it's not hard to make one.

As with last year, there are two ways to get it done. There's the super easy way with the graphical user interface and the only slightly less easy way that requires some light Terminal use. Here's what you need to get started.
  • A Mac that you have administrator access to, duh. We've created El Capitan USB stick from both Yosemite and El Capitan, but your experience with other versions may vary.
  • An 8GB or larger USB flash drive or an 8GB or larger partition on some other kind of external drive. For newer Macs, use a USB 3.0 drive—it makes things significantly faster.
  • The OS X 10.11 El Capitan installer from the Mac App Store in your Applications folder. The installer will delete itself when you install the operating system, but it can be re-downloaded if necessary.
  • If you want a GUI, you need the latest version of Diskmaker X app. Version 5 is the one with official El Capitan support...

  • Once you've obtained all of the necessary materials, connect the USB drive to your Mac and run the Diskmaker X app. The app will offer to make installers for OS X 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11, and it should run on OS X versions all the way back to 10.7—support for 10.6 was dropped in the most recent release.

    Diskmaker X has actually been around since the days of OS X 10.7 (it was previously known as Lion Diskmaker), and it's still the easiest GUI-based way to go without intimidating newbies. If you're comfortable with the command line, it's still possible to create a disk manually using a Terminal command, which we'll cover momentarily.

    Select OS X 10.11 in Diskmaker X, and the app should automatically find the copy you've downloaded to your Applications folder. It will then ask you where you want to copy the files—click "An 8GB USB thumb drive" if you have a single drive to use or "Another kind of disk" to use a partition on a larger drive or some other kind of external drive. Choose your disk (or partition) from the list that appears, verify that you'd like to have the disk (or partition) erased, and then wait for the files to copy over. The process is outlined in screenshots above.

    The only slightly less-easy way

    If you don't want to use Diskmaker X, Apple has actually included a terminal command that can create an install disk for you. Assuming that you have the OS X El Capitan installer in your Applications folder and you have a Mac OS X Extended (Journaled)-formatted USB drive named "Untitled" mounted on the system, you can create an El Capitan install drive by typing the following command into the Terminal.

    sudo /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app/Contents/Resources/createinstallmedia --volume /Volumes/Untitled --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ OS\ X\ El\ Capitan.app --nointeraction

    The command will erase the disk and copy the install files over. Give it some time, and your volume will soon be loaded up with not just the OS X installer but also an external recovery partition that may come in handy if your hard drive dies and you're away from an Internet connection.

    Whichever method you use, you should be able to boot from your new USB drive either by changing the default Startup Disk in System Preferences or by holding down the Option key at boot and selecting the drive. Once booted, you'll be able to install or upgrade El Capitan as you normally would.

OS X El Capitan Download Available For Apple Inc. Mac Desktops Starting Wednesday

By Mitel Dan on
Apple's latest desktop operating system, OS X El Capitan, can be downloaded through the Mac App Store

Apple’s desktop computers are getting a software upgrade. Starting Wednesday, Mac owners can download the latest version of its desktop operating system: OS X El Capitan.

The follow-up to OS X Yosemite comes with a number of small and large changes, ranging from a split-view feature that lets users view apps side-by-side to a new Notes app that can add photos, PDFs and videos. One of the biggest changes in El Capitan is a revamped Spotlight search, which goes beyond searching for files. With the update, Spotlight can be used to check stock prices, weather forecasts, sports schedules and more.

“People love using their Macs, and one of the biggest reasons is the power and ease-of-use of OS X,” said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, in a statement. “El Capitan refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference. Feedback from our OS X beta program has been incredibly positive, and we think customers are going to love their Macs even more with El Capitan.”

Other changes to OS X include a system font change to the San Francisco typeface, which is also used in iOS 9, tvOS and watchOS. San Francisco replaces Helvetica Neue, which was used in OS X Yosemite. El Capitan also comes with more support for international languages, including a new Chinese system font with 50,000 designed characters and support to transform Hiragana into written Japanese text. Beyond aesthetic changes, Apple claims El Capitan brings performance improvements to the Mac -- up to 50 percent faster system-level graphics rendering to speed up apps.

OS X El Capitan will be available for download through the Mac App Store. Apple’s latest version of OS X supports all Macs introduced in 2009 or later. Some models introduced in 2007 and 2008 are also compatible.

How to Earn Bing Rewards Quickly

By Dan Brasov

Bing rewards you with credits that are redeemable for a variety of products and services, including Skype credit, gift cards, Redbox rentals and Xbox services. You can earn Bing Rewards by searching the Internet with Bing and testing out new Bing features. To get started with Bing Rewards, you need to create a Microsoft account. Once you have an account, you can start earning rewards right away.




Earning Bing Rewards Credits


To earn Bing Rewards credits, you need to be signed in to your Microsoft account. You can also create an account for Bing Rewards using your Facebook login details. Bing Rewards can be earned whenever you search the Web using Bing, the Bing toolbar, by testing out new Bing features or services or by redeeming offers found on the dashboard page of Bing Rewards Central. To earn credits you must be logged in to your account. If you search the Web using Bing without signing in, your searches will not count towards credits. You can ensure you're logged in by looking for the Bing Credit Counter located at the top-right of the screen.


Redeeming Offers


Microsoft may limit the amount of credits you can earn per day by searching the Web using Bing. To earn additional credits, you can redeem credit offers found on the dashboard page of your Rewards account. Offers may include signing up for a product or service or entering a contest or promotion. You can also find offers from third parties. Visit your account dashboard on a daily basis to view the offers that are available for you; they can be updated at any time.


Referring Friends and Family


Referring friends to join Bing Rewards can be another way to earn credits quickly. You can refer friends by having them sign up using a link that is specific to your Bing Rewards account. Once your friends have signed up, your account will be credited within 10 days. Share your referral link with your Twitter and Facebook social network to increase the chances of obtaining a referral. If you don't have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can send the referral link to your friends and family via email. To see if your account is eligible for referral credits, visit your Bing Rewards account dashboard.


Bing Tours and Redeeming Credits


If you've redeemed all your available offers and reached the limit for Web search credits, you can earn additional credits by completing a Bing tour. Bing tours can be found under the "Tours" tab while logged in to your Bing Rewards account. Tours show you useful Bing features and reward you with credits once you've completed them. After you accumulate enough credits, you can cash them in for rewards by visiting the "Redeem" page in your Bing Rewards account. The amount of credits required for each reward varies depending on the product or service. You can view your progress towards each reward on the "Redeem" page.


Microsoft adds faster ways to earn Bing Rewards on mobile browsers

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Microsoft is making it easier for mobile web-based users of its Bing Rewards service to earn points and redeem them for items and more with an update to its interface.

In case you have not heard of Bing Rewards before, it's a free Microsoft program for US residents only that encourages them to use the company's Bing search service. People who sign up for the program can collect points when they use Bing which can then be exchanged for items like e-gift cards and more.
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Bing Rewards

If you are using Bing Rewards from your mobile phone web browser, Microsoft says you will be able to see these improvements:

"First off, as soon as you go to Bing Rewards on your phone, we show you your current balance and some great Bing experiences for the day — that naturally earn you credits. Just tap to start earning. Scroll down a little further and you will see rewards suggested for you. We'll show you things we think you'll love that you can redeem credits for."

"Sometimes we all need a little motivation, so we'll also show you how far you've got to go to reach the next level with a new status card. And let's not overlook the gratification bit. We've just made redeeming credits faster and easier than ever before. Just tap on a gift card, confirm your email and your reward is on its way!"
Microsoft has also updated its Bing Rewards app for iOS and Android with these improvements, but we have yet to see these changes to the Windows Phone 8.1 version.

Source: Microsoft

Free gems autopilot - Earn free money with Appdown and other apps

First of all I'd like to state that this is legit and not a scam so if you think it isn't try it out first or read reviews. If you extreme convincing, you are a crazy person. =P These apps are for mobile devices. Here's a quote from KloakaTV from youtube:
"Wow, Appdown is really cool. I posted it on my youtube channel and got dozens of people under my account. In a week I already made over 30$. Can't wait to download more games!"

Appdown is a new iPhone and Android compatible web app that you earn money with by trying out free sponsored apps while also letting you discover new ones too. It's really simple and if you get a few people to be referred by you you will earn money and the money from your friends people that were referred by him/her. Later you can claim your #free money to your Paypal account! So let's get started with a simple 5 step tutorial:

1) Go to appdown's website from this link: https://appdown.me/s/VWUip
You will automatically be directed to its sign-up page.
After you finished the tutorial it should look like this:
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2) It will ask you to make an account with either Facebook or Email but won't spam your account.

3) After you have registered your email, it will ask you to try out an app called "SuperRope" - a very childish game but it will earn you a dollar once you try it for a certain amount of time - maybe 30 seconds or more just in case.

4) Just keep on downloading apps like that and you will be on your way to earning free Paypal cash by pressing the button in the upper right corner that shows your current earnings.
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5) Profit! You can also earn more by letting people use your referral link, when you do you will receive 50% of what your friends make (People who use your referral code), 20% of what your friend's friends make, and a further 10% of what your friend's friend's friends make. That is why I like to call AppDown an autopilot + I have earned a total of $25 a week! + 2 more dollars everytime one of my friends invites another friend.
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In conclusion, AppDown may not give you enough money to pay your bills or retire but it really is good for saving a little pocket money for gasoline! xD But it is worth trying if you have a little time to start and let your friends or strangers do the rest.

You can also try these apps:

FeaturePoints - http://bit.ly/1hGPKof - pros:
■Not only Paypal, iTunes, Amazon, etc. but many if not all popular apps
■If you add your email it emails you when new app offers are available
■Referral system gives you 50% of the points that your referred friends get
■The app likes to do 1 day only app downloads that five you a lot of points.

JunoWallet - http://bit.ly/1iCF78O - pros:

■Has other offers to complete and earn points like Tasks, Videos, and Surveys!
■Has a lot of things to buy in its rewards store including some that I didn't ever think would be there like IHOP :)
■Referral system gives you 50 cents for your invited friend, 25 cents when your friends invite another friend, and 50 cents when your friend's friend's invited friend uses JunoWallet
■If you use someones invite code like BP2651266 you can enter the daily $1 raffel but must enter a friend with you. (you will have only 1 friend to enter with you when u start with a invite code)

PointsToShop - http://www.points2shop.com/

Pros:
■Earn points by doing surveys, offers, and trying free mobile apps.
■Has ALOT otherwise THE MOST amount of redeemable gifts like the usual (aka Paypal/iTunes/GooglePlay) but it also has real life things like cellphone services, baby, jewelry, and all that stuff you can find at a target but free!
■Compatible with computers!
■You can play their games to earn extra points!
■You get 15% of what your referred friends earn and a dollar when he signs up, 3% of what your friend's invited person, and 2% of your friend's friend's invited person! (More details when you log into P2S)

FreeMyApps - https://m.freemyapps.com/share/url/565a519d

Pros:
■Paypal and other gifts cost half as much as FeaturePoints that still has its own advantages.
■Quite a few apps to try and earn money.
■You can use your points to donate to charity if you are nice
■Has phone refill cards (Verizon, AT&T, T-mobile, etc.), Skype credits, and more stuff that isn't normally on other rewards in other apps.

These are all tested and work so have a great time earning money and maybe even donating to charity if you have to much! All of these combined can give you up to $150 a month! These apps are also on the go so use it on your way to work (but not when driving of course).