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It's nice to be able to have your menu bar and Dock appear on a secondary display under Mavericks, but what if you liked Mountain Lion's behavior better? Are you just completely out of luck with the new operating system? Nope! There's a way to turn off those secondary display features, and this Quick Tip will tell you how.
Mavericks’ Calendar can calculate travel time and alert you when you need to leave for your appointments—and it’s pretty simple to set up and use. In this tip, Melissa Holt will tell you what you need to do to make sure it’ll work, and she’ll also cover how to add events with travel times attached.
The new Enhanced Dictation feature in Mavericks is neato—you can use it when you don't have an Internet connection, for example, and you can now dictate more than thirty seconds at a time. If you want to use it offline, though, you first have to download the language data, so for all the details, come check out this Quick Tip.
There's a nifty feature in the new Mavericks iBooks program that'll let you copy the citation for a book you're quoting (along with a link to the item!) to quickly write papers or share your favorite books with other people. We think this is a great trick to know even if you haven't set foot inside a classroom in decades, so come check out Melissa Holt's latest Quick Tip!
Are you frustrated with pasting physical addresses into your Mac’s Contacts app? Getting tired of having to edit the city and state info out to format things properly? Well, now those problems are solved, so come read this tip to find out what’s going on. And heck, come on in even if you’ve got no clue what we’re talking about. It’ll be fun!
Within Mavericks, you can reply to Messages, FaceTime calls, and emails by using their pop-up notifications—and in some cases, you don't even have to leave whatever program you're currently working in. Melissa Holt is here to tell us all about it in this Quick Tip.
Within the new Maps app in Mavericks, there's an option to send any info you're viewing to your iOS 7 devices—and it's easy! In this tip, Melissa Holt will give us the lowdown on the feature, and she'll also cover a handy way to send PDF directions to others from the program.
iOS 7 has a way to track which apps are eating your cellular data, so it's much easier to avoid costly overages with your provider. You can even prevent the worst offenders from accessing cellular data completely if you have to! In this tip, we'll tell you how to see what you've used and how to track what's going on.
If you've ever had to go through the tedious process of comparing differences between two folders to figure out which files were missing from one, then this tip's for you. There's a much better, faster way to handle that task, and you don't have to download a darned thing to do so. In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt'll fill you in.
Using the iPhone 5s to take slo-mo movies is tons of fun, but you may have noticed that the first and last parts of the videos you take play at regular speed. Bummer, right? No! Fortunately, you can set which section plays in slo-mo, so you're not stuck with the default. In this tip, we'll tell you how you can adjust things to your liking.