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Melissa Holt is frustrated with a setting in Yosemite's Calendar program. For some people, having a certain preference turned on means that they can't double-click to add an event and then immediately start typing to fill in its details. We've got the fix (and a bit of her ranting about it) in today's Quick Tip.
Today we're going to go over how to get to your files available under iOS 8's Handoff feature without having to go to the trouble of visiting the lock screen. Convenience is the name of the game here in this Quick Tip!
For today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt's gonna talk about how to remove old purchased items from iBooks under iOS, so if you don't want to see every single book you've ever bought at once, you don't have to. You can always re-download past purchases, of course, but at least they won't just be hanging out in iBooks forever!
Have you ever heard of the "Late Night" EQ setting? Well, you're gonna love this Quick Tip if you haven't. This cool feature will compress your audio output on your iOS device to make it easier to hear when you're in a noisy environment. We're gonna go over its details right here!
Let's talk about Pages! Specifically, let's talk about using Pages to add borders and rules to your text, which is an easy way to make your documents look professional. As a bonus, these elements will move with the paragraphs you add them to, making them much simpler to work with than drawn lines or shapes. Come on in and check it out!
What Melissa Holt's discussing today is how to mute text conversations under both Yosemite and iOS 8. So, you know, when your Aunt Zelda texts for the bajillionth time about your family reunion, you can at least come a little bit closer to ignoring her. Some darned peace and quiet just may be offered in this Quick Tip.
This Quick Tip is about the two new mailbox options we've got under iOS 8: "Thread Notifications" and "Today." If you want a quick place to look at all of the emails that fall under those categories, this article's for you!
Today we're going to go over an often-overlooked feature of the Calendar program: using the import/export feature to merge two calendars into one. This is a great way to clean up your calendar list, because let's face it, not many people need 15 color-coded calendars! We'll give you the skinny here in this Quick Tip.
Today we're going to cover a troubleshooting step you might need to know about if your Mac won't boot—how to reset the System Management Controller (SMC). The SMC chip handles a bunch of other stuff around the Mac, as well, so it's a great trick to be aware of when you've got weirdness going on. Come on in and read all about it!
Spotlight has long been incredibly useful for finding files, performing mathematical calculations, defining words, and so on. But under Yosemite, we can use this handy-dandy search feature as a conversion tool, as well. Melissa Holt's got all the details in today's Quick Tip.