How to Outsmart Browser Scareware on in OS X and iOS

6:40 PM, Jul. 17th, 2015 · · How-To

Your web browser has popped up a dialog telling you that it's all kinds of infected with viruses and malware and you have huge security risks. Just call this number and pay a small fee and you'll be back on your feet. Kelly calls shenanigans and helps you escape the popup cycle.

Everything You Need to Know: Survive Without Flash on Your Mac

4:50 PM, Jul. 14th, 2015 · John Martellaro & Jeff Gamet · How-To

Adobe's Flash Internet Browser plug-in has had so many security issues over the years, especially recently, that many are calling for it to fade into the sunset. Here's a concise FAQ on how check for what version you have installed, how to restrict how Flash is used, and how to delete it for good.

How To Add Nickname, Photo to Apple Music Profile

8:59 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2015 · · How-To

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Apple's new streaming Apple Music service has the option to include your nickname and even a user image as part of your profile. Kelly has the scoop on how to update that information and personalize your profile. 

How to Request Songs on Beats 1 Radio

6:16 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · How-To

Beats 1 has its own request show and you can call in your favorite songs

Apple's Beats 1 Internet radio is offering another feature familiar to traditional radio station listeners: call-in requests. Apple has phone numbers available in several countries, and Beats 1 DJ Travis Mills will host a requests show at 5PM pacific time.

Several Ways to Create Space On Your Mac

4:30 PM, Jun. 26th, 2015 · · How-To

SSDs are fast becoming the norm, and space is not as plentiful there as on those spinning drives. Kelly has a few (free!) suggestions for how to get some of that space back. 

OS X: How to Use Separate Spaces with Multiple Monitors

8:30 AM, Jun. 25th, 2015 · · How-To

OS X Yosemite (and Mavericks), by default in a clean install, provide for each monitor, in a multiple monitor system, to have its own display Spaces. The immediate symptom is a rather confusing presentation of a full menu bar on each display, with the one that's inactive dimmed. John Martellaro explains the ins and outs of that setting, multiple displays and Spaces.

How to Test Your Mac for a Hardware Problem

4:30 PM, Jun. 18th, 2015 · · How-To

Modern Macs have a built-in diagnostic test that can be used to help troubleshoot a hardware problem. The technology has changed over the years, and the procedure is determined by how old your Mac is. John Martellaro has the details.