OS X Yosemite: How to Reset Your Administrator Password

3:45 PM, Nov. 25th, 2014 · · How-To

Yosemite; Reset the Admin Password

In the early years of OS X, the Mac operating system was sold on a DVD. If a user forgot the administrator password, perhaps the simplest way (of several) would be to use that disc to set a new administrator password and regain control of the Mac. Nowadays, there is no install disc provided with OS X, and so an alternative method is necessary. John Martellaro explores just a few.

BBEdit on Your Mac: Trick Text Files into HTML Syntax Coloring

3:15 PM, Nov. 24th, 2014 · · How-To

HTML syntax color BBEdit text files

BBEdit, by Bare Bones Software, is an excellent text editor.
Anyone who uses it knows that pure text files do not normally have syntax coloring. But for those users who want to use BBEdit to edit HTML files, here's how to trick a .txt file into displaying HTML syntax coloring.

Five Cool Tips for Siri in iOS 8

1:50 PM, Nov. 15th, 2014 · · How-To

Siri

Using Siri in iOS 8 gives users lots of choices to maximize their time - as long as you know your options. Nancy Carroll Gravley gives five more tips in this column.

How to Launch Apps in OS X Using Spotlight

6:37 PM, Nov. 13th, 2014 · · How-To

Spotlight

Using Spotlight to search for things is handy, you can even search for apps! But did you know you can launch an app straight from the Spotlight window? Kelly Guimont explains how.

How to Instantly Invert Display Colors in OS X

4:47 PM, Nov. 11th, 2014 · · How-To

Another useful tip Kelly collected at MacTech Conference comes from Tad Johnson of JAMF Software. He's partial to using inverted colors on his computer sometimes, and explained how to do it with a keystroke.

How to Instantly Share Mac Screenshots Using Dropbox

6:31 PM, Nov. 10th, 2014 · · How-To

Dropbox

Kelly went to MacTech Conference last week and got to ask a lot of people about the cool tips and tricks they use in their daily workflow. Today's comes from Nathan Toups, CTO of KEY, and it deals with how to let Dropbox handle your screenshots for even faster sharing.