How to Create Fast and Easy Checklists in OS X El Capitan’s Notes App

3:10 PM, Nov. 10th, 2015 · · How-To

Making Checklists in El Capitan's Notes app

To Do apps are great, but they can often have too much technology wrapped around them for mundane tasks. Simple text files are okay for fast to do lists, but your favorite app may not be cross-platform and sync via iCloud. In OS X El Capitan, Apple has added the ability to create simple checklists which might be all you need for short-term to do items. John Martellaro shows you how.

7 Tips for iOS 9 on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

8:10 PM, Nov. 6th, 2015 · · How-To


You know, it is getting hard to keep up with all the new options available on our iOS devices. My advice to beginners is to just learn the ones you want or need and learn additional ones as desired. Of course, to do that you have to know which ones you want. I’ve gathered a few that readers might find helpful or just fun.

The Complete Guide to an OS X Clean Install of El Capitan

1:20 PM, Oct. 2nd, 2015 · · How-To

El Capitan Clean Install Process

Apple has designed OS X so that one can just upgrade to the next version, "over the top," seamlessly. With this kind of upgrade, all user data, settings and accounts remain as before, and that works for most users most times. However, there are occasions when a user needs to do what's called a "Clean Install." This sets up the Mac as if it first came out of the box and then personal data is restored. John Martellaro, after a brief introduction, lists the steps for a Clean Install.

iOS 9: iPhone Battery Dying? Emergency? Low Power Mode to the Rescue

4:00 PM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · How-To

iOS 9 Low Power Mode

iOS 9 introduces a new feature to the iPhone called "Low Power Mode." Like Apollo 13 on the way to the Moon, it shuts down non-essential services in an effort to maintain an emergency lifeline. That is, enough juice to make and hold an emergency phone call, be located, or utilize Wi-Fi. Here's how to activate it.

How to Share Live Photos With Everyone (spoiler: Animated GIFs)

9:05 AM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · How-To

Taking a Live Photo is pretty neat, and as long as you can iMessage someone running iOS 9, they can share in that neatness. If you want to share with other people, or even your Mac, you'll need an alternate solution. Kelly shows the easiest way to share out that amazing Live Photo for all the world to see, regardless of device.

How to View Live Photos in iOS 9

8:30 AM, Sep. 30th, 2015 · · How-To

iPhone with large camera lens

Live Photos are one of the new features of the iPhone 6s and 6s+. They're neat, but how do you show them off? Kelly has the scoop on how to send them to other Apple users, who can see them, and how to make them available to everyone else.