How to Buy Stuff on Apple’s Redesigned Website

10:16 AM, Aug. 7th, 2015 · · How-To

Apple's website without a dedicated online store

Apple gave its website a major overhaul that does away with the distinct online store we've known for years. That means you can't use the store.apple.com subdomain and browse products; instead, you'll now find buy buttons scattered around the Apple site that let you add products to your shopping bag. Read on to see how Apple's new shopping experience works.

How to Tell the Difference Between Apple Music and iTunes Match Songs

6:06 PM, Aug. 5th, 2015 · · How-To

Apple Music and iTunes Match infographic

When Apple Music came on the scene we suddenly had two ways to play music online, and that made it a little confusing to try to figure out where our music is and what really belongs to us. The Mac Observer sorted out just what happens to our music, and what to expect if you decide to cancel either service. We put all that info into a handy infographic so you don't have to worry about accidentally deleting your music, or wonder why songs you played before ditching Apple Music don't play any more.

Rachio Iro - The Smart Sprinkler Controller

10:30 AM, Aug. 1st, 2015 · · How-To

Rachio Iro App Screenshot

Think home automation can only be used inside your home? Juan Collao explains how watering your lawn is one area you absolutely must automate in a smart, connected way. He has the device to do it with, too: Iro from Rachio.

How to Create Signatures in Mail.app in iOS and OS X

5:40 PM, Jul. 31st, 2015 · · How-To

Mail.app Signatures Screenshot

Apple users can add personal signatures to their emails on both their Macs and their iOS devices. They can promote a cause or a product. Let everyone know how they feel about a particular topic, or just make the recipient smile. It's easy to set up, and Nancy Carroll Gravley shows you how.

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

Apple Music logo

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.