OS X: How to Optimize Your Privacy with Skype

4:40 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · How-To

There are some important things to know about Skype that will improve your privacy on a Mac. This means tweaking just a few of Skype's privacy settings. It's easy, and John Martellaro walks you through it with just a few clicks. You'll be glad you did it.

How to Launch OS X Apps from the Command Line

4:30 PM, Mar. 16th, 2015 · · How-To

In some flavors of Unix, you feel as if you've been cast into an alternate universe when you open a terminal window and work on the command line. But with OS X and its Darwin core, there's often an elegant integration between the two. In this how-to John Martellaro shows how to launch an OS X GUI app from the command line.

How to Print Envelopes from Contacts on Your Mac

8:36 PM, Mar. 5th, 2015 · · How-To

Sometimes you have to send one of them there old-timey letters. It's so last century! But if you need to print that address to an envelope, it's a snap using the Contacts app on your Mac. Kelly shows you how, and points out a couple other handy tricks while you're there.

iOS 8: How to Set Up Your New iPad or iPhone - Those Questions!

11:45 AM, Mar. 3rd, 2015 · · How-To

When you take that new iPhone or iPad out of box, it's very exciting. The device is amazingly thin and beautiful. But then, when you first turn it on, you'll face a multitude of possibly perplexing questions.  John Martellaro walks us through each question with explanations for the beginner.

Three Tips for Apple’s Keynote App on iPad

10:30 AM, Feb. 21st, 2015 · · How-To

Three Tips for Apple's Keynote App on iPad

Keynote is a great tool that allows even the beginner to create impressive slide shows for any number of reasons. Even if you are experienced at using Keynote on your Mac, there are some things that are different when using it on your iPad. The following tips should make that experience easier.

How to Test the Speed of Your Home Network with Iperf

8:30 AM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · · How-To

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We live in an increasingly wireless world, leading Mac Geek Gab hosts Dave and John to frequently talk about wireless networks, routers, and 802.11-everything. But how do your two favorite geeks know how fast these devices and networks are? More importantly, how can you determine the speed of your own network and router? Read on to learn about a quick and easy way to perform network speed testing at home.