Notifications in OS X can be a bit complicated when first explored. Basically, there are notifications themselves as well as the OS X Notification Center where they are listed. This how-to shows the basics of managing both.
Sometimes you need to boot from a recovery volume. However, if you don't have a recovery partition set up, you still have options. Kelly explains how to create and boot from a USB stick recovery drive.
Under iOS 7, you can install your own fonts, and use them in any app that supports the selection and changing of text font. Let Sandro Cuccia show you how he recently was able to do this on his iPad in order to accommodate a particular font for a Keynote presentation.
Backing up iOS devices and restoring from those backups is known to be drudgery at best. Kelly explains how this necessary evil got a lot less evil with iOS 7, whether you back up to your computer or to iCloud.
Here's a quick way to help Apple employees help you if you have an appointment at a retail store and you're checking in via your iPhone. It's a great way to to make your appointment go as smoothly as possible.
In 1984, the first Macintosh had text-to-speech capabilities. Sandro Cuccia shows you how crude, robotic speech synthesis has evolved to the enhanced-quality, human-like System Voice in OS X and how you can take advantage of this technology on your Mac.
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.
Typical speed tests on a Mac or iOS device calculate a point to point speed from a distant server. The resulting number in Mbps, while useful for analysis of overall service, doesn't reflect what you'll actually get from Netflix. John Martellaro shows you how to see your actual Netflix delivery data rate.
One of the biggest advantages to toting around an iOS device is the utility and pleasure derived from using location-aware apps and functionality. Sandro Cuccia shows you how you can mitigate any privacy concerns by applying fine controls to how Location Services are used on your device.
The default installation of, for example, a Linux Virtual Machine in Parallels on, say, a Mac uses a shared network mode that prevents incoming log in attempts (ssh). John Martellaro briefly describes how to fix that.
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