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.
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.
Spotlight is kinda handy in its regular state. Kelly shows off a couple of nifty ways to make Spotlight work even harder, and faster for you.
It's not well known, but, for example, a MacBook Pro/Air can connect to and drive a 27-inch iMac display either as an additional display or mirror mode using what's called Target Display Mode (TDM). However, specific hardware and cables are required. John Martellaro explains the possibilities.
If you upgraded to Yosemite and feel like your screen has gone blurry, Kelly has a tip to help you bring those new system fonts into focus.
In iOS 8, Apple has greatly enhanced the abilities of Siri. Nancy Carroll Gravley covers three of her favorites, including Reminders, nicknames, and song recognition.
Beta testing iOS apps just got a lot easier now that Apple has released its version of TestFlight. Kelly explains how to get set up as a beta tester.
If you've upgraded to Yosemite and realized Safari is now hiding the full URL from you, Kelly explains how to fix it. (Spoiler: It's super easy.)
When Apple announced iOS 8 at WWDC one feature was met with great applause: SMS Relay. This allows users to send and receive Text Messages (i.e. the "green bubble" messages) on our Macs the same way we've always been able to send and receive iMessages. SMS Relay is made possible by using your iPhone as the conduit between your Mac and the SMS network. Now that you have both iOS 8.1 and Yosemite installed (you must for this to work), there are just a few more steps to follow to activate this, but they're pretty simple.
Apple launched Apple Pay Monday, a service that allows iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners to conduct credit card transactions through NFC at participating retailers. Apple Pay was included in iOS 8.1, which was released to consumers earlier on Monday, and it's pretty easy to set up—if you know that it's in Passbook, that is. Here's how to get it going.
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