OS X: Moving Bookmarks between Web Browsers

8:50 AM, Aug. 15th, 2014 · · Lion

Have you ever wondered how you could get your Safari bookmarks into Firefox and Chrome (or vice versa)? Well, that's the subject of today's Quick Tip, so wonder no more! Or wonder no more after you come in and read the article, anyway.

Apple Patches Safari WebKit Security Issues

9:01 AM, Aug. 14th, 2014 · · Lion

Apple released Safari 7.0.6 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.1.6 for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion on Wednesday to patch several WebKit-related security and memory corruption issues that could let attackers run arbitrary code on victim's computers. The security issue could also cause app crashes.

How to Obtain and Use Enhanced-Quality System Voices in OS X

10:30 AM, Jun. 21st, 2014 · · Lion

The HAL9000 computer from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey

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.

OS X Security: Encrypting External Disks

8:40 AM, May. 16th, 2014 · · Lion

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to discuss how to keep data stored on external disks safe (and the steps you’ll use for different versions of OS X). If you’ve got drives just lying around with important data on them, then this feature’ll help you worry less about theft or loss. Less worrying is a very good thing!

3 Free Funny Apps for iOS

7:54 PM, May. 9th, 2014 · · Lion

Free on iTunes

Need a laugh? Vern Seward points out 3 iOS apps that'll have you knee slapping in no time in this week's Free on iTunes. Comedy Central, Comedy Central Standup, and WitStream.

Apple Rolls Out Security Updates for Lion, Mountain Lion

10:11 AM, Feb. 26th, 2014 · · Lion

Apple's 10.9.2 update for Mavericks wasn't the only security-related patch to roll out from Cupertino on Tuesday. The company also released security updates for Lion and Mountain Lion, although they didn't include the critical SSL fix that was part of OS X 10.9.2 because those versions of the operating system didn't include the same code flaw.

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Apple isn't saying exactly what these security updates include, but considering how dangerous some flaws can be it's a good idea to stay up to date.

How to Locate Hidden Features in OS X: The Disclosure Triangle

10:30 AM, Feb. 8th, 2014 · · Lion

The Triangle

In OS X and in Mac applications, developers frequently include small graphical elements that, by clicking or tapping on them, will provide additional commands, features, and other information. The Disclosure Triangle is such a feature that is often difficult to see, yet it provides such a valuable service. Sandro Cuccia explains.