How to Calculate and Convert Units in OS X and iOS

10:30 AM, Nov. 2nd, 2013 · · Lion

The original Macintosh Calculator Desk Accessory

As Sandro Cuccia has written about in previous articles, Apple gives all Mac owners several amazing and free little applications and utilities built right in. Calculator is one such app. Sandro shows you the features included and how to use them, with a peek at the iOS 7 version.

How and Why to Defragment Your Mac’s Hard Drive

8:45 AM, Oct. 21st, 2013 · · Lion

<p>Mac OS X Hard Drive Defrag</p>

Mac Geek Gab listener Stephen wants to defragment his Mac’s hard drive to regain lost performance. We explain how the process works and recommend some tools and methods to help him get the job done.

Terminal: Comparing Folders with “diff”

8:41 AM, Oct. 18th, 2013 · · Lion

If you've ever had to go through the tedious process of comparing differences between two folders to figure out which files were missing from one, then this tip's for you. There's a much better, faster way to handle that task, and you don't have to download a darned thing to do so. In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt'll fill you in.

OS X: Navigate Text Like a Pro with These Two Modifier Keys

8:32 AM, Sep. 16th, 2013 · · Lion

Your mouse and trackpad aren't the only ways to navigate your Mac. Turns out your keyboard handles the task nicely, too, and with the help of a couple handy modifier keys it's a powerful and efficient to move through windows and documents. Micheal Johnston has the low down.

Contacts & Mail: Using Distribution Lists

8:30 AM, Sep. 13th, 2013 · · Lion

If you send out lots of group emails (or if you'd like to learn how to in the first place!), then look no further than this Quick Tip. We'll cover how to use your Contacts groups to send messages and how to control what email addresses Mail picks when you do so. Why, when we're done, you'll be able to blast everyone you know with every silly email forward you can come up with.