Safari: Printing Nicely Formatted Articles with Reader

8:27 AM, Aug. 14th, 2013 · · Lion

Since printer ink is almost as expensive as getting a yearly root canal, any way we can save some of it is great, right? In this tip, we'll discuss using Safari's Reader feature to print articles without ads, headers, and other ink-wasting page elements. And no Novocaine will be required.

What Folders to Choose When Manually Backing Up Your Mac

1:33 PM, Aug. 8th, 2013 · · Lion

<p>What Folders to Choose When Manually Backing Up Your Mac</p>

Mac Geek Gab listener Jurgen doesn't like Time Machine, and would rather back up his Mac using third party software. Time Machine automatically chooses which files and folders to back up, but Jurgen will have to make these choices manually with his new backup software. We explain which folders are crucial for a good backup, and which can be safely excluded.

OS X: Enable Window Scroll Bars

5:07 PM, Aug. 5th, 2013 · · Lion

There was a time when your Mac's Finder and application windows all had visible scroll bars that made it easy to move up or down in long file lists, and also gave you a nice visual cue to let you know there was more to see than the current window was showing. That's missing now, but it's easy to reenable and we're happy to show you how in this Video Quick Tip.

How to Find the UDID on a Locked iPhone or iPad

8:15 AM, Aug. 5th, 2013 · · Lion

<p>How to find UDID on Locked iDevice</p>

Most iDevice users will never need to know their device's UDID, or even what it is. But for developers, software testers, and some users with provisioned apps, it's a critical piece of information. Here's how to find it, even when your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is locked and unable to activate.

OS X: 3 Ways to Control Your Mac’s Volume

4:56 PM, Jul. 18th, 2013 · · Lion

Just like so many other things you can do on your Mac, Apple has given us more than one way to control the system volume. They also gave us a couple cool tricks for controlling exactly how you adjust the audio level. Want to learn how? Watch our Video Quick Tip to learn more.

OS X: Working with Windows in the Background

8:50 AM, Jul. 18th, 2013 · · Lion

OS X is great at running lots apps at once, many of which can interact with one another. Of course we have Exposé to handle switching between windows, but what happens if you don't want to switch to another window, but rather maintain the focus of your current window while doing something in another. Michael Johnston has some tips on working with background windows, and he's happy to share.

Finder: Using Toolbar Applications to Open Files

8:27 AM, Jul. 17th, 2013 · · Lion

Even if you're familiar with the "Open With" functionality for making files open in different programs, you may not be aware of the different ways you can do it. In this article, we're going to discuss using Finder's toolbar for opening files, including a special little Terminal trick that we think is just awesome.

Give Me the Finger: Quick Word Lookup in OS X

3:15 PM, Jul. 16th, 2013 · · Lion

The multitouch feature in your Mac's laptop or your Magic Trackpad makes it easy to perform tasks that otherwise might include several taps, clicks or swipes. For example, you can look up the definition of words in documents and on webpages with a simple gesture, no need to use Spotlight or launch the Dictionary app.

Hackers Target Macs with Ransom Threat for Web Surfing

1:05 PM, Jul. 16th, 2013 · · Lion

Hackers have found a way to use some basic JavaScript code to trick unsuspecting Mac users into paying US$300 for surfing the Web. The threat tricks users into thinking they have been viewing or distributing pornographic content by hijacking Safari and displaying a warning that appears to come from the FBI.

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This isn't malware, or a vulnerability in JavaScript. Instead, it's simple social engineering that tricks people into thinking they did something wrong and must now pay a $300 fine.