How to Effectively Use the Notes App in iOS & OS X

10:30 AM, May. 4th, 2013 · · Lion


Sandro Cuccia continues his exploration of free apps preinstalled by Apple. This time it's the newest version of the previously maligned Notes app. Now, Notes comes to Mountain Lion. Its key feature: iCloud integration for syncing to iOS devices. Guess what…it works. Notes is sure to be a bonus enhancement to everyone's workflow.

Safari: Open Typed Entries in New Tabs

8:25 AM, Apr. 30th, 2013 · · Lion

Whoops! You accidentally typed something into Safari's Smart Search field, and then you realized that you don't want to navigate away from the original page. You could, of course, copy and paste your search into a new tab or window, but Melissa Holt's got a better way to do things. And we understand that if we're really nice to her, she might even tell us what she knows. Maybe.

iPhoto for the Mac gets Better Photo Stream Support

5:43 PM, Apr. 16th, 2013 · · Lion

Apple released iPhoto 9.4.3 Tuesday afternoon with improved support for iCloud's Photo Stream feature. iPhoto is Apple's image management and editing app and is part of the company's iLife suite of creativity apps.

Apple Patches More Mac Security Flaws with Safari Update

5:19 PM, Apr. 16th, 2013 · · Lion

Apple released Safari 6.0.4 for the Mac on Tuesday with fixes for several security-related issues. The update targets Safari running on OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion and adds the ability to enable the Java plug-in on a site-by-site basis.

OS X: Hiding Items with the Terminal

9:40 AM, Apr. 15th, 2013 · · Lion

Got something to hide? Sure you do. Wanna know how to disguise that fact from anyone who may use your Mac? You can do so easily, so you'll never have to answer pesky questions about what you've hidden and why. And we here at TMO would never judge you for needing to hide files. They're Christmas present ideas, right?

Photo Booth: Turn Off the Flash or the Countdown

8:31 AM, Apr. 10th, 2013 · · Lion

In this tip, Melissa Holt will tell us about how to disable the screen flash—either temporarily or permanently—and the three-second countdown in Photo Booth. So when you're saving those weird warped images of yourself on the machines in the Apple Store, you'll know how to do it discreetly and quickly. C'mon, we know we're not the only ones who do that.

OS X: Make Your Own Printer Pool

10:28 AM, Apr. 9th, 2013 · · Lion

Have a couple printers you'd like to get more use out of, or maybe you don't want to have to ask which printer is available? No problem. Just make your own printer pool from your Mac.

OS X: Quick Print from Finder

11:33 AM, Apr. 8th, 2013 · · Lion

Despite the promise long ago of the paperless office, we still need to print documents from our Macs at times. The usual launch an app to print a document routine works fine for that, but you can save a little time by printing your files directly from the Finder.

Safari: Zoom In on Text Only

8:33 AM, Apr. 3rd, 2013 · · Lion

In this article, Melissa Holt is going to cover a bunch of methods for zooming in or enlarging small text in Safari (and around your Mac!). She'll also discuss one special setting that you can use to leave images the same size as you enlarge the text on a page, which is especially useful for sites that are covered with ads. Folks with bad eyesight, this tip's for you.