Apple Watch: Three Tips on Contacting Your Pals

8:30 AM, May. 22nd, 2015 · · Mac OS

Want to use your Apple Watch to get in touch with folks, quickly and easily? Then boy, do we have a Quick Tip for you today! In this article, Melissa Holt will cover adding new colors to your Digital Touch palette, using Force Touch to assist with Messages, and sending dictated texts as fast as possible.

Redundancy Is the New Productivity for Your Mac

2:30 PM, May. 20th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Redundancy Is the New Productivity for Your Mca

Dr. Mac has been teaching people how to use their Macs more effectively for as long as he can remember. So he was surprised to find himself at a loss for words when a friend asked, “If you could only recommend one thing to help me become more productive on my Mac, what would it be?” This week in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode 123 he explains why redundancy makes you more productive. 

Meet OS X Yosemite Extensions

9:40 AM, May. 20th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Extensions have made a return to your Mac. These aren't the extensions you remember from the olden days of Mac troubleshooting, though. Kelly has the breakdown on what they are and how you can boss them around.

OS X Yosemite: How To Make Mail Drop Work For You

11:26 AM, May. 8th, 2015 · · Mac OS

You might remember hearing something about Mail Drop last summer, but what was the deal with it again? It's one of those really useful things that doesn't seem to get enough attention for what it does. Kelly explains the finer points of Mail Drop and how to make it work harder for you.

How To Get Batch Change Back in Photos for Mac

6:30 PM, May. 5th, 2015 · · Mac OS

One of the handy features of iPhoto was Batch Change, allowing you to change metadata for a, well, for a batch of items. It's missing from the Photos app, but a clever Automator workflow can help bring it back. 

Apple’s iPhone 7 Will Make Current iPhones Obsolete

3:55 PM, Apr. 24th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Now that the MacBook and Apple Watch are shipping, it's time  to start thinking about the iPhone 6s (or iPhone 7 according to some rumors). Just when we think the iPhone can't get any better, Apple seems poised to blow us away. Again. 

Photos on the Mac: Comparing Edited Images to Originals

8:50 AM, Apr. 24th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Wondering where the trick of holding down Shift in iPhoto to compare edits went with the new Photos app? Hey, this Quick Tip has you covered. Not sure what we mean about the thing that holding down Shift used to do? Hey, this has you covered on that, too, and you may just find that it's your favorite "new" ability with the Photos program.