This Quick Tip is about something that Apple removed from El Capitan's version of Mail (the gear icon that was at the bottom-left) and how you can replicate its "Get Account Info" functionality to see the sizes of your mailboxes again. Apple sometimes giveth and then taketh away, but at least in this case, we can still "taketh" the feature back!
Today's Quick Tip is not about Parental Controls, exactly, but you could use it in conjunction with that feature if you need to go a step farther in keeping your kid safe online. With Remote Management, you can see what your child is doing from the comfort of your own computer screen, and if you set it up properly, he'll never even know that you're watching. The approach may be a bit draconian, but we guess sometimes you've gotta come down hard.
We're sorry, kids.
For today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will go over the so-called login window, which is the screen you'll see if your Mac doesn't sign in automatically. Can you customize it? Is it difficult to make it more secure? And hey, where do you go to make changes to it? The short answers are "yes," "no," and "System Preferences," but if you want the long answers, they're in this article!
Apple released a slew of printer drivers for OS X on Wednesday. The company added support for new printers from Xerox, NRG, Gestetner, Lanier, and Savin. The last four printer brands are all owned by parent company Ricoh.
Apple released a rare update for an old operating system, Mac App Store Update for OS X Snow Leopard. The update addresses some changes in the signing certificate used by the Mac App Store.
There's an awesome new feature in the beta of 10.11.4: the ability to password-protect notes. So if you need to keep a gift list (or what have you) private, it's now easy to do with the built-in Notes program. We've got the lowdown in this Quick Tip.
The Dock in OS X can be set to always be visible, or it can be set to appear only when you mouse over its location on the edge of your screen. There's a delay, however, between when you mouse over the edge and when the Dock actually appears, and some folks don't care for that. It turns out you can change this behavior.
Today's Quick Tip is about partitioning disks with OS X, which is useful if you'd like to share data with a PC, clone to the same external drive as someone else, and so on. Melissa Holt's got the skinny on partitioning with the colorful, cheerful new Disk Utility interface in this article!
Apple released OS X 10.11.3 Tuesday, a bug fix release. The update fixes a sleep issue specific to some 4K displays, and an Enterprise-oriented fix for .pkg file receipts. The update also includes patches for nine security flaws.
Ever set up a machine for someone else, especially someone new to the Mac or just new to recent versions of OS X? Well, after this Quick Tip, you'll be prepared to do just that. We'll go over some of the changes you could make to give your newbie an easier experience while he gets accustomed to how the Mac works.
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