OS X: Why You Need a Hard Drive Clone

8:50 AM, Jun. 26th, 2015 · · Mac OS

We here at TMO are serious about backups, and we think you should be, too. Redundancy is one of your best protections against data loss! To help you make sure your backup scheme is bulletproof, this Quick Tip is all about clones, why you might need one, and how to set one up.

Photos: Exporting Still Images from Videos

9:10 AM, Jun. 19th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Today we've got a Quick Tip about Yosemite's new Photos app! Did you ever wonder how you could export a frame from a video as an image file? Well, even if you didn't, we're gonna tell you how. We'll also mention where to find that resulting image after you've exported it, as it may not be where you'd expect. 

OS X: Three Common Causes of Slowdowns

9:05 AM, Jun. 17th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Got a slow Mac? We've got some tips on what to do to troubleshoot (and potentially address) your problem. Hey, we like the pretty, colorful spinning beach ball as much as the next guy, but we're not fond of seeing it on our own systems! Track down what's causing troublesome slowness with this Quick Tip.

Public Beta Testers get New OS X 10.10.4 Version

11:06 AM, Jun. 16th, 2015 · · Mac OS

OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 gets a new public beta

Apple's latest beta version of OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 is out for developers and public testers, inching us ever closer to the official public release. For those keeping track at home, this release is numbered 14E36b.

Which Macs Support OS X El Capitan’s Metal?

10:00 AM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Metal is coming to the Mac, but not all models

When OS X El Capitan ships this fall we should see some big improvements in performance on our Macs thans to Metal, which is Apple's system for vastly improving how our computers handle graphics. There isn't any official word yet on which Macs will support Metal, but we do have some idea of what to expect thanks to the efforts of developers who have been digging through the El Capitan beta.

OS X Calendar: Using the Contextual Menu

8:50 AM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Today's Quick Tip has a slew of Calendar tricks for OS X! Just by right- or Control-clicking on events, you can do a bunch of really powerful things, from changing the color-coded calendar to sending the details on the appointment to someone else. Come on in and read all about it!

Continuity Breaks Free from WiFi in iOS 9

9:24 AM, Jun. 11th, 2015 · · Mac OS

iOS lets you answer calls from your iPad or Mac when you forget your iPhone at home

When iOS 9 is released this fall you'll be able to answer phone calls on your iPad or Mac even if you left your iPhone at home. Continuity, the feature that currently lets you make and answer calls from most of your Apple devices on the same network, will add the ability to do the same over a cellular connection, and that means forgetting your iPhone when you go to the coffee shop won't lead to missed calls.

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Most people carry their iPhone everywhere they go, but Continuity over cellular will still be a big deal because it means you'll have your mobile-based communication hub available all the time instead of only when all your devices are on the same network.