How To Clean Up and Rebuild Apple Mail Data [Yosemite Update]

5 hours, 28 minutes ago · · Mac OS

Occasionally Apple Mail becomes slow and corrupted and simply needs to have its indexes cleaned out and rebuilt. We cover this pretty regularly on Mac Geek Gab and have updated our support article detailing the steps to include every OS up through Yosemite.

Yosemite: Maximizing Windows & the Green “Stoplight” Button

8 hours, 8 minutes ago · · Mac OS

Have you noticed that the green "stoplight" button that appears in the upper-left corner of your windows is somewhat different in Yosemite? It used to toggle your window's size, and now it's forcing you into full-screen mode—but only sometimes! What the heck is going on?! Luckily, that's what this Quick Tip is here to tell us. 

OS X Yosemite: Using Mail’s Awesome New Markup Feature

8:49 AM, Oct. 29th, 2014 · · Mac OS

With Apple Mail under Yosemite, you can add shapes, text, and highlights to attachments right in the composing window, without having to annotate the file before you insert it into an email. Heck, you can even crop images and insert your signature! This handy-dandy new feature is what we'll discuss in today's Quick Tip.

iTunes 12: Bringing Back the Library and Playlist Sidebar

11:15 AM, Oct. 28th, 2014 · · Mac OS

Apple seems hell-bent on making iTunes as painful to use as it can, and iTunes 12 really drives that point home by killing the Library and playlists sidebar. There is a way to bring the sidebar back to life and take away some of the sting that's the iTunes 12 interface.

OS X Yosemite: Handing Calls Off to Your iPhone

8:48 AM, Oct. 24th, 2014 · · Mac OS

For today's Quick Tip, we'll go over how Yosemite and iOS 8 will let you continue a phone call started with your Mac on your iPhone, so if you've gotta jet, you don't have to end your conversation. For those of you who thought they could use "I need to hang up my Mac" as an excuse to stop chatting with someone annoying, we apologize for this article.

How to Use Yosemite’s New Batch-Renaming Feature

8:06 PM, Oct. 22nd, 2014 · · Mac OS

Yay, Yosemite's here! And Melissa Holt's all excited. For her first Quick Tip on this new version of OS X, she's chosen the new batch-renaming feature, which you can use to change a bunch of filenames at once in exactly the ways you specify. Isn't it nice when we get new abilities that were previously only available with third-party software? 

OS X Yosemite: The Quintessential Review

3:00 PM, Oct. 22nd, 2014 · · Mac OS

On October 16, Apple released OS X Yosemite which is version 10.10. John Martellaro has been beta testing since the first developer release and also testing with iOS 8. Here in this review is everything that he learned and how he sized up this stellar OS X release. Should you install it right away? Read on. 

Eek! How Did I Ever Live With an iPhone 5s?

5:50 PM, Oct. 17th, 2014 · · Mac OS

It didn't take long. Right after John Martellaro reviewed the Amazon Fire Phone, he knew that the 4.7-inch smartphone size would be perfect. So he bought an iPhone 6. Then, handling a hand-me-down iPhone 5s confirmed the diagnosis:  How did he ever use such a small iPhone?