Safari: Use a Shortcut to Clear Your History

8:45 AM, Jul. 11th, 2014 · · Mac OS

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to create a keyboard shortcut to clear Safari’s browsing history on your Mac, quick as a wink. We understand that sometimes you look at sites that you don’t want other people to know about, and hey, we won’t judge you. Well, we won’t judge you much, anyhow.

iPhoto: Splitting Events

8:45 AM, Jul. 9th, 2014 · · Mac OS

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover some easy ways to move your iPhoto images into new Events, making organization much more simple. Hey, you may not know why your Mac lumped your mom’s birthday pictures in with the ones from your gory knee surgery, but at least you’ll now know how to fix it!

Apple Fixes Crashing Issue with iMovie Update for the Mac

9:49 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · · Mac OS

Apple rolled out iMovie 10.0.4 for the Mac on Tuesday with stability improvements and a fix for issues that could cause the app to crash. iMovie is Apple's consumer-level video editing app and is part of the company's iLife suite.

OS X: Put the Date in Your Menu Bar

8:40 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · · Mac OS

In this simple but useful article, Melissa Holt’s going to cover how to add the date to your Mac’s menu bar—and heck, you can even turn your clock into an analog one if you want. Or switch to a 24-hour version! Oh, the possibilities.

OS X: Merging and Removing Unused Calendars

8:45 AM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · Mac OS

In today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to discuss how to combine the events from two different calendars, so if you’d like to condense your calendar list by removing some unnecessary categories, this is the way to go about it. We’ll also cover how you’ll verify your data before you do any deleting. And how in the heck can you remove an entire calendar anyway? Melissa Holt might just have the scoop.

How to Obtain and Use Enhanced-Quality System Voices in OS X

10:30 AM, Jun. 21st, 2014 · · Mac OS

The HAL9000 computer from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey

In 1984, the first Macintosh had text-to-speech capabilities. Sandro Cuccia shows you how crude, robotic speech synthesis has evolved to the enhanced-quality, human-like System Voice in OS X and how you can take advantage of this technology on your Mac.

OS X: Sharing a Printer with Other Macs

8:25 AM, Jun. 20th, 2014 · · Mac OS

So you own a printer that doesn’t have Wi-Fi. Guess you’ve gotta be directly connected to it to use it, right? Nope! In this Quick Tip, we’ll discuss how to use one Mac in your house as a makeshift print server so that other computers can print to any devices connected to it. 

OS X: Speed Up Logging In

8:31 AM, Jun. 18th, 2014 · · Mac OS

There are a couple of fast and easy steps you can take to potentially improve how quickly your Mac logs you in, and we’re going to discuss them in this article (here’s a hint: You may have a ton of stuff that’s opening automatically without you even knowing). Hey, spinning beach balls, you can kiss our…um, grits. Yeah, grits.

Automator: Pulling Out Text from PDFs

8:45 AM, Jun. 12th, 2014 · · Mac OS

One of the nifty things you can do with Automator is create small applications to handle all sorts of tasks. For today’s Quick Tip, we’re gonna learn how to make one that’ll extract the text from PDFs for us, no copying or pasting required. Come on in and find out how!