Apple Digital Camera RAW Update Adds New Fujifilm, Nikon Camera Support

9:04 AM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · Mac OS

If you're headed to Macworld/iWorld 2014 next week and plan on snapping photos with your brand new Fujifilm, Nikon, Panasonic or Pentax camera, Apple has you covered. The company released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.04 for the Mac on Thursday, adding support for new camera models from all four companies to iPhoto '11 and Aperture 3.

iPhoto: Search Your Photos by Date

8:33 AM, Mar. 19th, 2014 · · Mac OS

Wondering where certain pictures ended up in your iPhoto library? You can find them by the date they were taken, without having to page through all your events! We think this built-in date search is pretty darned handy, especially if you’ve got a ton of images, and it’s easy to use, too. In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will tell us how.

Microsoft Steps into Evernote Territory with OneNote for the Mac

9:13 PM, Mar. 17th, 2014 · · Mac OS

Microsoft is making a move into Evernote's market on the Mac with its OneNote app. The app has been available to Windows users for some time, but not for the Mac until now.

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This is something Microsoft should've brought to the Mac years ago. Instead, they left the market open for Evernote -- and by extension, they left the iPhone and iPad market in Evernote's hands, too. Microsoft may be big, but that doesn't mean they can take down Evernote.

iTunes: Show What Playlists Your Songs Are In

8:40 AM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · Mac OS

Within iTunes, you can easily check to see which playlists a song, album, or artist belongs to, and there's even a sneaky way to figure out which items aren't in any playlists at all. In this Quick Tip, we'll go over how to do just that, and afterward, maybe your iTunes library will be a happier, better-organized place. That's our hope, anyway.

1Password 4 Adds Editing to Mini Viewer

8:46 AM, Mar. 13th, 2014 · · Mac OS

AgileBits rolled out 1Password 4.2 for the Mac on Wednesday, bringing with it the ability to edit items and passwords from the menu bar in the 1Password mini viewer. 1Password is a password manger and generator that also stores private and sensitive information in an encrypted database.

Audio MIDI Setup: Your Mac’s Secret Sound Manager

8:00 AM, Mar. 8th, 2014 · · Mac OS

Your Mac's Sound Preference Pane is the go-to place for choosing audio inputs and outputs, but it isn't the only place you can go in OS X to manage your Mac's sounds. Even though Audio MIDI Setup may sound intimidating, it's loaded with controls that go far beyond what its name implies and can help you fine tune the audio quality your Mac pumps out.

OS X 10.9.3 to Include Retina Support for 4K Displays

10:50 AM, Mar. 7th, 2014 · · Mac OS

Developers already have their hands on a beta version of OS X 10.9.3, and it sports a big change for 4K display users: Retina support. The higher resolution option is showing up in system preferences for Mac users.

OS X: Use Spotlight for Contact Searches

8:20 AM, Mar. 7th, 2014 · · Mac OS

Using Spotlight, OS X's built-in search application, you can do all sorts of cool things, from calculations to launching programs. Melissa Holt's favorite feature, though, is the ability to find people and launch the Contacts app, all with just a few keystrokes. Come on in and see why she uses Spotlight dozens of times a day—and why you should, too!

Automator: Creating a Program to Quit All Apps

8:30 AM, Mar. 4th, 2014 · · Mac OS

If you’ve got a slow Mac, a good troubleshooting step to take is to close some programs to see if things speed up. To that end, Melissa Holt is going to walk us through creating an Automator application that’ll quit all open programs, saving us the trouble of logging out or rebooting if we’ve got a bunch of running apps. Saved time rocks, and so does getting to use awesome Automator.