OS X Yosemite: Using Your iCloud Password to Unlock Your Mac

8:58 AM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Yosemite's got a neat-o, cool, awesome little hidden feature that'll let you use your iCloud password to unlock your user account on your Mac! Sound weird? It is a little bit, but we think it's useful, especially for folks who have trouble distinguishing what passwords go where. For the scoop, come read this Quick Tip!

Web Pages Not Loading? Here’s How to Change Your Mac’s DNS Servers

1:50 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2015 · · Mac OS

Change your Mac's DNS server

Comcast's customers learned the hard way yesterday that sometimes Internet connections aren't as reliable as we'd like. In this case, it was Comcast's DNS servers that failed, leaving users stuck without any way for their browsers to find Web pages. This problem can happen with any Internet Service Provider, but you can cut down on the chances of it happening to you by switching to more reliable DNS servers. Bonus: It'a easy to do. Read on to learn how.

Safari: Turning Off Push Notifications

8:40 AM, May. 29th, 2015 · · Mac OS

If you're tired of websites asking for permission to send you notifications (or if you want to change which ones you've already allowed to do so), come check out today's Quick Tip. We'll cover how to turn off the requests, how to revoke permission if a site's getting on your nerves, and what you'll do if you don't like the format or behavior of certain notifications.

Yosemite 10.10.4 Beta Dumps Discoveryd to Fix Network Issues

9:36 AM, May. 27th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Apple Kills Yosemite Network Bugs with Mavericks Code

In hopes of finally addressing ongoing network-related issues in OS X Yosemite, the new 10.10.4 beta release does away with discoveryd and rolls back to mDNSResponder from OS X Mavericks. Apple replaced mDNSResponder in OS X Yosemite with discoveryd for handling certain network tasks, but that decision left many Mac owners frustrated with heavy CPU usage, slow Internet issues, and network connection problems.

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Discoveryd has been a big bag of hurt for Apple. Rolling back to mDNSResponder seems like a smart move considering just how many network-related issues Yosemite using Mac owners have been facing.

OS X: 3 Tricks for Moving Files Around

8:55 AM, May. 27th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Ever been curious about how you can use a keyboard shortcut to move files on your Mac? What about ways to drag and drop stuff without having to open separate windows? Melissa Holt has three very useful Quick Tips on organizing items in the Finder, coming right up!

Apple Watch: Three Tips on Contacting Your Pals

8:30 AM, May. 22nd, 2015 · · Mac OS

Want to use your Apple Watch to get in touch with folks, quickly and easily? Then boy, do we have a Quick Tip for you today! In this article, Melissa Holt will cover adding new colors to your Digital Touch palette, using Force Touch to assist with Messages, and sending dictated texts as fast as possible.

Redundancy Is the New Productivity for Your Mac

2:30 PM, May. 20th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Redundancy Is the New Productivity for Your Mca

Dr. Mac has been teaching people how to use their Macs more effectively for as long as he can remember. So he was surprised to find himself at a loss for words when a friend asked, “If you could only recommend one thing to help me become more productive on my Mac, what would it be?” This week in Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves Episode 123 he explains why redundancy makes you more productive. 

Meet OS X Yosemite Extensions

9:40 AM, May. 20th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Extensions have made a return to your Mac. These aren't the extensions you remember from the olden days of Mac troubleshooting, though. Kelly has the breakdown on what they are and how you can boss them around.