How to Use the Command Line to Make the Dock Appear Faster on Your Mac

8:17 PM, Jan. 25th, 2016 · · Mac OS

El Cap Dock

The Dock in OS X can be set to always be visible, or it can be set to appear only when you mouse over its location on the edge of your screen. There's a delay, however, between when you mouse over the edge and when the Dock actually appears, and some folks don't care for that. It turns out you can change this behavior.

OS X: Partitioning Drives (And Why You Might Want To!)

9:10 AM, Jan. 20th, 2016 · · Mac OS

How to partition Mac OS X hard drives

Today's Quick Tip is about partitioning disks with OS X, which is useful if you'd like to share data with a PC, clone to the same external drive as someone else, and so on. Melissa Holt's got the skinny on partitioning with the colorful, cheerful new Disk Utility interface in this article!

OS X: 5 Settings to Tweak for Newbies

9:20 AM, Jan. 13th, 2016 · · Mac OS

OS X settings to change for new Mac users

Ever set up a machine for someone else, especially someone new to the Mac or just new to recent versions of OS X? Well, after this Quick Tip, you'll be prepared to do just that. We'll go over some of the changes you could make to give your newbie an easier experience while he gets accustomed to how the Mac works.

OS X’s Hidden Bluetooth Debug Menu: Reset Devices and More

9:05 AM, Jan. 12th, 2016 · · Mac OS

How to use OS X's hidden Bluetooth debug menu to reset your devices

Having Bluetooth problems? We've got a fix for you. The Bluetooth icon in your menu bar is hiding a special option that'll help you with a whole mess of troubleshooting steps, including doing factory resets on your connected Apple devices either all at once or one at a time. Melissa Holt's gonna talk about that in today's Quick Tip.

OS X: 4 Easy Ways to Use Emoji Shortcuts

11:15 AM, Jan. 1st, 2016 · · Mac OS

4 ways to quickly use emoji characters on your Mac

For her first article of 2016, Melissa Holt's gonna discuss a couple of easy ways to get Emoji or other symbols into your text under OS X, including a method for setting up your own substitutions. This'll let you get the Mac's Command symbol, for example, whenever you type "cmd" (or whatever shortcut you choose). Welcome to the New Year and to today's Quick Tip!

OS X: Cleaning Up Your Finder’s Sidebar

9:05 AM, Dec. 30th, 2015 · · Mac OS

How to clean up OS X's Finder side bar

Today's Quick Tip is all about Finder's sidebar—how you can customize it, remove or hide items within it, and change the size of its icons. Heck, you can even keep from seeing Time Capsules or other computers on your network in your sidebar if you're looking to really clean things up. Come find out how!