Within Mavericks, you can reply to Messages, FaceTime calls, and emails by using their pop-up notifications—and in some cases, you don't even have to leave whatever program you're currently working in. Melissa Holt is here to tell us all about it in this Quick Tip.
OS X Mavericks features a brand new Special Characters menu that allows for easy in-line access to symbols, graphics, and a wide assortment of fun "Emojis." Here's how to use them in Apple's latest operating system.
Apple changed the way Mail works with Gmail accounts in OS X Mavericks, and that's proving to be a headache for plenty of people. Luckily, the fix isn't difficult, although dealing with the change is a bit of a pain. Read on to learn how to cut down your Gmail and Mavericks stress.
OS X Mavericks has plenty of new features to entice users into upgrading, but if the apps you rely on every day won't work it doesn't make sense to make the jump. Trying to sort through long lists of websites to see if the apps you need are Mavericks-ready can be tedious process, and you don't need to do that. There's a one-stop-shop where you can check app compatibility, and it's easy to use. Read on to learn more.
Apple is adding even more to its free software list, although this time you'll need to be part of the company's developer program. OS X Server for Mavericks, regularly priced at US$19.99, is free for developers as part of a move to help coders create bots that auto-test and analyze their apps.
Within the new Maps app in Mavericks, there's an option to send any info you're viewing to your iOS 7 devices—and it's easy! In this tip, Melissa Holt will give us the lowdown on the feature, and she'll also cover a handy way to send PDF directions to others from the program.
New versions of iLife and iWork were announced at Apple's media event earlier this week, and in typical Apple style, updates to additional apps were quietly pushed as well. Turns out Aperture is showing up as a free upgrade instead of US$79.99 for some Mavericks users, too. Michael Johnston explains. [Update: New reports claim this is a feature, not a bug.]
Did Apple renege on its promise of free updates to its iLife and iWork suite of apps? It appears to be nothing more nefarious than a App Store glitch, reports Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous, who finds that the best medicine for this issue may be the toughest to swallow: Patience.
Mac Geek Gab listener Ken wants to set up and control a Mac mini without having to use a dedicated monitor, mouse, and keyboard. We'll show him how Target Disk Mode, a longtime Mac feature, can let him boot the Mac mini using just his MacBook Pro and a data cable.
Apple has been working hard to lock down OS X Mavericks so apps don't do things they shouldn't, but that sometimes means apps that are legitimately trying to do their thing get blocked from working. That's the case with Smile Software's TextExpander. Luckily, the fix is easy. Read on to learn how to get your TextExpander goodness back in Mavericks.
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