Safari 9: Using Responsive Design Mode

9:10 AM, Dec. 22nd, 2015 · · Mac OS

How to enable Responsive Mode in OS X Safari

Today's Quick Tip is about the new Responsive Design Mode in Safari 9. This feature'll let you view the site you're looking at on different simulated devices, which is incredibly great if you're doing Web development. Heck, we think it's cool to know about even if you don't do that, so come read all about it!

The Skinny on Holiday Photo Projects

4:40 PM, Dec. 9th, 2015 · · Mac OS

The Skinny on Holiday Photo Gifts by Lesa Snider

Dr. Mac's friend Lesa Snider is a talented photographer and author, and he says her Missing Manual books (on Photoshop and Photos for iOS and OS X) make terrific gifts, but her new ebook, The Skinny on Holiday Photo Gifts, is chock full of gift ideas you can make yourself. 

OS X Wi-Fi: Disentangling Yourself from the “Xfinitywifi” Network

9:05 AM, Dec. 4th, 2015 · · Mac OS

How to make OS X forget Wi-Fi networks

Today's Quick Tip is about that mysterious "xfinitywifi" network you may have seen (or accidentally joined). Unfortunately, if you've used it before, you may find that you get automatically connected to it when your home network goes down momentarily, which can be a problem when you try to print, for example! We'll help you get rid of it in this article.

OS X: Disabling Handoff

9:05 AM, Dec. 2nd, 2015 · · Mac OS

How to disable Handoff on your Mac

If you're not sure why icons keep popping up and vanishing on the left side of your Dock (or if you're just tired of seeing them do so!), then this Quick Tip's for you. We'll talk about how to turn off OS X's Handoff feature, so if you want, you can be free of those mysterious disappearing icons. 

OS X Mail: Forwarding Multiple Messages

9:04 AM, Nov. 20th, 2015 · · Mac OS

How to forward multiple messages in OS X Mail

Today's Quick Tip is about forwarding messages in Mail under OS X. If you need to show someone a chain of emails, for example, and you don't want to have to forward them one at a time, then this tip'll make you happy. And you can choose whether to send them all in the body of your message or as attachments! Neato.

Mac Startup Modifiers: What They Do and How You Use Them!

9:05 AM, Nov. 17th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Modifier keys to help troubleshoot startup problems on your Mac

If something's gone wrong with your Mac, it's good to have tricks up your sleeve! In today's Quick Tip, we're gonna talk about some keys you can hold down while your computer's booting up and what symptoms you might try to address by doing so. We'll also give you a bunch of resources to use if you're having trouble, so…y'know…you might want to bookmark this tip for when the "stuff" hits the fan, if you know what we mean.

OS X: 5 Force Touch Extras

9:04 AM, Nov. 13th, 2015 · · Mac OS

5 ways to use Force Touch on your Mac

Today we're going to talk about Force Touch on the Mac and some interesting (and not obvious) ways you can use it. Want to interact with links, addresses, and phone numbers in Mail? Or see all open windows for an application? Or edit your contacts in a flash? You can do all that and more, and we're here to tell you how.

OS X: 5 Quick Dock Tips!

9:03 AM, Nov. 10th, 2015 · · Mac OS

How to customize your OS X Dock

Today's Quick Tip is a…well…it's a tip-a-palooza! We're going to go over some fun and helpful things you can do with the Dock, including adjusting its size (without opening System Preferences at all), seeing what song is playing in iTunes, adding blank spacers between your apps, and lots more.