It's 2014, and guess what? You should add a few things to your list of resolutions. From keeping your data secure online to basic Mac maintenance and backups, this article's got you covered on what to improve for the new year. We guess it's the tech version of going to the gym and eating salad, only for gosh sakes, we hope it's more fun than that.
If you're working with multiple windows in an application, switching back and forth between them can be kind of a pain, especially if they're hiding behind each other. In this tip, we'll talk about how to use a keyboard shortcut to go to the window you need, which we find is much quicker than Exposé. And no more moving windows around to get to the ones underneath them! Whew.
If you're using iCloud Keychain, you may now be realizing that Apple owns all of your passwords. That's right, they do! They know your Wi-Fi password, your computer password (which is of course your dog's name), and so on. No, of course we're kidding—there's an easy but rather convoluted way to remove your Keychain data from Apple's servers, and Melissa Holt will reveal the secret in this Quick Tip.
After years of an inexplicable absence from the Mac platform, Apple finally brought iBooks to Mavericks. If you have epub ebooks and PDFs in your iPad or iPhone iBooks library that didn't come from iBooks, you may have noticed that they didn't appear in iBooks on Mavericks, but it's easy to fix that. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.
There are quite a few useful things you can do with the Dock icons for the Finder and Trash. With the right combinations of modifier keys, you can relaunch a misbehaving Finder, empty the Trash, and even securely empty the Trash. It's all here in this Quick Tip.
Apple released VPN Update for Mavericks Server Thursday. The update addresses an issue that prevented users from connecting to VPN services using Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol, or L2TP.
Apple rolled out Final Cut Pro X 10.1 on Thursday with support for high resolution 4K displays and the just released Mac Pro's dual GPUs. Final Cut Pro is Apple's pro-level video editing application for Mac OS X.
Usually downloading files in Safari is a pretty simple task, but what if all you have is the URL of the thing you want, such as some audio or video played that plays via Safari's QuickTime plugin or something else that you just want a local copy of? Thankfully, there's a tried and tested way of downloading such URLs, though it's just not totally obvious. Michael Johnston shows you how.
What are the essential Mac apps for the backyard astronomer? John Martellaro catalogs some of the most notable OS X apps for beginners that round out a complete technical package for the amateur astronomer.
Apple released OS X 10.9.1 on Monday. The maintenance release includes more Gmail fixes in Mail, Smart Mailbox reliability, a contact group issue in Mail, a VoiceOver problem with Emoji, and improved performance for shared links in Safari.
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