OS X: Sharing a Printer with Other Macs

8:25 AM, Jun. 20th, 2014 · · Mac OS

So you own a printer that doesn’t have Wi-Fi. Guess you’ve gotta be directly connected to it to use it, right? Nope! In this Quick Tip, we’ll discuss how to use one Mac in your house as a makeshift print server so that other computers can print to any devices connected to it. 

OS X: Speed Up Logging In

8:31 AM, Jun. 18th, 2014 · · Mac OS

There are a couple of fast and easy steps you can take to potentially improve how quickly your Mac logs you in, and we’re going to discuss them in this article (here’s a hint: You may have a ton of stuff that’s opening automatically without you even knowing). Hey, spinning beach balls, you can kiss our…um, grits. Yeah, grits.

Automator: Pulling Out Text from PDFs

8:45 AM, Jun. 12th, 2014 · · Mac OS

One of the nifty things you can do with Automator is create small applications to handle all sorts of tasks. For today’s Quick Tip, we’re gonna learn how to make one that’ll extract the text from PDFs for us, no copying or pasting required. Come on in and find out how!

Apple Video Highlights OS X Yosemite’s New Look

8:53 AM, Jun. 11th, 2014 · · Mac OS

Apple gave us a taste of what's to come when OS X Yosemite ships this fall during the keynote presentation that kicked off this year's Worldwide Developer Conference earlier this month, and now you can get a closer look at some of the new interface elements in a short video, too. The video highlights Finder windows, Messages, Calendar, redesigned app icons, and more.

OS X: Archiving Messages from Apple Mail

8:25 AM, Jun. 6th, 2014 · · Mac OS

If you’re the kind of person who’s got 47,000 messages in his inbox, then you might also be the kind of person who’d like to learn how to archive some of those emails out of the Mail program. This simple process can clean up your inbox and any other mailboxes you have while still letting you access your old messages if you need to in the future. Come on in to find out how!

Netflix Finally Moves Away from Silverlight with OS X Yosemite

9:28 AM, Jun. 4th, 2014 · · Mac OS

Netflix is finally moving away from Microsoft's Silverlight for video streaming on the Mac, at least for OS X Yosemite users. The company said it is instead relying on a feature called Media Source Extensions which will give subscribers 1080p quality video without taxing your Mac's CPU or battery.

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Finally! We'll be able to watch Netflix streaming on our Macs without having to install yet another proprietary media streaming plug-in.

How to Join Apple’s OS X Yosemite Beta Program

8:54 AM, Jun. 3rd, 2014 · · Mac OS

Apple announced OS X Yosemite during a keynote presentation on Monday at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco. The major update won't be ready until this fall, but Apple is offering a public beta some time this summer. You'll need to sign up to get your hands on the public beta, and it's easy to do.

Apple Announced OS X Yosemite Public Beta

1:52 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Mac OS

Apple is giving developers access to the beta version of OS X Yosemite now, and will let the public get in on the beta action some time this summer. The company tried out the public beta program with OS X 10.9.3, and now is ready to do the same with its next major Mac OS upgrade.

Apple takes on Dropbox with iCloud Drive

1:30 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2014 · · Mac OS

Apple's Craig Federighi unveiled iCloud Drive as a new feature for OS X Yosemite during the company's Worldwide Developer Conference on Monday. The feature lets users store files on iCloud, and sync them between their Macs and Windows PCs, much like Dropbox.