Apple includes multitouch gesture support for the built-in trackpads on its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup, as well as the Magic Trackpad. With the long list of gestures OS X supports, it can be hard to figure them out. That is, until you know that Apple hid away a nice set of gesture tutorials in the System Preferences app.
If you need to reply to or forward along only a portion of an email on your iOS device, it's really easy to do. Far simpler, in fact, than trying to remove extraneous text after you hit the Reply button. In this tip, Melissa Holt's going to tell you how to do it and why it's useful. We promise you'll be at least mildly entertained.
A new Mac-specific trojan has surfaced that can push its own ads into websites viewed in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. The trojan tricks users into installing an adware browser plugin that handles the job of inserting extra ads into Web pages.
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Just because you have a Mac doesn't mean you're safe from malicious hackers. Stay away from websites you can't trust, and don't install something just because a browser window pops up saying you should. Let's be careful out there.
Apple released Xcode 4.6.1 on Saturday, adding support for the recent OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 update. Xcode is Apple's app development environment with tools for creating and debugging code, and building app interfaces.
We've been showing you how you can get lots done on your Mac using all kinds of free apps that Apple gives you. This week, Sandro Cuccia shows you how to use Disk Utility to create safe and secure, password-protected and encrypted containers for your files.
Apple updated Safari to version 6.0.3 on Thursday. In addition to some bug fixes, the update includes improved performance for scrolling on Facebook.
Apple updated OS X to version 10.8.3 on Thursday. The update includes a variety of bug fixes, support for Windows 8 and Boot Camp, and the ability to redeem iTunes cards on your Mac using its built-in camera.
In this tip, Melissa Holt is going to cover some interesting and handy ways you can manage windows. You can bring back all of a program's minimized windows at once, for example, or you can close every open one within an app. Studies have shown that you'll get a 7.6 percent increase in productivity just from learning these techniques. There's also a 99.4 percent chance that someone writing this likes to lie. A lot.
It's easy to load up your Mac's menu bar with useful add-ons that give you quick access to settings, information, and fast data entry, but it's also easy to quickly fill up and turn into an unmanageable mess. Apple lets you rearrange the items in your menu bar, which is a nice start, but if you need more control over how you see everything you packed in, it's time to turn to third-party apps.
Spotlight is a great tool for sifting through the files on your Mac's drives to find exactly what you need. It isn't so great, however, when its Index file get corrupted and you don't see all of your files -- or your Mac's fans start spinning incessantly.
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