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.  

OS X and iOS: Get Rid of Safari Scam Pop-Ups

8:56 AM, Nov. 6th, 2015 · · Mac OS

How to kill Safari pop-up scams

If you've seen any of the nefarious Safari pop-ups that have been going around lately, you know how frightening they can be, especially for users who don't know how to stop programs from resuming where they left off the last time they were closed. It's pretty scary to think your Mac has been hijacked! In today's Quick Tip, we'll cover how to force those sinister pop-ups to go away under both OS X and iOS.

Contacts: Cleaning Up Extra Accounts

7:08 AM, Oct. 30th, 2015 · · Mac OS

How to clean up duplicate cards from Contacts

For today's Quick Tip, we'll cover not just how to clean duplicated cards out of your Contacts program, but how to eliminate accounts you don't need from the app, as well. Doing so can prevent all sorts of trouble, including missing data on your other devices. Come on in, read this tip, and clean up your contacts!

OS X El Capitan: Append Websites, Documents, & Text to Existing Notes

8:59 AM, Oct. 21st, 2015 · · Mac OS

Appending content to Notes in OS X El Capitan

Today's Quick Tip is on an awesome new feature of El Capitan's revised Notes app: the ability to append shared info to existing notes rather than creating new ones. So you can start, say, a note about all of the places you want to visit and just add to it as you find new locations. Helping you stay informed and organized is what this article's all about!

OS X: Encrypting Time Machine Backups

9:04 AM, Oct. 15th, 2015 · · Mac OS

How to encrypt your Time Machine backup

If you've got a backup drive (and you should), have you ever given any thought to what might happen if someone stole it? Is the data accessible to a thief? In today's Quick Tip, we'll cover how to encrypt a new Time Machine backup and some caveats for encrypting existing ones (you may have to erase the disk first!).

El Capitan: Hide Your Menu Bar!

8:55 AM, Oct. 9th, 2015 · · Mac OS

How to hide your menu bar in OS X El Capitan

In this article, we're going to cover an interesting feature of the new version of OS X: Hiding and showing the menu bar. For those of you who like to hide the Dock when you're not using it, this'll reduce your visual clutter even more. All the focus'll be on your work windows after today's Quick Tip!