OS X: Getting the Size of Mailboxes

8:55 AM, Apr. 10th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Ever wondered how you could see which of your mailboxes take up the most space and clean them out accordingly? That's the purpose of today's Quick Tip! Melissa Holt will go over the ins and outs of this feature, so if you've got a very bloated Mail program, now's your chance to…let some air out of it? We're not sure where we were going with that analogy.

Your OS X Menu Bar is Prime Real Estate

6:30 PM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Your OS X Menu Bar is Prime Real Estate

Dr. Mac says, "I'm not normal; I've currently got more than 25 menu bar apps in addition to the handful included with Yosemite. But I happen to like menu bar apps... a lot...  and I find all of the ones I have installed useful in some way."

Here are a few of my faves...

iTunes Update Improves Mac Photos Compatibility

2:30 PM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Apple released iTunes 12.1.2 on Thursday following Wednesday's release of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 and the new Photos app for the Mac. Apple's release notes say the iTunes update improves import and syncing support from the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch into Photos.

Apple Releases Photos App for Mac and OS X 10.10.3

1:07 PM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Apple Releases Photos App for Mac and OS X 10.10.3

Apple released OS X 10.10.3 on Wednesday, an update that includes the long-awaited Photos app. Photos replaces Apple's popular iPhoto software, as well as the company's professional software, Aperture. The update also includes new Emoji characters, adds Spotlight suggestions to Look Up, improves Wi-Fi, and more.

AP Photos Review Says OS X 10.10.3 Coming Wednesday

9:29 AM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · · Mac OS

We've known OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 is coming soon, and thanks to an Associated Press review of the new Photos app, we may finally know when to expect it to hit: today. The AP review specifically says Photos, which will be bundled with the OS X 10.10.3 update, is "available Wednesday."

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Either the Associated Press made a bad assumption about the release date for OS X 10.10.3 and the new Photos app, or they tipped Apple's hand. We'll know for sure within a few hours.

OS X: How to See Messages Delivery Times

8:55 AM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Do you know how to tell what time a particular text was sent under iOS? How about within OS X? Whether you need to know one of those tricks or both, you can find your answer in today's Quick Tip (along with another handy Messages secret!).

Apple Adds Spock’s Vulcan Hand Greeting to Mac, iPhone Emoji

10:14 AM, Apr. 7th, 2015 · · Mac OS

The Vulcan salute, Spock's greeting, the "Live long and proser sign," whatever you call it, it's coming to the iPhone and OS X Yosemite as a new emoji symbol. If you're running the latest public betas of OS X Yosemite, it's tucked away but there, not yet visible in the standard emoji list.

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The "Vulcan salute" was an idea Leonard Nimoy came up with, and it comes from his Jewish heritage. It's so cool that an idea he proposed for a single episode of the classic Star Trek series evolved into a huge pop culture reference.

How to Update Any Icon on Your Mac

7:50 PM, Mar. 27th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Back in the day you could tell who the serious Mac users were because they had the skills to customize the icons for their hard drive and other icons. You can do the same in OS X, and it's even easier now. Kelly explains how to swap out icons, and sources for more.

Numbers: Using the Quick Calculations Bar

8:55 AM, Mar. 27th, 2015 · · Mac OS

Today's Quick Tip is all about how to work with that fancy calculations bar that'll appear at the bottom of your Numbers window when you select a group of cells. Using that, you can quickly add formulas to your spreadsheet, for example, or learn more about the different functions available to you. Come on in and check it out!