OS X: Quick Mute Audio Feedback when Changing Your Mac’s Volume

6:03 PM, Nov. 22nd, 2013 · · Mac OS

By default when you use the volume keys on your Mac’s keyboard to adjust its volume, a neat little “blip” sound is heard in order to give you a sense of how loud its speakers are. It’s definitely a handy feature, but sometimes you just don’t want to hear it. Michael Johnston shows you how.

OS X Mavericks: Five Tips on Finder Tabs

8:27 AM, Nov. 22nd, 2013 · · Mac OS

Mavericks' Finder tabs feature is a neat new way to keep things organized, and in this tip, Melissa Holt will cover her five favorite tips for using it. She'll include merging all of your Finder windows into a single tabbed one, using keyboard shortcuts to control the tabs, moving files between them, and more.

Apple Updates iWork with Custom Toolbars, Keynote Transitions, More

5:47 PM, Nov. 21st, 2013 · · Mac OS

iWork for Mavericks

Apple has released updates for all three iWork apps—Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—that begins the process of restoring popular features missing from Mavericks makeover updates released in October. All three updates start with restoring the ability customize your toolbar, and the Keynote update restores some missing transitions and other effects.

OS X Mavericks: Hiding Notification Previews

8:26 AM, Nov. 20th, 2013 · · Mac OS

Notifications are a really great feature—we like being able to tell who has sent us emails, for example, without having to switch to Mail. But sometimes getting previews of your messages may not be a great idea, especially if you're in an office environment. Under Mavericks, you can keep your notifications but nix those potentially embarrassing previews, and here's how.

OS X Mavericks: Turning Off a Secondary Display’s Menu Bar

8:45 AM, Nov. 15th, 2013 · · Mac OS

It's nice to be able to have your menu bar and Dock appear on a secondary display under Mavericks, but what if you liked Mountain Lion's behavior better? Are you just completely out of luck with the new operating system? Nope! There's a way to turn off those secondary display features, and this Quick Tip will tell you how.

OS X Mavericks: Using “Travel Time” in Calendar

8:24 AM, Nov. 13th, 2013 · · Mac OS

Mavericks’ Calendar can calculate travel time and alert you when you need to leave for your appointments—and it’s pretty simple to set up and use. In this tip, Melissa Holt will tell you what you need to do to make sure it’ll work, and she’ll also cover how to add events with travel times attached.

OS X Mavericks: Using Enhanced Dictation

8:30 AM, Nov. 8th, 2013 · · Mac OS

The new Enhanced Dictation feature in Mavericks is neato—you can use it when you don't have an Internet connection, for example, and you can now dictate more than thirty seconds at a time. If you want to use it offline, though, you first have to download the language data, so for all the details, come check out this Quick Tip.