How to Use Sticky Keys in OS X

8:00 AM, Sep. 3rd, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

If you've never poked around within the Accessibility pane of System Preferences, you really should, as it contains all sorts of features for helping out people who have trouble interacting with the Mac. For today's Quick Tip, we're going to cover a little-known option that can assist folks with dexterity issues.

OS X Finder: Customize Your Desktop

8:45 AM, Aug. 22nd, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Did you know that you've got all kinds of options for how your Mac's Desktop looks and behaves? It's true. You can make the icons that appear there much larger or smaller, increase or decrease the space between them, and even force the items on your Desktop to sort themselves into rows. All of this magic is the subject of today's Quick Tip.

3 Handy Tips to Make Preview More Productive

8:45 AM, Aug. 20th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Melissa Holt thinks Preview is pretty much the bee's knees when it comes to viewing and annotating PDFs. So in this Quick Tip, she's going to talk about three of her favorite tricks for using it. She probably won't explain her love of antiquated phrases like "the bee's knees," though, so don't hold your breath for that. 

OS X: Moving Bookmarks between Web Browsers

8:50 AM, Aug. 15th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Have you ever wondered how you could get your Safari bookmarks into Firefox and Chrome (or vice versa)? Well, that's the subject of today's Quick Tip, so wonder no more! Or wonder no more after you come in and read the article, anyway.

Apple Patches Safari WebKit Security Issues

9:01 AM, Aug. 14th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Apple released Safari 7.0.6 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.1.6 for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion on Wednesday to patch several WebKit-related security and memory corruption issues that could let attackers run arbitrary code on victim's computers. The security issue could also cause app crashes.

Pages: Rearranging Layered Objects

8:35 AM, Aug. 8th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

For today's article, Melissa Holt will be discussing how to manipulate layered objects in Pages, so if you'd like to change whether one item is behind or in front of another, she'll tell you how. This method is an easy way to move objects to the background or create interesting, multilevel graphics. (Note: Melissa reports that no interesting graphics actually appear in this article, so don't get your hopes up.)

OS X: Configuring FileVault

8:45 AM, Aug. 1st, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

For today's article, Melissa Holt is going to cover one of the most powerful security tools on your Mac—FileVault. She'll discuss why you need it, how you'll turn it on, and a really easy way you could lose access to all of the files on your computer. (Don't do that last thing, OK?)

OS X: Repair Home Folder Permissions

8:45 AM, Jul. 25th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to cover a little-known feature of OS X Recovery—repairing your Home folder permissions. If your Documents folder won’t let you edit files or an application is telling you that you don’t have permission to save something to your Desktop, then this tip should be right up your alley. 

iPhoto: A Shortcut to Help Fix Red-Eye

8:45 AM, Jul. 23rd, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

There’s a secret to fixing red-eye on images within iPhoto—and it leaves a certain frustrating pupil-size slider in the dust. In this Quick Tip, we’ll go over how to use this fast little repair tool.