Apple Fixes Crashing Issue with iMovie Update for the Mac

9:49 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Apple rolled out iMovie 10.0.4 for the Mac on Tuesday with stability improvements and a fix for issues that could cause the app to crash. iMovie is Apple's consumer-level video editing app and is part of the company's iLife suite.

OS X: Put the Date in Your Menu Bar

8:40 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

In this simple but useful article, Melissa Holt’s going to cover how to add the date to your Mac’s menu bar—and heck, you can even turn your clock into an analog one if you want. Or switch to a 24-hour version! Oh, the possibilities.

OS X: Merging and Removing Unused Calendars

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

In today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to discuss how to combine the events from two different calendars, so if you’d like to condense your calendar list by removing some unnecessary categories, this is the way to go about it. We’ll also cover how you’ll verify your data before you do any deleting. And how in the heck can you remove an entire calendar anyway? Melissa Holt might just have the scoop.

How to Obtain and Use Enhanced-Quality System Voices in OS X

10:30 AM, Jun. 21st, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

The HAL9000 computer from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey

In 1984, the first Macintosh had text-to-speech capabilities. Sandro Cuccia shows you how crude, robotic speech synthesis has evolved to the enhanced-quality, human-like System Voice in OS X and how you can take advantage of this technology on your Mac.

OS X: Sharing a Printer with Other Macs

8:25 AM, Jun. 20th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

So you own a printer that doesn’t have Wi-Fi. Guess you’ve gotta be directly connected to it to use it, right? Nope! In this Quick Tip, we’ll discuss how to use one Mac in your house as a makeshift print server so that other computers can print to any devices connected to it. 

OS X: Speed Up Logging In

8:31 AM, Jun. 18th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

There are a couple of fast and easy steps you can take to potentially improve how quickly your Mac logs you in, and we’re going to discuss them in this article (here’s a hint: You may have a ton of stuff that’s opening automatically without you even knowing). Hey, spinning beach balls, you can kiss our…um, grits. Yeah, grits.

Automator: Pulling Out Text from PDFs

8:45 AM, Jun. 12th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

One of the nifty things you can do with Automator is create small applications to handle all sorts of tasks. For today’s Quick Tip, we’re gonna learn how to make one that’ll extract the text from PDFs for us, no copying or pasting required. Come on in and find out how!

OS X: Archiving Messages from Apple Mail

8:25 AM, Jun. 6th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

If you’re the kind of person who’s got 47,000 messages in his inbox, then you might also be the kind of person who’d like to learn how to archive some of those emails out of the Mail program. This simple process can clean up your inbox and any other mailboxes you have while still letting you access your old messages if you need to in the future. Come on in to find out how!

AirPort Utility: Restarting Your AirPort Base Station

8:45 AM, May. 30th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

If your network stops working, one of the first troubleshooting steps to try is restarting your modem and your router. However, if your equipment is all stuck down in your basement, say, or in some other inconvenient place in your house, it’s good to know how to restart your Apple base stations right from your Mac or your iOS device. In this Quick Tip, we’ll tell you all about it.

OS X Contacts: Printing Out Your Data

8:30 AM, May. 21st, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Do you have iPhone Brain Syndrome? Symptoms include distraction, checking Facebook approximately every three minutes, and the inability to memorize phone numbers. We can’t help with the first two symptoms, but for the last problem, you may want to print out a list of your most important contacts and keep it in your car. This public service announcement has been brought to you by today’s Quick Tip.