Since printer ink is almost as expensive as getting a yearly root canal, any way we can save some of it is great, right? In this tip, we'll discuss using Safari's Reader feature to print articles without ads, headers, and other ink-wasting page elements. And no Novocaine will be required.
Mac Geek Gab listener Jurgen doesn't like Time Machine, and would rather back up his Mac using third party software. Time Machine automatically chooses which files and folders to back up, but Jurgen will have to make these choices manually with his new backup software. We explain which folders are crucial for a good backup, and which can be safely excluded.
OS X Mountain Lion may be a great operating system, but it still has a few annoyances. One of my pet peeves, for example is that the operating system takes the focus away from whatever window you're working in whenever it displays an alert dialog, and sometimes that means jumping you to a different screen if you're using Spaces. Head on over to the TMO Forums and let us know what about Mountain Lion annoys you.
Sharing an electronic list with your friends or family is handy. Planning a party? Put everything on the list, and whoever buys an item can check it off. Want to remind your wife to get coffee when she's at the store? Easy-peasy. In this article, we'll discuss how to set up a shared iCloud Reminders list and all of the related goodness.
There was a time when your Mac's Finder and application windows all had visible scroll bars that made it easy to move up or down in long file lists, and also gave you a nice visual cue to let you know there was more to see than the current window was showing. That's missing now, but it's easy to reenable and we're happy to show you how in this Video Quick Tip.
Most iDevice users will never need to know their device's UDID, or even what it is. But for developers, software testers, and some users with provisioned apps, it's a critical piece of information. Here's how to find it, even when your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is locked and unable to activate.
Use a few different displays or projectors with your Mac? You're probably familiar with the "Detect Displays" feature for getting your machine to play nicely with your devices. But under Mountain Lion, you may not be able to use "Detect Displays" without knowing the trick for finding it. In this tip, we'll uncover what Apple has inexplicably hidden.
Your Mac's Contacts program keeps all sorts of info on you—where you live, what your email address is, maybe even who your spouse is or what your kids' names are. But what if you don't want everything on your vCard to be shared with the people you send it to? You can easily configure what you send and what you don't, and it's all here in this tip. If you're as paranoid as we are, you'll love this.
Just like so many other things you can do on your Mac, Apple has given us more than one way to control the system volume. They also gave us a couple cool tricks for controlling exactly how you adjust the audio level. Want to learn how? Watch our Video Quick Tip to learn more.
OS X is great at running lots apps at once, many of which can interact with one another. Of course we have Exposé to handle switching between windows, but what happens if you don't want to switch to another window, but rather maintain the focus of your current window while doing something in another. Michael Johnston has some tips on working with background windows, and he's happy to share.
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