Apple Digital Camera RAW Update Adds New Fujifilm, Nikon Camera Support

9:04 AM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

If you're headed to Macworld/iWorld 2014 next week and plan on snapping photos with your brand new Fujifilm, Nikon, Panasonic or Pentax camera, Apple has you covered. The company released Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 5.04 for the Mac on Thursday, adding support for new camera models from all four companies to iPhoto '11 and Aperture 3.

iPhoto: Search Your Photos by Date

8:33 AM, Mar. 19th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Wondering where certain pictures ended up in your iPhoto library? You can find them by the date they were taken, without having to page through all your events! We think this built-in date search is pretty darned handy, especially if you’ve got a ton of images, and it’s easy to use, too. In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will tell us how.

Microsoft Steps into Evernote Territory with OneNote for the Mac

9:13 PM, Mar. 17th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Microsoft is making a move into Evernote's market on the Mac with its OneNote app. The app has been available to Windows users for some time, but not for the Mac until now.

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This is something Microsoft should've brought to the Mac years ago. Instead, they left the market open for Evernote -- and by extension, they left the iPhone and iPad market in Evernote's hands, too. Microsoft may be big, but that doesn't mean they can take down Evernote.

iTunes: Show What Playlists Your Songs Are In

8:40 AM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Within iTunes, you can easily check to see which playlists a song, album, or artist belongs to, and there's even a sneaky way to figure out which items aren't in any playlists at all. In this Quick Tip, we'll go over how to do just that, and afterward, maybe your iTunes library will be a happier, better-organized place. That's our hope, anyway.

Audio MIDI Setup: Your Mac’s Secret Sound Manager

8:00 AM, Mar. 8th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Your Mac's Sound Preference Pane is the go-to place for choosing audio inputs and outputs, but it isn't the only place you can go in OS X to manage your Mac's sounds. Even though Audio MIDI Setup may sound intimidating, it's loaded with controls that go far beyond what its name implies and can help you fine tune the audio quality your Mac pumps out.

OS X: Use Spotlight for Contact Searches

8:20 AM, Mar. 7th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Using Spotlight, OS X's built-in search application, you can do all sorts of cool things, from calculations to launching programs. Melissa Holt's favorite feature, though, is the ability to find people and launch the Contacts app, all with just a few keystrokes. Come on in and see why she uses Spotlight dozens of times a day—and why you should, too!

Automator: Creating a Program to Quit All Apps

8:30 AM, Mar. 4th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

If you’ve got a slow Mac, a good troubleshooting step to take is to close some programs to see if things speed up. To that end, Melissa Holt is going to walk us through creating an Automator application that’ll quit all open programs, saving us the trouble of logging out or rebooting if we’ve got a bunch of running apps. Saved time rocks, and so does getting to use awesome Automator.

OS X: Minimizing Windows into Their Dock Icons

8:20 AM, Feb. 28th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

If you’re anything like Melissa Holt, teeny minimized windows lined up next to the Trash icon in your Dock are messy enough to keep you up at night. Luckily, there’s a preference in OS X that’ll let you change that behavior. Maybe you’ll sleep better after you read about it! Maybe Melissa shouldn't be so troubled over such minor details! Maybe with a few more exclamation points, we'll remember what we were talking about! Wait, what?

How to Solve Your iPhoto Auto Launch Issues by Checking Your Preference Files

8:35 AM, Feb. 27th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Mac Geek Gab listener Julie loves how iPhoto automatically opens when she connects her iPhone to her Mac, allowing her to quickly import and enjoy her latest photos. But lately something has gone wrong, and the Image Capture app opens instead of iPhoto, even though she triple-checked that iPhoto is configured to launch when a camera is connected. We explain how her problems may be the result of a bad preference file, and show Julie how to fix it.

Apple Rolls Out Security Updates for Lion, Mountain Lion

10:11 AM, Feb. 26th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Apple's 10.9.2 update for Mavericks wasn't the only security-related patch to roll out from Cupertino on Tuesday. The company also released security updates for Lion and Mountain Lion, although they didn't include the critical SSL fix that was part of OS X 10.9.2 because those versions of the operating system didn't include the same code flaw.

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Apple isn't saying exactly what these security updates include, but considering how dangerous some flaws can be it's a good idea to stay up to date.