OS X: Navigate Text Like a Pro with These Two Modifier Keys

8:32 AM, Sep. 16th, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

Your mouse and trackpad aren't the only ways to navigate your Mac. Turns out your keyboard handles the task nicely, too, and with the help of a couple handy modifier keys it's a powerful and efficient to move through windows and documents. Micheal Johnston has the low down.

Contacts & Mail: Using Distribution Lists

8:30 AM, Sep. 13th, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

If you send out lots of group emails (or if you'd like to learn how to in the first place!), then look no further than this Quick Tip. We'll cover how to use your Contacts groups to send messages and how to control what email addresses Mail picks when you do so. Why, when we're done, you'll be able to blast everyone you know with every silly email forward you can come up with. 

How to Create and Use an Ad Hoc Network on Your Mac

10:30 AM, Sep. 7th, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

A yellow traffic warning sign depicting a stick-man sitting with a laptop transmitting a Wi-Fi signal.

Wi-Fi connectivity is no longer difficult to come by for most of us. However, there may be times when you need to create a temporary Wi-Fi network to connect with other devices. OS X let’s you do this easily. Sandro Cuccia shows you how.

Preview: Using Text and Rectangular Selections

8:30 AM, Sep. 6th, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

Preview, your Mac's built-in application for viewing and annotating images and PDFs, is awesome, and it's especially great for those of us who don't need the power of a program like Photoshop. In this tip, we'll talk about selecting text and graphics in PDFs and manipulating them within Preview, and you'll get some little tricks to make your workflow easier.

How (and Why) to Zoom on the Mac

10:30 AM, Aug. 31st, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

Zoom a zoom, zoom-ah-zoom!

Apple is a leader in Accessibility support on Macs and iOS devices. However, you don’t have to be a person with disabilities to take advantage of the many Accessibility features available to you. Sandro Cuccia shows you how to configure and use one such feature on the Mac: Zoom.

Apple Blocks Mac Java Plug-ins Over Security Threats Yet Again

9:48 AM, Aug. 30th, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

Apple blocked the Java 6 and Java 7 plug-ins for the third time this year over Mac users on Thursday over more potential security threats. Mac users running versions of Java that are earlier than version 6 update 51 and version 7 update 25 can no longer run Java code on their computer until they update to a newer version.

Calendar: Displaying Birthdays (or Not!)

8:25 AM, Aug. 30th, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

Do you see "Birthdays" within Calendar and aren't sure where that comes from (or how you can edit events within it)? Then boy howdy, will you find this to be a useful tip. We'll cover how to edit birthdays, how to troubleshoot things if you can't seem to use the feature at all, and how to turn on notifications for those dates. 

Regaining Your Mac’s Lost Audio Alerts

11:52 AM, Aug. 29th, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

When you get new messages, emails, Skype chats, and other routine things that should elicit an alert sound from your Mac, but those sounds never happen, that can be just a little annoying, especially if you rely on those audible alerts to let you know someone is trying to chat. There's a good chance those alert sounds are just backed up waiting to come out, and while Apple needs to release a fix for the problem, the workaround is drop dead simple.