OS X: How to do Math in Spotlight

8:25 AM, Feb. 24th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Spotlight is more than just a tool for seraching the contents of your Mac's hard drive. It's also a calculator, and Michael Johnston is ready to show you how to make it bend to your mathematic bidding.

OS X: On Keychains & First Aid

6:38 AM, Feb. 21st, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

In this tip, we're going to learn how to fix a Mac's misbehaving keychain. Hey, what the heck's a keychain? We'll cover that too, and Melissa Holt will point you in the direction of more resources you can use if trying to repair your keychain doesn't work. Since the Keychain Access program controls tons of stuff you do around your Mac, it's important to know what steps to take when it's being a pain in the rear.

Boot Camp Adds 64-bit Driver Support for Windows 7, 8

8:21 AM, Feb. 12th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Apple released a Boot Camp 5 update that added 64-bit driver support for Windows 7 and Windows 8 on Tuesday. Instead of a single updater file, Apple has two updaters to choose from depending on which model Mac you own.

iCloud Keychain: Removing Individual Entries

8:30 AM, Feb. 11th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

If you’re using iCloud Keychain and would like to stop an individual site from autofilling a password, how do you go about it? In this tip, we’ll give you how-tos for both your Mac and your iOS devices, and if you need help setting up the service in the first place, we’ll point you in the right direction.

How to Locate Hidden Features in OS X: The Disclosure Triangle

10:30 AM, Feb. 8th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

The Triangle

In OS X and in Mac applications, developers frequently include small graphical elements that, by clicking or tapping on them, will provide additional commands, features, and other information. The Disclosure Triangle is such a feature that is often difficult to see, yet it provides such a valuable service. Sandro Cuccia explains.

OS X Mail: Using “Send Again”

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

You’ve sent someone an email, and now you want to pass it along to another person. But when you choose to forward it, you’ve got a bunch of header gobbledygook, quoted text, and all that jazz to strip out (especially if you don’t want your new recipient to see who else you sent it to). Luckily, Mail offers a way to re-send messages without including any of that formatting, and it’s really handy. In this Quick Tip, we’ll let you know how.

OS X: The Three-Finger Tap & Opening the Dictionary

6:35 AM, Feb. 5th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

In today's Quick Tip, we'll cover how to use a three-finger tap to both look up words and then launch the Dictionary program. We'll also discuss how to edit what shows up when you use that gesture (hint: you can remove Wikipedia from the list if you want to see just the definition instead). Melissa Holt is on the case, folks.

iTunes: Sharing Music Between User Accounts

8:35 AM, Jan. 30th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Did you know that all of the user accounts on your Mac can listen to the same iTunes music without you having to move files around, change the location of your libraries, or do anything else complicated? In this article, we'll tell you how to take advantage of this handy-dandy feature and what caveats you should be aware of before you do.

OS X: Turning Off “All My Files”

8:25 AM, Jan. 29th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Hate the "All My Files" feature? We're here to help. In this Quick Tip, we'll cover how to disable it, so you'll no longer have to deal with finding your stuff within its odd interface. And we'll also show you how to remove its icon from Finder's sidebar, so if you really, REALLY don't want to see it again, you don't have to.

OS X: Changing Printers’ Names

8:35 AM, Jan. 24th, 2014 · · Mountain Lion

Melissa Holt doesn't like long printer names with lots of unhelpful random numbers and letters, so she always changes those to be more descriptive. Melissa Holt pities the fool who leaves his devices with their default names. Melissa Holt apparently lapses into Mr. T–speak when she writes about herself in the third person. She promises she won't do that throughout this article.