iOS 7's ability to mark everything in a mailbox as read is handy—and long overdue. In this tip, we'll tell you how to use it, so from now on, you won't be forced to touch every single message you want to mark. Unless you really enjoy doing it, that is. At least now, it'll be by choice.
Gatekeeper is a security feature that Apple introduced with OS X 10.7.5 that keeps you from running potentially harmful software on your Mac. You've probably encountered it when you first open an app that's been downloaded from the Internet and you're asked to confirm that you want to open it, but in rare cases you may run into an issue where OS X tells you that an app you've downloaded is damaged and can't be open. You can work around that problem, and Michael Johnston is ready to show you how.
Geofencing is a very functional feature that lets us define virtual perimeters so that we can be notified in various ways as we cross those perimeters. Using the Reminders app in iOS, Sandro Cuccia shows you how to fine-tune the geofence perimeter on your iPhone and iPad.
OS X makes it easy to retain or ditch the original formatting of text when using the Copy and Paste commands, but what if the keyboard shortcuts Apple uses for each option are the opposite of what you really need? That's an easy fix, and Michael Johnston is on the job and ready to share the secret.
Do you use Dropbox? If not, you should, but if you do, it's a good idea to keep the list of devices authorized with your account clean. Doing so keeps Dropbox from getting confused. Bryan Chaffin shows you how.
Many iOS device users don’t care to know what apps they’ve purchased and downloaded over the years. Most are probably afraid to learn how much they’ve spent, and would rather not look. Others may actually have a need to know. Sandro Cuccia shows you a few ways to retrieve, and perhaps even print, a history of your iOS app purchases.
By default when you use the volume keys on your Mac’s keyboard to adjust its volume, a neat little “blip” sound is heard in order to give you a sense of how loud its speakers are. It’s definitely a handy feature, but sometimes you just don’t want to hear it. Michael Johnston shows you how.
Mavericks' Finder tabs feature is a neat new way to keep things organized, and in this tip, Melissa Holt will cover her five favorite tips for using it. She'll include merging all of your Finder windows into a single tabbed one, using keyboard shortcuts to control the tabs, moving files between them, and more.
Notifications are a really great feature—we like being able to tell who has sent us emails, for example, without having to switch to Mail. But sometimes getting previews of your messages may not be a great idea, especially if you're in an office environment. Under Mavericks, you can keep your notifications but nix those potentially embarrassing previews, and here's how.
The new Touch ID technology recently introduced with iPhone 5s is unquestionably a marvelous innovation which works quite well. As with just about everything in iOS, Touch ID needs to be properly configured then managed and occasionally troubleshot. Sandro Cuccia shows you how.
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