How to Lock the Dock Size, Position, and Contents in OS X

2:40 PM, Aug. 28th, 2015 · · Tips

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We've recently written some tips on how you can have more freedom when working with your OS X Dock. But what if you need the opposite: to lock it down? Here are some easy Terminal commands to lock the Dock's size, position, and contents in OS X, and how to change it back when you realize you've gone too far.

OS X El Capitan Beta: Pinning Safari Tabs

8:50 AM, Aug. 28th, 2015 · · Tips

Using pinned tabs in OS X El Capitan's Safari web browser

Another piping-hot El Capitan tip, coming right up! Today Melissa Holt's talking about how we can "pin" sites to the Safari toolbar, which makes accessing favorite webpages faster. These pinned tabs even keep themselves updated in the background! That's the niftiness available in today's Quick Tip.

Why the Older, Slower 3G Network is Sometimes Better Than 4G

10:00 AM, Aug. 27th, 2015 · · Tips

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All of those cellular company commercials tell us that 4G is amazing, fast, and the best thing since sliced bread. So why would you ever want to use 3G on a 4G phone? Read on to find out why Mac Geek Gab listener Andrew suggests this seemingly nonsensical advice, and why John and Dave agree with him.

iOS 9 Beta: Extra Security with a 6-Digit Passcode

8:55 AM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · · Tips

iOS 9's new six digit passcode

The beta of iOS 9 is just a goldmine of fun new stuff to mess around with, but in this Quick Tip, we're going to go over something serious: an easy new way to improve the security of your device without much inconvenience. Setting up a six-digit passcode and thwarting thieves is what Melissa Holt's got for us today.

Here’s the Little-Known Way to Reposition Your OS X Dock With Just a Click

1:39 PM, Aug. 25th, 2015 · · Tips

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You're probably familiar with the OS X Dock, and you know that you can reposition it on the left, right, or bottom of your Mac's display. But do you know the fastest way reposition your Dock? There's a good chance you don't, so why not address this gap in your otherwise encyclopedic knowledge of OS X and find out?