OS X Finder: Customize Your Desktop

8:45 AM, Aug. 22nd, 2014 · · Tips

Did you know that you've got all kinds of options for how your Mac's Desktop looks and behaves? It's true. You can make the icons that appear there much larger or smaller, increase or decrease the space between them, and even force the items on your Desktop to sort themselves into rows. All of this magic is the subject of today's Quick Tip.

3 Free iPhone Apps for Ordering from the Starbucks Secret Menu

10:29 AM, Aug. 21st, 2014 · · Tips

Ordering an espresso, vanilla Frappuccino, or even an iced soy chai is easy enough at Starbucks, but how about a Snickerdoodle or Cap'n Crunch Frappuccino, or Apple Juice Blossom? Those are all part of the Starbucks "secret menu," and we found three cool free iPhone apps that'll help you order those and plenty more, too.

3 Handy Tips to Make Preview More Productive

8:45 AM, Aug. 20th, 2014 · · Tips

Melissa Holt thinks Preview is pretty much the bee's knees when it comes to viewing and annotating PDFs. So in this Quick Tip, she's going to talk about three of her favorite tricks for using it. She probably won't explain her love of antiquated phrases like "the bee's knees," though, so don't hold your breath for that. 

OS X: Delete the Annoying ‘Move to Dropbox’ from Contextual Menus

2:35 PM, Aug. 19th, 2014 · · Tips

Delete 'Move to Dropbox' from contextual menu

Dropbox is a great app. However, if you've installed or updated Dropbox lately, you'll notice something that may annoy you: Dropbox has placed its contextual menu item "Move to Dropbox" right next to "Move to Trash." It annoyed John, so he figured out how to get rid of it and tells us how he did it.

4 Ways to Restart the Mac Finder

3:45 PM, Aug. 18th, 2014 · · Tips

There are times when it's necessary to restart the Mac's Finder. (It is, after all, just an app.) Perhaps it's locked up. Or perhaps you've made a configuration change that requires a Finder restart. John shows four different ways to handle the Finder with a view to a kill.

OS X: Moving Bookmarks between Web Browsers

8:50 AM, Aug. 15th, 2014 · · Tips

Have you ever wondered how you could get your Safari bookmarks into Firefox and Chrome (or vice versa)? Well, that's the subject of today's Quick Tip, so wonder no more! Or wonder no more after you come in and read the article, anyway.

OS X Maps: Right-Click for Fast Directions

8:50 AM, Aug. 13th, 2014 · · Tips

With the Maps program on the Mac, you can get fast directions to any location you want. But what are the easiest ways to get that info if you don't know the address of your destination? That's the subject of today's Quick Tip.

Lost Your Fitbit? Use Your iPhone to Track it Down

5:39 PM, Aug. 11th, 2014 · · Tips

You can use Find My iPhone to track down your misplaced iPhone, but what about Bluetooth devices that don't offer a similar feature, like your Fitbit? You can track that down, too, with the help of your iPhone and a little luck. Read on to learn how.