Five Cool Tips for Siri in iOS 8

1:50 PM, Nov. 15th, 2014 · · Tips

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Using Siri in iOS 8 gives users lots of choices to maximize their time - as long as you know your options. Nancy Carroll Gravley gives five more tips in this column.

3 Tips to Make 1Password Even More Powerful

8:45 AM, Nov. 12th, 2014 · · Tips

The subject of today's Quick Tip, 1Password, is by far Melissa Holt's favorite third-party program. Here she'll walk us through three of her favorite tricks for using it. Did you know that you can add a one-click, autofill-your-login-immediately bookmark into your browser with 1Password? Or that there's a keyboard shortcut that means "fill my login in on this page"? Well, now you do, so for all the details, come on in.

How to Instantly Invert Display Colors in OS X

4:47 PM, Nov. 11th, 2014 · · Tips

Another useful tip Kelly collected at MacTech Conference comes from Tad Johnson of JAMF Software. He's partial to using inverted colors on his computer sometimes, and explained how to do it with a keystroke.

OS X Yosemite: Viewing All Images in a Conversation

11:00 AM, Nov. 11th, 2014 · · Tips

Apple's Messages app in OS X Yosemite borrowed a little from its iPhone and iPad cousins, so now you can do more in your conversations, like view all of the images and attachments you sent and received in a chat. Read on to see where Messages tucks away that view, and more.

How to Instantly Share Mac Screenshots Using Dropbox

6:31 PM, Nov. 10th, 2014 · · Tips

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Kelly went to MacTech Conference last week and got to ask a lot of people about the cool tips and tricks they use in their daily workflow. Today's comes from Nathan Toups, CTO of KEY, and it deals with how to let Dropbox handle your screenshots for even faster sharing.

OS X Yosemite: Batch Rename Files in the Finder

11:38 AM, Nov. 10th, 2014 · · Tips

Efficiently renaming a long list of files in OS X has been the purview of Terminal or third-party apps. In OS X Yosemite, however, that changes because now there's a batch rename tool built into the Finder. Read on to see how it works.

OS X Yosemite: Let’s Make Some Phone Calls!

8:45 AM, Nov. 7th, 2014 · · Tips

There are tons of ways you can make a phone call with Yosemite. Wanna use someone's Mail signature? No problem. Calling a business from Safari? Easy as pie. The problem? Almost every program has a different way to initiate a call. Luckily, we're here to de-obfuscate the issue. Yes, that is so a word.