iOS 8: Hiding Your Location with Siri

8:45 AM, Nov. 5th, 2014 · · Tips

Today's Quick Tip is about using Siri to disable and re-enable your location sharing through Find My Friends. It seems like a small thing, right? Well, you might change your tune if your best friend ever sees you out shopping for Christmas presents at That Store He Likes. We'll teach you how to keep your gift-giving secret!

OS X Yosemite: Bringing Back Finder Window Search Options

4:00 PM, Nov. 4th, 2014 · · Tips

Prior to OS X Yosemite, performing a search from a Finder window gave you to option to quickly add additional search criteria to narrow down the list of files you'd see, but now that's gone — or at least hidden away. Bringing back the missing search criteria only takes a couple mouse clicks, so read on to learn how.

Connect a MacBook to an iMac’s Display with Target Display Mode

3:30 PM, Nov. 4th, 2014 · · Tips

It's not well known, but, for example, a MacBook Pro/Air can connect to and drive a 27-inch iMac display either as an additional display or mirror mode using what's called Target Display Mode (TDM). However, specific hardware and cables are required. John Martellaro explains the possibilities.

Three Siri Tricks for iOS 8

10:30 AM, Nov. 1st, 2014 · · Tips

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In iOS 8, Apple has greatly enhanced the abilities of Siri. Nancy Carroll Gravley covers three of her favorites, including Reminders, nicknames, and song recognition.

Yosemite: Maximizing Windows & the Green “Stoplight” Button

8:45 AM, Oct. 31st, 2014 · · Tips

Have you noticed that the green "stoplight" button that appears in the upper-left corner of your windows is somewhat different in Yosemite? It used to toggle your window's size, and now it's forcing you into full-screen mode—but only sometimes! What the heck is going on?! Luckily, that's what this Quick Tip is here to tell us. 

iOS 8: Fixing Bluetooth Headset Connection Issues

11:27 AM, Oct. 29th, 2014 · · Tips

iOS 8 brought us plenty of cool new features, and a few annoyances, too, like dropped Bluetooth headset connections. There's a fix for that tucked away in iOS 8's settings, but it isn't where you'd think to look.