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.

OS X Yosemite: Using Mail’s Awesome New Markup Feature

8:49 AM, Oct. 29th, 2014 · · Tips

With Apple Mail under Yosemite, you can add shapes, text, and highlights to attachments right in the composing window, without having to annotate the file before you insert it into an email. Heck, you can even crop images and insert your signature! This handy-dandy new feature is what we'll discuss in today's Quick Tip.

iTunes 12: Bringing Back the Library and Playlist Sidebar

11:15 AM, Oct. 28th, 2014 · · Tips

Apple seems hell-bent on making iTunes as painful to use as it can, and iTunes 12 really drives that point home by killing the Library and playlists sidebar. There is a way to bring the sidebar back to life and take away some of the sting that's the iTunes 12 interface.

OS X Yosemite: Handing Calls Off to Your iPhone

8:48 AM, Oct. 24th, 2014 · · Tips

For today's Quick Tip, we'll go over how Yosemite and iOS 8 will let you continue a phone call started with your Mac on your iPhone, so if you've gotta jet, you don't have to end your conversation. For those of you who thought they could use "I need to hang up my Mac" as an excuse to stop chatting with someone annoying, we apologize for this article.