OS X Yosemite: Using Your iCloud Password to Unlock Your Mac

8:58 AM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · · Tips

Yosemite's got a neat-o, cool, awesome little hidden feature that'll let you use your iCloud password to unlock your user account on your Mac! Sound weird? It is a little bit, but we think it's useful, especially for folks who have trouble distinguishing what passwords go where. For the scoop, come read this Quick Tip!

Make Your Own Default Replies for Apple Watch Messages

11:15 AM, Jun. 4th, 2015 · · Tips

Make your own custom replies for Apple Watch Messages

Replying to Messages conversations on your Apple Watch is pretty convenient, especially since Apple included a list of default replies you can use. But what if you want to have your own default replies? No problem. Read on to learn how to customize the default reply list on your Apple Watch.

Dr. Mac’s Guaranteed Gifts for Dads & Grads (Part I)

4:10 PM, Jun. 3rd, 2015 · · Tips

Every day Dr. Mac plays with interesting products for Macs and iDevices so he can tell you about the best of 'em. That's why June and December are his favorite months — that’s when he gets to tell you about cool products that make awesome gifts. This week it's Dr. Mac's Guaranteed Gifts for Dads & Grads (Part I). (Don't miss the thrilling conclusion next week). 

Web Pages Not Loading? Here’s How to Change Your Mac’s DNS Servers

1:50 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2015 · · Tips

Change your Mac's DNS server

Comcast's customers learned the hard way yesterday that sometimes Internet connections aren't as reliable as we'd like. In this case, it was Comcast's DNS servers that failed, leaving users stuck without any way for their browsers to find Web pages. This problem can happen with any Internet Service Provider, but you can cut down on the chances of it happening to you by switching to more reliable DNS servers. Bonus: It'a easy to do. Read on to learn how.

Apple Watch: Turning Off Email Notifications by Account

8:55 AM, Jun. 2nd, 2015 · · Tips

This Quick Tip is all about email on the Apple Watch—how to configure its settings, the way it looks, and so on. Melissa Holt will also cover turning off notifications by account, so you could restrict your Watch to only telling you about the really, really important emails you get. You know, the ones with cat GIFs attached.