How To Sell, Trade In, or Recycle Old Macs or PCs

8:22 PM, Mar. 26th, 2015 · · Tips

Kelly helped you find ways to clear out your old cables, and your old handheld/mobile gear. Today we're on to the biggest items on the list, previous computers. Choose which option is right for you and your stack of hardware.

How To Recycle Old iPhones, iPads, and Other Mobile Devices

6:52 PM, Mar. 25th, 2015 · · Tips

Now that we've wrangled all those now unnecessary cables, it's time to chip away at the devices that go with them. If you have some old iPhones or even feature phones tucked away, now's the time to set them free. Kelly explains the digital equivalent of sending them off to a farm in the country.

OS X: Use Shortcuts to Jump Around in Text

7:55 AM, Mar. 25th, 2015 · · Tips

If you didn't know that you could use keyboard shortcuts to move to the beginning or end of a line, paragraph, or document under OS X, then boy, do we have a Quick Tip for you. In this article, we'll cover our most-used shortcuts, and we'll even point you toward a list of dozens more you can use if you're so inclined. We're good like that.

Two More Cool-But-Semi-Hidden Yosemite Features

4:50 PM, Mar. 24th, 2015 · · Tips

Yosemite semi hidden feature

Continuing the theme I began here last week, allow me to introduce you to another pair of useful but semi-hidden OS X Yosemite features. Feature #1 is recording movies of your Mac or iDevice screen;  #2 is putting your written signature onto a PDF document.

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iOS 8: Using the Lock Screen to Manage Your Email

8:55 AM, Mar. 20th, 2015 · · Tips

Did you know you can use your iPhone or iPad's lock screen to mark an incoming email as read or send it to the trash? It's true, and if you've received a particularly private email, you can even dismiss the notification for it without unlocking your device. Both privacy and convenience tricks are here in today's Quick Tip!

OS X: How to Optimize Your Privacy with Skype

4:40 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · Tips

There are some important things to know about Skype that will improve your privacy on a Mac. This means tweaking just a few of Skype's privacy settings. It's easy, and John Martellaro walks you through it with just a few clicks. You'll be glad you did it.

OS X: Using Spotlight’s Privacy Features

8:55 AM, Mar. 18th, 2015 · · Tips

Got some folders that you don't want prying eyes to see? Even if you've hidden them well, they'll still show up in Spotlight searches. Fortunately, this isn't a gigantic bummer if you know how to prevent Spotlight from revealing all of your secrets, so we'll help you keep your embarrassing folders private in this Quick Tip.