One of the ways OS X users avoid being tracked is to turn off the loading of remote content in Mail preferences. However, a German researcher has discovered that Spotlight in Yosemite bypasses this preference. What's all the fuss about and what can you do about it?
Spotlight has long been incredibly useful for finding files, performing mathematical calculations, defining words, and so on. But under Yosemite, we can use this handy-dandy search feature as a conversion tool, as well. Melissa Holt's got all the details in today's Quick Tip.
Today, Melissa Holt is going to tell us how to change up which contacts appear when we double-click the Home button on an iPhone running iOS 8. Wanna see folks you've recently contacted? Would you prefer your favorite people to show up there? Come read this Quick Tip, and you'll be getting in touch with your friends and family even more efficiently.
Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus ended his last column with words that couldn’t have been more prescient: “I sleep better knowing that my data will survive almost any eventuality. So will you.” A few days after that he walked into my office to find an alarming onscreen alert: "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." Thank heaven for Data Rescue.
Today we're going to cover how to ask Siri what music is playing, and then we'll show you where to find the history of what you've previously identified. No more will you have to try to remember that funky-cool song from three days ago, because your iPhone can tell you what it was! Melissa Holt is going to go over it all in this Quick Tip.
There's a lot of content in the iTunes stores. If you want to improve your search, you need the Power Search. Kelly shows how to get there and use it to level up iTunes searches.
Shot a bunch of pix on your iPhone this holiday season? Vern Seward helps you manage them with workflow tips in this week's iPhoneography 101.
The Quick Tip Melissa Holt's got for us today is all about ordering prints from iPhoto. After you learn about this, no longer will you need to upload your images to a third-party service or schlep down to a photo-processing store. It's almost immoral how easy it is, folks.
2014 was the year of mobile accessories for Kelly. Always on the lookout for bits and bobs that make mobility even easier, Kelly scored some goodies in 2014 she's happy to share with all of you.
There are minor visual differences between the iPad mini, mini 2 and mini 3. If you don't want to fuss with looking up model numbers and serial numbers, there's an easy way to distinguish the three models just by visual inspection. John Martellaro shows how easy it is.
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