Using EtreCheck to Diagnose Your Mac Problems

9:10 AM, Apr. 14th, 2016 · · Tips

Need some help diagnosing problems with your Mac? There's an app for that

Today's Quick Tip is about EtreCheck, a third-party tool that's very useful when you need to diagnose problems on your Mac. Its extensive reporting covers all sorts of potential problems, and if you're helping someone else remotely, the data it generates can even be shared to give you a quick peek into what might be going on. 

OS X: Remove Location Info from Pictures

9:10 AM, Apr. 13th, 2016 · · Tips

How to remove location data from photos

If you're concerned about including the location data of where you took any pictures you share online, then we're going to tell you how to strip that off using the built-in Preview application. Hey, maybe you're not worried about folks knowing exactly where you hike every day at 4:42 p.m., but if you are, we can help with that.

A Dynamic Duo of Inexpensive Timesaving Mac Utilities

12:45 PM, Apr. 12th, 2016 · · Tips

moom move and zoom windows from your keyboard

Dr. Mac has always been obsessed with finding the fastest, easiest, or most elegant way of doing things. So many of his favorite Mac (and iOS) apps are simple, inexpensive utilities that help him do one thing better, faster, or more elegantly. He recently added a dynamic duo of such utilities to his Mac productivity arsenal and says today he wouldn’t want to use his Mac without them.

iOS: Block People from Calling or Texting You

9:10 AM, Apr. 8th, 2016 · · Tips

How to block people from calling or texting in iOS

Solicitation calls and texts can be incredibly annoying and intrusive, but your iPhone's got your back. In this Quick Tip, we'll describe how to block people from contacting you and how to unblock them if you've done so accidentally. 

How to Reveal a Link’s Actual URL in Both OS X and iOS

5:45 PM, Apr. 6th, 2016 · · Tips

How to see actual URLs in a link

The very design of HTML uses both a hyperlink and link text.
All you're supposed to see is the link text, but that has led to various and sundry deceptive practices. Here's how to see the actual URL in both OS X and iOS, in both mail and Safari.

Info to Pass On in Case You…Pass On

9:10 AM, Apr. 6th, 2016 · · Tips

Here's what your trusted people need to know about your digital world if you die

If you were badly hurt or had something even more terrible happen to you, would your partner or someone else know how to access your devices? What about your online accounts or any automatic bill payments you've configured? In today's Quick Tip, we're going to offer some suggestions for info you should give your family or put somewhere other than your own Mac just in case bad stuff happens.

How to Pair a Siri Remote With its 4G Apple TV

7:00 PM, Apr. 4th, 2016 · · Tips

Pair a Siri Remote With its 4G Apple TV

It can happen. Your Siri Remote isn't working. You're sure it has a good battery charge. As (bad) luck would have it, it may have become unpaired with the 4G Apple TV.  Here's how to get the two all paired up again.

iOS 9: Interact with Notifications on Your iPhone and iPad

9:05 AM, Apr. 1st, 2016 · · Tips

How to interact with Notifications on your iPhone or iPad

If you want to learn about different ways you could use Notification Center, then this article's for you! We find that a lot of people only see this iOS feature when they accidentally swipe to bring it down, but we actually find interacting with our notifications to be a real time-saver. Melissa Holt's got the details in today's Quick Tip.

OS X: Edit Your Custom Dictionary File

9:10 AM, Mar. 30th, 2016 · · Tips

How to add custom words to your Mac's spelling dictionary

Today's Quick Tip is about the hidden custom dictionary file on your Mac—what it does, how you'll access it, and how you can use it to stop your computer from correcting your spelling if you need to. Eliminating your autocorrect woes is the name of the game!