4 Wi-Fi Tips from Former Apple Wi-Fi Engineer

10:49 AM, Jul. 10th, 2014 · · Tips

Alf Watt, former Apple Wi-Fi engineer and creator of iStumbler, joined us on this week's Mac Geek Gab 509 to talk all things Wi-Fi. The episode contains a bunch of juicy Wi-Fi tips and I highly recommend you give it a listen, but we figured we'd take a few of our favorite tips and list them here for you.

How To View and Move Skype’s Chat Window During Calls

1:56 PM, Jul. 9th, 2014 · · Tips

The new release of Skype for Mac automatically hides the chat in every call you make. Fortunately, this is easy to remedy... as is the location of that chat. One is a button click, the other is defined by the width of your Skype window.

iPhoto: Splitting Events

8:45 AM, Jul. 9th, 2014 · · Tips

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover some easy ways to move your iPhoto images into new Events, making organization much more simple. Hey, you may not know why your Mac lumped your mom’s birthday pictures in with the ones from your gory knee surgery, but at least you’ll now know how to fix it!

iOS 7: Organize Your Music App

8:30 AM, Jul. 5th, 2014 · · Tips

Let’s talk about the Music app’s toolbar. Wanna change it? Wanna remove that iTunes Radio icon and put in something that you actually use? Hey, we understand. That’s what we’ve got for you here in this Quick Tip!

Twitter Shanghaied Email Notifications - Here’s How to Take Them Back

4:02 PM, Jul. 3rd, 2014 · · Tips

Twitter recently rejiggered notifications, a more direct way to monitor replies or retweets or other activity in your timeline if you aren't constanty connected to Twitter. Since Twitter's default "Tailored for you" is mysterious at best and useless at worst, Kelly explains how to un-Shanghai the new preferences.

How To Create A Recovery USB Drive in OS X

8:20 PM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · · Tips

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Sometimes you need to boot from a recovery volume. However, if you don't have a recovery partition set up, you still have options. Kelly explains how to create and boot from a USB stick recovery drive.

OS X: Put the Date in Your Menu Bar

8:40 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2014 · · Tips

In this simple but useful article, Melissa Holt’s going to cover how to add the date to your Mac’s menu bar—and heck, you can even turn your clock into an analog one if you want. Or switch to a 24-hour version! Oh, the possibilities.

How To Install Fonts Onto Your iPad

6:30 PM, Jun. 28th, 2014 · · Tips

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Under iOS 7, you can install your own fonts, and use them in any app that supports the selection and changing of text font. Let Sandro Cuccia show you how he recently was able to do this on his iPad in order to accommodate a particular font for a Keynote presentation.