When Foursquare decided to split its business and restaurant discovery and social checkin app for the iPhone into two apps a couple months ago, that upset a lot of users, too. When the updated Foursquare app came out this week with the ability to always track your location even if the app isn't running, that really upset a lot of users. If you don't want Foursquare or Swarm knowing where you are all the time, you can turn the feature off -- assuming you know where to look.
For today's article, Melissa Holt will be discussing how to manipulate layered objects in Pages, so if you'd like to change whether one item is behind or in front of another, she'll tell you how. This method is an easy way to move objects to the background or create interesting, multilevel graphics. (Note: Melissa reports that no interesting graphics actually appear in this article, so don't get your hopes up.)
In this article, John Martellaro shows how to, first, quickly display your latitude and longitude with an iPhone and then search for a latitude and longitude coordinate pair in an iOS map.
OS X Mountain Lion was the first version to introduce the Gatekeeper security mechanism. John Martellaro explains how to use it to make your Mac more secure from malware.
You may have noticed that the Reminders app in OS X doesn't offer a way to print out your lists, which is a strange and curious oversight. For today's Quick Tip, we're going to talk about what we think is the easiest way to overcome this weird problem.
Some Synology users are falling victim to a security flaw that was patched in December 2013. If you have a Synology NAS and haven't updated to version 5 yet, here's how.
Everything comes with its own custom power brick these days. Here's a quick lifehack that helps Future You figure out how to match everything up with the appropriate power supply.
For today's article, Melissa Holt is going to cover one of the most powerful security tools on your Mac—FileVault. She'll discuss why you need it, how you'll turn it on, and a really easy way you could lose access to all of the files on your computer. (Don't do that last thing, OK?)
Nancy Carroll Gravley offers up some basic tips for using and understanding the Dock and the Trash in OS X that will particularly helpful to people who are new to Macs.
OS X Yosemite lets parts of windows take on the general color of the background behind it. It's a translucent effect because details cannot be readily made out. For those who don't like it, John Martellaro shows how to turn it off.
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