How to Launch OS X Apps from the Command Line

4:30 PM, Mar. 16th, 2015 · · Tips

In some flavors of Unix, you feel as if you've been cast into an alternate universe when you open a terminal window and work on the command line. But with OS X and its Darwin core, there's often an elegant integration between the two. In this how-to John Martellaro shows how to launch an OS X GUI app from the command line.

Apple Watch Pre-orders: What You Need to Know [Update]

10:39 AM, Mar. 16th, 2015 · · Tips

Apple Watch will be in stores on April 10 so you can try one on before pre-ordering, which is great because this is exactly the sort of thing you should see first. You'll also need to be prepared before visiting your local Apple Store so you don't have to deal with any unexpected surprises when you arrive. Read on to learn what you need to know before trying on an Apple Watch.

OS X Photos Beta: Where Are the Adjustments?

8:55 AM, Mar. 13th, 2015 · · Tips

Wondering where all of iPhoto's image-editing adjustments (such as exposure, saturation, and sharpness) went within the new Photos beta? Fear not, TMO friends, we've got the Quick Tip that'll set you right! In this article, Melissa Holt will cover how to use those adjustments (and how to access the ones you won't see right away).

Getting a New Mac: How Much Storage Do You Need?

8:55 AM, Mar. 11th, 2015 · · Tips

Thinking of a new Mac after Apple's recent announcements? Well, the most important consideration for what to buy is how much storage you're using (and what you'll need to grow comfortably over the life of a new machine). With today's Quick Tip, you'll be able to figure out how much data you have, and you'll learn how to use that info to pick out your perfect new Mac.

OS X Photos Beta: Scrubbing Through Thumbnails

8:55 AM, Mar. 6th, 2015 · · Tips

You want another 10.10.3 Photos beta tip, right? Sure you do. Well, it's your lucky day, because this Quick Tip is all about scrubbing through the thumbnails in your library, just like you can do with the Photos app in iOS. It's a quick and easy way to find the exact image you're looking for!

How to Print Envelopes from Contacts on Your Mac

8:36 PM, Mar. 5th, 2015 · · Tips

Sometimes you have to send one of them there old-timey letters. It's so last century! But if you need to print that address to an envelope, it's a snap using the Contacts app on your Mac. Kelly shows you how, and points out a couple other handy tricks while you're there.