iOS 7: Hiding Stocks and Customizing Today View in Notification Center

8:20 AM, Mar. 3rd, 2014 · · Tips

The "Today" view in iOS 7's Notification Center can be pretty useful. It tells you the current date, weather conditions, upcoming appointments, and even how your stocks are doing. But what if you don't want one or more of these things in your "Today" list? Fortunately there's a way to customize it and it's pretty easy.

OS X: Minimizing Windows into Their Dock Icons

8:20 AM, Feb. 28th, 2014 · · Tips

If you’re anything like Melissa Holt, teeny minimized windows lined up next to the Trash icon in your Dock are messy enough to keep you up at night. Luckily, there’s a preference in OS X that’ll let you change that behavior. Maybe you’ll sleep better after you read about it! Maybe Melissa shouldn't be so troubled over such minor details! Maybe with a few more exclamation points, we'll remember what we were talking about! Wait, what?

Bitcoin Stealing Mac Malware Spreads to Pirated Versions of Angry Birds

6:00 PM, Feb. 27th, 2014 · · Tips

Bitcoin Thief

OSX/CoinThief, a trojan horse designed to steal Bitcoin-related login information from your Mac, has spread to pirated versions of Angry Birds. Originally discovered by SecureMac, security researchers ESET reported on Thursday that the malware has spread to torrented versions of Angry Birds, BBEdit, Pixelmator, and Delicious Library.

OS X Mavericks: Blocking iMessage Contacts on the Mac

1:24 PM, Feb. 27th, 2014 · · Tips

With the release of OS X 10.9.2 Apple added the ability to block message senders in the Messages app just like you could already do on the iPhone and iPad. The feature is tucked away in the Messages preferences, and easy to use once you know where to look.

How to Solve Your iPhoto Auto Launch Issues by Checking Your Preference Files

8:35 AM, Feb. 27th, 2014 · · Tips

Mac Geek Gab listener Julie loves how iPhoto automatically opens when she connects her iPhone to her Mac, allowing her to quickly import and enjoy her latest photos. But lately something has gone wrong, and the Image Capture app opens instead of iPhoto, even though she triple-checked that iPhoto is configured to launch when a camera is connected. We explain how her problems may be the result of a bad preference file, and show Julie how to fix it.

Mavericks: Using the “Do Not Disturb” Feature

8:40 AM, Feb. 26th, 2014 · · Tips

With Mavericks, you can now use Do Not Disturb for keeping things quiet when you need to sleep or get work done, and it’s just as handy on your Mac as it is on your iOS 7 devices. In this tip, we’ll cover how to use it and change its settings, and we’ll even go over how to set up a keyboard shortcut for it. Uninterrupted work time, here we come!

Touch ID: How to Correctly Give Your iPhone 5s the Finger

2:25 PM, Feb. 25th, 2014 · · Tips

Improve Touch ID recognition.

For some people, the iPhone 5s fingerprint recognition in Touch ID can be less than perfect, occasionally frustrating. Either it doesn't work the first time, all the time, or defining multiple fingers doesn't help. John Martellaro shows how he made it work for him, first time, every time, with just one finger.