iOS 8: New Mailbox Options

8:50 AM, Jan. 22nd, 2015 · · Tips

This Quick Tip is about the two new mailbox options we've got under iOS 8: "Thread Notifications" and "Today." If you want a quick place to look at all of the emails that fall under those categories, this article's for you!

OS X: How to Merge Calendars

8:50 AM, Jan. 20th, 2015 · · Tips

Today we're going to go over an often-overlooked feature of the Calendar program: using the import/export feature to merge two calendars into one. This is a great way to clean up your calendar list, because let's face it, not many people need 15 color-coded calendars! We'll give you the skinny here in this Quick Tip.

Resetting Your Mac’s System Management Controller (SMC)

6:50 AM, Jan. 16th, 2015 · · Tips

Today we're going to cover a troubleshooting step you might need to know about if your Mac won't boot—how to reset the System Management Controller (SMC). The SMC chip handles a bunch of other stuff around the Mac, as well, so it's a great trick to be aware of when you've got weirdness going on. Come on in and read all about it!

Yosemite: Using Spotlight for Conversions

8:50 AM, Jan. 14th, 2015 · · Tips

Spotlight has long been incredibly useful for finding files, performing mathematical calculations, defining words, and so on. But under Yosemite, we can use this handy-dandy search feature as a conversion tool, as well. Melissa Holt's got all the details in today's Quick Tip.

iOS 8: Changing the Contacts in the App Switcher

8:45 AM, Jan. 9th, 2015 · · Tips

Today, Melissa Holt is going to tell us how to change up which contacts appear when we double-click the Home button on an iPhone running iOS 8. Wanna see folks you've recently contacted? Would you prefer your favorite people to show up there? Come read this Quick Tip, and you'll be getting in touch with your friends and family even more efficiently.

Why Dr. Mac Thinks Redundant Backups are Essential

6:30 PM, Jan. 8th, 2015 · · Tips

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Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus ended his last column with words that couldn’t have been more prescient: “I sleep better knowing that my data will survive almost any eventuality. So will you.” A few days after that he walked into my office to find an alarming onscreen alert: "The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." Thank heaven for Data Rescue.

iOS 8: View Siri’s Identified Songs History

2:30 PM, Jan. 8th, 2015 · · Tips

Today we're going to cover how to ask Siri what music is playing, and then we'll show you where to find the history of what you've previously identified. No more will you have to try to remember that funky-cool song from three days ago, because your iPhone can tell you what it was! Melissa Holt is going to go over it all in this Quick Tip.

How To Use iTunes Power Search

3:41 PM, Jan. 6th, 2015 · · Tips

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There's a lot of content in the iTunes stores. If you want to improve your search, you need the Power Search. Kelly shows how to get there and use it to level up iTunes searches.