OS X: Opening System Preferences with the Function Keys

8:55 AM, Feb. 18th, 2015 · · Tips

In today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt's going to discuss how you can use those funny little printed function keys on your Apple keyboard to open the System Preferences pane associated with each item. This is one of the fastest ways to access your display settings or your sound preferences, say, so come check it out!

How to Pin iOS Apps On Pinterest

6:20 PM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · · Tips

You may have heard Pinterest has teamed up with Apple to allow pinning iOS apps, with links directly to the App Store. Kelly explains how to pin apps so you can start sharing your favorites. 

How to Test the Speed of Your Home Network with Iperf

8:30 AM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · · Tips

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We live in an increasingly wireless world, leading Mac Geek Gab hosts Dave and John to frequently talk about wireless networks, routers, and 802.11-everything. But how do your two favorite geeks know how fast these devices and networks are? More importantly, how can you determine the speed of your own network and router? Read on to learn about a quick and easy way to perform network speed testing at home.

OS X Yosemite: Search Faster for Files by Name

5:40 PM, Feb. 16th, 2015 · · Tips

When searching the file system, most OS X users are familiar with CMD+F, and then how to specify the search criteria with the search field and the two popups. But if you know you're looking for a file by name, here's a faster way.

Dr. Mac Looks for a Lovable List Manager for Mac and iPhone

3:25 PM, Feb. 10th, 2015 · · Tips

Dr. Mac Looks for a Lovable List Manager for Mac and iPhone

In the OS X era I’ve tested close to a dozen list-making/time management apps including Things, OmniFocus, and many others. And I’ve read books on productivity and task management, too. But Dr. Mac found all the software and books were either too complicated, too simple, or just too crappy. The bottom line is that while Reminders and BusyCal don't suck, he finally found something he likes much better.

iOS: Hiding iCloud Books

9:05 AM, Feb. 4th, 2015 · · Tips

For today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt's gonna talk about how to remove old purchased items from iBooks under iOS, so if you don't want to see every single book you've ever bought at once, you don't have to. You can always re-download past purchases, of course, but at least they won't just be hanging out in iBooks forever!