How to Make the iOS 7.1.1 Touch ID Fix Work For You

10:30 AM, May. 3rd, 2014 · · Tips

An image of a fingerprint being examined by a magnifying glass

Most iPhone 5s users enjoy and benefit from Apple’s biometric authentication called Touch ID. However, since it’s introduction, many users have experienced various problems with the fingerprint recognition. The latest iOS 7.1.1 update appears to fix many, if not all, of the outstanding issues. Sandro Cuccia explains what you need to do to properly reconfigure Touch ID so that you can take advantage of the enhancements.

OS X: Manage Parental Controls from Another Computer

8:25 AM, May. 2nd, 2014 · · Tips

Using OS X’s built-in Parental Controls, you can configure your child’s computer to let you manage its settings while you’re sitting at a different Mac. This’ll allow you to look at the logs of your kids’ online activity, control what applications they can use, and even stop them from being able to use their computers if they’re not behaving. In this Quick Tip, we’ll cover it all!

Terminal: Exporting Text from Commands

8:25 AM, May. 1st, 2014 · · Tips

Melissa Holt’s love of all things Terminal is no secret, and in this Quick Tip, she’s going to prove her love once more. She’ll cover how to export data from the commands you run in a much simpler way than using pipes or other fancy stuff, so if you need to, you can save pages and pages of output into a text file for easy perusal.

How to Avoid Losing Sight of Your OS X Cursors

10:30 AM, Apr. 26th, 2014 · · Tips

An enormous system pointer on the Mac desktop

Sometimes we call them Cursors. Most of the time, we call them Pointers. Whatever you call them, you look at them a lot. However, you often spend more time looking FOR them rather than AT them! Sandro Cuccia shows you how you can magnify your pointers and cursors,  and improve your overall Mac Experience.

Siri: Asking for Sports Statistics

8:30 AM, Apr. 25th, 2014 · · Tips

Using Siri is a great way to see all sorts of information about your favorite sports team, and you can even go beyond asking about schedules or scores into getting pretty detailed statistics. In this Quick Tip, we’ll cover just how you’ll do that for teams and for players. Who knew that Apple’s voice assistant could help you win bar bets?

Numbers: Fitting Your Content to a Printed Page

8:25 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2014 · · Tips

With both the old and the new versions of Numbers, you can easily configure your spreadsheet so that the columns fit to a single page—without having to jump through a ton of hoops (or change your headers!) to do so. In this Quick Tip, we’re going to go over how to do that in both versions of Apple’s spreadsheet software, so no matter which one you use, this article’s for you.