iCloud Keychain: Removing Individual Entries

8:30 AM, Feb. 11th, 2014 · · Tips

If you’re using iCloud Keychain and would like to stop an individual site from autofilling a password, how do you go about it? In this tip, we’ll give you how-tos for both your Mac and your iOS devices, and if you need help setting up the service in the first place, we’ll point you in the right direction.

How to Locate Hidden Features in OS X: The Disclosure Triangle

10:30 AM, Feb. 8th, 2014 · · Tips

The Triangle

In OS X and in Mac applications, developers frequently include small graphical elements that, by clicking or tapping on them, will provide additional commands, features, and other information. The Disclosure Triangle is such a feature that is often difficult to see, yet it provides such a valuable service. Sandro Cuccia explains.

OS X Mail: Using “Send Again”

8:20 AM, Feb. 7th, 2014 · · Tips

You’ve sent someone an email, and now you want to pass it along to another person. But when you choose to forward it, you’ve got a bunch of header gobbledygook, quoted text, and all that jazz to strip out (especially if you don’t want your new recipient to see who else you sent it to). Luckily, Mail offers a way to re-send messages without including any of that formatting, and it’s really handy. In this Quick Tip, we’ll let you know how.

OS X: The Three-Finger Tap & Opening the Dictionary

6:35 AM, Feb. 5th, 2014 · · Tips

In today's Quick Tip, we'll cover how to use a three-finger tap to both look up words and then launch the Dictionary program. We'll also discuss how to edit what shows up when you use that gesture (hint: you can remove Wikipedia from the list if you want to see just the definition instead). Melissa Holt is on the case, folks.

Apple Posts Manual Workaround for Mail Problems in Mavericks

7:49 PM, Feb. 3rd, 2014 · · Tips

Surf's Up

Apple has posted a KnowledgeBase article with a workaround for persistent problems in Mail.app in Mavericks. Apple released a Mail update in November and fixed other problems with the release of OS X 10.9.1, but according to the KBase article, users are still having problems downloading new email from "some email providers."

How to Use DHCP Reservations for Greater Control of Your AirPort Network

4:51 PM, Feb. 3rd, 2014 · · Tips

Control Your IP

If you use Apple's AirPort or Time Capsule for your home router, you're probably pretty happy with how easy it is to set up. Sometimes you need to exert a little more control over your network, however, and AirPort Utility makes that possible, too. This article will show you how to assign static IP addresses to your Mac using DHCP Reservations and DHCP Client IDs, and how to manage your network's DHCP range.

Phone Scam Hits Victims with Surprise Charges

4:40 PM, Feb. 3rd, 2014 · · Tips

Getting calls where your iPhone rings once from locations like Antigua, Grenada, and Jamaica? You aren't alone, and you better not call back. The calls are coming from phone scammers hoping to score money off you, and anyone else with a phone, in toll charges.

How to Compose and Shoot Great Photos With Your iPhone

10:30 AM, Feb. 1st, 2014 · · Tips

iPhone Composition

It’s not too difficult to shoot prize-winning photos with your iPhone. However, to maximize your chances of dazzling your viewers with compelling imagery, you need to understand the basics of photographic composition. Sandro Cuccia offers a handful of guidelines to help you out.

iOS Developers: How To Preserve User Purchases When Releasing a New App

10:45 AM, Jan. 30th, 2014 · · Tips

A common issue plaguing long-time iOS developers is the desire to merge the free and pro versions of an app, instead utilizing in-app purchases, while still preserving existing users' paid-for features. Apple doesn't make it obvious how to accomplish this, but our friends at DigiDNA have found a creative solution using free in-app purchases.

iTunes: Sharing Music Between User Accounts

8:35 AM, Jan. 30th, 2014 · · Tips

Did you know that all of the user accounts on your Mac can listen to the same iTunes music without you having to move files around, change the location of your libraries, or do anything else complicated? In this article, we'll tell you how to take advantage of this handy-dandy feature and what caveats you should be aware of before you do.