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.

iPhoto: Ordering Prints

9:00 AM, Jan. 2nd, 2015 · · Tips

The Quick Tip Melissa Holt's got for us today is all about ordering prints from iPhoto. After you learn about this, no longer will you need to upload your images to a third-party service or schlep down to a photo-processing store. It's almost immoral how easy it is, folks.

Kelly’s Top Mobile Accessory Picks for 2014

4:40 PM, Dec. 31st, 2014 · · Tips

2014 was the year of mobile accessories for Kelly. Always on the lookout for bits and bobs that make mobility even easier, Kelly scored some goodies in 2014 she's happy to share with all of you. 

How to Visually Distinguish the 3 iPad mini Models

3:25 PM, Dec. 31st, 2014 · · Tips

Visually Distinguish iPad mini models

There are minor visual differences between the iPad mini, mini 2 and mini 3. If you don't want to fuss with looking up model numbers and serial numbers, there's an easy way to distinguish the three models just by visual inspection. John Martellaro shows how easy it is.

OS X: Adding a Folder to the PDF Services Menu

8:50 AM, Dec. 24th, 2014 · · Tips

Ever played around with PDF Services? Well, even if you have, you may not be aware that you can specify folders that appear in the menu. This'll let you save whatever you're looking at as a PDF right to a particular folder in just a couple of steps. We'll introduce PDF Services and teach you how to select which folders to save to, all in today's Quick Tip.