iOS 8: Using the Lock Screen to Manage Your Email

8:55 AM, Mar. 20th, 2015 · · Tips

Did you know you can use your iPhone or iPad's lock screen to mark an incoming email as read or send it to the trash? It's true, and if you've received a particularly private email, you can even dismiss the notification for it without unlocking your device. Both privacy and convenience tricks are here in today's Quick Tip!

OS X: How to Optimize Your Privacy with Skype

4:40 PM, Mar. 19th, 2015 · · Tips

There are some important things to know about Skype that will improve your privacy on a Mac. This means tweaking just a few of Skype's privacy settings. It's easy, and John Martellaro walks you through it with just a few clicks. You'll be glad you did it.

OS X: Using Spotlight’s Privacy Features

8:55 AM, Mar. 18th, 2015 · · Tips

Got some folders that you don't want prying eyes to see? Even if you've hidden them well, they'll still show up in Spotlight searches. Fortunately, this isn't a gigantic bummer if you know how to prevent Spotlight from revealing all of your secrets, so we'll help you keep your embarrassing folders private in this Quick Tip.

How to Launch OS X Apps from the Command Line

4:30 PM, Mar. 16th, 2015 · · Tips

In some flavors of Unix, you feel as if you've been cast into an alternate universe when you open a terminal window and work on the command line. But with OS X and its Darwin core, there's often an elegant integration between the two. In this how-to John Martellaro shows how to launch an OS X GUI app from the command line.

Apple Watch Pre-orders: What You Need to Know [Update]

10:39 AM, Mar. 16th, 2015 · · Tips

Apple Watch will be in stores on April 10 so you can try one on before pre-ordering, which is great because this is exactly the sort of thing you should see first. You'll also need to be prepared before visiting your local Apple Store so you don't have to deal with any unexpected surprises when you arrive. Read on to learn what you need to know before trying on an Apple Watch.