iOS 9 Beta: Extra Security with a 6-Digit Passcode

8:55 AM, Aug. 26th, 2015 · · Tips

iOS 9's new six digit passcode

The beta of iOS 9 is just a goldmine of fun new stuff to mess around with, but in this Quick Tip, we're going to go over something serious: an easy new way to improve the security of your device without much inconvenience. Setting up a six-digit passcode and thwarting thieves is what Melissa Holt's got for us today.

Here’s the Little-Known Way to Reposition Your OS X Dock With Just a Click

1:39 PM, Aug. 25th, 2015 · · Tips

os x dock system preferences

You're probably familiar with the OS X Dock, and you know that you can reposition it on the left, right, or bottom of your Mac's display. But do you know the fastest way reposition your Dock? There's a good chance you don't, so why not address this gap in your otherwise encyclopedic knowledge of OS X and find out?

How to Delete Flash From Windows Running on Your Mac

3:00 PM, Aug. 20th, 2015 · · Tips

How to delete Flash from Windows

Mac users are fairly familiar with their OS X and how to delete Adobe Flash. However, the occasional user of Windows as a virtual machine in OS X may not have that information handy. Here's a quick how-to that deletes Flash from Windows.

El Capitan Beta: The “Delete Immediately” Feature

8:58 AM, Aug. 20th, 2015 · · Tips

Delete Immediately in OS X El Capitan

With the El Capitan beta, we've got a neat, easy way to bypass the trash when we're deleting a file, and we can also remove a single item from the trash without having to empty it completely. This is one of the features that we really hope makes it through to the final version of El Cap! Melissa Holt's here to tell you all about it.

4 Clever Uses for an iPhone Camera

4:20 PM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · · Tips

Your iPhone's camera is more than just a picture taking thing in your pocket. It's also a great memory aid. How great, you ask? Kelly Guimont has some great tips on how she uses her iPhone to help remember the important stuff in her life, like where she parked the car.

iCloud: Restore Missing Data Through Your Browser

8:55 AM, Aug. 19th, 2015 · · Tips

How to restore data from iCloud

Today's Quick Tip is the cat's pajamas (if we do say so ourselves), and so is Apple for implementing this handy feature. We can now use the iCloud website to restore backups of our contacts, calendars, and reminders, and we can also recover deleted Drive files, as well. We're so excited that we may just have to go sit down for a while and fan ourselves.