Several Ways to Create Space On Your Mac

4:30 PM, Jun. 26th, 2015 · · Tips

SSDs are fast becoming the norm, and space is not as plentiful there as on those spinning drives. Kelly has a few (free!) suggestions for how to get some of that space back. 

OS X: Why You Need a Hard Drive Clone

8:50 AM, Jun. 26th, 2015 · · Tips

We here at TMO are serious about backups, and we think you should be, too. Redundancy is one of your best protections against data loss! To help you make sure your backup scheme is bulletproof, this Quick Tip is all about clones, why you might need one, and how to set one up.

OS X: How to Use Separate Spaces with Multiple Monitors

8:30 AM, Jun. 25th, 2015 · · Tips

OS X Yosemite (and Mavericks), by default in a clean install, provide for each monitor, in a multiple monitor system, to have its own display Spaces. The immediate symptom is a rather confusing presentation of a full menu bar on each display, with the one that's inactive dimmed. John Martellaro explains the ins and outs of that setting, multiple displays and Spaces.

Apple Maps: Reporting Incorrect Information

9:05 AM, Jun. 24th, 2015 · · Tips

Have you found any issues with Apple Maps in your area? Maybe your local coffee shop is listed at the wrong address or certain search results are incorrect, for example? Well, in this Quick Tip, we're going to tell you how to report the problem to Apple (and why you should definitely take the time to do so!).

Photos: Exporting Still Images from Videos

9:10 AM, Jun. 19th, 2015 · · Tips

Today we've got a Quick Tip about Yosemite's new Photos app! Did you ever wonder how you could export a frame from a video as an image file? Well, even if you didn't, we're gonna tell you how. We'll also mention where to find that resulting image after you've exported it, as it may not be where you'd expect. 

How to Test Your Mac for a Hardware Problem

4:30 PM, Jun. 18th, 2015 · · Tips

Modern Macs have a built-in diagnostic test that can be used to help troubleshoot a hardware problem. The technology has changed over the years, and the procedure is determined by how old your Mac is. John Martellaro has the details.

OS X: Three Common Causes of Slowdowns

9:05 AM, Jun. 17th, 2015 · · Tips

Got a slow Mac? We've got some tips on what to do to troubleshoot (and potentially address) your problem. Hey, we like the pretty, colorful spinning beach ball as much as the next guy, but we're not fond of seeing it on our own systems! Track down what's causing troublesome slowness with this Quick Tip.