How to Outsmart Browser Scareware on in OS X and iOS

6:40 PM, Jul. 17th, 2015 · · Tips

Your web browser has popped up a dialog telling you that it's all kinds of infected with viruses and malware and you have huge security risks. Just call this number and pay a small fee and you'll be back on your feet. Kelly calls shenanigans and helps you escape the popup cycle.

OS X Pages: Using Sections to Delete Document Pages

8:57 AM, Jul. 17th, 2015 · · Tips

If you've ever tried to delete a single page within a Pages document, you may have been confused to find that you couldn't do so without removing additional pages (or maybe your whole document!). In this Quick Tip, we'll go over why this is happening and what you can do to get those stubborn pages out of there.

How to See What’s Killing Your iPhone Battery

7:04 PM, Jul. 15th, 2015 · · Tips

iPhone Battery Usage view

This morning my iPhone battery went from a full charge to completely dead in a little over four hours without me using it for anything at all. That's not at all what I expect from a smart phone that's doing little more than laying on my desk, so I wondered exactly what was eating all the juice in my iPhone's battery. Thanks to a tip TMO's own Melissa Holt wrote almost a year ago I was able to solve the mystery.

Photos: Using the Tilt Wheel to Straighten

8:58 AM, Jul. 15th, 2015 · · Tips

Today we're going to discuss how to fix an image with an off-kilter horizon. It's pretty simple to do, but if what you like are big, obvious buttons that say "Straighten," well, then, you're gonna miss iPhoto on this one. Deciphering…interesting…Apple design choices is what we're gonna do in today's Quick Tip.

Everything You Need to Know: Survive Without Flash on Your Mac

4:50 PM, Jul. 14th, 2015 · John Martellaro & Jeff Gamet · Tips

Adobe's Flash Internet Browser plug-in has had so many security issues over the years, especially recently, that many are calling for it to fade into the sunset. Here's a concise FAQ on how check for what version you have installed, how to restrict how Flash is used, and how to delete it for good.

Apple Music: Make Your Own Mixtape!

8:57 AM, Jul. 10th, 2015 · · Tips

If you'd like to send your friends and family your custom Apple Music playlists, it's really easy to do. It's sort of like creating a mixtape for them! Now that a ton of people have signed up for the service's free trial, it's also the perfect time to share playlists—everyone using Apple Music can listen to the music you choose. We're all about sending digital mixtapes to each other in today's Quick Tip.

What’s in Your Geek Travel Bag?

4:30 PM, Jul. 9th, 2015 · · Tips

GridIt organizer

Dr. Mac has two small mesh bags packed with all the things he likes to have when he travels. In this episode of his long-running Rants & Raves column he shows off a few items he considers essential for his travelling bag(s) of tricks.

Terminal: Viewing Your Command History in OS X

10:28 AM, Jul. 8th, 2015 · · Tips

Today's Quick Tip is about finding and looking through your command history in the Terminal program. Did you change the way your Dock looks (for example) through Terminal and then forget how you did it? This'll let you find out exactly what you typed in so you can reverse it easily. For those of us who like to tweak OS X, that's pretty darned useful!

Apple Music: Three Quick Tips!

8:50 AM, Jul. 7th, 2015 · · Tips

iTunes 12.2 and Apple Music

Three tips and tricks for using Apple Music, coming right up! We'll talk about redoing the genre selections you made when you originally configured the service, how to move tracks to your Apple Watch, and using Siri to listen to albums and artists that you don't even own.