Mavericks: Use Maps to See Traffic and Alerts

8:25 AM, Apr. 16th, 2014 · · Tips

You can use Mavericks’ cool Maps program for all sorts of things—getting directions, obviously, or checking out 3D views of cities. But one of the features you may not have known about is the ability to see if there’s construction, accidents, or other impediments along your route. We’ve got the scoop on how to do so (and what the symbols mean!) in this Quick Tip.

3 More Tips for Protecting Yourself from Heartbleed

4:01 PM, Apr. 14th, 2014 · · Tips

When news of the heartbleed OpenSSL flaw hit the Web last week, it send the online security community into a tizzy, and rightly so. The Mac Observer shared some tips on what you can do to protect yourself, and now we have some more help keep your private stuff out of the hands of the bad guys.

Sharing Pictures with the Apple TV

8:40 AM, Apr. 9th, 2014 · · Tips

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover how to send images from your Mac to your second- or third-generation Apple TV using Home Sharing. This is a really entertaining way to view and share your photos, and it’s simple to configure. Melissa Holt’s got the skinny on how to set it up (and all the caveats you’ll need to know!).

iOS Nap Time: Playing Music to Fall Asleep

10:53 AM, Apr. 8th, 2014 · · Tips

If you want to listen to music on your iPhone while you fall asleep, you don't need to remember to shut it off or download third-party apps to handle that for you. Turns out the iPhone can handle that task all on its own, and it's easy to set up.

Frozen: How to Force the Restart of a Mac

2:40 PM, Apr. 7th, 2014 · · Tips

How to restart a frozen Mac

Occasionally, a Mac can become stubbornly uncooperative and refuse to accept inputs. It's time for a reboot. Here are some simple techniques to force a restart your Mac with escalating abruptness.

iOS 7: Changing Siri’s Voice

11:50 AM, Apr. 7th, 2014 · · Tips

Siri's pretty cool because it lets you talk to your iPhone, iPad, or iPhone iPod touch to issue commands, but what if you don't like the gender of the default voice Siri uses when it replies? That's not a problem in iOS 7 because you can switch Siri's gender between female and male with just a couple screen taps.