Your OS X Menu Bar is Prime Real Estate

6:30 PM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · · Tips

Your OS X Menu Bar is Prime Real Estate

Dr. Mac says, "I'm not normal; I've currently got more than 25 menu bar apps in addition to the handful included with Yosemite. But I happen to like menu bar apps... a lot...  and I find all of the ones I have installed useful in some way."

Here are a few of my faves...

8 Steps to Prepare for Your Apple Watch Purchase Online

3:00 PM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · · Tips

There are several things you can do to prepare for your Apple Watch purchase online to ensure a better chance of success. That's especially true if you're competing with everyone else at 12:01 a.m. PDT on April 10th. John Martellaro walks you through the technical preparations to help make sure you get the Apple Watch you want.

How to Enable W-iFi Calling on Your iPhone

9:53 AM, Apr. 9th, 2015 · · Tips

If you're a T-Mobile or Sprint customer, you can take advantage of Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone. The feature is disabled by default, but it's easy to turn on. Read on to learn how.

How to Find New Emoji Skin Tones, Vulcan Salute in iOS 8.3

7:39 PM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · · Tips

There were some interesting updates rolled into iOS 8.3 and Mac OS 10.10.3. Both of them involve the emoji available to you, and Kelly helps you sort out how to tweak the ones you can see, as well as add in a bonus one you can use but can't see yet.

OS X: How to See Messages Delivery Times

8:55 AM, Apr. 8th, 2015 · · Tips

Do you know how to tell what time a particular text was sent under iOS? How about within OS X? Whether you need to know one of those tricks or both, you can find your answer in today's Quick Tip (along with another handy Messages secret!).

Pages 5 for Mac: How to Modify Tables, Create Formulas, and Share Documents

10:30 AM, Apr. 4th, 2015 · · Tips


Pages 5.5.2 for the Mac is a very capable word processor, and it's full of all sorts of abilities you might not have thought about. In the following tutorial Nancy Carroll Gravley will show you how you can control the number of rows and columns in a table, create a formula, and share your documents within Pages.

iOS: Setting Recurring Alarms on Your iPhone and iPad

8:50 AM, Apr. 3rd, 2015 · · Tips

Today's Quick Tip is about configuring recurring alarms within iOS. Using this, you won't have to go in and manually toggle an alarm to be sure you'll be awakened when you need to be. Hey, we all hate being woken up in the mornings, but maybe this'll make us hate it a tiny bit less! …OK, probably not.

How to ‘Heart’ Your Favorite Apple Watch in the Store App

1:10 PM, Apr. 1st, 2015 · · Tips

In Apple's iOS Apple Store app, it says, "Pick your favorite models before pre-order.... Choose your favorites by clicking the heart icon next to those models." That way, you can compare them and be ready for the pre-order process.  John Martellaro shows you how to do it.