How to Build Your Own Apps with Workflow for the iPhone and iPad

11:14 AM, Dec. 12th, 2014 · · Tips

Workflow is a cool new app for the iPhone and iPad that lets you automate actions that otherwise would be tedious, or even impossible without other apps. You can even save your workflows so they show up on your Home screen just like any other app. Read on to learn how to build your own apps in Workflow.

OS X: Checking Your Mac’s Remaining Battery Life

8:50 AM, Dec. 12th, 2014 · · Tips

Let's talk about batteries! Today Melissa Holt is going to walk us through checking the cycle count of laptop batteries and comparing that number to what Apple says is the maximum we can expect from each model. From that info, you'll know whether your battery is a happy camper or is close to needing replacement. Uncovering future problems before they become emergencies is the subject of today's Quick Tip.

iOS: Save Web Pages to a PDF File Without Using an App

4:55 PM, Dec. 11th, 2014 · · Tips

One of the features that OS X has but is missing in iOS is the facility to print a document page to PDF. With some limitations, John Martellaro shows you how to print web pages in iOS Safari to a PDF file and drop it into iBooks or some other app.

OS X: Using Icons from System Preferences

8:45 AM, Dec. 11th, 2014 · · Tips

In today's Quick Tip, we're going to learn how to find and use high-quality icons for items that appear in System Preferences. So for example, if you need to send someone instructions or want to refer to a particular preference pane in any documentation, you'll be able to access large (up to 1024x1024!) and attractive versions of those icons. Neat, huh? We think so.  

How To Have A Smooth Holiday Genius Bar Appointment

5:19 PM, Dec. 9th, 2014 · · Tips

Things can happen to your Apple gear no matter what time of year it is. If you find your hardware going south during the holidays, Kelly has some tips for making that Genius Bar appointment go as smoothly as possible.

OS X Yosemite: Using Dictation Commands

8:49 AM, Dec. 5th, 2014 · · Tips

Have you ever wanted to talk to your Mac and have it not just transcribe what you say but follow commands, too? There's a neat new way to do that under Yosemite, and with this feature, you can hide and quit programs, select and interact with text, and even transform what you've typed into uppercase or lowercase. It's pretty useful, especially if you work in a place where you won't feel too odd speaking commands out loud! We've got it all here in this Quick Tip.

How to get Upgrade Pricing for Smile’s PDFpen 2 for iPhone and iPad

11:45 AM, Dec. 3rd, 2014 · · Tips

PDFpen 2 for the iPhone and iPad is out, and the new version adds support for storing documents on iCloud Drive, adds an iOS 8 interface, and is now a Universal app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. PDFpen 2 is a PDF editor you can use when you're away from your computer, and the clever people at Smile figured out how to give its customers an upgrade price option even though that isn't something Apple supports through the App Store.

OS X: Removing Adware with AdwareMedic

8:43 AM, Dec. 3rd, 2014 · · Tips

For today's Quick Tip, we're going to cover how to find and remove adware on your Mac using a great little utility called AdwareMedic. So if you're constantly seeing bizarre pop-up ads or if your home page is now some Russian promo site for Viagra, this should help!