TMO Quick Tip: Use Tab to Quick Search Apple.com

7:16 PM, Mar. 2nd, 2015 · · Tips

Apple has encoded its home page to allow users to search the site with just a tab when using Safari or Omniweb. When you first load up apple.com and press tab, the search box opens, and your cursor jumps straight to it.

QuickTime & Yosemite: Recording Your iPhone or iPad Screen with iOS 8

8:55 AM, Feb. 27th, 2015 · · Tips

Did you know that you can use your Mac to record a video of your iOS device's screen, making it easy to show an inexperienced user how to access an app or change a setting? That's the subject of today's Quick Tip, and we think it's a pretty darned cool feature of Yosemite. We're happy to do anything we can to make you seem more like a wizard to your friends and family!

iOS: Forcing iCloud Contacts & Calendars to Sync

9:04 AM, Feb. 25th, 2015 · · Tips

Having trouble with iCloud syncing? That's what we're here for. In today's Quick Tip, we'll cover a (very) simple trick you can try when new contacts or calendar events just won't show up on your iOS device. Trust us, throwing your iPhone out the window won't help, but this article just might.

Three Tips for Apple’s Keynote App on iPad

10:30 AM, Feb. 21st, 2015 · · Tips

Three Tips for Apple's Keynote App on iPad

Keynote is a great tool that allows even the beginner to create impressive slide shows for any number of reasons. Even if you are experienced at using Keynote on your Mac, there are some things that are different when using it on your iPad. The following tips should make that experience easier.

iTunes 12: Changing Media Shortcuts on the Mac

8:55 AM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · · Tips

There's a lot of customization you can do to iTunes 12's new interface, and in today's Quick Tip, we're going to talk about changing which media shortcuts appear in the upper-left corner. Don't need an icon for movies or TV shows because you don't have any? No problem!

iPad + Bluetooth Keyboard + SwiftKey = Problem

3:05 PM, Feb. 18th, 2015 · · Tips

For those using a Bluetooth keyboard with their iPads and also have the alternative virtual keyboard called SwiftKey installed, there is a notable gotcha to watch for. John Martellaro explains the problem and the solution.

OS X: Opening System Preferences with the Function Keys

8:55 AM, Feb. 18th, 2015 · · Tips

In today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt's going to discuss how you can use those funny little printed function keys on your Apple keyboard to open the System Preferences pane associated with each item. This is one of the fastest ways to access your display settings or your sound preferences, say, so come check it out!

How to Pin iOS Apps On Pinterest

6:20 PM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · · Tips

You may have heard Pinterest has teamed up with Apple to allow pinning iOS apps, with links directly to the App Store. Kelly explains how to pin apps so you can start sharing your favorites. 

How to Test the Speed of Your Home Network with Iperf

8:30 AM, Feb. 17th, 2015 · · Tips

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We live in an increasingly wireless world, leading Mac Geek Gab hosts Dave and John to frequently talk about wireless networks, routers, and 802.11-everything. But how do your two favorite geeks know how fast these devices and networks are? More importantly, how can you determine the speed of your own network and router? Read on to learn about a quick and easy way to perform network speed testing at home.