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.

Entry-Level Bitcoin Mining Gear for Mac, Windows, and Linux [Update]

7:40 PM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · Tips

Entry Level Mining Gear

The world of Bitcoin mining can be confusing if you're new. You'll need to buy specialized mining gear based on ASICs, but the good news is that there are several entry-level options available, and you can run them from your Mac, a Windows PC, or a Linux box. Bryan Chaffin has the details. [Updated with a new coupon code for ZoomHash and current pricing information on 4/16/2014]

iPhoto: Prevent the Program from Automatically Opening

8:30 AM, Apr. 4th, 2014 · · Tips

In this Quick Tip, we’re going to cover how to stop iPhoto from opening every time you plug in your iOS device. Hey, sometimes you want to import images and sometimes you don’t, but dagnabbit, you should be able to control what your applications do. We think so, anyway.

4 Mac Pranks for April Fools’ Day! (Part 2)

8:45 AM, Apr. 1st, 2014 · · Tips

In honor of April Fools’ Day, Melissa Holt has written her second article about fun pranks you can play. C’mon, everybody—this is the one time of the year that we can all get away with being complete annoying idiots, so we should take as much advantage of that as possible!