iOS 8: Control Which Apps Can Access Your Private Data

3:10 PM, Nov. 26th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

By design, some iOS apps need to access your personal data.
A special camera app may want to access your camera roll. Skype may want to access all your contacts. John Martellaro shows you how to control which apps can access things like photos, contacts, calendars and health data.

iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Naming Group Conversations in Messages

8:50 AM, Nov. 26th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Did you know that the newest versions of iOS and OS X will let you name your Messages conversations? This makes it easy to identify which pals are chatting with you, as the title shows up in your notifications, too. However, there are some very important caveats for this feature, which we're going to talk about in today's Quick Tip (hint: don't name the conversation with your boss!).

iOS 8: Using “Send Last Location”

9:00 AM, Nov. 21st, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Today we're going to discuss how to use "Send Last Location" within iOS 8, which'll allow your iPhone or iPad to automatically transmit its location right before its battery dies. This could potentially help you to recover a lost or stolen device with a dead battery, so we think it's important! Melissa Holt is going to teach us all about it in this Quick Tip.

Using AirDrop with OS X Yosemite and iOS

9:01 AM, Nov. 18th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

For today's Quick Tip, we're going to cover a new way to share files between your iOS devices and your recent-model Macs running Yosemite—AirDrop. Using this nifty little feature, you can pop a bunch of images from a trip onto your iPhone quickly and easily, say, or you could send a PDF file and import it right into iBooks. Neat, right? We think so.

3 Tips to Make 1Password Even More Powerful

8:45 AM, Nov. 12th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

The subject of today's Quick Tip, 1Password, is by far Melissa Holt's favorite third-party program. Here she'll walk us through three of her favorite tricks for using it. Did you know that you can add a one-click, autofill-your-login-immediately bookmark into your browser with 1Password? Or that there's a keyboard shortcut that means "fill my login in on this page"? Well, now you do, so for all the details, come on in.

OS X Yosemite: Viewing All Images in a Conversation

11:00 AM, Nov. 11th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Apple's Messages app in OS X Yosemite borrowed a little from its iPhone and iPad cousins, so now you can do more in your conversations, like view all of the images and attachments you sent and received in a chat. Read on to see where Messages tucks away that view, and more.

OS X Yosemite: Batch Rename Files in the Finder

11:38 AM, Nov. 10th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Efficiently renaming a long list of files in OS X has been the purview of Terminal or third-party apps. In OS X Yosemite, however, that changes because now there's a batch rename tool built into the Finder. Read on to see how it works.

OS X Yosemite: Let’s Make Some Phone Calls!

8:45 AM, Nov. 7th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

There are tons of ways you can make a phone call with Yosemite. Wanna use someone's Mail signature? No problem. Calling a business from Safari? Easy as pie. The problem? Almost every program has a different way to initiate a call. Luckily, we're here to de-obfuscate the issue. Yes, that is so a word.