OS X Yosemite: How to Turn Translucency Off or On

3:45 PM, Jul. 30th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

OS X Yosemite Quick Tip

OS X Yosemite lets parts of windows take on the general color of the background behind it. It's a translucent effect because details cannot be readily made out. For those who don't like it, John Martellaro shows how to turn it off.

iOS 7: Preventing Unauthorized Purchases

8:45 AM, Jul. 30th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

For today's tip, Melissa Holt's gonna go over a hidden setting that may let your kid purchase apps or media when he isn't supposed to. Turn this off, and you can rest assured that little Johnny won't be able to buy ten apps just because you allowed him to get one. Unless he knows your Apple ID password, that is, but you would never give him that, would you? Good.

OS X Yosemite: How to Trek into Dark Mode

2:10 PM, Jul. 29th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

OS X Yosemite public beta enables an intriguing feature referred to as Dark Mode. No one is quite sure why it's there, but it's very cool. John Martellaro explains how to enable it.

OS X Yosemite: What Does That Little Green Button do NOW?

3:55 PM, Jul. 28th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Since the beginning of time, well since 2001, the little green button at the top of every OS X window has expanded the current window to take up all available space. OS X Yosemite changes the default behavior of that green button for the first time.

OS X: Repair Home Folder Permissions

8:45 AM, Jul. 25th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to cover a little-known feature of OS X Recovery—repairing your Home folder permissions. If your Documents folder won’t let you edit files or an application is telling you that you don’t have permission to save something to your Desktop, then this tip should be right up your alley. 

iPhoto: A Shortcut to Help Fix Red-Eye

8:45 AM, Jul. 23rd, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

There’s a secret to fixing red-eye on images within iPhoto—and it leaves a certain frustrating pupil-size slider in the dust. In this Quick Tip, we’ll go over how to use this fast little repair tool.

OS X: Move Jobs Between Printers

8:45 AM, Jul. 18th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

For today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt is going to teach us how to move a job that we’ve sent to the wrong printer to a different one. No more walking through the steps to reprint a document just because the printer you tried to use is at home, folks! 

How to Add iTunes Pass to Passbook on your iPhone

11:44 AM, Jul. 17th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Apple's new iTunes Pass lets you use your iPhone as a sort of digital wallet in Apple retail stores, but setting it up isn't quite as straight forward as it could be. Read on to learn just how to get iTunes Pass up and running.

OS X: Use Any Color on Your Screen

8:45 AM, Jul. 16th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

In today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt’s going to cover a feature that not many people use, despite it having been around since approximately the dawn of time. OS X’s Color Picker can grab any color on your screen, so you can apply the exact shade of a logo, a t-shirt you took a picture of, or pretty much anything else to your objects and text. Handy!