iOS 8: Hiding Your Location with Siri

8:45 AM, Nov. 5th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Today's Quick Tip is about using Siri to disable and re-enable your location sharing through Find My Friends. It seems like a small thing, right? Well, you might change your tune if your best friend ever sees you out shopping for Christmas presents at That Store He Likes. We'll teach you how to keep your gift-giving secret!

OS X Yosemite: Bringing Back Finder Window Search Options

4:00 PM, Nov. 4th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Prior to OS X Yosemite, performing a search from a Finder window gave you to option to quickly add additional search criteria to narrow down the list of files you'd see, but now that's gone — or at least hidden away. Bringing back the missing search criteria only takes a couple mouse clicks, so read on to learn how.

iOS 8: Adding Fitness App Data to the Health App

2:02 PM, Oct. 31st, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Apple's Health app in iOS 8 lets you view the health and fitness information third-party apps and devices collect, but exactly how do you get that data into Health? Read on to learn how.

Yosemite: Maximizing Windows & the Green “Stoplight” Button

8:45 AM, Oct. 31st, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Have you noticed that the green "stoplight" button that appears in the upper-left corner of your windows is somewhat different in Yosemite? It used to toggle your window's size, and now it's forcing you into full-screen mode—but only sometimes! What the heck is going on?! Luckily, that's what this Quick Tip is here to tell us. 

iOS 8: Fixing Bluetooth Headset Connection Issues

11:27 AM, Oct. 29th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

iOS 8 brought us plenty of cool new features, and a few annoyances, too, like dropped Bluetooth headset connections. There's a fix for that tucked away in iOS 8's settings, but it isn't where you'd think to look.

OS X Yosemite: Using Mail’s Awesome New Markup Feature

8:49 AM, Oct. 29th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

With Apple Mail under Yosemite, you can add shapes, text, and highlights to attachments right in the composing window, without having to annotate the file before you insert it into an email. Heck, you can even crop images and insert your signature! This handy-dandy new feature is what we'll discuss in today's Quick Tip.

iTunes 12: Bringing Back the Library and Playlist Sidebar

11:15 AM, Oct. 28th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Apple seems hell-bent on making iTunes as painful to use as it can, and iTunes 12 really drives that point home by killing the Library and playlists sidebar. There is a way to bring the sidebar back to life and take away some of the sting that's the iTunes 12 interface.

OS X Yosemite: Handing Calls Off to Your iPhone

8:48 AM, Oct. 24th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

For today's Quick Tip, we'll go over how Yosemite and iOS 8 will let you continue a phone call started with your Mac on your iPhone, so if you've gotta jet, you don't have to end your conversation. For those of you who thought they could use "I need to hang up my Mac" as an excuse to stop chatting with someone annoying, we apologize for this article.

How to Use Yosemite’s New Batch-Renaming Feature

8:06 PM, Oct. 22nd, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Yay, Yosemite's here! And Melissa Holt's all excited. For her first Quick Tip on this new version of OS X, she's chosen the new batch-renaming feature, which you can use to change a bunch of filenames at once in exactly the ways you specify. Isn't it nice when we get new abilities that were previously only available with third-party software?