OS X El Capitan: Turning Off Contact Info from Mail

9:03 AM, Nov. 4th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

How to disable OS X's found contacts in Mail

In today's Quick Tip, we'll talk about how OS X El Capitan is scanning your email for potential contact data and adding what it finds to your Contacts program. If you're like Melissa Holt and don't like it doing so, we'll tell you how to turn it off!

Contacts: Cleaning Up Extra Accounts

7:08 AM, Oct. 30th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

How to clean up duplicate cards from Contacts

For today's Quick Tip, we'll cover not just how to clean duplicated cards out of your Contacts program, but how to eliminate accounts you don't need from the app, as well. Doing so can prevent all sorts of trouble, including missing data on your other devices. Come on in, read this tip, and clean up your contacts!

iTunes: Delete Old Device Backups to Save Space

8:57 AM, Oct. 28th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

How to remove old iOS device backups from your Mac

If you're running out of space on your Mac, you should definitely check to see if you've got old or unneeded iPhone/iPad backups within iTunes. They're easy to delete! Within today's Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will show us how to clean those out, and she'll also go over a few more handy ways to use those device backups, too.

iOS 9: Search Your Photos with Siri

9:14 AM, Oct. 23rd, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Use Siri to sort photos on your iPhone

Siri is the subject of today's Quick Tip, and boy, has Apple's voice assistant gotten smarter under iOS 9! We'll cover how you can use Siri to search through your photos quickly, so you don't have to go through and scroll past 8,531 images by hand to find the date or place you want to check out.

iOS 9: How to Use Slide Over on Your Modern iPad

4:20 PM, Oct. 21st, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Using iOS 9 Slide Over

iOS 9 introduces a handy feature called Slide Over for modern iPads. It allows you to slide in a secondary app from the right side and interact with it, perhaps to quickly check on something or grab some data.  In this Quick Tip, John Martellaro explains how to use Slide Over.

Facebook is a Background Resource Hog on Your Mac, Too

10:45 AM, Oct. 21st, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

After years of being overlooked, there's recently been a lot of attention paid to Facebook's iOS app and it's over-use of background resources. Facebook has indicated they're aware of – and working on – the problem. Let's all say a hopeful word of thanks for that. Unfortunately, it's not just your iPhone that's being overworked by Facebook. Facebook runs rampant when its website is loaded in your Mac desktop's web browser, too, using more RAM than just about every other app – and definitely every other web page – you have open.

OS X El Capitan: Append Websites, Documents, & Text to Existing Notes

8:59 AM, Oct. 21st, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Appending content to Notes in OS X El Capitan

Today's Quick Tip is on an awesome new feature of El Capitan's revised Notes app: the ability to append shared info to existing notes rather than creating new ones. So you can start, say, a note about all of the places you want to visit and just add to it as you find new locations. Helping you stay informed and organized is what this article's all about!

iPhone 6s: How to Enable Live Photos

11:44 AM, Oct. 19th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

How to turn on Live Photos on your iPhone

The Harry Potter-style Live Photos you can take with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are really cool, fun to share, and easy to take. That doesn't, however, mean it's obvious how to enable Live Photos—something I realized after being asked just that several times in the past few days. Read on to learn how to enable and disable Live Photos with a tap.

OS X: Encrypting Time Machine Backups

9:04 AM, Oct. 15th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

How to encrypt your Time Machine backup

If you've got a backup drive (and you should), have you ever given any thought to what might happen if someone stole it? Is the data accessible to a thief? In today's Quick Tip, we'll cover how to encrypt a new Time Machine backup and some caveats for encrypting existing ones (you may have to erase the disk first!).

iOS 9: New Ways to Add Email Attachments

10:28 AM, Oct. 13th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Add attachments in iOS 9 email messages

Today's Quick Tip is about attaching files in iOS 9. Did you know that you can now navigate to your iCloud Drive right from within the Mail app? Or that you can also enable attaching files from, say, Dropbox, without having to visit that app to do so? Well, now you know, so come in and find out all about it!