OS X: How to Share Calendars

10:04 AM, Mar. 28th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Whether you view your iCloud calendars on your Mac, on an iOS device, or even on iCloud.com, it's as simple as all get-out to set up a shared calendar with other people. That'll mean fewer missed appointments, reduced miscommunication, and fewer event invites that you've gotta send (whew!). In this Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to set up sharing—it's very easy, we promise.

Mail: Turn On Toolbar Text to Eliminate Guesswork

1:00 PM, Mar. 26th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Apple Mail App tip

Apple Mail's toolbar isn't as intuitive as it could be, but luckily, there's an easy solution. If you're new to the Mac or to Mail (or heck, if you just prefer clearer controls for what you're doing), then come on in and read this tip on how to make the toolbar a friendlier place.

Spotlight on the Mac: Searching the Current Folder by Default

8:35 AM, Mar. 24th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

If you'd rather look through the current folder when using Spotlight's search field in Finder windows instead of searching every drive connected to your Mac, you aren't alone. Lucky for you, Michael Johnston knows how to tell Spotlight to do just that, and he's ready to show you how, too.

Recent Phishing Attempts: Avoid Being a Victim

8:40 AM, Mar. 21st, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Phishing emails are becoming harder to spot—and thus, it's getting more difficult to protect your data from malicious people. In this article, Melissa Holt is going to show you an example of a recent phishing attempt she received and give you some suggestions on how you can avoid falling prey to scammers' tricks.

iPhoto: Search Your Photos by Date

8:33 AM, Mar. 19th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Wondering where certain pictures ended up in your iPhoto library? You can find them by the date they were taken, without having to page through all your events! We think this built-in date search is pretty darned handy, especially if you’ve got a ton of images, and it’s easy to use, too. In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt will tell us how.

iTunes: Show What Playlists Your Songs Are In

8:40 AM, Mar. 14th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Within iTunes, you can easily check to see which playlists a song, album, or artist belongs to, and there's even a sneaky way to figure out which items aren't in any playlists at all. In this Quick Tip, we'll go over how to do just that, and afterward, maybe your iTunes library will be a happier, better-organized place. That's our hope, anyway.

iOS 7.1: Turn Parallax Off But Allow Other Motion

3:10 PM, Mar. 13th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

IOS 7.1 Quick Tip

In iOS 7.0, there was an option to reduce overall motion in the interface.  That meant killing the zoom animation on app launch and the home and lock screen parallax effect.  iOS 7.1 adds a measure of flexibility.

iOS 7.1: Control Siri Manually

8:20 AM, Mar. 12th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

iOS 7.1 gives us a new way to tell Siri that we’re finished with a command, which’ll be incredibly helpful at preventing frustration (especially for those who are new to using the voice assistant!). Melissa Holt will tell you about Siri’s new feature in this Quick Tip, and if you haven’t already updated, this just might make you rush to do so. 

iOS 7.1: Deciphering the New Caps Lock

11:34 AM, Mar. 11th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Apple made several interface changes in iOS 7 that left us scratching our collective heads, and one that really stood out was the caps lock button on the on-screen keyboard. The company addressed that with iOS 7.1, but that doesn't mean it's any easier to figure out. Since we can't get inside your iPhone or iPad to do something better, we've made a handy graphic showing what each button state really means.