OS X: Three Common Causes of Slowdowns

9:05 AM, Jun. 17th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Got a slow Mac? We've got some tips on what to do to troubleshoot (and potentially address) your problem. Hey, we like the pretty, colorful spinning beach ball as much as the next guy, but we're not fond of seeing it on our own systems! Track down what's causing troublesome slowness with this Quick Tip.

Use Your Apple Watch to Find Your iPhone

10:32 AM, Jun. 16th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Use Apple Watch's Ping feature to find your iPhone

Now that I have an Apple Watch I find I pay less attention to where I set my iPhone at home, which means I'm regularly forgetting where it is. Luckily, Apple Watch has a simple Find My iPhone-like Ping feature that makes it easy to figure out where you left your phone.

OS X Calendar: Using the Contextual Menu

8:50 AM, Jun. 12th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Today's Quick Tip has a slew of Calendar tricks for OS X! Just by right- or Control-clicking on events, you can do a bunch of really powerful things, from changing the color-coded calendar to sending the details on the appointment to someone else. Come on in and read all about it!

OS X: Using the Public Folder

8:50 AM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Today let's chat about the Public folders on your Mac! If you have a user account, you've got at least one, and you may have many of them. So how does "Public" work? And what of the mysterious Drop Box folder contained within it? Learn how to use these special locations to share files with other users on your Mac, all in this Quick Tip.

OS X Yosemite: Using Your iCloud Password to Unlock Your Mac

8:58 AM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Yosemite's got a neat-o, cool, awesome little hidden feature that'll let you use your iCloud password to unlock your user account on your Mac! Sound weird? It is a little bit, but we think it's useful, especially for folks who have trouble distinguishing what passwords go where. For the scoop, come read this Quick Tip!

Make Your Own Default Replies for Apple Watch Messages

11:15 AM, Jun. 4th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Make your own custom replies for Apple Watch Messages

Replying to Messages conversations on your Apple Watch is pretty convenient, especially since Apple included a list of default replies you can use. But what if you want to have your own default replies? No problem. Read on to learn how to customize the default reply list on your Apple Watch.

Web Pages Not Loading? Here’s How to Change Your Mac’s DNS Servers

1:50 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Change your Mac's DNS server

Comcast's customers learned the hard way yesterday that sometimes Internet connections aren't as reliable as we'd like. In this case, it was Comcast's DNS servers that failed, leaving users stuck without any way for their browsers to find Web pages. This problem can happen with any Internet Service Provider, but you can cut down on the chances of it happening to you by switching to more reliable DNS servers. Bonus: It'a easy to do. Read on to learn how.

Apple Watch: Turning Off Email Notifications by Account

8:55 AM, Jun. 2nd, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is all about email on the Apple Watch—how to configure its settings, the way it looks, and so on. Melissa Holt will also cover turning off notifications by account, so you could restrict your Watch to only telling you about the really, really important emails you get. You know, the ones with cat GIFs attached. 

OS X: A Better Way to Handle Tabs in Apple’s Safari

12:45 PM, May. 29th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

If you've been frustrated with how Safari crams all its tabs into the left of the tab bar, scrunched into unreadable oblivion, there's a very much better way to deal with seeing all your tabs. John Martellaro has the details.

Safari: Turning Off Push Notifications

8:40 AM, May. 29th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

If you're tired of websites asking for permission to send you notifications (or if you want to change which ones you've already allowed to do so), come check out today's Quick Tip. We'll cover how to turn off the requests, how to revoke permission if a site's getting on your nerves, and what you'll do if you don't like the format or behavior of certain notifications.