OS X: How to do Math in Spotlight

8:25 AM, Feb. 24th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Spotlight is more than just a tool for seraching the contents of your Mac's hard drive. It's also a calculator, and Michael Johnston is ready to show you how to make it bend to your mathematic bidding.

OS X: On Keychains & First Aid

6:38 AM, Feb. 21st, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

In this tip, we're going to learn how to fix a Mac's misbehaving keychain. Hey, what the heck's a keychain? We'll cover that too, and Melissa Holt will point you in the direction of more resources you can use if trying to repair your keychain doesn't work. Since the Keychain Access program controls tons of stuff you do around your Mac, it's important to know what steps to take when it's being a pain in the rear.

Get Full Weather Details and Forecast WITHOUT an iOS App

4:15 PM, Feb. 20th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Get NWS data free

There are lots of weather apps available for iOS. Some are free and some come at a price. However, if you'd like to get a terrific, detailed report on conditions and the forecast straight from the U.S. government and have it appear just like an app on your iPad/iPhone, all for free, here's how to do it.

iTunes: How to Add & Change Album Artwork

8:35 AM, Feb. 19th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

In this tip, Melissa Holt's going to give us the details on iTunes' album art—how to make the program automatically find and insert cover images, what to do if some covers are missing or incorrect, and how to use images from the Web to add the proper art in manually. Let's dive right in!

Four Apps to Save Your Valentine’s Day

11:45 AM, Feb. 14th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Planning a special Valentine's Day event and don't know where to start? Or maybe you waited until the last minute and need some ideas to keep the day from turning ugly? No problem. We've got a list of iPhone apps that can help save your Valentine's Day, and maybe even keep you from having to sleep on the couch tonight.

iOS 7: Forward Multiple Text Messages at Once

8:20 AM, Feb. 13th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

When you need to forward text messages to other folks, how do you go about it? Do you copy and paste them into other conversations one at a time? Then boy, do we have a tip for you on how you can send along multiple texts at once. It’ll save you lots of time and frustration, we swear.

iCloud Keychain: Removing Individual Entries

8:30 AM, Feb. 11th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

If you’re using iCloud Keychain and would like to stop an individual site from autofilling a password, how do you go about it? In this tip, we’ll give you how-tos for both your Mac and your iOS devices, and if you need help setting up the service in the first place, we’ll point you in the right direction.

OS X Mail: Using “Send Again”

8:20 AM, Feb. 7th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

You’ve sent someone an email, and now you want to pass it along to another person. But when you choose to forward it, you’ve got a bunch of header gobbledygook, quoted text, and all that jazz to strip out (especially if you don’t want your new recipient to see who else you sent it to). Luckily, Mail offers a way to re-send messages without including any of that formatting, and it’s really handy. In this Quick Tip, we’ll let you know how.

OS X: The Three-Finger Tap & Opening the Dictionary

6:35 AM, Feb. 5th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

In today's Quick Tip, we'll cover how to use a three-finger tap to both look up words and then launch the Dictionary program. We'll also discuss how to edit what shows up when you use that gesture (hint: you can remove Wikipedia from the list if you want to see just the definition instead). Melissa Holt is on the case, folks.

Phone Scam Hits Victims with Surprise Charges

4:40 PM, Feb. 3rd, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Getting calls where your iPhone rings once from locations like Antigua, Grenada, and Jamaica? You aren't alone, and you better not call back. The calls are coming from phone scammers hoping to score money off you, and anyone else with a phone, in toll charges.