In this article, Melissa Holt will cover a few special features you can take advantage of using your Apple TV remote—jumping ahead by chapter, for example, or turning closed captioning on right from within a movie. Also, she'll go over how to set up a third-party remote to control your Apple TV. There's so much info in here, your brain may explode. (TMO is not responsible for brain explosions.)
Java has been showing its security flaws a lot lately, pushing some OS X users to remove the platform from their Macs. Killing Java outright is great for some Mac users, but there are plenty that need it for apps like Photoshop and InDesign, so simply disabling it in your Web browser is a nice compromise, and it's easy to do.
Did you know that you can ask Siri to update you on your route when you're using the turn-by-turn navigation on your iOS device? You can. So if you miss what she said about where your next turn is, you can get her to repeat it without having to look away from the road. Handy and potentially life-saving! These kinds of tips don't come along every day, people.
If you want your kids to be able to buy media from iTunes without giving them access to your personal Apple ID and password, an iTunes Allowance is a great idea. It'll let you specify an amount to give your child every month, so your credit card bill won't have any nasty surprises. Well, any nasty surprises from iTunes, anyhow. Here's how you'll get it going.
Using Finder's "Go to Folder" command is an easy and quick way to jump around in your file system. Need to go to a hidden folder or a folder buried several layers deep? No problem. Also, you can use this same feature in another place around your Mac, a place you may not have expected. Ooooo, the suspense is killing us.
Mac Geek Gab listener Seth sent us 3 quick tips this week and as soon as I read them I knew we had to share them with you. The tips include making your print and save dialogs default to be in the expanded view PLUS one to default to not save iWork documents to iCloud. Terminal commands after the jump.
So you need to use the copyright symbol or an ellipsis while you're writing a document. Did you know that there's an easy way to figure out what the keyboard shortcuts are for a variety of special characters on your Mac? Yup, it's simple, and once you know the shortcuts for the symbols you use most frequently, you'll be a faster typist and even more impressive than you already are. And we know you're already pretty impressive.
Siri, Apple's virtual personal assistant, makes doing stuff on your iOS device easy and kind of fun. We all like to pretend we live in some Star Trek future with sentient computers, right? Anyhow, you can actually use Siri to reply to certain emails and messages instead of just composing them from scratch, so read this article to find out how.
Mac Geek Gab listener Philip sent in this great tip about a shortcut he accidentally found to get to the Drafts list on your iPhone or iPad. Just hold Compose and voilà!
If you go around your Mac feverishly Command-clicking, you'll notice that doing so will often let you figure out where the items you're clicking on are stored. In this tip, Melissa Holt's going to cover some of the ways you can track down your stuff with this neat little feature. As long as you don't judge her for going around Command-clicking on everything, that is.
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