iTunes 11: Seeing Song History with Notification Center

8:35 AM, Dec. 11th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Whether you're annoyed with iTunes' new "now playing" notifications or you like them as much as Melissa Holt does, this Quick Tip will be helpful to you. She'll cover how to turn those notifications off, and then she's going to tell you how to see up to the last twenty songs you've played, right within Notification Center (which is really handy when you're listening to iTunes Radio). There are practically a hundred tips stuffed in this one little article, people! OK, maybe not quite that many.

Preview: Extracting Frames from Animated GIFs

8:25 AM, Dec. 6th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

If you've ever wanted to pick apart an animated GIF and check out its individual frames, then this tip's gonna make you happy. Using Preview on your Mac, you can view and save the separate pieces of an animated GIF into several different formats, with no third-party software required. Melissa Holt's even used her favorite GIF of all time in this article, so you don't wanna miss that, do you?

iOS 7: Marking All Messages as Read

6:25 AM, Dec. 4th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

iOS 7's ability to mark everything in a mailbox as read is handy—and long overdue. In this tip, we'll tell you how to use it, so from now on, you won't be forced to touch every single message you want to mark. Unless you really enjoy doing it, that is. At least now, it'll be by choice.

OS X: An Easier Keyboard Shortcut for Paste and Match Style

8:28 AM, Nov. 26th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

OS X makes it easy to retain or ditch the original formatting of text when using the Copy and Paste commands, but what if the keyboard shortcuts Apple uses for each option are the opposite of what you really need? That's an easy fix, and Michael Johnston is on the job and ready to share the secret.

OS X: Quick Mute Audio Feedback when Changing Your Mac’s Volume

6:03 PM, Nov. 22nd, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

By default when you use the volume keys on your Mac’s keyboard to adjust its volume, a neat little “blip” sound is heard in order to give you a sense of how loud its speakers are. It’s definitely a handy feature, but sometimes you just don’t want to hear it. Michael Johnston shows you how.

OS X Mavericks: Five Tips on Finder Tabs

8:27 AM, Nov. 22nd, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Mavericks' Finder tabs feature is a neat new way to keep things organized, and in this tip, Melissa Holt will cover her five favorite tips for using it. She'll include merging all of your Finder windows into a single tabbed one, using keyboard shortcuts to control the tabs, moving files between them, and more.

OS X Mavericks: Hiding Notification Previews

8:26 AM, Nov. 20th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Notifications are a really great feature—we like being able to tell who has sent us emails, for example, without having to switch to Mail. But sometimes getting previews of your messages may not be a great idea, especially if you're in an office environment. Under Mavericks, you can keep your notifications but nix those potentially embarrassing previews, and here's how.

OS X Mavericks: Turning Off a Secondary Display’s Menu Bar

8:45 AM, Nov. 15th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

It's nice to be able to have your menu bar and Dock appear on a secondary display under Mavericks, but what if you liked Mountain Lion's behavior better? Are you just completely out of luck with the new operating system? Nope! There's a way to turn off those secondary display features, and this Quick Tip will tell you how.

iOS 7: Disable App Zooming for Quicker Switching and Unlocking

6:25 AM, Nov. 14th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

iOS 7 comes with a bunch of fancy animations and effects that add some depth and overall make the OS feel alive and cool. While they may look cool, those effects can slow down your iPhone's performance. You can get that speed boost back by changing one simple setting. Michael Johnston shows you how.