iOS 7: Hiding Stocks and Customizing Today View in Notification Center

8:20 AM, Mar. 3rd, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

The "Today" view in iOS 7's Notification Center can be pretty useful. It tells you the current date, weather conditions, upcoming appointments, and even how your stocks are doing. But what if you don't want one or more of these things in your "Today" list? Fortunately there's a way to customize it and it's pretty easy.

OS X: Minimizing Windows into Their Dock Icons

8:20 AM, Feb. 28th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

If you’re anything like Melissa Holt, teeny minimized windows lined up next to the Trash icon in your Dock are messy enough to keep you up at night. Luckily, there’s a preference in OS X that’ll let you change that behavior. Maybe you’ll sleep better after you read about it! Maybe Melissa shouldn't be so troubled over such minor details! Maybe with a few more exclamation points, we'll remember what we were talking about! Wait, what?

OS X Mavericks: Blocking iMessage Contacts on the Mac

1:24 PM, Feb. 27th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

With the release of OS X 10.9.2 Apple added the ability to block message senders in the Messages app just like you could already do on the iPhone and iPad. The feature is tucked away in the Messages preferences, and easy to use once you know where to look.

Mavericks: Using the “Do Not Disturb” Feature

8:40 AM, Feb. 26th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

With Mavericks, you can now use Do Not Disturb for keeping things quiet when you need to sleep or get work done, and it’s just as handy on your Mac as it is on your iOS 7 devices. In this tip, we’ll cover how to use it and change its settings, and we’ll even go over how to set up a keyboard shortcut for it. Uninterrupted work time, here we come!

Touch ID: How to Correctly Give Your iPhone 5s the Finger

2:25 PM, Feb. 25th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Improve Touch ID recognition.

For some people, the iPhone 5s fingerprint recognition in Touch ID can be less than perfect, occasionally frustrating. Either it doesn't work the first time, all the time, or defining multiple fingers doesn't help. John Martellaro shows how he made it work for him, first time, every time, with just one finger.

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!