OS X Maps: Right-Click for Fast Directions

8:50 AM, Aug. 13th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

With the Maps program on the Mac, you can get fast directions to any location you want. But what are the easiest ways to get that info if you don't know the address of your destination? That's the subject of today's Quick Tip.

Foursquare is Tracking Your Every Move. Here’s How to Turn that Off

10:48 AM, Aug. 8th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

When Foursquare decided to split its business and restaurant discovery and social checkin app for the iPhone into two apps a couple months ago, that upset a lot of users, too. When the updated Foursquare app came out this week with the ability to always track your location even if the app isn't running, that really upset a lot of users. If you don't want Foursquare or Swarm knowing where you are all the time, you can turn the feature off -- assuming you know where to look.

Pages: Rearranging Layered Objects

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

For today's article, Melissa Holt will be discussing how to manipulate layered objects in Pages, so if you'd like to change whether one item is behind or in front of another, she'll tell you how. This method is an easy way to move objects to the background or create interesting, multilevel graphics. (Note: Melissa reports that no interesting graphics actually appear in this article, so don't get your hopes up.)

Reminders: Printing Out Your Lists

8:46 AM, Aug. 6th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

You may have noticed that the Reminders app in OS X doesn't offer a way to print out your lists, which is a strange and curious oversight. For today's Quick Tip, we're going to talk about what we think is the easiest way to overcome this weird problem.

OS X: Configuring FileVault

8:45 AM, Aug. 1st, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

For today's article, Melissa Holt is going to cover one of the most powerful security tools on your Mac—FileVault. She'll discuss why you need it, how you'll turn it on, and a really easy way you could lose access to all of the files on your computer. (Don't do that last thing, OK?)

OS X Yosemite: How to Turn Translucency Off or On

3:45 PM, Jul. 30th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

OS X Yosemite Quick Tip

OS X Yosemite lets parts of windows take on the general color of the background behind it. It's a translucent effect because details cannot be readily made out. For those who don't like it, John Martellaro shows how to turn it off.

iOS 7: Preventing Unauthorized Purchases

8:45 AM, Jul. 30th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

For today's tip, Melissa Holt's gonna go over a hidden setting that may let your kid purchase apps or media when he isn't supposed to. Turn this off, and you can rest assured that little Johnny won't be able to buy ten apps just because you allowed him to get one. Unless he knows your Apple ID password, that is, but you would never give him that, would you? Good.

OS X Yosemite: What Does That Little Green Button do NOW?

3:55 PM, Jul. 28th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Since the beginning of time, well since 2001, the little green button at the top of every OS X window has expanded the current window to take up all available space. OS X Yosemite changes the default behavior of that green button for the first time.

OS X: Repair Home Folder Permissions

8:45 AM, Jul. 25th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to cover a little-known feature of OS X Recovery—repairing your Home folder permissions. If your Documents folder won’t let you edit files or an application is telling you that you don’t have permission to save something to your Desktop, then this tip should be right up your alley.