How to Find a Retina iPad mini Near You

3:28 PM, Nov. 13th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Apple's brand new Retina Display iPad mini is starting to trickle into stores, which is great since that means there's a chance you'll be able to get your hands on one soon. Since availability is so limited, however, finding out if any are available near you is important, and it turns out there's an online resource that can help.

OS X Mavericks: Using “Travel Time” in Calendar

8:24 AM, Nov. 13th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Mavericks’ Calendar can calculate travel time and alert you when you need to leave for your appointments—and it’s pretty simple to set up and use. In this tip, Melissa Holt will tell you what you need to do to make sure it’ll work, and she’ll also cover how to add events with travel times attached.

OS X Mavericks: Using Enhanced Dictation

8:30 AM, Nov. 8th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

The new Enhanced Dictation feature in Mavericks is neato—you can use it when you don't have an Internet connection, for example, and you can now dictate more than thirty seconds at a time. If you want to use it offline, though, you first have to download the language data, so for all the details, come check out this Quick Tip.

OS X Mavericks: Manage Files from the Title Bar

11:18 AM, Nov. 7th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Prior to OS X Mavericks, moving and renaming files meant it was time to make a trip to the Finder. Now that Apple's new Mac operating system is out, however, you can handle those tasks in the title bar of the document that's currently open. Read on to learn how.

Jump to Currently Playing App from Control Center

8:25 AM, Nov. 7th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

In iOS 7's Control Center,  Apple essentially took the old pop-up music controls and added heaps of extra functionality, and it’s a very welcome change. One great feature of the old-style pop-up music controls was the button that would take you to whichever app was playing audio. However, in Control Center no such button appears even though the funtionality is still there. Michael Johnston shows us exactly where it's hidden away.

OS X Mavericks: Copying Quotes and Citations from iBooks

7:35 AM, Nov. 6th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

There's a nifty feature in the new Mavericks iBooks program that'll let you copy the citation for a book you're quoting (along with a link to the item!) to quickly write papers or share your favorite books with other people. We think this is a great trick to know even if you haven't set foot inside a classroom in decades, so come check out Melissa Holt's latest Quick Tip!

Mavericks: Easily Make User Library Folder Visible

7:30 AM, Nov. 5th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

One of the many perks of upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks is that it’s now much easier to make your user Library folder visible. Since Lion, Apple began hiding users’ Library folders, vut it seems as though Apple’s had a change of heart and now provides a much easier way to show that all too useful folder. Read on to learn how.

iOS 7: Three Tips to make Mobile Safari Work for You

8:45 AM, Oct. 31st, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

One of the most radically changed apps in iOS 7 is Safari. Obviously it looks quite a bit different from its predecessor, and much of the functionality found in the previous version has been re-worked for the new look.  Michael Johnston rounded up some of the important changes and shows you how to make them work for you.

OS X Mavericks: Using Contacts and Smart Paste

1:15 PM, Oct. 30th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Are you frustrated with pasting physical addresses into your Mac’s Contacts app? Getting tired of having to edit the city and state info out to format things properly? Well, now those problems are solved, so come read this tip to find out what’s going on. And heck, come on in even if you’ve got no clue what we’re talking about. It’ll be fun!

Mavericks: Accessing the Shut Down Dialog via the Power Button

8:40 AM, Oct. 30th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Mavericks may not have gone through a drastic UI transformation, but as things typically go with a new version of OS X, it does bring quite a few functional changes. One of those changes is that pressing the power button on your Mac now puts it to sleep instead of showing the Restart/Sleep/Shutdown dialog. You can, however, still get to that familiar screen, and Michael Johnston shows you how.