OS X: Manage Parental Controls from Another Computer

8:25 AM, May. 2nd, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Using OS X’s built-in Parental Controls, you can configure your child’s computer to let you manage its settings while you’re sitting at a different Mac. This’ll allow you to look at the logs of your kids’ online activity, control what applications they can use, and even stop them from being able to use their computers if they’re not behaving. In this Quick Tip, we’ll cover it all!

Terminal: Exporting Text from Commands

8:25 AM, May. 1st, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Melissa Holt’s love of all things Terminal is no secret, and in this Quick Tip, she’s going to prove her love once more. She’ll cover how to export data from the commands you run in a much simpler way than using pipes or other fancy stuff, so if you need to, you can save pages and pages of output into a text file for easy perusal.

Siri: Asking for Sports Statistics

8:30 AM, Apr. 25th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Using Siri is a great way to see all sorts of information about your favorite sports team, and you can even go beyond asking about schedules or scores into getting pretty detailed statistics. In this Quick Tip, we’ll cover just how you’ll do that for teams and for players. Who knew that Apple’s voice assistant could help you win bar bets?

Numbers: Fitting Your Content to a Printed Page

8:25 AM, Apr. 23rd, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

With both the old and the new versions of Numbers, you can easily configure your spreadsheet so that the columns fit to a single page—without having to jump through a ton of hoops (or change your headers!) to do so. In this Quick Tip, we’re going to go over how to do that in both versions of Apple’s spreadsheet software, so no matter which one you use, this article’s for you.

Online Privacy: Track Which Apps Access Your Personal Information

12:55 PM, Apr. 18th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

Thanks to heartbleed, there's a renewed interest in sorting out which apps and services can access our personal information. Considering how many apps we use every day, that can be a pretty daunting task. With a little help from MyPermissions, however, that's far more manageable, and it can help you control exactly what information online services can gather, too.

iTunes Radio: Create a Station from a Song or Artist

8:40 AM, Apr. 18th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

There’s a neat feature of iTunes Radio that’ll let you create a custom station from what you’re currently listening to—or from any item in your library—with just a click or two. In today’s Quick Tip, we’re gonna cover it, and if you’ve never tried out iTunes Radio, we’re telling you that now’s the time. It’s cool!

Mavericks: Use Maps to See Traffic and Alerts

8:25 AM, Apr. 16th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

You can use Mavericks’ cool Maps program for all sorts of things—getting directions, obviously, or checking out 3D views of cities. But one of the features you may not have known about is the ability to see if there’s construction, accidents, or other impediments along your route. We’ve got the scoop on how to do so (and what the symbols mean!) in this Quick Tip.

3 More Tips for Protecting Yourself from Heartbleed

4:01 PM, Apr. 14th, 2014 · · TMO Quick Tip

When news of the heartbleed OpenSSL flaw hit the Web last week, it send the online security community into a tizzy, and rightly so. The Mac Observer shared some tips on what you can do to protect yourself, and now we have some more help keep your private stuff out of the hands of the bad guys.