OS X: Using the Public Folder

8:50 AM, Jun. 10th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Today let's chat about the Public folders on your Mac! If you have a user account, you've got at least one, and you may have many of them. So how does "Public" work? And what of the mysterious Drop Box folder contained within it? Learn how to use these special locations to share files with other users on your Mac, all in this Quick Tip.

OS X Yosemite: Using Your iCloud Password to Unlock Your Mac

8:58 AM, Jun. 5th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Yosemite's got a neat-o, cool, awesome little hidden feature that'll let you use your iCloud password to unlock your user account on your Mac! Sound weird? It is a little bit, but we think it's useful, especially for folks who have trouble distinguishing what passwords go where. For the scoop, come read this Quick Tip!

Make Your Own Default Replies for Apple Watch Messages

11:15 AM, Jun. 4th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Make your own custom replies for Apple Watch Messages

Replying to Messages conversations on your Apple Watch is pretty convenient, especially since Apple included a list of default replies you can use. But what if you want to have your own default replies? No problem. Read on to learn how to customize the default reply list on your Apple Watch.

Web Pages Not Loading? Here’s How to Change Your Mac’s DNS Servers

1:50 PM, Jun. 2nd, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Change your Mac's DNS server

Comcast's customers learned the hard way yesterday that sometimes Internet connections aren't as reliable as we'd like. In this case, it was Comcast's DNS servers that failed, leaving users stuck without any way for their browsers to find Web pages. This problem can happen with any Internet Service Provider, but you can cut down on the chances of it happening to you by switching to more reliable DNS servers. Bonus: It'a easy to do. Read on to learn how.

Apple Watch: Turning Off Email Notifications by Account

8:55 AM, Jun. 2nd, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is all about email on the Apple Watch—how to configure its settings, the way it looks, and so on. Melissa Holt will also cover turning off notifications by account, so you could restrict your Watch to only telling you about the really, really important emails you get. You know, the ones with cat GIFs attached. 

OS X: A Better Way to Handle Tabs in Apple’s Safari

12:45 PM, May. 29th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

If you've been frustrated with how Safari crams all its tabs into the left of the tab bar, scrunched into unreadable oblivion, there's a very much better way to deal with seeing all your tabs. John Martellaro has the details.

Safari: Turning Off Push Notifications

8:40 AM, May. 29th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

If you're tired of websites asking for permission to send you notifications (or if you want to change which ones you've already allowed to do so), come check out today's Quick Tip. We'll cover how to turn off the requests, how to revoke permission if a site's getting on your nerves, and what you'll do if you don't like the format or behavior of certain notifications.

OS X: 3 Tricks for Moving Files Around

8:55 AM, May. 27th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Ever been curious about how you can use a keyboard shortcut to move files on your Mac? What about ways to drag and drop stuff without having to open separate windows? Melissa Holt has three very useful Quick Tips on organizing items in the Finder, coming right up!

Apple Watch: Three Tips on Contacting Your Pals

8:30 AM, May. 22nd, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Want to use your Apple Watch to get in touch with folks, quickly and easily? Then boy, do we have a Quick Tip for you today! In this article, Melissa Holt will cover adding new colors to your Digital Touch palette, using Force Touch to assist with Messages, and sending dictated texts as fast as possible.

Apple Watch: Swapping Calendar Views

8:30 AM, May. 20th, 2015 · · TMO Quick Tip

Today we've got a nifty Quick Tip on the Apple Watch's Calendar for you! We'll discuss how to swap between the different viewing modes, how to go to the current day, and even what to do to jump back to the top of your list of events.