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.

iOS 7: Tweak and Disable Short Names in Messages

10:50 AM, Oct. 29th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Along with the extremely noticeable UI changes in iOS 7 came a zillion (yes, a zillion) little changes that have been mostly well received. One change that didn't sit well with Michael Johnston, however, was showing nicknames in the Messages app. You can change that, and Michael is glad to show you how.

OS X Mavericks: Using Interactive Notifications

8:30 AM, Oct. 29th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Within Mavericks, you can reply to Messages, FaceTime calls, and emails by using their pop-up notifications—and in some cases, you don't even have to leave whatever program you're currently working in. Melissa Holt is here to tell us all about it in this Quick Tip.

How To Make Gmail and OS X Mavericks Play Well Together

5:10 PM, Oct. 25th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Apple changed the way Mail works with Gmail accounts in OS X Mavericks, and that's proving to be a headache for plenty of people. Luckily, the fix isn't difficult, although dealing with the change is a bit of a pain. Read on to learn how to cut down your Gmail and Mavericks stress.

OS X Mavericks: Checking App Compatibility

10:39 AM, Oct. 25th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

OS X Mavericks has plenty of new features to entice users into upgrading, but if the apps you rely on every day won't work it doesn't make sense to make the jump. Trying to sort through long lists of websites to see if the apps you need are Mavericks-ready can be tedious process, and you don't need to do that. There's a one-stop-shop where you can check app compatibility, and it's easy to use. Read on to learn more.

Mavericks: Send Maps Info to iOS Devices

8:35 AM, Oct. 25th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Within the new Maps app in Mavericks, there's an option to send any info you're viewing to your iOS 7 devices—and it's easy! In this tip, Melissa Holt will give us the lowdown on the feature, and she'll also cover a handy way to send PDF directions to others from the program. 

Looking for Those ‘Free’ iWork and iLife apps? Start Here

11:47 AM, Oct. 24th, 2013 · · TMO Quick Tip

Did Apple renege on its promise of free updates to its iLife and iWork suite of apps? It appears to be nothing more nefarious than a App Store glitch, reports Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous, who finds that the best medicine for this issue may be the toughest to swallow: Patience.