It’s easy to make Spotlight searches on your Mac more specific with boolean operators and Melissa Holt shows you how.
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Melissa Holt explains why you shouldn’t trust pop-up windows for Flash updaters and shows how to safely install Adobe’s multimedia player on your Mac if you really need it.
Today’s Quick Tip is on using a few keys on your keyboard to modify the way that the back button (or your history!) works in Safari on the Mac.
Emailing or messaging everyone in a Calendar event invitee list is easy if you follow Melissa Holt’s advice.
Need to mark up a PDF email attachment and send it back as a reply in Mail? Melissa Holt shows you how.
If you’ve ever needed to remove a single item from your browsing history, then you probably have something to hide. Or maybe not! Maybe you just wanted to search for a present for someone without him finding out, right? Right? If that’s your story and you’re sticking to it, come on in and find out how to delete individual browser history items!
Melissa Holt shows you three ways to see how much storage space is available on your Time Capsule.
Here’s how to block individual administrator accounts on your Mac, like those you set up for testing, from unlocking FileVault.
This Quick Tip is about a special feature of Mail’s smart mailboxes that’ll let you view only messages you haven’t replied to—great for making sure you aren’t missing anything! Melissa Holt’s gonna give us the details in this article.
Melissa Holt shows you how to check for malicious and unwanted Safari extensions on your Mac.
Melissa Holt has a few pointers on how to trim down who is in your Contacts list without committing to losing those entries forever.
If your contacts list contains duplicated data because you’re using more than one account to sync (like, say, both a Google one and your iCloud one), Melissa Holt has a fix to link them together.
macOS always looks for the last printer you used, but it’s easy to change that to a specific printer.
If you’ve ever uploaded a bunch of files to iCloud Drive from your Mac, you may have wondered how to track the progress of your file transfer. This Quick Tip will cover just that (plus a couple of other handy tricks for the Finder)!
Using iCloud Drive? Then you need to know how to download all of your Pages, Numbers, or Keynote files to your iOS devices automatically. This’ll definitely save you some headaches if you need access to your spreadsheets when you head out into an area with sketchy cell coverage!
For today’s Quick Tip, we’re going to cover some features of bookmarks folders in Safari on the Mac. Using a few handy-dandy shortcuts, you can open a bunch of your sites in new tabs or replace the existing ones! Just don’t do one thing when you meant to do the other, all right?
If you’re getting sick of watching programs bounce in your Dock just because you plugged your iPhone into your Mac to charge it, then boy, have we got a Quick Tip for you! Melissa Holt’s going to tell us how to stop Photos and iTunes from opening automatically.
Want to grab some photos off of your work machine and send them to your Mac at home? Need to get some files from a friend’s computer? If so, check out this Quick Tip from Melissa Holt. She’s going to tell us how to use the upload feature of iCloud.com to sync files and pictures right from any browser!
This Quick Tip is about a very, well…quick setting to change to make your Mac more secure. If you can just unlock your Mac after it’s been sleeping without needing a password or your fingerprint, you’ve gotta read this! And make the change! We pretty much insist.
In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt’s gonna go over how to restore tabs or windows you accidentally closed in Safari. So if you’re one of those folks who keeps 75 tabs open and would be devastated if they went away, this trick’s for you!