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Show a Preview Panel in Every Finder Window of Mac OS X

Nov 11, 2014 - 6 Comments
Show Preview in Finder window

The Column view of the OS X Finder has long been popular with users who like to see a preview of what image or document they are selecting in the Finder. Of course, the problem with that preview panel is that up until OS X Yosemite, it was limited to the Column view, and if … Read More

How to Change an Apple ID & iCloud Account in Mac OS X

Nov 8, 2014 - 5 Comments
Log in to a new Apple ID on Mac OS X

All users should have their own Apple ID, which is tied not only to an iCloud account, Messages, FaceTime, App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and Passbook with ApplePay, but in new versions of OS X an Apple ID can also be used to log into a Mac user account too. Because each Mac user should have … Read More

Use Private Browsing Mode in Safari for OS X Yosemite on a Per-Window Basis

Nov 8, 2014 - 10 Comments
Private browsing window in Safari OS X

Safari in OS X Yosemite gained the ability to initiate private browsing mode on a per-window basis. This is a marked difference from how Private Browsing worked previously in Safari on the Mac, which converted all browser windows and tabs that are open in Safari into privacy mode. Now, you can open an individual Private … Read More

How to Recover Deleted Photos & Video from iPhone & iPad the Easy Way

Nov 7, 2014 - 4 Comments
Recover deleted pictures on the iPhone

Accidentally deleting photos from an iPhone or iPad happens and it’s not a fun feeling to know that you may have lost a photo or group of images you wanted to keep. Fortunately the latest versions of iOS support an automatic recovery process that allow you to restore deleted pictures, directly from your iPhone, iPad, … Read More

How to Mute Group Messages on iPhone & iPad

Nov 6, 2014 - 1 Comment
Tap details to mute the group chat

Group messaging is one of those features that’s great when you want to be in a group conversation, and completely annoying when you don’t want your iPhone to be included in a barrage of group text messages. A new feature in iOS aims to relieve the latter situation, when your iPhone or iPad is being … Read More

Change the iTunes 12 Font Size to be Larger or Smaller

Nov 6, 2014 - 10 Comments
iTunes 12

iTunes 12 brought about some fairly significant user interface changes to the media player app, one of which is the size of the font shown in playlist and music views. The new default iTunes font is smaller with tighter padding between list items, and accordingly it can be difficult to read for some users. But … Read More

How to Navigate Mail Messages with the Keyboard in Mac OS X

Nov 4, 2014 - 11 Comments
Mail app icon

Many Mac users who rely on Mail app for accessing their emails in OS X are in the habit of navigating emails with their mouse, double-clicking an email, closing it, then repeating to go to the next message. A lesser known option is to use the keyboard to navigate within Mail messages of OS X, … Read More

Automatically Delete Old Messages from iPhone with iOS 8+

Nov 3, 2014 - 7 Comments
Delete old messages automatically in iOS

Messages in iOS can grow to take up considerable storage space over time, particularly for users who frequently send and receive multimedia on an iPhone. Each photo taken with an iPhone camera can easily consume 4MB, and movies will take up even more space, and it’s not unusual for an iPhone user to eventually wind … Read More

Subscribe to RSS Feeds in Safari for OS X Yosemite

Nov 3, 2014 - 10 Comments
Safari RSS Reader in Mac OS X

RSS is a really great way to follow some of your favorite web sites and skim headlines to check out specific articles you most want to read. Many Mac users rely on third party apps for subscribing to RSS feeds, but the newest versions of Safari for OS X have an RSS subscription feature built … Read More

Automatically Install OS X Updates on a Mac with Yosemite

Nov 1, 2014 - 11 Comments
Automatic OS X Updates for the Mac

Automatic Updates has been possible for Mac apps for quite some time, but up until now the system updates of OS X were not part of that automatic installation option. That changed with OS X Yosemite, and now Mac users who would rather take a hands-off approach to maintaining their Macs OS X software updates … Read More

How to Switch Cellular Data Speed on iPhone from LTE, 3G, or 2G

Oct 31, 2014 - 13 Comments
iphone-6-vs-iphone-5s

iPhone users now have the ability to choose their desired maximum cellular data speed from available options. This data speed toggle was added to the iPhone with iOS 8.1 and is not yet available on all carriers, but for those that do support the data choice feature it’s quite easy to use.

How to Use Handoff Between a Mac with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1

Oct 30, 2014 - 15 Comments
Handoff is part of Continuity in iOS and OS X

Handoff is a really great feature of iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite that allows a Mac user to pass off or resume an app session to their iPhone or iPad, or vice versa. For example, you can start typing an email on your iPhone, then pass it off to your Mac and finish writing … Read More

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