Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool with Mac OS X. Sometimes it's a tutorial on a lesser-known feature, other times it's a trick that uses built-in functionality such as Terminal — either way, these simple tips can make life better and easier, and they don’t require any special knowledge. All you need to do is follow the instructions!
Last week, we talked about how to flush your DNS cache on your Mac should you have trouble connecting to certain websites or have other network difficulties within OS X. This week, we want to take another look at DNS, and specifically see how we can utilize discoveryutil to find additional details out about the DNS caches in OS X.
Have an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We have the answer. In this edition of Ask, we'll tackle one of our most frequent questions: how to use an iPhone without a SIM card so it basically functions like an iPod touch.
Have an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We've got the answer. This time we'll show you a workaround for when you have a new or recently restored hard drive on your Mac, but you can't load files from your old Time Machine backups.
With more than 75 million iPhones sold in the last quarter of 2014 alone, it's safe to say that a lot of new users are joining the iOS ranks. If that includes you: welcome! But while iPhones are fairly intuitive to use, iOS 8 can be a pretty major change from what you're used to using, whether you're coming from a flip phone or a Moto X. Even if you've learned how to download Candy Crush from the App Store and set up your Touch ID login, there are quite a few basic but not-so-obvious things you might have yet to discover. So if you're struggling with frozen apps or just hate having so many of them crowd your home screen, here are 10 helpful tips that every iPhone newcomer should know.
Use Google’s advanced search tricks for faster, better results. Learn how to limit searches to exact phrases, restrict them to a specific site, exclude certain sites or terms, find specified file types, and more!
Siri is great fun to use, but it becomes even better when you let it know who your family members are. All you have to do is make sure each member of your family has an entry in the Contacts app, and then tell Siri about your relationship to that person. In this tutorial we’ll show you how it's done.