Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We've got the answer. In this week's Ask, we'll show you how to further customize your Mac's desktop background by modifing the contents of the Desktop Pictures folder.
Many of us are becoming more and more concerned about having our online activities tracked. Some of us want to avoid a barrage of constant marketers and spam, while others want to dodge overzealous content blocking from their Internet service provider. Generally, though, most of us simply want to use the Internet as we please without our browsing being snooped on and logged by the authorities. Here’s how you can temporarily surf in secret in Safari, and how to use the Tor network and the Onion web browser to surf stealthily all the time.
AirPlay is a technology created by Apple that lets you stream the display signal from your Mac to your second- or third-generation Apple TV. As well as beaming movies and music from iTunes, more-recent Macs let you use AirPlay mirroring to extend or duplicate your Mac’s desktop to your TV. Older Macs can’t stream AirPlay video out of the box, because Apple restricts mirroring to newer models, citing hardware requirements, but with an app called AirParrot, you can overcome those restrictions.
OS X Yosemite brought some much-needed love to a utility on the Mac that has barely changed at all since its introduction in OS X Tiger (OS X version 10.4): Spotlight. The little indexed search engine that could gained some powers that even long-time Spotlight lovers (or even haters) can't help but adore. In this article, we've delve into the top three new features of Spotlight in Yosemite and show you how to take advantage of each.
If you've got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question, we've got the answer. In this week's Ask, we let you know how to turn off autocorrect so it stops putting the wrong words in your mouth. Or at least in your docs and email.
Now updated with more tips, including tricks for iOS 8.1! iOS 8 isn’t quite the ground-up overhaul iOS 7 was, but it still packs in plenty of new goodies to play with. Some of the additions aren’t obvious at first glance, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to compile this exhaustive list of 75 tips and tricks. Check ’em out and you’ll become an expert in no time.
If you ever take photographs, there’s a good chance you’ll have hundreds of pictures on your Mac that need editing and tweaking at some point (if you don't already). But if iPhoto and Preview don't seem to be up to the daunting job, and you can't splurge on Photoshop, give the free GNU Image Manipulation Program (or GIMP, for short) a try. Here's a guide to get you started with this surprisingly robust program.