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Category Archive: Quick Tip

Holiday tech tips for 2017

Here are some of our favorite tips for being prepared to answer tech questions over the holiday season. »

iOS 11: How to use the Files app

The new Files app in iOS 11 makes it easy to move and manipulate files and folders across all compatible directory services. »

How to speed up your initial Backblaze upload

Backblaze is the best cloud backup service for macOS. I’ve been using it for a number of years, and it’s the best $50 per year that you can spend. When you install Backblaze onto your computer, it runs in the background and you never have to think about it again. It starts by backing up […] »

Bethany Stephens’ Mac and iOS setup

Bethany Stephens is a marketer and writer who lives in Arkansas with her family, and also writes a few of her own websites in her spare time. »

How to allow individual contacts to bypass Do Not Disturb in iOS 10

One of the new features of iOS 10 is Emergency Bypass. I am a big huge fan of Do Not Disturb on iOS, and Emergency Bypass makes it that much better. I first heard about this feature from Katie Floyd, and it’s something I immediately activated for a few people. In the Do Not Disturb […] »

How to roll back an iOS device from an iOS 10 beta

Over the summer, a lot of us like to “test” the iOS betas. This summer is no different. With betas of iOS 10 out currently, it’s always fun to test out the latest and greatest. What’s not fun is regretting it. I tried the iOS 10 beta for a few days, but I realized that […] »

Quick Tip: Manually create a backup of your Health.app data

The data from Health.app used to be something I didn’t think about too much. Once I got Apple Watch, that all changed. I’m feeding a ton of exercise data into it and also calorie data from MyFitnessPal. This data is backed up to iCloud and synced between devices. If you’re not using iCloud, you can […] »

Remove InstallMac from your Macs

InstallMac is a piece of software that ends up on a Mac without permission, but there's a pretty straight-forward fix to remove it. »

Quick Tip: Learn more about your Mac

OS X ships with multiple tools to learn more about your hardware and the software running on it, all stashed behind the Apple menu bar item. »

Quick tip: Manage iCloud storage

Apple’s iCloud offers users a full suite of services but the company only gives its customers 5 GB of storage space for free. Thankfully, it's easy to keep an eye on things. »

Quick Tip: How to set up an Apple TV with an iOS 7 device

The Apple TV is one of our favorite Apple products. For $99, it adds Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube and more to your TV, not to mention services like Flickr, iCloud photos and (of course) the magic of AirPlay. My biggest complaint about the Apple TV, however, is the remote. While the 4-way directional pad is […] »

Quick Tip: How to restore an iOS device to factory settings

As with all types of computers and devices, iOS devices should be restored to factory settings when changing owners. This not only ensures all personal data on the device is gone, but that the new owner is off to a fresh start with their “new” device. »

Quick Tip: Using Tabs in Finder

With OS X Mavericks, Apple added Safari-like tabs to Finder, making it easier to deal with things while working with multiple folders. Here are some quick tips to make Tabs a little more manageable. »

Quick Tip: Easily Disable OS X Notifications

Notification Center is an all-in-one place for incoming iMessages, tweets, emails, and more. Here's how to keep notifications out of sight when you don't want them. »