Safari Power Saver is one of a number of new energy-saving features added to OS X in recent years, but its ability to block certain content can sometimes get in the way of a user’s workflow. Here’s how to manage and disable this feature, which doesn’t always produce the best browsing experience.
The new Continuity features in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 have merged the functionality of Apple’s mobile and desktop devices like never before, but there’s also a small new feature that will let users keep an eye on their iPhone battery life and signal strength right from inside OS X. Here’s what you need to know about this new information provided by Instant Hotspot.
It can be fun to participate in the OS X Yosemite Beta Program or Developer Preview and get early looks at new OS X features, but sometimes it’s best to return to the safer and more stable public builds. Here’s how to remove your Mac from the OS X beta update program and stop receiving pre-release updates in Software Update.
With Safari 8, introduced with OS X Yosemite, Apple made a quiet change that is causing a bit of frustration for users. The latest version of Apple’s Web browser now clears all website data when a user elects to clear their browser history. In previous versions of Safari, history and website data — items such as cache and cookies — were cleared separately via two different methods. Apple’s new approach of clearing both history and website data together is an issue…
Dark Mode gives a cool new look to OS X Yosemite, providing users with a dark background for the Menu Bar and Dock. You can easily enable dark mode via a checkbox in System Preferences, but Mac power users are always looking for faster and cooler ways to do things. With that in mind, why not enable a keyboard shortcut that will let you toggle dark mode on the fly? Here’s how to do it.
A consistent file name structure, including information such as the date, project, and description, can often be the best way to properly organize and locate digital data. But if you haven’t been applying such a file naming strategy from the get-go, you’ll likely find yourself faced with the daunting task of renaming large numbers of existing files. Thankfully, Apple has recently introduced a new feature in OS X that makes this process much easier.
Have you ever had an email bounce because the file attachment was too big? There are lots of ways to work around email file attachment size limits, but Apple hopes to make the process simple and seamless for users with the introduction of a new iCloud feature called Mail Drop in OS X Yosemite. Here’s how and why you should be using it.
The new dark mode in OS X Yosemite might be too dark for some users, but a dark Dock only offers a slick new look. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t currently give users the ability to mix and match dark mode elements, but that doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. Here’s how to use Terminal to hack your way to a dark Dock and light Menu Bar.
The new Get Info window in iTunes 12 may look nice, but it’s a bit trickier to use, especially for longtime iTunes fans. Thankfully, the old Get Info window interface is still hiding in Apple’s latest version of its popular media software; you just need to know where to look. Here’s how to find and use the old Get Info window in iTunes 12.
OS X Yosemite features a slick new design that incorporates lots of transparency effects, but some users prefer a simpler opaque interface. Here’s how you can configure this new design to suit your needs, and reduce transparency effects throughout OS X Yosemite.