The best way to use Time Machine is with multiple disks, ensuring that your Mac’s backups remain safe even if one of your backup drives fails. But using multiple disks with Time Machine means that some of your backup data may differ between drives. Thankfully, Apple provides a hidden feature that lets you browse and recover data from a specific Time Machine drive rather than the latest aggregate data from all of your drives. Here’s how it works.
By right-clicking on icons in the Dock, you can open up a world of features that you may not have known existed—including the ability to jump to any pane within System Preferences! We’ve got the details on that and on a few other neat Dock tricks in this article.
If you get tired of your Mac’s Desktop wallpaper, then switch it up every day! (Without you having to go in and change it yourself, that is.) In this article, we’re going to talk about how to configure the Mac’s wallpaper to change on a schedule or when certain events—like logging in or waking from sleep—occur.
Mail’s “flag” feature is a quick and easy way to categorize messages, so if you need to follow up on an item, you can use this to find it fast. But if you’d like the flags to have more descriptive names than their associated colors, we’ve got the details for you on how to do it!
Using Microsoft Word’s built-in “Compare Documents” feature can be incredibly helpful if you’re trying to figure out where changes were made in a new version of a Word file. This is so much easier and faster than looking through files manually, so come check out how to do it!
Apple lets users manage subscriptions for both its own services as well as third party apps via your Apple ID. It’s a convenient and secure method, but it means that you might forget which apps and services you’re subscribed to. Here’s how to view and manage these subscriptions so that you don’t continue to pay for something you’re not using!
If your Mac is having trouble staying connected to a Wi-Fi network or with getting good speeds, then you could try turning Wi-Fi off and back on. Or disconnecting from the network. Or having your Mac forget the network entirely before you configure the connection again. In today’s article, we’ll go over a bunch of ways to disentangle yourself from any network you’ve joined, whether you’re doing it for troubleshooting purposes or just because you don’t want to use a particular Wi-Fi hotspot anymore!
Preview’s “Invert Selection” tool is a handy but little-known feature that’ll let you remove parts of an image pretty easily. In this tip, we’ll cover how to use this to crop pieces out of your pictures!
For quite some time now, we’ve been able to swipe across a message within Apple’s Mail app to perform simple tasks, like marking one as read or sending it to the trash. But there’s a way to configure the right-to-left behavior that also affects the way that notifications work, which is a little odd. We’re here to tell you all about it in this tip!
The Mac’s built-in search functionality—which Apple has dubbed “Spotlight”—can sometimes stop working, to the point where you’ll type in the names of existing files and folders but no results will be found. If this is the case for you, this article’s gonna tell you how to fix it!