Tag: yosemite

Hands On: Tweetbot 2 For Mac Is A Slick-Looking Twitter App

I’m a long-time user of Tweetbot on the iPhone—I switched over not long after Twitter bought Tweetie and rendered it unrecognizable—and I’m a big fan....

Flexibits Reinvents Fantastical For Mac, Makes It A Full-Fledged Calendar App

Flexibits’s Fantastical has long since been an essential add-on for me—its menu bar calendar quickly becomes indispensable. The menu bar add-on is still there in...

Tuesday* Tips: Find The Right App To Open A File Using The App Store

If you’ve owned a Mac for any length of time, you’ve probably encountered files that none of your installed applications can open. If you’re running...

OS X’s Spotlight Overrides Mail.app Privacy Settings, Could Give Spammers A Leg Up

Spam and marketing emails often contain content—typically images served up from a remote Web server—that make it possible to see if recipients actually opened the message in...

Flashlight Review: Plugin Collection Lets You Get More Out of Spotlight

With OS X Yosemite, Apple introduced a completely new Spotlight experience. Previously residing on the upper right-hand-side of the OS X menubar, the new Spotlight search pane lives...

31 Days Of OS X Tips: The Complete List

All throughout December, we here at Macgasm have published some of our favorite OS X tips, both basic and advanced. Miss some? No problem. Here’s the complete...

31 Days Of OS X Tips: Mute Notifications With A Single Click

Here’s a quick one for you: Did you know you can mute Notification Centers on OS X without even opening Notification Center? While holding down...

31 Days Of OS X Tips: Convert PDF Pages To A PNG Or JPEG File

Find yourself needing to export a particular page from a PDF in a format other than PDF? Maybe you want to turn a page into...

31 Days Of OS X Tips: Use Screen Saver Images As Desktop Backgrounds

By now, you’re probably familiar with OS X’s built-in slideshow-style screen savers—if you’re not, I suggest you make haste to the Desktop & Screen Saver...

31 Days Of OS X Tips: Remove Reference Sources From The Dictionary App

OS X’s Dictionary app can be an invaluable reference tool. It also comes with a lot of foreign-language dictionaries that I’ll likely never have occasion...

31 Days Of OS X Tips: Show Tags As Stacks In The Dock

Introduced in OS X Mavericks, tags are a useful way to organize files based on assigned keywords. Now, typically, you’d have to go through the...

31 Days Of OS X Tips: Convert Meters To Feet Using Spotlight

In our modern, mostly-metric-unless-you-live-in-the-US world, unit conversions are a part of life. Inches to centimeters. Pounds to kilograms. Dollars to Euros. With Yosemite, you can...

Worth Trying: Use A Different Font In Messages

iChat Messages in Yosemite is great if you like your conversations in Helvetica. If you don’t, well, you don’t have much of a choice. But TidBITS’ Adam...

Yosemite Bug: Beware The Ever-Expanding Save Sheet

Jason Snell, my former colleague with IDG and the proprietor of Six Colors, highlighted a funky bug that affects the sheet that slides out when...

Tuesday Tips: Easy Ways To Bolster Your Mac’s Physical Security

We tech bloggers spend a lot of time talking about online security—don’t post personal details online, be careful what you click on, use strong passwords, that...

Worth Reading: Why Doesn’t Handoff Work For Music?

Once you start using it, Handoff in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite becomes second nature. But Dan Moren of Six Colors brings up a...

Not Everyone’s Convinced That OS X 10.10.1 Fixed Yosemite’s Wi-Fi Issues

The OS X 10.10.1 update went live in the App Store on Monday, and according to Apple, the update “improves Wi-Fi reliability.” Presumably, this means it...

Tuesday Tips: Turn Off Dashboard Altogether In Yosemite

For most of us, it’s probably safe to say that Dashboard on our Macs is a little…forlorn. Sure, you may pop it open once in...