Austin MacWorks Blog: Mac OS Tips

Learn to Use the Mac Color Picker

If you’re over 40, you probably remember the point in The Wizard of Oz where the movie switches from black-and-white to Technicolor (and if not, go see it!). It wasn’t the first color film, but the vibrant images of Dorothy’s ruby slippers, the yellow brick road, and...

Predictive Text

Yosemite has a hidden feature that brings up word suggestions when you’re typing up a sentence. Press Esc after typing a word and a list of suggestions will appear. This works on  TextEdit and  Messages but once will likely roll out to other apps such as Safari...

Zap your PRAM

Have you zapped your PRAM lately? A small amount of your computer’s memory, called “parameter random-access memory” or PRAM (pronounced p-ram), stores certain settings in a location that OS X can access quickly. The particular settings that are stored depend on your...

See iCloud Space Availability

In Yosemite a detailed view of the free space available in your iCloud account can now be viewed by clicking the iCloud option in System Preferences, and looking at the bottom of the window. Hover the mouse cursor over each block in the bar graph to see a tooltip...

Mac OS Tip: Special Paste

Love this one. When you copy text from some applications, and especially from the web, you tend to also copy its formatting, such as the text size, font choice and so on. When you then paste this into some text fields, such as in an email, it looks out of place, and...