If you’re using Siri for dictation and it isn’t sure about what you said, the word in question gets a purple underline and shows alternatives. [Thanks...

You can print a document directly from the Finder without having to manually open its parent application. This may seem obvious, but enough folks seemed to not know about it when I asked around. You simply need to select a document in the Finder and hit ⌘-P, or just...

iOS can figure out letters in phone numbers, dial them for you

If you paste or otherwise copy a phone number containing letters (example: 1-800-FLOWERS) into the iPhone’s Contacts app, iOS can figure it out and dial it for you. Editor’s note: We were specific with “paste” because as you can tell, when entering a phone number into...

Quickly select a whole paragraph

When you are composing text in a text field or reading text, simply two-finger-tap on a paragraph to select the whole thing.

How to delete songs and videos to free up space

iOS 5 lets you delete individual songs by swiping to the right on the song title in the Music app. Although you can’t do the same thing in the Videos app, I recently discovered you can eliminate space-hogging videos from the device to free up critical space by going...