Scholle McFarland

Macworld Video

Teach Siri nicknames

Looking for a simpler way to tell Siri which of the many Dans, Jennifers, or Jasons in your contacts list you want to call? Nicknames can do the trick.
8 years ago
Macworld Video

Two free and easy ways to share big files

Sending big files can be a big pain, but in this week's video tip you'll learn two free and easy ways to do just that.
8 years ago
Macworld Video

Set up a kid-friendly iPad

Before handing over your iPad to a kid, it's best to do some parental preparation. In this Macworld Video, Scholle Sawyer McFarland offers some tips.
8 years ago
Macworld Video

Five Dictionary tricks I can’t live without

Few Mac users know how to make the most out of OS X's built-in Dictionary app. Scholle Sawyer McFarland shares five tricks for Mountain Lion.
8 years ago
Working Mac

Emergency backups you didn’t know you had

You should have backed up, but you didn't. Now your hard drive has failed. But all is not lost. Intentionally or not, you probably do have backups of at least some of your data. And they just might save your bacon.
9 years ago
Macworld Video

How to create read-only PDFs in OS X

Sure, it's easy to create a PDF, but can you protect what you share? In this Macworld Video, Scholle Sawyer McFarland shows how to encrypt a PDF using only OS X's built in tools.
9 years ago
How-To

Nine fun ways to stop summer brain drain

On the brink of the lazy days of summer, what’s a parent to do? Here are nine ways to use your Mac and iOS devices to keep your kids sharp during the summer.
9 years ago
News

Apps help you follow Endeavour’s last mission

Scholle Sawyer McFarland is in Florida as part of the NASA Tweetup to view the launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour this Friday. She asked her fellow attendees for some of their favorite shuttle-related apps. Here's what they came up with.
10 years ago
Working Mac

Four favorite tips for green computing

In honor of Earth Day, Macworld's readers chime in with their favorite tips for going green with their Macs.
11 years ago
Working Mac

Share your green computing tips

In honor of Earth Day, share your tips for greener computing with your Apple devices.
11 years ago
News

Holiday wish list: Scholle Sawyer McFarland

Senior Editor Scholle Sawyer McFarland would love to get some new tools for her writing projects. And there's no harm in dreaming about that $1,000 Sonos music system is there?
11 years ago
Creative Notes

Create a custom iPhone 4 case

Do-it-yourself sites inspire imaginative designs for original iPhone cases and covers. Here's where you can go to create a unique holiday gift.
11 years ago
Working Mac

Last-minute tax preparation help

It's not too late to file your taxes on time. Here's a look at products that can help ease the pain.
12 years ago
MacUser

Five sites for obsessive parents

Whether you're a new parent or a grizzled vet with teens, the Web can be a huge help in getting advice and kid-gear. Scholle Sawyer McFarland recommends five of her favorite parenting sites.
12 years ago