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Enable Theater Mode to Prevent Your Apple Watch from Lighting Up at a Show

Published Friday, May 11, 2018

Attend any live theater presentation, and someone will ask the audience to silence their cell phones. But what about your Apple Watch?

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Wondering Where Your Past Events in the iOS Calendar App Have Gone?

Published Friday, May 4, 2018

When it comes to calendars, we’re mostly concerned with the future. But sometimes you want to travel back in time too, to see when you had that doctor appointment or last went to the gym.

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There’s a Hidden Keyboard Shortcut Cheat Sheet in Your iPad

Published Friday, April 27, 2018

If you’re working on an iPad with a physical keyboard—either a Bluetooth keyboard or an iPad Pro with Apple’s Smart Keyboard—there are quite a few keyboard shortcuts you can use to work faster.

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Solving the Mystery of Missing Messages Notifications

Published Friday, April 20, 2018

A client got in touch recently with a maddening problem. When he received texts on his iPhone, Messages displayed notifications for messages from everyone…except his wife! Needless to say, this was a problem.

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Use Modifier Keys to Do More—a Lot More—with Mouse Drags

Published Friday, April 13, 2018

Dragging files and folders around is core to the Mac experience—drag a file from one folder to another to move it, drag a folder from one drive to another to copy it. But did you know that if you hold down the Option key while dragging a file in the Finder, you’ll get a green + pointer and it will make a copy in the destination?

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Did You Know You Can Put Shadows on Text You Type on the Mac?

Published Friday, April 6, 2018

Snazzy shadowed text probably isn’t appropriate for your company’s annual report, but if you’re whipping up a flyer for a birthday party, you might want to jazz up the text.Snazzy text with shadows

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View Notes in Their Own Windows, and Float Them Over Everything Else

Published Friday, March 23, 2018
Here’s one for those who use Apple’s Notes app for storing bits of information. By default, Notes in macOS gives you a single window, with each note listed in a sidebar. more»

iCloud Photo Library Users: Do NOT Turn Off iCloud

Published Friday, March 16, 2018

Issue in the cloudsFile this warning under “unless it’s absolutely necessary.” If you use iCloud Photo Library on your Mac, don’t sign out from iCloud.

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