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In iOS 7, Safari's integrated URL and search field at the top shows only the primary part of the domain for a website. This tip shows you how to see the full URL.
iOS 7 has several settings that allow those who are visually impaired to improve the readability of the display. This tip looks at zooming the display and increasing the contrast.
There are carry cases for a MacBook Air that have room for accessories, and there are snap-on, plastic clamshell cases to protect a MacBook Air. However, another very elegant, professional approach is a finely crafted leather slip case from Mint Cases. John Martellaro was impressed, and here's his review.
If you're an Apple executive, how do you size up the TV industry? How do you find the competition's critical failure points? How do you marry Apple's expertise in hardware and software integration with a vision for the user experience? How do you ensure that a TV product will have people waiting around the block at 6 a.m. on launch day? All these factors and more will play into the, for now, rumored Apple TV project.
In iOS 6 and iOS 7, you can specify which apps are allowed to access your geographic location. However, how does one decide which apps receive that privilege? Here's how to set the restriction as well as some example guidance on how to make a yes/no decision.
In iOS 7, Apple makes explicit to the user (or someone else) a log of frequent geographic locations visited. Called Frequent Locations, basically, the iPhone now remembers everywhere the user goes. This option is buried deeply in iOS 7 Settings, and John Martellaro thinks it should be turned off by default. He explains.
Martin Hajek has done it again. This time, he's pondered a possible Apple iPad mini strategy. "The question that I asked myself is: will Apple follow a similar s and c strategy for the iPad mini as it has for the iPhone 5s and 5c?" And then, in his brilliant way, Mr. Hajek has rendered some examples. Perhaps the addition of these colors, including gold, plus the TouchID will soon have ecstatic customers wound around the block on launch day. It could happen.
In iOS 7, from time to time, a pale bue dot will appear in front of the app's name. What is that exactly? The Mac Observer's John Martellaro explains all.
For a long time, in Safari, on either a Mac or iOS device, we had a URL field and a search field. We were able to use the search field to search for text on a page being viewed. Safari in iOS changes the methodology, and it's made even more confusing by Safari's Favorites Settings. Here's how it works now.
In iOS Safari, at first, it's perhaps counter-intuitive how to move a folder of bookmarks. However, once you get the hang of it, it's easy. Here's how to do it.