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How to Locate Hidden Features in OS X: The Disclosure Triangle

10:30 AM, Feb. 8th, 2014 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

The Triangle

In OS X and in Mac applications, developers frequently include small graphical elements that, by clicking or tapping on them, will provide additional commands, features, and other information. The Disclosure Triangle is such a feature that is often difficult to see, yet it provides such a valuable service. Sandro Cuccia explains.

How to Compose and Shoot Great Photos With Your iPhone

10:30 AM, Feb. 1st, 2014 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

iPhone Composition

It’s not too difficult to shoot prize-winning photos with your iPhone. However, to maximize your chances of dazzling your viewers with compelling imagery, you need to understand the basics of photographic composition. Sandro Cuccia offers a handful of guidelines to help you out.

How to Be In Control of Your Apple Earphones

10:30 AM, Jan. 18th, 2014 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

“I’m in control of my ‘buds!”

Sandro Cuccia uses the remote on his iDevice earphones to issue phone commands, talk to Siri, to control music, podcast, and audiobook playback, to manage playlist selections, as well as to shoot iPhone pictures. Yes, all this  – and more  – can be done with your earphones. This article shows you how.

How to Monitor Which Apps are Energy Hogs in OS X Mavericks

11:15 AM, Jan. 4th, 2014 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

Sign that reads “Don’t Be an Energy Hog”

OS X 10.9 Mavericks introduces technology that watches over and manages the energy consumption of all running applications and background processes. Along the way, Apple gives notebook Mac users the tools to monitor the efficiency of apps and, ultimately, how battery drain can be mitigated. Sandro Cuccia shows you how to use two pre-installed tools to better understand your Mac’s energy profile.

How to Adjust Geofencing in Reminders for iPhone and iPad

10:30 AM, Nov. 30th, 2013 · Sandro Cuccia · How-To

Right Here

Geofencing is a very functional feature that lets us define virtual perimeters so that we can be notified in various ways as we cross those perimeters. Using the Reminders app in iOS, Sandro Cuccia shows you how to fine-tune the geofence perimeter on your iPhone and iPad.