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In this article, Melissa Holt is going to cover a bunch of methods for zooming in or enlarging small text in Safari (and around your Mac!). She'll also discuss one special setting that you can use to leave images the same size as you enlarge the text on a page, which is especially useful for sites that are covered with ads. Folks with bad eyesight, this tip's for you.
If you need to include some text from a document or a website in an email message, you can of course select it, copy it, open Mail, start a new message, and paste it. But what if there were an easier and far faster way? Well, there is, and Melissa Holt's gonna tell you all about it in this tip. That's why we keep her around, folks.
Mountain Lion's Notification Center is awesome, but if you've got a banner that pops up and gets in the way of you clicking something underneath it, what do you do? Gnash your teeth? Rend your garments? No, read this tip! Then if you're still into the garment-rending, go right on ahead.
If you need to reply to or forward along only a portion of an email on your iOS device, it's really easy to do. Far simpler, in fact, than trying to remove extraneous text after you hit the Reply button. In this tip, Melissa Holt's going to tell you how to do it and why it's useful. We promise you'll be at least mildly entertained.
If the idea of having a special folder that makes iPhoto import pictures automatically sounds peachy, have we got the tip for you. iPhoto's fancy "Auto Import" folder does just that, and it makes saving images from the Web or any other source a snap. Best of all, the import happens whenever iPhoto is opened next—after you've dropped in one picture or two hundred. Here's how you take advantage of it.
In this article, we're going to discuss how to change the way that iTunes sorts your albums, your songs, and your artists so that you can find things more easily. Wanna sort your albums by title instead of by artist, for example? No problem, and it's really simple to set up! Here's how.
In this tip, Melissa Holt is going to cover some interesting and handy ways you can manage windows. You can bring back all of a program's minimized windows at once, for example, or you can close every open one within an app. Studies have shown that you'll get a 7.6 percent increase in productivity just from learning these techniques. There's also a 99.4 percent chance that someone writing this likes to lie. A lot.
There are some great options available right from your iPhone's recent calls list, like adding the number that called to your contacts or your favorites. But there are a couple of things you may not have known that you can do with your recent calls. Things that may make life easier. Things that may save the world! OK, not that. But they're fun and handy to know anyhow.
Sometimes you need to add special information into your Contacts program, such as a person's job title, his spouse's name, or his anniversary date. You can put that kind of stuff into the notes, sure, but you can also add new fields into your cards as you need them (and even customize them!). After all, nothing says "totally NOT creepy" quite like remembering every little detail about the people around you, right? On that note, we're going to be sending your niece a birthday card this coming Tuesday.
Photographers can be a picky bunch. "The lighting's all wrong!" "My images have a bluish cast!" "I didn't capture the true essence of my burrito!" OK, that last one may only apply on Twitter. In any case, iPhoto has a nifty way to copy the adjustments you've made to one picture—such as exposure level, saturation, and temperature—and paste them onto other images, so you don't have to click through the same options 47 times. We'll tell you how, but only if you promise not to tweet pictures of your lunch anymore.