Notification banners have been a welcome part of our lives in iOS for a while now, although you may have noticed them change in iOS 7. Now that they’re bigger, they’re certainly easier to read. However, many times they just get in the way of what you’re trying to do. Michael Johnston knows how to get those notifications out of the way, and he's sharing with you.
The new Enhanced Dictation feature in Mavericks is neato—you can use it when you don't have an Internet connection, for example, and you can now dictate more than thirty seconds at a time. If you want to use it offline, though, you first have to download the language data, so for all the details, come check out this Quick Tip.
Prior to OS X Mavericks, moving and renaming files meant it was time to make a trip to the Finder. Now that Apple's new Mac operating system is out, however, you can handle those tasks in the title bar of the document that's currently open. Read on to learn how.
In iOS 7's Control Center, Apple essentially took the old pop-up music controls and added heaps of extra functionality, and it’s a very welcome change. One great feature of the old-style pop-up music controls was the button that would take you to whichever app was playing audio. However, in Control Center no such button appears even though the funtionality is still there. Michael Johnston shows us exactly where it's hidden away.
There's a nifty feature in the new Mavericks iBooks program that'll let you copy the citation for a book you're quoting (along with a link to the item!) to quickly write papers or share your favorite books with other people. We think this is a great trick to know even if you haven't set foot inside a classroom in decades, so come check out Melissa Holt's latest Quick Tip!
One of the many perks of upgrading to OS X 10.9 Mavericks is that it’s now much easier to make your user Library folder visible. Since Lion, Apple began hiding users’ Library folders, vut it seems as though Apple’s had a change of heart and now provides a much easier way to show that all too useful folder. Read on to learn how.
One of the most radically changed apps in iOS 7 is Safari. Obviously it looks quite a bit different from its predecessor, and much of the functionality found in the previous version has been re-worked for the new look. Michael Johnston rounded up some of the important changes and shows you how to make them work for you.
Are you frustrated with pasting physical addresses into your Mac’s Contacts app? Getting tired of having to edit the city and state info out to format things properly? Well, now those problems are solved, so come read this tip to find out what’s going on. And heck, come on in even if you’ve got no clue what we’re talking about. It’ll be fun!
Mavericks may not have gone through a drastic UI transformation, but as things typically go with a new version of OS X, it does bring quite a few functional changes. One of those changes is that pressing the power button on your Mac now puts it to sleep instead of showing the Restart/Sleep/Shutdown dialog. You can, however, still get to that familiar screen, and Michael Johnston shows you how.
Along with the extremely noticeable UI changes in iOS 7 came a zillion (yes, a zillion) little changes that have been mostly well received. One change that didn't sit well with Michael Johnston, however, was showing nicknames in the Messages app. You can change that, and Michael is glad to show you how.
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