Apple includes multitouch gesture support for the built-in trackpads on its MacBook Pro and MacBook Air lineup, as well as the Magic Trackpad. With the long list of gestures OS X supports, it can be hard to figure them out. That is, until you know that Apple hid away a nice set of gesture tutorials in the System Preferences app.
Apple dropped a surprise on us with its GarageBand 1.4 update for iOS because it added support for a third-party app called Audiobus. What makes Audiobus so cool is that it lets you link together audio from different apps, which means that you can now record from an app into GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad, and it's fairly easy to do.
Apple added a new feature that lets uses create custom stations with the release of Podcasts 1.2 for iOS. The feature lets you organize your podcasts into groups, or stations, and then play episodes as if you created your own news or entertainment channels.
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.
Siri is great for controlling your iPhone or iPad with your voice, and OmniFocus is a fantastic task management and organization app. How do you make them better? By making them work together, of course.
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.
Google giveth and Google taketh away. That's what happened with the company's RSS management and reader service called Google Reader just this week. If you rely on Reader for your RSS needs you aren't dead in the water yet, but it's a good idea to download your feed list and other settings ahead of the July 1 cutoff date.
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.
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