Tag Archive: Alert


How to Trigger an Alert Dialog Pop-Up from Command Line in Mac OS

Ever wished you could make a dialog alert pop-up on the Mac by way of the Terminal? Well it turns out that you can with the always useful osascript command, which allows execution of AppleScript from the Terminal. For those who spend a lot of time at the command line of MacOS, this can be … Read More

Giveaway alert: Enter to win a 27-inch 5K Retina iMac [Deals]

When we have a big giveaway, we like to go really big. Like 14.7 million pixels big. Yep, we’re giving away the 27-inch 5K Retina iMac at Cult of Mac Deals. Of course, all those pixels come with a huge 27-inch…

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Giveaway alert: Enter to win a 27-inch 5K Retina iMac [Deals]

When we have a big giveaway, we like to go really big. Like 14.7 million pixels big. Yep, we’re giving away the 27-inch 5K Retina iMac at Cult of Mac Deals. Of course, all those pixels come with a huge 27-inch…

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Never miss an iPhone call or alert again

There are two different channels for audio on your iOS device: there are ringers and alert sounds and there are media sounds, like from the Music app or various games on your iPhone. The hardware volume buttons on the side…

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Spoiler alert: Here’s what you can expect from Steve Jobs movie

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m excited about the upcoming Steve Jobs movie, written by one my favorite writers, Aaron Sorkin. True, early photos suggest that Michael Fassbender doesn’t look all that much like Steve Jobs, and…

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Spoiler Alert is the first game you’ll beat backwards

You’ve collected all the coins, you’ve beaten all the enemies, and you’ve finally gotten to the right castle and saved the princess. Now, in order to avoid a nasty time paradox, you’ll have to do it all again. In reverse.…

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Spoiler alert: possible Star Wars: The Force Awakens details leak

Just like The Force, the Internet has both dark and light sides. How you see the possible spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens that just leaked is mostly a matter of perspective. If you read on, you’ll be exposed…

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Spoiler alert: For some Apple fans, rumors ruin product launches

Many people routinely avoid spoilers for TV shows and movies, but some also steer clear of clues about Apple’s upcoming product announcements. Next Tuesday, Apple is expected to reveal two new iPhones and an iWatch. While the long-rumored wearable remains…

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Prevent Volume Buttons from Changing the Ringer & Alert Levels on iPhone

If you’ve ever let a child play with your iPhone, you know that every physical button probably gets pressed a few million times, often repeatedly. There’s obviously little harm in that by itself, but a fairly common scenario is that a parent hands their iPhone to their kid to play a game or watch a … Read More

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Prevent Volume Buttons from Changing the Ringer & Alert Levels on iPhone

If you’ve ever let a child play with your iPhone, you know that every physical button probably gets pressed a few million times, often repeatedly. There’s obviously little harm in that by itself, but a fairly common scenario is that a parent hands their iPhone to their kid to play a game or watch a … Read More

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