Tag Archive: Notifications


How to Clear All Notifications on iPhone with a 3D Touch Trick

Having an iPhone screen full of notifications from messages, calls, and apps can be a little obnoxious. Fortunately the latest versions of iOS on the newest iPhone models support a great little hidden feature which allows you to immediately clear all notifications from an iPhone. The ability to clear all notifications on iPhone requires a … Read More

How to Get Notifications from Specific Instagram User Posts

Ever wanted to be alerted to comments and activity on a specific Instagram account or post? Maybe it’s your best friends Instagram, your kids, a brand contest, something posted by a crush, or someone you’re secretly admiring, whatever the reason you can selectively enable notifications for individual Instagram accounts posts rather easily. This is all … Read More

Pro Tip: How to sort iOS Notifications by date

You know how it is — you unlock your iPhone with Touch ID so fast that you miss some important Notifications. You swipe down from the top of your iOS device’s screen to see what you missed and — ugh — you realize that your Notifications are sorted by app. How will you ever figure […]

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Pro Tip: The secret meaning of Apple Watch notifications shapes

If you’ve not paying really close attention to your Apple Watch notifications, you might have missed out on a really subtle and clever design decision the company built into them. It turns out that Apple uses two different shapes for its watch Apple Watch notification badges. And here’s why. I usually just buzz through my […]

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How to get desktop notifications for Gmail in OS X without using Mail

If you use Gmail – and let’s face it, most of us do – one of the biggest draws of using a external app, like OS X Mail, is being able to get Notifications when new emails arrive. Unfortunately, though, many email apps don’t support Gmail’s best features natively, like labeling, search, or its automatically […]

Master web notifications in Safari and Chrome

Websites these days have another tool to engage you with content: the desktop notification. Many sites, this one included, will allow you to opt in to a system of pop-up notices that allow you to click through and see new… Read more ›

Dismiss all your Apple Watch notifications at once

Notifications are the mainstay of Apple Watch (or any smartwatch, for that matter). Chances are you’ll get a ton of them, as most of the iPhone notifications will transfer over to your Apple Watch after you pair the two devices.… Read more ›

Tweak your Apple Watch notifications

Notifications are why we all got an Apple Watch, right? We want to be able to know what’s going on in our digital lives all the time, but we want to do it faster, without having to pull out an… Read more ›

Turn off iOS 8 notifications for uninterrupted gaming

I’ve been playing Vainglory quite a bit lately, and the one thing that really distracts me and (when on my iPad 3) actually impacts my gameplay: notifications. They can make the game stutter, which wreaks havok on my ability to… Read more ›

Coming soon to an Android Wear near you: iOS notifications?

As an iPhone owner, I’ve been curious about Android Wear, Google’s smartwatch platform, from the get-go. The problem is Android Wear requires an Android smartphone to work, leaving everyone out to dry. That might be changing though. An iOS developer… Read more ›