Tag Archive: Option


1-3 Day Shipping Is Still An Option On Some iPhone 5s Models

Screen Shot 2013-09-20 at 7.17.56 AM4 hours after it became available for preorder on the official Apple site, the iPhone 5s is in short supply. The biggest demand so far seems to be for the new gold iPhone 5s model, where pre-orders across all three U.S. carriers have already shipped to October. Other models, however, are faring better. For the […]

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iPod Touch, Nano, And Shuffle Get New ‘Space Gray’ Color Option

spacegreyiPodnano  This morning’s keynote focused all on the iPhone and iOS 7, but Apple pushed out a few quiet updates this afternoon as well, including a new color option for iPods. Apple is now selling the iPod Nano, Touch, and Shuffle in the new Space Gray color that the iPhone 5S just received. The space […]

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Hello, Google – Route Around Apple Maps Using Transit Option On Your iPhone [iOS Tips]

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Personally, I’ve never had a problem with Apple Maps in its current iOS 6 incarnation, but many people have. Now that Google Maps is out for iOS, though, there’s an easy way to get around using Apple Maps, using the transit option.

Here’s how.

Since Apple Maps doesn’t have a public transit option, the app sends you to a special App Store page that lets you use any routing or  [Read More…]

Mastering The Option Key On Your OS X Mac [Feature]

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The Option key is a powerful ally in the transition from new, beginner user of OS X to the power user that you want to be. There are a ton of hidden features in the Finder alone that are hidden behind the underrated and unassuming Option key. There are Option key tricks for the OS X Menu Bar, for apps in the iWork suite, in Safari, and a few more random  [Read More…]

Use Option as Meta Key in Mac OS X Terminal

Meta key in Mac OS X Terminal

By turning Option into the Meta key, you will be able to use familiar meta commands to jump around and navigate text in places like Emacs or bash shell without twisting your fingers around to poke at Esc. This won’t be applicable or useful to everyone, but it’s one of those must-use tricks for frequent terminal users or for anyone coming to the Mac  [Read More…]

Master The Option Key In OS X Safari [OS X Tips]

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What fun the Option key is in OS X, right? Adding it to clicks and keystrokes makes many features accessible that would otherwise be hidden. We’ve spent the last few days talking about how to maximize the Option key in your power-user Mac workflow, in the Finder, the Menu Bar, and in iWork apps.

Now, we’re going to head over to Apple’s built-in browser, Safari, and show you how the  [Read More…]

Master The Option Key In OS X Finder [OS X Tips]

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The Option key is a powerful ally in the transition from new, beginner user of OS X to the power user that you want to be. There are a ton of hidden features in the Finder alone that are hidden behind the underrated and unassuming Option key.

Here are some of the more useful ones.

De-Select All The Files Makes sense, right?

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Apple Adds Fusion Drive Option To Entry-Level 21.5-Inch iMac

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When Apple’s all-new iMacs made their debut in late November, a super speedy Fusion Drive was only available as a build-to-order option with the 27-inch models. But that’s no longer the case. Over the weekend, Apple made the 1TB Fusion Drive an upgrade option for the entry-level 21.5-inch iMac, too.

Upgrading to the Fusion Drive when purchasing a new iMac is $ 250, raising the price of the base model 21.5-inch  [Read More…]

What Are The Macs Command ? And Option ? Symbols Supposed To Represent?

Is this what the Option (?) symbol is supposed to represent?

The Apple Command key (or, as you might better know it, ?) has a beautiful and clear history. Originally, the ? key was an Apple symbol instead, but Steve Jobs thought that using the Apple logo as a keyboard shortcut in the original Macintosh’s menus was “taking the logo in vain” so he tasked the great icon designer Susan Kare to  [Read More…]

Expand or Shrink All Details in Get Info Windows with an Option Click

Get Info If you want quickly expand (or minimize) all of the detail sections within a Get Info window, just Option-click a single arrow. Instead of only expanding (or shrinking) that subheader section, all detailed sections will expand or shrink concurrently. This may be an addition to OS X Lion only, at the least I didnt know about it before Lion existed. Update: Apparently it works in Mac OS X 10.6  [Read More…]