Tag Archive: Setting


The Mac “Differentiate without color” Accessibility Setting Explained

Mac users who have explored the Display Accessibility preference panels, perhaps to disable transparency or to increase visual contrast, have likely seen another setting called “Differentiate without color.” If you have wondered what that setting does or means, you’re certainly not alone, and you may have even toggled it on or off trying to see … Read More

Pro Tip: Avoid data overage charges with this hidden iOS 9 setting

iOS 9’s Wi-Fi Assist feature helps when you’re connected to a slow Wi-Fi connection by kicking in your cellular data network to help things seem a bit snappier. The problem is that it can also rack up some data charges if you end up going over your data cap. If you’ve got a limited data […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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How to find the exact setting you need in iOS 9

iOS has so many settings in one app, it’s kind of ridiculous. Whether you want to change preferences for an app or the operating system itself, a trip to the crowded Settings app can often be a frustrating experience. iOS 9 — still in beta — has a solution for that information overload though: Search. […]

Apple found guilty of illegally setting iPhone prices in Taiwan

Many of Apple’s manufacturers may be based in Taiwan, but that hasn’t stopped a Taiwanese court from finding the company guilty of engaging in anti-competitive practices. Apple’s crime? Making its telecom partners in Taiwan run their pricing plans past Apple…

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10 tips for setting up your new iPhone 6 the right way

So you’ve gotten your lucky hands on a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. Now it’s time to set it up the right way. Apple has done a pretty good job of making the setup process straightforward in recent years,…

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Protect Hearing By Setting Volume Limits on Music Played in iOS

Have you ever had someone pass you their headphones to hear a song, and had your ears blasted by an outrageously loud volume level? Well, by default, anyone can crank the volume up on music played from an iOS device to 100%. That may sound like no big deal, but there are situations where listening … Read More

This Week In Cult of Mac Magazine: Setting up Your New iPhone or iPad The Right Way

Cult of Mac Magazine’s Unboxing Issue is a super-sized, mega edition packed full of good advice for your new device, whether you’re giving or getting. We’ve got guides on how to set up your brand new iPhone and iPad, what…

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Thanks To Bluetooth, Setting Up Your Apple TV Is Now Just An iPhone Tap Away

Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at 8.35.01 PMIt just got a lot easier to set up your Apple TV. Apple has detailed a new way to input login and WiFi network information when setting up a third-gen Apple TV with an iOS device. All you have to do is physically tap an iPhone against the Apple TV to instantly transfer settings over […]

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Latest Camera+ For iPad Update Brings New High Quality Photo Setting

Camera+ for iPad just got a brand new update that introduces a high quality setting for snapping — you guessed it — high quality photographs. It comes in addition to the two quality settings already offered by Camera+, and its creators warn that using it will cause your storage to get eaten up a whole lot quicker.

As you might expect, high quality photos are larger in size than lower quality photos.  [Read More…]

Fix iOS 6 Maps With This Simple Setting

It won’t add transit directions, nor will it stiffen those melted roads which are draped, Dalí-esque, over the underlying terrain. But this simple, one-setting tweak will make iOS 6′s beleaguered maps app a whole lot more useful.

Go to settings and change the label size in Maps to “small.” The labels don’t actually get that much smaller, but they do become more numerous. Streets previously too narrow to be named now gain labels, and places in  [Read More…]