Tag Archive: Tips


Too Bright? Tone Down Those iOS 7 Visuals [iOS Tips]

iOS 7 changed the visual palette on our favorite Apple mobile devices, and it may not be to everyone’s liking. If you want to tone it down a bit, consider darkening the colors up, and reducing the white point on…

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Play YouTube Audio In The Background With iOS 7.1 [iOS Tips]

Seems like all the kids these days are using YouTube to listen to songs. It used to be trivially easy to play videos in the background, though, by just starting a video in the YouTube app or in Safari, and…

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Slow Down That Window Minimize Animation In Mavericks [OS X Tips]

So, here’s a weird one–have you ever wanted to watch a window animate itself really slowly as you minimize it to the Dock? No? Well, let’s assume you did for some reason. How would you go about it? In Mavericks,…

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Control Your iPhone With Your Face – Set Up Switch Control In 7.1 [iOS Tips]

There’s a new accessibility feature built into Apple’s already pretty splendid suite of options for people of various abilities. Called Switch Control, it allows those with motor difficulties to connect a switch to their iOS device for better access. The…

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Simple Tips to Make the “All My Files” Finder View More Useful on the Mac

A fair amount of Mac users have ditched the “All My Files” default Finder window option by setting new windows to open to the ~/ Home directory again, which was long the default in OS X anyway. This is usually because All My Files is viewed as an overwhelming amalgamation of every single thing on … Read More

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Simple Tips to Make the “All My Files” Finder View More Useful on the Mac

A fair amount of Mac users have ditched the “All My Files” default Finder window option by setting new windows to open to the ~/ Home directory again, which was long the default in OS X anyway. This is usually because All My Files is viewed as an overwhelming amalgamation of every single thing on … Read More

Never Forget Cinco De Mayo Again – Add Holidays To Your Mac’s Calendar [OS X Tips]

Quick – when is Earth Day this year? How about Saint Patrick’s Day? Not sure? Then why not enable US Holidays in your Calendar app, right on your very own Mac? It’s quick, simple, and will make sure you never…

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Enable New Month And List Hybrid View With iOS 7.1 [iOS Tips]

iOS 7 allowed you to switch between the day view and the list view with the tap of a button. The new iOS 7.1 update now lets you see your events list along with your monthly calendar all on the…

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Map The Airspace Overhead With Siri [iOS Tips]

Ever wonder what’s going on in the skies above you at any given time? If you’re interested in airline flights in the air over your head, you can just ask Siri. The personal digital assistant will check WolframAlpha for you…

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Use Recordit To Create A Quick Screencast For Free [OS X Tips]

Have you ever wanted to create a quick video of yourself doing something interesting on your Mac? Need to show someone in another department how you manage your files, or the tagging system you employ using Mavericks? You can create…

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