Tips and tricks

03.05.14
How to set up a complex passcode on your iOS device
03.05.14

How to set up a complex passcode on your iOS device

Smartphones and tablets these days store an incredible amount of information, and with much of it se...

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02.10.14
Here's a quick way to send a file to a screen-shared desktop
02.10.14

Here's a quick way to send a file to a screen-shared desktop

I've been doing a lot of Mac development recently. This means I often need to screen share to my h...

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02.07.14
Does your iPhone really charge faster in Airplane mode?
02.07.14

Does your iPhone really charge faster in Airplane mode?

A widely circulated iPhone tip would have you believe that your device will charge must faster in...

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02.05.14
A PDF alignment trick so perfect, you'll wish you'd thought of it yourself
02.05.14

A PDF alignment trick so perfect, you'll wish you'd thought of it yourself

When reading a PDF document in Preview, you may have discovered how hard it is to hand-adjust a pa...

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02.04.14
TextEdit smart links for fun and profit
02.04.14

TextEdit smart links for fun and profit

I regularly create and update documents in TextEdit using both plain and rich text (RTF) formats. O...

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01.15.14
iOS 7 power tip: How to swipe through the multitasking view much faster
01.15.14

iOS 7 power tip: How to swipe through the multitasking view much faster

It's hard to believe that it took Apple until iOS 4 to finally add multitaksing functionality. But y...

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01.08.14
How To: Taking screenshots of Time Machine
01.08.14

How To: Taking screenshots of Time Machine

Last week, I worked on a TUAW post about ways people talk themselves out of using Time Machine. At o...

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01.08.14
How To: Fixing the FileStatsAgent bug
01.08.14

How To: Fixing the FileStatsAgent bug

At times, your system may seem to be spinning its wheels. A peek into Activity Monitor (found in t...

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01.02.14
How to: Disabling iTunes song notifications
01.02.14

How to: Disabling iTunes song notifications

Was it only a year or two ago that we posted instructions on how to add "what's playing" notificat...

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