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Notification banners getting stuck in iOS 8? Here's a temporary fix!

Notification banners getting stuck in iOS 8? Here's a temporary fix!

One of the most annoying bugs I've experienced thus far with iOS 8 is an issue where notification banners don't seem to want to disappear from the top of the screen. No matter how purposefully I flick them away, they just sit there silently mocking me. From a quick web and Twitter search, I don't...
How to use Family Sharing for iTunes and App Store accounts in iOS 8

How to use Family Sharing for iTunes and App Store accounts in iOS 8

Family Sharing is a new feature in iOS 8 that lets your entire family share purchases from both iTunes and the App Store without having to share the same Apple ID. More than that, parents require that younger children ask permission before purchasing content. You can then receive a request and...
How to use custom keyboards in iOS 8

How to use custom keyboards in iOS 8

iOS 8 brings with it the ability to use custom third party keyboards on your iPhone or iPad. Whether you prefer swiping over typing or just feel like the built-in keyboard holds you back, you now have an option! All you've got to do is download some keyboards from the App Store, activate them,...
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How to make and take phone calls in OS X Yosemite

How to make and take phone calls in OS X Yosemite

Apple's erasing the line between iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite wherever it makes sense. One of those places is in making and taking phone calls on your Mac, a feature of Continuity. All you've got to do is enable it and you're good to go! Continuity is the word Apple uses to describe this blurring...
How to install iOS 8.1 on your iPhone and iPad — Even if you're low on storage!

How to install iOS 8.1 on your iPhone and iPad — Even if you're low on storage!

iOS 8.1 will run on iPhone 4s and newer, iPad 2 and newer, and iPod touch 5. If you have enough available storage space on your device, you can install it using Software Update. If you're already running iOS 8, storage shouldn't be a problem. If you're still on iOS 7, you'll have to pay closer...
How to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Yosemite

How to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Yosemite

OS X Yosemite is now available for download. Before you pull the trigger on the upgrade, you should probably make sure that you're ready for it. I've jumped the gun enough times to know where the big landmines are, so learn from my mistakes and read on for details. Make sure your Mac can run...
How to make OS X Yosemite's menus dark

How to make OS X Yosemite's menus dark

OS X Yosemite introduces the first major interface changes to OS X in more than a decade. Yosemite offers flatter iconography, a cleaner design and better typography more suited to the increasing number of Macs with Retina displays. One change Apple's implemented is an optional "Dark Mode" that...
On Yosemite GM 3 or Public Beta 6 and wondering how to update to final release?

On Yosemite GM 3 or Public Beta 6 and wondering how to update to final release?

If you're already running OS X Yosemite gold master release candidate 3 (GM 3) or public beta 6 (PB 6), you won't need to update to the final release version in the Mac App Store (MAS). While there are minor differences in build numbers between the versions, Apple is considering both GM 3 and PB...
How to use Private Browsing in Safari on OS X Yosemite

How to use Private Browsing in Safari on OS X Yosemite

Safari in OS X Yosemite is faster and more convenient to use than ever. Among the upgrades is improved Private Browsing, which keeps Safari from keeping track of what web pages you're looking at, what passwords you're entering and more. Here's how it works. It's pretty easy to forget, but left...
How to use Mail Drop with OS X Yosemite

How to use Mail Drop with OS X Yosemite

Sending files by e-mail attachments can be a big old P.I.T.A. thanks to restrictions imposed by service providers, corporate I.T. policies and a host of other things that can get in the way. Apple's fixed that in OS X Yosemite thanks to a new feature called Mail Drop! How to use Mail Drop to...
How to use Markup in Mail in OS X Yosemite

How to use Markup in Mail in OS X Yosemite

Markup is a new feature in the OS X Yosemite Mail app that lets you easily annotate and edit images inline. While you'll still want advanced graphics program for heavy editing, Markup makes it extremely easy to get your point across without having to launch Photoshop, Acorn, or something similar...
How to use Spotlight on OS X Yosemite

How to use Spotlight on OS X Yosemite

Apple's powerful Spotlight search feature in OS X indexes your hard drive and even searches the web. But in OS X Yosemite it's more powerful than ever. From searching your iTunes library for a track or movie to finding a yellow page listing in a snap, there's a lot to like about the new Spotlight...
How to to send audio messages with iMessage in OS X Yosemite

How to to send audio messages with iMessage in OS X Yosemite

Sometimes it's just easier to say something than it is to type it out. iMessage in OS X Yosemite's adds a new feature that demonstrates this principle. It's called Soundbites and this is how it works. To send a Soundbite with iMessage in OS X Yosemite Launch the Messages app. Start a new...

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