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How to create and customize vibration alerts on your iPhone

How to create and customize vibration alerts on your iPhone

By default your iPhone uses two quick vibration pulses for a text message and a continuous steady pulse vibration for incoming calls. All other Notification Center alerts receive a single vibration. But what if you want something different so you can easily tell what kind of notification you're...
How to enable and disable notification banners on the Mac

How to enable and disable notification banners on the Mac

OS X's Notification Center puts you in touch with what's happening on your Mac and elsewhere in the world — displaying banners, alerts, badge notifications and lock screen notifications to let you know what's going on. Notification banners — those little bubbles of information that appear in the...
How to disable Notification Center on the Lock screen of your iPhone and iPad

How to disable Notification Center on the Lock screen of your iPhone and iPad

Notification Center collects all of the notifications your receive on your iPhone or iPad into one easy-to-access place. By default you can even pull down Notification Center from your Lock screen to see any messages or other notifications you may have recently missed. If, however, for privacy...

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Best apps with Notification Center widgets for iOS 8: All the things at a glance!

Best apps with Notification Center widgets for iOS 8: All the things at a glance!

One of the best new features of iOS 8 is the ability to add widgets for your favorite apps to Notification Center. Since iOS 8 is brand new, not all apps have added widgets just yet. However, we've found some that we think are particularly great and worth your attention right now. So if you don't...
How to use Today view widgets in iOS 8

How to use Today View widgets in iOS 8

Notification Center changes things up a bit in iOS 8 and one of the newest abilities iPhone and iPad users have is the option to add widgets to the Today tab. This means that if app developers decide to include a widget with their app, you can access information they provide right through the...
How to enable and disable notification banners on the Mac

How to enable and disable notification banners on the Mac

OS X's Notification Center puts you in touch with what's happening on your Mac and elsewhere in the world — displaying banners, alerts, badge notifications and lock screen notifications to let you know what's going on. Notification banners — those little bubbles of information that appear in the...
How to turn off Lock screen notifications in OS X Mavericks

How to turn off Lock screen notifications in OS X Mavericks

OS X Mavericks introduced notifications to Mac's lock screen. Here's how to turn them off, and why it matters. All sorts of applications display data in notifications. Default applications like Calendar, Mail, Messages and others do; social media services supported by Apple like Twitter and...
Widgets in iOS 8: Explained

Widgets in iOS 8: Explained

Widgets are part of Extensibility, one of the biggest new features in iOS 8, and one of the most important, most enabling new technologies to come to the iPhone and iPad since the launch of the App Store. With Today view extensions, any app can present a widget that displays information and...
Notification Center in Yosemite: Explained

Notification Center in Yosemite: Explained

A new Today view and widgets promise even better interactivity in OS X's new Notification Center With a new look and new functionality, Notification Center is getting a major overhaul in OS X Yosemite. There's an entirely new view mode that gives you today's items at a glance, plus widgets that...
iOS 8 Notification Center

Notification Center in iOS 8 offers quick replies, actionable items

Notification Center is getting even more powerful in iOS 8, adding in the ability to reply to and take action on notifications from both the lockscreen and top of your screen. In iOS 8, when you receive a message and it drops down from the top of your screen, you can swipe it down and reply...
OS X Yosemite Notification Center

Apple shows off the new Notification Center in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Apple has today demonstrated some of the changes coming to its popular desktop operating system in an upcoming update called OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Utilizing WWDC as the company's stage for the announcements, Apple CEO Tim Cook also spoke about a new Notification Center, which includes numerous...
How to create and customize vibration alerts on your iPhone

How to create and customize vibration alerts on your iPhone

By default your iPhone uses two quick vibration pulses for a text message and a continuous steady pulse vibration for incoming calls. All other Notification Center alerts receive a single vibration. But what if you want something different so you can easily tell what kind of notification you're...
How to use the LED flash as a visible notification light on your iPhone

How to use the LED flash as a visible notification light on your iPhone

LED flash for alerts is an Accessibility feature that lets anyone with a hearing impairment to use light to get their attention instead of or in addition to the usual sound and vibrations of Notification Center. With LED flash for alerts you can place your iPhone face-down on a table or nearby...

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