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Vector 65: Notification interuption, with Marco Arment

Vector 65: Notification interuption, with Marco Arment

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show — Are reviews valuable? CurrentC gets hacked. Turning notifications off. Checking into hotels with your iPhone. Can you like art...
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...
Trying to disable NC CC and Siri on the Lock screen? Here's how in iOS 8!

Need to disable Notification Center and Siri access from the Lock screen? Here's how in iOS 8!

By default you can access Notification Center, Control Center, and Siri from the Lock screen of any iPhone or iPad, regardless of whether or not there's a passcode set. However, you can disable these options in the Settings app if you choose to. While Control Center access hasn't changed, many...
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Vector 65: Notification interuption, with Marco Arment

Vector 65: Notification interuption, with Marco Arment

Vector is a news and analysis show focusing on the biggest stories, hottest trends, and most important issues in technology and popular culture. On this week's show — Are reviews valuable? CurrentC gets hacked. Turning notifications off. Checking into hotels with your iPhone. Can you like art...
Apple apparently doesn't want iOS 8 widgets to be smart

Apple tells developer of popular iOS 8 widget calculator to remove the widget

One of the coolest features of iOS 8 was the inclusion of support for widgets in the Notification Center on iPhone and iPad, but making full use of that feature has landed at least one developer in hot water. James Thomson, developer of the popular calculator app PCalc, was the recipient of a...
How to add and remove apps from Notification Center on the Mac

How to use Today View widgets in OS X Yosemite

One of the new features of OS X Yosemite is the ability to add new widgets to Notification Center, to help you consume even more information at a single glance. Whether it's weather forecasts, time zones across the world, and a plethora of other things App Store developers no doubt have in store...
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...
Trying to disable NC CC and Siri on the Lock screen? Here's how in iOS 8!

Need to disable Notification Center and Siri access from the Lock screen? Here's how in iOS 8!

By default you can access Notification Center, Control Center, and Siri from the Lock screen of any iPhone or iPad, regardless of whether or not there's a passcode set. However, you can disable these options in the Settings app if you choose to. While Control Center access hasn't changed, many...
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 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...

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