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Spotlight gets contextual search and more in OS X El Capitan

Spotlight gets contextual search and more in OS X El Capitan

Spotlight is getting some new functionality in OS X El Capitan. At WWDC, Apple announced that Spotlight search in OS X El Capitan is getting some new features, including contextual search and search within apps. Spotlight in OS X El Capitan is getting better with a focus on contextual...
Secret Spotlight searches: 9 super-smart suggestions!

Secret Spotlight searches: 9 super-smart suggestions!

Spotlight is Apple's built-in search system. It started life on the Mac, but Spotlight quickly moved to the iPhone and then iPad as well. Over the years, Spotlight hasn't just gotten more knowledgeable in more areas, but its gotten smarter. Now, with Spotlight Suggestions, it can not only help...
How to search for Twitter usernames and hashtags with Spotlight

How to search for Twitter usernames and hashtags with Spotlight

Searching for Twitter users or hashtags on iPhone and iPad is now as simple as launching Spotlight. While most of us have our favorite Twitter apps, if you don't have yours handy, or you're already using Apple's Spotlight search tool, you can now bring up links to popular people and trending...
Apple updates Spotlight with Twitter name, hashtag search

Apple updates Spotlight with Twitter name, hashtag search

Twitter says that they are partnering with Apple to bring tweets to Apple's Spotlight search on iOS and OS X. Update: The feature is live! You can now search Twitter @names and #hashtags right from Spotlight on iOS and OS X. Not all searches are returning results yet, but that will hopefully...
Duet Display turns your iPad into a second monitor

Duet Display turns your iPad into a second monitor

Sometimes you just need more work space on your Mac. You could appease this by buying a second monitor, but it may well be that you need this space while on traveling — a place where a second full-sized screen becomes much more cumbersome than helpful. The solution? Use your iPad. Duet Display...
Astropad brings the Cintiq experience to your iPad

Astropad brings the Cintiq experience to your iPad

The iPad's made great progress in the sketching world, but it's still been hampered by imprecise screen mapping and styluses that can't perfectly replicate pressure. The solution from Astro HQ's Astropad is to map the iPad to a different screen entirely — that of your Mac. Astropad does for...
Case Scenario's Pantone Universe gives your iPhone a swatch of color protection

Case Scenario's Pantone Universe gives your iPhone a swatch of color protection

I'll be frank: I hate putting cases on my iPhone. They take away the fit and feel of the device in your hand, they can be overly bulky or clunky, and they almost always get dirty. But after breaking my iPhone 6's screen, I resigned myself to using some sort of cover — no caseless fit and feel is...
Never lose your keys (or phone) again with Chipolo

Never lose your keys (or phone) again with Chipolo

As my friends, family, and boyfriend would likely tell you if you asked, I'm bad about keeping track of things. I frequently lose my keys, my phone, my iPad, my wallet, and my bag — all within the small confines of my 400 sq ft studio. (I've got a lot of stuff, okay?) As such, when I first heard...
Yosemite Spotlight, spam email, tracking pixels, and what you need to know

Yosemite Spotlight, spam email, tracking pixels, and what you need to know

By default, OS X Yosemite's Mail app won't "load remote content" such as the types of images typically requested by marketing emails and spam. You can change that in preferences if you really want to see remote images in your emails — such as the products being advertised by Apple, Best Buy, or...
Yosemite, iOS 8, Spotlight, and Privacy: What you need to know

Yosemite, iOS 8, Spotlight, and Privacy: What you need to know

A story made the rounds earlier today calling into question the new Spotlight Suggestions feature in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. In an effort to garner attention, it reports the collection and usage of the information required to enable this feature in a needlessly scary way. As any long time reader...

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