Tips

Turn on Airplane mode

Turn on Airplane mode

Swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen to reveal Control Center. Tap  to turn on Airplane mode, which turns off cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and location services. Tap  again to turn off Airplane mode and enable those services.

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Access the camera quickly from any screen

Access the camera quickly from any screen

Use Control Center to access your iPhone camera quickly from any screen, even if your iPhone is locked. Swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to reveal Control Center. Tap  to open Camera.  

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Set iPhone to Do Not Disturb

Set iPhone to Do Not Disturb

Do Not Disturb keeps calls, alerts, and other notifications from making sounds or lighting up when iPhone is locked. Swipe up from the bottom edge of your iPhone screen—even when locked—to reveal Control Center. Tap  to turn on Do Not Disturb. Note: You can also turn on and adjust Do Not Disturb in Settings.  

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Understanding Control Center

Understanding Control Center

Control Center gives you quick access to commonly used settings and apps. You can access Control Center from anywhere in iOS—including the Lock screen. To access Control Center, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. To close Control Center, swipe down, tap the top of the screen, or press the Home button. In Control Center,(…)

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Cellular Data settings

Cellular Data settings

Understanding cellular data settings You can temporarily turn off cellular data to prevent applications from using the cellular network connection to send or receive data. If you turn off cellular data, you will be unable to: See the cellular data icons in the status bar (for example, LTE or 3G). Send or receive MMS messages.(…)

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GSM, CDMA, and LTE

GSM, CDMA, and LTE

When a Wi-Fi network is unavailable, iPhone and iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular models) are capable of using a cellular data network for Internet connectivity. Select your carrier network technology to learn more about the cellular data network capabilities and features, including: Network types Status Bar icons Whether simultaneous voice and data are supported (on iPhone)(…)

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Security Tips

Security Tips

1. Gatekeeper Gatekeeper’s control resides under Preferences/Security & Privacy and it’s main function is to allow the user to control which apps can be run without further escalation and or attention. For example it is by default to ‘Mac App Store and identified developers’ so if you download an application that doesn’t meet this criteria(…)

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Tags Tips

Tags Tips

To get going with Tags, open a new Finder window and browse to any file or folder on your Mac. With the item selected, click the Tags button that appears at the top of the Finder toolbar. Use the new Tags button to add a Tag to any item A popup window then appears – to add a new(…)

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iBooks Tips

iBooks Tips

Ever since iBooks became a hit on the iPhone and iPad, it’s no surprise that Apple has brought the popular book reading app to the Mac. Mavericks includes iBooks as a standard application, allowing you to read and browse books in a dedicated program rather than using iTunes – where your e-books previously sat rather(…)

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Maps Tips

Maps Tips

There’s no doubt that Maps is a welcome addition to the first-party Apple apps that come with Mavericks. It’s certainly a great rival to Google and is of course much more integrated into the OS than Google Maps. It also works nicely with other applications and options such as sharing, and brings more consistency between(…)

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File Sharing

File Sharing

File Sharing allows your Mac to share files and folders with other Macs and PCs on your network. Notes Your file sharing settings may be overridden by your network router’s firewall, the firewalls on other computers, or the firewall in Mac OS X v10.5 or later. Before you begin, you might want to create all the user and(…)

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OS X Recovery

OS X Recovery

OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks include OS X Recovery. This feature includes all of the tools you need to reinstall OS X, repair your disk, and even restore from a Time Machine backup without the need for optical discs. Recovery System OS X Recovery includes a built in set of utilities as part of(…)

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Migrate Windows Files

Migrate Windows Files

You don’t have to start your Mac life from scratch. You can transfer over many of your PC files and use them just like you have before. You can easily move your Windows files to your new Mac and use them with Mac applications. Macs can open many different kinds of files from your PC,(…)

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Manually Migrating Data

Manually Migrating Data

If your computer is too old to work with Migration Assistant, you can manually copy your data from one computer to another using these steps. Migration Assistant is the easiest way to move users, documents, computer settings and other items from an older computer to your new Mac. You can use it to migrate data from(…)

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Migration Assistant

Migration Assistant

OS X Mavericks allows you to easily migrate important information from one Mac to another. Transferred information includes user accounts, applications, documents, network settings and computer settings. Important: The steps in this article apply to migrating to a computer with OS X Mavericks; for help with migrating to Mountain Lion or Lion, please see OS X: How to(…)

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Finding your OS

Finding your OS

To get the latest enhancements and security updates, you should use the latest version of OS X. You can install updates you can install updates from the Mac App Store, from Software Update, or from the Apple Support website. To find build numbers for the version of OS X that came with your computer, refer to OS X versions (builds)(…)

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Wirelessly Mirror

Wirelessly Mirror

AirPlay Mirroring lets you send what’s on your Mac to an HDTV wirelessly with Apple TV. If your Mac supports AirPlay Mirroring, an AirPlay Mirroring status icon appears in the menu bar when an Apple TV is on the same network as your Mac. For information about Mac and Apple TV requirements to use AirPlay(…)

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Top OS X Tips

Top OS X Tips

1. Control a Mac remotely   There are dozens of ways of controlling a Mac across the internet, which you might want to do to schedule a recording, start a download and so on. You could try LogMeIn, or share a desktop using Google Hangouts and Skype; you could try port forwarding the built-in VNC client(…)

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Siri Tips

Siri Tips

Ensure that your device is connected to the Internet Siri works by sending your requests to Apple servers. Because of this, Siri sends information such as your voice input, contacts, and location (if you have Location Services turned on) to Apple to process your requests. For Siri to work, your device must be connected to(…)

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iOS 7 Tips

iOS 7 Tips

Bug: White screen of death A bug that seems to have cropped up for a lot of people, particularly on the iPad, but also various iPhone models is a random crash from the home screen which soft reboots the device and brings up a screen with the Apple logo. The background color matches the device, so a(…)

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Terminal Tips

Terminal Tips

The first thing to know about the Terminal is how to launch it, which you do by 
going to\Applications\Utilities\Terminal. Also, you’re no longer in graphical user-interface land: Most of what you’ll do in the Terminal is enter specific text strings, then press Return to execute them. When you see generic references like name-of-file or path-to-file(…)

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The Dock on Multiple Displays

The Dock on Multiple Displays

The Dock can automatically appear on a secondary display if you drag your mouse to the bottom of the screen on the secondary monitor (this will cause the Dock to switch displays from the primary display). Unfortunately, this can get annoying if you’re not used to this behavior. A simple fix is to move your(…)

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Quickly Turn Off Notifications

Quickly Turn Off Notifications

Notifications are great, but sometimes they can really be annoying. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to ensure that you get no notifications for the entire day. All you have to do is hold down the Option key on your keyboard while you click the Notification Center icon in your Menubar. Optionally, you can open the(…)

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Turn off Away Notifications

Turn off Away Notifications

Notifications in Mavericks now appear on your lock screen to show you items that happened while you were away. This new feature can be annoying, especially when you open your MacBook in a meeting, only to see multiple Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus notifications appear on your screen. Fortunately, you can correct this by opening(…)

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Turn off App Nap

Turn off App Nap

App Nap is a brand-new feature of Mavericks that reduces resources for apps in the background, in hopes that they will reduce power consumption. However, some apps may behave poorly with this new feature. If you notice erratic behavior from your backgrounded apps, you can turn off App Nap on a per-app basis by opening(…)

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