How to Disable Auto-Correct on iPhone Completely

Jan 6, 2015 - 5 Comments

Turn Off Auto-Correct in iOS

If you’re fed up with auto-correct on the iPhone erroneously changing words to things you did not intend to type, you can opt to disable the auto-correction feature completely in iOS. Doing away with this feature is not recommended for most users, but choosing to turn off autocorrect can be a reasonable solution for some unique situations where the typo prevention feature is persistently a nuisance or just outright wrong.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

Make the Window Resizing Animation Speed Instant in Mac OS X

Jan 6, 2015 - 24 Comments

Speed Up Window Resizing Animations in Mac OS X

When you hit the green maximize button to resize windows on a Mac or send things into full screen mode, a fancy visual animation shows the redrawing of the window size as the active window expands outwards. While this looks great and many users will be happy with the default resizing animation time in OS X, it can feel sluggish to some users, and others may just not be a particular fan of excess eye candy effects in general.

For Mac users who want to dramatically speed up the animation time of window resizing events, you can turn to the terminal and adjust the window resize time with a defaults command string. In fact, by shortening the window redraw time to a tiny fraction of a second, you can basically make the resize animation instant, which can give the feeling that OS X is a bit faster.

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Increase Line Spacing in OS X Terminal to Improve Readability

Jan 5, 2015 - 4 Comments

Terminal If you’re a Mac user who finds the text output shown within Terminal app to be a bit too confined and tightly spaced, you’ll be pleased to discover that you can adjust the line spacing to accommodate your preferences. You can boost line spacing within Terminal dramatically or just a little bit (or if you really want to, shrink the line spacing too), and you may find that even a small increase to the line spacing can result in dramatically improved readability of text and command output within Terminal app.

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Disable Raise to Listen for Audio Messages in iOS to Prevent Weird Voice Text Behavior

Jan 4, 2015 - 1 Comment

Audio message in iOS

Raise To Listen is a handy feature in modern versions of iOS that allow you to literally raise your iPhone to listen to a received audio message and to respond by sending a new voice text. But the feature is not entirely reliable for all users (particularly those who use an iPhone case, more on that in a moment), and as a result it can cause some annoyances where a message is inadvertently marked as listened or played, and because audio messages remove themselves by default, those audio messages may disappear from your iOS device without ever actually listening to them. Perhaps even more annoying is that some third party cases and protective screen products may cause the Raise to Listen response feature to trigger at inappropriate times or cut off in the middle of a voice text, sometimes sending an audio message that is incomplete.

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Mac Setup: The Desk of a Senior Scientist & FPGA Developer

Jan 4, 2015 - 8 Comments

Mac Setup of a Senior Scientist and FPGA Developer

It’s time for another featured Mac setup! This time we’re sharing the workstation of Daniel W., a Senior Scientist and FPGA Developer who has a great Mac desk to learn a bit more about:

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By OSXDaily - Mac Setups - 8 Comments

How to Rearrange, Hide, & Show Hidden Instagram Filters

Jan 3, 2015 - Leave a Comment

Arrange Instagram Filters

Have a few favorite Instagram filters that you want easy access to? Never use some of the other filters and you want to hide them? You can now do both, rearrange your photo filters so that your preferred choices are in whatever order you’d like, and you can hide the filters you don’t like or don’t use. Of course if you hide a filter or many and decide you want to access them again, you can do that too. There are two ways to change your filters list, one uses a simple drag trick similar to changing home screen icon layouts, and the other uses the Instagram apps filter management tool.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

A Few Ways to Make the iPhone Alarm Volume Louder

Jan 2, 2015 - 15 Comments

iPhone Alarm Volume

Many of us use the iPhone as our primary alarm clocks, but if you’re a heavy sleeper then the volume of the alarm may not be sufficient to pull you out of a deep slumber, and you can easily dismiss the alarm in a half-awake state which doesn’t help much either.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 15 Comments

4 Minimalist Snow Texture Wallpapers for iPhone 6 Plus & iPad Air 2

Jan 1, 2015 - 7 Comments

Minimalist Snow Wallpapers

Some people love complex wallpapers of scenes and objects, and some people love simple and minimalist wallpapers that are zen-like, this time around we’re focusing on the latter with some simple winter themed wallpapers of snow and snow textures, offering a nice and subtle background to your favorite iDevices.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 7 Comments

Touch ID Not Working in Cold Weather? Here’s a Fix

Dec 31, 2014 - 16 Comments

Improve Touch ID Recognition in Cold Weather

Many iPhone users have noticed that Touch ID becomes finicky in cold weather, often not working at all when the temperatures drop in winter. Or at least, that’s what it seems like, but the real culprit is quite likely to be your skin and the effects of colder climates on fingerprints, which is what Touch ID is using to recognize and unlock your device. Fortunately, a solution to improving Touch ID recognition in colder weather is quite simple.

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Fixing Bluetooth Discovery Problems in OS X Yosemite

Dec 30, 2014 - 15 Comments

Bluetooth broken in OS X Yosemite and a fix Some Mac users running OS X Yosemite have discovered Bluetooth to become unreliable, either dropping device connections constantly or even simply not discovering a working Bluetooth device. For example, some users who are trying to use a PS3 controller with the Mac in OS X Yosemite may find that the Mac is unable to locate the Bluetooth controller at all, despite being right next to the computer and properly following the configuration instructions.

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How to Re-Download OS X Mavericks Installer from the OS X Yosemite App Store

Dec 30, 2014 - 19 Comments

Downloading OS X Mavericks from OS X Yosemite In some specific situations, Mac users running OS X Yosemite may wish to re-download the complete installer application of a prior operating system like OS X Mavericks. This is typically something only advanced users would want to do, perhaps for making a bootable installer for the older OS X version, for upgrading a different Mac, or even to downgrade (more on that in a moment), but unless you have a compelling reason to download the prior OS X release installer there is little other reason to do this.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks - 19 Comments

How to Remove a Finger Print from Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Dec 29, 2014 - 15 Comments

Delete a fingerprint from Touch ID in iOS

When you properly set up Touch ID to unlock your iPhone or iPad, many users add several different of their fingers to the configuration so that they can unlock the iOS device in different orientations. That’s a good idea, but sometimes you may want to change which fingers (or whose fingers) are allowed to access and unlock the Touch ID sensor, and to do so you’ll probably want to delete old finger prints from the Touch ID database in iOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 15 Comments

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