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Use Event Invitations in iOS & OS X to Solidify Times, Meetings, & Dates

Sep 4, 2012 - 5 Comments
Invite people to events in Calendar from Mac OS X

Event Invitations are one of the best features of Calendars in iOS and OS X, and if you aren’t using them yet to confirm the time and dates of meetings and events with people you should start now. Once an invitation is sent, it comes through as an alert to the recipient, and they can … Read More

Remove Leather UI from Contacts & Calendar in OS X Mountain Lion

Jul 27, 2012 - 9 Comments
Remove Leather UI from Mountain Lion apps

Skeumorphism seems to be here to stay, but if you’re bent on ridding OS X apps like Contacts (Address Book) and Calendar (iCal) of any traces of the stitched leather appearance, Mountain Tweaks makes it as easy as a couple of clicks for OS X Mountain Lion users. Get Mountain Tweaks free from TweaksApp Mountain … Read More

Remove Leather Appearance from Address Book & iCal Easily with Lion Tweaks

Jul 16, 2012 - 9 Comments
Remove the leather from iCal and Address Book

There’s a strong love and hate relationship with the leather UI skeuomorphism that has adorned many OS X and iOS apps as of late, and if you’re in the “hate” crowd then you’ll probably be pleased to discover that a free tool called Lion Tweaks makes removing the leather appearance from the interfaces of Address … Read More

Turn Off iCal Alerts in Mac OS X

May 5, 2012 - 3 Comments
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Anytime I schedule anything particularly important I use iCal alerts to remind me of the event. But I really only want to receive the alarm on my iPhone which is the device I have with me all the time, rather than coming home and opening my MacBook screen to an outdated alert from earlier in … Read More

Enable iCal Debug Menu to Access 24 Additional Options & Tweaks

Feb 13, 2012 - 8 Comments
iCal Debug Menu

iCal has a hidden debug menu with 24 additional options and features that can be accessed with the help of a defaults write command. Quit out of iCal and then launch the Terminal Enter the following command: defaults write com.apple.iCal IncludeDebugMenu 1 Open iCal again to find the “Debug” menu Many of the options are … Read More

Share iPhone, iPad, and Mac Calendars with Anyone Else from iCloud

Nov 8, 2011 - 13 Comments
Share Calendars with anyone else through iCloud

Using iCloud, sharing a Calendar from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac OS X iCal with anyone else is now easier than ever. It’s a straight forward process that requires iCloud, set it up if you haven’t already and get sharing, here’s how: Go to http://icloud.com and login with your Apple ID that’s configured with iCloud … Read More

Change iCal Leather Interface Back to Aluminum in OS X Lion

Jul 23, 2011 - 73 Comments
Change iCal Leather Interface to Aluminum in OS X Lion

Do you hate the way iCal looks in Mac OS X Lion? The leather interface of iCal looks like it’s right out of an iPad has definitely caused a split with users, people either love the way it looks or hate it with a passion. For the sake of this article, we’re going to assume … Read More

Sync Google Calendar with iCal

Apr 22, 2011 - 9 Comments
sync Google Calendar to iCal

I use Google Calendar for a myriad of reasons but since it picks up dates easily from Gmail it’s especially useful for me. Yet, somehow I never thought to sync it with iCal. If you use Google Calendar, why not sync it to your Mac? Setting this up is very simple: Launch iCal Open iCal … Read More

Change the default event length in iCal

Feb 13, 2011 - 4 Comments
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iCal automatically assumes that a new event will be an hour long, but you can manually adjust that into shorter minute intervals by using the defaults write command. Here is the syntax to enter into the Terminal: defaults write com.apple.iCal “Default duration in minutes for new event” 15 You can set the 15 at the … Read More

Detect and Add iCal Events Directly from iChat

Nov 13, 2009 - 1 Comment
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Did you know that iChat and iCal work very well together? If you’re having a conversation in iChat and you or anyone else mentions a date or a day, you can hover over that mentioned date/day and add an iCal event directly from iChat without ever launching iCal! Try it out yourself with any iChat … Read More

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