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Get Easy Desktop Access to All iCloud Files with Plain Cloud for OS X

Jan 21, 2013 - 6 Comments
Plain Cloud provides easy iCloud file access

Assuming you have iCloud configured with OS X, you’ve always been able to access iCloud files from the Mac desktop by looking for a little-known directory in the user Library folder. Having access to that folder can make it behave like Dropbox, with file syncing between Macs being built right into the Finder, but the … Read More

Improve Find My iPhone By Locking Down Location Services

Jan 4, 2013 - 16 Comments
Lock Down Location Services

Find My iPhone and Find My iPad are security features that make it simple to locate lost iOS devices by tracking them on maps through GPS. A potential problem is that after a device has been lost, or perhaps more accurately, after a device has been stolen, GPS or Find My iPhone can be turned … Read More

Open & Manage Up To 24 Browser Tabs in Safari for iPad

Nov 13, 2012 - 3 Comments
Safari tabs on iPad

If you use a lot of tabs while browsing the web, you’ll appreciate a subtle change to Safari for iPad that came along with iOS 6. You can now have up to 24 concurrent browser tabs open, a huge increase from the 8 tab limit in prior versions of iOS. While that 8 tab limit … Read More

Access iCloud Tabs from iPhone & iPod touch

Oct 3, 2012 - 5 Comments
Access iCloud tabs on iPhone and iPod touch

Thanks to Safari in Mountain Lion and iOS 6, all open browser tabs are accessable between your Macs and iOS devices through iCloud. Getting to those tabs is easy enough on a Mac and iPad, where clicking the cloud icon opens a list of available tabs, but on the iPhone and iPod touch it’s just … Read More

Use Notes as a Super Clipboard to Sync Data Between Macs and iOS Devices

Sep 30, 2012 - 39 Comments
Store files, images, and more in OS X Notes app

Notes has been around in iOS for a while, but it’s new to the Mac with OS X Mountain Lion, and if you think it’s just a place to keep track of a few thoughts you’re greatly underestimating the usefulness of this app. In fact, Notes can function as a powerful cross-platform clipboard, because not … Read More

Manage & Delete iCloud Storage and Backups from Mac OS X

Sep 24, 2012 - 3 Comments
Manage iCloud backups and storage in Mac OS X

If you have run out of iCloud storage for backups of either your Mac or iOS stuff, you can now easily manage existing backups and data for all devices right on your Mac from OS X: Open System Preferences from the  Apple menu and choose “iCloud” Click the “Manage” button in the lower right … Read More

Move a File to iCloud from a Mac with OS X

Aug 28, 2012 - 4 Comments
Move a File to iCloud from Mac OS X

The newer versions of OS X let you move files directly into iCloud from your Mac, these files can then be opened on any other Mac or iOS device set up with the same iCloud account. This is extremely convenient if you want to quickly move a file around but don’t want to copy it … Read More

Change the Save Location from iCloud to Local Mac Storage in OS X

Aug 20, 2012 - 7 Comments
Turn Off Documents & Data for iCloud

The latest versions of OS X feature deeper iCloud integration than ever before on the Mac, a feature that is extremely convenient for syncing things likes desktop Notes, desktop Reminders lists, documents, emails, bookmarks, and whatever else with iOS devices, but it can also be frustrating when you’re just trying to save a file in … Read More

Update To-Do Lists & Reminders on the Mac OS X Desktop from an iPhone

Aug 16, 2012 - 4 Comments
Auto-updating Reminders To Do list on the Mac desktop, thanks to iCloud

The new OS X Reminders app is iCloud enabled, and much like the Notes app, it lets you pin a list to the desktop. These two features combine to bring a synced and automatically updating To-Do list right to the Mac desktop, meaning if you change or complete a task while on the go from … Read More

Pin an iCloud-Enabled Note to the OS X Desktop from Notes App

Aug 13, 2012 - 12 Comments
A note floating on the Mac OS X desktop

The new Notes app in OS X Mountain Lion lets you tear off notes and to float over the OS X desktop. You can think of this as the Stickies app on steroids, and not only does it look better, but you can share directly from the Note. Best of all, if you have iCloud … Read More

How to Fix iMessage Not Syncing Between a Mac & iPhone/iPad

Aug 9, 2012 - 36 Comments
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As you probably noticed when configuring iMessage on a Mac, you use an Apple ID during the set up process. This allows iMessage to sync all messages between any Macs and any iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad you may have using that same Apple ID. But this doesn’t always work as intended, and sometimes messages … Read More

How to Access iCloud Documents From the Mac OS X Finder

Aug 9, 2012 - 16 Comments
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Since OS X 10.7.2 onward, you can access files stored in iCloud directly from the OS X Finder. Furthermore, if you have multiple Macs configured with iCloud and running Lion or Mountain Lion, you can actually use this hidden folder to sync files between Macs with iCloud, much like DropBox. With OS X and iOS … Read More

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