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Check Mail in iOS 6 with a Pull-to-Refresh Gesture

Sep 22, 2012 - 4 Comments
Check Mail in iOS 6 with a pull-to-refresh gesture

Mail generally automatically checks itself when launched, or every some-odd amount of minutes based on your Push and Fetch settings. From iOS 6 onward the familiar circle “Refresh” button is gone from the lower left corner though, but that doesn’t mean you can’t forcibly check mail yourself when you want to. To immediately check for … Read More

Have Your iPhone or iPad Read Emails To You & Speak to Write Back

Aug 31, 2012 - 4 Comments
Speak emails to you in iOS

Want to have your emails read to you? How about talking to write out a reply rather than poking around on the touch screen? You can easily do both in iOS, so the next time you need to read and write emails while you’re on the go or driving, consider using the awesome text-to-speech and … Read More

Manage eMail Better with VIP Lists and VIP Notifications in OS X Mail App

Aug 21, 2012 - Leave a Comment
VIP Inbox in OS X helps to manage email overload

It seems everyone is overwhelmed by email these days, with every inbox piling up humungous lists of messages that are usually not too important. If you’re tired of the email onslaught and use the Mac Mail app as your email client, you can use the VIP feature to better manage your mailbox. Senders tagged as … Read More

Show More Emails on the iPhone Mail Screen at Once

Aug 15, 2012 - 2 Comments
How to Show More eMails on iPhone Screen

A side effect of changing the Mail preview size can lead to many more emails being shown on screen without having to scroll. This is particularly helpful on the smaller screens of the iPhone and iPod touch and if you need to sort a lot of messages quickly: Open “Settings” and tap on “Mail, Contacts, … Read More

Set Up Outlook.com Email with Mail App (or Any Desktop POP3 Client)

Aug 3, 2012 - 46 Comments
Set up Outlook email in a desktop mail client

Microsoft recently unveiled Outlook.com as a free email service, it’s primarily web based as some sort of Hotmail rebranding, but because of the new domain you can still get fairly decent email addresses if you want one. As webmail you can obviously use any browser to check mail, but you can also use it with … Read More

Delete Mail in OS X Mountain Lion the Smart Way, Like Outlook

Aug 1, 2012 - 29 Comments
Delete Mail in Mac OS X the smart way

The Mac Mail app received a wonderfully understated change with how it handles deleting mail in OS X Mountain Lion. With the new version, deleting emails works more like Outlook; you delete an email and it then selects the next oldest email rather than jumping to the next most recent message. It’s a subtle change, … Read More

How to Save Images from Safari or Mail Onto the iPad & iPhone

May 14, 2012 - 19 Comments
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Saving pictures from websites or emails on to the iPad or iPhone is very easy once you learn how. This may be a bit of a beginners tip, but after fielding the question multiple times from relatives and even seeing it popup in comments on wallpaper posts, there are clearly a fair amount of people … Read More

Stop Pasting Full Names When Copying an Email Address in Mac OS X Mail

May 3, 2012 - 11 Comments
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Ever noticed that when you copy an email address from OS X Mail app and paste it elsewhere that you get the addressees full name as well as their email address? Try it yourself by right-clicking on someones email address like someonesname@domain.com and copy it, then paste it elsewhere and it will show up as … Read More

Change the Mail Font Size on iPhone

Apr 25, 2012 - 2 Comments
Change Mail font size on iPhone

The font size of mail messages can appear really small on the iPhone and iPod touch screens, but the default setting can be adjusted and increased substantially if the text size just looks too small. Try a few different options out, and ultimately it will depend on the quality of your eyesight as to what … Read More

Preview a URL Directly in Mail for Mac OS X

Apr 17, 2012 - 9 Comments
Preview Websites in Mail app for OS X

Everyone gets emails filled with links, but what do you do when an incoming message includes a potentially dubious URL that you aren’t quite so sure about? Rather than crossing your fingers and blindly clicking the link to open in the default web browser, try this tip out:

Attach a Photo to a Mail Message on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Apr 3, 2012 - 30 Comments
Attach Photo to Mail on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You’ve probably noticed there isn’t an attachment button floating around when composing a new email message in iOS Mail app, so how do you attach pictures to emails on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? It’s easy, and there’s actually two simple ways how to do it. Inserting Photos Into Emails in iOS Mail For … Read More

How to Remotely Sleep a Mac from Anywhere with SSH or an iPhone

Mar 14, 2012 - 23 Comments
Remotely Sleep a Mac

Ever been away from your Mac and wished you could put it to sleep remotely? Maybe you accidentally left a Mac on at home or at work, or maybe you just left a Mac running so a download could complete. You don’t have to leave it running while you’re gone though, here are two different … Read More

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