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Monitor System Stats, CPU Temp, Fan Speed in Mac Notification Center

Mar 13, 2016 - 5 Comments
System monitoring in Notification Center widgets for Mac OS X

Many Mac users like to keep a watchful eye on their system stats, including processor utilization, memory usage, disk activity, network usage, CPU temperature, fan speed, and perhaps battery stats. The Activity Monitor Dock icon offers one way to do this, but it’s on a limited basis, so if you’d rather see all kinds of … Read More

Prevent All Alerts from Notification Center in Mac OS X Without Disabling the Feature

Dec 7, 2015 - 16 Comments
Stop annoying alerts in Notification Center of Mac OS X

Notification Center in OS X delivers alerts and messages from Mac system functions, software updates, and various applications. While these notifications and messages can sometimes be helpful or informative, they can also be disruptive and incredibly annoying if you’re trying to focus or get things done on the Mac. Additionally, some users may not like … Read More

Show & Hide Notification Center Widgets in Today View of Mac OS X

Feb 7, 2015 - 3 Comments
iTunes Notification Center widget is here just like you wanted

The Mac Notification Center gained widgets in OS X Yosemite, which are revealed when the Notification Center is opened and the “Today” view is chosen. This looks and functions a bit like Widgets in iOS, and these widgets range from World Clock, Calculator, Weather, Reminders, Calendar, Stocks, Social, and an to an iTunes widget, but … Read More

How to Enable the iTunes Notification Center Widget in OS X

Jan 30, 2015 - 10 Comments
iTunes icon

Mac users who are running the newest version of iTunes in OS X Yosemite can choose to enable an optional iTunes widget in Notification Center. Despite being the primary change to iTunes 12.1, the widget is not enabled or shown by default on any of the Macs I’ve updated, which is likely to be the … Read More

How to Add, Remove, & Rearrange Widgets in Notification Center of iOS

Oct 2, 2014 - 4 Comments
Rearranging Notifications in iOS

Notification Center on the iPhone and iPad has long included items like Stocks, Reminders, Calendar, a Today summary, and a Tomorrow summary, and now new versions of iOS allow for third party widgets to be added as well. But since not every widget and notification panel applies to everyone, you may want to adjust what … Read More

How to Add & Edit Stocks Shown on Notification Center of iPhone

Jun 18, 2014 - 4 Comments
Add stocks to the Notifications screen on iPhone

Swipe down from the top of your iPhone screen and you’ll bring about Notification Center, a nice overview panel which shows a weather forecast, calendar events, commute time, and stocks and their performance on the day, amongst other gathered notifications. While you can customize what’s shown here by toggling switches within the Notification Settings, what’s … Read More

How to Disable Push Notification Requests in Safari for Mac OS X

Apr 28, 2014 - 5 Comments
Push Notifications in Mac OS X

Push Notifications sent to Safari in Mac OS X are generally thought of as really great or really annoying, depending on user opinion. If you’re in the latter crowd that finds Safari Push Notifications to be a nuisance, you can now set Safari in OS X to never allow websites to ask for permission to … Read More

How to Turn Off the Frequent Locations Feature on iPhone

Apr 14, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Frequent Locations on the iPhone

Frequent Locations is an intelligent feature on the iPhone that allows the device to track where you go and learn what places are frequently visited. Once the iPhone has determined some locations that are most common, say your home or work, the iPhone will then report to you some personalized data about that location, like … Read More

Change How Long Notification Banners Persist for in OS X

Jan 29, 2014 - 8 Comments
Notifications banner in OS X

Banner notifications pop up on the side of the screen in OS X and disappear on their own within a few seconds. Some users may find that banner persistence time to be either too long or too short, and that is what we’re going to focus on changing here, giving you some control over how … Read More

Send and Respond to Messages from Notification Center in Mac OS X

Dec 4, 2013 - 5 Comments
Messages icon

Need to quickly send out a message from your Mac to one of your contacts with iMessage, someone on AIM, Yahoo Messenger, or Facebook messaging? So long as the messaging service is configured for use with the Messages app on the Mac, you can quickly send out a new message directly from Notification Center in … Read More

Schedule Do Not Disturb in OS X to Stop Nagging Notifications on the Mac

Nov 12, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Schedule Do Not Disturb in OS X

Notification Center in OS X sends a little pop-up alert in the corner of the screen when an event occurs. These are often in the form of a reminder originally made on an iPhone, a new inbound iMessage, a persistent software update or twenty, new emails, almost anything really. While obviously useful for many occasions, … Read More

Quickly Clear Notifications from the Lock Screen in iOS

Nov 2, 2013 - 1 Comment
Clear the lock screen notifications quickly with a swipe up and down

Have a bunch of Notifications and Alerts sitting on the lock screen of your iPhone or iPad that you don’t want on there anymore, but don’t want to unlock the device or leave the lock screen? No sweat, rather than swiping to unlock the iOS device and then manually addressing the notifications, you can shuffle … Read More

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