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Turn Off Notification Center in Mac OS X Temporarily

Aug 10, 2012 - 9 Comments
Turn Off Notification Center alerts and notifications in OS X on a temporary basis

Looking for some temporary peace and quiet from alerts and notifications but don’t want to completely disable Notification Center on your Mac? There are two quick ways to temporarily hush all notifications in OS X, silencing and stopping both the pop-up alerts and sound effects with the notifications, these two methods last until the next … Read More

Disable Notification Center & Remove the Menu Bar Icon in Mac OS X

Aug 6, 2012 - 65 Comments
Disable Notification Center and remove the icon from the menu bar in Mac OS X

Notification Center is a great addition to Mac OS X but not everyone likes it, sometimes just muting the alert sounds and turning banners and alert pop-ups off per-app is just not enough, and you may want to disable the entire notification system completely. Furthermore, if you don’t use Notifications on the Mac then you … Read More

Open Notification Center with a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

Aug 5, 2012 - 6 Comments
Keyboard shortcut to open Notification Center

Notification Center of OS X can be summoned either with a click of the menu bar item or a two-fingered swipe left on a trackpad, but you can also set a custom keyboard shortcut to see your notifications or alerts.

Send an Alert to Notification Center from the Command Line in OS X

Aug 3, 2012 - 21 Comments
Send Alert to Notification Center in OS X

Using an excellent third party tool called terminal-notifier, you can post alerts and messages to Notification Center directly from the command line. This has a myriad of potentially valid uses, but one fantastic use-case is along the same veins of verbally announcing when a command has completed or sending a badge alert, but instead posting … Read More

Mute Notification Center Alert Sounds in Mac OS X

Jul 31, 2012 - 10 Comments
Mute Notification Center alert sounds in OS X

Notification Center is a great addition to OS X, but the alert sounds coming in with each banner notification from a million and one different Mac apps and updates can be pretty annoying fairly quickly, particularly if you have a lot going on. Rather than muting all system audio to hush the constant chiming, you … Read More

See the 6 Day Weather Forecast Quickly on iPhone from Notification Center

Jul 31, 2012 - 4 Comments
See the weather forecast on iPhone in Notification Center

Want to see what the weather is going to be like for the next 6 days?

Send Growl Notifications to Notification Center in OS X 10.8 with Hiss

Feb 20, 2012 - 6 Comments
Growl to Notifications Center

Make OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion‘s new Notification Center feature instantly more useful by grabbing Hiss, a free application that sends apps Growl notifications directly to Mountain Lion’s desktop notification panel. There’s not much more to the app than that, but nonetheless it’s a great utility and worth downloading for those who are using the … Read More

Add or Remove Apps from Notification Center in iOS

Nov 14, 2011 - 4 Comments
Add or Remove Apps in Notification Center

You can quickly add or remove any items from showing up in Notification Center in iOS on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by modifying your allowed apps through the central system settings. This isn’t the same method as disabling an item like the stock ticker, but it’s faster if you want to adjust several … Read More

Sort Notifications in iOS by Time of Arrival

Nov 11, 2011 - 6 Comments
Sort iOS app notifications by time of arrival

If you get a ton of alerts or use the iOS Notification Center as a queuing system, sorting them by most recent event is preferential to grouping them by app. This makes it so you can quickly scan Notifications on iPad and iPhone by what came in most recently, rather than by what application the … Read More

Get the Old Pop-Up Style Alert Notifications Back in iOS 5

Nov 3, 2011 - 3 Comments
Go back to pop-up alerts in iOS

Many users are thrilled about the new iOS Notification Center and easily dismissed alerts, but some still prefer the old style of pop-up dialog notifications. You can enable the old pop-up alert style again, but you have to do it on a per-application basis with iOS 5: Tap onto “Settings” and go to “Notifications” Tap … Read More

Swipe Left to Dismiss New Notifications in iOS 5

Nov 2, 2011 - 8 Comments
Swipe to dismiss notifications in iOS 5

In the newest versions of iOS, you can swipe up to hide alerts and notifications on an iPhone or iPad when they show up at the top of your screen, but what if you have an older device running older iOS software? If you want to quickly get a notification off your screen in iOS … Read More

How to Remove the Stock Ticker Widget from Notification Center in iOS

Oct 25, 2011 - 11 Comments
iOS 5 Stock Ticker

Don’t want to see the Stock Ticker and market details on the iOS Notification Center every time you swipe down to view it on your iPhone or iPad? Many users don’t, and this was one of the first questions a friend asked me after updating to iOS and discovering market details as a prominent feature … Read More

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