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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

Custom Widgets in iOS 5 Possible?

Jun 10, 2011 - 12 Comments
Custom iOS 5 Widgets are Possible

It may be possible for developers to create custom widgets to contain within the iOS 5 notification center, assuming Apple allows it. This was demonstrated by a very simple proof of concept that is shown above. 9to5mac quotes @chronic, the jailbreak developer, describing how this is accomplished: all a developer needs to do is create … Read More

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