Mavericks was just recently released and hopefully all of us have installed this free version of OS X on our Macs. Once installed, it always fun to explore the new updates and features. Let’s check out what Maverick has to offer.
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iOS 7.0.3 was released a few days ago and it was a much-needed update for Apple users. It brought back a few key features that were missing from iOS 7.
I have prepared a video above to highlight a few main features.
The features I go over in the video are.
- Search the Web and Wikipedia right from spotlight search.
- iCloud Keychain.
- Reduce motion.
Surprisingly there is no simple switch to flick on your iOS device or Mac that auto-adds holidays to the Calendar app. That however doesn’t mean that there isn’t a free and simple solution.
I couple of years ago I actually spent money on an app from the App Store to import calendars to my Calendar app. Granted it was only $0.99, but still, I could be $0.99 richer right now. That being said, I’ve decided to pass on this little tip to all of you, not only to save you a bit of spare change but because a Calendar just isn’t complete until you add the Holidays to it.
Enabling the Find My iPhone feature is one of the first things you should do when acquiring a new iOS device. If you’re anything like me, when you can’t find your iPhone a mini heart attack ensues. Instantly going back to think of all the events of the day in hopes of being able to remember where it may have been left. Another time it comes in really useful is when it can’t be found just before leaving before work because it’s slipped down into some deep crevices in the couch.
Even though the feature is called “Find My iPhone” it works for all iOS devices, even your Mac.
The usual way to manage the file data in iCloud is through the app that is using iCloud to store its files. On a Mac however, you can gain access to the iCloud file system in Finder and manually edit, upload or delete files.
This method gives you access to the folder that is used by iCloud to sync all your data. Also from what I have noticed, sometimes apps don’t get fully deleted and part of it is left over in iCloud. I’m not sure why this happens, however with this method you can manually remove that left over app data.
So I received an email asking how to organize contacts into groups. My first thought was, “Oh, this will be simple”. So before I started up a response I picked up my iPad, opened the contacts app fully expecting that Apple would have made this easy to do. A couple of minutes later, I realized that you can’t sort contacts into a group on an iOS device.
This was confusing at first because you are able to view grouped contacts on an iOS device, even able to hide and view the groups. It would seem that Apple hasn’t given us the ability to group contacts on either an iPad, iPhone or iPod. If you do want to organize your contacts into groups then you’ll need to have a use the icloud.com website, the Contacts app on a Mac or use a different browser on your iPad.
Is your iOS device giving you problems updating saying it doesn’t have enough space to update to iOS 6?
iOS 6 is updatable on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 and the iPad mini, even if they only have 8 GBs or 16 GBs of memory.
Any of these devices, even if they only have 8GB of storage space can be updated to iOS 6, although you may come across an error saying you can’t update to iOS 6 because there is not enough space.
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