Understanding Replace, Replace All, and Merge in OS X Mavericks

March 8th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: OS X

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Unlike Windows, copying and moving files in OS X has always been a little confusing. I had previously written about moving/copying files in OS X and those tips still prevail, but there have been some changes to other copy scenarios in OS X Mavericks, mostly when you run into situations where a file or folder name […]

Understanding Memory Pressure in OS X Mavericks

March 7th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: OS X

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If you haven’t upgraded to OS X Mavericks yet, you should for a whole host of reasons. One of these reasons is the new Memory tab in Activity Monitor. It’s gotten a huge upgrade and it makes understanding memory usage in OS X a lot easier than previous versions. Using the new revamped memory statistics, […]

Prevent iTunes from Opening Automatically When Connecting iPhone

March 5th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: iTunes

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Here’s a simple tip for the day: stop iTunes from opening up automatically whenever you connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch! It really annoys me because I don’t even really use iTunes anymore, so there is really no need for me to open it. If I need to perform a local backup of my […]

Understanding Burst Mode in iOS 7

January 7th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: iOS

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Even though I got my new iPhone 5S back in December, I didn’t learn how to use half it’s features till only a few days ago. With the new iPhone and fingerprint reader everyone talks about, you can also take slow-motion videos and take 10 pictures per second with the new burst mode option. The […]

Delete Messages (Saved) Taking Up Large Amounts of Space

January 6th, 2014 by Aseem Kishore File in: iPhone

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Recently, my wife and I got new iPhone 5S’s for Christmas and I was really hoping that when I restored the backup of the old phones to the new ones, it would clear out some space that was being taken up by iMessage. For some odd reason, when I would go to General and tap […]

How to Remove Numbers from App Icons in iOS 7

December 27th, 2013 by Aseem Kishore File in: iOS

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Since the very beginning of iOS, Apple has simply displayed a list of app icons on the screen after you unlock your device. There are no widgets or anything else, just a bunch of app icons. Apple also allowed developers to add a small number to the app icon to give users information about that […]

Overview: Reminders for OS X Mountain Lion

August 1st, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: OS X

When Reminders for iOS was launched with iOS 5, I was absolutely overjoyed. Why? Because I had been long searching for a good and free to-do list application which syncs between devices. And while it wasn’t available for Mac at the time, I still used it anyway to sync tasks between my iPhone, iPod and […]

Overview: Notes for OS X Mountain Lion

July 31st, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: OS X

When OS X Mountain Lion was released earlier this month, Apple brought many of the useful applications and features from iOS to the Mac. One of these apps includes Notes, a simple note taking application that has been built into iOS since the original iPhone OS. And while this application may seem dead simple to […]

Have Scroll Bars Always Appear

July 27th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: OS X

One feature I really liked about OS X Snow Leopard was the fact that I could always see my scroll bars within applications. For some reason I felt good knowing exactly where I was on a webpage or text box. However, when I upgraded to OS X Lion, this was nowhere to be found as […]