If there's one thing that leaves me scratching my head with OS X's Finder, it's the lack of a display for the size of folders and subsequent files within them. It drives me crazy.
Yesterday, on LifeHacker, there was a snazzy little tip that turns on the size readings and I thought I'd pass it along.
Open a Finder window
Switch to List View
Click on the Gear icon
Click on Show View Options in the menu
Check the box titled, 'Calculate All Sizes'
Why this isn't on by default absolutely boggles the mind.
If you're looking to add blank spaces to your iOS home screen, instead of having all the applications line up one after another, a newly found bug in iOS has made it possible.
Put your apps in this order in the bottom row of an iOS page: App, Group with two apps in it, app, app.
Move an app out of the folder, and onto the last app in the row to create a new folder.
While maintaining your touch on the screen, drag the application back to its original position.
Go back to ... more
Siri quickly went from Johnny 5 to Marvin the Paranoid Android for most iPhone users, as the launch was plagued with network and service outages. Once everyone went through all the easter eggs, there were a lot of questions as to how to integrate Siri into everyday use patterns. One of the more overlooked features for Siri is the ability to work nearly hands free for dialing and texting, a useful feature if stuck in traffic.
Siri still can be easily tripped up by nonstandard phonetics, such as when your cousin ... more
Face it, we all have that one pair of jeans that has been sitting around our closet for years. Sure, you could throw these jeans in the garbage, but what if you could do something actually useful with your old "Mom jeans"? Well, Instructables user =SMART= has an idea for you: a denim iPhone sleeve.
Making the sleeve is quite simple. According to the tutorial, you only have to make a few cuts on your old pair of jeans, fit your device, and then sew away. Once you're finished, you ... more
After Google Now was released to iOS users earlier this week, some have reported seeing their iOS device's battery-life diminish. After a bit of research, the cause of this battery drain is said to be the Location Reporting function that is built into the Google Now application. Though this feature is automatically enabled when installed, it's very easy to disable via the Settings screen.
To disable Location Reporting, launch the Google Search app and tap on the settings button that is located towards the top of the screen. Now, look ... more
Many of you out there count on your Merlin Mann’s or your David Sparks’ to get your productivity tips. However, when Warren Ellis mentions an App, you can bet that it’s made a big splash. If you managed to miss the coverage, Status Board is a Dashboard-like app for the iPad. That may be a gross oversimplification, but it is a good place to start.
For most of the linked panels below go to the site on your iPad and you can install them into Status Board with ... more
It's not the first time I've gone looking, and it's certainly not going to be the last time I look up exactly what the difference is between LED, LCD, Plasma, and OLED TVs. LifeHacker just published this funny video of a guy explaining all the television types in three minutes. Since I received an email last week asking me the differences, I figured I'd just publish the video here. Leeanne, this one's for you!
Most of the information in this video is available online, but at that moment when you're ... more
The iPhone has both amazing camera hardware and software. However, the only issue with Camera.app is the fact that most of the features remain out of sight due to its minimal user interface. Once these features are uncovered, you can unlock the full potential of your iPhone by activating HDR photos, an alignment grid, exposure auto-focus and auto-exposure lock, panoramic photos and even remote shutter.
HDR (High dynamic range)
HDR (high dynamic range) is a great way to enhance your low-light photos. This is due to the fact that HDR photos ... more
Even though iCloud isn't perfect, it has proven to be extremely useful when syncing content from your Mac to iOS devices. An example of this is Safari bookmark and tab sync via iCloud. Mac and iOS users can have their Safari tabs automagically sync between devices via iCloud servers. While Safari sync may be useful, the option is a bit hidden within the Settings app on your Mac and iOS devices. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to enable bookmark syncing on both your Mac and iOS device.
Enabling ... more
If you’re a music enthusiast, chances are you like to listen to music when you’re on the go. And while you probably use headphones to fulfill this need, they can’t be used when hanging out with music-loving friends and family when at the park or beach. In these types of
I’ve had a long relationship with Realmac Software, and their applications. The first time I came across one of their products with Little Snapper, which I’m pretty sure showed up in my email because of a MacHeist bundle I had purchased early on in my Mac life. Since then, I’ve