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iPhone calendar begins monday

Why does the week start on Sunday instead of Monday? Personally, I’ve always preferred my week to start on a Monday instead of Sunday as it just made more sense to me. I work Monday to Friday, and the last two days are my days to relax before I started the week again.

Changing the day your week starts on your iPhone, iPad and iPod as well as your Mac is really easy,here’s how.

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best window alternative software

When I first switched to Mac, I wasn’t sure which applications would be best suited to replace my Windows programs. Most of the programs that I used on my Windows PC didn’t have a Mac version and this led to trying to find the best alternative.

But how do you go about finding the best Windows alternative application when every company says theirs is the best?

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change tag name mac

Tags was a feature added to Finder in Mavericks, and when used properly it’s a great way to trying to keep all your content organized and easy to find. The problem however, is that the tags themselves are not organized. You can tag something with the color red, but what does the color red represent?

Changing the name of the tag helps you remember what’s actually being tagged. Changing the color can emphasize the tag, for example; red is attention grabbing so maybe it would work well as the “Important” tag or deadline tag.

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turn off apple tv remote on Mac

The Apple TV remote uses infrared to control the Apple TV. However it’s not just the Apple TV that can receive infrared, your Mac can also be controlled by the infrared controller. When I first found out about this, I thought it was pretty cool. I used it to control iTunes for things like changing the song.

After a little while though this got a little annoying since from my couch position, it was controlling both my Apple TV and iMac. Pressing the play button and having a movie play on my Apple TV and a song start on my iMac just got annoying.

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iphone favorites hide picture image

In iOS 7 the Favorites section in the Phone app shows a contact picture alongside the contact. If you don’t have a preset picture for the contact it will display a circle with the initials of the contacts name.

This feature is turned on by default. If you want to disable this feature, here’s how to do it.

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When I first got my hands on iOS 7, I was a little worried and confused. I thought Apple had removed the ability to search in Safari on iOS 7. With the release of iOS 7, the function of searching in Safari on an iPad, iPhone and iPod has changed.

Before with previous versions of iOS, there was a search bar right beside the URL field. With iOS 7, the URL field and search field were merged together.

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record mac screen

QuickTime is video player that comes pre-installed on Mac OS X. Beyond just playing videos, it can also be used to record the screen. QuickTime isn’t really a professionals choice as its editing ability is somewhat limited, however it’s perfect for those quick videos. It makes the process of recording, exporting and sharing really easy and fast.

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