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top tips for new iPhone iPod iPad users

An iOS device is a powerful device that only gets better the more you know about it. iPhones, iPad, and iPod were designed to be easy to use and figure out, and exploring all the features yourself can be one of the best things about owning a new device. If it is a new device or you are new the iOS world, I encourage you to dig deep into your iOS device and figure out all the neat little tricks and tweaks. In the meantime however, here is my list of 10 things every iOS owner should know and do.

Before we begin, I should apologize for the somewhat misleading title. I tried to keep it to just 10 tips, but I got a little carried away.

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change default app mac

Changing the default applications that opens when opening a file in Mac OS X is a definite must know, and can save you time as well as a headache.

Maybe you’ve downloaded a new app that you want to set as the default, or opening a picture could default to an app that takes a long time to load, such as Photoshop.

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top mac tips beginner

I remember getting my first Mac, I was excited and somewhat exhausted. Exhausted because I had just walked up 5 flights of stairs carrying my shiny new 27″ iMac. Never before had I touched a Mac, besides playing around with them at the Apple Store.

For my previous computing experience I had only ever used Windows and was feeling fairly confident about switching to Mac. I mean it’s a computer, I know how to use Windows, and a Mac shouldn’t be that much different. Right?

Not 10 minutes after logging in for the first time, I found myself on Google asking how to install an app on Mac OS X. To anyone who’s used a Mac for a while now, installing an app is just common sense. To someone brand new, the little things can be somewhat confusing. Here’s is a list of top 10 things every new Mac user should know.

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auto add holidays to calendar app

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.

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change icons in toolbar

The toolbar in most apps are where all those handy icons are located for easy and quick access. If you haven’t yet taken the chance to check into what the toolbar options are, you could be surprised at how much more accessible and useful you can make it.

Not all apps have a customizable toolbar. Most browsers let you modify the layout and a few of the native Mac OS X apps are supported. Some of the applications you should definitely have a look at are your most used apps like Finder, Safari, Mail and whatever else falls into your category of most used apps.

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zoom in zoom out mac os x hotkey

Zooming in and zooming out on my Mac is a feature I could not live without. Most people know that you can zoom in on content in Safari by double tapping on the Magic Mouse or Trackpad. This zooming feature however lets you zoom right down to the very pixels that make up the content on your screen.

It’s bad posture to be leaning forward and squinting at your screen, and anyways learning back in the chair is much more comfortable. This will be a really simple and short tutorial that everyone who owns a Mac should know about.

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can't see phone number iPad ipod iMessages

iMessages is the free text messages service from Apple, it allows you to use your email address or your phone number to send text messages. The problem is it can sometimes be troublesome to get your phone number to transfer to your iPad and iPod from the iPhone.

In most circumstances the phone number should transfer over, incase it doesn’t here’s how to get it working properly.

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