Month / October 2013

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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reindex finder

Occasionally problems can arise with search results in Spotlight. This is caused by the search index getting corrupt. When searching for something, Spotlight doesn’t search every file on your computer, that would take way to long. What happens instead, is that all the contents on your computer is added to an index, the Spotlight Index. This includes meta tag data, every word inside your documents, emails… and pretty much everything else.

It’s not unheard of for Spotlight to have some issues, and keeping track of the constant ever changing data on your computer has been known to trip it up every now and then. Sometimes when search for something, Spotlight may refuse to acknowledge it’s existence, even if you’re blatantly staring at in on your desktop.

Also, if you’re having issues with it taking a long time, these methods will also speed up Spotlight search.

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iOS 7 hide folder inside folder

Nested folders or (folders within folders) was first discovered during the beta testing of iOS 7. It’s the ability to put a folder into another folder on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

How come I can’t simply drag one folder and place it in another folder?

  • The reason you can’t simply do this is because this is a glitch that can be activated by using a few quick movements on your device.
  • iOS 7 folders weren’t intended to be used in this way.

Now in iOS 7, when you create a new folder you can add as many apps into that folder as you want. It may sound kind of pointless to be adding a folder into another folder, but it’s a great way to hide some apps you may not like and tuck them away in a nested folder.

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custom vibrations iphone

Anyone have the problem I have with ghost vibrations? Dictionary definition of Ghost Vibrations: The feeling of a phone vibrating in one’s pocket, without actually vibrating. Usually causing one to check phone, followed by a confused stare at the screen. The default vibration alerts can be bit short or not enough to actually grab your attention, in that case we can create our own custom vibrations.

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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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