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How to report iMessage spam to Apple

How to report iMessage spam to Apple

Apple recently unveiled a means of reporting iMessage spam, a menace perhaps even more obnoxious than email spam. Here's how to help Apple stem the tide.

07/31/13

Block unwanted iPhone callers in iOS 6

Block unwanted iPhone callers in iOS 6

Sometimes, you get calls on your iPhone from people you don't want to speak to. iOS 7 will have a built-in tool for blocking such calls. In the meantime, here's a workaround.

07/01/13

iTunes 11: Miniplayer and Up Next tips

iTunes 11: Miniplayer and Up Next tips

How to make the Miniplayer appear even with iTunes is in full-screen mode, and a two ways to add tracks to Up Next.

12/24/12

Navigate iTunes 11 from the keyboard

Navigate iTunes 11 from the keyboard

One Hints reader found some nifty keyboard shortcuts for moving from one section of your library to another.

12/18/12

Create reminders when you aren't in Reminders

Create reminders when you aren't in Reminders

It's annoying that Mountain Lion has no built-in way to create new reminders without launching the Reminders app. But you can set up that capability yourself, with an Automator workflow and a keyboard shortcut

09/04/12

Shrink Preview files without ruining image quality

You may know that you can reduce the size of PDFs and JPG files by exporting them in Preview and applying a Quartz filter. But you probably don't know that you can customize those filters to improve image quality while still making...

08/28/12

Find out what's keeping your Mac awake

Sometimes selecting Sleep from the Apple menu doesn't do anything. In that case, there's a Terminal command that'll tell you which processes are keeping your Mac awake.

08/20/12

Quick Look in Messages, renaming Safari bookmarks

Two quick tips for Mountain Lion, one for previewing graphics in the new Messages app, the other for quickly renaming bookmarks in Safari.

08/14/12

How to save search URLs in Safari 6

The version of Safari that comes with OS X Mountain Lion has a new unified search-address field. That can be a big convenience, but it can also be a problem if you want to copy or save the URL of a Google search; the URL doesn't...

08/06/12

Mountain Lion: Pause notifications, edit bookmarks

Now that Mountain Lion is here, it's time to roll out some reader tips for it. First up: how to quickly pause alerts and banners, and a shortcut for renaming Safari bookmarks.

07/30/12

Force iOS to use YouTube site instead of app

The YouTube app that comes with iOS might be convenient, but it hasn't been updated in years. YouTube's own mobile site is better. Here's how to force iOS to use that site instead of the app for YouTube links.

07/24/12

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Back up blog or FTP directory with AppleScript

A Hints reader wanted to back up his Wordpress blog, but didn't like the available backup plug-ins. So he wrote an AppleScript to do the job and set it to run automatically every day.

07/17/12

Fine-tune volume and brightness in OS X

Normally, when you use the volume and brightness keys on your keyboard to adjust those output levels, your adjustments are made in whole steps on a scale of 1 to 10. But there's a keyboard shortcut that lets you adjust them more...

07/09/12

View a program's graphics in Preview

Need a program icon or an image from a template? You can easily access all of an application's graphical elements with this hint.

07/02/12

Three quick browser tips

Stop animated GIFs, take advantage of Safari's downloads pop-up, and shrink Google Chrome.

06/25/12

Make Mail Dock badge show important messages only

You can tweak Mail so the badge on its Dock icon displays the count of only those messages you really care about.

06/12/12

Stop the Lion "rubber-band" bounce

If you scroll to the end of a page or document in many apps in OS X Lion, there's a brief bouncing effect. If you'd like to get rid of that bounce, it's just a Terminal command away.

06/05/12

Quickly share iOS photos with your Mac

There are plenty of ways to share photos you take with your iPhone with your Mac, but none of them are especially quick or convenient. But here's a clever way to do it.

05/28/12

Copy events, delete Mail messages

Two quick tips--one from an OS X Hints reader for copying events from one calendaring app to another, the second from a Macworld editor for quickly deleting messages in Mail.

05/22/12

Organize videos by groups in iTunes

By classifying all kinds of videos as TV Shows in iTunes, you can make them easier to organize.

05/15/12

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