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Advanced searches in the Finder | Business Center The Spotlight menu is often the quickest way to start a search. And with the right keywords and Boolean operators, the Spotlight menu can dish up impressive results. But finding the files you need isn’t always as simple as typing a few words. For large or complex searches, open a Finder window and run your query from there. This will let you access a wider range of attributes and search criteria, let you combine multiple criteria to define your searches more precisely, and give you more options for sorting and viewing your results. Start a Finder search There are several ways to access Spotlight via the Finder. You can also access the Finder window after you’ve started a query in the Spotlight menu (useful if you’re having trouble narrowing down your results). If the Finder displays your search results in Icon view, you’ll probably want to switch to List view to get a better look at your results. Hone your search Add criteria Combine multiple queries Save searches for later

12 iPhone Tricks You Might Not Have Known (iPod Touch Tricks Included) Follow Us on Pinterest! Update: When you’re done reading this, check out 8 More iPhone Tricks You Might Not Know. Whether you’re an iPhone rookie or a weathered pro, take a look at these quick-and-easy iPhone tips and tricks which not only save you time, but ease your overall iPhone experience. (These items are listed in no particular order.) Scroll to Top of Page - In any application, Safari included, you can automatically scroll to the top of the page by tapping on the “top bar”, which has the time, service bars, and battery. Continue reading for the next 11 useful iPhone tips and tricks. 2. When typing a URL in Safari, you don’t have to type the “www” or the “.com”.For instance, for just type “cnn” in the URL box. 3. Hold down the “.com” key for “.net, .edu, .org” keys. 4. Hold a letter for a popup of various versions of the character (i.e. to type Espa√±a with the “√±” simply hold “n” and simply slide/release to the appropriate character). 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. See also:

Apple Rumors: The MacBook Pro Shrinks, iPad And iPhone Grow I suspect we’ll have to start picking and choosing our Apple rumor posts carefully in the coming months as the speculations begin flying fast and free, but until then a bit of gossip portending the next year’s changes won’t hurt anybody. iLounge is hawking some intel from their “most reliable source,” who claims to have the inside scoop on Apple’s upcoming revisions. It’s nothing mind-blowing, but it might be enough to make you unconsciously start saving money. The MacBook Pro redesign we’ve heard about before. Other sources have it rolling out in March, but supply line data is unreliable unless bulk orders are indicated. Most interesting to me personally is the report that the iPad will be a little thicker, in order to allow for the extra lighting necessitated by the high-resolution screen I’ve been crowing about at every opportunity for almost a year now. More suspicious is the report that the iPhone will be getting a size bump to a 4″ screen, making the device as a whole 8mm longer. - OS X tips and tricks! Get efficient with the Finder's sidebar | Business Center | Working Mac Whenever you’ve got a Finder window open, the sidebar can give you one-click access to the items you use most. Items here are arranged by category—Devices, Shared, Places, and Search For. Hide or reveal a category’s items by clicking on the disclosure triangle next to the category name. Devices: Items in this category include your computer; its hard drive(s); any external drives you have connected; your iDisk (if you have a MobileMe account and have it mounted or use local iDisk syncing); and any CDs, DVDs, or iPods you have connected. Using the sidebar’s Devices category, you can quickly eject (or unmount) disks or hard drives. Shared: This category includes other computers or storage devices on your network. Places: This category lets you access folders and files with a single click. Move items around so the most important ones are at the top. You can use one of your own images or get something from the Web.

iMessage Bug Traps Android Converters’ Personal Conversations… But There’s A Fix! iMessage is awesome, right? Since iOS 5 came out I’ve been telling all my friends and family (who, ironically, aren’t what you’d call tech savvy) to update and start sending messages for free. It’s super fast, I tell them, and your messages will be blue! Thrilling, to say the least. There’s just one problem: If you switch to an Android device from an iPhone (with iMessage activated), anyone who’s previously been sending you iMessages will no longer be able to send you texts. We first noticed the issue when CEO Antony McGregor Dey sent us this thread from the Apple support forums. However, a smart iPhowner by the handle Alphonsusjude has figured it all out. Instructions: Go to: in if not already logged in.Click on “edit products”Click on the “x” to the right of the product.Click “unregister”

Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 Released Published on 11-03-2011 02:49 PM Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 is fully compatible with the iOS 5.0.1 Beta released to developers yesterday. Yesterday, Apple pushed out the iOS 5.0.1 Beta to developers which has fixed numerous bugs in iOS 5 and brings the beloved multitasking gestures back to the original iPad. It was reported that iOS 5.0.1 could have been jailbroken with redsn0w 0.9.9b7, although you would need to point redsn0w to the iOS 5.0 firmware file, and the jailbreak was tethered. Originally Posted by Dev-Team Blog Redsn0w version 0.9.9b8 will natively recognize the 5.0.1 beta that Apple let developers start testing this week (so you don’t have to play the “point at 5.0 IPSW” trick). For those iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 users who preserve their baseband, the Mac version can also produce the NO_BB_* custom IPSW's for 5.0.1. This is still a tethered jailbreak for all except old-bootrom 3GS users. This new update brings support for the iOS 5.0.1 Beta. You can download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Mac, here.

Mac OS X Tips - Tips and Tricks for the Mac OS Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts To use a keyboard shortcut you press a modifier key with a character key. For example, pressing the Command key (it has a symbol) and then the "c" key copies whatever is currently selected (text, graphics, and so forth) into the Clipboard. A modifier key is a part of many keyboard shortcuts. Here are the modifier key symbols you may see in OS X menus: Startup shortcuts Press the key or key combination until the expected function occurs/appears (for example, hold Option during startup until Startup Manager appears). Sleep and shut down shortcuts Finder keyboard shortcuts Application and other OS X shortcuts Note: Some applications may not support all of the following application key combinations. *Note: If no text is selected, the extension begins at the insertion point. Universal Access - VoiceOver keyboard commands For information about VoiceOver key combination differences in Mac OS X v10.6, see this article. Full keyboard access Universal Access - Mouse Keys See also: Shortcuts for Mouse Keys.

iBiblia – The Ultimate iPhone Glossary As an iPhone user, you’ve probably found yourself in lots of “iPhone” conversations, especially lately with the release of the App Store and iPhone 3G. If throughout those conversations you’ve found yourself thinking, “Wait, isn’t jailbreaking and unlocking the same thing?” or “What does he mean by Pwnage“, then this glossary is for you. This glossary has lamens terms explanations of every iPhone term which seemed potentially confusing. If there’s something you’re confused about that we didn’t include, please let us know and we’ll update! (Note: The terms are listed in a semi-alphabetical, semi-logical flow manner. Activation - The process of registering your iPhone with Apple and AT&T. Accelerometer – A tiny 3 axis device which comprehends the iPhone’s physical position. Bricking - To take all function away from an iPhone or iPod Touch hence rendering it as nothing more than a shiny “brick”. Baseband - The iPhone consists of “two parts”, a computer half and a modem half. File System – Cydia -

Drawing on the iPad See how these 12 compare to other styluses: Check out our in-depth iOS stylus charts. Steve Jobs may hate the idea of using a stylus on his touchscreen devices, but the fact remains that some consumers simply prefer an intermediary accessory for interaction. Whether it’s too cold outside for direct contact, you’re worried about touchscreen germs, or you need a sketching tool, sometimes a stylus can be a good thing. Accessory manufacturers seem to agree, having produced a plethora of styluses for Apple’s iOS devices. As some people know, in my not-so-secret other life, I enjoy drawing cartoons. Since I bought my first iPad back in April 2010, I’ve been using the device for quite a bit of my scribbling and coloring—most of that with Ten One Design's Pogo Sketch. Note that, as of yet, Apple does not provide access to software APIs that might allow for pressure sensitivity on the iPad. Ten One Design Pogo Sketch, Ten One Design Pogo Stylus JustMobile AluPen SGP Kuel H10 Wacom Bamboo Stylus Mac OS X Automation: Services Downloads These services and Automator actions are provided as free examples of the design and use of Mac OS X automation technologies. All service workflows are fully editable and can be customized as need requires. ALL EXAMPLE WORKFLOWS AND ACTIONS REQUIRE THE INSTALLATION OF MAC OS X v10.6 and may require an adminstrator password for installation. COLLECTIONS: AppleScript Services, Audio Services, Facebook Services, Finder Services, Image Services, Internet Services, iPhoto Services, Mail Services, Media Picker Services, Movie Services, Navigation Services, Numbers Services, PDF Services, Safari Services, UNIX Services All of the service workflows on this page are fully editable, and can be opened in Automator. Services can be turned off and on in the Keyboard Shortcuts tab of the Keyboard system preference pane (view). Customized services can be easily created using the new version of Automator in Snow Leopard. Collections of videos from Apple, MacBreak, MacBreak Dev, and PeachPit Press.