Get more out of OS X's save-as-PDF feature One of OS X’s most-useful features is the capability to save any printable document, webpage, or file as a PDF. This week’s video shows you some nifty ways to get more out of this feature. One of my favorite features of OS X is the built-in capability to save any printable document, webpage, or file as a PDF. You do this, confusingly enough, from within each app’s Print dialog box. Adding a keyboard shortcut But there are some nifty ways you can get more out of this feature. Now, whenever you want to save a document or other printable item to a PDF file, just press Command+P, and then Command+P again. Adding favorite locations But what if there are particular folders where you frequently save these PDFs? First, open the Library folder inside your home folder. Now find the folder you want to appear in the PDF menu. The next time you’re in a Print dialog box and you click the PDF button, the menu includes your folder aliases, using each alias’s name as the name of the menu item.
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. 1. 2. 3. 4. Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 37. 38. 39. 40. *Bonus* World Map Tattoo with Countries Visited Coloured If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.
Here are 5 ways iOS 7 can help the enterprise Since the release of the first beta release to developers in June 2013, iOS 7 has been making news in the tech world. With the public release just a few weeks old, reactions from end-users and tech pundits have been mixed. Change is hard for some and iOS 7 is loaded with changes. While the most obvious of those changes are cosmetic, several make iPhones and iPads more friendly to enterprise use. There are dozens of new features aimed at business use, making this the most enterprise-friendly release of any iOS incarnation to date. Though it is currently the norm, over the long-term, few businesses will build their own apps from scratch. Single sign-on: Apple is incorporating a shared keychain capability that takes advantage of MIT’s widely-used Kerberos protocol to allow apps to manage federated credentials with a single point of authorization. Tim Panagos is the former Chief Architect of Accenture and current CTO of Point.io.
10 tips para que iOS7.1 no se consuma tu batería Desde que la nueva versión del smartphone de la compañía de la manzana salió a la venta, muchas han sido las personas que se cuestionan sobre el ahorro de la batería de sus teléfonos, y es que, definitivamente, una de las grandes incógnitas al respecto tiene que ver con cómo hacer que la carga dure más tiempo… No hay ningún truco de magia aquí; en realidad, la clave está en desactivar opciones que no vayamos a utilizar, pues el iOS7.1 tiene muchas funciones que son estupendas, pero solo si las utilizamos. En este sentido, en De10.mx hemos retomado una lista con todos aquellos tips que, si los llevamos a cabo, nos aseguran una larga duración de la batería; y te invitamos a que los conozcas en nuestra galería fotográfica. Tú, ¿cómo ahorras energía en tu smartphone? Con información de Una Lechuza, Applelizados y Hola Telcel
How to add your PDFs to iBooks and organize them Thanks to the new iBooks app in OS X Mavericks, it’s easy to store and read your ebooks—be they purchased from the iBookstore or elsewhere (as long as they’re in the .epub or .ibooks format). But you can also keep PDFs in iBooks, too, and even organize them to your liking—though Apple’s tools still leave a bit to be desired on that front. Add your PDFs Adding PDFs to the iBooks app is easy. If you want to add a whole bunch of PDFs, or you’re looking for PDFs from your hard drive to add, you can do a quick Finder search to find them. Unlike the old iBooks section in iTunes, the iBooks app doesn’t let you adjust or alter metadata for books you’ve added yourself—so if your PDF has a weird name and author, you may have to adjust that in a different program (like Adobe Acrobat) before uploading to iBooks. Organize your PDFs Once you’ve added your PDFs to iBooks, you can easily view and organize them by visiting the Collections tab. Peruse your PDFs
10 best iPad apps for personal productivity Morning Morning is like your personal guide to starting the day. It has a colorful interface with calendar updates, news, weather, and to-do items. While other apps may offer more utility for such specific tasks, Morning makes for an attractive, all-in-one application. How to avoid big international iPhone data charges Taking an iPhone on an international trip can be a harrowing experience. Every time you post a status update to Twitter or check your email, you imagine your wireless carrier charging you a fortune in international data roaming fees. But there are ways to stay connected while you're traveling without freaking out about the cost. Close the data spigot The most important iPhone setting when you travel internationally is found in the Settings app, in the Cellular section: Data Roaming. But that’s a real all-or-nothing proposition. Fortunately, in iOS 7 there’s a way to control the data spigot app by app. Even better, in this same section, underneath each app, you’ll see the amount of data it uses when you’re on a cellular connection. Talk to your carrier Before you leave the country, talk to your wireless carrier (or visit its website) to see what international plans it offers. If you’re an AT&T customer, you may also want to ask about unlocking your phone. Buy a prepaid SIM card Travel safe
How to Show A List of Every File Ever Downloaded on Your Mac The internet has a lot of great content, and I find myself downloading stuff all the time! Pictures, apps, documents – you name it! If you’re like most internet users, you likely do the same. Have you ever wanted to remember the name of a certain picture or file you downloaded, or can’t remember where something came from? To display the history, just enter the following command into Terminal on your Mac (on a single line!) sqlite3 ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.QuarantineEventsV* 'select LSQuarantineDataURLString from LSQuarantineEvent' Note that it can take a while for the command to generate a complete list – especially if you have an older mac that’s been around for a while, or if you download a lot of files! Fortunately, you can sort the list into similar items by entering the following command: sqlite3 ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.QuarantineEventsV* 'select LSQuarantineDataURLString from LSQuarantineEvent' | sort
How to use iCloud Keychain Apple’s new iCloud Keychain aims to solve an irritating problem: even if you've entered usernames and passwords on your Mac, you still have to reenter every single one manually on your iPhone and iPad (as well as any other Macs you use). As of OS X 10.9 Mavericks and iOS 7.0.3, however, iCloud Keychain keeps these account credentials, along with credit card numbers and other personal information (including your account settings for email, contacts, calendars, and social networking services) in sync across your Macs and iOS devices automatically. Plus, Safari on both platforms now sports new features that integrate with iCloud Keychain, such as a built-in random password generator and an improved autofill capability. (Third-party apps may add support for iCloud Keychain in the future.) The setup process for iCloud Keychain is suprisingly involved, and has a couple of less-than-obvious steps. ), which include a number of additional, useful features. Set up your first device Approve a device
Now 932: Using Audio In Keynote There are several ways you can incorporate sounds and music into your Keynote presentations. You can add a background soundtrack that will play over the entire presentation. You can also add a sound for a single frame. If you set up this sound correctly, you can control the sound in the frame as well. Video Transcript (Click to Expand) Hi, this is Gary with MacMost Now. There are two main ways to add music to your presentation. Here is a sample presentation. Here I have the soundtrack. So I can just choose a song there and it would preview it for me and then I can add it in here by simply dragging it to this box. I can also adjust the volume for the soundtrack there. I don’t have to just choose from my iTunes Library. If you want to remove the soundtrack from the movie it is not quite apparent how you do that. This sets us up to add some music that is only for a specific slide. So you also have this Start movie on click thing. When you make this larger something else happens.
Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives, is the sixth issue of BBVA’s annual series devoted to explore the key issues of our time. This year, our chosen theme is the Internet, the single most powerful vector of change in recent history. In the words of Arthur C Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” The swiftness and reach of the changes wrought by the Internet indeed have a touch of magic about them. As a tool available to a reasonably wide public, the Internet is only twenty years old, but it is already the fundamental catalyst of the broadest based and fastest technological revolution in history.