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How to write an e-mail across multiple Apple devices

How to write an e-mail across multiple Apple devices

In this post, I will show you how to start an email (or a reply) on one Apple device and continue/finish it on another one.

In Apple's jargon, this feature is called "Handoff" and it works with various applications besides Mail, like Safari, Messages, etc.

How to swap mail recipients on your iPhone

How to swap mail recipients on your iPhone

In this post, I will show you how to quickly swap e-mail recipients between the To: and Cc: fields when replying to all in Mail on your iPhone.

When you hit "Reply All", the sender's e-mail address will be put in the To: field and the recipients that were in the Cc: field will remain there.

Did you know that you can very easily swap recipients between those fields?

How to only get relevant email notifications on your iPhone

How to only get relevant email notifications on your iPhone

In this post, I will show you how to restrict email notifications for only a select group of people, called VIPs, on your iPhone.

This tip is useful if you want to:

  • remove all email notifications except for VIPs

  • quickly access email conversations from a small group of people

  • be able to customise email notifications for loved ones or important relatives

What is even better is that the VIP list is synchronised across multiple devices via iCloud.

How to configure notifications on your iPhone

How to configure notifications on your iPhone

In this post, I will show you how to configure and act upon notifications on your iPhone.

Both built-in and third-party applications can notify us of new or updated information via a combination of

  • sound (the ding that you hear when a new email arrives)

  • badges (the red number on the top right corner of an app’s icon)

  • on the Lock Screen and Notification Centre

  • on the Home screen or within an app via banners, which exist in 2 forms:

    • Temporary (the banner goes away automatically within 5 to 10 seconds)

    • Persistent (an action is required for the banner to go away)

How to quickly silence notifications on your iPhone

How to quickly silence notifications on your iPhone

In this post, I will show you how to silence notifications and even calls on your Apple devices for a limited amount of time.

Don’t get me wrong, I love being notified of important emails, messages and reminders, yet there are times when I would love to get rid of them.

If you don’t know how to tweak the notification level/frequency on an app by app basis, I’ll show you in the next post.

Here, I’ll focus on temporarily blocking most of them with a single switch, called “Do Not Disturb”.

How to navigate quicker in Safari on your iPhone

How to navigate quicker in Safari on your iPhone

In this post, I will show you how to navigate quicker through the page history in Safari (approx. 1 minute reading time).

When you want to go through the history of a particular tab in Safari, you usually click or tap multiple times on the icons which looks like "<" and ">" (top left on a Mac and iPad or bottom left on iPhone) until you reach the page that you're looking for.

But did you know that you can easily have access to the complete navigation history for this page?

How to reduce distractions in Safari on your iPhone

How to reduce distractions in Safari on your iPhone

In this post, I will show you how to temporarily hide distractions and undesired content when reading articles with Safari.

Let's take the website guardian.co.uk as example; alongside each article, you will often see advertisements, share icons (Facebook,Twitter, etc.), related articles and whatnot.

How to quickly access relevant information on your iPhone

How to quickly access relevant information on your iPhone

In this post, I will show you how to quickly access relevant information via the Today view.

One way to assess our efficiency is what I call the 10 seconds rule which goes like this: "Can you find, in 10 seconds or less, what you’re looking for?” 

This rule applies to physical (paper clips, scissors, …) and digital (a folder, a document, an app, information like the weather, …) things.

Since iOS 7, Apple has been gradually implementing and improving features that allow us to access information more efficiently, and one of those is the Today view.

How to quickly launch apps on your iPhone

How to quickly launch apps on your iPhone

Today, I’ll show you how to quickly launch applications and even perform calculations with Spotlight.

In case you don’t know Spotlight, it’s the built-in search tool available on your Mac, iPhone & iPad.

Since it can find any file very quickly, Spotlight can be used to launch applications, even those that are hidden anywhere on your device.

How to save space and reduce distractions with "app offloading"

How to save space and reduce distractions with "app offloading"

Did you know that it's possible to remove an app while keeping its documents and data intact with iOS 11?

As explained in my previous post, this feature is called app offloading.

It allows to temporarily save local storage space on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, without losing any data along the way.

This is especially useful for devices with only 8 GB or 16 GB of local storage space.

Should I upgrade my iPhone to iOS 11?

Should I upgrade my iPhone to iOS 11?

Apple released iOS 11 on September 19th.

If you stayed on the sidelines, you did well.

Indeed, early releases of a brand new operating system invariably brings a few bugs along.

This is why it’s usually wise to wait at least for the second point release.

Still wondering whether you should upgrade your iPhone to iOS 11?

Well, you are not alone asking this question.

My goal with this post is to help you make a decision.

How to sync selected photo albums between your Mac and your iPhone

How to sync selected photo albums between your Mac and your iPhone

Sean Arenas asked the following question on Quora:

Can I sync photo albums and choose which ones to sync if I enable iCloud storage on my iPhone and Mac?

The short answer is "possibly" and it depends from two factors:

  1. The size of your main Photos library
  2. Your willingness to manage multiple libraries on your Mac

My 3 main takeaways from the Apple Keynote on June 5, 2017

My 3 main takeaways from the Apple Keynote on June 5, 2017

Between 5 June and 9 June 2017, Apple is holding its annual worldwide developer conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California.

For one week, more the 5,000 developers from more than 70 countries get to meet and discover new features that Apple has been working on over the past 12 months, both in hardware and software.

In case you don't know, the first day is always kicked off with a presentation called the "Keynote", during which Tim Cook, (the CEO) and his team paint a picture of what is coming up in the world of Apple.

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