How to turn off repeating Message notifications on the iPhone

Ever notice how your iOS device will notify you twice about an incoming text message? By default the Messages app will inform you when the text/sms arrives, and once again two minutes later. The idea is to grab your attention in case you were away the first time around. But it can get very annoying, especially if you did see it the first time but intend to respond at a later time.

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Apple’s new USB 3 Lightning SD Card reader brings photo imports to the iPhone

Apple’s recently updated Lightning to SD Card adapter is the easiest and most reliable way to import photos from your digital camera to the iPhone. While this has been possible before with WiFi SD cards, and newer cameras with built-in WiFi, the new SD card adapter is fast, easy to use, and allows you to shoot with any camera and share. Continue reading Apple’s new USB 3 Lightning SD Card reader brings photo imports to the iPhone

Forward SMS text messages from the iPhone to your mac

Thanks to the new Continuity feature introduced in OS X 10.10 Mavericks, it is possible to receive and respond to SMS text messages right from the Messages app on your mac. This makes messaging quicker and easier as you can reply from the device that is closest to you. Take advantage of the full size mac keyboard for quickly writing longer texts.

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Does the iPhone charge faster in Airplane mode?

I hear this a lot. Charge the iPhone in Airplane mode to top it off as fast as possible. Does this actually work out? Is the inconvenience of being disconnected worth the time savings? I was skeptical of these claims, so I decided to find out.

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How to bring back the uppercase keyboard in iOS9

You’ve undoubtably noticed that one of the subtle changes in iOS 9 is the new lowercase keyboard. When you’re typing in lowercase (i.e., most of the time), the lowercase keyboard is displayed. However, I’m not a big fan of this update; the keys don’t look exactly vertically centred to the eye, and I’ve grown used to the familiarity of the uppercase keys not only on iOS but pretty much every hardware keyboard ever.

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How to check ethernet connection speed on the mac

The convenience of wireless networking is fantastic, but it doesn’t compare to the solidity and dependability of a wired network connection.

Where can you find out if your Ethernet connection is running at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbit/s? It is not in the most obvious place, as it turns out.

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How to prevent Mac from going to sleep

Want to leave your Mac on for a while for some process to finish? The default behavior in OS X is to put the computer into a low power sleep mode after a couple of minutes of inactivity. While this is great for saving energy, you may find it interfering with your computer usage.

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When is the best time to buy a new Mac

Generally, most people prefer to buy gadgets early in the product’s life cycle, so it remains “new” for longer. Others prefer to buy a bit later, waiting for any early issues to be worked out. And everyone will agree, that buying right before a major improvement will make you feel at least slightly bitter, because Apple is not known for signalling a product update with a sale. Regardless of your preference, as an informed consumer you can make better purchase decisions.

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