The Mac|Life 101 series is where you can come to learn new and simple ways to do things with Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems. Whether you’re new to the platform, or just want to learn a new technique, then MacLife 101 is for you.
We’ve all been there: You need to write an email, but you don’t have the time to devote fully right now. If only iOS had a feature that would let you save new messages you’re composing, then finish writing them later. Luckily, it does, and we’ll show you this somewhat hidden feature in the iOS Mail app that lets you easily write a new email, save it, and then revisit and finish writing it later.
Increasingly, we are using more and more devices, and the age-old question of how to sync data around to all of those devices keeps coming up. Today, we’re tackling the question of how to sync your Adium and iChat chat logs to all of your devices so that whatever device you’re using, you’ll always have access to your logs through Dropbox.
It's a slow week for news, as most people took off halfway through the week to prepare themselves for an epic feast of gluttony and deliciousness. But the news marches on and Apple stories are no different. So what did happen? What did we talk about? What are the rumors out there? Let's take a peek.
Still using OS X Lion and enjoying the free splendors of the Messages beta on your Mac? Sorry, folks, that party is coming to an end soon, as Apple begins notifying users they'll be cut off just before Christmas.
Well, this is the last weekend you have to relax and enjoy yourself before the ridiculous onslaught of holiday shopping and events consumes your every waking minute with errands and shopping and parties and decorating and trying to figure out how to wrap gifts and what to get and oh my we're getting a little excited (and a little exhausted) just thinking about it. Well, here's the week that was. Get at it. (Note, not Santa to our right.)
Despite having flags, VIPs, folders, and other modes of structure and storage, emails are inherently difficult to keep track of. Especially whenever you have a message that must be replied to by a certain time. Luckily, both the Calendars and Reminders apps can play nicely with email, allowing you to create reminders and events based on messages in Mail. Read on, and we’ll show you how to create reminders from your mails.
Our iPhones and iPads are ubiquitous devices that come with us wherever we go, but because of this they can also get clouded up with data that we might not actually need. Take email for example: sometimes you just want to wipe your phone clean of all that superfluous data and face the day with a fresh, clean slate. Fortunately you can do so in just a few steps.
With Apple’s announcement on Monday that OS X Mountain Lion is coming down off the… well, mountain… in July, it should come as no surprise to find that the company’s swanky Messages beta has been yanked ahead of the release.
Ever since its sneak attack back in February, we’ve only discovered further details of OS X Mountain Lion through leaks from Mac developers -- that is, until Monday, when the WWDC 2012 keynote offered up the rest of the details, including a price and rough release date.
Despite the advent of smartphones, video chat, and instant message, email is still a major outlet of communication. With that said, it's easy to get behind on emails and have your inbox spiraling out of control. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do now to help prevent this mess. Read on to find out how.