Tips & Tricks

Avoid overly long reply email chains in Mac Mail

Avoid overly long reply email chains in Mac Mail

By default, when you’re replying to an email using Mac Mail,  all previous emails will also be included below your response. In certain cases, that’s a good thing, as you want the other party to see all previous correspondence. But sometimes, you just end up with overly long and messy looking email threads.

There’s an easy way to remedy this, by changing one setting in your Mail preferences. By choosing Mail > Preferences > Composing you will find a couple of relevant options under the Responding area. If you choose the option to “Include selected text, if any; otherwise include all text”, you can now simply select an area of the email you want to respond to, and only that selection will be included in your reply email. This allows for much more clutter-free back and forth replies.
Experiment with it, and you’ll see what I mean.

Mail reply settings

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Maximizing Battery Life

Maximizing Battery Life

With all of your Apple devices, there are certain guidelines you should try to follow in order to get the best performance from your battery. One of the biggest factor is to avoid extreme temperatures. While 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) is the ideal comfort zone, anything between 50° to 95° F should be fine. So, as the temperatures begin to heat up this spring and summer, be careful not to place your macs, iPhones and iPads in direct sunlight on really hot days. It can create permanent damage that will lessen your battery’s life considerably. For more information about getting the most out of the battery of your Apple devices, you can read this article on the Apple website.

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Checking your cellular data on iPhone

Checking your cellular data on iPhone

If you’re not on an unlimited plan, you might like to keep a closer eye on your iPhone’s cellular data usage. Nowadays, if you listen to podcasts, or use apps like Spotify and Facebook, it can be quite easy to rack up big data usage very quickly.
If you’d like to track and manage the way you use your cellular data, this article will show you the way :
You can find out more here 

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Learn mac keyboard shortcuts

Learn mac keyboard shortcuts

One of most useful sites I’ve ever come across for learning mac keyboard shortcuts is danrodney.com. There, you will find a very well laid out collection of shortcuts and explanation of various menus you might find on your mac. As well as gestures, tips & tricks, recommend apps, and more. If you’re trying to become more of a power user on your mac, this is definitely a website you should bookmark and visit once in a while to brush up on your skills.

You can visit the Dan Rodney website here

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Silence notifications on your Mac

Silence notifications on your Mac

Sometimes, you just need to get something important done on your Mac, and blocking alerts and notifications makes it much easier to do that. A quick way to silence incoming notifications is to enter Do Not Disturb mode. A simple trick to do that is by holding down the OPTION key and clicking the Notification icon in the top right corner screen. That will turn off Notifications till the next day. But if you want notifications back on after a couple of hours, all you have to do is OPTION click on the same spot again, and Notifications are turned back on 🙂

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