iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better
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iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better
This will be a list of iOS device and Macintosh computers #APPS that make life easier or are productive in nature. Especially for social media, blogging, time management, productivity, calendar management. #iPhone #iPad #Mac
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Awesome Safari tip in iOS 7 you probably weren't aware of

Awesome Safari tip in iOS 7 you probably weren't aware of | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
by Yoni Heisler Jan 30th 2014 at 12:30PM Mobile Safari in iOS 7 introduced a number of new and interesting changes to the way users...
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20 Tools To Stop The Social Media Timesuck

20 Tools To Stop The Social Media Timesuck | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
The longer I work in social media, the more I realize that the biggest danger for a social media marketer isn’t proving ROI, anticipating Facebook algorithm changes or even dealing with Twitter trolls — it’s the dreaded Social Media Timesuck. You’re probably familiar with it. It’s what happens when you go to Facebook just to […]
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OS X Mavericks: Fixing wireless keyboard/mouse connections

OS X Mavericks: Fixing wireless keyboard/mouse connections | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
“I've experienced unexplained connection drops when using an Apple wireless keyboard and/or mouse with my Mac. I looked into this and found others experiencing similar challenges, so I've gathered a few suggestions that may help.”
Via David Anders
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Yes, my mouse connection has been wonky as well. Thanks for the tip.
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Best screen recording and capture apps for Mac: Voila, QuickCast, Screencast Maker, and more!

Best screen recording and capture apps for Mac: Voila, QuickCast, Screencast Maker, and more! | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
From basic screen recordings to selective capture, here are the best screencasting apps for Mac! There are lots of reasons you'd need to take screen recordings of a Mac— to create a software demo for work, to send a helpful walkthrough to your mom or dad, to add some life to a school presentation, or even just to capture something funny to share with friends. Apple builds screen-...
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From basic screen recordings to selective capture, here are the best screencasting apps for #Mac . I am looking forward to trying them out...

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Best apps for new Mac owners: Download right now!

Best apps for new Mac owners: Download right now! | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
Just bought a new Mac? These are the apps you should download right out of the box! There's very little in life that's more exciting than unboxing a brand new Mac. Once you've unpacked everything and set it up just so, it's time to open start loading it up with apps. From cool conveniences to useful utilities to getting more done to simply having a ton of fun, we've got the apps you...
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I am loving the the Airmail APP - wow so much better than the mail client the #mac #computer comes with.

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The 9 Best To-Do List Apps For 2014

The 9 Best To-Do List Apps For 2014 | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
As a former event planner I know all about to-do lists -- and that it is often very hard to find a to-do list app that perfectly matches your style.
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There are some great apps here to get you organized in 2014. #apps

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DropTask Is A Productivity App That Does Away With To-Do Lists | TechCrunch

DropTask Is A Productivity App That Does Away With To-Do Lists | TechCrunch | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
To do or not to do. That is the question for anyone who has a love/hate relationship with productivity apps. I've tested out so many different to-do list,..
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if you like to see things visual, this is the #productivity app for you. 

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20 of the best productivity apps of 2013

20 of the best productivity apps of 2013 | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
2013 was a great year for productivity. The email problem hasn’t been completely solved, but apps like Mailbox and Dispatch have taken away much of the pain of the task. Meanwhile, ...
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I love productivity #apps and here are some good ones to consider - there  were many that I have never seen before and can't wait to check out!

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10 of the best word processing apps for Mac

10 of the best word processing apps for Mac | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
If you own a Mac, there are plenty of word processing apps to choose from. Whether you're penning a research paper for college, a report for your boss or your next bestselling novel, ...
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Great ideas here. I like to use Evernote, google docs, and dropbox and Word for Mac. How about you?

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Apps Apple Forgot For The iPad: iPad/iPhone Apps AppList

Apps Apple Forgot For The iPad: iPad/iPhone Apps AppList | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
The iPad comes with a ton of apps. Apple does its best to show y
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Best RSS apps for Mac: ReadKit, Leaf RSS Reader, and more!

Best RSS apps for Mac: ReadKit, Leaf RSS Reader, and more! | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
The best RSS readers for the Mac, from powerful sync services to stand alone apps, and everything in between RSS has long history on the Mac. It was even built into Apple's own Safari and Mail at one point.
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I have been using Leaf RSS Reader this week and really love the integration with Readiblity, Instapaper and Pocket.

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How to Create a Reusable Shopping List in Springpad

How to Create a Reusable Shopping List in Springpad | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
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I love Springpad - Here is a great way to keep a grocery list.

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5 Questions That Will Help You to Focus on What Truly Matters in 2014

5 Questions That Will Help You to Focus on What Truly Matters in 2014 | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
“New Year’s Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man...
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Sometimes it is good to step back and look ahead! 

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32 problems with iOS 7, and how to fix them

32 problems with iOS 7, and how to fix them | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
Whatever iOS 7 problems you have run into there is always a workaround or a solution. We take a look at some common iOS 7 issues and fixes to alleviate them.
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Pictasale.

Pictasale. | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
The fastest and easiest tool to share and sell your goods! In only three steps, Pictasale allows you to share your goods to sell within your social communities and be found by buyers.
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Tried it out and it was really neat. Great way to sell something on Instagram, Facebook or twitter.

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Turn off Bluetooth to fix AirPlay mirroring bug in OS X

Turn off Bluetooth to fix AirPlay mirroring bug in OS X | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
“On some Mac systems, you can fix choppy AirPlay video by disabling Bluetooth. And if that's not an option, there's another possible fix. Read this article by Topher Kessler on CNET.”
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Improve your iPhone's bedside manner with this quick Do Not Disturb tip

Improve your iPhone's bedside manner with this quick Do Not Disturb tip | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago I wrote a ranty editorial on iMore in regards to the areas where I personally find the iPhone's features are lacking while I'm in bed catching zzzzz's. If you missed it, it's worth reading. It got a huge response and sparked an amazing community discussion. And I'm extremely glad I wrote post, as in the comments a suggestion was given by an iMore member that's proven to be...
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Simplify your email | Macworld

Simplify your email | Macworld | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
Overwhelmed by an overflowing Inbox? Take these steps to simplify your email today.
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You can simplify your email by picking just one as your go-to account and setting up all the other services to forward email to that primary address (so you don’t need to worry about sending everyone a change-of-address notice).

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Simplenote review: Basic note-taker for Mac bests OS X's Notes | Macworld

Simplenote review: Basic note-taker for Mac bests OS X's Notes | Macworld | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
The Mac version of Simplenote is very much like the iOS version, with a streamlined interface that doesn’t fill the screen with lots of icons or buttons.
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Wow, just started to use this and really like it. Simplenote is just that, simple. If you want a bare bones text editor that syncs between your iOS devices and MAC - this is the one to try.

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10 Best Task Apps with Evernote Integration - TaskClone Blog

10 Best Task Apps with Evernote Integration - TaskClone Blog | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
  TaskClone users are all about productivity.  Many of them have tried several online task apps, but they all share a love for Evernote.
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Think I will check some do these  tools out. I like #Evernote for #productivity. 

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Starbucks confirms that its iOS app stores passwords in plain text

Starbucks confirms that its iOS app stores passwords in plain text | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
Starbucks has confirmed a finding by security researcher Daniel Wood that both username and password in its iOS app are stored in plain text. It's not the big deal some are making it out to be - to...
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Sitting in Starbucks reading this after I just used the App to pay for purchase. LOL

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Files - Finder Edition Review » 148Apps » iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch App Reviews and News

Files - Finder Edition Review » 148Apps » iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch App Reviews and News | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
“ A Swiss Army Knife of options for those who want to manage files on their iPad.”
Via Appsicum
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Looks like a great app to keep those files, found.
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8 Creative Pinteresting Techniques - Business 2 Community

8 Creative Pinteresting Techniques - Business 2 Community | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
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Pinterest continues to grow, so good to keep learning how to promote with it and be engaged.

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#CESLive: Expanding iPhone Photography with Olloclip

#CESLive: Expanding iPhone Photography with Olloclip | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
The iPhone's camera has improved in leaps and bounds - optical quality is better than ever, and Apple's attention to the sensor, combined with better software, makes it possible to take truly stunning photos with your device.
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I love the Olloclip. If you have not had a chance to use it, go on Flickr and search for some photos there. It works so well.

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How To: Upgrade a Wall Outlet to USB Functionality

How To:  Upgrade a Wall Outlet to USB Functionality | iOS APPS and Mac Solutions - Making Life Better | Scoop.it
Are there ever enough outlets? With the evergrowing array of gadgets that find their way into our home (Pads, Tabs, Fires, iPhones, and Nexuses) it seems like the answer is a resounding "No!
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Wow, you can make your wall outlet iOS device friendly with this DIY idea.

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