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One of Mac's most confusing features is the red close button, which you think would shut down an application but often doesn't. When you press X button in the window - you actually close the windows related to the app, but it does not quit. Here's more information: Close windows When you close an app’s window, the window closes, but the app remains ...


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Take a look at the Do Button by ifttt https://ifttt.com/products/do/button You can create a button/recipe that sends an e-mail or sms to your significant other saying 'I'm Alive' or something. Then all you ever have to do it just tap the button and the program will do the rest :) So at most it should be 2 taps, Open App Click button to start recipe I ...


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I was having same problem for my new app - submitted a question to apple support - they replied: The In-App Purchases section of your app’s product page will contain the top In-App Purchases for the app only after a minimum purchase requisite has been reached. If the number of completed In-App Purchases doesn’t exceed the minimum threshold, this ...


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This can happen with any app if you have formerly downloaded the same app (i.e. With the same internal "bundle id") from outside the App Store. Simply move the app to the Trash, restart the App Store app and try downloading the app again. Trashing an app does never make you lose your settings or even project. This is not Windows (where Uninstallers are ...


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Turns out that the Workflow (iTunes link) app can indeed do this! Workflow supports showing a workflow as a complication, with one tap to trigger that workflow. A workflow can be as simple as "using this text, send a message to this person". Putting those two together, you can have a two-tap system to send an iMessage or SMS to someone: activate the ...


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No, it's not currently possible to set auto update for specific apps. You have to turn Auto Update off at the App Store level then review each update notice you receive to determine if you want to update that app or not.


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There's no global switch in iOS 9 or earlier. The app developers can decide, what the app show during loading. If you see security issues or just feel that the experience using this feature is poor, the only remedy today is to contact the developer. Many professional apps like 1Password and Apple notes are coded to not disclose secure information in a ...


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Looks like Locative can do this: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/locative/id725198453?mt=8 https://github.com/LocativeHQ


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One press, 4 taps: Push side button Use wheel or tap spouse Tap center Tap message icon Tap canned message Message sent! Hope this helps...


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You can do this without any clicks with Siri. Make sure you have "Hey Siri" enabled and then you can do something like: Hey Siri! Tell my wife/husband I'm alive Hey Siri! Send You also have to have your spouse set in the contacts.


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In general it is fine to just close the windows. If you are a software developer or otherwise have very special needs, you might need to quite the applications explicitly. However, in general - just close the windows. The other answers to your question does not seem to take into account that the mechanism regards closing windows vs. applications was changed ...


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To programmatically add a Desktop in Mission Control the code below can be used as an AppleScript or a BASH Script in conjunction with an Automator Service using Run AppleScript or Run Shell Script, respectively, and a key sequence assigned to the Service in System Preferences in Keyboard Shortcuts. AppleScript Code: do shell script "open -a 'Mission ...


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It's my understanding that you can't turn off specific vibration notifications in Viber; that's just how the application is built. I've seen messages on the Apple discussion boards with people complaining about this from almost 3 years ago. To turn off all notifications for Viber, go into Settings --> Notifications --> Viber. Switch the Allow ...


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Yes I always found updating XCode from the AppStore a painful experience. Assuming you have a developer account, use this link and then find the version of XCode you need.


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There's no real easy answers to this. It's going to depend on such things as how much memory your system has, what the apps are, how well are they written etc. For example, if you have a small amount of memory and checking Activity Monitor shows little memory available, or a lot of swap space being used. Then you probably want to ensure apps are quit to ...


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For a single script, it is no possible to create a unique icon that's sits near the clock such as the wifi icon for example. There may be unique AppleScript plugins that enable this, but I'm not aware of any. If you need one icon from which you can run a bunch of different scripts, there are tools like FastScripts that enable this. OS X also enables ...


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Generally speaking, only applications that were installed via drag and drop can be directly transferred from one drive to another via drag and drop. Applications that use installers, such as Microsoft Office does, have to be properly installed from their installation media and you will need the product key in the case of Microsoft Office. If you have a ...


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You can place a link to the contents/macos/app in a location that is in the users path. You don't need to have a separate binary with this approach but your app does need to handle command line arguments. That is not hard to do, but the details of that are beyond the scope of this site.


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You can use the iOS app called Hooked. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hooked-app-habit-tracker/id966290813?mt=8


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In iOS 9 or newer, you can head into Settings and then Battery on their iPhones for a list of all the apps that are using the students' batteries. Tap anywhere on the list of apps that appears in settings there to reveal exactly how long each app has been open in the last 24 hours or the last 7 days. No need to install an app, no need to configure anything. ...



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