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Sunday May 24

06:00
Sync Music To Your Apple Watch So You Can Listen...

By default, the Apple Watch acts as a control mechanism for the Music app on your iPhone. The Apple Watch can play music without an iPhone present as well. But first you’ll need to sync a playlist to the watch. To do so, open the Apple Watch app and scroll down to the Music app listing.

From there, you’ll see an option for Playlist Limit and Synced Playlist. First, we’ll limit the amount of space on you watch that the music from your playlist can take up. Tap Playlist Limit in the MUSIC STORAGE section.

Here, I’ll tap on 2.0 GB. This will limit the amount of storage that can be taken up by the music from the playlist that we sync to the device. Then tap < Music to go back to select a playlist.

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Saturday May 23

06:00
Manage Notifications on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch will display notifications for any app that can push notifications to the watch. You can configure which can, by opening the Apple Watch app on your phone and tapping on the Notifications section. From here, you’ll be able to disable Notifications on the watch and control each app.

The app with the most options is Activity. This is where you can disable stand reminders, progress updates, indications that the goals are complete, summaries and of course achievement notifications.

Most of the other built-in apps can mirror an iPhone or be disabled. You can also manually control the built-in apps, which by default mirror alerts from your iPhone.

The Notifications Indicator option in that Apple Watch app will disable the whole red dot at the top of the screen thingy. I don’t recommend that. If you get a lot of notifications, the better thing to...

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Friday May 22

12:40
Mac Basics: AirDrop lets you send files from your...

AirDrop makes it easy to send files wirelessly from your Mac to other Mac computers, and with OS X Yosemite you can also share with iOS devices.

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11:29
Mac notebooks: Determining battery cycle count

Use this article to determine the cycles on your Mac notebook's battery.

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11:22
If you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen...

Learn what to do when your Apple TV displays the "Connect to iTunes" screen.

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10:00
Announcing a new way to create connectors in Office...

Over the past few years, you’ve provided feedback on how we could improve the experience for creating connectors to set up mail flow in Office 365. We heard you loud and clear…

Out with old, in with the new. We completely overhauled the connector experience in Office 365 to provide you with better guidance, a simplified user interface and an easier way to check that everything works as expected.

This topic digs into all the details, but here are a couple highlights.

No more guess work

Setting up mail flow can be complex given the number of systems that can be involved on a mail path. Here’s a quick look at the different mail flow scenarios in Office 365:

Depending on your scenario, you may or may...

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09:00
OneNote welcomes three new partners—cloudHQ, Equil...

Just over a year ago we launched the OneNote partner ecosystem and a new service for developers to connect their products to OneNote via an API (the technical pipeline between an app on your phone or tablet and a cloud service like OneNote).

Since then, our ecosystem has grown to include a wide variety of complimentary partner experiences that extend the power of OneNote to a range of apps, devices and services, such as hardware and software scanners, mail apps, web clippers, news readers and tools.

Heading into our second year, we’re excited to welcome three new partners into the fold, including cloudHQ, Equil and WordPress.

cloudHQ

When you deal with a lot of cloud services on a daily basis—it’s great to be able to connect them all together to easily share files, notes and pictures. cloudHQ offers a...

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06:22
One way to be autopkging the Jenkins

Picking up where we left off with Jenkins, let’s look at one possible workflow to get autopkg projects working. Specifically when paired with Munki, this requires a bit more thought, but the Jenkins ‘workspace’ model and sane use of variables allows us to make one all-purpose script for most contingencies we’d deal with. As those that have been following my saga trying to support the Lync recipe may be aware, upstream ahem changes (read: drunken interns wildin’ out on the XML) can cause recipes to fail. If you’re used to running autopkg with the list verb, and one recipe succeeds before another fails in a new and exciting way that isn’t yet caught by error-handling, you could have products that already were pushed to the munki repo but the MakeCatalogs recipe never ran. Since the catalog isn’t rebuilt, this leads to the dreaded __1 naming getting appended to the product… without it actually being available to customers.

One way to remove points of failure is to...

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06:00
Setup Bluetooth Headphones And Speakers On Your...

You can sync music to your watch. You can then play that music over a bluetooth speaker or headset. To configure that speaker or headset, open the Settings app on your Apple Watch. Then tap on Bluetooth.

From the Bluetooth screen, the watch will search for devices and then list any devices located. Speakers and headphones both seem to appear as headsets rather than show their Bluetooth identifiers. When it opens, tap on the device name.

Once you’ve configured a speaker, open up the Music app from your home screen.

Then play music. Enjoy.

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01:00
Office 365 news roundup

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” —Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin had it right. And in a sense, the concept he expressed so eloquently is also the foundation of our work on Office 365. Office 365 is about productivity, and productivity is about helping you save time and spend more of your life on the things that matter most to you.

Recently, we made some key improvements to Clutter, which keeps your email inbox organized and allows you to stay focused on what’s important. People who use Clutter save 82 minutes per month on average. Starting in June, Clutter will be turned on by default, which will enable even more people...

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Thursday May 21

15:30
About Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on Apple Watch

Learn about Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for your Apple Watch, and why you should 
use both.

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13:50
Do not use palm rest or keycap covers on a MacBook...

Leaving any material on the top case (keyboard and palm rest area) could result in damage to the display when you close it. This includes palm rest or keyboard covers, as well as any adhesive-backed keycap additions.

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13:25
How to find the serial number on your iMac

Learn how to find the serial number of your iMac computer.

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12:37
About Notifications on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

With Notifications you can see alerts and related information for iOS apps. You can see which notifications you have set up in the Notification Center. Learn more about Notifications and how to use them on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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11:33
Using a Force Touch trackpad

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015), MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015), and MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) come with the new Force Touch trackpad. This article has information about its features and how to use it.

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10:51
About the OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 Update

Learn about the OS X Mavericks v10.9.5 Update

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10:00
Sway has started rolling out to Office 365, added...

It’s been an exciting month for Sway and our journey with Sway Preview! At the Ignite conference, we announced that Sway would roll out to Office 365 business and education customers and add support for more languages. Today we’re excited to announce the start of these rollouts, as well as other changes that expand the type of content you can add and the ways you can visualize the multimedia that brings your Sways to life. Check out the details below!

  • Sway for Office 365 rollout has started
  • Sway now supports six more languages, with more to come
  • Insert Wikipedia snippets about people, places and other terms
  • Add personal and community images from Flickr
  • Add new structure to your Sway with the Grid Card

Sway for Office 365 rollout has started

Today, we’re beginning the rollout of Sway to qualified Office 365...

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10:00
Analyze Office 365 data with Equivio Zoom

Earlier this year Microsoft acquired Equivio, an eDiscovery software company focused on document analytics, to accelerate our efforts to help customers meet legal and compliance challenges. Today we’re excited to announce that eDiscovery capabilities powered by Equivio Zoom are coming soon to Office 365. Equivio Zoom will become available through a preview program starting in June, followed by a broader release before the end of this year. Here’s a closer look at how it works.

With Equivio Zoom you can better understand your Office 365 data and reduce your eDiscovery costs. Equivio Zoom helps you analyze unstructured data within Office 365, perform more efficient document review, and make decisions to reduce data for eDiscovery. You can work with data stored in Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Skype for...

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 046 platform...
09:00
Amazing business productivity through Office 365—...

Today’s post was written by Julia White, general manager of the Office Marketing team.

“Amaze your customers!” is how Bob Stutz opened his recent blog announcing the general availability of the spring 2015 release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. I share Bob’s enthusiasm since many people—especially those involved in sales—will be amazed at how they can save time and sell more through seamless integration of Dynamics CRM Online with Office 365. For the Office team, reinventing productivity is our mantra and we’re excited to collaborate with our Dynamics CRM teammates to help people become more productive, especially when they’re on the go. And aren’t salespeople always on the go?

In addition to delivering increased productivity, our...

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08:00
New ways to get more done in Outlook.com

We are pleased to announce an update to Outlook.com that lets you make the most of the moments that matter to you—featuring a refined inbox, new ways to collaborate, an upgraded calendar and much more. This update is rolling out today, in Preview, to a small group of customers and is the first of many innovations coming as we upgrade Outlook.com to a new Office 365-based infrastructure.  These new features will be made available to a broader audience through an opt-in program in the coming weeks.

Let’s take a look at what’s new.

Familiar, but refined inbox

Your inbox is part of your daily routine. It’s where you keep in touch with family and friends, check the shipping status of packages and find deals from your favorite companies. These new inbox features are aimed at creating a richer and more engaging inbox, while maintaining the same look and feel you love. Here’s what’s new:

  • Clutter—Get help managing your inbox. Clutter works...
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06:00
Apple Watch Gestures

Here’s a list of gestures you need to know on the Apple Watch:

  1. Lift your wrist to show the display: This is probably the easiest of the gestures. Once you’ve put on the watch, simply lift your wrist and you’ll see the display. You’re not gesturing, but you are. Just not on the face of the watch. But many of these are clicking places anyway…
  2. Click on the crown: Access your your home screen. You can control the home screen like this: Manage Apps On The Apple Watch.
  3. Double-click on the crown: Go back to your last app.
  4. Click on the side button: No matter where you are, the side button will take you to your friends list. Customize this list so your top 10 contacts can receive things like, I don’t know, your creepy heartbeat.
  5. Double-click the side button to open Apple Pay: Clicking the side button opened your address book. But double-clicking opens Apple’s system...
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01:00
Office 365—monthly Dev Digest for May

This month’s Office 365 Dev Digest was written by Jeremy Thake, technical product manager for the Office 365 Dev team.

Welcome to the third edition of Dev Digest, designed to help you—the Office 365 developer—keep-up-to date with what’s new in Office 365 development. We have a huge amount of news to share with you this month based on all the announcements that were made at Build 2015 in San Francisco.

For me, the most exciting announcements were the:

  • Support for Office add-ins in Excel for iPad (and very soon Word and PowerPoint) and Word, PowerPoint and Excel Online.
  • New Office 365 Unified API endpoint preview and add-in Commands inside Outlook 2016 Preview.
  • Office 365 Store support for web applications in the Users’ My Apps page.

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Wednesday May 20

13:22
If an app you installed unexpectedly quits, stops...

Follow these steps if you have an unresponsive app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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13:02
If your Apple Watch doesn't respond or won...

Your Apple Watch might have a black screen that doesn’t respond when you touch it or press buttons. Or maybe your Apple Watch begins to turn on, but gets stuck during start up. 

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09:00
Early look at Office 2016 Public Preview for Windows...

On today’s Office Mechanics show, we’ll take a look at the new Office 2016 Public Preview on Windows 10—both on the desktop and on a phone. Ben Walters joins Jeremy Chapman again to the give an app-by-app tour of Office 2016 Public Preview on a Surface Pro 3 and a Lumia phone.

The Office 2016 Public Preview has been available since May 4th and today we are giving an early look at some of the capabilities coming to Office across Windows PCs and devices. There is more focus than ever on data analysis and visualization and in the show, Ben demonstrates what this means using the new chart types in Excel. Office 2016 makes it even easier to create, open, edit and save files in the cloud. We show how the attachment experience in Outlook integrates with OneDrive and automatically configures permissions for recipients. Beyond sharing files from a common location in the cloud, collaboration is...

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09:00
Recapping Yammer highlights and key takeaways from...

Today’s post was written by Juliet Wei, senior product marketing manager for the Yammer team.

With the whirlwind of Microsoft’s first-ever Ignite conference behind us, I’d like to take this opportunity to recap some of the Yammer highlights and key takeaways from the event.

Our inaugural conference was successful on a massive scale, attended by 24,000 people including IT pros, developers, business leaders and influencers. Thousands of you packed into Yammer’s 20+ sessions to learn more about our new focus on team collaboration and see the experiences we’re currently working on in action. The deep level of engagement and enthusiasm you brought over the course of five days both humbled and invigorated us.

The Yammer sessions built upon the foundational sessions from Day 1 of the event, where we laid out...

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09:00
OneDrive for Business introduces new data loss...

The ability to take OneDrive for Business files offline, apply changes and then sync those changes back is fundamental to helping people manage their files effectively across devices.

Many organizations want to ensure their users are only able to sync files to managed- or domain-joined PC’s thereby limiting data leakage possibilities on unmanaged home and personal computers. Today we’re excited to announce that we’re releasing this capability for OneDrive for Business administrators! This complements the other data loss prevention investments we’re making right across Office 365.

To find out all the details on this exciting new feature then check out the OneDrive blog and our comprehensive...

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09:00
OneNote gets ready for summer technology planning...

“OneNote has truly changed and evolved my classroom…adapting to the students’ needs on a quicker and more individualized basis.” — Michael Williams, Teacher and technology champion at Weston Ranch High School, Manteca USD (Watch his Office Mix to learn more.)

Today we are announcing a number of top requested features for OneNote Class Notebooks, OneNote Staff Notebooks, and OneNote across platforms coming soon to Office 365 customers. We realize that many schools and their IT administrators need a little time to prepare for major changes, like automatic installation of the OneNote Class Notebook app for Office 365 Education tenants. These updates...

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08:43
Device Enrollment Program: Enrolling a serviced...

Learn how serviced and replaced devices and computers work with the Device Enrollment Program.

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06:00
Take A Screenshot On Apple Watch

Just like with an iPhone, it’s simple to take a screenshot on your Apple Watch. It’s a similar process as on other Apple devices. To take a screenshot from an Apple Watch, go to the screen to take a screen capture of and then press and hold the digital crown (the round button that spins) while you press the side button down (the little button below the digital crown).

The screen will flash for just a second and you’ll hear the camera sound. If you wait a couple of minutes, the screenshot will automatically show up on your phone in the photo library.

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Tuesday May 19

15:52
Update the software on your Apple Watch

Use your iPhone to update the software on your Apple Watch.

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15:40
Get help connecting your iOS device with a Bluetooth...

Try these steps if your Bluetooth accessory can’t find or connect to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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15:19
What’s Really In A VPP Token File from Apple’s VPP?

Apple’s Volume Purchase Program allows you to export a VPP token and then import that token into a server to create a connection between an MDM solution (e.g. Bushel, Apple’s Profile Manager, Casper, etc) and apps you purchase through the VPP portal. But what’s in a token? The VPP token is a base64 encoded file. You can cat the file and it will show you a bunch of garbly-gook (technical term):

base64 --decode /Users/charlesedge/Desktop/kryptedcom.vpptoken

But there’s more to it than all that. We can run the base64 command to see:

base64 --decode /Users/charlesedge/Desktop/kryptedcom.vpptoken

In some cases, this file can display improperly, if it fails use the following command:

echo `cat /Users/charlesedge/Desktop/kryptedcom.vpptoken` | base64 --decode

The contents of the file are then displayed, as follows:

{"token”:”AbCDe1f2gh3DImSB1DhbLTWviabcgz3y7wkDLbnVA2AIrj9gc1h11vViMDJ11qoF6Jhqzncw5hW3cV8z1/Yk7A==","expDate":"2015-07-03T08:30...

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15:13
Use the Workout app on Apple Watch

Learn how to use the Workout app to set goals and track your progress.

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14:48
Preview a print project in Photos, iPhoto, or...

Apple strongly recommends that you preview book, card, and calendar orders before you submit them for printing. Apple can't modify image files after they're received, and you can only cancel an order within 90 minutes of placing it.

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13:41
Change your Apple Watch band

Use the steps below to remove your band.

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13:27
About closed captioning in iTunes for Windows

In iTunes for Windows, you can turn on and customize the way subtitles and closed captioning displays in your iTunes videos.

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13:07
Add your computer, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to...

When you turn on iTunes Match, you can access your entire music library on any computer or iOS device after you add them.

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12:52
If you can’t send or receive email on your Mac

Follow these steps if the Mail app in OS X suddenly doesn't send or receive email.

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09:00
iLink Systems—better and faster with Yammer

Today’s post on Yammer was written by Sid Arora from iLink Systems.

iLink Systems delivers next-generation technology solutions to help clients solve complex business challenges, improve organizational effectiveness, increase business productivity, realize sustainable enterprise value and transforms businesses inside and out.

Our CEO, Sree, a strong advocate of the eat-your-own-dog-food philosophy, envisioned the iLink enterprise-level social network as one that can achieve internally for iLink what we claimed possible for our customers through our services—help achieve a cultural transformation.

Since we live and breathe SharePoint both internally and externally, integration with Yammer seemed the logical choice to provide the needed social fabric experience, but we wanted to be thoughtful about how to bring a new tool into the organization and how it would create value for us.

Within a short amount of time, Yammer started living up to its...

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09:00
Central American Bottling Company (CBC) moves to...

Today’s post on Office 365 was written by Rafael Bardales, Shared Services Director at CBC.

The Central American Bottling Company (CBC) has been bottling and distributing beverages since 1885, and in the past 130 years we’ve seen many changes to the business and the world. From our initial roots in Guatemala, we’ve expanded operations to eight countries around Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. We’ve been distributing PepsiCo products since 1942, and we now also deliver drinks from major brands like AmBev and LivSmart to our 455,000 customers, most of which are small independent grocers.

Building and managing an efficient distribution network that can reliably deliver products to so many customers in multiple countries presents many challenges.  We need to make sure that everyone in the company—from delivery drivers to executives—always...

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08:43
Office for Android phone Preview now available

Today’s post was written by Jared Spataro, general manager for the Office 365 marketing team.

Over the last 12 months, we’ve transformed Office from a suite of desktop applications to a complete, cross-platform, cross-device solution for getting work done. In January, we delivered the Office apps for Android tablets—and we’re really proud of our 4+ rating in the Google Play store! Today I’m pleased to announce the preview for Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Android phones. Join the Microsoft Office for Android community to participate in the Preview program.

The Office for Android phone apps are modern, optimized for touch and designed for work on the go. Here are a few things I think you’ll love about them:

Familiar and consistent Office experience—The Office apps combine the familiar look, feel and quality of Office with a touch-friendly experience designed for Android phones. Documents...

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06:00
Reset A Forgotten PIN Code On An Apple Watch

If you use Apple Pay, you’ll be forced to configure a PIN code on that shiny new Apple Watch of yours. If you forget that PIN code, you’ll likely end up on Google looking for a way to unlock it. Never fear, the Googs has come to the rescue. There are a few different options. If you selected to unlock with a phone unlock, then you need only unlock your phone. But if you did that, you wouldn’t be here…

The next option is to log in and reset the watch manually. But again, if you could do that, you wouldn’t be here… So next, grab your charger and then press and hold the side power button on the watch. This brings up a little Power Off button (along with a Power Reserve and Lock Device button). Then do a Force Touch (press hard) on the Power Off button. It takes me five or six tries to get the button to come up, but when you do it just right, you’ll get the Erase All...

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Monday May 18

21:37
Change The Move Goal On Your Apple Watch

The Activity App lets you set a move goal that matches how much you move around in a given day.

I decided to set mine to match my FitBit, which was a little high, so I dropped it back down. To change it, open the Activity app and swipe right to the calories display. Then, force-tap inside the circle indicating your status.

Use the plus and minus button to set your calorie goal for the day.

Note: Interestingly, the calories are active. If you’re used to seeing those listed by the FitBit, or many other devices, you’ll be used to seeing Passive Calories. The Apple Watch can show you Passive Calories, but by default it displays Active Calories.

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14:53
About Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.8.4

Apple Remote Desktop Client 3.8.4 is an update for Mac clients viewed or controlled from the Remote Desktop app.

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12:38
Cleaning your Apple products

Read recommendations and guidelines for cleaning your Apple computer, iPad, iPhone, iPod, display, or peripheral device.

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09:00
De-Cluttering everyone’s inbox

Today’s post was written by Brian Shiers, senior product marketing manager and Kumar Venkateswar, senior program manager on the Exchange team.

Last fall, we introduced Clutter, which moves less important emails out of your inbox and keeps you focused what’s most important to you. Today Clutter is moving over one million emails per day and saves users 82 minutes per month on average. Starting in June, Clutter will be on by default to help more people benefit from Clutter. We’re also introducing new administrative controls for Clutter and improving how Clutter interacts with users.

Administrator controls

Additional controls are being added to help administrators manage Clutter. First we are introducing two PowerShell cmdlets to report on and turn off Clutter for users. These cmdlets are available for use today. Organizations who want to manage use of Clutter should use the...

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09:00
Power Map for Excel–May update for Office 365

Today’s post was written by Igor Peev and Daniel Witriol, program managers on the Power Map team.

In the May 2015 update of Office 365 we are proud to introduce a new core feature to Power Map: Custom Regions. The Custom Regions feature allows data to be mapped to the regions that matter most to you, even if they are not the traditional zip code, county, state or country regions. Custom regions are useful for scenarios involving sales districts, school districts, congressional districts, land lot development, crop rotation, geological analysis, and anything else using custom-defined polygons.

The Custom Regions feature in Power Map allows you to import KML or SHP files which contain custom polygons. Once imported, you can use custom regions in the same manner as you would use standard regions such as zip codes.

KML files can be created with a variety of free tools which are available on the Internet, you can read more about them...

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09:00
Outlook Web App + OneDrive for Business just got...

Today’s post was written by Rebecca Lawler and James Peters, program managers on the Outlook Web App team.

Last year, we released the first wave of OneDrive for Business integration within the Outlook Web App for Office 365 customers. That integration allowed users to send OneDrive for Business files and set edit and view permissions using the Insert > Attachment menu, making it easy to share cloud files without having to separately navigate to OneDrive and leave the context of your inbox.

Today, we’re thrilled to introduce improvements to this integration to make saving and sharing files to OneDrive for Business even easier in the Outlook Web App.

Save attachments directly to OneDrive for Business

The Outlook Web App now lets you save attachments you’ve received in email directly to your OneDrive for Business...

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08:50
Mac Basics: Browse the web with Safari 7 in Mavericks

Safari is the web browser included with OS X Mavericks. Learn about using Safari, as well as ways to personalize your browsing experience.

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08:22
Get help with iOS update and restore errors

When you update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in iTunes, you might see this message: "The iPhone [device name] could not be restored. An unknown error occurred [error number]."

Here's how to solve specific iOS update and restore errors.

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06:15
Identifying fraudulent "phishing" email

Learn how to identify fraudulent "phishing" email.

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06:00
Mavericks Server: Enable APNS Debug Logging

Troubleshooting push notification communications between OS X Server and Apple’s Push Notification can be a challenge. Especially with Profile Manager. One great tip I’ve learned over the years is that the APNS daemon, apsd, has a debug mode. To enable APNS debug logging, run these commands:

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.apsd APSLogLevel -int 7
defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.apsd APSWriteLogs -bool TRUE
killall apsd

Then use tail -f to watch the apsd.log file at /Library/Logs/apsd.log. Be wary, as this can fill up your system. So to disable, use these commands:

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.apsd APSWriteLogs -bool FALSE
defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.apsd APSLogLevel
killall apsd

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04:31
Use captive Wi-Fi networks on your iPhone, iPad, or...

Learn how to use captive Wi-Fi networks on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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04:28
Use Wish List and Preview History in the iTunes Store

You can use Wish List, Preview History, iTunes Radio History, and history of songs identified by Siri to save and review items from the iTunes Store and App Store that you'd like to purchase later.

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04:23
Resume interrupted iTunes Store downloads

Learn how to restart a download of music, movies, or TV shows from the iTunes Store if the download gets interrupted.

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04:15
iTunes 10.5 and later: Troubleshooting iTunes Wi-Fi...

With iTunes 10.5 and later, you can sync your iOS device over Wi-Fi. Try these steps if you can't view your iOS device in iTunes over your Wi-Fi network, or you see issues with Wi-Fi sync performance.

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03:55
iTunes: May become unresponsive when connecting...

In rare instances, iTunes may become unresponsive when connecting an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer. iTunes may become responsive again after you disconnect the device from the computer.

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03:49
iOS: Unknown error containing '0xE' when...

When attempting to connect iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your Windows PC, you may see one or more of the following error messages.

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03:33
About SyncServices

SyncServices is a technology Apple uses to synchronize information between computers and devices. It is only one of many possible solutions you can use to synchronize data. This article explains which features of SyncServices are available depending on the operating system you are using.

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03:14
Mac OS X v10.6.x and OS X Lion: About Sync...

This article explains when and how to use the Sync Diagnostics assistant, included with Mac OS X v10.6.x and OS X Lion.

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03:07
Using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks

Learn about using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks.

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02:59
How iTunes Store purchases are billed

Learn how your iTunes Store, Mac App Store, App Store, and iBooks Store purchases are billed to your iTunes Store account (Apple ID).

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Sunday May 17

20:09
Mac notebooks: Key placement and functions

Over time the layout and placement of special keys on the Mac notebook's keyboards have changed. Learn about the key placement and functions on Mac notebook computers.

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Saturday May 16

06:00
A Comprehensive List of OS X 10.x Error Codes

I just put a new page up based on a  parsing thing I was working on the other night. Basically, it lists the error codes in OS X 10.x by type. Enjoy: http://krypted.com/guides/comprehensive-list-of-mac-os-x-error-codes/

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Friday May 15

15:19
iPhoto '09 & iPhoto '11: Improving...

Learn how to improve face recognition results in iPhoto '09 and iPhoto '11.
 

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13:53
My Photo Stream FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about My Photo Stream.

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13:51
If you can't make an iTunes backup of your...

When you're backing up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch in iTunes, you might see an alert message. For example, a message might say there’s not enough free space, or that a session failed or couldn't be started. 

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13:22
Using your iPod as a storage drive

You can use your iPod as a drive (hard drive or flash drive depending on your iPod) to store and transfer data files on (also known as disk mode).

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12:48
iWork for iCloud beta: Using Keynote for iCloud beta...

Learn about the limitations of playing Keynote presentations in Internet Explorer 10 or later.

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08:55
Get help using iCloud Mail

Use the steps below if you can't access your email or you can't send or receive messages with your @icloud.com email address. 

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08:49
Get help using iCloud Keychain

Get help with issues you might have using iCloud Keychain.

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08:00
Set up your Apple ID for iCloud and iTunes

Learn more about Apple IDs, including how to use your Apple ID with Apple services such as iCloud and the iTunes Store. Also learn how to change the Apple ID that you use to sign in to services on your iPhone.

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07:21
Wireless input devices: Bluetooth frequently asked...

Most Mac computers work with wireless input devices that use Bluetooth technology. Find answers to frequently asked questions about Bluetooth.

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06:53
MainStage 3: Reducing latency in MainStage 3

Use the information in this article to minimize audio latency in MainStage.

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06:00
Resolve InnoDB Errors In MySQL

Database won’t start? InnoDB errors are a pain. Where was krypted for a month? Did everything finally get to me and I gave up blogging? No, the site ended up having some problems with corruption in some rows of the InnoDB tables. But, I was able to get the site back up by putting the database into recovery mode. How did I do this? It’s pretty straight forward. Open my.cnf and paste these lines in there:

innodb_force_recovery=3
innodb_purge_threads=0

Once the corruption is resolved, bring up empty databases and import your mysqldump into the new databases and link your site back up. But, the InnoDB force recovery puts the database into recovery mode, which is read only. So I wasn’t actually able to use the site, just look at it. At least the content was available, right? When MySQL isn’t writeable, you can’t log in as an admin, etc. The rest is one of the bigger pains I’ve encountered that didn’t result in an all nighter at a customer. I’ll write that up when I...

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Thursday May 14

16:05
Get software updates for your Mac

Update OS X and other software you got through the App Store or from Apple.

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15:52
iCloud: Limits for Contacts, Calendars, Reminders,...

Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Bookmarks might have issues keeping changes up to date across your devices if you exceed one or more of the limits listed below.

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15:29
Boot Camp: "0x80070005" appears when...

With Boot Camp 3.1 or later, when upgrading from Microsoft Vista to Windows 7, an alert with error code "0x80070005" may appear. This can happen when the Windows 7 installer attempts to write to a read-only Macintosh volume. 

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15:13
iCloud storage pricing

When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5 GB of free storage. If you need more storage, you can upgrade to a larger storage plan.

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14:43
Update to newer versions of Apple apps on your Mac...

After installing OS X Yosemite, the Mac App Store allows you to upgrade to newer versions of some Apple apps.

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14:31
OS X Mavericks system requirements

Learn about the system requirements for OS X Mavericks v10.9.

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14:18
If your Apple Watch displays a red exclamation point

Learn what to do when Apple Watch displays a red "!" icon.

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13:47
Motion version 5.2.1 release notes

Learn about current and previous Motion updates.

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13:46
Final Cut Pro X version 10.2.1 release notes

Learn about current and previous Final Cut Pro X updates.

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13:34
Restart your Apple Watch

Learn how to turn your Apple Watch on and off, even if it isn't responding.

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12:52
Get help using iCloud Bookmarks and Reading List

Learn what to do if you have issues using iCloud Bookmarks or Reading List. For example, if you make changes in your web browser that don’t update on your other devices, this article can help.

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09:18
If you see a spinning gear in the Mac App Store when...

Learn what to do if, when you click on the “Update” button next to Aperture or iPhoto in the Mac App Store, you see a spinning gear in the corner of the Mac App Store and the download never completes.

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09:00
Audio recording comes to OneNote for Mac

Just a little over a year ago we released OneNote for Mac. Since then we’ve delivered frequent improvements and new experiences that have made OneNote a top 10 free app in the Mac App Store. Continuing to make OneNote for Mac even better, today we’re introducing audio recording—one of the most frequently requested features by OneNote for Mac fans (especially students), and another powerful way to capture ideas and information into OneNote—plus the ability to recover notes you deleted accidentally and view equations created in OneNote for Windows.

Picture this: You’re sitting in class, frantically taking notes. Your teacher is moving through the material quickly, and despite your best efforts,...

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09:00
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 045 on...

In this episode, Jeremy Thake and Richard DiZerega talk about SharePoint development post all the announcements at Build and Ignite.

http://officeblogspodcastswest.blob.core.windows.net/podcasts/EP45.mp3

Download the podcast.

Show notes

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09:00
Handwriting Search and Apple Watch support for...

Today’s post on OneNote was written by Greg Akselrod and Avneesh Kohli, program managers on the OneNote team.

Millions of people take handwritten notes in OneNote thanks to digital inking capabilities across popular devices including the iPad, Windows tablets and Android tablets. In fact, OneNote for Windows has supported handwriting recognition since 2006. Microsoft Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 users can start writing with a click of their pen and iPad users can use a variety of styluses designed for the iPad.

Starting today, you can now search your handwritten notes that are in OneNote notebooks saved to OneDrive–just like you can search through typed text and text within images. Just type your search query into the OneNote search box to locate the page and the specific handwritten note. With OneNote’s powerful handwriting recognition, you’ll never have to worry about losing your notes again.

OneNote for Windows 8.1

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06:00
Manage Apps On The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is just another wearable with a limited feature set. In much the same way that the iPhone is just another phone. But they’re not. They have apps. And the apps are what make these devices so powerful. Installing apps on an Apple Watch is pretty straight forward. But before we do, it’s worth mentioning that there are two types. the first is a glance. This is just another view for an app that is on your iPhone that the Apple Watch talks to. The second is an actual app. These have more functionality and more options. There are also built-in apps that can be shown or hidden.

Apps are managed from the phone. To install either type of app, simply open the Apple Watch app on your phone. From there, you will see any apps that have either an app or a glance available on a device.

Tap on an entry and you’ll see whatever is available for that app. New apps aren’...

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Wednesday May 13

16:09
Restore your device from an iCloud or iTunes backup

Learn how to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup in iCloud or iTunes. 

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16:06
How to back up your devices using iCloud or iTunes

If you back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you’ll have a copy of your information to use if your device is ever replaced, lost, or damaged. Backups let you transfer data from your last device to your new one.

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15:00
App Analytics in iTunes Connect

Measure user engagement, marketing campaigns, and monetization for your iOS apps with data you won’t find anywhere else. App Analytics is included with iOS Developer Program membership and requires no technical implementation. Learn more.

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15:00
App Analytics in iTunes Connect

Measure user engagement, marketing campaigns, and monetization for your iOS apps with data you won’t find anywhere else. App Analytics is included with iOS Developer Program membership and requires no technical implementation. Learn more.

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14:14
Get help installing a third-party app to your Apple...

If a third-party app isn't installing successfully, follow these steps.

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12:51
If you can mount a file server using AFP but not SMB

SMB 3 security requirements might prevent you from mounting a share point using SMB.

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10:37
If you can't sign in with two-step verification...

Learn what to do if you have two-step verification turned on for your Apple ID and can't sign in.

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Live broadcasting is getting popular on mobile devices, which is why you can now get Stre.am, by Infinite Takes. [Read more] | Read more »
PhotoTime's 2.1 Update Adds Apple W...
The latest PhotoTime update is adding even more functionality to the handy photo organizing app. Yep, including Apple Watch support. [Read more] | Read more »

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Adorama has the new 27″ 3.3GHz 5K iMac in stock today for $1999 including free shipping plus NY & NJ sales tax only. Adorama will include a free copy of Apple’s 3-year AppleCare Protection Plan. Read more
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Best Buy has the new 27″ 3.3GHz 5K iMac on sale for $1899.99 this weekend. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale price for online orders only, in-store prices may vary... Read more
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Automatic, a company on a mission to bring the power of the Internet into every car, has announced the launch of the Automatic App Gallery, an app store for nearly every car or truck on the road... Read more
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Best Buy has the new 13″ 1.6GHz/128GB MacBook Air on sale for $849 on their online store this weekend. Choose free shipping or free local store pickup (if available). Sale price for online orders... Read more
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