How to snooze Calendar notifications on macOS Big Sur

Snooze Calendar Event on MacBook Screen

If you use the Calendar app on your Mac, then you may have enjoyed the ability to snooze calendar notifications for a time you select. While the app defaulted to 15 minutes, you could simply click and hold the snooze button to pick a different time.

But not anymore!

With macOS Big Sur, you are no longer able to select the amount of time for your snooze. Here’s how Calendar notifications work now.

How to keep track of birthdays on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Birthday Reminder App on iPhone with Calendar

It’s always nice when someone remembers your birthday. Facebook has a handy feature for letting you know when one of your friends has a birthday. But not everybody uses Facebook (believe it or not). So if you want to make sure you don’t forget your grandma’s 98th birthday or your niece’s 2nd one, you may need a little help.

Here, we’ll show you two great ways to keep track of birthdays on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. You can then be sure to grab that birthday card or make that phone call to say “Happy Birthday” to someone special.

How to schedule an email in the Mac Mail app with Automator

Schedule Mail in Automator on Mac

While it seems like a simple request, many of us are still waiting for a "send later" feature in the Mail app. Having the ability to compose your email and schedule a time for it to be sent is wonderful for both business emails and personal ones.

For work, you might be diligent about managing your time and work on emails at a specific time each day. So writing them up and scheduling a time to send them is not just convenient, but essential. For personal emails, you might create messages for birthdays, anniversaries, or other occasions ahead of time. Being able to schedule those keeps you from forgetting to send them when the time comes.

Until Apple adds a feature to Mail that lets us send emails later, you have a few options. The one we’ll show you here is how to use Automator on Mac to schedule Mail.

Velaris is the Home Screen user experience that all jailbreakers deserve

Apple’s new iOS 14 update is jam-packed with enticing new features that offer a strong argument for upgrading from a jailbroken iOS 13 device. But as veteran jailbreakers will say, it’s generally better to stick with the jailbroken device, even if the firmware isn’t the ‘latest and greatest.’

A newly released jailbreak tweak called Velaris by iOS developer Ben Giannis provides an stout example of why that’s the case. As depicted in the screenshot examples above, Velaris upgrades the iPhone’s Home Screen interface by incorporating alarm, calendar, and weather information in an aesthetically-pleasing manner — in fact, it looks so good that some might even prefer it over iOS 14’s new Home Screen widgets.

How to view events as a list in Calendar on Apple Watch

Calendar app on Apple Watch Actions

When it comes to handy ways to get information quickly on your Apple Watch, the Calendar app comes to mind. You can see events you have scheduled, including all-day events, with just a tap.

When you open Calendar on your Apple Watch, you’ll see your events by time in a daily view. But if you have many events, it can be easier to see them in a list. This way, if you have an event early in the morning and another in the evening, you don’t have to scroll to see them or risk missing one.

So, here’s how to view events as a list in Calendar on Apple Watch.

How to edit Calendar colors on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Calendar iPhone Edit Color

You don’t have to be termed as a visual person to appreciate color-coding. Assigning colors to things can help you spot what you want faster. So the Calendar app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac gives you this option. When you apply a color to a calendar, every event on that calendar will display in that color. This is useful if you use multiple calendars.

You may not have taken the time to set it up or maybe you’re new to Calendar. Here, we’ll show you how to edit and assign colors for your calendars in the Calendar app on iOS and Mac.

How to create, edit and delete repeating events in Calendar

Repeating Event Calendar Mac

Events come in all shapes and sizes, from those that happen only once to others that take place regularly. Things such business meetings, school courses, or continuing education classes are all perfect examples of recurring events.

So if you have an update meeting with your team every Monday at 8 AM, why take the time to add this to your calendar every single week when you can create a repeating event. The nice thing about using Apple’s Calendar for regularly scheduled events is that you have a lot of options and flexibility.

Whether you’re completely new to the Calendar app or simply haven’t checked out the features for recurring events, this tutorial is for you! Here’s how to create, modify, and cancel repeating events in Calendar.

How to use the redesigned date and time picker in iOS and iPadOS 14

Enhanced Date Time Picker Calendar iPad

Sometimes it’s those small improvements that make a big difference. With iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, Apple updated the date (calendar) picker that you use in apps like Reminders and Calendar. No longer do you have to spin the wheel to choose your date and time.

This enhancement lets you select the exact date and time much quicker with a clearer view and simpler method of selection. Here, we’ll show you what’s new with and how to use the redesigned date picker on iPhone and iPad.

How to view Calendar events in separate windows on Mac

Calendar Event Windows on Mac

If you use the Calendar app on your Mac, you know how easy it is to see your upcoming events. But what if you want to compare events side-by-side? For instance, maybe you received two invitations that look the same and you want to make sure they aren’t duplicates. Or perhaps you want to compare the details, notes, invitees, or other attached items for two or three events.

Normally, you would open one event, have a look and then open the second, third, and so on. But that’s not really the most effective way, especially if the invites contain a lot of items.

Here, we’ll show you how to view Calendar events in separate windows on Mac. This lets you see the events right next to each other for a better comparison.

Valentine brings iOS 14’s updated Calendar icon to jailbroken devices

Apple first demoed iOS 14 at WWDC 2020 and showcased a number of the operating system’s upcoming changes. Hiding behind the scenes, however, were a plethora of smaller changes that were seemingly too tiny to mention on stage. One of those changes included an updated and more aesthetically pleasing Calendar app icon.

If you’re jailbroken on iOS 13, then you’re probably hesitant to upgrade to iOS 14 this Fall, and understandably so. Fortunately, the community is bringing several of iOS 14’s unique features to pwned iOS 13 devices. One of the latest of such add-ons is a free jailbreak tweak dubbed Valentine by iOS developer ArtikusHG, which ports iOS 14’s new Calendar app icon to jailbroken iOS 13 handsets.

How to use Siri suggestions in the Mail app on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Siri Suggestion in Mail iPhone

You might be used to using Siri on your device by invoking the digital assistant yourself. But in the Mail app, Siri can do things for you without you asking. This includes calling out events to add to your Calendar and people to add to your Contacts.

If this is new to you, we’ll show you how to use Siri suggestions in the Mail app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.