Watch this video walkthrough to master iPhone notifications and take advantage of not only Apple's Focus and Do Not Disturb modes but also time-sensitive alerts, etc.
macOS Big Sur: How to customize and use the Notification Center
If you’ve installed macOS Big Sur, you’re going to notice a lot of changes to the appearance of your Mac. And one such change is not only to the appearance but function as well; it’s the Notification Center. The Notification Center on Mac now looks more like the one your iPhone and iPad.
You have a single column for Notifications and Today view, can see notifications grouped by app, and can show less, more, or clear notifications. You can also add widgets and select the size and act on items like replying to an email or snoozing a reminder.
Here, we’ll show you how to customize and use the improved Notification Center on your Mac (running Big Sur or later).
How to adjust your iPhone Notification settings
Whether you're looking to silence unnecessary alerts during meetings, prioritize important messages, or simply declutter your Lock Screen, maintaining a healthy balance between staying informed and avoiding notification overload is essential. In this article, we will go over your iPhone notification settings and provide a comprehensive guide on how to adjust them to best suit your needs.
Twitter for iPhone and iPad gains support for rich notifications on iOS 10
Twitter for iPhone and iPad, a free download from the App Store, now supports rich notifications on iOS 10 that come complete with embedded images and the usual options for interacting with tweets without having to open the app.
Pressing a rich Twitter notification on the Lock screen or in the Notification Center with 3D Touch pulls up an expanded view of the tweet with an enlarged image thumbnail, along with the usual options such as Like and Retweet.
Viber updated with iOS 8 Share extension, Interactive Notifications and other improvements
Although it's been losing ground to rival WhatsApp, which recently passed 600 million registered users, Viber very much remains the second-most popular instant messaging and VoIP solution on mobile.
Following WhatsApp's most recent half-baked update which brought out support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen but no iOS 8-specific features, Viber on Monday refreshed its iOS app for headline iOS 8 features.
You now have Interactive Notifications for easy interactions with Viber alerts and a brand new Share extension making it easy to send content from other apps directly to Viber.
Also new in this update: the unavoidable bug fixes, stability fixes and performance improvements, plus some design changes and other nice-to-haves to provide a more intuitive experience.
Viber is available free of charge in the App Store.
Foursquare now lets you save, like and follow from iOS 8’s Interactive Notifications
Taking advantage of iOS 8's new Interactive Notifications, Foursquare, the popular local search and discovery service, on Wednesday refreshed its main iPhone client with the ability to ‘save,’ ‘like,’ and ‘follow’ from the notifications you get from the service.
As before, the new Foursquare 8.2 has native display support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus resolutions and now comes with 1Password integration.
1Password integration allows fans of the popular password-management app to use their saved credentials when logging in to Foursquare, without having to paste the password manually.
A month ago, Foursquare's check-in app called Swarm received a similar update permitting users to check in to locations from the Lock screen or within iOS 8's Notification Center via a new Today widget.
Download Foursquare free in the App Store.
Shazam updated for iOS 8 with Today widget for tagged music and more
Shazam, a song-matching service that recently passed 100 million active users, on Tuesday released a major update to its free iPhone and iPad application.
Available free of charge in the App Store, the refreshed Shazam 8.0 has been optimized for iOS 8 and introduces a handy Today widget that lists tagged music recognized through the background-listening Auto Shazam feature.
A new Charts page in News Feed lists collates popular tracks other Shazam users have tagged and track lists now have a nicer looking layout.
Rdio ushers in iPhone 6 and CarPlay support, interactive alerts and more in major iOS 8 update
Following a recent overhaul with new features, free streaming in more than two dozen countries and other perks, Rdio, the popular Internet service, on Thursday pushed a major iOS 8 focused update.
Following in the footsteps of rival Spotify which two weeks ago added support for CarPlay, Apple's in-car iPhone entertainment system, Rdio has now jumped on the automotive bandwagon, too.
In addition to music playback and navigating your favorites and playlists from the built-in display in CarPlay-enabled cars, Rdio 3.0.4 has a handy new control to adjust streaming quality (should prove indispensable to those concerned about cellular data usage).
Moreover, this update adds support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen sizes, iOS 8's Interactive Notifications (you can play music and follow other users directly from an alert) plus other nice-to-haves mentioned after the jump.