- Want to Sleep In? Tell Siri To Turn Off All iPhone 4S Alarms
- “Steve Jobs – One Last Thing” Documentary to Air on PBS November 2nd
- How to Tile Desktop Background Wallpaper in Mac OS X Lion
- Charlie Rose Interviews Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs & the Biography
Posted: 27 Oct 2011 12:24 AM PDT
Want to sleep in? You can quickly turn off all your alarms on the iPhone 4S by telling Siri simply to “turn off all alarms“, Siri will then confirm the alarm change plus show you the alarm settings. Oversleeping due to Siri likely won’t be a valid excuse to get out of school or work for the day, so it’s best to save this one for the weekend.
More useful during the work week, you can also tell Siri to turn on all alarms and Siri will display the scheduled alarm times:
This little tip was sent in by Jeff S by way of FinerThingsIn, thanks for sending this in.
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 11:30 AM PDT
Fire up your DVR and get ready for some couch potato action next week, a documentary about Steve Jobs titled “One Last Thing” will air on PBS this November 2nd at 10:00 PM. The film is said to be an hour long, and will include interviews with Jobs himself, as well as his colleagues and friends. Here’s the official description:
This is one of many shows to cover Steve Jobs in the wake of his passing. If you’re a fan of the subject matter, it’s hard to get enough of this stuff.
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 09:48 AM PDT
Mac OS X Lion changed the way desktop background pictures are handled. In short, if the image is fit to or larger than your Macs screen resolution, it won’t tile. Likewise, the default OS X Lion wallpapers don’t have the option to tile or change how they are orientated on your display.
The easiest solution to this is simple: you have to use a background image that will tile, meaning it is smaller than your screens resolution.
For the purpose of this walkthrough, we’ll use the linen wallpaper tile from OS X Lion and iOS 5:
If you don’t select “Tile” manually, the default will usually be “Stretch” which looks terrible for most images that are meant to be tiled.
Why was this behavior changed in Mac OS X Lion? Who knows, but we’ve received several questions about this and a few emails which indicates there’s a fair amount of confusion on how this background pictures are handled in 10.7.
Posted: 26 Oct 2011 08:58 AM PDT
Walter Isaacson was on Charlie Rose this week to discuss Steve Jobs and the writing of his biography. If you’re interested in Steve Jobs and his legacy, this is another great interview filled with interesting tidbits. It’s arguably better than the recent 60 Minutes segment and at nearly an hour long, touches on a fairly wide variety of topics related to Jobs.
The discussion between Isaacson and Rose also clarifies some of the soundbites that you’ve undoubtedly heard related to Mr Jobs cancer treatments, the reason the book was written, the naming of Apple, and what other industries that Steve would have likely disrupted had he survived another 7 years (including one I haven’t found mentioned online… yet).
This is the second recent Charlie Rose episode to cover Steve Jobs, the first being a discussion on Jobs with various Silicon Valley executives and friends just a few days after his passing.
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