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Move your cursor over a matching Calendar result and a pop-up appears, showing the event’s placement in Calendar, as well as other surrounding events from the day. Click any event in this pop-up window to jump right to it in Calendar.
Note that this works with iCal in Lion as well as Calendar.app in Mountain Lion. Sorry, Snow Leopard users.
Mac 101: Use Spotlight for quick review of Calendar events originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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My wife is thrilled with the “new” iPad 2 she inherited when my new iPad arrived. I wanted to configure it for her so she could get up and running, so I thought I would just change a few settings here or there and give it to her using my settings. After about 30 minutes of tweaking, I decided to start over from scratch.
The reason is simple: there are just so many settings underlying the personalization of the iPad that un-doing them all was nearly impossible. It was much easier to add the things that I knew she would want rather than remove the things that she might not. Even the things that I knew I wanted to change, like Messages, left residual effects behind. For example, Spotlight had cached my iMessages, and continued to show them even after I had logged out of my iCloud account and into my wife’s.
Long story short: start clean, sync back the apps and media you want to keep, and work from there. Here’s how.Backup your iPad and transfer purchases from iPad (optional)
Before you reset the iPad, you probably want to back it up and transfer all of your app and media purchases to iTunes. You can do this by connecting your iPad to iTunes and Control + clicking (or right-clicking, or two-finger-clicking on a trackpad) on the iPad in the devices list in iTunes. You’ll get a contextual menu that lets you sync, back up or transfer purchases.
Of course you can always re-download apps and music from the App Store/iTunes Store, but if you have large applications it will be faster to sync them from iTunes.
You may also want to backup your iPad, just in case. Chances are you already backed it up before transferring yourself over to the new iPad, but it doesn’t hurt to do it again.Full Reset
All of your data from the iPad can be deleted very simply either from iTunes (by clicking the Restore button on the device summary screen, and then choosing “Set up as a new device” once it’s wiped) or right on the iPad. On the device, go to Settings » General » Reset and choose Erase All Content and Settings. You will be asked to enter your passcode lock (if you have one set) and then confirm your choice.
(Aside: you may have set the option to delete your data if you enter the wrong password 10 times. However, the iPad will start to introduce a delay after a certain number of mistaken entries, so that isn’t a good way to reset your iPad on purpose.)
Once you do that, the iPad will reboot, and after a few moments you will see the initial configuration settings. One of these is the setup detail for an iCloud account. Even if you are planning to share App Store purchases, each person should have their own iCloud account/Apple ID. The reason is that Messages, FaceTime, and many other setting are specific to particular users. Also, more and more applications will start to be able to sync documents through iCloud, and you will most likely want those to be personalized.
The good news is that Apple provides you several places to enter different Apple IDs. For the initial setup, make sure to enter the Apple ID of the primary user of the iPad. If you need to create one, you can do it right on the iPad.Sharing App Store Purchases
One Apple ID can be used on up to 10 “devices and computers” (“devices” here refers to iOS devices). It is very important to note that “[o]nce a device or computer is associated with your Apple ID, you cannot associate that device or computer with another Apple ID for 90 days.” So you’ll want to get this right the first time.
In most circumstances, the only thing you’ll want to share an Apple ID for is App Store purchases. To change that Apple ID, go to Settings » Store and tap on the Apple ID. Then tap “Sign Out” to logout the current Apple ID from the App Store. Then log in with the Apple ID you have used for purchases in the past.Sharing Calendars and Contacts
Sharing calendars is very easy. Just go to iCloud.com, log in with your Apple ID, and click on the calendar you want to share. Then enter the email address of the Apple ID you want to share your calendar with, and decide if you want to give them “View & Edit” access (so they can add, delete, and change events on your calendar), or just “View Only” access. (Unlike Google Calendar, iCloud calendars do not have an option for only sharing “Busy/Free” information without specific details.)
You don’t need to do anything at all to enable that sharing on the iPad itself; that’s done at iCloud.com.
My wife and I share our calendars that way, but we also want to share our contacts too. As you’d expect, we have not only family members in common, but also friends. If we are planning to meet at a restaurant, I’ll enter the information into my iPhone, and it will sync to her iPhone (and iPad) too.
On my wife’s iPad, I went to Settings » iCloud and turned off Contact syncing, since that connects to her account and is empty. Then I went to Settings » Mail, Contacts, Calendars, chose “Add Account…” and then select iCloud from the list of account types. I entered my iCloud information, and then only enabled Contact syncing.
Pro tip: When setting up contact sharing on my wife’s iPhone 4S, I waited for the contacts to sync and then went to Settings » General » Siri » My Info and chose my wife’s contact information.Other Apple IDs
Here are some other places you’ll need to enter your Apple ID:
Home Sharing: Settings » Video » Home Sharing
FaceTime: Settings » FaceTime
Messages: Settings » Messages
Game Center: For some reason, Game Center settings aren’t in the Settings app, but if you launch the app, it will prompt you for your Apple ID.
(Note: iTunes Match under Settings » Music appears to default to the same Apple ID as in the App Store, which makes sense since it’s linked to music purchasing)
You may also want to download and install Find My Friends and iBooks as the first two must-have apps, since Apple does not include them with iOS by default.
Apple even suggests using one Apple ID for iCloud and one for the App Store as an alternate setup. Whether you choose to do this for your config is up to you, but if you want to avoid buying essential apps separately for your family’s two devices (or more) then you probably want to use the same Apple ID for the App Store on all of them; you might want to turn off automatic download of app purchases to the hand-me-down device, though — and the same with Photo Stream.
Another important decision is which Apple ID you want to use for Find My iPad. I associate all of our iOS devices and Macs with our main Apple ID (the same one used for making App Store and Mac App Store purchases). That way, we can have a single “console” for tracking down anything that goes missing, rather than having to remember a list of Apple IDs and their associations with specific devices.Worth the effort
Resetting the iPad might seem like extra work, but I believe that it’s well worth it. You may find that you and your spouse (or whoever receives your hand-me-down iPad) have very different preferences. Fortunately my wife and I both agree that Keyboard Clicks (Settings » General » Sounds » Keyboard Clicks) are awful, and the side switch (Settings » General » Use Side Switch To) on the iPad should be used for Lock Rotation, not Mute.
If you passed your previous iPad along to a family member, let me know what other settings you customized for them. We discussed sharing an iPad between spouses back in 2010.
Thanks to PJ and David C. for suggesting this post.
Giving your former iPad to a spouse or family member: the quick guide originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Sat, 17 Mar 2012 22:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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A Quick Chat With Google TV’s Lead Dev About The Network Blockade, Apps, And Google TV Hitting The PS3
In my mind, Google TV is about the most interesting product idea in recent gadget history. It’s poised, ready, not to disrupt the TV industry, but rather provide consumers true on-demand options with no extra work on the networks’ part. There’s nothing particularly novel about Google TV, but the whole concept is wrapped up as such a nice package that’s it’s hard not to like it — that is, if you can look past the first generation jitters. The platform isn’t particularly ready for general consumption just yet as it seems it fell victim Google’s “release early, release often” mantra. But it’s only going to get better with each release.
I spent some time this afternoon talking to Google TV’s lead developer, Rishi Chandra, about what’s wrong with the platform today and where it’s going. Let’s just say my interest was restored. Google TV will live up to its potential.
John and I worked on several of CrunchGear’s Google TV posts together as we both have units installed at our homes. We both noted that the Chrome browser seems stripped down, almost unusable for general web browsing. This was by design. Apparently Google found from various focus groups that people preferred the full-screen experience rather than having a browser on their HDTV that showed the URL bar, tabs, and all the rest standard on a desktop browser. The primary purpose of Google TV’s browser is to watch videos, not peruse Facebook or Amazon. This might change, though.
Rishi commented that they are working on making “the core browser tools more accessible.” after I droned on and on about how it’s a missed opportunity to at least not have those user elements be optional. I wasn’t the only one that had a hard time finding the URL bar. (it doubles as the search bar) They seem to understand user experience is key but I’m not sure it’s a top priority like it should be, a criticism that applies to the Android Marketplace as well.
I stated in our review that Google TV seems half-baked. That’s particularly true when it’s noted that apps won’t hit the system until 2011. But sometime next year, the entire Android Marketplace will appear on Google TV. Yeah, all the apps are coming to the Google TV platform: Angry Birds, Google Earth, Robo Defense. They’re committed, for better or worse, to support the entire back catalog. If you thought an iPhone app looks horrible upscaled to 2x on the iPad, just wait until the Android port hits your 50-inch LCD.
Of course I was assured that they are working on the scaling and they might look fine, but smartphone apps are fundamentally different than Google TV apps. I’m expecting a lot of disappointed GTV owners once the Android Marketplace hits the platform and they install their favorite Android smartphone apps.
But there’s going to be another sort of Android app. One designed just for Google TV and a “full range of developers” are already on board. The few apps of Pandora, NBA Gametime, Netflix are really just a proof of concept. They were included to show what Google TV could do, but I would argue that they added to the half-baked taste. Besides Netflix and Pandora, the rest are officially meh.
We talked briefly about the content provider’s stance and blocking of Google TV, but there was no hint of concern or worry like I expected. Google TV is looked upon internally as a product that works with cable, not against it. Video web portals like Hulu are just one source of content for Google TV. It also links up with Amazon VOD and Netflix, which, while they’re pay sites, do offer a fairly extensive library of content that’s free from ads. “It’s up the networks,” Rishi said when asked about the blocking situation.
While writing our comprehensive Google TV review, I couldn’t help but feel that the system could be a game-changer, but only if given enough time. I worried that Google wouldn’t give the platform time to mature, but those fears were somewhat subdued knowing that Sony dumped a good deal of money into developing and marketing two major products. They would keep Google on track, I thought. But after talking to Rishi, I feel my original fears were unfounded. Google is in this for the long haul. Google TV will be given the time it needs to grow into a consumer platform.
Oh, and my final question of “Is Google TV coming to the PS3?” was met with a surprised chuckle and quick “no comment.” So yeah, Google TV is coming to the PS3. Somehow. Maybe. I really don’t know.
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