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Integrate Slack into your FileMaker App for Instant Notifications

Have you every wished that you could get instant notifications on your desktop or mobile device whenever something changes in your FileMaker solution? Now you can by leveraging the power of Slack. Keep your whole team up to date by integrating Slack into FileMaker. Past Due Invoices, new orders, missed deadlines, upcoming events, and routine daily reports are just a few ideas of how to use notifications in Slack to keep you and your team up to date where ever you are. Read More...

watchOS Undergoes Significant Improvements


Apple devotees were buzzing about the Apple Watch well before it went on the market last year. Now the operating system that powers the watch has undergone some major improvements that will surely bring a round of applause. The new watchOS adds functionality and flexibility while maintaining the features users have come to love.

Speed plays a big factor in the new release. One of the biggest complaints about Apple Watch is how long it can take for an app to open. With the new OS, Apple is promising that apps will launch instantly and a redesigned interface will make it easier to access apps by using the digital crown.


Apple Announces OS X Yosemite

Nothing gets the tech world buzzing like the annual World Wide Developers Conference and with it comes many exciting announcements from Apple. This week Apple announced their new operating system for Mac, Yosemite, which will be released to download sometime this fall. In typical Apple fashion, Yosemite offers a slew of new and exciting features that are sure to revolutionize the way we interact with Macs and mobile devices. Handoff, iCloud Drive, and notifications are just three of the innovative new features Yosemite has to offer. Read More...

OS X 10.9 Mavericks Overview

The latest Mac operating system may not have a feline name, but OS X Mavericks is a more ferocious and efficient operating system than it’s predecessors.

One of our favorite Mavericks features is the Maps app.  It’s smooth and responsive with very crisp and detailed text.  It has a realistic 3D feature called Flyover that gives an eagle eye’s view of certain cities. 

Maps provides information like phone numbers, photos and Yelp reviews on local points of interest, and Maps offers point-to-point directions, live traffic conditions, and alternate routes.   Not surprisingly, Maps is smoothly integrated with OS X and can be linked to your Mail, Contacts and Calendar apps. Read More...

Mountain Lion Notification Center (Tutorial with Video)

One of the new features of the Mountain Lion operating system is the Notification Center. What are notifications? They are quick notes that appear on your screen alerting you to activity in your other apps. They are a lot like the notifications that you may have seen on an iPad or iPhone.

Depending on your preferences, notifications will scroll across your screen like a banner or pop up as an alert.

You can view all of your notifications, including ones you may have missed, by visiting the Notification Center. A two-finger swipe from right to left will get you to the Notification Center. You can also get to it by clicking the menubar icon in the upper right of the menubar.

Notifications are fully customizable and easily managed. That means you can choose which notifications appear, how often, how they look and how they sound.

To manage each of your notifications go to the Apple icon and choose Notification Center and System Preferences, or you could just click on the gear symbol at the bottom of the Notification Center.
You can specify whether notifications appear as Banners or Alerts. Banners appear and disappear on their own. Alerts stay on your screen until you take an action. Read More...

iOS 5 Notifications Center

The new iOS 5 operating system brings more than 200 new features to the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

One of the biggest changes you’ll see are the notifications that replace the pop-ups that you may be used to seeing in older versions. Read More...