A while back, Matt Gemmell wrote a great little $3 utility called Sticky Notifications that merged Mountain Lion’s notification center with sticky notes. It allows you to pin reminders to your desktop.
Now, Jeremy Tregunna has released a time-triggered twist on the idea. His Scheduled Notifications utility lets you specify when you want to be pinged.
Apple has made switching over your iPhone when you buy a new one very easy, but there’s one other task you may need to undertake, especially if you’re one of the many players of the popular World of Warcraft game out there (or Diablo 3, or Starcraft 2, or other other Blizzard games): You’ll need to switch your Blizzard mobile authenticator app over to your new device. Blizzard posted a reminder to do this over the weekend, and their online guide to removing authenticators should help anyone who needs to transfer over with the process.
I just did it myself: You’ll have to remove the authenticator from your previous phone device from your Blizzard account (by first confirming a few codes from it), and then add the new one (by entering the serial number and authentication code) once you’ve installed the app on your new device. It’s not hard at all.
My iPhone 5 arrived last Friday, and because my old iPhone 4 had gotten so cluttered with apps, I decided that instead of restoring from an old backup, I would go ahead and just start over completely.
Most of my important documents and logins are all stored in iCloud, so it wasn’t a big problem to start from scratch. Doing so will allow me to cut back down on apps, making sure I only install the ones I’ll use (at least to begin with). But one issue did present itself: Because I decided to no longer sync with my iTunes install on my Mac, I had to re-subscribe to all of my podcasts manually in Apple’s new Podcasts app.
Your Apple TV has an update pending. You can move up to OS 5.1 by going to Settings > General > Update Software. Today’s update adds support for Shared Photo Streams (a welcome new feature in iOS 6), but there’s a lot more to love here.
Something I’ve always wanted was the ability to switch store accounts, so my kids can load up their purchases. Now you can. Some other niceties include being able to beam audio from the Apple TV elsewhere (good news to me, as I’d like to pump the Apple TV audio into an old Airport Express I have connected to a stereo system), new screen savers, subtitles, movie trailer search (with local showtimes), support for advanced network options using configuration profiles and the usual “stability and performance” updates.
This isn’t a political statement. It’s not an empty protest over how bad Apple’s Maps app is. It’s because for the first time I’ve lost confidence that an Apple product is the best choice for my needs.