Category: notifications

How to Enable and Disable COVID-19 Exposure Notifications on iPhone

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Apple and Google have teamed up to aid governments and health authorities in the fight against the SARS-COV2 / COVID-19 pandemic by releasing the first version of their COVID-19 exposure notification API for both iOS and Android devices. For iPhone users, this arrives as a COVID-19 exposure logging feature in iOS 13.5 and later.

Previously referred to as the contact tracing API, the tech giants aim to assist developers who’re working for health authorities in creating apps that can alert users if they’ve been in contact with an infected person. This is…

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How to Disable Red Badge Circle on System Preferences in MacOS

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System Preferences in MacOS shows a red badge circle icon when there is an available software update for the Mac. This can be helpful for users who want to be notified of software updates, but it can be annoying to other Mac users who are specifically avoiding a particular software update.

For example, many Mac users who are ignoring Catalina may have chosen to hide MacOS Catalina software update notifications and prompts but may still see the red update badge icon on their System Preferences icon.

This article will show you how you can hide and disable the…

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How to Enable Persistent Notifications on iPhone & iPad

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If you work or play a ton on your iPhone or iPad, there’s a good chance you’ve missed several notifications while you were in the middle of something. That’s because of how the banner style notification system works on iOS. Regular notifications pop up from the top of the screen for a few seconds and simply disappear. In some cases, that’s not even enough time to read the entire message that’s displayed.

This is exactly where Persistent Notifications come in, which stay at the top of the iPhone or iPad screen until you switch to a different app or…

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