Notification alerts behave differently in iOS 10. New notification alerts behavior isn’t exactly one of the features Apple highlights at WWDC so it’s something you will likely observe as you use iOS 10 more and more. iOS, from the earliest days, has had two types of notification alerts. Users can choose, on a per-app basis, which type of alert they want to receive; banners or alerts. In iOS 10, the ‘alerts’ notification has been overhauled so that it is no longer the pop-up that appears in the center of your screen. It is, instead, a variation of the ‘Banner’ type alert with only on key difference. The ‘Banner’ alerts appear at the top of your screen and disappear after a few seconds. The ‘Alerts’ appear as banners at the top of your screen and remain there unless you swipe to dismiss them. If you have notifications appearing on your device that refuse to dismiss automatically, you need to change the alert type. Here’s how.
To change the notification alert type, open the Settings app and go to Notifications. Here you will see a list of all apps that are installed on your device. Tap an app that has been sending you ‘Alert’ type notifications that do not disappear. Scroll down to the ‘Alert Style When Unlocked’ section and select the ‘Banners’ style. That’s all you need to do.
Step 1: Find the video you want to embed audio from. Take note of the video’s ‘ID’. The ID appears in the video’s URL after the ‘v=’ part and is highlighted in the screenshot below.
iOS has long had a feature called ‘AssistiveTouch’ as part of its Accessibility support. iPhone users who have ever had a defective Home button have often relied on the AssistiveTouch feature to use their device until it could be fixed. Since its inclusion in iOS, AssistiveTouch buttons have been customizable. In iOS 9 and 10, the customization menu is significantly different than it was in older versions. Here’s how you can customize the AssistiveTouch buttons in iOS.
You can enable AssistiveTouch from the Settings app. Go to General>Accessibility and enable it. Once enabled, the AssistiveTouch screen has a ‘Customize Top Level Menu’ option. This is where you can customize the six buttons that appear when you tap the AssistiveTouch button on your screen.
The Windows Insider program releases new builds to two different channel or rings. The Fast ring is the first to get a new build while the Slow ring will often have to wait days, even weeks to get the same build. The new builds, when they’re available, are supposed to download automatically. Other than the updates, the only way to know if a new build is available is to visit Microsoft’s blog for Windows 10 or follow the right person on Twitter. If neither of these options suit you, you can just use an IFTTT recipe to configure alerts on your phone. We have just the recipe for it and we’re going to show you how to make your very own.
If you’re looking for a recipe to just add to your IFTTT account, it’s right here. Each time Twitter user @@donasarkar, the chief of the Windows Insider program, tweets about a new build using the #WindowsInsider hashtag, you will get an alert on your phone. You must have the IFTTT app installed on your phone to get the alert.
The TwitchTV player is an HTML5 player with basic media controls. You can play/pause the stream, go full screen, control the volume, enter theater mode, and select playback quality. There’s also a neat little feature to capture a particularly impressive moment in a Twitch stream. Despite the Twitch player covering the basics of a reasonable media player, it still lacks one essential thing; keyboard shortcuts. Twitch Video Control is a Firefox add-on that enables keyboard shortcuts for the TwitchTV player.
Twitch Video Control doesn’t have any interface to speak of. You simply install the add-on and visit a Twitch stream to see it in action.
It seems email is the only way left to read a message without automatically sending a ‘read’ receipt. Likewise, email seems to be the only way people don’t know whether or not you’re currently typing a reply to an email they’ve just sent. LinkedIn, like so many other social networks, has a messaging feature. It has introduced a ‘read’ receipt and a typing indicator for the messaging service. When you read a message, the sender will know you’ve read it. If you start typing a reply, the sender will be alerted that you are typing. The good thing is, you can turn it Off. Here’s how.
On Your Phone
Snapchat comes with some neat filters that you can apply to your photos. Some are simply color filters while others feature graphics for your current city, the current time, and even the current temperature. They are easily one of the more popular features of the app. The filters are often also a great way to promote things like important events or upcoming TV show premiers which is just what AMC has done. The Walking Dead Season 7 premier is just days away. To get viewers excited, AMC has released a special Snapchat filter just for fans of the show. It needs to be unlocked by taking a photo of a particular zombified ghost icon. Here’s how to get it.
Open Snapchat and point your camera towards the zombefied ghost in the image below. You can capture a photo of the ghost, or you can tap and hold on it.