If you have ever been on the receiving end of an Evite invitation, you know that once your ‘friend’ gives your email address to Evite (almost always without asking you first) you will receive an endless stream of spam (it’s spam because you did not request it, let along give them permission to put your email address on their mailing list) from Evite, seemingly with no way to opt out of it (making it a violation of Federal law, but apparently Evite doesn’t care about that). Here is out to opt out of Evite notifications and other Evite spam.
How many times has it happened? You miss that it’s your move in Words with Friends because you’ve turned the sound off on your phone. So you turn it on, and instantly get annoyed all over again by all of those other Words with Friends sounds. You know the ones – the sounds that get made within the Words with Friends game every…single…move..you…make. Argh! Well, it’s actually really easy to turn off all of the game sounds in Words with Friends, while still being notified with a sound when it’s your move. Here’s how.
Many people have found that once they either updated to iOS 10, or upgraded to a new iPhone with iOS 10 onboard, such as an iPhone SE, iPhone 6, or iPhone 7, that reminders no longer would send notifications such as alerts or banners, or lock screen notifications. Here’s what worked for us for both location-based and time-based reminders.
You may have noticed that Facebook has ‘helpfully’ given you a new ‘feature’: Facebook event reminder notifications. Even for events which you have not accepted, and have no intention of attending!
Apple giveth, and Apple taketh away. In this particular case, we are talking about the maddening changes in reminders and alerts (the alert notifications) that came with iOS 10. If you relied on being able to snooze a reminder alert notification, and can’t figure out how to snooze reminder alerts in iOS 10 so that you get another notification in 15 minutes or an hour, you’ve come to the right place. We also explain how to find that damned View button.
Trying to figure out how to set all of the notifications and alerts on your Apple watch can be confusing. In our article on 12 not obvious things you’ll want to know about the Apple watch, we explain a bit about how to work with notifications on your watch, but did not go into detail setting notifications and alerts on your Apple watch. That’s why this article is devoted to the ins and outs of setting notifications and alerts on your watch.
Let us start by saying that we were those people who thought the idea of an Apple watch was ridiculous. Then we realized that it’s a lot less rude to surreptitiously check our watch than it is to whip out our phone every time a message comes in, and that started the descent into Apple watch fandom. This is not a review of the Apple watch, so much as it is a list of things that are nonobvious, that you’ll want to know about your Apple watch.
Ever since OS X Yosemite came out, people have found that no matter how many times they change and reset their notifications settings, if they restart their Mac, their notification settings are lost, and they start getting a bazillion annoying notifications again, from banners and alerts, to badges and buzzes. This is a known bug, and there is a (very obscure) way to fix it.
Everyone knows that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. And every new parent knows that we are hardwired to pay attention to the urgent cries of a child. But how many of us realize that we have been slowly, but steadily, trained to respond to every single new message notification on our phones, computers, and other electronic devices, as they happen?
Yesterday we reported a few fixes for the bug affecting the “Do Not Disturb” feature on iOS 6, which resulted in the feature to not turn off once it was set, causing the users of iOS6 devices to miss appointments, phone calls, and alerts. But it appears that Apple is promising an automatic fix by January 8th.
If you’re an Apple iPhone 5 or any other type of iOS6 user who missed a few appointments or an important notice today, you’re not alone. It seems that with the roll over of the new year, those who used the “Do Not Disturb” feature on iOS 6 found that it won’t turn off, causing their phone to be stuck on “Do Not Disturb” mode through New Years Day, and so not sending them notifications as usual.
Some time ago Facebook and Spotify unleashed an app that spews Spotify spam all over your Facebook wall or Facebook timeline. Any time any of your Facebook friends listens to music on Spotify, if they are using the Spotify app, it posts to your wall telling you what they are listening to. “So-and-so listened to such-and-such on Spotify.” Who the flip cares? If we wanted to know what our friends on Facebook were listening to, we’d go to their house and listen with them! Here is how to remove the Spotify notifications from your Facebook page.
A rash of fake Verizon Wireless account notifications hit the Internet this week, showing outrageous charges that are, supposely, hitting your bill. They have the subject line of either “Thank You for your Verizon Wireless Payment” or “Your Bill Is Now Available”. Of course, the links take you to all sorts of spam and scam sites, so don’t be taken in. Here are some examples of the fake notices, with links to places such as http://integrallisambiental.com.br/k5CGsJe6/index.html, http://pliki.unigroup.pl/MFQanBuj/index.html and http://www.mayphe.com.br/DyXEBK63/index.html.
Believe it or not, it’s extremely easy to create custom notifications, alarms, and ringtones on the T-Mobile G1 Google phone! And doing it this way will allow your own custom sound files to show up in the same list as the pre-installed sounds!