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Springy Dock Tricks

If you drag a file and hover over Dock icons, various useful things happen which are similar to Finder springing. If it's a window, the window un-minimizes from the Dock. If it's a stack, the corresponding folder in the Finder opens. If it's the Finder, it brings the Finder to the foreground and opens a window if one doesn't exist already. But the coolest (and most hidden) springing trick is if you hover over an application and press the Space bar, the application comes to the foreground. This is great for things like grabbing a file from somewhere to drop into a Mail composition window that's otherwise hidden. Grab the file you want, hover over the Mail icon, press the Space bar, and Mail comes to the front for you to drop the file into the compose window. Be sure that Spring-Loaded Folders and Windows is enabled in the Finder Preferences window.

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Why Apple Keeps Turning on Your Bluetooth

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It seems that every recent iOS update turns Bluetooth back on if you had previously disabled it. Why would Apple do this? Kashmir Hill of Forbes proposes that the answer has something to do with iBeacons.favicon follow link

 

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Thanks for picking up this topic. I wrote in past TidBIT forums about noticing this Bluetooth issue since the IOS 7.0 upgrade. So when it occurred with the intermediate upgrade and again this week I was ready for it. At first I forgot until I noticed my battery life cut about 50% of what I expected then remembered to go back into preferences and turn Bluetooth off.

I have spoken with a developer who could not comment but would say that "we were doing what the design specs called for."

For whatever reason, Bluetooth is being enabled after each IOS upgrade I concluded that it was/is a conscious decision by Apple. To what end I do not know. Are there any other preferences or hidden features they are enabling that we are not aware?