When viewing a message in Mail, you can hove over a name and address to reveal a little ‘Data Detector’ icon. Clicking this icon lets you create a contact of the highlighted Name and info. However, if you first select some text and then use the data detector, the selected text is attached to the […]
Contacts (previously Address Book) has long allowed you to select one or more cards and choose Card > Merge Selected Cards to help you clean up duplicate contact information (Card > Look for Duplicates is also a great way to make Contacts do a big cleanup job for you). But in Mountain Lion, Apple has […]
If you paste or otherwise copy a phone number containing letters (example: 1-800-FLOWERS) into the iPhone’s Contacts app, iOS can figure it out and dial it for you. Editor’s note: We were specific with “paste” because as you can tell, when entering a phone number into Contacts, iOS displays only a numerical keyboard, not the […]
If you select more than one contact in iChat or Apple’s new Messages beta for Mac (hold ⌘ or ⇧ when selecting multiple people in your Buddies list), the Buddies > Add Buddy command becomes Assign Buddies to One Address Card. This makes it easy to combine multiple usernames for the same person into a […]
Let’s say you know two people, John Doe and Jane Doe who live together. Each has an address book entry on your phone, but they share a land line, so both entries contain the same phone number. If you get an incoming call from that number, the phone displays, “Jane or John Doe,” intelligently handling […]
I just received a message from an unsaved number on my iPhone while the screen was locked. It was from a friend, informing me that I should replace his older number with the one the text was from. I left the message on my iPhone in its unread state, opened his contact information in Address […]
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