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MacBook For Dummies, 5th Edition by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 8

Using Reminders, Notes, Notifications, and Maps

In This Chapter

arrow Setting reminders

arrow Making notes

arrow Using the Notification Center

arrow Navigating with Maps

As I’ve said many times before in my books, “If it works in one place, it’s likely to show up in another.” In this case, four popular time-saving (and headache-preventing) apps have crossed over from the world of iOS devices — the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch — and have securely landed on your Mavericks Desktop. These apps are Reminders, Notes, Notification Center, and Maps, all taken from the iOS world.

That’s not the only good news, though: These four Mac applications work seamlessly with an iCloud account. So if you also use an iOS device (with the same Apple ID), much of the data you store — such as the notes you take and the reminders you make — is automatically synchronized between all your Apple computers and devices! (If you didn’t create an Apple ID when you installed Mavericks, visit Chapter 2 for the details.)

Because all four of these new applications have a similar goal — keeping you in touch with the information, ...

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