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How to Have Siri Read Text to You on iPhone

The Accessibility features on iPhone are useful for those who are visually impaired; but they can also be useful to others, such as those occasions when it might be more convenient to have your iPhone or iPad read to you. Unless you're visually impaired, you may not want to enable VoiceOver via the …

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Should You Buy? HomePod, Amazon Echo & Top Wireless Speakers

In the 60th episode, the iPhone Life team helps you decide which speaker you should invest in this summer. Listen as Sarah, Donna, and David weigh in on whether Apple's HomePod Smart Speaker can beat the Amazon Echo and Google Home, plus make sure not to miss their side-by-side comparison of six of …

How to Make Siri Say Your Name Correctly

Being able to ask Siri to call a family member or dictate a text to a friend is one of the most useful offering the AI assistant brings to the iPhone. The one snag is that Siri's pronunciation isn't always the best when it comes to saying names correctly. Siri is great for calling or sending …

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ZAGGkeys Cover for iPad Air review

We've already reviewed the ZAGGkeys Folio for iPad Air and now we're back with another one of Zagg's offerings when it comes to keyboard cases for …

CEO Folio: A Modern Day Filofax For The iPad Air

There’s much to love about the CEO Folio and its accompanying web page. It’s the modern-day equivalent of a Filofax, and I guess even the “CEO” part of the name is a kind of upgrade to the mountain of “executive” faux-pleather crap that fills the pages of the Sky Mall catalog.<p>Anyhow, let’s ridicule …

Keyboarding your iPad: Best keyboard cases

Now that Microsoft Office is out on the iPad, it just underlines what the iPad has become: a laptop replacement for many people. You don't need a keyboard for your iPad. But, if you're planning on an iPad being a place where you get a lot of writing done, having one can come in very handy. Yes, you …

10 Great iPad Cases to Buy in 2017

When Steve Jobs first announced the iPad in 2010, he described it as a device between a smartphone and computer — a perfect middle-ground with the …

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Using the iPad Pro Without the Smart Keyboard

As an update to my previous post on everyday carry, I have been leaving the Smart Keyboard at home and bringing just the iPad Pro around with me. I thought that I’d get into the habit of bringing a stand around with me, but it had felt like just one more thing to bring around. So for the past few …

9 Common iPad Problems & How to Fix Them

Today we want to take a look at some of the most common iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad problems and show you how to fix them.<p>Apple’s released …

5 Apps That Are Perfect for iPad Pro

The Apple Pencil opens the iPad Pro up to a whole new world of possibilities. Lots of developers are working to utilize the extra functionality by providing a wider range of possibilities within their apps. Especially if you’re one of the brave souls replacing your Macbook with an iPad Pro, these …

100 awesome iPhone apps that will turn your phone into a jack-of-all-trades

YouTube used to come with your phone, but with iOS 6, Apple removed it. Luckily, Google brought it back. If you need to know what YouTube is, please …

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The 9 best iPhone and iPad accessories I use every day

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>YouTube / Apple I rely on my iPhone and iPad heavily. My iPad Pro is my primary computer at home, and my iPhone is always either in my …

10.5-inch and 12.9-inch 2017 iPad Pro FAQ: Everything you need to know!

The next generation of iPad Pro is here: Apple's pro iPad line was unified and improved during WWDC's Monday keynote, bringing a new size (10.5), …

The 17 most useful new features coming to your iPhone and iPad this fall

Apple's next major software update for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 11, was unveiled on Monday during the company's annual conference for app developers.<p>There are plenty of important changes coming in iOS 11, like the ability to use apps in augmented reality . But the most notable new features, such as …

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The best iPad cases for every type of person

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>It's true that you should <i>always</i> keep your phone in a case, but you shouldn't leave your other tech products unprotected.<p>Below are our picks …

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12 Handy Accessories for Apple iPad and iPad Pro Owners

Make the most out of your iPad or iPad Pro.<p>From a spare Lightning cable, though a keyboard cover, all the way to a carrying case for the Apple Pencil, we've rounded up some of our favorite iPad and iPad Pro accessories.

Here are the best iPad Pro keyboard cases to pick up with your new tablet

The iPad Pro range has been out for a while, and the accessory manufacturers have been busy designing an array of keyboards that are compatible with …

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2017) Review: Big, Fast, But No USB

The second-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro is Apple’s latest offering for anyone serious about using an iOS 2-in-1 instead of a laptop.The post Apple …

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10 must-have iPad Pro accessories for your new tablet

Apple is looking beyond content consumption with the iPad Pro, offering a range of features to tempt artistic and productive types. Whether the iPad …

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8 tips for being productive on the iPad with iOS 10

You can do more than you think<p>In my review of the iPad Pro 10.5, I said that most people should probably wait until all the productivity improvements coming in iOS 11 are available before buying one. But you didn't wait, did you, you maniac? You went out and bought one, and are now wondering how …

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Amazon's Alexa is now accessible straight through the Amazon iPhone app

Are you a fan of Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant? Well, now you can use it through the Amazon app straight on your iPhone or iPad. Just press the …

Amazon puts Alexa inside its main iPhone app

Starting today and available to all iPhone users next week, you can talk to Amazon’s intelligent assistant Alexa while using the Amazon app.<p>Naturally, the voice assistant is able to shop and track packages, but it can also do most of the things Alexa can do, like tell a joke, give weather updates, …

20+ iPhone tips you’ll use frequently

<b>Don’t waste data</b><p>If you share images using Messages (and most of us do), and keep hitting your data allocation every month why not try to reduce the …

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How to Have Siri Read Text to You on iPhone

The Accessibility features on iPhone are useful for those who are visually impaired; but they can also be useful to others, such as those occasions when it might be more convenient to have your iPhone or iPad read to you. Unless you're visually impaired, you may not want to enable VoiceOver via the …

How secure is your favorite messaging app?

WhatsApp, Messenger, Facetime, iMessage, Allo, Telegram, Hangouts, Skype. You have dozens of mainstream messaging apps to choose from, each with tens—if not hundreds—of millions of users and more than enough features to fulfill your communication needs.<p>But not all of these messaging apps are …

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Private Text Messages: How to Hide Message Notifications on iPhone

How do you keep your text messages private when reviews of incoming texts appear as banners or alerts on your home screen? Message previews can be handy if you want to quickly decide to reply to a message now, or wait and reply later. But how can you have private text messages on your iPhone with …