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How to change the Siri voice on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, or HomePod

While Siri may lag behind the competition in some areas, one area where it does excel is in the quality of the actual Siri voice.<p>Many people, however, only know the default voice of Siri. Follow along as we walk you through how to change both the accent and gender of Siri.<p><b>On iPhone, iPad, or Apple</b> …

Apple Watch

How to back up your Apple Watch

Most Apple Watch owners don’t know how to back up their Apple Watch, nor does Apple make it clear how one would go about that process.. Read along as we walk you through how to back up your Apple Watch.<p>This will be especially useful if you’re looking to upgrade your iPhone any time soon. Your …

Apple Watch

Can Artificial Intelligence Be Conscious?

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about AI. There’s a lot of hype, excitement, and angst in the press about AI’s advancement. It’s …

Consciousness

How to Block Nuisance Calls and Messages on Your iPhone

Unsolicited phone calls and messages can become a regular annoyance and even a cause of stress for many smartphone users these days. Thankfully, Apple provides features in iOS 11 that allow you to block nuisance calls and messages from the same number coming through to your phone, and in this …

A new test could tell us whether an AI has common sense

Virtual assistants and chatbots don't have a lot of common sense. It's because these types of machine learning rely on specific situations they have encountered before, rather than using broader knowledge to answer a question. However, researchers at the Allen Institute for AI (Ai2) have devised a …

When AI Steers Us Astray

As artificial-intelligence systems become widespread, the chances grow that their glitches will have dangerous consequences. For example, scientists …

Machine Learning

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

<b>Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts have said.</b><p>The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report warns that AI is ripe for exploitation by rogue states, …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Remove a Credit Card From an iPhone Completely

For most iPhone users, having their credit card details saved on their device is inevitable. The benefits seam to outweigh the risks and when managed …

5 hidden MacOS High Sierra features you need to know

Don't overlook these useful features of your Mac.<p>A revolutionary update, MacOS High Sierra was not. Instead of a massive design overhaul, it focused on a number of under-the-hood changes, namely Apple File System (APFS) for better performance and security, HVEC for improved video compression and …

Apps

How to Use iCloud Keychain on Your iOS Devices

iCloud Keychain is a feature of your Apple account that you can use to keep your website login credentials, personal details, credit card details, and wireless network information up to date and available across all your Apple devices.<p>With so many usernames and passwords to remember these days, …

How To Get Siri to Read Anything to You

The list of things Siri can help us with grows more and more with each update Apple makes. In the last few years Apple allowed better integration …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Smart Homes

20 Apple Watch Tips to Help You Work and Play Better

Watch and learn.<p>For many people, the smartphone has made the traditional timepiece obsolete, with millions of people digging their phones out of their pockets or bags to check the time -- that is, if they don’t already have the thing glued to their hand.<p>For others, smartwatches such as the Apple …

Smartwatches

How to turn your iPad into the best digital photo frame

You can easily spend between $100 and $200 on a Wi-Fi digital photo frame, but these often have clunky interfaces for syncing photos and the displays can be quite poor. A better solution may be repurposing an old iPad or putting your current iPad in photo frame mode for special occasions.<p>Apple used …

How to Print Webpage Articles Without Ads from iPhone or iPad, and Safari

If you like to print out articles from the web via an iPhone or iPad you may appreciate this tip, which allows you to strip down a webpage or any web …

Operating Systems

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

Apple Shares Two Tutorial Videos Covering Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus

Apple today shared two new tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, walking users through the steps required to use the new Portrait Lighting feature on the iPhone 8 Plus.<p>The first video focuses on how to shoot using Portrait Lighting, while the second video covers how to add Portrait Lighting …

IPhone 8

How to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across all your Apple devices

Tips<p>One of the advantages of Apple's iMessage system is the ability to see and respond to iPhone texts across multiple Apple devices. AppleInsider …

How to unlock an iOS device when you've forgotten your password or changed your account

Apple's use of an Apple ID on iPads is something Apple does towards keeping your device secure. But it can also be problematic, especially if you …

iPad

Apple shows off Portrait Lighting feature in new iPhone 8 Plus video

Apple today has shared a new advertisement for the iPhone 8 Plus touting the new Portrait Lighting feature. The video was uploaded to Apple’s YouTube channel and comes in at 38 seconds, showcasing the various new effects that Portrait Lighting offers.<p>Throughout the ad, the various Portrait Lighting …

The best (and worst) new iPhone 8/Plus features [Video]

The iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus are officially on sale, and we were able to score both new smartphones early last Friday morning (read Jordan’s full review).<p>This launch felt a little different from past iPhone launches, simply because the highly-anticipated iPhone X looms large on the horizon. I’ve …

macOS High Sierra now available to download, featuring APFS, Photos updates, Safari 11, more

Apple has just released this year’s major update to its desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra. This rounds out the big Apple software releases for 2017 after iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 launched last week.<p>High Sierra includes the brand new Apple File System for Macs with SSDs, significant …

This is how to use the new iOS 11 Files app

With Apple's iOS 11 update comes the new and handy Files app. The improvement in file organization, dragging, and dropping is best put to use on the …

Apple’s helpful new videos show how to get the most of iOS 11

iPhone and iPad owners can finally enjoy iOS 11 starting today and Apple’s got some spanking new videos to help you dive right in.<p>Apple published a series of new how-to videos on iOS 11 that cover a range of topics like converting handwritten notes into type and editing photos. The helpful new …

Apps

Apple shares new iPad + iOS 11 how-to videos, features third-party apps

On the heels of releasing iOS 11 today, Apple has published a few new how-to videos to its YouTube channel promoting what’s now possible with its latest mobile OS and iPad.<p>About a month ago, Apple released 6 videos showcasing iPad + iOS 11 features and new ways to make the tablet more capable than …

Apple Releases iOS 11 and iPad How-To Videos

Apple has published a series of six short videos to YouTube highlighting the marquee features of iOS 11 on the iPad. Each of the how-to videos is about one minute long and shows how to use a new feature:<p>'How to harness the power of the amazing new dock’ demonstrates how to add items to the dock, …

Apple Pencil

Everything you need to know about tagging files in iOS 11

One of the most useful features in iOS 11’s Files app may turn out to ta tagging files. Tagging lets you gather pictures, folders, documents and any other files from all across your iPad and iCloud storage by giving them the same tag.<p>This means you can organize files without moving them — you could …

Video: Take a closer look at Apple's new iPad multitasking features in iOS 11

Apple's iPad will become more powerful and capable than ever with this fall's launch of iOS 11, particularly with new multitasking features that make …

Free Shipping

How to handle iOS 11's big Lock Screen change

There are a few minor but important changes coming to how you interact with notifications.<p>After installing iOS 11, you're bound to notice a lot of small changes and some bigger changes. There's the ability to record your screen, a customizable control center and then there's… Notification …

InterAct

iOS 11: How to use the new Files app

Apple has introduced its new Files app with iOS 11 and along with it come improvements for managing, editing, and sharing your data. Follow along for a look at this new iOS app.<p>If haven’t tried out iOS 11 you can check out our walkthrough here for installing the public beta. As we noted earlier, …