iThings Tips and Tricks

By Technobyte | Tips and Tricks for your iDevices

New report sheds more light on the iPhone 8’s facial recognition feature

With 2017 in full swing, we’re already starting to see a noticeable uptick in the number of iPhone 8 rumors coming through the pipeline. Just a few …

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Apple Exploring Two-Step Touch ID and Facial Recognition System for iPhone 8

Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research report today in which he outlined further expectations for Apple's 2017 iPhone, including new biometric identification technology as well as the necessity of a new design to provide better structural support for a flexible OLED display …

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How to Quickly Create a New Checklist in Notes with 3D Touch

iPhones with 3D Touch are able to jump directly into specific places within apps by 3D Touching an app’s icon. Most Apple stock apps have Quick Actions, such as the Notes app. When you 3D Touch the Note app icon, it will show your most recent note and give you four options for Quick Actions: New …

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Microsoft brings Office Lens to the iPad

Microsoft today announced the availability of its Office Lens document scanning app for Apple’s iPad tablet. Office initially launched as a Windows Phone exclusive, and in 2015 Microsoft brought it to Android and the iPhone. Now you can use it on bigger-screened iOS devices.<p>Microsoft brought its …

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How to Search for Objects in the Photos App

Not only can you search for people in the Photos app, with iOS 10 you can also search for objects. Want to see all the cute pictures you have of dogs? You can search dogs and find them. Perhaps you’re looking for that picture of your Christmas tree from last year—search trees. The Photos app on …

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How to Use the Look Up Feature in Safari

With iOS 10, Apple replaced Define with Look Up; instead of selecting Define to learn what a word means, you’ll now tap Look Up. However, the feature is basically the same in that it gives you the definition of a word, but now it will also show you other possible results from not only the …

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How to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub

A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home -- <i>AppleInsider</i> shows you how …

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This iPhone app will help you find your missing AirPods

There's an app called "Finder for AirPods" in the iOS App Store that will help you find missing AirPods that, as many would say, "gotta be here somewhere."<p>The Finder for AirPods app uses your iPhone and missing AirPod's Bluetooth connection to show you how close or far you are from the missing …

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How to Add Friends to the People Album in the Photos App

With iOS 10 on iPhone, your Photos app has a new album called People. This allows you to easily find photos of people in network as it organizes photos of the same person in separate sub-albums. But what if, for whatever reason, the Photos app isn’t able to detect a person in the photos? You can …

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How to remove a software update download from your device

I am not sure if I accidentally initiated the download or if it happened on its own, but I have the latest iOS over-the-air update stored on my …

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How to Get Files from Your Mac into the iCloud Drive App on Your iPhone

With iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra, Apple has added multiple new tools for easily working across your devices. iCloud Drive, which was introduced with iOS 9, allows you to access files from your Mac on your iPhone. This process of transferring your Mac documents to your iPhone has become easy with iOS 10 …

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Report: next iPhone to feature Tap to Wake and fast charging

The next iPhone may feature Tap to Wake, fast charging and other new features, reports Forbes. The outlet spoke to noted tipster Sonny Dickson, who …

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Alpine Introduces $900 Infotainment System With Wireless CarPlay

While wireless CarPlay implementations have been supported since iOS 9, the functionality has so far been limited to a single BMW model. That will change next month, however, as Alpine has introduced a new aftermarket system with wireless CarPlay that will be available in February for a suggested …

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More Evidence Suggests Truly Wireless Charging Technology Is Coming to Apple's iPhone 8

Earlier last February, we reported on the emergence of an up-and-coming tech-firm known as Energous, who had been working tirelessly to bring its …

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How to Merge Duplicates in the People Album with iOS 10 on the iPhone

With iOS 10 on the iPhone, there’s a new album within the Photos app called People. Your iPhone looks at your pictures and groups photos with the same person together so you can easily find photos of them in the future. However, some people look different from one day to the next and the iPhone …

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How to Change Your Default Transportation Mode in Maps

Maps on iPhone assumes you want directions for a car by default. But if you often use public transportation or walk, you may want to change your default transportation mode for Maps. Changing your default transportation mode for Maps is easy within iPhone settings. That way, when you open Maps and …

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How to Sort Songs By Title in Apple Music with iOS 10

Did anyone else upgrade to iOS 10, visit their songs on Apple Music, and ask, “What happened? What are my song arranged by artist on my iPhone?” I threw up my hands and decided to get used to it, but one of our editors, Rheanne, came in my office today with a solution. And it’s super easy. If …

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How to Edit & Share Memories Videos in the Photos App on Your iPhone

With iOS 10 on the iPhone, the Photos app automatically creates Memory videos that use your images and music to play a slideshow. These videos represent periods of time or vacations you take. For instance, I visited Cancun a few years back. My iPhone recognized I was in an unusual places and …

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How to Filter Messages in the Mail App with iOS 10

The Mail app, with iOS 10 on iPhone, allows you to set specific filters that can be applied with a single tap. This filter icon is found in the bottom left corner of the Mail app in iOS 10; when you tap the icon you can easily turn the filter on or off. However, this filter within Mail is also …

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Apple iOS 10.3 Release, It's A Big One

Apple has its hands full with the ongoing iPhone ‘30% Bug’ which I exclusively revealed last month, especially with iOS 10.2 making it worse. But it looks like the company has still had time to focus on making iOS 10.3 a major release…<p>In a pair of tweets my good friend and famed Apple leaker Sonny …

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11 Apple Watch tips every owner should know

The Apple Watch is a device that can do more than tell the time or put iPhone notifications on your wrist. It can be used to pay for items in the real world, save you in an emergency, act as a fashion accessory and help you track down a misplaced iPhone -- to name a few.<p>Here are 11 tips and tricks …

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10 awesome iOS 10 tips that will make you an iPhone power user

Every time Apple releases a new version of iOS, we painstakingly go through all of the cool new functions and hidden features Apple incorporated into …

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Minecraft Launches on Apple TV Today for $19.99

Following a reveal during the "Hello Again" event in October, Mojang has now announced that Minecraft will officially launch today for the fourth-generation Apple TV. The exploration and crafting game is said to be "rolling out in all regions" throughout the day.<p>Minecraft for Apple TV will also …

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How to change the email address associated with your Apple ID

How do you change the email address associated with your iCloud and iTunes accounts? Through your Apple ID!Your Apple ID is what you use to make …

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AirPods unboxed: Apple's other new wearable of the future

Apple's new AirPods wireless headphones are just hitting the market--albeit nearly two months later than intended--delivering sleek, minimalist style …

How to Set the Default Camera Mode on iPhone

The iPhone Camera defaults to opening to Photo so that you can take pictures with the iPhone camera quickly. A new feature available in iOS lets you …

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How to Use Siri with the TV app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Did you know that you can use Siri to control the new TV app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV? Here's how!<p>With iOS 10.2 for iPhone and iPad and tvOS …

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How to Turn Off Email Threads in iOS 10

With iOS 10 on iPhone, emails from the same person now bundle into threads, which means all the emails from that exchange appear in a single email instead of appearing as separate messages. This feature is on by default now in the Mail app and has been giving quite a few users a headache. Other …

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Apple TV's Update tvOS 10.1 Now Available With TV App, New Siri feature

Apple TV’s tvOS 10.1 update is now available, 9 to 5 Mac reported Monday.<p>The new version for the fourth generation Apple TV comes on the same day iOS …

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