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Tip of the Day: Quickly Add a Website to Favorites

I like the features of Safari in iOS 8. In a previous tip I showed how to request the desktop version of a site by tapping in the address bar and then dragging down on the Favorites window that pops up. I also just learned of a quick way to add the current page to Favorites, to your reading list, …

iOS

Tip of the Day: Use Siri Hands Free with iOS 8

Siri can be quite useful, but if you really want a "Jarvis" kind of experience, like Tony Stark in <i>Iron Man</i>, you need to be able to interact with Siri without touching a button. Fortunately, iOS 8 makes this possible.<p>There is an iOS 8 setting that allows Siri to listen for the command "Hey Siri." To …

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How to Use Reader Mode in Safari on iPhone

Reader mode in Safari on iPhone allows you to read a webpage without any distractions. When you turn on Reader mode, only the text and photos are left. This makes it easy to focus on reading the article you’re looking at; I’ve also found that Reader mode makes the text easier on the eyes. Here’s …

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Tip of the Day: View the Desktop Version of a Website in Safari

One of the most useful features of Safari—and one that saves a lot of frustration—is the ability to view the desktop version of a website rather than the mobile version. For years I’ve had a personalized Yahoo page that's well organized into three columns: 1) stocks, sports, weather, 2) top news, …

How to Add Phone Numbers to Contacts from Mail

You probably already know you can call a phone number from within an email by tapping on the number. But did you know that you can also quickly add the phone number to Contacts as well?<p>Simply press and hold on the phone number to bring up the menu and tap Add to Contacts.<p>You will then need to …

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Tip of the Day: Easily Add Up To 20 Widgets to Your iPhone or iPad

iOS 8 finally brought the ability to customize the iPhone and iPad interface by allowing you to add widgets to the Today screen in Notification Center. In an earlier post, I explained the simple steps for doing this. You simply swipe down from the top of the display to view the Notification Center …

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Tip of the Day: Send Audio Messages in iOS 8

One of the great new features in iOS 8 is the ability to send an audio message. Sometimes it's simply a lot more convenient to make a quick recording than it is to type a message. Why not simply call the person? Because convention requires that we then engage in conversation. An audio message is …

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Tip of the Day: How to Search Within a Web Page

Often when you're searching the web for some particular bit of information, your search pulls up a long page of text. But you then have no idea where on that page to find the information you're looking for. The next step is to search within the page. The way to do that on iOS devices is simple, but …

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Tip of the Day: How to Correct Siri With Typing Instead of Voice

As anyone who has used to Siri to make calls, search the web, or send messages knows, Siri doesn't always understand what you say. This can be followed by increasing frustration levels if Siri fails over and over to understand your voice corrections. But when Siri gets it wrong, you don't have to …

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Tip of the Day: Use Siri to Identify Songs Playing on the Radio

You've probably had the experience of listening to the radio and wondering the name of the song that's playing—maybe it's new to you and you're wondering who the artist is, or maybe it's familiar but you can't remember the name. Now with iOS 8, Siri can help. In the past, you could ask Siri to …

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How to Turn On Grayscale Mode for Black & White on iPhone

Did you know you can set your iPhone display to appear only in grayscale? Your first thought may be, “Why would I want my display to appear gray rather than in color?” There are a few reasons you might want to see your iPhone screen in black and white. First, for those who are color blind, items on …

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How to Use Swiping Gestures in Mail on iPhone

If you're like me, you spend a lot of time each day dealing with email. The swiping gestures available for marking and flagging email messages on iPhone can save you some of that time. You can use swiping gestures to mark emails as read or unread or flag them for follow-up, as well as every other …

Archives

What Are Widgets, Plus How to Add Them to iPhone's Today View

Beginning with iOS 8, iPhone users finally got the ability to customize their interface by adding widgets for iPhone to the Notification Center. We can still add widgets in iOS 11, these days to what Apple calls the Today View, which can be accessed by swiping right on the first Home screen on your …

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Tip of the Day: Delete Mail Faster in iOS 8

In iOS 7, deleting individual emails from your inbox in the Mail app was a multi-step process. You had to swipe left on the email preview and then choose Delete from the options that appeared. It's much faster in iOS 8.<p>In your inbox, simply swipe all the way to the left of the screen on the email …

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How to Recover Deleted Photos

If you like to use the camera on your iPhone or iPad, one of the features you'll appreciate is the ability to recover deleted photos. When you delete a photo, it remains available in the Recently Deleted album on your device for 30 days. If you decide that in fact you want to save a photo you …

Albums

How to Share Multiple Recent Photos on iPhone

One of the great features of our mobile devices is the ease with which we can share photos and videos. You can use your iPhone or iPad to send multiple photos via email or messaging. And if you want to send recent photos, you can easily select multiple pictures to send to someone. Here’s how to …

Mobile Photography

How to Use the Self-Timer on Your iPhone's Camera

It's easy to put yourself in the picture using the self-timer on your iPhone's native Camera app. To access your camera timer, look to the to the clock icon located prominently at the top of your screen in the Camera app. Your iPhone's photo timer lets you choose a delay of either three or ten …

Mobile Photography

Tip of the Day: Answer Phone Calls On Your iPad

Forget running downstairs to where you left your iPhone, take the call on your iPad or iPod instead (as long as you have later-model devices running iOS 8).<p>To make or receive a phone call on an iDevice other than your iPhone:<p>Make sure both devices are signed into Facetime with the same Apple …

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How to Turn On Location Services Only While an App Is in Use

There's no need for most apps to track your location at all times. With older versions of iOS, the only choices you had for location tracking were Always or Never. So if you wanted your photos to be tagged with the location in which they were taken, you had to allow the Camera app to always track …

Apps

Tip of the Day: Reachability Lets You Use Your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus One Handed

If you're having trouble accessing items at the top of the screen on your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, give your overstretched thumb a break and start using Apple's new Reachability feature to pull the top of the screen within reach.<p>Tapping twice (not clicking) on the Home button will cause the iPhone 6 …

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Follow Our 'Top iOS 8 Tips' Magazine on Flipboard

Due to popular demand, we're publishing the best of our ongoing "Tip of the Day" series as a Flipboard magazine to help you take advantage of all the hidden features of iOS 8. Follow our <i>Top iOS 8 Tips</i> magazine on Flipboard and get regular updates with time-saving tips on everything from Apple Pay …

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