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How to Set Reminders on Your iPhone & iPad

I don't know about you, but if I don't write down my appointments and activities, I'm sure to lose them in a deep, dark corner of my mind. To say I'm merely forgetful is an understatement. The Reminders app allows me to set reminders on iPhone based on the time, day, or location. For example, my …

iOS

Tip of the Day: Use Siri to Add Punctuation to Emails or Text Messages

Do you prefer to text in complete, grammatically correct sentences? Are you one of those people who know when you should use a comma versus when you should use a semicolon? Did you know that you can use Siri to punctuate your texts and emails like a pro?<p>Simply speak punctuation marks out loud when …

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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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Find out Which Apps Are Draining Your Battery Life on iPhone

If you're concerned about your iPhone's battery life, knowing what apps are using up your battery life is a good practice. Of course, if you use an app a lot it’s always going to show up as the app using most of your battery. But sometimes an app running the background or not working properly will …

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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 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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How to Add an Emergency Medical Card to Your Lock Screen on iPhone

If you have a medical issue such as a seizure disorder, cardiac condition, or similar problem that may leave you unable to communicate with medics and other first responders, it's important to have a simple method they can use to understand your situation so they can best help you. While a medical …

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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 …

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How to Hide Your Private Photos on iPhone

You know the feeling—you hand your phone over to a friend or family member, intending to show them a single picture, and suddenly you’re watching in horror as they begin swiping through your 50-plus selfies or stumble across your hoard of risqué photos. Thankfully, iPhone has an easy way for you to …

Mobile Photography

How to Crop Pictures on iPhone (Without an Editing App)

You don’t need a photo crop app to edit your pictures on iPhone or iPad. The Photos app makes it easy to perform minimal edits such as rotating or cropping a picture. If you want to edit a photo on your iPhone or iPad, you <i>could</i> buy a fancy photo editing app. But if all you need are the basic …

Mobile Photography

Tip of the Day: How to Search Your Photos

Sifting through hundreds of pictures when you’re looking for one in particular can be a nightmare. Though we still can’t tag our photos or add descriptions in the iOS Photos app, Apple has added a new feature that allows users to search their images by location, date, time, and even album name. …

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How to Use Siri to Add Reminders to Specific Lists

If you think of something you don’t want to forget, you can quickly ask Siri to add the reminder to your list. But when you ask Siri to remind you about something, like your car payment, Siri automatically adds the reminder to the default Reminders list. If you want the reminder added to a …

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What Is HDR on iPhone Camera + How & Why You Might Want to Use It (UPDATED FOR iOS 11)

What is HDR photography on iPhone and why would I want to use it? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It works to balance the shadows and highlights of a photo so that neither are being favored or ignored. Basically, HDR on iPhone is done by combining three different exposures into a single shot. …

Mobile Photography

How to Get Siri to Stop Interrupting You

It's like the Interrupting Cow joke that delights school-age kids everywhere; you activate Siri and start speaking your request, only to be interrupted by, "Here's what I found on the web." At which point you probably say something like "If you'd just let me #$@%ing finish, Siri, you'd know I'm …

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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: Quickly Find an Attachment in a Message Thread

You know when you want to show people that cute picture someone texted to you that you didn't bother saving to Photos? You don't have to scroll through endless conversations in Messages until you find it.<p>Open the conversation in Messages and tap Details. Scroll down and you will see all the …

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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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