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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, …

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 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: Hide the Predictive Text Feature on Your Keyboard

When Apple announced that their keyboards would have a predictive text feature, the general reaction was, "About time, Apple!" But it turns out there are some iOS users who find the feature really annoying. Fortunately, it's easy to remove the predictive text feature on your iphone:<p>In any app with …

Tip of the Day: iOS 8 Gives Access to Third-Party Maps in Apple Maps

I like Apple's Maps app, but a number of times it's taken me to a location that simply didn't exist: an Indian restaurant, a zoo, a hotel in a small town, a Chinese restaurant. I diligently follow Siri's directions and when she says I've arrived, the establishment in question is nowhere to be seen. …

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 …

Tip of the Day: See Only the Widgets You Want in the Order You Choose

Thanks to iOS 8, Apple lovers finally have access to widgets on their iPhones. But users will find some widgets more useful than others. Maximize their utility by deleting widgets you don't need to see in the Today view in Notifications and arranging the rest in the most convenient order.<p>To delete …

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 …

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 …

How to Quickly Mark All Emails as Read on iPhone

Mail on the iPhone and iPad has a lot of helpful features that makes it easier for you to deal with the onslaught of email messages. Luckily, there is a quick way to mark all email messages as read that’s been around since iOS 8. Unfortunately, unlike iOS 8, iOS 11 no longer makes deleting all your …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Tip of the Day: Take Slo Mo Movies on Your iPhone

The iPhone 5s gave us Slo Mo video capture, where images are recorded at 120 FPS (Frames Per Second) and then played back at 30 FPS. But now the iPhone 6 offers Super Slo Mo, which captures 240 FPS. This will allow for some incredible action videos. I played with this new feature at my daughter's …

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 …

Ciervo -1 (Alto do Castro, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal)

Description<p>El nombre de Cerveira deriva de la cantidad de ciervos en libertad que existían en épocas lejanas en los montes circundantes, el Monte da …

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May 18 2018 — <b>Marieke Walsh</b> — iPolitics<p>Police are investigating a theft report linked to former Ontario Progressive Conservative candidate Simmer …

E-readers: the best way to get the world's children reading

In a dusty schoolroom in Kade, a small town 75 miles from Accra, the capital of Ghana, 40-odd children sit on rickety wooden benches, in front of equally rickety desks. Kade has a population of 16,500, and its main business is the local mine: a rich source of gold and diamonds. These children don't …

Memo to Jeff Bezos: try Washington Post Prime

We can be sure Jeff Bezos will try many things with the Washington Post. One could be drawing inspiration from Amazon's fabulously successful Prime service<p><b>Changes at The Washington Post will be the most watched media story of the coming months and, perhaps, years.</b> Why? First of all, with the iconic …

Apple devotees might have a long wait before they get an iWatch on their wrist

For months rumours and reports have indicated that Apple has been in the process of producing a smartwatch of its own. The iWatch, as recent trademark filings name it, was to put information pulled from your smartphone at a glance on a screen on your wrist. However, Apple's entry into the …

Smart watches will work – but not in the way we expect

Do you use your wrists much these days? Not for keeping your hands attached but for technology purposes. Do you still wear a watch? Or one of those exercise tracking wristbands? Or one of those crazy-fake-science-victory-crystal wrist things some sportspeople wear? Well, whatever, you'd better get …

Apple iOS 7: app developers explain its key features and implications

At some point today, Apple will make its iOS 7 software update available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners to download.<p>It's one of the biggest updates to iOS for some time, and developers have been working hard to update their apps accordingly since the software was revealed at Apple's WWDC …

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Bike sharing programs transform transportation in cities

In August of 2008, Washington, D.C., created the nation’s first bike sharing system.<p>While ambitious in its cultural and social leap, it was modest in scale, featuring just 120 bicycles docked in 10 automated rental locations.<p>But people liked it.<p>By 2010, the program was replaced by something much …

Pocket aims to get on publishers’ good sides with a new read-it-later stats package

See how your stories are performing — and whether you have bragging rights over your newsroom cubicle-mate.<p>Pocket, one of the three biggest players in the read-it-later space (with Instapaper and Readability), just announced Pocket for Publishers, a suite of tools to track how your content is …

Tattoo Removal Artist Helps Clients With Emotional Scars

Dawn Maestas runs a tattoo-removal business in Albuquerque, N.M., and her clients include women who want the names of abusive partners removed.<p>Some of them have been tattooed forcibly, like the 22-year-old client who visited StoryCorps with Maestas.<p>"I was with a guy for five years. He was much …

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