Best Features of iOS 10

Best Features of iOS 10

This article is all about the best features of iOS 10. Apple released iOS 10 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad on September 13, 2016. iOS 10 is one of the most feature packed upgrades to iOS ever. But with all the new features, there are several that stand out as the best and most useful. Here are 7 of the best features of iOS 10: 1. Messages The Messages app includes incredible new features in iOS 10. There are different kinds of effects to highlight the message you are sending as well as a new feature called Invisible Ink. With Invisible Ink Continue Reading →

How to control iPhone and iPad Settings with your voice using Siri

This article is all about how to control iPhone and iPad settings with your voice using Siri. With each new version of iOS, Apple continues to expand the capabilities of Siri. In iOS 9, Apple gave Siri the ability to control system settings on the iPhone and iPad. This means that you can control things like screen brightness, low power mode, turn wifi on/off, turn Bluetooth on/off, etc. This can be very helpful as it allows a direct shortcut to these settings by just using your voice. If you have not yet set up Siri on your iPhone or iPad, Continue Reading →

How to use punctuation with Siri and Dictation on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Siri has advanced voice recognition skills that continue to grow with each release of iOS. This includes the ability to turn spoken punctuation and spacing into the appropriate punctuation in the sentence or paragraph you are dictating. This is really helpful when you are driving and trying to send a text message to someone when the message includes punctuation. It is also helpful when you are dictating a sentence or paragraph for an email or a text document. Instead of stopping every few words to manually type in the punctuation, you can just tell Siri what to put in for Continue Reading →

How to get Siri to set a wakeup alarm and a timer on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Siri is Apple’s personal assistant that was introduced with the iPhone 4S. You can ask Siri all kinds of things using normal sentences. There are a number of requests I make of Siri every day. Two of these are setting a wakeup alarm and a timer. 1. Wakeup Alarm Each night when I go to bed, I ask Siri to set an alarm for me. You can say, “Wake me up at 7am.” Or, you can say, “Set me an alarm for 7:30 in the morning.” Siri will respond by telling you that your alarm is set. You can also Continue Reading →

Get Ready! Apple Watch Pre-Orders Begin Friday

The time is upon us, folks! Apple Watch pre-orders go live on Friday, April 10th, at 12:01am PST. I for one will be staying up late on Thursday night and clicking the “buy” button when the watch becomes available for pre-order. Pre-ordered watches will be delivered to homes and to Apple Stores on April 24th. If you’re still on the fence about whether the watch is for you, check out our previous posts overviewing Apple’s spring and fall media events where the watch was described in detail. Also, check out Apple’s website for the watch to get an overview of its features Continue Reading →

New Features in iOS 8 – What to Expect

Apple has announced iOS 8, the next version of its mobile operating system which will be released in the fall. In this post we’ll talk about what to expect. A few weeks back, Apple gave the public a preview of iOS 8 at its World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). There are a ton of new features that will be coming this fall to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch near you. In this post, we’ll run down and explain the most exciting new features that you can expect to see in iOS 8.   New Stock Keyboard with QuickType – Compared Continue Reading →

How to Set Volume for Music, Ringer, Alarm, and Siri – iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

How to set volume for music, ringer, alarm, and Siri - iPhone, iPad (Mini), iPod Touch

This article explains how to set the volume on your iOS Device for music, ringer (iPhone only), alarm, and Siri. There are three different volume settings on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices which can make setting the correct volume a little tricky. If you have ever wondered how to set the correct volume for music, alarm, ringer, or Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, tVen read on. Setting iOS Ringer (iPhone Only), Alerts, and Alarm Volume The ringer volume only applies to the iPhone. When using an iPhone, the Ringer and Alerts volume (which includes the Alarm volume) Continue Reading →

How to add, find, edit, or cancel calendar appointments using Siri

How to add, find, edit, or cancel calendar appointments with Siri

This post will show you how to add, find, edit, or cancel calendar appointments using Siri on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. Siri is Apple’s intelligent assistant that ships on many of Apple’s newest iOS devices. Over time, Siri continues to get better and better at interpreting normal sentences and giving you the results you need. Using Siri is often much more efficient than tapping your way around your device, especially when it comes to things like Reminders, Calendar Appointments, Alarms, and checking the Weather. Using Siri to add, find, edit, or cancel calendar appointments is quite easy. Here Continue Reading →

Change Siri’s Accent on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This video tutorial will show you how to change Siri’s accent on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. Changing Siri’s accent is a fun way to make your iOS device unique! For more information on how to set up and personalize Siri, see our previous post here. Check out the video tutorial below:

Use Siri to set custom repeating reminders on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This article will teach you how to use Siri to set custom repeating reminders on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. Let’s face it: with all the details in our busy lives we often forget things.  That’s why I like the stock Reminders app that comes with iOS.  With it you can create lists, remember important information at a specific time, and set location based reminders. One of the basic functions of Reminders is that you can have it remind you of something at a specific time.  You can even schedule repeating reminders.  However, the options under the Repeat menu Continue Reading →