How to generate a highly encrypted password with Siri on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

How to generate a highly encrypted password with Siri on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This article will show you how to generate a highly encrypted random password using Siri on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. There are hundreds of things you can ask Siri and some of the most useful come through Wolfram Alpha, which is a computational knowledge engine. In a recent post I described how you can ask Siri for nutritional information for certain foods. The results come from Wolfram Alpha (check out the post here: Ask Siri for Nutritional Information). One of the other helpful things that Siri can do using Wolfram Alpha is generate a random password that is Continue Reading →

4 Tips for Maps App on iPhone: Quick Navigate, Walking Directions, ETA, and Siri Navigation

how to use maps app on iPhone 4S and iPhone 5

The Maps App on the iPhone is a great tool for finding locations and navigating to them. The app is fully integrated into the system allowing you to use other apps with the navigation running in the background. You can even use navigation while your iOS device’s screen is locked to save battery (see this article for more on this: How to save battery life while using Turn by Turn directions with Apple Maps App). To help you get even more out of the Maps app on your iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, here are 4 useful tips: 1. Quick Navigate Continue Reading →

4 Tips and Tricks for the Phone App on your iPhone

Most of the features of the Phone app on the iPhone are pretty straight forward. For example, you can add any contacts to your favorites list by opening a contact and tapping on “Add to Favorites” and then select the corresponding number. If you want to redial that last dialed number, tap on Keypad and tap the green Call button. The last called number will appear in the display. But there are some additional features that are not quite so obvious. Here are 4 of them: 1. How to Copy or Paste numbers in the display above the Keypad When Continue Reading →

iOS 6.1 just released: Now you can purchase movies through Fandango using Siri

Apple released iOS 6.1 on January 28, 2013 with improvements and bug fixes. The listed improvements are: LTE support for more carriers (for iPhone 5, iPad Mini, and iPad 4th Generation only) Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only) iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud New button to reset the Advertising Identifier Go to Settings –> General –> Software Update to Download and Install the latest version of iOS 6.1 for your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch.

11 Tricks for How to use your Apple Earphones or EarPods with Inline Remote

11 Tricks you can do with your Apple EarPods or Earphones using the inline remote

One of the things I love about Apple is that the company has figured out the art of putting incredible functionality into very simple and elegant products. Unfortunately, the simplicity sometimes hides features. When the iPhone 5 was announced, Apple also introduced the EarPods. These are specially designed earphones that add additional clarity, deeper bass, better fit for more ears, multiple mics for noise cancellation, and the inline remote. The inline remote is packed full of all kinds of features. Here are 11 of these features: 1. Volume up/down When you squeeze the plus sign on the inline remote it Continue Reading →

iOS 7 and 8 Tips: How to set up and personalize Siri on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

iOS 7 Tips: How to set up and personalize Siri on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

Siri is the personal assistant that Apple introduced with the iPhone 4S and iOS 5. Now, with the recently released iOS 8, Siri is smarter and faster than ever. I personally use Siri everyday. I like that I can speak to Siri using normal sentences and in normal tones. For the most part, Siri can accurately interpret what I am saying and will respond with the information I am requesting. If you are new to Siri, here are some of the basics of how to access and activate Siri. There are two primary ways to access Siri (this is the same Continue Reading →

5 Things you can Ask Siri: Movie Reviews, Sports, Launch Apps, Make Reservations, and Post to Facebook and Twitter

Apple gave Siri a big upgrade in iOS 6. There are hundreds of things that you can ask Siri. Unfortunately, Siri is not available on all iOS devices. Siri is only available on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 3rd and 4th Generation, the iPad Mini and the latest iPod Touch. Here are 5 things you can ask Siri: 1. Movie Reviews Siri has a ton of knowledge about movies. You can get movie times, reviews, theater locations, etc. If you want to get a review for a specific movie, just ask. I asked Siri for a review on The Continue Reading →

Use Siri to add appointments to your iPhone/iPad calendar and automatically invite participants

Adding an appointment to your calendar with Siri in iOS 6 is really easy. Just ask Siri to “Add an appointment to Review Budget Tomorrow at 12pm”. Siri will create a new calendar event titled “Review Budget” and will schedule it for tomorrow at 12pm. You can take this a step further by asking Siri to schedule the meeting with someone who is in your contact list. By doing this, Siri will create the calendar appointment and then automatically send out an invite for the appointment to the person you scheduled the appointment with (as long as you have an Continue Reading →

Ask Siri: Did you know that Siri in iOS 6 can give you nutritional information on most foods?

Siri is able to tap into Wolfram Alpha, which is a computational knowledge engine. Because of this, there is an entire bank of knowledge that can be drawn upon by simply asking Siri. One helpful piece of information that can be computed by Wolfram Alpha is nutritional information for food. For example, you can ask things like, “What is the nutritional value of an Egg McMuffin?” Siri will look up the information and present it all in a nutritional value label right on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch screen. You can also ask Siri to calculate specific quantities or Continue Reading →

How to create a custom reminders list in iOS 6 and use Siri to add items to that list

This is a short tutorial on how to add a custom reminders list in the Reminders App on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch in iOS 6. Once you have created your custom list, you can ask Siri to add items to that list. Watch Tutorial