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 →

Quick Tip: Shake your iPhone or iPad to Undo

Whenever you make a typing mistake or accidentally delete a string of text on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, there is a simple way to Undo (similar to Edit/Undo on your computer). Simply shake your device side-to-side and a little box will appear asking you if you would like to Undo. Tap the button to Undo your last action. If you want to Redo your last action, shake your device again and you will be given an option to Undo again or Redo.

Quick Tip: Access Camera Roll directly from Camera App

This is a quick tip that comes in handy if you take pictures with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. To quickly jump over to your Camera Roll without leaving the Camera App, simply tap on the thumbnail icon in the lower-left of the screen that displays the last photo or video you took. This will give you immediate access to the photos in your Camera Roll. Hit the Done button in the top-right to jump back over to the Camera App. Pretty simple.           3D Touch Bonus Tip! – If you 3D Touch on the thumbnail instead of tapping, Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Instantly scroll to top of page by tapping on the menu bar on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

A helpful feature for getting you back to the top of any page on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch is to tap on the menu bar at the very top of the screen where the time is located. This is particularly useful in situations where you have scrolled pretty deep into a page (web pages, photos, long emails, etc). No matter how far down the page you have scrolled, just simply tap on the top menu bar where the time is and it will automatically scroll you right back to the top of the page. It’s that easy!

How to use Airdrop to transfer files between Apple devices

Airdrop allows you to easily send photos and videos, contacts, files, and pretty much anything else, between your devices running iOS and Mac OS X, and it’s one of my favorite and most used features. In this article, I’ll tell you why you should use Airdrop too and I’ll show you how to use it. Why use Airdrop? – First off, why would you use Airdrop when there are other options available? For example, it’s pretty easy to send photos, videos, and other types of files to other devices using iMessage or in an email. There are a few reasons I prefer Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Use “Reader” function in Safari to focus in on a webpage article on your iPhone or iPad

Safari’s Reader view on iOS can be a very useful way to cut down on distractions when viewing a webpage on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. When you load a page that has a large block of text on it, including most blogs and news sites, a small button will appear on the left side of your web address bar at the top of the screen. Tapping this will activate the Reader view which extracts the article’s text and images and presents them in a clean, attractive manner. “Reader” mode will cut out sidebars, ads, headers, and any other, sometimes, distracting components Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: How to use accents on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Keyboard

There are times when you need to use an accent on a word when you are typing on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Thankfully, your iOS device has this capability built right into the keyboard. All you need to do is tap and hold on a letter on the keyboard to reveal the accent options for that letter. Then, slide your finger on the screen to select which accented letter to insert. Release and there you have it! Now you can spell résumé with the proper accents on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Two 3D Touch tips for selecting text in iOS 9

3D Touch brings a whole new dimension of interaction to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Yes, you can use 3D Touch to interact with app icons on the home screen and inside apps that have been updated to support the feature, but did you know you can also use it in some really useful ways when dealing with text system-wide in iOS? Here are two quick tips for using 3D Touch on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus for selecting text. 1. Use 3D Touch to turn your keyboard into a trackpad. When composing an iMessage, writing Continue Reading →

Top 10 Best (some hidden) Features of iOS 9

Top 10 Best (some hidden) Features of iOS 9

This article gives the top 10 best (some hidden) features of iOS 9. With the release of iOS 9, Apple added some incredible features to the software on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Although there are hundreds of new features in iOS 9, here are the best top 10 features. 1. More Intelligent Siri: Search (inside apps, specific settings: open bluetooth settings, photos) and Reminders Siri received some of the biggest enhancements since being introduced with iPhone 4s. The most significant improvements, besides better word detection and quicker responses, include what Apple calls, Intelligence. Siri is smarter in so many Continue Reading →

Everything new from Apple’s “Hey Siri” event

Last Wednesday, September 9th, Apple held a gigantic keynote event in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The iPhone usually takes center stage at Apple’s fall events, but this time the company had so much more to announce! Let’s take a quick look at what they unveiled. Apple Watch – Watch OS 2, New Models, New Bands The first thing Apple covered in their keynote was Apple Watch. The watch is a new product category for them, and it seems like so far the Apple Watch has been extremely successful. Apple already talked details about Watch OS 2, which will Continue Reading →