iOS 8.1 Quick Tip: How to send a video or audio message using the new Messages app

This is an iOS 8.1 quick tip on how to send a video or audio message using the new Messages app. With iOS 8, Apple introduced a new way to quickly and easily send audio and video messages to others who have an iOS device and the Messages app. It is fairly obvious how to send an audio message. All you need to do is open the Messages app and create a new message or tap on an existing one. You will notice a little Microphone symbol on the bottom left of the screen next to the area where you Continue Reading →

Quick Tip – How to show timestamps in iOS 8 Messages app

This post shows you how to see when you received each message in the iOS 7 Messages app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. I don’t know about you, but of all the apps on my iPhone I probably use the Messages app the most. Text messaging has become so engrained in our society that it’s something that we don’t even really think about anymore. The Messages app in iOS has always been good about telling you when a conversation happened or, specifically with iMessages, telling you when a message you sent was received or read. But what if Continue Reading →

The best hidden secret about Siri – How to edit mistakes

Siri is the personal digital assistant that Apple introduced in iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. Since then, Siri has been expanded to include the iPhone 5, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Mini, and the new iPod Touch. The most amazing aspect of using Siri is that you can talk in normal language (for the most part). You can ask Siri things like, “Will it rain today?” And, the interpreted response will include the weather forecast for the day. Siri can also send text messages and emails for you. All you need to do is say, “Send a message to Continue Reading →