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10 of the Worst iPhone Annoyances (and How to Fix Them)

Even though iOS works great for most people, it has a lot of minor, frustrating annoyances. With a little bit of effort, though, you can get rid of most of these issues and make your iPhone work for you. Here’s a list of 10 things that are likely to bother you, and how you can […]

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How to Make an Apple HomePod Almost As Useful As an Echo

The HomePod (and its little sibling the HomePod mini) aren’t nearly as ubiquitous or out-of-the-box useful as Amazon’s Echos, but they are perfectly good smart speakers for those who are married to the Apple ecosystem. However, you don’t have to submit yourself to perpetual Alexa FOMO—with a few tweaks to your HomePod…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to ‘Haunt’ Your House Using Smart Speakers

Whether you have a Google Home, Amazon Echo, or Apple’s HomePod, your smart speaker shouldn’t go ignored this Halloween. Just as you can ask Alexa to set a timer while you cook, or inquire about the weather with Google, you can also ask your smart speakers to embrace spooky season—if only you know what to […]

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How to Unlock Your iPhone With Your Voice (and Why You Probably Shouldn’t)

Want to unlock your iPhone with just your voice? Yes, there’s a way to make it happen, as we discovered on TikTok. And no, it doesn’t require you to talk to Siri either. Confused? We’ll show you how to unlock your iPhone using a voice command of your choice, but also why you should only […]

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How to Lie to a Loved One With Dementia (and When You Should)

Most of us learn not to lie to our parents from a very early age, but if your folks suffer from dementia, lying might actually be the most caring thing you can do. More than 90 percent of surveyed geriatric care managers recommend caregivers use benevolent half-truths as part of an overall strategy of caring […]

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You Can Finally ‘Ask Alexa’ From Your iPhone Home Screen

We can all probably agree that Siri isn’t the best smart assistant. Wouldn’t you rather use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa? If you’re an iPhone user, you’ve had the ability to launch Alexa on your device for a while, but it’s not quite as easy as summoning Siri—but it has just gotten a lot easier.Read […]

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You Can Finally ‘Ask Alexa’ From Your iPhone Home Screen

We can all probably agree that Siri isn’t the best smart assistant. Wouldn’t you rather use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa? If you’re an iPhone user, you’ve had the ability to launch Alexa on your device for a while, but it’s not quite as easy as summoning Siri—but it has just gotten a lot easier.Read […]

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15 Hidden iOS 15 Features Worth Knowing About

iOS 15 has lots of excellent new features that we’ve covered in detail: When you update your iPhone, you’ll get cool additions like Focus Mode, Separation Alerts, and Background Sounds. However, iOS releases have a bunch of minor upgrades every year that aren’t as highlighted during Apple’s keynotes. These hidden…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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36 of the Best New iOS 15 Features for iPhone

Apple’s latest update, iOS 15, is set to come out on Monday, Sept. 20. It also comes standard on any new iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, or 13 Pro Max, all of which hit the shelves just four days later. If you’ve decided to pick up one of Apple’s latest iPhones, or you’re preparing […]

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How to Use Siri to Share Whatever Is on Your iPhone Screen in iOS 15

With the iOS 15 update, Siri has grown by leaps and bound. It’s fast. Like, Google Assistant-level fast. It now has on-device processing for general questions and personalized requests; and not just that—Siri also works offline.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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You Should Definitely Be Using ‘Smart Lists’ on Your iPhone

The Reminders app on the iPhone is a simple, unassuming app for managing your to-do list, but once you start using it, you’ll realize just how powerful it is by being so well integrated into the OS. (It works especially well with Siri, for example). Reminders is more than enough for most users (there’s no […]

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The Best Ways to Save Your Phone Battery When the Power Goes Out

An inconvenient side effect of a power outage, especially one that extends for days at a time, is the inability to charge your devices—especially those that can operate without wifi and connect you to the rest of the world. If your smartphone battery is dying and you find yourself without power, you’ll want to do…Read […]

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21 Clever AirPods Pro Settings Everyone Should Be Using

Apple’s AirPods Pro are excellent wireless earbuds, especially when paired with other devices in Apple’s ecosystem. If you have a pair of the Pros, you might think you have a handle on them already—but we have 21 settings you’re going to want to know about.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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21 Clever AirPods Pro Settings Everyone Should Be Using

Apple’s AirPods Pro are excellent wireless earbuds, especially when paired with other devices in Apple’s ecosystem. If you have a pair of the Pros, you might think you have a handle on them already—but we have 21 settings you’re going to want to know about.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Turn On the New ‘Announce Notifications’ on Your iPhone

One of the convenient new features that’s coming in iOS 15 (already available in public beta) is the ability to have Siri read out notifications from both Apple and third-party apps. Users have had the option to have Siri announce calls and texts for a while, but Announce Notifications lets you customize what…Read more… Continue […]

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What Are The Worst Habits You See On The Road?

We are slowly (very slowly) going back to life before the pandemic and its lockdowns. A lot of us are on the road again, back to our commutes, and that means back to old driving habits — both good and bad. That prompts the following question: What are the worst habits you see on the […]

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How to Install tvOS 15 Public Beta on Your Apple TV

While you might not think of the software that runs on your Apple TV too often, Apple does release a major update every year. In the fall of 2021, Apple will release tvOS 15, which brings some quality-of-life improvements to the Apple TV: You’ll finally be able to log in to apps using Face ID […]

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How to Set Up Every iOS 14.5 Feature Worth Knowing About

It’s been just over a week since iOS 14.5 debuted, and we’ve spent a chunk of time going over the most interesting features the operating system has to offer. This is one update I wouldn’t wait to install, if for nothing else than it’s the only way your iPhone will tell you if someone has […]

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