Do You Know How to Hide and Password Protect Photos?

Thanks Christine for a great question! I received an excellent question from Christine, a new Apple user, and wanted to share the answer with you today.  Christine asked, how can I hide and password protect photos?  I took photos of my ID so I always have them with me even when not carrying a purse. I think it’s a great idea for anyone!  How many times have you heard someone say, oh I left my wallet at home and don’t have my driver’s license?  My son does it often.  If you’re traveling and lose your purse or wallet or your … Continue reading Do You Know How to Hide and Password Protect Photos?

Notes App So Much More To Know!

  The iOS 11 upgrade for Notes app was amazing!  There are so many things you can do that you could not before, the app was just kind of plain.  Now it’s a rockstar, but only if you know about the features . Today I’m going to tell you different ways I’ve used notes since the upgrade.  Then I’ll give you the link to Apple’s support article.  They do an excellent job of explaining and shows more photos than I can think of to use!  It gave me even more ideas about using Notes!  Apple Support Notes App Notes Used Grocery … Continue reading Notes App So Much More To Know!

Do You Miss Handwritten Notes?

Did you know you can make a handwritten note on your iPhone or iPad Pro? You can use your finger tip on both devices. You know you’ve been some where and needed to jot down a phone number or a date to schedule and no paper or pen in sight!  Now you can use the Notes App on your iPhone or iPad Pro.  The Apple Pencil can be used on the iPad Pro and it’s almost the same feeling as writing on paper. Note: there are some upgrades coming soon that will enhance this feature even more in the Fall. … Continue reading Do You Miss Handwritten Notes?

Hey Siri, That’s Not My Name!

      If you use Siri for making calls or texting people, you know your contact’s names can sound way off!  Did you know you can change the way Siri says the name of the person you’re trying to reach?  It’s really easy to do and you’ll never hear the name pronounced wrong again. Siri, Say My Name One way is to ask Siri to open a contact that you know the name is not pronounced correctly.  In my example I used Barnes & Noble.  The “&” was pronounced “ampersand” not “and”.   You will need to tell Siri … Continue reading Hey Siri, That’s Not My Name!

Recomendations

Today is about products I use and find to be very high quality.  Sometimes we try a new case or glass cover and it doesn’t live up to the hype.  These two items I’ve purchased for myself and family as well.  However, just to be clear, I have not received anything in the way of payment or product for this recommendation.  I have no affiliation with these two companies and do not plan to in the future.  Except to buy more products!  I also  have no affiliation with Amazon, except my own personal membership. Note:  prices may be different than … Continue reading Recomendations

Battery Tips

Tips for Faster Charging These tips will apply to almost any Apple device you own. Put the Device to Sleep Depending on the device, you can just put the device in the sleep mode.  It’s a button on the right side of the phone and on the top right of the iPad.  Once you set your phone to charge, just click the sleep button and let it rest while it charges. Turn on Airplane Mode Go to your Settings or your Control Center.  Find the Airplane and tap it to turn it on.  This will turn off all cellular and … Continue reading Battery Tips

Best Apple Watch Tip and Life Saver

Apple Watch Sending Location This is a tip that not only is convenient, but could be a life saver!  Now you probably know you can send your location from your iPhone when you send a text message.  You can also do this with your Apple Watch.  Let’s say you’re waiting at a restaurant for someone and you want to make sure they know your location.  Here’s the easy way without pulling out your iPhone. Depending on how you have your watch set up, one way to access the Messages app is to push the Digital Crown and scroll through until … Continue reading Best Apple Watch Tip and Life Saver

Air Pods and Apple TV and Photo Tips!

Apple has a large variety of products.  The tips below will apply to a few new things that have not been posted before.  I hope one of them helps you use your technology to enhance your use of mobile devices! Air Pods The Air Pods have been one of the best wireless ear buds I’ve used, not because they are Apple, but because they work so well and I’ve never had them fall out.  I know, amazing! One of the best uses is setting up your Air Pods bluetooth with Apple TV 4th generation or above.  Now you can watch … Continue reading Air Pods and Apple TV and Photo Tips!

Apple Watch as Camera Remote

If you have an Apple Watch and an iPhone you now have a way to take a photo using your watch! How to Set Up Your Watch as a Remote for Photos Even though you can’t actually take a photo with your watch by itself, you can use the watch remotely to take the shot! First set up your photo.  Let’s say you’re at a family gathering at a restaurant and you want to be in the group photo too.  Since most of us don’t carry around a mini tripod, you can use a shelf or something on a table … Continue reading Apple Watch as Camera Remote