Apple Event Date Set!

Wednesday, September 12th 1:00pm EST/10:00am PT Lots of new announcements coming out on this date! 9 to 5 Article This article has lots of information and hopefully you’ll have lots of questions for me! Today’s the Last Day The special 20% off discount on watch bands at Clockwork Synergy ends today.  Free shipping on all US orders also.  The discount applies to all bands on their site, not just Apple bands. 😊  Click on this previous link for the discount code Surprise-Discount Code for You!   Thanks for stopping by! Debbie👩🏻‍💻 Advertisements Continue reading Apple Event Date Set!

Wait! New Apple Products

September WWDC for Apple Apple is gearing up for it’s next big conference, WWDC, World Wide Developers Conference in September, maybe the 2nd week. I know I’m really excited to see all the new devices and software coming out!  I won’t be buying this year as I bought last  year for a “big” birthday!   I’ll be reviewing information for you here and taking all your questions. This is the perfect time to starting asking questions because you may get a new device or want to know something about the new software.  So don’t be shy!  Click on that Ask A … Continue reading Wait! New Apple Products

Great Tips Using USB Cables

Updates will be coming soon for most, if not all, devices.  Phones, iPads, Apple Watch, Macs, and Apple TV’s. If you haven’t read the previous post on updating, here is the original post General Tips: Software Updates, WAIT! and an update based on a question from a reader. Ask A Question: Update to Update Post . More Tips on Updating If you are updating wirelessly, your device is required to be at least 50% charged.  However, if you are close to that and it goes below 50% while updating, your update may stop. Updating with an Apple USB cable or one that’s been certified … Continue reading Great Tips Using USB Cables

Try Talking, Not Typing

Image Credit: Pixaby Are you tired of typing texts, website searches, or even emails?  Did you know you can use the microphone at the bottom of the iPhone or iPad and just speak your message?  It’s not 100% accurate all the time, but you can edit and make changes a lot faster than typing the entire note. How To Use the Microphone To use the microphone when searching the internet: Tap on Safari to open a new web search Tap on the microphone as pointed out with the red arrow Next screen is what you’ll see once you tap on … Continue reading Try Talking, Not Typing

Do You Hate Ads? Turn Them Off!

Annoying Ads Have you ever searched for a specific pair of shoes on Amazon and the next few days you see several ads on Facebook for the same or similar shoes?  I hate when that happens!😡  This is referred to as “cross over tracking” of your search history.  So whatever you search can be linked into another app like Facebook or Twitter to show you ads for similar items.  Do you know how many “new animal product” ads pop up because I’ve watched 100’s of cat videos?  😹😹😹 Reduce/Stop Ads This is something I did when I first got my … Continue reading Do You Hate Ads? Turn Them Off!

Share Your WiFi, But Not Your Password

  When you have friends or family members over, you’re bound to hear, what’s your WiFi password? However, you don’t want to tell just anyone your actual password right?  Think of your kids or grandkids and all their friends asking for your password!  So here’s a quick way to do just that (requires iOS 11 software update).   How to Share Your WiFi Password Both phones (or iPad) must be using iOS 11.0.  You can find what software you are using in Settings.  Check out this previous post, Settings = Information Once your guest is there, have them tap on Settings, … Continue reading Share Your WiFi, But Not Your Password

Fun Photo Tip-Do Your Photos Move?

Image Credit: Pixaby Have you ever received a photo in your messages, or saved one from an email?  You open the photo to get a better look and it keeps changing direction? Apple calls this “Portrait Orientation”.  I call it very annoying!😡  Today we solve this problem! Portrait Orientation: Easy Way to Lock the Photo What a mouthful to say, “Do you have Portrait Orientation lock on?”  Huh??? Sure would be a lot easier to explain and to say,  “Do you want to stop your photos from moving?”  YES!!!  See I prefer the easy way.  So just to clarify which … Continue reading Fun Photo Tip-Do Your Photos Move?

Sunday Replay

Now I’m not a football fan, but I thought I’d start this Sunday off with a few “replays” of some original posts.  It’s not easy, even for me, to keep track of all the things iPhone, iPad Pro, and Apple Watch can do.  Here’s hoping you take time to read again.  If you’re a first time reader, let me know if you have any questions. My Phone is Acting Crazy! Where’s my iPhone? Podcasts App-Listening and Learning Have a great Sunday! Debbie       Continue reading Sunday Replay

Looking For Photos in Text Messages?

Hope you had a chance to read the previous post about searching for a name or a word in a text message.  If not, here is the link Where’s That Text Message? Today’s post is about helping you find that one photo you’ve been looking for in your text messages. Photos in Text Messages This feature shows images per text message, not all the images from all text messages at one time. Finding a photo in a text message is easy.  Open a text message.  Tap on the blue i in the top right corner of the text.   (You see duplicate … Continue reading Looking For Photos in Text Messages?

Where’s That Text Message?

Do you text on your phone a lot? Maybe you have a lot of text from that one special person!  They told you a story you want to share with friends, but you can’t find it.  You can easily find the information by using a Search bar in your Text messages! Sorry my photo is messy, but I had names and phone numbers in my lists of text so I had to black them out.  But you’ll see the Search bar at the top. Step by Step Open your Text Messages Search bar is at the top, if you don’t … Continue reading Where’s That Text Message?

Hey, Do You Know the Time?

Do you prefer to use the standard 12 hour time display or military time?  Did you know you have the option to change this setting on your iPhone or iPad? It’s quick and easy to make the change.  It’s an option I hadn’t thought of because I don’t use military time.  However, since we are close to an Airforce base, those using Apple devices might like to know it’s an option to see the time displayed in military time. How to Change the Time Setting Tap on Settings Touch the screen and pull the menu down (if you don’t see … Continue reading Hey, Do You Know the Time?

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?

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

How To Share Reminders

Do you have this problem in your home?  NOBODY remembers to take the trash down on trash night! 😂  I’m sure you have other things you want to share with family or friends that’s maybe weekly, monthly, or even every other week.  Well I have the perfect way to solve this problem.  You can create a Reminder and share it with anyone else using an iPhone or iPad and they are in your contacts.  Now NOBODY can say oh I forgot!  Here’s a link to a previous post on using Reminders in another way Reminders: Never Forget Again! Reminders App Here … Continue reading How To Share Reminders

Tips for Great Photos and Blog Party

Do you like to take photos with your iPhone or iPad?  You can get some amazing photos with both of these devices.   The majority of my photos are taken on my phone.  A few are taken on my iPad Pro, which Apple has greatly improved the camera.  Below are a few tips to try and if you don’t like the outcome, you can just delete and try something new.  That makes it so easy to try something new! Photo Tips to Try Shoot from a low angle:  Most of us take photos from chest height. Try changing up the perspective. … Continue reading Tips for Great Photos and Blog Party

Control Your iPhone and iPad

Well “control” is not meant in exactly the same context as we normally think of control.  But, it’s still nice to know you can outsmart your smartphone.📱😂 Control in Apple’s Control Center gives you easy access to what you’d like quickly.  Not every option is there, but it’s really handy to access a flashlight, a camera, a calculator, an alarm clock or timer with a quick swipe.  Let’s get into how this works and how to make it work better for you! How to Add/Delete Options in Control Center Doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing you can … Continue reading Control Your iPhone and iPad

Podcasts App-Listening and Learning

Have you heard of this term Podcasts?  It’s a form of media that’s been around since about 2004.   In some of my research, I found that the “pod” comes from the iPod and the “casts” comes from broadcasts.  There is a lot of information on the internet and several different ways to listen to podcasts, but my information is based on using the Podcasts app on your iPhone or iPad.  Here is a link as well to Apple’s page that gives more details on using the app.  Apple Support for Podcasts Podcasts You can find just about any subject … Continue reading Podcasts App-Listening and Learning