Apple Says No to App Developers

Apple Says, No Permission-No Recording So the big news the last few days has been apps that have been recording your screen actions without your permission. It’s a bit over my head, but it’s actually a third-party company, GlassBox, that is collecting the data with their software and providing the data to the other app developers.  App developers were given 24 hours to remove the recording coding, or their app would be deleted from the App Store. Some of the apps using this third-party company, GlassBox, are: Abercrombie & Fitch Hollister Expedia Hotels.com Singapore Airlines Air Canada Apple’s Policy Apple’s … Continue reading Apple Says No to App Developers

Apple’s Fix for Group FaceTime Released

Apple Releases Software Fix for Group FaceTime You probably know already that the recommendation is to WAIT at least 24 hours, more time is better, before updating your phone.  Not sure how many people were using Group FaceTime, but the 14 year old who found the bug was trying to connect with multiple friends playing Fortnite!  Apple’s email today said they will be thanking him and compensating him.  Wonder how much that will be??? A couple people on Twitter are stating they have had cellular connection issues since they just updated their phones.  Haven’t been able to confirm this, but … Continue reading Apple’s Fix for Group FaceTime Released

MacBook Pro Tips Needed

Where’s The Emoji’s Apple? Today I’m needing your tips and tricks on using a MacBook Pro 2015!  Treated myself when a long time friend said she had one to sell.  Thanks Karen! Going from Windows 10 daily at work to using this device is a lot different.  Where’s the EMOJI’s Apple??? Ok I did find them, but it’s not that user friendly.  Scrolling with two fingers on the trackpad is weird and fun all at the same time. So what’s your best tip or trick using your MacBook?  Updated to Mojave and figured out how to get Citrix Workspace to … Continue reading MacBook Pro Tips Needed

Apple TV App and Cord Cutters

Using Apple TV App Have you ever discussed favorite shows, but the other person didn’t tell you what channel or streaming service where you can watch the show?  Here’s a great solution. Best kept secret is you don’t need an Apple TV streaming device to use the app!  The app is already installed on your phone.  If you are a cord cutter (cable TV), this app will help you too.  You’ll find which streaming service to watch your favorite show on or help you find a new show to stream. In the photos below, the show being searched is The … Continue reading Apple TV App and Cord Cutters

Group FaceTime Disabled

Wanted to post and update you about the “bug” found in Apple’s Group FaceTime (GFT) feature. As of yesterday, Apple disabled GFT, so that it can’t be abused intentionally or unintentionally. One-on-one FaceTime (FT) is still operating as designed with no issues. What Happened? Apparently, when you started a GFT conversation, the first two on the call were fine. When the third person, and any additional people, were being added to the GFT call, their phones would connect BEFORE the person accepted the call! Which meant audio and sometimes video started before the receiving person knew the call was connected. … Continue reading Group FaceTime Disabled

ECG App for Apple Watch Series 4

ECG App in Action If you have an Apple Watch Series 4, you should now be able to use the ECG app.  The app is available in the US, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.  I plan to update this post once I find it’s available in other countries.  The ECG app was part of the last update for the watch. PDF View You’ll see my most recent ECG from Sunday, 1/20/19 at 11:50am!  You are able to save it as a PDF file and send to your physician/PCP as needed.  I blacked out my date of birth, but … Continue reading ECG App for Apple Watch Series 4

New Apple Watch Tips

Tips From YouTube Morning and happy Monday! Today I’m sharing a YouTube video with tips on using the Apple Watch, including a tip for the new series 4. This video has tips I’ve never seen and they are presented in a very easy to watch and listen format. Some videos are too crazy for me! 😂. Here is the link:   10 (Actually) Useful Apple Watch Tips – 2019 Hope you enjoy and find something helpful. Sharing Posts Please share any of my posts you like with your family and friends on social media! Share on your FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, … Continue reading New Apple Watch Tips

Apple Watch How To Videos

Photo from Apple’s website. Videos From Apple These are quick, clear, amazing videos from Apple on using the watch. Nothing I can do to make it prettier than this 😂. I’m sure you’ll find at least one new way to use your watch! Have fun! Tips for Using Apple Watch If you have any questions, let me know. Comments are welcome as well! Please share on your social media by using the buttons below. Thanks for stopping by! 👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading Apple Watch How To Videos

iPhone Apps and Folders

Folders on Your Phone Good morning on this first day of 2019! Many of you, like me, are probably thinking about organizing something. How about your apps on your phone? I just did mine and it’s so easy! Gave me a great feeling that one thing got organized today. Ahhhh, mission accomplished. Here’s My Link This was posted in July of 2018. There are no changes and can be used with any iPhone or iPad. iPhone Apps-How To Create Folders Have any questions, be sure to post in comments or tap the “Ask A Question” tab at the top. This … Continue reading iPhone Apps and Folders

Free App Fun-Kindle for iPhone Or iPad

New Feature Starting Today! Today I’m starting something new.  Wanted to give you a look into some of the best and easy to use “free” apps to downlaod on your iPhone or iPad.   If you try it and don’t like it, you can easily delete. First Things First:  Downloading Apps You’ll need to open your App Store app which is Apple’s store for all apps created by Apple and other approved developers.  The icon looks like the first photo in this post. Search the word Kindle and you’ll see this icon to download the app. Kindle App If you … Continue reading Free App Fun-Kindle for iPhone Or iPad

Merry Christmas! Delay iOS Update 12.1.2

Thank you to each of you who take the time to read, share, comment, and like my blog posts!  It’s been a whirlwind 6 months of blogging and I’m learning more everyday. I hope you continue to come back and are even more engaged with questions and comments into the new year too!  Maybe Santa will bring you all the “Apples” you asked for and some you didn’t know you needed! 📱⌚️💻 Update Issues with iOS 12.1.2 Now the not so good part!  Apple released this update about 5 days ago.  After waiting and reading what’s involved with this update, I … Continue reading Merry Christmas! Delay iOS Update 12.1.2

How to Use Apple Pay

Why Use Apple Pay? I’ll start off by saying using Apple Pay, in my opinion, is an awesome feature on iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watch. I use Apple Pay regularly. It’s convenient and more secure.  Once you add your cards, you’ll find them in your “Wallet” app. Many people don’t like to add credit cards to their devices, but in my opinion, this one is the best options to avoid having your credit card number stolen.  I’m only writing this post to make you aware of options available to use on your device. Apple Pay can be used in many … Continue reading How to Use Apple Pay

3 Easy Tips Using Siri

Hey Siri, Turn On the Flashlight! Yes, you can have Siri turn on or off your flashlight on your iPhone.  One of the most recent things I’ve found that Siri can do for me.  Siri has gotten faster and more fun to use. You can use even more complex statements like, text mom I’ll be over around 9 tonight.  Or call mom on speaker! You can use Siri to set alarms, appointments, even reminders, “remind me to get gas when I leave work”.  How cool is that?  Here’s a previous post on using location based reminders you might like as … Continue reading 3 Easy Tips Using Siri

New Apple Watch 5.1.1 Update

Old Update Pulled In October, Apple pulled the 5.1 update because it was “bricking” watches. Bricking means your watch (can actually happen to any device) just stops working in the process of updating.  It’s something only the Apple Store can resolve for you, which usually means they replace the device.  Here’s the previous post on the 5.1 update Do Not Update Apple Watch New Update Available The new 5.1.1 update is ready and I updated last week!  I searched and didn’t find any issues that were being reported.  There were several bug fixes and the Walkie Talkie app has been tweaked … Continue reading New Apple Watch 5.1.1 Update

Alarm Clock and Siri

Quick Tip Have you used Siri to set up an alarm? It’s quick and easy. There are several ways to activate Siri, based on your phone and settings. Using Siri is fun and easy to do. You can say “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 7pm to check the dryer”. Then you go about your business, alarm goes off at 7pm, and you think why did I set that alarm? 😂 Siri saves the day by adding your “alarm title” when you set the alarm. Brilliant!! Thanks for stopping by today. Remember to share this post, and the website, with … Continue reading Alarm Clock and Siri

iPhone Updates 12.1 Revisited

As of today, it seems the internet has calmed down about the iOS 12.1 update.   I’ll be updating tomorrow while I’m at work so I’ll have a phone if needed.  That’s right, I don’t have a home phone!  Seems strange to me even 5 years later.  I remember using a phone on the wall with a “party line”!  Let me know if you remember this! Are You Ready to Update? The majority of iPhone users, back to an iPhone 5, will see benefits from updating.  There are several fun things and new functions that will be available in this … Continue reading iPhone Updates 12.1 Revisited

Best Tip for Holiday Travel

Wondering how your phone can help you during the upcoming holiday travel?  I’ve already checked and confirmed the process is the same with iOS 12 update. I’m reposting this information since we are getting closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the biggest travel days of the year. Finding gates and restrooms in airports you’ve never been in can be a challenge.  Hope this information helps ease your travel journey during the holidays! Tips While Traveling Continue reading Best Tip for Holiday Travel