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

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

Best Tip Using Alarm Clock

Do you use Apple’s “Clock” app on your phone as your alarm clock?  Seems like the majority use the Alarm clock function most every day.  More importantly, do you use the snooze function? Snooze or Not to Snooze? Snooze on Apple’s “Clock” app is set to go off every 9 minutes.  I don’t use the snooze feature in the morning often.  If I need a little more time before getting up, I just set another alarm based on the current time and where I have to be in that morning. Maybe it’s a control issue? 😂 Alarm Settings The first … Continue reading Best Tip Using Alarm Clock

Apple New Event

  Apple’s new event is October 30th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House.  Makes me wonder what the connection is between new products they are expected to announce and the venue they are holding the event.  🤔 Here’s what’s been going around the rumor mills on what to expect at the next event.  New iPad Pro, new MacBook Air, and a new Mac Mini.  I’m not too familiar with the MacBook as I use an iPad Pro.  But if you’re looking for a new device, maybe a Christmas or Birthday gift, check out iMore’s link for … Continue reading Apple New Event

New Apple iPhones

Today’s post is about the new iPhones.  One thing Apple does very well, is update their website!  Here is a link to their site for you to read and watch the videos.  Apple iPhones There is an option that you can do a side by side comparison of your current phone and a new iPhone. You can compare all the specs just by scrolling. Here is a link that compares the models. iPhone Comparisons I’ve heard a lot of hype about the MAX iPhone.  Make sure if you choose to upgrade your phone, that you actually hold one in your … Continue reading New Apple iPhones

Messages and Photos Update

With every new update there will be changes in how you find something or where it “lives” now.  I just found this one last night and wanted to share it with you today. There’s a bonus in the photo below too.  If you figure it out before reading the post, let me know in the comments.  Come on Apple, it’s been a long time coming for this change! 👩🏻‍💻🤦🏻‍♀️📱 Update on Finding Photos in Messages In a previous post on how to easily find photos in messages, there has been a small change.  But like traditional Apple updates, if something … Continue reading Messages and Photos Update

Software Updates for Apple

Image Credit: Pixaby Software Updates READ the Links Below Before Updating Well it’s been a very busy week for me and Apple! 😂  I’m still reading and watching videos to give you the most accurate information.  I’ll be in training classes next week, but plan to update at night. Just to be sure you know how serious I am about updating, I will NOT update until Thursday!!!  It will be soooooo hard, I mean really hard, but I’ll be searching the internet during breaks and reaching out to tech groups I follow to see if they have heard of any … Continue reading Software Updates for Apple

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👩🏻‍💻 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

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

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!

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

Things to Ask Siri-Translation

Did you know you can easily ask Siri to translate into five languages?  It’s very easy and ready at the push of a button or by saying “Hey Siri”. Translate into Five Languages If you travel or have friends who speak one of these five languages, now you can communicate with ease!  Need to get a taxi, ask for help, ask for directions, or you want to speak to your friends in their native language?  Just ask Siri for a translation in one of these five languages:  Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin. Activate Siri Depending on how you activate Siri, … Continue reading Things to Ask Siri-Translation

Quick Tip: Siri on Apple Watch

Dick Tracy Mode Did you know you can access Siri on your Apple watch? Do you remember Dick Tracy? That’s what I feel like when I talk to my watch. He was surely ahead of his time! Activating Siri First, check your Settings in the Watch app so Siri is turned on so it will work. The Watch app is where you determine all settings for the watch. There are actually three ways to activate Siri on your watch. Say “Hey Siri” Press and hold the Digital Crown If you are using the Siri watch face, tap the Siri color … Continue reading Quick Tip: Siri on Apple Watch