Close Your Rings!

Have you wondered, how do I close those darn rings?  The Stand ring has been one that’s hard for me to close since I have a full time desk job.  But I still try to get up and stretch even if I can’t leave my desk to walk around a little. The name, Stand ring is a little misleading.  It’s not just stand, it’s move around for 1 minute also. Help with What the Rings Mean Each ring is designed to really get you moving.  Stand, Exercise, Move.  They look really good when they are closed.  Plus it’s motivating to see … Continue reading Close Your Rings!

Apple Watch Activity

Activity on your Apple Watch can do a lot more than you may think.  Plus you have options when setting up the watch that you should review before exercising. Setting Up Your Apple Watch Don’t skip the most important step of calibrating your watch.  Especially, if your main form of exercise is walking or running!   I’ve included a link below from Apple which explains the steps better than I ever could. 😂 Heart Rate (HR) Monitor One of the most important functions of the watch is to monitor your heart rate.  There are a few steps you need to take … Continue reading Apple Watch Activity

What Does That Mean?

Today’s post is to make sure you have the information you need for the upcoming Apple event.  Read about it here 👉🏼  Apple Event Date Set! Below are definitions of words you’re going to hear a lot about in the next few weeks.  You’ll hear about new things on the event date.  I plan to post the same day and probably the next few days with new things coming out and when they will be ready to purchase.  I’ve already planned my lunch at 1pm that day to at least hear the beginning! 👩🏻‍💻🤷🏻‍♀️📱 Common Words Used by Apple & … Continue reading What Does That Mean?

Reblog! Welcome To Our Campfire

What Does Your Blog Calendar Look Like? Today’s reblog has great ideas for keeping your blog on a schedule.  If you’re a “calendar or list maker person” than this is something you’ll want to read.  Jump on over to Lana’s blog today.  I really enjoy reading her blog. Have a great Labor Day weekend! What Does Your Blog Calendar Look Like?   Continue reading Reblog! Welcome To Our Campfire

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

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!

Reblog! 7 Ways You Can Promote Your Blog For Free

via 7 Ways You Can Promote Your Blog For Free Reblog Saturday, click on the link above to get connected to someone I thought you would like. It’s not really Apple related, but we connected by way of his post asking for help with how his site was viewed on an iPad Pro! I connected with Hugh a few months ago. I’m still early in the blogging world and he has a lot of great tips on blogging.   I’ve also read his book Glimpses, multiple short stores and it was awesome. Hope you enjoy reading something different today.  Check … Continue reading Reblog! 7 Ways You Can Promote Your Blog For Free

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

Surprise-Discount Code for You!

Special Discount For You! Received a wonderful surprise from Clockwork Synergy today!  Here’s the link to the original post if you need to read again.  Top Bands for Apple Watch So happy to share they contacted me on Twitter and offered readers 20% off until August 31st!  Plus it’s free shipping in the US!  The discount applies to their entire website, not only Apple Watch bands.  There’s a lot to see there so check them out now.   Here is the link to their site Clockwork Synergy Website.  Note: you can see the color changes once you put the item in the … Continue reading Surprise-Discount Code for You!

Surprise-Discount Code for You!

Special Discount For You! Received a wonderful surprise from Clockwork Synergy today!  Here’s the link to the original post if you need to read again.  Top Bands for Apple Watch So happy to share they contacted me on Twitter and offered readers 20% off until August 31st!  Plus it’s free shipping in the US!  The discount applies to their entire website, not only Apple Watch bands.  There’s a lot to see there so check them out now.   Here is the link to their site Clockwork Synergy Website.  Note: you can see the color changes once you put the item in the … Continue reading Surprise-Discount Code for You!

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?

Top Bands for Apple Watch

So you have a new Apple Watch or you’ve had one for awhile (or a few days 😊) and want to spruce it up with a new band! Of course Apple has lots of bands.  I honestly think the quality is excellent, but they are pretty expensive. Today I’m posting how to change the bands and  an awesome place to buy bands. Changing Bands One thing I love about changing bands is that it takes 5 seconds to change both bands! When you want to remove a band, you push down on the “tab” in the middle of where the … Continue reading Top Bands for Apple Watch

Want To Make A Custom Text Message?

If you haven’t had a chance to read the Remind Me post, you can read it here.  Have You Forgotten to Return an Important Call? Stop, Read This! Today it’s all about the custom message!  Well iMessages or text messages, whatever you prefer to call them.  There are three preset messages you can send or you can create three of your own Custom messages, even including EMOJIs! When you receive an incoming call tap Message and your three custom messages will pop up for you to use. Where’s the Custom Message? The preset messages are common replies to a text … Continue reading Want To Make A Custom Text Message?

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

Reblog Today! iPhone Photography — thisblessedhouse

Good Morning, Time for Reblog It’s Saturday morning and instead of sleeping in, I decided to search for a great post to reblog!  Mobile photography gets a lot of grief sometimes, but it’s so convenient.   If you take the time to learn how it acutally works, I think you’ll love it too.  Jessica at This Blessed House gives great advice and list a few apps to try as well.  She also has lots of other interesting subjects too.  Check out her site! Great information on mobile photography!  Have a great weekend everyone!           Read more … Continue reading Reblog Today! iPhone Photography — thisblessedhouse