New Tip Using Siri

Hey Siri! Here is a easy way to find out what Siri can do for you.  Make sure you have “Hey Siri” turned on (see link below on how to set up Siri).  Next say, Hey Siri what can you do? Slideshows First slideshow: what happens when you ask Siri what she can do Red arrow at the bottom of first screen is pointing to a “carrot” Tap “carrot” for more options within that app Second slideshow:  more options in the Calendar app Links To Learn More About Siri Here are a couple links to Apple for more information on … Continue reading New Tip Using Siri

Text Message Easy Tip

Quick Tip to Reply to a Text When you get a notification on your iPhone X, slide it to the left. iPhone 8 and earlier, pull down the notification from your lock screen and you’ll see the message and be able to reply right away.       Note: you’ll need to have your software up to date.   Tap on View and you will be able to see the message and reply without opening up the Messages app.  You can also tap on the mic (bottom right) and leave a quick voice message too!  It’s a fast and easy way … Continue reading Text Message Easy Tip

Apple Phishing Email

  Fake Email Today’s post is more of a reminder to stay aware about “phishing” emails.  What is a “phishing” email?  It’s an email that tells you there is an issue you need to fix, or change your password, or your account has been deactivated.  They come from all sources, from all company names, and recently I received one from someone trying to access my Apple ID.  The majority seem very real and often tell you to act immediately. Important Steps to Take Most important step, do not click on any links, in any email.  If you want to double … Continue reading Apple Phishing Email

iOS Update 12.2

Update Recommended First time, but I’m recommending you update your iPhone to iOS 12.2 today. There are over 50 security updates that are small to very important. This update is also full of software needed for new services from Apple. Go to Settings, General, Software Update. Your phone will need to be on Wifi and at least 50% charged. This link to Apple gives you clear and specific information on security. Plus details on changes to current and future services. If you have the iPhone 10x, try the new Animojis! I love the shark! Apple iOS 12.2 Update Thanks for … Continue reading iOS Update 12.2

AirPods What’s New?

New AirPods Available Today Apple is having their March event!  One of the new devices, which is already available, is AirPods. They are the same size and look, but have a new chip and the case has the ability to charge wirelessly.  The AirPods can also talk with Siri.  For many that will be a game changer.  I’m sure Apple will give more details if you get a chance to watch the live event. If you have jumped to the wireless charging band wagon, you will be able to buy the wireless charging case without buying new AirPods at about … Continue reading AirPods What’s New?

Great Tip Using iMessages

Making Text Messages Fun Have fun with iMessages and create a message with different filters and actions. Follow the screenshots and directions below to learn fun new ways to use iMessages! *Note, if you only press the blue arrow, you will send your text.  You need to press and hold the blue arrow to get the different options. You may want to practice with someone who knows your trying the new features. Plus, the receiving phone needs to be an iPhone for the message filters to show up. Thanks for stopping by today! 👩🏻‍💻   Continue reading Great Tip Using iMessages

3 Tips Cleaning iPhone Case

Do You Clean Your Case on Your iPhone? Have you heard the stories about the germs that live on your phone cases?  It’s pretty frightening! How do you clean your case?  If you have a pop up holder or ring on the back of your case, you may have to find a way to clean around the holder. 3 Tips You Can Use Today First, follow the recommended process from the manufacturer of your case. You should go to their website and find what’s recommended for your specific case. Cases can be very expensive and you don’t want to ruin … Continue reading 3 Tips Cleaning iPhone Case

3 Awesome Tips for iPhone

How many times have you opened an app and turned it in the “landscape” or what most of us call the “sideways” mode?  Many apps that are already installed on your phone have a different view and options when your turn it sideways.  Check out three popular ones below. Calculator Tip This view gives you the regular calculator view.  Look at the next photo and see what happens when you turn it sideways! Calculator view when turned sideways gives you a scientific calculator as well! Calendar Tip This view gives you the regular monthly calendar view.  The next photo gives … Continue reading 3 Awesome Tips for iPhone

Tips and YouTube Links

Lots of Tips and YouTube Videos Today it’s all about visual learners!  There are tons of people on YouTube who create tips for the iPhone, the Apple Watch, and iOS software. There are lots of tips out there that are hard to explain in a written format.  The videos below review tips on iPhone Xr, Apple Watch 4, and iOS software version 12 (this will apply to anyone running any version of iOS 12) Note:  you’ll see adds or pop ups in the videos.  They are not connected to this blog, only to the person who created the video.  Most … Continue reading Tips and YouTube Links

Tip to Know Who is Calling

Who is Calling Me? Ever wonder this when your phone is another room? Is it the kids, your mom or dad, or work?  This tip will show you how to assign a specific ringtone and/or vibration to a contact.     Go to Contacts and select the person you want to change their ringtone option.   Choose “edit”. Choose “ringtone” and tap on “default”.  You can use this same process to change the Text Tone as well. On this screen you can see your default ringtone.  The list below it will be ringtones you have purchased from the App Store … Continue reading Tip to Know Who is Calling

Apple Tip: New Event Date Set

New March Apple Event Nothing is confirmed, but the expected date is Monday, March 25th or Tuesday, March 26th.  What people are talking about…..new AirPods 2, Apple News service, possible wireless charging pads, new iPads, and maybe a new iPod! Do you have something you are waiting for or looking forward to Apple announcing?  Let me know and I’ll research if it’s an upcoming feature or device. What’s spiked my interest is the highly anticipated Apple TV streaming service!  I’ve read it’s supposed to be announced at March event and available by May 2019.  The service is said to be … Continue reading Apple Tip: New Event Date Set

Saturday Repost Hey Siri, That’s Not My Name

Ever have Siri mispronounce your name or someone’s name in your contacts?  Here’s the solution and have fun with it!  Does a family or friend have a favorite nickname? You can have Siri use that name instead. Hey Siri, That’s Not My Name! Thanks for stopping by today!👩🏻‍💻     Continue reading Saturday Repost Hey Siri, That’s Not My Name

1 Important Location Tip

Location, Location, Location Many don’t know this feature is on their phone. Some people will like it and some won’t. Check it out and you decide. That’s what’s great about this feature. You can turn it on or turn it off. Where have you been? If you have questions about this feature, let me know. Remember to share with your family and friends on social media or by email. Thanks for stopping by today! 👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading 1 Important Location Tip

Hidden Features in Apple Watch

Tips for Series 3 & 4 There are all kinds of tips out there for the Apple Watch.  The video link below has great tips for both versions.  Note that any tips related to the “fall detection” or “ECG App” are only available on the series 4. New heart rate settings are part of the update to WatchOS 5.  As long as you were able to download the new WatchOS 5, you will find a tip or two in this video. It’s recommended that you have your watch and phone handy so you can follow along with his tips. Apple … Continue reading Hidden Features in Apple Watch

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

Tip for Website Surfing

  Website Logos When you search the internet, you’ll see company logos that you’re familiar with and some you won’t know.  Like Apple’s famous Apple!  There’s an easy way to see those logos in your website browser as you switch from one site to another.  It’s an easier way to tell that you’re at the website you wanted because you’ll recognize the logo. Logos in Websites Check out the screenshot below from an iPad Pro.  To see the logos, go to Settings, scroll down to Safari, scroll down and turn on the “Show Icons in Tabs”.  That’s all you have to … Continue reading Tip for Website Surfing