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Quick Tip: Enable widgets on your iPadOS Home Screen

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Android users have had the ability to use widgets on the home screen since there has been Android phones, but iOS users have had to go to a separate place to use the same functionality. In iOS or as its now called, iPadOS 13, widgets can coexist with your home screen. Here’s how to turn… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Enable widgets on your iPadOS Home Screen

Quick Tip: How to Share Shortcuts in #iOS13

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We are still in the beta season for iOS and iPadOS, but anyone can try the new features offered by Apple by signing up for the public betas. One of the many changes that Apple has made is that Shortcuts are now built in to the OS. This allows deeper integration with features, but it… Continue Reading Quick Tip: How to Share Shortcuts in #iOS13

Quick Tip: Get Custom Alerts From Google Alerts

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Ever wanted to know if something gets posted on the web about you or an interest that you follow? Google has a service called Google alerts to help with that. How does it work Google Alerts is a service that lets you sign up for email alerts for many popular topics. They also have a… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Get Custom Alerts From Google Alerts

Quick Tip: Enable Bash Shell in Windows 10

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Windows has made huge advancements in innovation since the release of Windows 10, and this continues with the Anniversary update. A great feature that was added with this update was the ability to install the Bash Shell to use with Windows instead of the standard Windows command prompt. The Bash Shell is a common command… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Enable Bash Shell in Windows 10

Quick Tip: Initiate Speakerphone Calls Using Siri

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It is now possible to tell Siri to have your calls placed through speakerphone. Just ask Siri. You can ask something like “Hey Siri. Call Mom on speakerphone.” That’s it. Your call should now come through the speaker instead of your iPhone earpiece. It’s great if you need to make a call hands-free and you… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Initiate Speakerphone Calls Using Siri

Quick Tip: How To Enable VoiceOver Using The Touch Bar

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The MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar has changed the way users interact with their Macs. The Touch bar removes the traditional row of function keys for a customizable touch bar that can have different options based on which app is active. While this changes the way we use the Mac it still allows for VoiceOver… Continue Reading Quick Tip: How To Enable VoiceOver Using The Touch Bar

Quick Tip: Disable iMessage Image Search in #iOS10

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In hopes of making conversations more interactive and personal, Apple added many new features to iMessage in iOS 10. One such feature, the ability to search for images, may not be suitable for all users. Although Apple constantly filters results, there is a chance that inappropriate images may come up in a search. So, how… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Disable iMessage Image Search in #iOS10

Quick Tip: Share Apps From the Home Screen

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Have you ever wished there was a faster and easier way to share apps with your friends without going to the app store and searching for it? iOS 10 brings you the ability of sharing apps with your friends directly from the home screen. Here is how it’s done. Find the app you want to… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Share Apps From the Home Screen

Quick Tip: Enable Night Mode in the iOS Twitter App

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Twitter for iOS has updated their app with a feature called Night Mode that changes the app’s color scheme to allow for higher contrast text. This feature allows for users to read tweets easier by showing text on a dark background with light colored text. Here is how to enable this feature. Open the Twitter… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Enable Night Mode in the iOS Twitter App

Quick Tip: Want to know who’s calling without looking at your phone?

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iOS 10 adds a new feature to the iPhone that lets you know who is calling. When this feature is turned on, iOS will speak the name of the person who is calling. The feature will not read phone numbers at this time, but will read names that are in your contacts list. Enable Announce Calls… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Want to know who’s calling without looking at your phone?

Quick Tip: Bypass iOS Wi-Fi requirement

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There are some occasions where you might want to download something on your iOS device but you are told that you must have a Wi-Fi connection. Here is how you can get around this obstacle. Just remember though that this will take up your data plan but if you are wanting to try this then… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Bypass iOS Wi-Fi requirement

Quick Tip: Using Safari as an RSS Reader

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Safari is Apple’s Web browser for iOS and Mac OS, but did you know that it could also be used as a RSS reader? RSS stands for Rich Site Summary, and it is used in creating content that users can subscribe to like blogs. The iAccessibility Report is one such blog that uses RSS. For… Continue Reading Quick Tip: Using Safari as an RSS Reader

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