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Activate Siri With Only Your Voice for a True Hands-Free Experience

Oct 14, 2014 - 20 Comments
Siri

Siri got a magnificent boost in iOS 8 with faster understanding and greatly improved comprehension, but a lesser obvious option was also added; the ability to summon Siri with just your voice. With this feature enabled, Siri will be actively listening and waiting for your commands, but only whenever the iPhone or iPad is connected … Read More

Fixing an “Item can’t be moved to Trash because item can’t be deleted” Error in Mac OS X

Oct 14, 2014 - 7 Comments
Mac OS X trash can icon

Deleting files and folders from the Mac is usually as simple as dragging the item to remove into the Trash can, but on rare occasions things don’t quite go as planned. One of the more peculiar errors when trying to remove a file appears in the form of the following message when attempting to send … Read More

How to Prepare a Mac for the OS X Yosemite Update the Right Way

Oct 13, 2014 - 73 Comments
Install OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite is the latest version of the Mac operating system, complete with an overhauled user interface and a variety of new features that are sure to make your Mac experience better and more productive. While OS X Yosemite is a free download and arrives as a simple to use installer from the Mac … Read More

Does iOS 8 Feel Slow? 4 Tips to Help Fix Sluggish Performance & Lag

Oct 12, 2014 - 37 Comments
iOS 8 speed

Though iOS 8 has tons of great new features and so many improvements, the release has not been entirely trouble-free for some users, and certain iPhone and iPad devices may feel as if their performance has degraded after the update. The extent of the speed issue seems to vary, ranging from random and generally sluggish … Read More

Make Reading iBooks in the Dark Easier for the Eyes with Auto-Night Mode on iPhone & iPad

Oct 10, 2014 - 8 Comments
Auto-Night Mode for iBooks

If you use iBooks and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to read, you can improve your evening reading experience by switching the theme to Sepia or the “Night” color scheme. Up until now though, you’ve had to perform that theme change yourself, and if you get caught up in a good book, you know … Read More

Record Incredible Time-Lapse Video with the iPhone Camera

Oct 10, 2014 - 1 Comment
Record Time Lapse video on iPhone

Of the many Camera improvements that arrived on iPhone with the release of iOS 8, perhaps one of the most fun and interesting to use is the Time-Lapse feature. Not long ago, Time-Lapse photography and video was considered fairly advanced, but the iPhone makes it so simple that quite literally anyone can record a high … Read More

How To Use Reachability with iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus to Improve Single-Handed Usage

Oct 9, 2014 - 11 Comments
Using Reachability on iPhone

The larger screen displays of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus make them beautiful to view apps, text, and images on, but some users find that using the devices with a single hand is a bit more challenging. But one-handed usage of the larger screen iPhone models is made considerably easier thanks to the help … Read More

Stop Videos Disappearing from Messages App in iOS by Disabling Auto-Delete

Oct 9, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Auto delete multimedia messages in iOS

Have you noticed that after you watch a video message sent to your iPhone or iPad in Messages app, it disappears automatically soon after? It’ll be completely gone from the Messages app and the media overview for the given message thread. That auto-delete video messages feature is new to iOS 8 and is enabled by … Read More

How to Change the Keyboard Language Being Typed with a Keystroke in Mac OS X

Oct 8, 2014 - 7 Comments
Current language typing indicator in OS X

If you’re bilingual, trilingual, or even just use an alternate keyboard input method from QWERY like DVORAK, you can make your typing life much easier by setting up a keyboard shortcut in Mac OS X that instantly changes the typed language. This shifts the keyboard to your other language or typing layout option(s), from an … Read More

How to Track Steps & Mileage with iPhone to Make the Health App Useful

Oct 8, 2014 - 14 Comments
Tracking activity and steps in iPhone Health app

The Health app, loaded onto all iPhones with iOS 8 and sitting prominently on the home screen, is clearly ambitious, but at the moment the majority of it’s intended abilities remain inactive or useless (at least without additional third party sensors, which don’t seem to exist yet). But for those with a new iPhone, the … Read More

Find Out What Music is Playing with Siri and iPhone

Oct 7, 2014 - 1 Comment
Siri what song is playing

Not only is Siri quite a bit faster in iOS 8, but the virtual assistant is also more intelligent with some new tricks up their sleeve too. One of the notable new features is the ability to recognize what songs are playing, much like the Shazam app that is fairly popular with iPhone users. Siri … Read More

How to Force Reboot a Frozen Mac

Oct 6, 2014 - 13 Comments
Mac power button

Though Macs are known for being stable and experiencing considerably fewer crashes and system freezes than some of the competition, the reality is that sometimes stuff still happens. Typically it’s just an app that crashes or freezes up, remedied with a force quit and relaunch, but on rare occasions the Mac will freeze entirely, with … Read More

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