How to: Change Screen Brightness using Siri

Even though iOS and MacOS has the ability to change screen brightness on its own, sometimes, we still need to adjust it on our own. Normally, we’d have to go into Settings > Brightness (on an iOS device), or System Preferences > Displays on a Mac. You can do that and more just by using Siri. Here’s a list of commands for that feature (yes, both will work on iOS and Mac): “Make the Screen Brighter” “Brighten the Screen” “Make the Screen Darker” “Dim the Screen” “Change Screen Brightness” “Set Screen Brightness to 50 Percent” Just another way to make your life with iOS and/or Mac Click Here to Read more

Apple officially releases iOS 10.2

Apple has officially released iOS 10.2 which contains the following: New Wallpapers (only for iPhone 7). New Widget for video apps. New Preserve Camera setting New emoji (looks like Unicode 9.0 update/also on macOS 10.12.2, watchOS 3.1.1) New ‘Press and Hold to Speak’ menu under Home Button Accessibility settings New ‘Celebration’ Messages screen effect New ‘Show Star Ratings’ option under Music Settings New headphone icon in status bar for Bluetooth audio devices  TV app now included on iOS 10.2 beta, Videos app still present TV widget joins Videos widget SOS feature similar to Apple Watch when clicking power button 5x  Music now Click Here to Read more

Super Mario Run for iPhone requires an “always on” Internet Connection

As the release date gets closer, more details are being released about what Super Mario Run players will need in order to play the game. One of the things required will be an “always on” Internet connection.  According to the game designer, this is for security and game play reasons. The actual gameplay may consume 75 MB per hour or less on wireless.

iOS 10: How to use the Handwriting Feature in Messages

The Messages app in iOS 10 has gotten a lot of new features to make sending and receiving texts more enjoyable.  One such feature allows the ability for the sender to “write out” their message instead of typing or dictating it. How to write a message in iMessage for iOS: Open the iMessage app and send a new message. Tap the text entry box then rotate the phone to the horizontal position. Now, just write your message with your finger, or use a pre-written message on the bottom. When finished, tap DONE (upper-right corner of the screen). That’s it!  The message Click Here to Read more

iOS 10 shows faster adoption than any other previous iOS

“iOS 10 is now installed on more than two thirds of the active iOS device install base, recording 66.7% twenty-seven days after iOS 10 was released according to Fiksu,” Benjamin Mayo reports for 9to5Mac. “Mixpanel is also recording iOS 10 adoption topping 66% since Sunday.” “iOS 10 has the fastest adoption rate than any previous update, a month after release.,” Mayo reports. “These metrics from Fiksu and Mixpanel measure the adoption rate of the active iOS install base, as they track any iPhones and iPads in use on the web.” “Before iOS 10 was released, iOS 9 was installed on Click Here to Read more

How to use the new Universal Clipboard with MacOS Sierra and iOS 10

Universal Clipboard enables a user who runs Mac OS Sierra and iOS 10 to copy from one device to another (such as from an iPhone to a Mac). In order for Universal Clipboard to work, your iOS device and Mac must meet the minimum system requirements below: If your hardware meets (or exceeds) the above, you’re ready to start. A user has to be a member of iCloud and be logged in under the same account username. For this example, we’ll be going  from a Mac and to an iPhone. Open Text Edit on the Mac. Name the file what ever you Click Here to Read more

How to use the ‘Magnifier’ option in iOS10

iOS10 has a lot of new features (hidden and not so hidden) and one of the newest features is using the iPhone camera has a “Magnifying glass”.  This will work on devices that are able to run iOS 10. Here’s how to enable it: Go to Settings > Accessibility > Magnifier. Slide the option to ON. Now exit Settings, and then triple-tap the Home Button to activate it.  When enabled, a user can activate the magnifier from anywhere on the device – even from the lock screen. Things you can do with the Magnifier: Snap a photo. Zoom-in. Look focus. Use the flash as a Click Here to Read more

iOS 10: How to Disable Lock Screen Widgets

iOS 10 comes with the ability to show on-screen widgets via the lock screen.  Just press the HOME button and swipe right to show current widgets. But what if you DON’T WANT that option? Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to disable it. Here’s how: Open Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. Under the Allow Access when Locked section…. Slide the Today View and Notification View to OFF. Press the HOME button to go back to the main screen. Now swiping right will not show any Widgets on the Home Screen.  

Apple issues iOS 10.0.2 update to address headphone issues

Apple has just released the first bug fix centric iOS 10.0.2 update today for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update includes fixes that should address issues where Lightning headphones would momentarily lose playback controls as well as other fixes. The update can be downloaded by going to Settings > General > Software Update

Learn how to use Stickers, iMessage Apps, and more

(9to5Mac.com): “The Messages app is the most frequently used app on iOS, so it makes sense that Apple would lend it plenty of attention in iOS 10. It’s safe to say that the stock Messages app received, by far, the most significant overhaul of all default apps in iOS 10, as it is now a feature-laden package that leverages photos, videos, and Snapchat-inspired markup elements,” Jeff Benjamin reports for 9to5Mac. “Messages in iOS 10 even brings about a dedicated iMessage App Store for adding additional functionality such as stickers, animated GIFs and third-party app extensions that run right within the Messages Click Here to Read more

Apple opens iMessage App Store for iOS 10 Users

Photo: MacRumors.com For those persons who upgrade to the new iOS 10 sometime today, they will be given access to the new iMessage Sticker Store.  The store will allow users to download “stickers” to put in their iMessages. Once a user downloads and installs iOS 10, you can get to the sticker store by: Open the iMessages app. Tap the App Store icon to open the app interface. Tap the icon at the bottom that looks like four circles. Tap the “+” button to open the Messages App Store. iOS 10 is scheduled to be released sometime today (09/13/2016).

iOS 10 will be available sometime TODAY

The moment we’ve all been waiting for will be here sometime today – the release of iOS 10 for the iPhone, iPad, and other devices. When the update is available, just plug in your iOS device to your computer or the wall, and select: Settings > General > Update Software. If the update is not available, try again later or late tonight. The update can take anywhere from 20 – 45 minutes depending on your Internet connection speed and the processor in the iOS device. Do not interrupt the update once its starts – you may brick your device!  

Prep your device for iOS 10.

With iOS 10 scheduled to become public sometime tomorrow (Tuesday), it’s probably a good idea for you to make sure that your device is ready to download and install it. First, you should make sure that your hardware can even handle iOS 10.  Here’s a list of compatible devices: iPhone compatible with iOS 10 iPhone 6s iPhone 6s Plus iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus iPhone SE iPhone 5s iPhone 5c iPhone 5 iPad compatible with iOS 10 iPad Pro 12.9 inch model iPad Pro 9.7 inch model iPad Air 2 iPad Air iPad 4th generation iPad Mini 4 iPad Mini Click Here to Read more