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