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  • Improve “Hey Siri” on iPhone by Re-Training Voice Recognition

    Tue 2:48pm By Paul Horowitz
    Having Hey Siri enabled for hands-free activation of the virtual assistant is undoubtedly useful, but sometimes you may find that Siri doesn’t always respond on the iPhone. Conversely, sometimes you may experience Hey Siri activating out of the blue…
  • Beta 4 of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5, tvOS 9.2.1 Released

    Tue 1:34pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has issued a variety of updates to their beta system software efforts, including iOS 9.3.2 beta 4, OS X 10.11.5 beta 4, and tvOS 9.2.1 beta 4. The beta builds are available to download now for both regular developer testers as well as users participating…
  • Where is the Option Key on Mac Keyboards?

    Mon 7:50pm By Paul Horowitz
    Using the Option key is an essential part of the Apple keyboard experience for issuing many keystrokes, accessing various hidden features, and a myriad of other functions on both Mac OS X and iOS. All Mac and Apple keyboards have the Option key, it’s just…
  • 8 iPhone 3D Touch Tricks That Are Actually Useful

    Mon 3:06pm By Paul Horowitz
    Many iPhone users with a 3D Touch display use the feature sporadically, if at all, often because it’s a bit of a guessing game as to what actions are available with the activation of the push and pop abilities. While 3D Touch may seem a bit gimmicky at…
  • Save Pictures Automatically from Facebook Messenger

    Sun 3:20pm By Paul Horowitz
    If you’re an avid Facebook Messenger user who sends a lot of pictures back and forth, you may appreciate having the app automatically save those photos and images directly to your iPhone, without having to manually do so yourself. With the help of a simple…
  • Apple Runs iPhone “Moms” Ad for Mothers Day

    Sun 3:19pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple is running a new iPhone ad that emphasizes the devices camera capabilities, this time focusing on pictures and videos of various Moms and aspects of motherhood. The ad features a soft song playing in the background as it goes through a variety of…
  • How to Disable (or Enable) True Tone Display on iPad Pro

    Sat 2:32pm By Paul Horowitz
    The display on the new iPad Pro includes a feature called True Tone, which uses ambient light sensors to automatically shift and change the displays color hue and intensity according to the surrounding light, shifting from cooler to warmer as the surrounding…
  • 3 of the Best Disk Space Analyzers for Mac OS X

    Fri 3:13pm By Paul Horowitz
    It’s often only a matter of time before Mac users wind up seeing the dreaded “startup disk almost full” warning message in Mac OS X, which often leads to a frantic dash around the Downloads folder as users trash unnecessary files to attempt to free up…
  • Humor – 2001: A Space Odyssey, if Hal was Siri [Video]

    Fri 12:35pm By Paul Horowitz
    This hilarious video is for anyone who has experienced frustrations with Siri, and who is also a fan of the science fiction classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Imagine Hal is Siri. But, rather than Hal being a creepy malevolent and increasingly self-aware…
  • How to Secure Erase Free Space on Mac Drives with OS X El Capitan

    Thu 2:02pm By Paul Horowitz
    Many Mac users running a modern version of OS X El Capitan have noticed the Secure Erase Free Space feature has gone missing from Disk Utility. What the “Erase Free Space” feature did (and still does in prior versions of Mac OS X) was overwrite the free…
  • How to Hide Glances on Apple Watch

    Thu 12:55pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple Watch includes a variety of default glances, including a battery monitor, heart rate monitor, a calendar, a media playback adjuster, stocks, maps, a world map, amongst others. Additionally, many of the apps installed onto Apple Watch include a Glance…
  • Schedule Night Shift to Automatically Adjust Colors on iPhone

    Wed 3:09pm By Paul Horowitz
    The Night Shift feature of iOS shifts the display color profile to be warmer, which reduces blue light output, and makes using an iPhone or iPad display much more pleasant in the later hours of the evening (or early morning). While you can toggle Night Shift…
  • OS X 10.11.5 Beta 3, tvOS 9.2.1 beta 3, Released for Testing

    Apr 27, 2016, 1:49 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released OS X 10.11.5 beta 3, tvOS 9.2.1 beta 3, watchOS 2.2.1 beta 3, along with a new Safari Technology Preview build for Mac users. Additionally, Apple has released the public beta builds of iOS 9.3.2 beta 3 which was initially released yesterday…
  • How to Add & Switch Languages in Mac OS X

    Apr 26, 2016, 3:46 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Nearly all Mac users run OS X in their primary language and mother tongue, but for polyglots and those aiming to be bilingual or trilingual, adding multiple new languages to Mac OS X can have obvious benefits. We’ll show you how to add a new language and how…
  • iOS 9.3.2 Beta 3 Released for Testing

    Apr 26, 2016, 2:43 pm By Paul Horowitz
    Apple has released iOS 9.3.2 beta 3 to users participating in the beta testing program. The new build arrives versioned as 13F65 and presumably focuses on bug fixes and improvements to the mobile operating system. There are no obvious new features included in…