In 2011, Apple introduced their voice assistant, Siri, as a part of iOS 5. In the beginning, Siri was an annoyance for many people. She was spotty, inconsistent and did not have an impressive breadth of features. Today, Siri is more powerful than ever and if you still think she is a nuisance, it’s because you aren’t using her right. Here are 10 Siri features you probably don’t know about, but should.
Blog (Author: Nick Markman)
I hate coins. Every time I'm handed change from a transaction, I cringe knowing that those coins are bound to either end up in my couch, bouncing around my dryer or wedged into some obscure corner of my car. Although Acorns does not solve my dilemma when it comes to physical spare change, it provides an extremely valuable service that allows users to invest small amounts from each transaction made on linked credit or debit cards.
As you peruse the Web, your browser creates and stores bits of information on your computer. These temporary Internet files contain such things as website browsing history, cookies and Web page caches. While these files have their uses, they tend to build up over time. Remove these temporary files in either of two locations in the Safari application.
Dealing with a Mac with a full hard drive can be a pain. When your Mac is full or nearly full, it will slow down or potentially become non-responsive. Monolingual is a free, handy application that will immediately clear up a few gigabytes (GBs) of space from your Mac without messing with your personal documents and data.
It has been less than a week since the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. One feature of the new phones that users are raving about is 3D Touch. The new 3D Touch display on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus is pressure-sensitive, meaning it can detect the difference between a tap and a harder touch. This provides many new ways to interact with iOS, including accessing app-relevant shortcuts by force-touching the app icon on the home screen. Here is a list of home screen shortcuts for Apple apps that you can utilize with 3D Touch.
Last week, we published an article on how to block ads in Safari using content blockers in iOS 9. While the new content blocking apps for iOS 9 can make your browsing experience less-cluttered and more pleasant, there are some negatives to using these apps. The inclusion of content-blocking apps to the App Store is perhaps the most controversial update Apple has made to their mobile operating system. So controversial, in fact, that Marco Arment, the developer of the Peace ad-blocking app, removed the app from the App Store last week after toping #1 in the top paid apps chart.
iOS 9 launched this morning and brought a ton of new features and capabilities to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. One update is the inclusion of an entirely new application called News. The News app is an awesome news aggregator that allows users to read, save and share up-to-date content from their favorite providers. Here is how to set up and use News.
When getting a new phone on Verizon, you have two options: you can either activate it on a two-year contract or you can activate it on Verizon's EDGE program. In the near future, Verizon will transition out of two-year contracts and move exclusively to the EDGE plan. For the time being, let's take a look at the difference between the two options so you can figure out what's best for you.