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

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 seemingly unsolicited. Both of these issues are usually a result of Siri not recognizing your voice … Read More

Beta 4 of iOS 9.3.2, OS X 10.11.5, tvOS 9.2.1 Released

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 in the public beta testing programs for the respective … Read More

Where is the Option Key on Mac Keyboards?

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 not always labeled as such, which is what offers confusion … Read More

8 iPhone 3D Touch Tricks That Are Actually Useful

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 times, there are some legitimately useful cases … Read More

Save Pictures Automatically from Facebook Messenger

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 settings switch, you could do exactly that. For this trick … Read More

Apple Runs iPhone “Moms” Ad for Mothers Day

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 pictures of mothers, showing the names of the photographer attached to … Read More

How to Disable (or Enable) True Tone Display on iPad Pro

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 lighting environment changes. It’s kind of like a smarter real-time adapting version of … Read More

3 of the Best Disk Space Analyzers for Mac OS X

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 disk space. While there’s nothing wrong with going on … Read More

Humor – 2001: A Space Odyssey, if Hal was Siri [Video]

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 insubordinate artificial intelligence, it’s just Siri, friendly as ever but sometimes incompetent, … Read More

How to Secure Erase Free Space on Mac Drives with OS X El Capitan

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 space on a drive to prevent file recovery, … Read More