Tag Archive: Type

How to Enable Type to Siri on iPhone and iPad

Type to Siri for iOS allows you to interact with Siri by typing text commands on an iPhone or iPad, using either the onscreen software keyboard or an external keyboard. All of the Siri commands you’re used to using work through Type to Siri, it’s just the command entering process that is different as you … Read More

How to Enable “Type to Siri” on Mac

While Siri is perhaps best known as the voice assistant bundled on modern Macintosh computers and iOS devices, Siri can also be interacted with by typing out good old text commands. By enabling Type to Siri on the Mac, you can use Siri sort of like a text based virtual assistant, where typing out “set … Read More

How to Type Trademark, Copyright, Symbols on iPhone and iPad

If you find yourself needing to type a trademark symbol, copyright symbol, or registered symbol on the iPhone or iPad, you can do so easily using either of the two methods below. The first trick to typing the trademark symbol “™”, the registered symbol, “®”, or the copyright symbol “©” will utilize the QuickType suggestion … Read More

How to Quickly Type Emoji on Mac with a Keyboard Shortcut

If you use Emoji characters often in OS X, you’ll enjoy knowing there is a very fast keystroke to immediately access a special Mac Emoji character panel from anywhere text entry is possible in OS X. Additionally, you can navigate within this quick Emoji panel entirely with the keyboard, which makes typing Emoji on the … Read More

Understanding Why Terminal Doesn’t Let You Type a Password

Sometimes you need to enter a password into the terminal, usually for sudo or su commands, which lets users execute a command with super user privileges. This is fairly typical for allowing access to read or modify something that would otherwise not be possible with a standard user account. You’ll commonly see sudo prefixing another … Read More

This iOS 8 keyboard translates your texts into other languages as you type

From Klingon to GIF-based keyboards, we’re seeing some really interesting examples of new third-party keyboards with iOS 8. Here’s a particularly exciting one, though: a keyboard which translates messages into other languages as you type. It does the opposite, too,…

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How to Type Superscript & Subscript Text in Pages for Mac OS X

Subscript and superscript text formatting is commonly used in the math and science world when writing out chemicals, formulas, and expressions. Subscript appears slightly lower and smaller than the primary text, while superscript appears slightly higher and smaller than the primary text (like an exponent, 8^3). If you need to type subscript or superscript characters … Read More

Yosemite will guess your next word as you type, just like iOS 8

The QuickType/Predictive typing feature found in iOS 8 has made its way to OS X Yosemite. Although a similar feature has been used in OS X since at least Snow Leopard, accessible by hitting the ESC key, this ups the…

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Type Line Breaks & Enter a New Line in Messages for iOS

Most iPhone users spend a lot of time typing in Messages, the text messaging app native to iOS that sends iMessages between yourself and others. While the basic functionality is pretty straightforward, what’s perhaps a little less obvious is how to enter onto a new line when typing an iMessage without actually sending the message, … Read More