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iPhone Tip Of The Day






You guys know when you’re super excited/angry/drunk/revengy and you decide to send a message to someone?  And then you get a moment of clarity and realize that telling your boss that you hate the way he wears his stupid pretentious ties is not the best career move? Or telling your friend that she’s a really mean jerk might not be the best thing to do?





Precisely perfect for these moments is the undo typing function, because pressing delete over and over might take too long and the drunky revengy you might come back!


So, shake your phone, man, just shake your phone! An “Undo Typing” box will come up –  hit it like it’s a 1990’s dancefloor!






If you do change your mind after you’ve hit Undo, shake your phone again for a handy “Redo Typing” box.


So now you can save telling people how you really think when you’re angry/drunk/revengy for REAL life! Hooray!




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Google Tip Of The Day


Oh Google, you wonderful way too powerful magic machine beast you. We love/hate you, but this is pretty cool.


Search for a word followed by the word etymology and Google will give you a simple outline of the etymology of that word!


For those playing at home- etymology is the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.


Also known as something to make you seem more intelligent,which is something Google is getting quite good at. We just hope they don’t go too far, because then HOW WILL WE KNOW, GOOGLE? HOW WILL WE KNOW?








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The Real Guide to Using Siri

Hands up who uses Siri?




A lot? Sometimes? Only to see if you can get funny answers?





There are a lot people that don’t know about mysterious Miss Siri. Did you know for example that you can do this with her?





No? Here’s part one of our complete rundown on Siri – what she is, what she can do to improve your life, and the future she can bring us.



Siri is an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator. She’s basically an App, present on all Apple devices after Siri was acquired by Apple on April 28, 2010. The original application ceased to function on October 14, 2011.


She uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services. Apple claims that the software adapts to the user’s individual preferences over time and personalizes results.





Although a lot of people think SIRI stand for ‘Speech Interpretation and Recognition Interface, the name Siri is actually Norwegian, meaning “beautiful woman who leads you to victory”. It was named after the intended name for the original developer’s first child.


Currently, Siri supports English (American, Canadian, Australian, British), French, German, Japanese, Italian (Italy, Switzerland), Spanish (Mexico, Spain), Mandarin (China, Taiwan), Korean, and Cantonese.


The original American voice was provided by Susan Bennett in July 2005. Now, in settings alongside your choice of language, you have an option of gender for Siri’s voice.






NOW, here’s the important stuff. Here’s what you can use Siri for to make your life more efficient:




Ask Siri for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer scores as well as schedules, rosters, and stats.







Ask Siri to search for restaurants or bars using different criteria. Siri will give you results based on these as well as photos, reviews, and reservations.








Siri can post to Facebook for you as well as on other people’s pages.








Siri can also tweet for you.






You can also search for recent tweets. Say, ” What is person’s name/company/brand saying?”  and Siri will show you their most recent Tweets.








With iOS 7, you can ask Siri to open apps. Just say something like “Play Angry Birds” or “Open iPhoto.” You can even say ‘Take a picture.’ Although Siri won’t actually take the picture for you, she’ll just open the app for you.
Use Siri to turn Bluetooth and other settings like WiFi on and off simply by saying, “Turn Bluetooth/WiFi  Off/ On.”








Tell Siri when and where you want to be reminded of something.




Schedule meetings. Say who, what, where, and when. Siri puts it on your calendar and sends an invitation to the person you’re meeting with via email.






In fact, Siri can write and send all of your emails or text messages or even organize for you to FaceTime with someone.






Use Siri to set the Alarm Clock for you.





Lastly, for Part one of All About Siri, we give you one of our favorite Siri features: What planes are above right now?





Stay tuned for Part Two so you’ll know how to use Siri to make your life more efficient!  Until then, here’s some Siri inspired humor, just for you guys.













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iPhone Tip Of The Day!


Want to know where you hang out most often cos you forgot? OR want to keep your battery charge up and how much Apple knows about you down?


We got you!


iOS 7 (On 4S and above) keeps a tab on where you hang out, cos it’s like your closest, stalkiest friend!


Go to Settings>Privacy>Location Services> System Services to see a list of where you’ve been most.




Turn off the feature  in the same place if you find it less fun, more stalky.






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iPhone Tip Of The Day!



Guess what?


You don’t have to have WiFi turned off when you’re in airplane mode!


Yeah, it automatically turns it off when you enter Airplane mode but you can turn WiFi back on afterwards!












iPhone Tip Of The Day! Mail Edition.




If you guys are anything like us, we’re kinda obsessed with emphatic typography.


Wait, what?


Italics, man! Underlining! Bolding! BOLDING COMBINED WITH CAPITALIZATION? OH MY.


IT’S JUST SO HANDY and cool and kinda lazy sometimes but that’s ok.


Did you know you can use this awesome stuff in Mail now?


Double-tap any word to bring up the options menu, tap the arrow, and select the B I U option to bold, italicize, or underline your text.





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iPhone Tip Of The Day!



Hand up who listens to music in bed at night?  Hand up who sometimes falls asleep then wakes in a heart attack of terror 2 hours later when your playlist hits onto your awesome screamer metal songs? It might not be a problem for all of us, but boy, for some of us, it can be a little…



Well now you can stop freaking out boys and girls, cos you know what? We got you! Use a timer to help you shut down the music before the heavy metal comes on.


Clock >Timer > When Timer Ends. Scroll down and tap Stop Playing. Then, set a timer (say 30 mins) and tap Start. Now you can play music as you fall asleep and it will be turned off according to the timer.





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iPhone Tip Of The Day Camera Edition




Got iOS 7? You special little kitten you! Wanna know a camera trick?


You can now focus photos on iOS 7 without tapping the screen with your finger!


Instead, focus the photo by holding down the volume button for a few seconds, like you would do on DSLRs and point-and-shoots.







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iPhone Tip Of The Day! Camera Edition.



Ever feel the need to access your iPhone camera super fast?


Swipe up on the little camera icon in the bottom right corner of your home screen. The Camera app will open, bypassing the unlock screen!


So next time you see something like this:




Don’t bother running for your camera, or bother with unlocking your iPhone! Just swipe man!


Then you can be like this guy:







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iPhone Tip Of The Day Text Edition two




Confused as to how sometimes yours or others  text messages show up in green and sometimes they show up in blue?





It’s ok! We got you. See, blue is for iMessages, green is for SMS messages.





This, in turn, means that the green messages are sent as a proper old fashioned SMS, but if there’s internet connection available over WiFi, your messages will be sent for free over those connections, otherwise known as iMessage. iMessages can also be sent over 3G if you have Data turned on.


iMessage works on iPhones, iPad and iPods, however it will only work between iDevices.


Mind Blown? Not quite? How about …now?







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