In iOS 8, Apple has greatly enhanced the abilities of Siri. Nancy Carroll Gravley covers three of her favorites, including Reminders, nicknames, and song recognition.
Beta testing iOS apps just got a lot easier now that Apple has released its version of TestFlight. Kelly explains how to get set up as a beta tester.
If you've upgraded to Yosemite and realized Safari is now hiding the full URL from you, Kelly explains how to fix it. (Spoiler: It's super easy.)
When Apple announced iOS 8 at WWDC one feature was met with great applause: SMS Relay. This allows users to send and receive Text Messages (i.e. the "green bubble" messages) on our Macs the same way we've always been able to send and receive iMessages. SMS Relay is made possible by using your iPhone as the conduit between your Mac and the SMS network. Now that you have both iOS 8.1 and Yosemite installed (you must for this to work), there are just a few more steps to follow to activate this, but they're pretty simple.
Apple launched Apple Pay Monday, a service that allows iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners to conduct credit card transactions through NFC at participating retailers. Apple Pay was included in iOS 8.1, which was released to consumers earlier on Monday, and it's pretty easy to set up—if you know that it's in Passbook, that is. Here's how to get it going.
Keynote is a cool app and understanding some of the built-in elements can make for an exceptional presentation. Nancy Carroll Gravley has three more tips for you to help make better looking slideshows using Keynote.
Ello has less constraints than some other social networks. Kelly explains how to add an image to your Ello post for maximum enjoyment. (Think of all the GIFs you can inflict on others!)
Even without Touch ID, it's important to secure the data on your mobile devices. Kelly explains how to set up a "Complex Passcode" that is easy to use but slightly more complex than regular old 4-digit codes.
If you have a modern iPhone and iPad running iOS 8, you can make a voice phone call from your iPad, using your iPhone's cellular connection without ever touching the iPhone. John Martellaro explains how to do it with the iOS 8 Handoff feature.
Notification Center widgets seem handy, but how do you turn them on? Kelly walks you through it.
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