iOS

How To Reset A HomeKit Device

8:57 AM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · iOS

How to reset HomeKit from our iPhone or iPad

If you're lucky you have some HomeKit compatible hardware in your home. If you're less lucky, you might need to troubleshoot it. Kelly helps you reset your devices and get back to living in The Future.

How to Make Custom iPhone Vibration Alerts

11:27 AM, Aug. 11th, 2015 · · iOS

Make your own custom vibration alert  patters on your iPhone

Adding new ringtones and alert tones to your iPhone isn't a bid deal, but what if you want custom vibration alerts? That's easy, too, and everything you need is already on your iPhone.

iOS 9 Public Beta Shows AT&T is Finally Embracing Wi-Fi Calling

11:12 AM, Aug. 7th, 2015 · · iOS

AT&T Wi-Fi calling support finally shows up in iOS 9 beta

Remember how AT&T begrudgingly promised to add Wi-Fi call support for the iPhone after Apple introduced the feature with iOS 8? It only took until the third iOS 9 public beta for it to show up, so now we only have to wait for the public release, and for AT&T to enable the feature on its cell network.

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T-Mobile has been a Wi-Fi calling supporter all along. AT&T is dragging its feet, but seems to be finally getting on board. Verizon, the ball is now in your court.

iOS 9 and watchOS 2 Developer Bundle: $25

7:09 PM, Aug. 5th, 2015 · · iOS

We have a bundle of five training courses designed to teach you how to develop for iOS 9 and watchOS 2: The Complete Apple Watch Development Course, Build Knight Rider's KITT Voicebox, Create a Slot Machine Apple Watch App, Program a Pro iPhone Memory Game, and iOS 9 Course: Make Your Own Pinball iPhone Game in One Day without Coding. They retail for $414, but they're yours for $25 through our deal. Check out the details on the deal listing.

iOS: Using Siri to Find Apps, Books, and Music

8:57 AM, Aug. 4th, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 8 icon

If you're new to the iPhone or the iPad, you may not know just how magical using Siri can be. Need directions? Easy peasy. Want to call someone? Done. In today's Quick Tip, though, we're going to cover a little-known feature: Using Siri to search the App Store, the iTunes Store, or the iBooks Store. Never before has spending your money been easier!

Siri Wants to Transcribe Your Voicemails

9:40 AM, Aug. 3rd, 2015 · · iOS

iOS 10 may turn your voicemails into text

People like leaving voicemail but don't like listening to them, so Apple is working on a new feature that lets Siri become your own personal transcription service. Apple hopes to roll out what's been dubbed at iCloud Voicemail in 2016, which means come next year you won't have to listen to your friend's messages ever again.

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I like to say three random words when leaving Google Voice messages, like "shoe, carrot, penguin." Google Voice is horrible at transcribing that. I can't wait to try it on iCloud Voicemail.

Rachio Iro - The Smart Sprinkler Controller

10:30 AM, Aug. 1st, 2015 · · iOS

Rachio Iro App Screenshot

Think home automation can only be used inside your home? Juan Collao explains how watering your lawn is one area you absolutely must automate in a smart, connected way. He has the device to do it with, too: Iro from Rachio.

How to Create Signatures in Mail.app in iOS and OS X

5:40 PM, Jul. 31st, 2015 · · iOS

Mail.app Signatures Screenshot

Apple users can add personal signatures to their emails on both their Macs and their iOS devices. They can promote a cause or a product. Let everyone know how they feel about a particular topic, or just make the recipient smile. It's easy to set up, and Nancy Carroll Gravley shows you how.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: Turning Off Reachability

8:56 AM, Jul. 31st, 2015 · · iOS

Disabling Reachability for the iPhone 6

"Reachability" is Apple's term for how the screen slides down when you double-tap the Home button on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. While that feature can be useful if you're using your device one-handed, it can also be a pain in the tuckus if you're constantly invoking it without meaning to! In today's Quick Tip, we'll tell you how to disable it completely.

iOS: Deleting Siri’s Training Data

8:55 AM, Jul. 29th, 2015 · · iOS

Reset Siri in iOS 8

If you're getting frustrated with Siri's inability to understand your commands, then you might want to try resetting the service on your iOS device. Siri learns how to better interpret your voice the more you use it, but if that training has gotten messed up (by, say, your kids playing around with your phone), then that could cause problems. We'll tell you how to wipe Siri clean in today's Quick Tip.