Secret sources tell the Financial Times that Apple is trying to lessen its ties with Google over feelings of betrayal tied to Android. TMO Managing Editor Jeff Butts and Ken discuss why it’s a good article anyway. Plus – Rumor has Apple loosening its COVID policies. Yay?
You can search for songs in Apple Music based on their lyrics in the Music app on your iPhone or iPad.
Some people reported being unable to search in Settings after upgrading to iOS 12. But a Redditor found a quick fix for it.
The Mac’s built-in TextEdit program has a little-known feature that’ll let you find tabs, paragraph breaks, and the like and replace them in text—or find patterns of them, even. It’s a very powerful way to clean up extraneous characters, so come read this Quick Tip!
Note that this is used better with Spotlight. Siri doesn’t seem to be able to make use of file comments.
Siri isn’t the boss of searching on your iPhone and iPad, or at least it shouldn’t be. Follow along to learn how to manage which apps show up in your searches, and see the catch that comes along with controlling Siri searches and suggestions, too.
When you are looking for something specific on your Mac with Spotlight, you might get overwhelmed with the search results. Jeff Butts has become a Spotlight search pro thanks to a simple operator. Read along as he shows you how it works and some of what you can do with it.