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Tip of the Day: Have Siri Tell You a Story

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Siri is wonderfully useful, giving you directions, current weather conditions, and stock market updates, setting appointments and reminders, and much more. But as you've likely discovered, Siri also has a fun personality—including telling you jokes and even telling you a bedtime story.



Tip of the Day: Unlock Your iPhone by Writing Your Passcode With Your Finger

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Apple’s VoiceOver feature is designed for those who are visually impaired. When the feature is turned on, a voice will let users know what is on the screen and allow them to navigate their iDevice. However, VoiceOver can also be used by anyone to unlock their iPhones by drawing their passcodes with their fingerespecially those who are jealous of the ability of Android users to unlock their phones by drawing on their lock screen.



Tip of the Day: How to Rearrange Buttons in the Music App (Instead of Tapping More All the Time)

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I’m a pretty patient person, but when it comes to Music, I want to be able to switch playlists and songs quickly. I’m usually working out or driving while I listen to music, and I need to be able to quickly change what I’m listening to at a stoplight or in between sets. That's why it's a good idea to customize the bottom toolbar in the Music app to show what you use most, instead of having to click More for the extended menu.



Tip of the Day: How to Access New iOS 8 Group Message Functions

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So maybe you love group messages, maybe you hate them. Either way, the new iOS8 update came with ways to customize your group message experience.



Swift Programming 101: Enhance Your Apps With External Displays

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How would you like to extend the surface area of your app's user interface exponentially? How would your users react if you added multiple display devices to your app, each containing different content? All of this is possible by using an iOS feature many developers are not aware of—external displays.



Tip of the Day: How to Set Triple Click Shortcuts

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The Accessibility feature on the iPhone is designed to make life easier for someone with a disability. If you have visual issues or motor impairments your iPhone can accommodate you. iUsers without disabilities also find many of these features to be useful when interacting with their devices. An easy way to turn these features on or off or switch between them is to use the triple click-shortcut on your Home button.



Tip of the Day: How to Send your Location Via iMessage

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“Where are you?” is a frequently asked question you have to answer when meeting up with friends. With the new location sharing iMessage feature, you can quickly send your location to your friends and family.



Tip of the Day: How to Make Sure Your Events Are Shown In The Same Time Zone As You

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Keeping track of what you need to do can be difficult when your errands, or you, cross different time zones, but that can easily be managed right in the Calendar app.



Tip of the Day: How to Add Christmas Music Stations in iTunes Radio

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If you're wanting to get into the spirit of the holidays, you now have a wide selection of Christmas-themed music in iTunes Radio. Early this month Apple added a number of curated stations for a total of 10 options: The Sounds of Christmas, Holiday Hits, Latin Holiday, Children's Christmas, Rockin' Holiday, Country Holiday, Souful Holiday, Holiday Classics, Classical Holiday, and Swingin' Holiday. Only a couple of these appear in the Featured Stations listing, so you'll want to add them to your list of My Stations.



Tip of the Day: Integrate Travel Time into Calendar Events

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It’s easier than ever to stay on top of your appointments with the Calendar widget in Notification Center on iOS 8, but it’s even easier to be late if you don’t know when to leave for your next appointment. Fortunately, you can integrate travel time into your Calendar events in just a few short steps.



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