Posted on April 1st, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
If you’re too busy to read the Web, or find the fine print too fine, let your iPhone read the Web to you. To make the iPhone’s “Siri” voice start talking, tap “Settings,” then “General,” then “Accessibility.” Now tap “Speak Screen.” When you’re on the web, tap the uppermost left icon for “Reader View,” to skip the ads. Then swipe down with two fingers to get playback and pause controls. Tap the turtle picture to speed up or slow down the reading. We couldn’t find anything comparable for the Android phone. The apps we tried all used a dull, robotic voice and Google Voice just wasn’t in the mood to read to us.
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Posted on February 27th, 2016 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
A reader asked us how to protect his iPhone from the bad guys; iPhones are pretty well protected, but there are a few things you can do to be even safer. Here are several iPhone security apps: “1Password” protects credit card info and passwords with military-grade encryption. “Private Photo Vault Pro,” $4, keeps whole albums or individual photos and videos private. “Hotspot Shield,” for $5 a month protects your identity and blocks hackers when you’re using Wi-Fi in coffee shops, at the airport, library or wherever you find a free public Internet connection. (There have been 400 million downloads on this one.)
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Posted on October 14th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
You don’t need a new iPhone 6 to get the latest Apple operating system for free. The new “iOS 9” works on the Apple 4 and 5 as well. To upgrade, tap “Settings,” then “General,” then “Software Update.” Here are a few new features that impressed us.
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Posted on April 3rd, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Joy’s friend Frieda asked her how to put mail into folders on the iPad. We find computers more practical for email, so we scratched our heads for a minute before coming up with these simple steps.
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Posted on March 24th, 2015 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
After we reviewed some battery basics in a recent column, readers who own iPhones and iPads wanted more. There’s much you can do beyond looking at “Usage” in the “Settings” area to find where the battery hogs are.
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Posted on December 11th, 2014 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
The new Phone 6 makes text messaging a lot easier. Send a text message to a group, add your map location and your voice, pictures and video. It’s all in the “details.”
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Posted on October 8th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
Everyone’s buzzing about the new iPhone 5S fingerprint technology. Two days after it hit the stores, however, the “Chaos Computing Club,” a German hacker group, unlocked it with a fake fingerprint.
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Posted on January 4th, 2013 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
We’ve tried many different wireless speakers for our iPad and the Android phone, but the first one we really liked is “Edge Sound” from CubEdge. It’s a black box shorter than a human hand and weighing just 9 ounces.
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Posted on September 3rd, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
RetinaMacApps.com lists the apps that work best with the Retina Display Macbook Pro. You wouldn’t want to have a fantastic screen and not get the most out of it, would you?
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Posted on August 23rd, 2012 by Bob and Joy Schwabach
PairShare for the iPhone, iPad and iPod lets you listen to your friend’s music or share yours with them up to 300 feet away, and it will do an “auto-scan” to find friends nearby. It’s 99 cents in the App store.
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