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How to Speak Screen on iPhone and iPad to Have iOS Read Anything to You

Did you know the iPhone or iPad can read aloud anything that is on screen? The Speak Screen feature of iOS is helpful for many reasons, but in order to use it you must first enable the ability within the device settings, and then learn how to use the speak function. The Speak Screen feature is one of the two major text to speech options in iOS, b

How to Enable and Use Text to Speech on iPhone & iPad

The newer versions of iOS include a fantastic text to speech engine that lets you select any text and have it spoken to you. This basically means you can have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch read you the content of any web page, notes, text files, or even eBooks and iBooks. Before you can use the text to speech function though, you have to enable i

How to Disable Auto-Correct on iPhone Completely

If you’re fed up with auto-correct on the iPhone erroneously changing words to things you did not intend to type, you can opt to disable the auto-correction feature completely in iOS. Doing away with this feature is not recommended for most users, but choosing to turn off autocorrect can be a reasonable solution for some unique situations wh

How to Spell Words by Speaking on iPhone or iPad

The iPhone and iPad have a little known text-to-speech functionality that will verbally spell out a selected word or string for you. This great feature is useful for many obvious reasons, whether for educational purposes, or perhaps you can’t quite make out if what you’re reading on the iPad or iPhone screen is supposed to be an upperc

How to Enable Dark Mode in MacOS Automatically on Schedule

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could schedule the Dark Mode theme to enable itself automatically on your Mac, perhaps in the evening hours, and on a recurring schedule? That’s exactly what this tutorial is going to show you how to do, without needing to download or use any third party apps. We’ll be using Automator and the Calendar

Beta 3 of iOS 12.1.1 & MacOS 10.14.2 Released for Testing

Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 12.1.1 and MacOS Mojave 10.14.2 for users participating in the beta system software testing programs. A developer version is typically available first, soon followed by the same build for public beta testers. The new beta versions likely focus on continuing bug fixes and security enhancements to t

How to Download San Francisco Fonts for Mac

Apple has created a custom font named “San Francisco” for use as the system font in iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. It’s a gorgeously simple font that is highly legible regardless of what Apple system or display it’s used on, and if you’re a developer or designer you may appreciate having access to the San Francisco fo

How to Change System Font to Lucida Grande in MacOS Mojave

Do you wish your MacOS Mojave Mac was using Lucida Grande as the system font, back like it did years ago? There’s no need to rub a genie bottle for such a wish, because developer Luming Yin has created a simple utility that modifies the system font in MacOS Mojave to be Lucida Grande, rather than the default system font of San Francisco. And

How to Use Voicemail Transcripts on iPhone

The iPhone now has an excellent ability to transcribe voicemails, offering users a transcription of whatever voicemail has been left on the device. The voicemail transcriptions feature happens automatically, listening to your voicemails and transcribing them into text automatically for you to read. The voicemail transcripts feature is fantastic an

Fix Empty iPhone Voicemail with “Password and Greeting” Error

Visual Voicemail on iPhone makes checking voicemail super easy, whether it’s just quickly listening to a voicemail message or reading voicemail transcripts, so it’s understandably frustrating if you discover that voicemail is suddenly not working on the iPhone. One peculiar voicemail issue on iPhone can be where there are numerical in

How to Take a Screenshot on the iPad

Need to take a screenshot on the iPad? It’s very easy: hold the Power button on the top corner and the Home button on the front bezel concurrently. You’ll know the screenshot was taken because the screen flashes white briefly. This captures the entire screen of the iPad, whatever is on the display will be captured with this trick. Aft

How to Take Screenshots on New iPad Pro

Want to take a screen shot on the new iPad Pro? Given that the latest iPad Pro models no longer have a Home button, the old method of taking screenshots for iPad no longer works, as there is simply no Home button to press for snapping the screenshot on iPad Pro. Thus if you’re wondering how to take a screenshot on iPad Pro without a Home but

How to Troubleshoot & Fix MacOS Mojave Wi-Fi Issues

Have you been experiencing wi-fi problems since installing MacOS Mojave 10.14 on a Mac? While MacOS Mojave works great for most Mac users with compatible Macs (and even for many Macs that are unofficially able to run Mojave), a small number of MacOS Mojave users have discovered that wireless networking is having difficulties for them. Typically th

How to Get Air Quality Info on iPhone with Weather

The iPhone Weather app can offer information about the air quality at specific locations, including an Air Quality summary and an Air Quality Index score rating. Getting air quality details is helpful information for obvious reasons, whether you’re curious about your current location or a destination you intend on visiting or traveling to,

How to Fix “Unlock iPhone to Use Accessories” USB Message

If you have connected an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a USB accessory, or even a Mac or PC lately, you may have seen an “USB Accessory – Unlock iPhone to use accessories” message appear on the screen (or “Unlock iPad to use accessories” for iPad of course). This message appears on screen due to a new security featur

Apple Holiday Ad for 2018: “Share Your Gifts”

Apple is running a new Holiday themed video, called “Share Your Gifts”. The short animated story features a girl who is often busy creating something on her Mac but who keeps all of her creations to herself, until eventually her dog releases the secretive creations into the world for others to enjoy. The video has been embedded below,

Apple Black Friday Deals from Amazon: iPads from $249, MacBook Pro $250 Off, & More!

The Holiday shopping season is here, and if you’re in the market for a new some new Apple gear, then you might want to check out Amazon for some great deals on iPad, iPad Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and more. Some of the better ongoing deals at Amazon include: iPad 32GB for $249 ($80 off, depending on color) iPad Pro 12.9″ 64GB fo