Tips

September 26, 2015
In the days of iOS 8, we had arrows leading from photos to album view. While the navigation arrow is still there, now, there’s an easier way. If you’re viewing a single photo, with one swipe of the finger you can return to viewing the album. 
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September 25, 2015
This one isn’t so much of a tip as it is a reason to rejoice. Before iOS 9, the gray highlighted shift key was the only way to know whether you were typing a capital or lowercase letter. Many users found this confusing and it interferred with third-party keyboard apps. No more! 
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September 24, 2015
One of the many upgrades in iOS 9 is the Notes app. Now, you can do things such as draw using your finger and add photo. It's a whole new app. One of the changes is the ability to share websites to your notes. For example, if you find an article that is relevant to a project you're working on, you can share it to one of your notes, add text, and open your note anytime to find the link waiting. 
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September 23, 2015
Siri, you've changed! With the update to iOS 9, Siri's been supercharged, and one of the personal assistant's new skills is the ability to search Photos by the time or place they were taken. 
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September 21, 2015
If you've ever wondered how to go back in iPhone or iPad, you'll be happy to know that when you've followed a link from one app to another on your iPhone or iPad, there is a little back button on iPhone and iPad to take you back where you started. Before this back button addition in iOS 9, if a notification opened a different app, you could only go back by either returning to the Home screen or double-clicking the Home button to open to the app switcher. Since then, Apple has also added the option to use 3D touch to swipe back and forth between apps.  
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September 20, 2015
Previously, whether your iPhone was muted or not, Siri's voice would loudly chime. With iOS 9, you can set Siri's voice to mute when your phone, too, is muted. This is easily changed in Settings and convenient when asking the new and improved Siri questions in quieter locations.
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September 19, 2015
With iOS 8 came iCloud Drive; and now, there's an app for that. iCloud Drive is, simply put, Apple's Dropbox. When you're logged into iCloud, you can easily save files to the drive, which are then accessible across all iOS devices and work in conjunction with OS X and Windows. With iOS 9, Apple has added an iCloud Drive app that makes it easy to view, edit, and manage the documents saved to your drive. The app is automatically included in the new update; however, the option to display the iCloud Drive app is hidden in your Settings.
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September 18, 2015
An interesting new feature of iOS 9 is auto email event suggestions for your Calendar. The software scans your emails to see if there are any events you haven't added to your schedule. This can be very helpful, especially if a lot of your emails contain pertinent events. However, if you find yourself with a cluttered calendar, you can easily turn off the automatic addition.
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September 17, 2015
The Low Power Mode is a new feature of the iOS 9 update. Apple claims the new mode can extend your battery life up to three hours. Low Power mode reduces or turns off mail fetch, background app refresh, automatic downloads, and some visual effects. When enabled, the battery icon, at the top of your phone, will appear yellow.
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September 16, 2015
After months of beta testing, iOS 9 will be available some time today for downloading. It offers a range of new features, including a News app, a more intelligent Siri, transit and walking directions in Maps, greater search capabilities, split-screen multitasking on the iPad, and more. I've been using the beta version since early August and really like it. In this tip I'll be covering how to update your device to iOS 9.
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September 15, 2015
There are two ways to back up your iPhone. You can back up your iPhone to iCloud or back up your iPhone to your computer (a local backup). You can even back up your iPhone to your Windows computer by using iTunes. Apple recommends having both an iCloud backup and a local backup, and we agree! Backing up your iPhone is incredibly easy, and having both makes it more convenient and more secure. Here’s how to back up your iPhone to your computer.
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September 14, 2015
If you have a medical issue such as a seizure disorder, cardiac condition, or similar problem that may leave you unable to communicate with medics and other first responders, it's important to have a simple method they can use to understand your situation so they can best help you. While a medical alert bracelet, id bracelet, or even a medical id card in your wallet may help in an emergency, there's one more tool you can use to ensure you receive the prompt care you need—your iPhone! Even if you keep your iPhone locked with a passcode or Touch or Face ID, it's still possible to have your Medical ID visible on your smartphone so that bystanders and emergency personnel can assist you in a medical emergency. Let's get started learning how to add an emergency medical card to the Lock screen on your iPhone.
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September 13, 2015
Avoiding toll roads is something we all strive to do. Whether we’re on a cross-country road trip or simply want to get directions to home or work without tolls, we want our route to avoid tolls and Google maps makes that easy. There are many occasions when Google Maps will default to providing driving directions with toll roads. But, you can, essentially, turn off toll roads on Google Maps and never get suggestions for them again. Apple Maps is also capable of avoiding toll roads if that’s your preferred app for driving directions. In this article, however, we’ll focus on avoiding toll roads with Google Maps. Here’s how to avoid toll roads on Google Maps.
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September 12, 2015
The other day I decided to make a playlist of songs I listen to on repeat, and lucky for you, I decided to document my obsession with Britney Spears and Taylor Swift in order to show the steps required to create a playlist in Apple Music.
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September 11, 2015
So, a few days ago I needed to find an ATM, but I wasn't familiar enough with the area to know where to find one.  Thankfully, Google Maps makes it easy to find nearby ATMs, grocery stores, and gas stations!
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September 10, 2015
Those with Parkinson’s, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and asthma can participate in medical research right from their iPhones through Apple’s ResearchKit to help create more effective treatments for their diseases. Through the use of free apps, participants can help doctors and scientists gather data to research how they can better diagnose, treat and prevent disease. Not all the apps require that a user have the particular disease. When the user grants permission, the apps can access data from the Health app, along with any other information the user includes. Participants are not named in the study and all data gathered will be de-identified.
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September 09, 2015
I use the iOS Voice Memos app that came pre-installed on my iPhone quite often. (Sorry, iPad users, this is an iPhone-only app.)  I use it when I’m interviewing someone for an article, at my doctor’s appointments (with my doctor’s permission) when I want to make sure I hear everything she is telling me regarding my medications, and, of course, if I want to record a quick memo. If I want to save part of the recording for future reference, it is much easier and efficient to trim the parts I don’t need. Here’s how:
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