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Troubleshooting HomeKit Problems & Connection Issues

HomeKit devices can include everything from Apple products like Apple TV and HomePod to third party devices like smart power outlets, smart lightbulbs, security cameras, doorbell cameras, garage door openers, light switches, and so much more. HomeKit devices are used with the Home app on iPhone, iPad, or Mac, and while they should be working ... Read...

How to Unsend a Message in Signal

Started using the popular Signal messenger app for iPhone to safeguard your user data and privacy? Considering you’re new to the platform, you may have trouble getting a hang of all the messaging features that the app has to offer. One key feature that you wouldn’t want to miss as a new user is the ... Read More

How to Disable HomePod Mini Proximity Notifications & Vibrations on iPhone

If you’ve been using the new HomePod Mini regularly, you may have noticed that your iPhone starts vibrating when it’s nearby and also brings up a pop-up notification. This may not be desired by some users who keep their HomePods on their desks, but it’s really just a handy feature that can be disabled if ... Read More

How to Disable U1 Chip on iPhone to Prevent Background Location Tracking

If you’re a privacy buff who owns an iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 (or better), you might want to disable the U1 chip on your iPhone to prevent it from tracking your location in the background. The U1 is a custom chip developed by Apple just like the H1 and W1 chips that were made ... Read More

How to Link Shazam to Spotify Instead of Apple Music

If you’re an iPhone user who uses the Shazam app to quickly identify songs that are being played in the background, and you’re also a Spotify user, you’ll be pleased to know that you can link your Spotify account within the app. Doing this can greatly improve your experience with Shazam in a couple of ... Read More

How to Add & Delete a Reminder with HomePod

You can easily add and delete reminders for yourself by using HomePod or HomePod Mini. And yes, because HomePod is synced with your other Apple devices, any reminders added (or removed) by HomePod will also go to your iPhone, Mac, iPad, and other devices too. For starters, Apple’s HomePod and HomePod Mini smart speakers are ... Read More

How to Set Up Cardio Fitness Levels on iPhone & Apple Watch

Have you ever wanted to measure your cardio fitness and determine your endurance during workouts and jogs? In that case, you’re in for a treat since Apple now allows users to easily check their cardio fitness levels directly on their iPhones, provided they use an Apple Watch as well. With the recent iOS 14.3 and ... Read More

How to Disable Safari Tab Previews on Mac

The latest versions of Safari for Mac show a thumbnail preview of webpages as you hover the cursor over tabs. Some users may find the hover thumbnail previews to be distracting, and may want to turn them off. While Safari has many options and preferences, curiously the ability to disable Tab Previews on Hover is ... Read More

How to Play Podcasts on HomePod

Listening to podcasts from HomePod and HomePod mini is easy and quite enjoyable, so wouldn’t you like to know how to do this? Whether it’s listening to your favorite podcasts or finding new ones, let’s dive in. Both the HomePod and HomePod Mini are powered by Apple’s Siri voice assistant which means you can get ... Read More

Set MacOS Do Not Disturb Mode to “Always On” Quickly from Control Center

Modern macOS versions make it easier than ever to place Do Not Disturb mode to be “Always On”, thereby helping to eliminate distractions, alerts, and notifications on the Mac without having to turn them all off. This is a great feature for many reasons, whether you just want to keep focused on your Mac, or ... Read More

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