How to Disable Typing Indicators in Signal

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Looking to be sneaky while texting your friends and colleagues on Signal? Not everyone wants to let the other person know that they’re typing. Signal gives you a unique setting unlike most other messaging platforms that allow you to disable typing indicators if necessary.

Most messaging platforms today indicate you when someone is typing a message. Although this is a really nice feature to have so that you don’t leave the chat during the middle of a conversation, it has its fair share of negatives. Accidental presses can trigger the typing indicator, and…

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How to Add Notes with HomePod

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Do you utilize the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad for note-taking, making to-do lists, or for writing down any other important information? If you own a HomePod, you’ll be pleased to know that you can also add notes to the Notes app, directly from the HomePod and without typing them out. That’s right, you can add notes with just your voice.

Manually taking down notes may be something you’re used to, but thanks to Siri on the HomePod, you can use voice commands to add notes stored on your Apple devices. Just like on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, you can use…

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How to Limit Google's Apps From Tracking You on Your Apple Devices

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Apple recently updated its App Store and iOS privacy policies to force app developers to be more transparent about their data collection practices. As a result, users have a little more insight (and, ideally, control) over what data various companies can track—and how. Even giants like Google.

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How to Improve Recording Quality of Voice Memos on iPhone & iPad

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Do you regularly use the built-in Voice Memos app to record audio using your iPhone or iPad? In that case, you may be interested in using this neat but simple trick to improve the quality of the recorded audio.

Voice Memos records the audio just fine out of the box without any issues, but advanced users may sometimes want the added benefit of lossless quality, especially if they’re using an external microphone. The app records compressed audio so that the recorded files don’t take a lot of storage space on your iPhone or iPad.

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How to Find iPhone with HomePod

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Don’t know where you last placed your iPhone? Unable to find it anywhere in the house even after a thorough search? Maybe it’s buried in a couch cushion somewhere or under the bed? Not to worry, because you can now use your HomePod to locate your iPhone, and all by voice.

Apple’s HomePod and HomePod Mini are powered by Siri, the in-house voice assistant that’s baked into iOS, iPadOS, watchOS and macOS devices. Apple users are accustomed to using Find My to locate their lost iPhones and other Apple devices. Typically, this requires them to log in to use…

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How to Access Windows Shared Folders from iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to access specific files and folders on your Windows computer right from your iPhone or iPad? Thanks to the built-in Files app, it’s fairly simple and straightforward to connect to SMB file servers which includes shared Windows folders on a network.

This feature was added to the Files app in modern iOS and iPadOS releases, so if you’re running a version older than 13 you won’t find this option available on your device. Aside from that, you can take advantage of it as long as you’re sharing folders from your Windows computer on a local…

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How to Add Calendar Events with HomePod

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Want to add events to your Calendar through Apple’s HomePod or the HomePod Mini? If you’re completely new to smart speakers, you may have trouble figuring out how to get some simple tasks done, like marking events on your calendar, adding reminders, or anything else really.

Almost all the smart speakers that are available today are powered by a voice assistant, and the HomePod is no exception in that regard. After all, it’s the voice assistant that makes the speakers “smart”. Just like almost every other Apple device, HomePod uses Siri as the built-in…

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Make Siri Respond to Voice Even if iPhone Screen Covered

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Do you frequently take advantage of Siri to perform various tasks on your iPhone? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now use Siri without taking your phone out of the pocket, or in other situations where the iPhone screen is covered.

Most of us are already aware of the “Hey Siri” feature that’s available on modern iPhones and iPads. Although it allows you to activate Siri with just a voice command, your device stops listening for “Hey Siri” when you’re phone is laying face down, or if the screen is covered. One good example would be…

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You Can Mute Your Apple Watch and Even Change Faces Based on Time or Location (Here’s How)

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Many Apple Watch users have long wished that watchOS offered more flexibility when it comes to things like adjusting to their routines, but although Apple has made some attempts to leverage AI in things like the Siri watch face, it’s generally never really offered any advanced scheduling options.

However, what Apple has done is given power users the tools to build these solutions themselves, thanks to the Shortcuts app that it debuted back in 2018.

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