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How to Identify Flowers & Plants with iPhone with a Cool Hidden Feature

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Did you know your iPhone has a built-in ability to identify many common flowers, plants, and objects?

Thanks to Siri Knowledge, your iPhone camera can easily identify a surprising amount of plants, flowers, items, and other objects that you point the camera to and snap a picture of, but most people don’t know about this hidden feature.

Grab your iPhone, go find a flower or plant somewhere, and let’s walk through how this cool feature works.

How to Identify Plants, Flowers, and Objects with iPhone Camera

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How to Disable Live Text on Mac

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The Live Text feature available in modern MacOS releases allows Mac users to select text from within images and photos, but some users may find this feature to be more annoying than helpful, and thus may want to turn Live Text off on their Mac. This may be particularly true for some designers and image editors who spend a ton of time editing photos and images and find the Live Text selection tools to be cumbersome in their workflow.

If you’d like to disable Live Text in MacOS, read along and in no time you’ll have the feature off. And of course you can always…

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How to Take Macro Photos with iPhone 13 Pro

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The iPhone 13 Pro includes a really great macro photo capability, allowing you to take super close-up macro photos of objects, items, textures, or whatever else you want to snap a macro image of.

Using the macro mode on iPhone camera is pretty easy but you’d be forgiven for not noticing how to activate the feature, since macro is not in the list of swipe accessible camera mode options. Let’s dive in and see how macro camera works on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

How to Use Macro Camera on iPhone 13 Pro

  1. Open the Camera app on iPhone, either the app…

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How to Save Images from Chrome to iPhone or iPad

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If you use the Chrome web browser on iPhone or iPad, you may come to a situation where you want to save an image from the web to your device.

This is super easy, and if you’re familiar with saving images from Safari to your iPhone or iPad you’ll find the procedure is already second nature to you.

Saving Photos, Pictures, & Images from Chrome to iPhone or iPad

Ready to save an image from Chrome to iOS or iPadOS? It’s easy:

  1. Open Chrome to where the image you want to save is
  2. Locate the image, photo, or picture that you want to save to your iPhone or…

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How to Copy & Paste Text from Photos on iPhone & iPad

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Did you know that your iPhone and iPad can detect text in images? Thanks to a unique feature called Live Text that debuted in iOS 15, you can now copy text information from photos, and paste that text anywhere you’d like.

Many people nowadays store a lot of information in the form of image files on their devices. These include pictures of signs, menus, documents, screenshots, notes, and other handwritten content. Well, the stock Photos app can automatically check for text content in your images, and you can select it just like any regular text.

Apple uses…

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How to Take Photos on iPhone & iPad with Siri

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Did you know that you can use Siri to take a picture instead of pressing the shutter button yourself? This may come in handy when you’re taking group photos and you want everyone in the shot. Apple’s Shortcuts app makes this possible and it’s pretty easy to set up.

You may already know how Siri is capable of opening apps which includes the Camera app as well. Normally, when you say “Hey Siri, take a picture”, Siri just opens the Camera app, but it cannot really take a picture, which beats the whole point of that voice command. However, thanks to the…

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How to Search Photos by Captions on iPhone

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If you have thousands of photos stored on your iPhone or iPad, then finding a specific photo could be a tedious process. If you use Photos captions, the search feature in the Photos app makes it a whole lot easier to filter out specific photos and find just the ones you need.


Apple allows users to add context to their photos with captions. This feature extends to photos search as well, as you can now search for specific photos by the captions you added. Photos captured by your iPhone, screenshots, and other images stored on your device will all be indexed by the…

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How to Limit App Access to Photos on iPhone or iPad

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An interesting privacy feature allows iPhone and iPad users to have complete control over which apps can access the photos on their device. If you’re interested in limiting which apps can access your device photos, read along.

This app specific access feature is available in iOS 14 and later. Previously, there were two options when it came to providing photo access for apps. You could choose to either share all the photos in your library or completely block photo access. But with new iOS and iPadOS versions, you’ll be able to take advantage of a new…

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How to Mirror Front Camera Photos on iPhone

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If you take a lot of selfies on your iPhone or iPad, you already know how the final image is not the same as the one you saw in the camera preview. This is because the preview is flipped to make it seem like you’re looking in the mirror, but the final image you get is what the camera actually sees, which is also what someone looking at you would see.

But what if you want the final image snapped with the iPhone camera to stay flipped and mirrored? Of course, there’s a setting for that.

How to Mirror Photos Taken with Front Camera on iPhone & iPad

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How to Add Captions to Photos on iPhone & iPad

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Adding captions to photos can help you to add context or a note to a picture or video, and this is now easily done on iPhone and iPad.

Captions are a useful feature for cataloging images and adding notes about a photo too, for example maybe you took a photo of people and you wanted to add a caption with each of their names, or perhaps you took a photo or video of an event and you want to add a caption to specify what it was and help add some context to the image, or for future reference. Captions could also be helpful when someone else goes through some of the…

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