Category: Siri

How to Set Up Every iOS 14.5 Feature Worth Knowing About

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It’s been just over a week since iOS 14.5 debuted, and we’ve spent a chunk of time going over the most interesting features the operating system has to offer. This is one update I wouldn’t wait to install, if for nothing else than it’s the only way your iPhone will tell you if someone has slipped an AirTag tracker…

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How to Have Your Apple Watch Speak The Time For You

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How’d you like your Apple Watch to speak the time to you? Sounds convenient, high-tech, and useful, right?

Apple prides itself on being one of the most forward-thinking tech companies in terms of accessibility. It does a pretty decent job of it as well, although nobody is perfect. You might be forgiven for thinking there isn’t much accessibility on offer from something like the Apple Watch given it’s tiny size, but you’d be wrong. One such example is that you can have the watch speak the time on command, regardless of the watch face that’s being…

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How to Try Siri's New iOS Voices Today

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Apple is changing up how Siri works in iOS 14.5. She’s still the same ol’ virtual assistant you can use to do all kinds of fun activities on your iPhone. However, she’s no longer going to default to being a “she.” You’ll soon be asked to pick a female or male voice for the digital assistant, which is a subtle but…

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How to Find COVID Vaccination Sites in Apple Maps

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While we can’t help you find a vaccination appointment—good luck, given how terribly we’ve orchestrated the process and turned it into a kind of free-for-all reminiscent of buying concert tickets, shoes, or GeForce 3080 cards—we can at least give you a useful way to see where you can get vaccinated around your general…

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How to Change Siri’s Volume on HomePod

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Are you using the HomePod or HomePod Mini and wondering how to change Siri’s volume? You may have used the volume controls on the HomePod only to realize that it doesn’t affect Siri’s volume at all. Not to worry, we’ll show you how you can change Siri’s speaker volume on HomePod.

Smart speakers are a relatively new breed of devices and a lot of newcomers may have trouble making use of them properly. You might think that changing the volume of a device might be a silly topic, but some users get confused when pressing the volume buttons on your HomePod…

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How to Add & Delete a Reminder with HomePod

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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 powered by Siri, the same voice assistant that’s integrated into iOS, iPadOS, and macOS devices. If you frequently use Siri commands on any of these devices, you probably have an idea of how to use reminders already, but a vast majority…

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How to Play Podcasts on HomePod

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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 most of the tasks done with just your voice. You may have already used Siri on the HomePod to play your favorite songs on Apple Music and make other requests. The good news is that podcasts can be played on your HomePod in a pretty similar way…

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How to Change Your Default Music Player in iOS 14.5

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It’s rare to see Apple add options to iOS that allow you to set the app you actually want to use to accomplish something as the default, rather than forcing you to use the official Apple app. And while I doubt you’ll ever be able to use anything other than the App Store to get new software on your iPhone (sans…

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How to Play Ambient Sounds on HomePod & HomePod Mini

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Did you know that your HomePod and HomePod Mini can play calm, relaxing sounds for white noise, background noise, or that can help you during your bedtime? This may be a feature that most people overlook while purchasing a HomePod, but it can be really pleasant and quite useful for some.

Most of us already know that both the HomePod models are capable of delivering high-quality audio for their size. Although music listening and home automation are the main selling points for these smart speakers, users can get really creative with the way they use their…

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How to Change Siri Voice & Accent on HomePod

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A lot of people who purchased a new HomePod or HomePod Mini may want to leave it as it is, but there are some people who like to make certain changes according to their liking. If you’re the kind of user who’s looking to further personalize their HomePods, you may be interested in changing Siri’s voice and accent.

It’s well-known that Siri has a female voice by default in the USA. Some people may want to change this and use a male voice instead, whereas others may want to use a more familiar or fun accent. Regardless of what you want to change about…

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