Lori Kaufman

Lori Kaufman is a writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology. She loves watching and reading mysteries and is an avid Doctor Who fan.

You put your iPhone down somewhere, but you can’t remember where. You know it can’t be far; you just had it a little while ago. Finding your missing iPhone is quick and easy using your Apple Watch.

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By default, your Apple Watch screen turns on when you raise your wrist. Also, by default, when the screen turns on due to a wrist raise, the watch face displays, even if you were performing a different activity on your watch when the screen went off.

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The Home screen on the Apple Watch is a large, fluid grid of app icons. As you move them around, icons on the outside rim get smaller than the icons in the middle. This can make it hard to tap the icon you want.

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You may find yourself sending the same replies to text messages over and over again. There are built-in, canned responses available for text and email messages so you can send a quick reply using your Apple Watch.

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You can easily ignore or reject calls on your iPhone. However, what if you want to at least send a quick message to acknowledge the call? There are three default text messages you can send as responses to calls on your iPhone.

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The watch face on your Apple Watch displays when you raise your wrist and hides again when you lower your wrist. You can also wake the screen by tapping on it, which displays the watch face for 15 seconds by default, but this can be extended to 70 seconds.

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The Microsoft Office Upload Center was a new feature added to Office 2010 and still available in Office 2013 and 2016. It allows you to manage documents you upload to OneDrive. If you upload a lot of documents at a time, this can be a helpful tool.

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Creating tables in Word is easy using the commands on the ribbon. However, if you want to quickly create a table without removing your hands from the keyboard, you can easily create a basic table using the keyboard.

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The Apple Watch allows you to customize and add watch faces. You can also use any photo (or album) from your phone as a background for a watch face with the time and date. Photos must be transferred to your watch to be used for watch faces.

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The Modular watch face on the Apple Watch allows you to change the color of the time and the complications to one color of your choice. However, now a “Multicolor” option is available that makes the time and each complication on the watch face have a different color.

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The Apple Watch is very customizable and its watch face is no exception. There are multiple styles, such as Modular, Mickey Mouse, and Utility, each with options for complications, or sub-displays, containing various types of information. You can also add your own custom watch faces.

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If you’re in a meeting or at a movie or show, you can prevent your Apple Watch from bothering you with notifications. Notifications can be silenced on your iPhone using the “Do Not Disturb” feature, and you can do the same on your Apple Watch.

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By default, Word uses Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) when you create numbered lists. However, you can change the numbers to a different type or to letters. The character after the number or letter can also be changed.

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You just got your new iPhone after switching from Android and you want to type something in all caps. How do you use caps lock in iOS 9? We’ll tell you how to type all caps and also how to enable and disable the caps lock feature.

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You can customize the bullets on bulleted lists in Word using different symbols and colors. However, what if you want to use your own picture as the bullets on your list? Replacing the standard bullets with pictures is easy and we’ll show you how.

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A numbered list in Word is simply a series of numbered paragraphs. There may be times when you want to have a paragraph or two without numbering in the middle of a numbered list and then start the numbering again after the unnumbered paragraphs.

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By default, the plain black circular bullets are used when creating bulleted lists. However, you can customize your bulleted lists. We will show you how to change the symbol used as the bullets on the list and how to change the color of the bullets.

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If you have a label or heading on a spreadsheet in Excel that you want to center across a certain number of cells, there are couple of ways you can do this, with or without merging cells. We’ll show you both ways.

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Macros in Word and Excel provide the ability to save time on predictable, repetitive tasks. You can record a series of actions into a macro and then simply click a button to run the macro and perform the task.

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Automatic downloads in iOS allow apps, as well as other items, to be updated automatically. This may seem handy, but they can also be problematic because they may use your mobile data without you realizing it. If you have metered data, you probably want to disable automatic downloads.

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When you delete an app on your iPhone or iPad, you may notice that it gets installed again when you sync with iTunes on your PC. However, there’s a way to prevent apps from reinstalling on your iPhone or iPad after you delete them.

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Creating and removing numbered lists in Word is easy using the “Numbering” command on the ribbon. However, if you prefer using the keyboard, there is a way to quickly create a numbered list using a keyboard shortcut.

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The Track Changes feature in Word allows you to mark changes you make in a document so anyone else working on the document knows what changes you made. By default, these marks display on the printed document, but you can prevent them from showing.

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To view your photos on your iPhone or iPad, you can use a cloud service to store them and then access them on your device. However, what if you want your photos available offline? Transferring your photos to your iPhone or iPad is easy using iTunes.

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Attachments in emails in iOS have not always been easy to work with. You could attach photos and videos or, for other types of files, hope that the app in which the file was created provided an option for sharing the file via email.

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