The Apple Watch is one of the more feature-complete smartwatches on the market these days and with the inclusion of Siri, can perform tasks many other smartwatches cannot. That said, if you want to turn off the “Hey Siri” function, here is how.
Do you often misplace your iPhone? If you have an Apple Watch, it’s easy to find your phone using the ping feature, saving you the embarrassment or hassle of asking a friend or family member to call your phone to help you find it.
We all love our calendars. They help us stay organized, plan for important upcoming events, and coordinate with friends and family on the best time to meet up for that next barbecue in the park. But did you know that Google’s Calendar now features a new, unique Reminder system that you can use to be sure that nothing slips through the cracks unnoticed?
Utilizing your Calendar to maximum effect on your Mac or iPhone can really keep you on top of things. Today, we want to discuss how to add, share, and sync calendars on your Mac and iPhone so your agenda follows you wherever you go.
Your Apple Watch battery provides sufficient power to last for most of a typical day under normal usage. Apple estimates most people will get an average of 18 hours of battery life from one full charge, depending on use.
Handoff is the feature on Apple Watch and iPhone that allows you to start a task on one device and finish it on another. For example, you might check email on your watch and then switch to your phone to compose a reply.
It’s a good idea to give each of the devices you use a meaningful name. This is especially important on Windows 10, as Microsoft has removed the computer name option from the first-time setup process. Windows 10 PCs will just receive random, meaningless names by default.
Google’s Chromecast offers a way to play games on your TV, too. You won’t find the same ecosystem of games you will for the Apple TV or Amazon’s Fire TV, but you will find some fun party games people can gather around the TV and play, using their smartphones as controllers.
If an app on your Apple Watch stops responding, or you just want to fully quit an app, there is a way to force the app to quit rather than rebooting the entire watch. The procedure is pretty simple.
Amazon’s Fire Tablet offers both parental controls for quickly locking down a device as well as fine-grained “child profiles”. These child (or teen) profiles use the Kindle FreeTime feature, which is perhaps the most sophisticated parental-control solution for a tablet operating system
There’s a whole lot the Amazon Echo can do, including waking you up with handy alarms and reminding you to do things (like take dinner out of the oven) with easy to set timers. Read along as we show you how to create and manage both.
The Apple Watch does a host of things the average wristwatch could only dream of, and one of the most important of these is the ability to start and track workouts.
As you install apps on your iPhone that have Apple Watch companion apps, the Home screen on your Apple Watch may get a bit disorganized, making it hard to find your apps. It’s easy to rearrange the app icons on your watch’s Home screen.
AMBER and emergency alerts occur when there’s a child abduction or there’s an important event such as a severe weather alert (tornado warning) that local governments needs to make people aware of. While we don’t recommend disabling these permanently, you might need to temporarily.
Your Apple Watch has a total of 8 GB of storage on it, with about 5.6 GB of usable space for apps, music, and photos. If you start running out of room, you can easily check which apps are taking up the most space.
Macs and iPhones (iPads too) come with a fantastic Reminders app that automatically syncs through iCloud. Here’s how to make the most of this app so you’re never likely to forget something important again.
The battery in the Apple Watch lasts approximately 18 hours, depending on use. If your battery gets too low, you can put the watch into Power Reserve mode so you can see the time for up to 72 hours.
Just like many of the other Internet of Things appliances that have been slowly trickling into our homes over the past several years, smart washers are a new class of device that can hook up to your smartphone or tablet via an app, and transmit vital data about their daily operation to you in realtime.
Much has been made of Apple’s new Live Photos feature and with good reason, it’s really cool and a great way to preserve special memories. If you own an Apple Watch, you can view Live Photos and even turn them into watch faces.
The Force Touch feature on Apple Watch is similar to a right mouse click in Windows. It allows you to quickly access contextually-specific options on the watch. We’ll show you 10 useful ways you can use Force Touch in different apps on your watch.
iPhones and iPads go with Macs like peanut butter goes with jelly. If you use Windows however, you can still access your photos and videos on these devices with just a few quick steps.
Trying to describe where you are and how to get you to a friend or family member? You can quickly and easily send your location to someone when viewing a conversation between you and that person in Messages on your Apple Watch.
The Philips Hue lighting system is really awesome and easy to control entirely from your smartphone but people love physical switches. The new Hue Dimmer Switch is the perfect way to add a wall switch into your Hue lighting system. Let’s take a look at how it works now.
Until watchOS 2, the “Mail” app could only show notifications for and display incoming emails. Now, you can reply to email messages in Mail using your Apple Watch the same way that you can reply to text messages on your watch.
It may seem like a simple thing, but changing your password is a fact of life, and knowing how to do it is something we here at How-To Geek generally take for granted, but the question is: do you know how to change your password?