Articles by Matt Cone

Matt Cone is a technical writer at Fastly. He has experience creating documentation for organizations like Linode and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Matt’s first book, Master Your Mac, was published by No Starch Press. To get in touch with Matt, visit https://www.mattcone.com.


Tell Your Mac to Forget a Wireless Network

  October 29, 2021

When you connect a Mac to a wi-fi network, the Mac remembers that network and will automatically attempt to connect to it in the future. This is a great feature for wi-fi networks you trust and use frequently. But mistakes happen. If you connect to the wrong network at a coffee shop, your Mac will automatically attempt to join that network every time you visit the coffee shop in the future.

How to Scan Text Using Your iPhone's Camera

  October 27, 2021

If you have an iPhone running iOS 15 or later, you might be able use the Live Text feature to scan text in photos. After you scan the text, you can paste it into a different application, such as Notes or Mail. This is a great way to record text off receipts, copy a friend’s written notes, or scan a page from a book. Here’s how to scan text using your iPhone’s camera:

How to Change the Siri Voice on Your Mac

  October 20, 2021

Siri is Apple’s virtual voice assistant that you can verbally communicate with. Freely available on all of Apple’s devices, including the Mac, Siri can help you do things like find information, add calendar events, and send email. Siri comes with a default voice, but if you don’t like that voice, you can select one of the other voices for Siri that are available on your Mac. Here’s how to change the Siri voice on your Mac:

How to Enable and Activate Siri on Your Mac

  October 17, 2021

Siri is Apple’s virtual voice assistant. Freely available on all of Apple’s devices, including Macs, Siri can help you find information, add calendar events, and send email. Enabling Siri is a breeze, as is activating it to listen to your voice commands. Enabling Siri on Your Mac Here’s how to enable Siri on your Mac: From the Apple menu, select System Preferences. Click Siri. Select the Enable Ask Siri setting.

How to Change the Siri Voice on Your iPhone

  October 6, 2021

Siri is Apple’s virtual voice assistant that you can verbally communicate with. Freely available on all of Apple’s devices, including the iPhone, Siri can help you do things like find information, add calendar events, and send email. Siri comes with a default voice, but if you don’t like that voice, you can select one of the other voices for Siri that are available on your iPhone. Here’s how to change the Siri voice on your iPhone:

How to Enable Siri on an iPad

  October 4, 2021

Siri is Apple’s virtual voice assistant. Freely available on all of Apple’s devices, including the iPad, Siri can help you do things like find information, add calendar events, and send email. Siri is not enabled on your iPad by default — you have to activate it. This guide shows you how to enable and activate Siri on your iPad. Here’s how to enable Siri on your iPad: From the iPad’s home screen, tap Settings.

How to Activate Siri on Your iPhone

  October 2, 2021

Siri is Apple’s virtual voice assistant. Freely available on all of Apple’s devices, including iPhones, Siri can help you do things like find information, add calendar events, and send email. Siri is not enabled on your iPhone by default — you have to activate it. This guide shows you how to enable and activate Siri on your iPhone. Here’s how to activate Siri on your iPhone: From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings.

How to Automatically Delete Old Messages on Your iPad

  September 29, 2021

iMessage allows you to send and receive free SMS and text messages to your friends and family. But those old text messages can start piling up! After a while, all of the old text messages can start cluttering your iPad, making it difficult to find the text message threads you’re really interested in. Thankfully, your iPad contains a feature that can automatically delete old text messages after a certain period of time.

How to Download Music to Your iPad

  September 27, 2021

If you use the Apple Music streaming service to listen to music on your iPad, you may be interested in learning that there’s a way to download that music to your iPad for offline listening. Downloading music to your iPad might be useful if you live in a place with spotty cellular coverage, or if you’re planning to fly somewhere with your iPad in airplane mode. Here’s how to download music to your iPad:

Show Only Downloaded Music on Your iPad

  September 27, 2021

I use Apple Music and I love it. Being able to stream and download music to an iPad over a wireless or cellular connection is priceless. But there is one time when I don’t want to stream music at all: when I’m using my iPad in airplane mode or when I’m in an area with no cellular or wireless connectivity. That’s because Apple Music displays all of my music in one big list, and I can’t tell which music is downloaded to my iPad - that’s the music I can play without network connectivity - and which music that is currently stored on Apple’s servers - that’s the music I can’t play without network connectivity.



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