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How to Turn on Emergency SOS on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       August 24, 2021

The Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone is designed to help you quickly contact emergency services and loved ones. You can initiate the call by pressing and holding the power button and one of the volume buttons. This feature is designed for emergency situations when you need to call emergency services but you don’t have the time to unlock your iPhone, open the Phone app, and dial a phone number.

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How to Turn Off Emergency SOS on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       August 21, 2021

The Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone is designed to help you quickly contact emergency services and loved ones. You can initiate the call by pressing and holding the power button and one of the volume buttons. But for some people, the Emergency SOS feature might be more of an inconvenience than anything. For example, if you have small children at home, you might discover that they can accidentally trigger Emergency SOS calls.

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How to Add Page Numbers to an Apple Pages Document

  Matt Cone       August 19, 2021

If you use Apple Pages for Mac, you’re already familiar with Apple’s word processing application. But depending on who you’re creating the document for, you may have to add page numbers. Many organizations such as schools and legal entities have very strict guidelines regarding the numbering of pages. Here’s how to add page numbers to an Apple Pages document document on your Mac: Open Pages on your Mac, and then create a new document.

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How to Enable Lossless Audio on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       August 17, 2021

Apple recently announced a feature that allows Apple Music subscribers to listen to lossless audio on their iPads. This is a free feature and improves the sound quality of the music you listen to. What is lossless audio? According to Apple: Most audio compression techniques lose some amount of data contained in the original source file. Lossless compression is a form of compression that preserves all of the original data.

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How to Set Nano as the Default Editor for Git on Your Mac

  Matt Cone       August 15, 2021

If you’re a developer who uses git for version control on your Mac, you’ll want to set a default text editor for git. There are certain situations when git opens a text editor for you — for example, when you need to rebase or resolve merge conflicts. By default, git is set to use vim, but you can easily change git to use another text editor. Nano is a simple text editor and it makes a great choice for beginners or anyone who prefers a simpler text editor when working with git.

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How to Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor

  Matt Cone       August 14, 2021

Using a second monitor with your Mac can really increase your productivity. Whether you use another monitor as a dedicated display for your web browser, text editor, or word processor, having a second monitor around can make a big difference. Thanks to Sidecar feature built in to macOS, you can use your iPad as a second monitor. You don’t even need to use any cables to connect them — it’s completely wireless!

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How to Erase Your iPad

  Matt Cone       August 11, 2021

Are you considering selling your iPad or passing it down to a family member? You should erase your iPad before doing anything else. Erasing your iPad removes all of your apps, personal content, and settings and then resets your iPad to factory settings. Once you complete this process, the iPad can be set up from scratch, like a new iPad.  Tip: Before you erase your iPad, be sure to back it up to iCloud or a Mac.

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How to Erase Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       August 10, 2021

Are you considering selling your iPhone or passing it down to a family member? You should erase your iPhone before doing anything else. Erasing your iPhone removes all of your apps, personal content, and settings and then resets your iPhone to factory settings. Once you complete this process, the iPhone can be set up from scratch, like a new iPhone.  Tip: Before you erase your iPhone, be sure to back it up to iCloud or a Mac.

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How to Scan a QR Code with Your iPad

  Matt Cone       August 8, 2021

Quick Response (QR) codes are everywhere. These codes provide easy access to text and websites, but you have to scan the QR codes first to visit the see the text or visit the website. You can scan QR codes with your iPad to reveal the text or website address. Here’s how to scan a QR code with your iPad: From the home screen, open the Camera app. Point your iPad’s camera at the QR code, as shown below.

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How to Scan a QR Code with Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       August 7, 2021

Quick Response (QR) codes are everywhere. These codes provide easy access to text and websites, but you have to scan the QR codes first to visit the see the text or visit the website. You can scan QR codes with your iPhone to reveal the text or website address. Here’s how to scan a QR code with your iPhone: From the home screen, open the Camera app. Point your iPhone’s camera at the QR code, as shown below.



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