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How to Enable Siri on an iPad

  Matt Cone       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.

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How to Activate Siri on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       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.

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How to Automatically Delete Old Messages on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       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.

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Show Only Downloaded Music on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       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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How to Download Music to Your iPad

  Matt Cone       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:

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How to Enable Private Relay on Your iPad

  Matt Cone       September 25, 2021

When you surf the internet with your iPad, your personal information is collected at several points along the way. For example, if you visit nytimes.com, the New York Times web server can log your iPad’s IP address and user agent (iPad), among other technical details that could be used to identify you. That data can be used to track you around the internet and deliver customized advertisements. Understanding How Private Relay Works Apple’s Private Relay feature — new in iPadOS 15 and available to iCloud+ subscribers — helps obscure those technical details when using the Safari web browser.

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How to Automatically Delete Old Messages on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       September 25, 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 iPhone, making it difficult to find the text message threads you’re really interested in. Thankfully, your iPhone contains a feature that can automatically delete old text messages after a certain period of time.

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Move Safari's Address Bar to the Top on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       September 23, 2021

One of the more dramatic changes in iOS 15 is in the Safari web browser: The address bar moved from the top to the bottom of the screen. But worry not! If you’d like to move Safari’s address bar back to the top of the screen, Apple has given you a setting to do just that. Here’s how to move Safari’s address bar to the top of the screen on your iPhone:

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How to Enable Private Relay on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       September 21, 2021

When you surf the internet with your iPhone, your personal information is collected at several points along the way. For example, if you visit nytimes.com, the New York Times web server can log your iPhone’s IP address and user agent (iPhone), among other technical details that could be used to identify you. That data can be used to track you around the internet and deliver customized advertisements. Understanding How Private Relay Works Apple’s Private Relay feature — new in iOS 15 and available to iCloud+ subscribers — helps obscure those technical details when using the Safari web browser.

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How to Use Tor Browser on a Mac

  Matt Cone       September 18, 2021

Practically everything you do online with your Mac is logged and traceable back to your computer. Law enforcement officials, internet service providers, and even website administrators can find out what internet services and resources you accessed, when you accessed them, and what computer you used to access them with. If this lack of privacy sends shivers down your spine, you’ll be happy to hear that there is a way to preserve your anonymity on the internet while using your Mac.



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