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Do you know these 3 handy iPhone email tricks?

We’re not huge fans of sending emails on the fly, even with the “Sent from our iPhone and talk-to-text hates us” warning at the bottom. But if we do, there are 3 handy iPhone email tricks we use to make them look as buttoned up as they when we’re sitting at our laptop, well other than deleting that tag line at the end. Related: 2 quick iPhone tricks for sharing texts and voice mails 1. How to insert a photo into iPhone email You don’t have to email someone from a photo. You can insert photos and videos very easily...

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Emergency iPhone tip: How to add additional fingerprints to your Touch ID

You’re probably familiar with the emergency call feature on the iPhone, which you might have seen if you temporarily forgot your passcode or had a child attempt to do it incorrectly multiple times. But you might not know that you can add additional fingerprints to your Touch ID, adding another level of emergency coverage just in case. Whether you want to add a child, a partner or spouse, or just another one of your own fingers (hey, you never know), here’s how. Related: How to turn off your iPhone location settings and why you should How to add additional fingerprints to...

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iPhone trick: Turn any book into an audio book with a simple swipe

Here’s a cool trick that you can use on your iPhone to turn any book into an audio book, with a simple swipe using the handy Speak Screen feature. To enable Speak Screen, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech > Speak Screen and make sure it’s turned on. Then, scroll down a bit further to Voices, and choose which voice you’d like to use, whether it’s an English speaker, or another language. Unfortunately, there is no Ryan Reynolds. However, there is Daniel, and he has a lovely British accent (though still sounds a bit computer generated). Related: 2...

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How to disable press home to unlock on the iPhone. Because it’s driving us nuts, too.

Ever since downloading iOS 10, I have swiped-to-unlock my phone about 75 times. Talk about being a creature of habit. It has taken a bit to get used to “press home to unlock,” especially because now I seem to hold the home button too long and end up activating Siri with Touch ID at the same time. Argh! Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to bypass that extra press of the home button with a simple setting switch. If you’d prefer to just rest your finger on the home button to unlock your phone, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button. Then...

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Web Coolness: Instagram Stories tips, restaurants with no cell connection, and the best make-up tutorial we’ve seen

Here are some of our favorite tech links from around the web this week. We hope you enjoy them too.   Star Wars socks for back to school. So cool! 11 Instagram Stories tips you might not know. Cool tongue-in-cheek posters imagine quirky Olympic game ideas. 10 funny tweets that totally explain how kids relate to technology today. Smart light bulbs that might actually help you keep your home safer. A really great reason to stock up on printer ink: These awesome back to school printables! On this week’s Spawned podcast, a cool app we’ve loved, now with awesome...

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5 awesome llama iPhone cases. Because, llamas.

If you haven’t noticed, llamas are taking over as the cute animal du jour. First it was owls, then foxes, followed by hedgeghogs, and sloths. Though admittedly I’m still a little obsessed with sloths. Thanks, Zootopia. But finally, llamas are getting the attention they deserve. So here, 5 fun llama iPhone cases you need in your life. Related: The cutest sloth smart phone cases and gadget covers  A hipster llama case. Because llamas were people, wouldn’t they totally be hipsters? Duh. I just love a pun, and this Dalai Llama case has to be the best one when it comes to llamas. This neon...

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How to enable and schedule Night Shift on your iPad or iPhone

As someone who has a bad habit of laying in bed at night and checking her iPhone, the Night Shift feature in iOS 9.3 is a lifesaver. Or really, a sleep saver. Yes, those bright LCD screens aren’t great for helping you fall asleep. So, if you’re like me and like to check your iPhone before bed, here’s how to enable and schedule Night Shift on your iPad or iPhone. Related: 8 smart ways to use your iPhone Control Center to make life easier 1. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift 2. To manually turn on Night Shift,...

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5 waterproof cell phone cases for summer. Or parents. Because, kids.

I’m a big proponent of changing phone cases to match the season, so when summer rolls around, I always swap out my more stylish case for one that’s a little more utilitarian. With beach and pool visits a daily occurrence, that means a waterproof case. While you won’t necessarily get style points for these 5 waterproof cell phone cases, you will be the one with a dry phone that still works. Cool Mom Tech is an Amazon affiliate.  Related: 4 great waterproof Bluetooth speakers for summer LifeProof FRE LifeProof has always been my personal waterproof case go to. It’s durable and definitely waterproof (I...

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A simple trick to charge your iPhone 6 and 6S faster

If you want to charge your iPhone 6 or 6S faster, you don’t necessarily need a fancy cable or charging block. It’s as easy as grabbing your iPad Air charger and using that instead of the white block that you got included with your iPhone. Related: A portable charger for iPhone that’s as practical as it is pretty Actually, pretty much any 2.1A and 12W charger will work, getting you to about 90% in 2 hours, which is a lot faster than you might be getting now with your white block. Doesn’t that make you wonder why they’re still giving that little...

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In case of emergency: How to set up Medical ID on the iPhone

After seeing a helpful Facebook post going around reminding people to set the Emergency contact information on their iPhone, I realize that I hadn’t actually done it for myself. And, my older kids who have their own phones, haven’t done it either. By doing so, you can help authorities and medical workers quickly notify your friends and family in the case of an emergency even if your iPhone is locked. Also, it will show any other pertinent information that you might want those professionals to know, like allergies or special needs, for example. Thankfully, it’s really not that hard or time...

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