You’ve probably seen the stories about how kids have pranked their parents using the Text Replacement feature on the iPhone. You know, they set it so that when their parents text the word “No,” it gets replaced with the word “Yes.” Oh kids these days. As it turns out, this handy feature is so smart for parents, because it can actually help you text more quickly when you need to send a reply and you’re juggling 400 other things. Sound familiar? Related: 3 iPhone tricks for when you’re too busy to take that call Here’s how to set up...Read More
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I’ve been in the mood for a new iPhone case, which is how I discovered these fun geode cases at Society 6. While they’re not real geodes (I know, stating the obvious here), they really do look like the real thing. Such a bright, colorful way to keep your iPhone safe, all summer long, and right now, they’re 20% off plus free shipping. Whoo! Here are just a few of my favorites from the artist TheQuarry. You can also search around the site for other geode cases from other designers. Related: Over 30 of the coolest iPhone cases for every...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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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...Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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