How to Turn on Grammar Check on Your iPhone

Using Auto-Correction to improve grammar can be a two-edged sword. Sometimes the bot’s idea of what you’re trying to say is funny at best and infuriating at worst. But there’s no denying that it can help prevent some embarrassing errors. You might as well look smart while using your smartphone…. How to Turn On (orContinue reading “How to Turn on Grammar Check on Your iPhone”

Never Say Buy (more Storage)

You’re on your iPhone trying to send a photo or download a new podcast and you get the dreaded surprise that the action cannot be taken as you’ve run out of storage. Oops. It just happened to me this week. It seems to always happen when you’re in the middle of something important. Have noContinue reading “Never Say Buy (more Storage)”

Using Google Maps to Track Friends

Does that sound ominous or nefarious? We’re not talking about surveillance but rather using technology for good. In this case sharing your location with a friend so that you can more efficiently meet up or so that they can confirm you’re safely enroute home when you’re traveling alone. If you want to track someone orContinue reading “Using Google Maps to Track Friends”

Control and Convenience

Most of us tend to want a couple things from their technology – convenience of doing things easier and faster and a sense of being in control of the tech rather than feeling confused by it. To that end, there have been 3 topics readers have found most valuable here. How to maximize their smartphone’sContinue reading “Control and Convenience”

Your Smartphone Tests TV Remote Batteries!

If you’ve ever found your TV remote not working even after replacing the batteries, you can check if the issue is with the remote itself by using your smartphone. Here’s how…. Open your camera and tap the icon to bring up the front-facing lens, shown below highlighted in yellow. Now point your TV remote directlyContinue reading “Your Smartphone Tests TV Remote Batteries!”

Never Say “Die” (to your Old Smartphone)

With these further tricks to help your old phone run faster, you’ll not be so quick to get rid of it just yet. If you’ve missed the prior top tips (and you really should start with those, you can find them in Parts 1 and 2 here and here, respectively. Turn on Chrome‚Äôs Lite mode.Continue reading “Never Say “Die” (to your Old Smartphone)”

Don’t Give Up on Your Old Smartphone Until You’ve Tried These Easy Tricks

If your Android or iPhone are older and have become sluggish or properly creaky, follow our top tips to speed things up. The top 3 tricks can be found in our prior post here. Below you’ll find additional simple fixes that may, well, fix the slow reaction. Close background apps. Even though smartphones’ operating systemContinue reading “Don’t Give Up on Your Old Smartphone Until You’ve Tried These Easy Tricks”

Ready to Retire Your Old Smartphone? Think Again.

Do you find your iPhone or Android has become sluggish or downright slow? Before your resign it to the scrap heap (or a reseller for less than the sum of its parts), consider trying these top 3 tricks to give it more pep. Update your operating system regularly. Why is this important? Besides ensuring you’reContinue reading “Ready to Retire Your Old Smartphone? Think Again.”

Lots and Lots of Texts

Are you someone who sends one long text vs multiple shorter ones in a row? I thought so. Have you ever noticed it seems that friends and family who are under 30 seem instead to send a barrage of short texts of one sentence or sometimes one word each? As your phone pings 4, 5Continue reading “Lots and Lots of Texts”