iPhones and Hurricanes

I’ve written several times about how our iPhones have become an indispensable part of our lives. When emergencies and natural disasters are looming, they become even more important as a way to get information, stay in touch with loved-ones, and even summon help if needed.

I have many family members that live in Florida and I’m worried about them as hurricane Dorian approaches. Here are some tips that will hopefully help them, and others, get the most out of their iPhones during the storm.

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Reader View in Safari

I’ve written previously that I do a lot of reading on my iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately, reading a web page is not always a great experience. Many web pages are filled with things not related to what I’m trying to read: ads, links to other sites, comments, social media, and more. Safari has a great way to focus on just the main content: Reader View.

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Camera Tips

The iPhone does an amazing job taking great photos. It sets the focus and exposure, detects faces, adjusts color and white balance, and much more, all automatically. Most of the time, you simply point and shoot and get an awesome photo. Sometimes, however, you may need to take more control.

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Phone Call Tips

Our iPhones can do so many wonderful things that it’s sometimes easy to forget they are also telephones. And while making phone calls may seem old school, there are many times when speaking to someone is the best way to communicate. With that in mind, here are a few tips to make using the phone easier.

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Keeping Messages In Sync

We all use text messaging to stay in touch with friends and family, and also to interact with many businesses. If you have more than one Apple device, it’s a great convenience to be able to send and receive messages on all of them, but keeping your message list synchronized across your devices can be a challenge. There are a few settings that will ensure that everything stays in sync automatically.

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