How to Set an Alarm on Your iPhone:

Thanks to updates in technology, you have the ability to do amazing things just using your phone. Did you know that you can set alarms straight from your iPhone? This means you no longer have to worry about carrying around an alarm clock wherever you go! You can set alarm for the perfect nap, to remember an assignment is due, or just to wake you up in the morning. Follow the steps below to learn how to set up an alarm!

Step #1: Open the “Clock” app on your iPhone.

Step #2: There will be five options displayed across the bottom of your screen. Tap “Alarm.”

Step #3: Tap the “+” button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

Step #4: Use the scrolling options to set the exact time you want.

Step #5: You can choose to repeat the alarm if you want, but it is not necessary.

Step #6: Tapping “Label” will allow you to name your alarm.

Step #7: Tapping “Sound” will give you a variety of noises to choose from.

Step #8: The snooze icon allows you to press the “Snooze” icon when your alarm goes off. You can turn this on or off.

Step #9: Tap “Save” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

Once you save your alarm, you will find it under the “Alarm” section of the application. You will notice a toggle icon to the right of your alarm and this is how you turn it on or off. When you tap the icon and see the color green, that means the alarm is on and will go off at the indicated time.

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Free Alternatives to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

While Microsoft Office is one of the most reliable operating systems you can find, you unfortunately have to pay to use any of their software. Some new laptops come with a free trial of Microsoft Office, but that will soon expire and leave you in need of a replacement.

Lucky for you, there are other options you can download and use for free. Each of the options listed below include tools for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.

LibreOffice:

LibreOffice is software that is completely maintained by a group of volunteers that work to improve stability and adding new features. Thanks to the community of volunteers, LibreOffice has a frequent update schedule. It’s also free for business and at-home users. It is compatible with all Microsoft document formats. In this program, you will find six tools: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. LibreOffice is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Google Docs:

If you are working as a team or you often switch between a Mac and a PC, then Google Docs is the way to go. Google Docs can easily run in any browser, and it is available as a mobile application for Apple and Android users. The best part about Google Docs is that is automatically syncs and saves your work. This prevents you from worrying about transfers and backups. Google Docs is easy to use and provides a simple layout for you to follow.

Microsoft Office Online:

Microsoft created free online applications in order to keep up with the free options provided by Google. If you are used to working on a PC, then this will be the most familiar to you. It easily allows you to share your projects through your Microsoft OneDrive account. All you have to do is log in using your Microsoft account and you are ready to go.

WPS Office Free:

WPS Office Free is a simpler version of the premium Microsoft Office, but you would barely notice. You have access to just as many features as the premium version. This free version allows you to save your work in the same way, so there’s no confusion. However, there is no database software, but you will have a free PDF reader that acts as a replacement for the built-in app. The only downfall of this option is that it is only available to users of Windows, Linux, and Android.

Open365:

If you choose to use Open365, you will get more than just a typical office suite. Open365 is a full cloud that pulls in a selection of open source software for you to use. It provides the best features from all the other free software options like Writer, Calc, and Impress from LibreOffice, with PHotoshop-esque from GIMP, and cloud storage from Seafile. Open365 has everything you need.

If you were worried about finding a free version of the Microsoft software, you no longer have to be! Each of the options listed above provides a free alternative based on what you need.

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How to Follow Your Favorite Places on Google Maps:

Have you ever wished there was an easier way to stay up to date on your favorite places? Lucky for you, Apple just released an update for Google Maps that does just that. Once you follow a certain place on the app, you will receive alerts about upcoming events. special offers, and more.

If there is a certain place you wish to get updates on, then the first thing you need to do is open the Google Maps app. After the app is open, search for the specific place in the search bar. After you’ve found the place, tap the “Follow” button.

In the app, you can follow as many places as you want. Google Maps now provides an easy way to receive updates about your favorite places.

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How to Create an Event in the Calendar App:

The Calendar app on your iPhone is truly wonderful. You have the ability to list your events that are taking place. With this feature, you no longer have to carry around a little calendar with you. The calendar app also gives you the ability to set alerts for events to remind you of when they are happening. Follow the steps below to create your own events in the app!

Step #1: Open the “Calendar” app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step #2: Select the date you want to add an even to.

Step #3: Tap the “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. This will bring up another screen that gives you multiple options to choose from.

Step #4: Set a title for the event. This is where you put “Doctor’s appointment” or “Lunch with Friends.”

Step #5: Under the “Title” section, there will be an option titles “Location.” You can choose to type in the location of where you need to be or you can leave it out.

Step #6: Tap the “Starts” option and scroll through times to select the correct start time for your event.

Step #7: Tap the “Ends” option and scroll through the times to select the correct end time for your event. This is not a necessary option if you are unsure of when your event will end.

Step #8: If this an event that will be repeating, you can tap the “Repeat” option. You will be given options to choose from. These options mean how often you want this specific event to repeat on your calendar.

Step #9: If you want to set up a reminder for the event, then tap “Alert.” You will be given time options to choose from. You can choose whichever time you want or you do not have to choose one at all.

Step #10: Tap “Add” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. Tapping this option will add the event to your calendar.

Now you can organize all of your events right onto your phone!

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How to Create an Album in the Photos App:

The Photos app on your Apple device is amazing, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the one photo you are looking for. Since all of your photos are stored in one album, you could be spending unnecessary time scrolling through old photos to find the exact one you are looking for. Surely there is an easier way to organize your photos! Thankfully, Apple already thought about this issue and fixed it for you.

With all Apple devices, you have the ability to create your own albums in the photos app. This gives you the ability to organize photos any way you want. If you want to learn how to create an album, follow the steps below!

Step #1: Open the “Photos” app

Step #2: At the bottom of your screen, there will be four options: “Photos”, “For You”, “Albums” and “Search.” Tap the “Album” option.

Step #3: Tap the “+” sign in the upper left-hand corner of your screen.

Step #4: Choose “New Album.”

Step #5: Type the name you want your album to be called and tap “Save.”

Step #6: After you have chosen a name, you will be given the opportunity to select all the photos you wish to store in that album. Tap on the photos you want in that album and then select “Done” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

You have successfully created an album! Now you can easily organize and store your photos exactly how you want them.

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Mint: The Ultimate Budgeting App

Do you want to stick to budgets better, but you have no idea where to start? If you are nervous about setting up your budgets, then Mint is exactly what you need. Since this is an app you can download, you have all your budgets with you wherever you go. It makes it that much easier to track your expenses. Whenever you are out and about, you can easily check to see if your purchase will be within your budget or not.

When you create a Mint account, you link your bank account information directly to the app. This allows the application to track your income and expenses. If you are worried about the safety of your information, you do not have to be. Mint participates in security scanning to help ensure the safety of your information. Another safety factor Mint has in place is multi-factor authentication. On the app you not only have your password, but you also have a unique 4-digit code that only allows you to access your account. If your phone uses facial recognition, then the app will also use that feature as a form of protection.

My favorite feature of the Mint app, is the ability to create budgets that I actually stick to. Within the app, I chose budgets I wished to create and track each month. Once I chose a topic, I created a dollar amount I wanted to stick to every month. After I finished creating my budgets, Mint automatically tracks the money I spend and places the amount in a specific category. This allows me to easily see where I have spent the majority of my money each month. With this app, you can easily choose the budgeting areas you wish to focus on. The app provides you with a huge list of categories to choose from. Mint also alerts you anytime you are over a specific budget for the month.

Mint also has the capability to track your bills. You can link the payments you need to make each month and set a time and date you want them to be paid. This will prevent you from ever experiencing another late fee. You can also set up bill reminders, alerts, low fund warnings, and unusual spending warnings.

If you wish to figure out what your credit score is, then Mint can tell you for free. Mint will tell you your credit report summary instantly. The app will also explain how your credit score is calculated and help you make improvements if needed. You can also sign up for alerts anytime TransUnion receives new information.

Mint is also the perfect app to help you invest in your future. You can set up multiple investment accounts like 401(k), mutual funds, brokerage accounts, and IRAs. Mint will even tell you your investment style and help you invest in the way that’s right for you.

If you want to start budgeting better this year, then Mint is the right app for you! It provides an easy layout that is helpful for learning how to budget better. It makes your experience fun and enjoyable. It’s all the features of a bank right on your phone!

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How to Use a Photo as the Wallpaper on Your iPhone:

Apple products come equipped with an amazing camera, so it makes sense that you would want to show off those stunning pictures. On any Apple product, you have the ability to customize the picture you set for your lock screen and home screen wallpaper. These provide the perfect place to show off your photography skills, but how do you set it up? Follow the steps below to choose the perfect photo!

Step #1: Open the “Photos” app on your Apple device.

Step #2: Choose the photo you wish to use as your wallpaper.

Step #3: Tap the “Share” icon in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. This will cause multiple options to pop up onto your screen.

Step #4: On the lowest column, swipe left until you see the option “Use as Wallpaper.” Tap the icon.

Step #5: Once you have tapped the icon, you will be given the opportunity to edit how you want the photo to appear as your wallpaper. You can zoom in or out to your liking.

Step #6: After you have placed the photo exactly how you want it, tap the “Set” button.

Step #7: You will be given three options, “Set Lock Screen”, “Set Home Screen”, or “Set Both”. You can choose whichever option you wish and it will automatically set the photo as your wallpaper.

Now you know exactly how to show off your photography skills! Which photo will you choose first?

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How to add photos to your contacts:

One of the best features of smartphones is the ability to see a picture of the person who is calling you when your phone is ringing. Whenever I see the picture pop up on my phone, it makes me smile. It reminds me of that exact moment when our picture was taken. Lucky for you, there is an easy way to add a photo to any contact. Follow the steps below!

Step #1: Open the “Contacts” app on your phone

Step #2: Find the contact you wish to edit.

Step #3: Tap the “Edit” button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

Step #4: Choose the circle icon in the upper left-hand corner of your screen.

Step #5: A pop-up window will display with the options “Take photo” or “Choose photo.” If you want to take a photo then choose that option, but if you want to choose a photo from your camera roll then tap “Choose photo.”

Step #6: After you have chosen the picture you want to use, you will have the ability to edit the photo.

Step #7: Once you are done editing, tap “Done.”

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Use Google Photos to free up space on your phone:

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Have you gone to take a photo or video and then received a message from your phone telling you that you don’t have enough storage? Whenever this message pops up, it means that you no longer have enough storage on your phone to take a photo or video. This usually means you would need to delete some photos or videos to clear up more space, but what if the photos are extremely important to you?

If you love to capture certain moments using your phone, then you must download Google Photos. It’s free to use and it provides unlimited photo storage in the cloud. You can easily sync your phone to Google Photos, allowing you to clear up space on your phone. Follow the steps below to learn how to sync your photos!

Android Devices:

Step #1: Download the Google Photos app and sign in

Step #2: Open the Google Photos app and go to “Settings”

Step #3: Tap “Back up and Sync” and turn on this setting. This will allow you to back up photos from your camera roll.

Apple Devices:

Step #1: Download the Google Photos app and sign in.

Step #2: Open the app and go to your “Settings”

Step #3: Tap “Back up and Sync” and turn on this setting.

Once you start backing up your photos onto the app, you can delete them from your camera roll without the fear of them disappearing. You can easily access the Google Photos app anytime you wish to look at a certain photo or video.

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Save Articles for Later on Microsoft News

How many times have you been interested in reading a news story, but didn’t have time at that specific moment? This can be frustrating because you may not remember what article you wished to read at the time.

Microsoft News has just solved your problem! They released a small, but efficient feature this week. You now have the ability to save articles to read later. This will allow you to easily pull up any article you did not have time to read at the time.

If you find an article you wish to save for later then all you have to do is tap the ellipses icon next to the story and tap “Save.” When you are ready to view your saved stories then head on over to the settings portion of the app.

Grab the Microsoft News app in the App Store!

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How to Share Podcast Episodes:

Have you ever finished a podcast and wished there was a way you could send it to a friend? Well lucky you because there is a way! You can share specific episodes straight from the Podcasts app.

How to Share a Podcast in Your Library:

#1. Open the Podcasts app

#2. Tap on “Library”

#3. Select the Podcast you want to share

#4. Tap the purple “…” button

#5. Tap “Share”

How to Share a Specific Podcast Episode:

#1. Open the Podcasts app

#2. Open your “Library”

#3. Find the Podcast you wish to share an episode from

#4. Tap the specific episode you want to share so it starts playing

#5. Open the “Now Playing” screen

#6. Tap the button “…” in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen

#7. Select “Share Episode” to choose how to share the episode

Now you can successfully share any Podcast episode with anybody!

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How to Download and View Amazon Prime Movies:

When you pay for a subscription to Amazon Prime, you instantly gain access to a wide variety of movies and TV shows. You can easily stream your favorites through your laptop or smartphone. Another amazing feature of Amazon Prime that you gain is the ability to download and watch movies when you have a poor internet connection. If you need to download that movie or TV show for your road trip then here’s how:

Step #1: Make sure you have an Amazon Prime account

To gain access to these movies and TV shows, you need an Amazon Prime account. This is a subscription you must pay for either monthly or for the full year. Once you have your account, you need to download the Prime Video app on your device and log in.

Step #2: Choose a video/TV show

This step is definitely the most fun because you get to choose what you wish to watch. Before choosing what you want to download, you need to realize that not all videos are available for the offline streaming option. Choose the movie or TV show you want to download and open the video details. Once you have made your decision, tap the “Download” button.

Step #3: Choose where to save the video

If you are downloading your video onto an Android device, then you will be asked if you wish to save the video to the SD card in your phone or not. This gives you the option to use the storage on the SD card or the storage on your phone.

Step #4: Choose the video quality

After you have saved the video, you will be asked to choose the video quality for your download. You will be presented with four options to choose from. Unfortunately, the higher the quality of the video, the more storage it will take up.

Step #5: Find your downloads

You have downloaded all the movies you want, but how do you find them? Luckily, there’s a “Downloads” pane you can find in the upper-left hand corner on Android devices and in the bottom of the menu for iOS devices. Once you have found your “Downloads” pane, you can browse, watch, or delete any content.

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What is FaceTime and how does it work?

Have you ever seen the FaceTime application on your Apple device and wondered what it was? If you have an iPhone or Apple computer, you have probably noticed the green application with a white video camera in the middle. Once you have figured out how to worth this application, then it will be your favorite.

This application allows you to connect with other family and friends that also have Apple products. When you access this app, you connect with family by video chatting with them. You will not only be able to hear their voice, but you will also be able to see their face while you are talking. If you have ever used the Skype application, then this is exactly the same, but specifically for Apple products.

If you wish to FaceTime with family or friends, then follow the steps below!

Step #1: Open the FaceTime application

Step #2: Tap the “+” sign in the upper right hand corner of your screen.

Step #3: Type in the name of the name of the person you wish to call. However, the person you wish to call MUST be listed in your contacts.

Step #4: Once you type in the name of the person you wish to call, two options will appear at the bottom of your screen: “Audio” and “Video.”

Step 5: Choose “Video” if you wish to video chat them or tap “Audio” if you wish to only hear their voice.

Once you have chosen an option, you will be sending a call to the other person. The person you are trying to reach can either choose to accept your FaceTime call or they can ignore it.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Apple Watch Series 4:

“Fundamentally redesigned and re-engineered to help you stay even more active, healthy, and connected,” is how Apple describes their all new Apple Watch. If Apple made every aspect of their Watch better, then this will be the best one yet. If you have been debating the purchase of an Apple Watch, then this is a need for you.

This all new Apple Watch set the standard for smartwatches across all categories. You will have access to the largest Apple Watch display yet. The best part about the bigger screen is that it does not compromise the battery life. Apple stated that this new screen is over 30% larger than the previous model. Curved corners were also introduced on this model. This new design makes the appearance even more pleasing. The imagery and touch surface extend to the edges of the screen. Since the screen is larger, Apple redesigned their interface to provide you with even more detail. You will have the ability to accommodate up to eight complications.

Apple even re-invented their heart sensor to make it more accurate. They incorporated a new electrical heart sensor that allows you to generate an electrocardiogram at any time and share it with your doctor. With this new heart sensor, the watch will track your heart rate and alert you of any abnormalities. All of your health information can still be found in the Health App.

This new Apple Watch can also detect when you have fallen thanks to an all new accelerometer and gyroscope. If you were seriously injured from your fall, the watch allows you to make an emergency service call. If your fall caused you to be unresponsive for longer than 60 seconds, then the Apple Watch will automatically make that call and your location will be shared. The best part about this feature, is its ability to share your emergency information without your phone near you.

The Apple Watch Series 4 can help you get into the best shape of your life. With the Workout app, you can set individual goals, measure your calorie burn, and track your overall progress. If you are a runner, then you will love this watch. New alerts notify you if you are ahead of your pace or behind. You can also control your music or podcasts straight from your watch.

If you love competitions, then you will love this watch even more. You now have the ability to invite a friend to a seven-day contest. You will earn points based on the percentage of your daily Activity rings you close. Throughout the competition, you will be notified if you are ahead of or behind your competitor. To give you more motivation to win, you will receive a trophy for each victory you achieve.

If you weren’t in love with the Apple Watch Series 4 before reading this, then I bet you are now! The features listed above are just the high points of the new watch and there are even more features than that. It’s only a matter of time before you grab one for yourself!

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All New Voice Assistant for Pandora App:

It was only a matter of time before Pandora released its voice assistant feature. It’s like a Siri feature specifically for the Pandora app for iOS and Android users.

To activate this new feature, all you have to do is turn on “voice mode” in the settings of the application. Once it is activated, you simply have to say “Hey Pandora” to get it’s attention. Like Siri, you can ask Pandora to play certain music, podcasts, or radio stations that are connected to the app.

The most unique aspect of this feature is it’s ability to search things specific for you. The voice assistant will recall your listening habits to help you discover new music, podcasts, or radio stations. This means that the search results for each user will be completely different.

You no longer have to wait for this feature because it was released earlier this month! Luckily it is available for the free and Premium versions of the app.

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The 5 best Ways to Take Notes Using Your iPhone:

Have you ever been a situation where you wanted to take notes, but didn’t have a pen and paper with you? This happens all too often, but luckily there’s an easy fix. All you have to do is whip out your iPhone and you are ready to go. Listed below are the top 5 ways you can use your phone to take notes!

Option 1: Instant Notes from Anywhere

Instant Notes is actually a feature of Apple Notes that’s completely hidden in your phone. It may be hard to find, but once you set it up, you will find a Notes button in your Control Center. You will then be able to simply tap on the icon to start taking notes. Follow the steps below to set it up!

Step 1: Open your “Settings” app and find “Control Center.”

Step 2: Once you are in the Control Center settings, tap “Customize Controls.” There will be a list for you so you need to choose the “Notes” option. Click the green “Plus” button next to it.

Option 2: Drafts 5

Drafts 5 allows you to jot down whatever is going through your mind at the time. It’s an easy app to download and start using. Follow the steps below to set up this app!

Step 1: Download Drafts 5 from the app store.

Step 2: Access your widget page and scroll to the bottom.

Step 3: Choose “Edit” and then hit the green “Plus” button next to “Drafts.”

Step 4: Tap “Done” to finish.

You can tap on the “Plus” icon anytime you wish to start a new note. You can even record your notes by talking when you select the “Microphone” button.

Option 3: Cheatsheet Widget

Cheatsheet is designed to help you jot down little bits of information such as phone numbers, confirmation codes, or flight numbers. This is an easy way to write out information that won’t take up space on your normal notes app. If this is something that sounds perfect for you, then you need to start by downloading the widget from the app store. Once it’s downloaded then you must enable the widget and then you can tap the “Plus” button on your phone anytime you wish to add a new note.

Option 4: Take Notes Using Siri

This is probably the quickest way you can take notes. If you enjoy talking to Siri, then this is the app for you. You can simply ask Siri to create a new note or add information to an existing one. Since Siri is context-aware, you don’t have to mention the word “Notes” each time you speak to her.

Option 5: Siri Shortcuts

If you don’t know what a Siri shortcut then allow me to explain. It is a shortcut that you create so Siri opens any note in the Notes app. Give it a specific phrase and next time you say it, Siri will open the note instantly. If this is what you need, then you first need to open the “Settings” app and go to “Siri&Search.” Then you go to “All Shortcuts” and find the “Notes” section.

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How to Block Emails on Your iPhone:

How many of you receive spam emails over your iPhone? It seems like they are increasing in number everyday. Just like with any scammer, these emails become very annoying. You didn’t even sign up for them in the first place, so why would you want to receive them? Unfortunately, blocking an email address on your Apple device isn’t as easy as it should be.

When it comes to receiving unwanted emails on the different email apps you are a part of, it can be confusing on how to block those specific emails. The easiest way to block a certain email address is to log into your account using a desktop computer because this allows you to access all of the features. However, you can follow the steps below to block an email straight from your phone.

How to Block Gmail Messages:

  1. Download the Gmail app from the App store. Once you have it downloaded, open the app and log in.
  2. Find an email from an address you wish to block and tap it.
  3. Tap the three dots at the top right-hand corner of the message.
  4. Choose “Block (sender)” from the dropdown box.

How to Block Emails Using Safari:

You can also block a certain email address by logging in to your mail provider’s website and requesting the desktop site. Once you have done that, then you can follow the instructions listed below.

iCloud: Tap “Settings” and then choose “Rules.” Tap “Add a Rule” and then create a new “If a message is from” rule for the email address you wish to block. Tap “Move to Trash and Mark as Read.”

Yahoo! Mail: Tap “Settings” and then choose “More Settings.” Tap “Security and Privacy.” Choose “Blocked addresses” and choose “+Add.”

The easiest way to block an email using your Apple device is to download the specific app dedicated to your provider. This will provide the least amount of steps to block any email you wish.

How to take photos when you are recording video on your phone

Have you ever wished you could capture a single moment when you are recording something on your phone? You could achieve this through a complicated way of playing a video you have already recorded and pausing at just the right moment to screen shot what you wish to capture. However, what if you wanted to capture a spur of the moment shot when recording? Thankfully, there is an iOS feature that allows you to do just that.

Step #1: Open the “Camera” app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step #2: Tap the “record” button. Once you start recording, you will see the normal camera button appear next to the record/stop button.

Step #3: Tap the camera button anytime to take a photo. The video will continue to record, but you will have a still shot photo of that instance.

Once you have finished your recording, you will find any photos you took saved to your camera roll in your Photos app. You may experience some blurriness in the pictures you took during your video due to any movement of the objects.

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How to find podcasts:

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular each day. They provide an excellent source of entertainment while you clean the house, drive a long commute, or hit the gym. Podcasts are great because you can listen to them no matter what you are doing. You can either download a podcast app or you can use Apple’s Podcast app. If you are overwhelmed with how to find a podcast, don’t worry because I am going to show you!

How to Find a Podcast:

Step 1: Open the Podcasts app

Step 2: Tap the “Browse” button in the toolbar at the bottom of your screen.

Step 3: You can browse through the “Featured” section or you can pick from “Top Charts”, “All Categories”, or “Featured Providers.”

Step 4: Once you find a podcast that interests you, tap on “Podcast Art” to view the details about the show and view the most recent episodes.

How to Subscribe to a Podcast:

Once you find a podcast that piques your interest, you will want to be notified anytime the author of the podcast releases a new episode. This is exactly what a subscription does for you! When you subscribe to a particular podcast, you will be notified immediately when a new episode is released.

Step 1: Locate the “Subscribe” button on a podcast that interests you. It will be next to the podcast art and below the name of the show.

Step 2: Tap the “Subscribe” button.

Now that you are familiar with Apple’s Podcast app, you can easily discover and subscribe to the podcast that is perfect for you. A new world of podcasts awaits!

Written by: Megan Williams

Social Media 4 Seniors phone number: (865)437-6556

Social Media 4 Seniors email: jdancu@socialmedia4seniors.net

Social Media 4 Seniors website: www.socialmedia4seniors.net

Everything you need to know about live photos on your iPhone or iPad

Live photos are the closest thing a photo can get to being a video. These provide cool motion to normally still photographs. Even though you take a still photograph, 1.5 seconds of the picture will be in motion. If you are unfamiliar with live photos, keep reading to find out more!

How to take a live photo:

  1. Open the Camera app
  2. Tap the Live Photo button (looks like a set of diffusing rings at the top of your screen). If it is yellow, then that means it is on.
  3. Tap the Shutter button to take a photo

How to set a live photo as your wallpaper:

  1. Open the Photos app
  2. Find the live photo you wish to use
  3. Tap the “Share” button
  4. Tap “Use as wallpaper”
  5. Tap “Live Photo” that is displayed on the lower right-hand side of your screen.
  6. Tap “Set”
  7. Choose “Set Lock Screen, Set Home Screen, or Set Both”

How to get a still shot from a Live Photo:

  1. Open the Photos app
  2. Choose the Live Photo you want
  3. Tap the “Share” button in the bottom left-hand corner of you screen
  4. Tap “Duplicate”
  5. Tap “Duplicate as Still Photo”

Written by: Megan Williams

Social Media 4 Seniors phone number: (865)437-6556

Social Media 4 Seniors email: jdancu@socialmedia4seniors.net

Social Media 4 Seniors website: www.socialmedia4seniors.net