Tips and tricks: Wording and Siri commands

Welcome to another installment of Tips and Tricks, the series that aims to teach you something new about your Apple stuff. This time, we'll be taking a look at Siri and how changing one or two words in your query can produce completely different results.…

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iMessage 101: Group messaging

iMessage, the new free messaging service introduced in iOS 5, is easy to set up, but group messaging can be a bit harder to work out straight away. There are a couple of limitations to know about, but generally, group messages work really well with iMessage.…

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Quick tip: Update Twitter and Facebook using Siri

Normally, if you ask Siri to tweet for you, it'll say it can't help with Twitter. If you ask about Facebook, you'll get even less of a response. However, using both these social networks' SMS features, you can get Siri to update Twitter and Facebook indirectly.…

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iOS 5: Notifications and Notification Center

iOS 5 is the biggest update yet to Apple's mobile operating system. Along with over 100 other features, it brings Notification Center, an improved way to manage push notifications on your iPhone or iPad. Read on to learn how to get started using Notification Center.…

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Twitter can’t keep a straight face about Siri

As soon as Apple announced the new Siri feature in the iPhone 4S, Twitter went crazy with people making jokes about the new personal assistant feature. A simple search for Siri on Twitter will show up an almost endless list of tweets. We've picked out a few of our favourite gags below.…

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Get more from the OS X menu bar

The menu bar in OS X doesn't just contain the menus for the application you're currently using; it can also hold all sorts of helpful extras that can be accessed from any application with just one click, and make using OS X a little easier.…

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