Many people don’t realize that you can use dictation to write a letter on your Mac computer. To configure this, go to System Preferences, Accessibility and click on Keyboard. Click on Dictation, and on Shortcut, you can choose which keys you want to press to activate Dictation.
Pressing Ctrl and Delete will remove the forward letter in a word.
In a few days, iOS 15 will be ready to download to your iPhone. So with 400 new features, I’ll only be talking about the best that most people will use.
Everyone has heard of cookies. This is basically a feature that will secretly monitor what you are doing while surfing the internet. This means that in the background, they monitor what interests you and send that information to businesses. Let’s say you are on a site looking for hangers. This site will send your email address to other businesses, like closet hangers, clothes racks, and shelving sites. All of a sudden you get emails from these companies trying to sell you their products.
Well. I have the best solution to stop most of this. In iOS 15 is a feature called “Block tracking pixels”. These pixels, if you don’t know, are hidden in emails and allow marketers to discern when an email has been opened and for how long. If you want to prevent senders from taking advantage of tracking pixels, there is a simple solution. Go to Settings> Mail> Privacy protection. From there, activate the ““Protect email activity” switch.
Apple Maps can now show you arrival and departure times.
With iOS 15, you can now copy and paste text from photos. It’s called Live Text, and it can even take a photo of a handwritten note and transcribe it for you. Even cooler, iOS 15 can discern text in other languages and translate it for you. But the best thing yet is that iOS 15 will allow users to locate a lost or stolen iPhone, even if it has been erased. It is now possible to add widgets anywhere on your home screen, remove apps, and only show them in the app library.
For the iOS 15 iPad, Apple has also made it easier to use the split screen and swipe functions. Now every time you open an app you will see three dots at the top of the screen where you can choose whether you want more apps to run at the same time or not.
FaceTime looks more square but adds a new Portrait mode to blur your background during a call. People can join your conversation from the web or Android with a FaceTime link.
If you are using AirPods, the choice of voice isolation mode is revolutionary. You can do the dishes or be around someone who is speaking loudly, but the person on the other side of the call will hear nothing but your voice.
The weather app has a notification when rain, snow, hail or sleet is about to start or stop.
For iMessage, there is a new Memoji personalization with clothes, more colors, implants, oxygen tubes and soft helmets. When you send a bunch of photos to iMessage, they look more compact with a collage that you can browse.
Apple Maps has amazing new maps for some cities. San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and London have unprecedented detail for elevation, roads, trees, buildings, landmarks, and more.
With Live Text, you can open a picture or your camera, search for text and make a call, send an email, or search for directions just by tapping the highlighted text on a photo. Plus, Siri can finally do a lot of things without an internet connection.
Send your computer questions to [email protected]