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Tip: have iPhone’s LED flash light up when pinging it from your Apple Watch

Published on April 12, 2016 by in Apple, Tips

Owners of the Apple Watch can easily find their misplaced iPhone by tapping a dedicated icon on the Settings glance, which will cause the connected iPhone to emit a high pitched sound. I’ve been using this trick since the Apple Watch came out to locate my iPhone, which shows an unnerving tendency to disappear under a pile […]

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How to control your Smartthings hub with Siri using your Mac

AppleSiri1TNW-1200x651If you have a home automation system such as Smartthings and want to be able to use Siri to control your home devices (open doors, turn on lights, etc). You need to install an open source software called “Homebridge”.

If you own a Mac these are the instructions (using terminal):

1- Install Homebrew:

$ xcode-select –install
$ ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)”
$ brew doctor

2- Install NPM (Node Package Manager)

command line: $ brew install node
or download it from here: https://nodejs.org/en/

3- Install homebridge:

$ sudo npm install homebridge
if you get an error change the /usr/local/lib/node_modules directory permissions to 777 (temporarily)

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How to find and remove ‘Other’ files from iPhone and iPad

650x300xiphone-storage-almost-full.png.pagespeed.gp+jp+jw+pj+js+rj+rp+rw+ri+cp+md.ic.Eb_9yVvP_NThe ‘Other’ category in iPhone and iPad’s storage doesn’t have to take up so much space. The “Other” category on your iPhone and iPad is basically where all of your caches, settings preferences, saved messages, voice memos, and… well, other data is stored. There is no simple way to identify and remove data in the Other storage category. With a bit of patience, you can reduce the amount of space it takes up on your iPhone or iPad. Follow the steps below to get started. How to check your iPhone or iPad’s storage space You can quickly see what apps are taking up space on your iPhone or iPad by checking out the Usage folder in the Settings app. Open the Settings app. Tap General. Tap Storage & iCloud Usage. Tap Manage Storage. You will see, listed by size, what apps you have on your iPhone or iPad. The larger apps may be the culprit for storing a lot of Other data. How to check your iPhone or iPad’s storage space using iTunes When connected to iTunes, you can see a graph …

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