How to Set up Find My iPhone + The 10 Best HomeKit Lights, Locks, Thermostats, and More


Read this before upgrading your iPhone

Do you like having the most up to date iPhone without spending upwards of $1000 each year? Do you want security that if you ever lose your iPhone or it gets stolen that you can get a replacement without having to buy a new phone? If you haven’t heard, Apple has an iPhone upgrade program where you can trade in your iPhone after a year and upgrade to the newest phone without ever paying full price for the previous phone. This program automatically has AppleCare+ Protection built into the price you pay each month and you can now choose AppleCare + Theft and Loss. If you choose the AppleCare + Theft and Loss option just make sure that you always have Find my iPhone turned on. This is a requirement from Apple if you need to go to the store for a new iPhone in the case of theft or loss. Check out this article from Gadget Hacks that will walk you through how to set up Find my iPhone to ensure it is always turned on.


101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet

Have you ever tried returning to a website that you saved and it no longer existed?  Or wished you could track your flight status at airports worldwide?  Or how about a way to play ambient noises to help you focus better and boost productivity?  Well here is a site with 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet. Although I have not been able to open all of the links, there are some pretty good options in there to check out!


How to Customize the Today Screen on macOS

Did you know there’s a special way ‘Today’ is viewed on your Mac? It’s a handy little sidebar that can show up on the right side of the screen so you can see what’s going on in your schedule, the weather and all kinds of little things. Check out The Sweet Setup for step by step instructions on how to make what you have going on today in a view that works best for you!


The 10 best HomeKit lights, locks, thermostats, and more

Ever wish your door would unlock as you’re walking up to the house? Wish the heat would turn down at night and up automatically in the morning? Wouldn’t it be neat to have your lights be bright white in the daytime but warm and mellow at night? Home automation is your new best friend.

All of your iOS devices have an app called Home. If you deleted it, just search the App Store for Home and it will pop back up.  This is the app that you open to control any smart devices that are HomeKit compatible.

If you happen to buy something that doesn’t work in HomeKit, then you’ll have to control it from another app. That’s why people some people only want to buy apps that are compatible with HomeKit, Google, Alexa or whoever. It’s about having everything in one place.

If you buy a smart lock that’s compatible with HomeKit, the Home app is where you control it! If you’re new to the home automation scene we found a list of the 10 best HomeKit lights, locks, thermostats, and more. Enjoy!


How to Shoot on iPhone

We all probably have used our iPhones for taking snapshots quickly and hope that most of them don’t come out blurry. If you would like to explore a little bit more with taking amazing photos with your iPhone, Apple has released several video tutorials on how we can shoot better photos and videos! Check them out here.

Water in your iPhone’s speaker? This Shortcut can help get it out

Have you ever used the water eject option on your Apple Watch?  Well now there is a shortcut you can use to do something similar for your iPhone in that oops situation where your phone gets submerged in water.  Check out the article here on how you can download the Water Eject Shortcut.