Reference

What is and how to use X-Ray on Kindle Paperwhite

If you’re brand new to the world of Kindle, then you might be wondering what this X-Ray feature you see is and how to use it.

With X-Ray enabled books, you can get more information on what you’re reading. It’s an overall reference that you can use to keep up with characters, terms, and even images. Here, we’ll show you how to use X-Ray for books on your Kindle Paperwhite.

The best free reference apps for your iPhone and iPad

Dictionary.com Word of the Day on iPhone

If there’s a handy spot to have references at your fingertips, it’s your iPhone or iPad. Physical books still hold a place in many people’s hearts but no one walks around with dictionaries, encyclopedias, and phone books nowadays.

So if you’re in the market for good references for school or work, you’ll like this list of the best free reference apps for iPhone and iPad.

Use bookmarks in Apple Pages for jumping to spots in your documents

Pages Bookmark List on Mac

While we normally think of "bookmarks" as webpages we save in our browser, they have a slightly different meaning in Apple Pages.

With bookmarks in Pages, you can create reference points within your document. Then you simply click or tap the bookmark and you’ll be taken directly to that spot.

If this Pages feature is new to you, but also sounds useful, here’s how to create and use bookmarks in Pages.

How to create and customize footnotes and endnotes in Pages

Pages Insert Footnote or Endnote Mac

If you use Pages to create documents on your Mac or iOS device, then one thing you might want to know more about is working with footnotes and endnotes.

These handy areas let you easily add citations to the words in your document. So they not only save space in your creation, but provide a specific areas for references that don’t distract from your words. Your audience can simply jump to the footnote or endnote if they would like more information.

If you haven’t used the footnote or endnote areas of Pages before, this tutorial walks you through how to take advantage of them.

How to use the Mac Look Up reference tool for quick details

Open Mac Look Up tool Maps

Your Mac comes with a handy, built-in Look Up feature that lets you get information on just about anything. Whether it’s a simple word definition or a game on the App Store, with a click you can get what you need.

While this tool is convenient, it’s one of those things you may not think about using. We’ll show you how to access and give you tips for using the Mac Look Up reference tool.

Night Sky Pro delivers a seriously in-depth stargazing experience

I live in a metropolitan area where I’m lucky if I can look up at night and see the stars. It’s just too bright and the air is too congested. Stargazing apps have made it possible for me to actually see deep into the night sky without having to head for the hills.

iCandi Apps, the makers of The Night Sky and The Night Sky 2 have just launched their third in the stargazing series. Night Sky Pro is thick with lots of new features on top of the plethora of features already available on the previous two apps.

The best dictionary apps

Natural wordsmith or student of the language, having a comprehensive dictionary to fall back on can be indispensable.

Granted, future generations might frown upon us for striving to become our most eloquent selves (all the while publishing Emoji to English dictionaries), however in the interim, why not uphold the tradition of cultivating our language?

In this spirit, we have once again rifled through the App Store to showcase the best dictionary apps for iPhone and iPad available as of September 2017. 

Explore the English language with Terminology 3

When you write a lot, you find yourself looking for new words and better ways to express yourself. I regularly check out dictionaries and thesauruses to try to expand my vocabulary. There are a lot of words in the English language and a lot ways to define some of them.

Terminology 3 is a browser for the English language that gives you the ability to define terms, research phrases, and increase your knowledge of words. Before you know it, you’ll be talking like a scholar…