There are a lot of features in iOS 15, such as Shared With You, that will improve your iMessage experience. Shared with You makes it easier for you to find web links, songs, photos, and more shared by your contacts via iMessage.
Have you ever accidentally dropped your iPhone in water and wondered how to get rid of the water from inside the speaker? As it turns out, there's a simple way to eject water from the iPhone speakers. You can either use a Siri Shortcut, or you can try out an app, or even a website. Even if your iPhone comes with an IP rating, it doesn't mean water can't get stuck in places.
You can easily set up your HomePod on a personal or home Wi-Fi network, but using the Apple smart speaker in places with Wi-Fi networks that are protected with usernames and passwords can be challenging. In this video tutorial, we'll show you how to connect your HomePod to wireless networks that require a username and password or other security methods, such as Wi-Fi typically found in universities, offices, hotels and more.
Should you stumble upon someone's lost item with an AirTag attached, tap the AirTag to your iPhone to read the underlying NFC tag and reveal the owner's contact information.
Slack, the popular communications platform, offers several features that make it a great tool for work. Did you know that you can schedule a message in Slack so as to not disturb your colleague at odd hours. You can use the tool to send messages that deliver before a meeting or an important event. The feature is available on desktop as well as the Slack iOS app.
Apple Maps has received several new features and improvements in iOS 15. One of the new features brings augmented reality walking directions in certain large cities. The feature uses the rear camera on your iPhone to augment directions on to the real world. With AR walking directions, you don't have to look down on your phone to see where you're going.
With the release of macOS 12 Monterey, Apple has finally brought system-wide translation to the Mac. You can try out the feature if you've installed the latest macOS 12 Public beta. However, the translation is still not system-wide as Apple stated. The feature works in some apps, and can be glitchy at times. Not to worry though, as all these limitations and kinks should be ironed out in the final release.
Adding an extra monitor to your Mac can be highly beneficial as it can improve your productivity, and make multi-tasking easier. The second monitor adds more screen real estate, and is normally used in landscape orientation. However, using a monitor vertically or in portrait orientation, can also improve your productivity and is more suited to some users.
Apple introduced Live Text in iOS 15, and while it works best on the iPhone, you can also use it on macOS 12 Monterey. Live text allows you to extract text from photos and can translate text using the camera on the iPhone or iPad. It's similar to Google Lens, but is a system-wide feature on iOS 15, and iPadOS 15. It can recognize text from signboards, menus, books, and more. If you're an Apple user, you might end up using Live Text a lot more than you think as it can be quite useful.
The new FaceTime portrait video feature in iOS 15 isn't actually exclusive to FaceTime—it can also be used to create a blur in video calls conducted via other apps, like Zoom and Snapchat.
The Apple Books app is an excellent way to catch up on some reading, especially if you own an iPad. There are plenty of e-books available on Apple Books, but you cannot donate or pass on a book to someone after you're done reading it. You'd have to pass on the iPad, which isn't very ideal. Luckily, Apple allows you to share your Books with family members thanks to Family Sharing.
Long exposure photography involves leaving the camera shutter open for a longer period of time, which blurs or smears the moving objects in the photo. This usually requires you to download a third-party app on the iPhone, but there is a way to do it without using any apps. You can take some great looking long-exposure shots using the stock iPhone camera app.