Donate to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts via iTunes

Hurricane Matthew

Apple has opened up a donation page via its storefronts on iTunes, the App Store and As the company has done in the past, 100% of donations made using its payment systems will go directly to the American Red Cross. The donations made via iTunes will help boost Hurricane Matthew relief efforts by the organization, which is helping those affected by the storm. Matthew smacked the Caribbean and several US states, leaving hundreds dead and millions without power.

How to order an Uber with "Hey Siri"

How to use Siri to order an Uber.

With iOS 10 Apple has finally given app developers access to Siri via SiriKit, which should lead to the digital assistant being a whole lot more useful in the near future. Uber is among the early adopters that have integrated their apps with Siri, allowing you to order your ride simply by saying "Hey Siri" rather than opening the app and tapping and typing away. In order to use this feature you will need the Uber app and an account, then you will need to set it up to work with Siri. Here's how:

How to connect Lyft to the Maps app with extensions

How to access Lyft from the Maps app.

With iOS 10 Apple has given third-party apps access to many of the iPhone's native apps, including Maps. By using extensions, features of third-party apps can be used directly from the Maps app, streamlining tasks like requesting a ride or making a restaurant reservation. Along with Uber and OpenTable, Lyft has quickly updated its app to integrate with Maps. If you are a Lyft user and want to link it to your Maps app, here's how to do it:

How to transfer local iOS notes with iCloud

Notes app icon

There are times when fans of the stock Notes app want to copy their notes between iOS devices. First off, restoring from a backup will copy all notes stored in the backup to a new iPhone. However, setting up an iPhone as a new device (and not using the backup) is a different story. Getting a new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch means old notes could potentially be lost. iCloud will automatically sync notes saved to iCloud folders, but locally stored notes can easily be stranded on an older device.

Apple discontinues 3rd generation Apple TV

Apple TV 3G

The other shoe has finally dropped. This week Apple officially pulled the third-generation Apple TV from its stores. Previously, the Apple Store online gave consumers an option to purchase the older model set top box for $69 and even compare them. Now the Apple TV 4G with Siri Remote is the only version available, in storage capacities of 32 GB or 64 GB priced at $149 or $199 respectively.


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