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How to create Automations in the Shortcuts app on iPhone

How to create automations in the Shortcuts app on iPhone and iPad.

The Shortcuts app for iOS lets you program a several step routine that uses multiple apps into a "shortcut" that requires just a tap or two. For instance, you could use the pre-written shortcut Home ETA to send your ETA to your significant other when you are on your way home, reducing to a single tap a process that would normally take finding your ETA with Maps, then composing a text message.

How to lock your Netflix profile with a PIN

How to protect your Netflix profile with a PIN password on iPhone and iPad.

It's pretty commonplace that people share their Netflix accounts with family, friends, roommates, etc., so Netflix lets you have up to five profiles so everybody can have their own playlists, viewing history and suggested titles. But anybody can go into your profile and see what you've been watching and mess up your suggestions by watching things you wouldn't ordinarily watch.

How to have your iPhone alarm turn on your favorite radio station

How to have your iPhone alarm play a radio station.

A lot of people like to (or at least used to like to, before they started using smart phones as alarm clocks instead of good old clock radios) wake up to a local news station to hear traffic, weather, sports scores and more, or to their favorite music station. Since your iPhone is capable of tuning into just about any radio station you'd think there would be an option to have the alarm automatically tune to one of your choice.

How to see which apps have access to your iPhone's camera and microphone

How to see which apps have access to your iPhone's or iPad's camera and microphone.

The data stored on your iPhone is a valuable commodity to both businesses and governments, and if you don't maintain constant vigilance to protect it, it can leak out in any number of ways, including through unscrupulous apps. Aside from tracking your location and purchasing habits among other metrics, apps can also use your iPhone's microphone and camera, potentially allowing them to invade your privacy in the worst possible way - by listening to and watching you. Obviously you want some apps to have access, but there are plenty that don't need it yet ask for it anyway.

Good iPhone SE 2020 cases available right now

Tech 21 Evo Mesh iPhone SE 2020

The best way to protect a new iPhone SE and keep it looking new is to install a case. Third-party manufacturers offer an endless variety of cases to deliver style, impact resistance, and extra power to your device. Almost all iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 cases fit the iPhone SE, which means there are plenty of options on the market right now. The best iPhone SE 2020 cases offer quality construction and perfect fitment, with full access to buttons, ports, and the camera.

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