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How to use the Apple TV Siri Remote to control TV volume / power

Apple TV 4G Siri Remote

Once the Apple TV is installed, simplifying control of the entertainment system is possible with Siri Remote. Both the Apple TV and the Siri Remote are capable of interacting with TVs and other equipment thanks to built-in infrared capabilities and HDMI-CEC compatibility. In other words, you can control the TV volume with the Siri Remote after a few simple steps. Follow these instructions to teach the Apple TV how to pretend it's a third-party remote control.

Getting the most out of your iPhone battery

How to extend your iPhone's battery life.

As smart phones have become an integral part of daily life, battery life has become a ubiquitous concern that people monitor, like gas is for drivers. As devices have become more powerful, the drain on batteries has likewise grown. It is a constant challenge for manufacturers to improve battery life, which always seems to be the weakest link. Aside from advances in the physical properties of batteries, advances in software can greatly improve the life of a battery by optimizing the device's power usage.

How to jailbreak iOS 9 on Mac with Pangu

iOS 9 jailbreak instructions

Jailbreak iOS 9 quickly and easily with Pangu. The latest software has been released for Mac OS X users. Pangu is compatible with all iPhone 4s, iPhone 5/5c/5s, iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 6s/6s+, iPod touch, iPad mini, and iPad devices running iOS 9.0-9.0.2. This untethered jailbreak solution makes it possible to install tweaks, mods and apps not available on the App Store. Useful and popular tweaks such as SwipeSelection and f.lux are freely available on Cydia once installed.

How to sideload apps onto iOS 9 devices

Apple developer ID

iOS 9 has brought the ability to install developer apps to the home screen without a jailbreak or paid developer account. While this process takes a few steps, it opens up a new world of third-party apps that can be installed without using the App Store. In order to install Xcode directly onto an iOS 9 device such as an iPhone, Mac OS X is required. Here are the steps needed to create a free developer account and start loading apps directly onto iOS 9:

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