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How to turn off 'Hey Siri' on the iPhone lock screen

Hey Siri iPhone lock screen

Siri enjoys delivering answers to iPhone owners whether their devices are locked or unlocked. Sometimes the call "Hey Siri" is even answered no matter who is asking. Pressing the Side button or Home button can also invoke Siri from the Lock Screen. For those who consider this a privacy or security risk, Siri can be completely disabled when the iPhone is locked.

How to help your Uber driver spot you and other helpful tips

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Finding your Uber in crowded situations like after a sporting event can be troublesome especially when it is dark. There are typically many ride share services in the same area making it hard to identify your personal driver. You can use the Uber Beacon to identify your driver and to help the driver identify you in a crowd where many people may also be waiting for rides. To activate your Beacon, tap the Uber logo in the lower right hand corner of the app after your ride has been selected. You can then use the color selector to choose a color to be displayed in your driver's window. After your preferred color is selected hold up your device when your driver is near. Your phone will display your color and help your driver identify you.

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How to block Fortnite purchases on the iPhone or iPad

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It's been called video game "heroin" that has landed some children in rehab. Parents may be losing the battle against Fortnite addiction, but that doesn't mean they need to be on the hook for costly in-app purchases. The post-apocalyptic shooter includes in-game currency called V-Bucks. This currency can be purchased with real-world money to spend on customization items within the game. Even though Fortnite is fee to play, the game's developer, Epic, has reportedly raked in over $1 billion in sales across all platforms in 2018, according to an analysis by Super Data. This means a lot of people, including children, are spending big money on outfits, gliders, pickaxes and dance moves for their Fortnite characters. Luckily Apple has been down this road before and has included a way for parents to disable in-app purchases on iOS devices. Here's how:

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