Tips from the Tech

Quiet Siri, you are talking too much

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By default, Siri likes to chat, confirming what you say and speaking the results of your commands when appropriate. If you don’t like all that banter, go to Settings > Siri > Voice Feedback and select either Control with Ring Switch (the iPhone’s physical switch) or Control with Mute Setting (iPad) to make Siri be quiet when the device is muted. …

Teleport Around Your Mac with the Sidebar

By guest author Adam Engst

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If your Mac resembles an absent-minded professor’s office with files and folders strewn hither and thither, getting to the right spot to open or save a file may have become slow and clumsy. Sure, in an ideal world, you’d organize everything perfectly, but you’d also be flossing twice a day, calling your mother every Sunday, and eating more leafy greens. …

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