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How to make music playback a little louder on your iPhone Open Settings Scroll down and open the Music setting Scroll down and tap EQ You’ll see a huge range of options. I’ve tried most of them, and – well, they are there… but to make the music louder you should select the Late Night option. You should hear a slight but welcome and really rather instant increase in music volume.
How to make music playback a little louder on your iPhone

Open Settings
Scroll down and open the Music setting
Scroll down and tap EQ
You’ll see a huge range of options.
I’ve tried most of them, and – well, they are there… but to make the music louder you should select the Late Night option.
You should hear a slight but welcome and really rather instant increase in music volume.
Do you rely on the bars to check how strong your signal is on your iPhone? If so, you might be interested to know there is a hidden service app in your iPhone that can show you so much more.

Remember this is meant for technicians so it is not real user friendly, but it is interesting to know it is there and how to get to it.

Here is a short PDF to show you how to access it. This is NOT a complete run down on it, just a couple of parts of it to use.

https://mespn.com/iPhoneFieldServiceMenu.pdf
This Siri short cut might save you money.

It is called Item Lookup

You can use it to scan a bar code, then compare the price with other retailers.

Be sure to add it to your Siri Short Cuts, then set a Siri phrase...

Tap on the below link while on your iPhone or iPad to add it to your Short Cut library:
https://www.icloud.com/shortcuts/b6ee94cd22c5466a93dea0d2acce0dc9
30 iPhone tips you may or may not know how to do. This is probably more for new iPhone users, but more mature users may find them useful as well. This is a lot of useful text to the point, I hope...

Here is a link to the PDF file:
https://mespn.com/Tips30foriPhone.pdf


Using Headers and Footers in pages. Here is a short PDF to show you how. Click on the link:

https://mespn.com/HeadersFootersInPages.pdf


How to do basic editing and detailed markup of PDFs on Mojave... Here is a short PDF to show you how. Enjoy. Click on the below link: https://mespn.com/EditPDFOnMojave.pdf
How to do basic editing and detailed markup of PDFs on Mojave...
Here is a short PDF to show you how. Enjoy.

Click on the below link:
https://mespn.com/EditPDFOnMojave.pdf
The Preview pane options in macOS Mojave is very useful. Get file information, modify some files, without opening any other apps... Here is a link to a short PDF to show you how to use and modify the options:

https://mespn.com/CustomizeFinderPreviewPaneOptions.pdf


Here are some very useful tips for your iPad if you are running IOS 12...

Click on the below link to read the PDF...

https://mespn.com/IpadTipsIOS12.pdf


Ask Siri some of these things... A few things Siri will do for you that you may not have asked it to do for you before. Talk on your speaker phone Working on something and you need to call a friend? Open Siri up, and tell it, “Hey, Siri, call (your friend) on speaker.” Siri will dial your contact and launch the conversation using your speakerphone. This is just as useful in the office as it is in the kitchen. Siri will Find that iPhone Mislaid your iPhone? Ask Siri, “Find my iPhone,” and your smart assistant will show you a list of all the devices you own and ask you, “Which model?” Choose the relevant model, and Siri will let you play a loud sound on your mislaid device. Have Siri remind you to get back to something I’ve published this tip before, and it was very well-received, so I thought I should mention it here: Siri will remind you of almost any content you are interacting with — email, texts, web pages, podcasts. All you need to do is ask Siri when in the content (on an open email, website, etc.) to “Remind me of this.” Siri will create a Reminder with a link back to that specific item of content. You can even ask it to set a reminder to a certain time: “Remind me of this at 10am Thursday.” Who is calling please? You can have Siri tell you who is calling so long as they are included within your Contacts book. Set this up in Settings>Phone>Announce Calls. You must then choose how often you want this to happen: Always Headphones & Car Headphones Only Never Use Siri to change some of your iPhone Settings Siri can’t do everything, but it can enable AirPlane mode, as well as switch off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Do Not Disturb (or switch them on again). You can even ask Siri to change the screen brightness and open the camera and take a Selfie. Use Siri to send money If you use Apple Pay Cash, you can send money directly to other Apple Pay users. Just tell Siri, “Pay Jonny Evans $1 (one dollar).” Siri can set up a meeting for you Not only can you ask Siri to call people and dictate and send emails and messages, but you can also ask it to arrange meetings for you. Ask Siri to “Schedule a meeting with [person concerned, who must be identified in your Contacts book]." Siri will schedule the meeting and send invitations to the contact(s) you mention. Need to move that meeting to a different time or date? Siri can do that, too. Just say, “Move my 10:30 to 3pm.” Siri can open a website You can ask Siri to open a website for you. Spend a little time exploring Siri Shortcuts, and you’ll be able to automate a morning routine of all the websites you want to take a look at every morning. What’s on schedule for today? If you use your calendar effectively, you can reach for your iPhone in the morning and ask Siri, “What’s on my calendar today?” Use Siri to make lists “Hey, Siri, add “Finish my tax return” to my To Do list.” “Hey, Siri, add caviar and champagne to my weekly shopping list.” Siri can add items to your existing lists, create Notes, and more. Pop into the shops Even enterprise professionals need to get to the shops, but when you’re working late, you can easily find out if your local store is open. Just ask Siri: “How late is [store name] in [place name] open?” Now you’ll know what time you need to get there.

Ask Siri some of these things...
A few things Siri will do for you that you may not have asked it to do for you before.

Talk on your speaker phone

Working on something and you need to call a friend? Open Siri up, and tell it, “Hey, Siri, call (your friend) on speaker.” Siri will dial your contact and launch the conversation using your speakerphone.
This is just as useful in the office as it is in the kitchen.

Siri will Find that iPhone

Mislaid your iPhone? Ask Siri, “Find my iPhone,” and your smart assistant will show you a list of all the devices you own and ask you, “Which model?” Choose the relevant model, and Siri will let you play a loud sound on your mislaid device.

Have Siri remind you to get back to something

I’ve published this tip before, and it was very well-received, so I thought I should mention it here: Siri will remind you of almost any content you are interacting with — email, texts, web pages, podcasts.

All you need to do is ask Siri when in the content (on an open email, website, etc.) to “Remind me of this.” Siri will create a Reminder with a link back to that specific item of content. You can even ask it to set a reminder to a certain time: “Remind me of this at 10am Thursday.”

Who is calling please?

You can have Siri tell you who is calling so long as they are included within your Contacts book. Set this up in Settings>Phone>Announce Calls. You must then choose how often you want this to happen:

Always
Headphones & Car
Headphones Only
Never

Use Siri to change some of your iPhone Settings

Siri can’t do everything, but it can enable AirPlane mode, as well as switch off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Do Not Disturb (or switch them on again). You can even ask Siri to change the screen brightness and open the camera and take a Selfie.

Use Siri to send money

If you use Apple Pay Cash, you can send money directly to other Apple Pay users. Just tell Siri, “Pay Jonny Evans $1 (one dollar).”

Siri can set up a meeting for you

Not only can you ask Siri to call people and dictate and send emails and messages, but you can also ask it to arrange meetings for you. Ask Siri to “Schedule a meeting with [person concerned, who must be identified in your Contacts book]." Siri will schedule the meeting and send invitations to the contact(s) you mention.

Need to move that meeting to a different time or date? Siri can do that, too. Just say, “Move my 10:30 to 3pm.”

Siri can open a website

You can ask Siri to open a website for you. Spend a little time exploring Siri Shortcuts, and you’ll be able to automate a morning routine of all the websites you want to take a look at every morning.

What’s on schedule for today?

If you use your calendar effectively, you can reach for your iPhone in the morning and ask Siri, “What’s on my calendar today?”

Use Siri to make lists

“Hey, Siri, add “Finish my tax return” to my To Do list.” “Hey, Siri, add caviar and champagne to my weekly shopping list.” Siri can add items to your existing lists, create Notes, and more.

Pop into the shops

Even enterprise professionals need to get to the shops, but when you’re working late, you can easily find out if your local store is open. Just ask Siri: “How late is [store name] in [place name] open?” Now you’ll know what time you need to get there.

Someone ask me, "What is the difference of using Apple's Keynote vs Microsoft Powerpoint? Here is a short PDF with some hightlights. Keep in mind, I am not expert in using Powerpoint... Click on the below link to see the document. https://mespn.com/KeynotevsPowerpoint.pdf
Someone ask me, "What is the difference of using Apple's Keynote vs Microsoft Powerpoint? Here is a short PDF with some hightlights. Keep in mind, I am not expert in using Powerpoint...

Click on the below link to see the document.
https://mespn.com/KeynotevsPowerpoint.pdf