I have a voice recording that I would like to loop continuously on my iPhone.
How do I do that ?
It is possible to do that on your iPhone (or iPad), but not with any of the pre-installed Apple apps… so you will need to download and install an app like VLC first. You can download VLC for iOS here.
Once you have VLC installed, do this :
record your voice memo in Apple’s pre-installed VoiceMemos.app ( Dictafoon.app in Dutch )
in VoiceMemos.app, in the list of voice memos, click on the voice memo you want to loop
when the voice memo info expands, click on the ‘three blue dots’-button at the left
in the popup screen list, click “Share“
when the list is expanded with app icons, swipe to the far right of the row of app icons and click on the “More“/’three grey dots’-button
in the popup list of apps that appears, scroll down and click on “Copy to VLC“
then click “Done” top left
when VLC opens, the voice memo will auto-play
tap on the empty black area below the track’s title
now, in the black audio control screen that appears, tap the 3 dots (bottom right)
in de pop-up menu, click on the loop icon until the ‘loop 1’ icon is shown (so NOT the ‘no loop’ or ‘loop’ icon)
now your voice recording will play over and over until you manually stop it
Note : When VLC does not auto-play the voice memo, click the “Audio” button (bottom left), then click on “Unknown Artist” in the list that appears, and the voice memo will be available there (if it was exported properly from VoiceMemos.app)
I have MS Office running on my Mac, but it’s not Office 365, so on my iPad I can’t unlock all editing features of Word, PowerPoint and Excel for iOS …so I only have the option to open, view and read Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel sheets.
At this moment, I only have my iPad available and not my Mac. Is there any way to quickly do a little editing on a Word document on my iPad, even though I don’t have Office 365 ?
There are several options to do so. You could use Google Docs or Office 700 (an OpenOffice version for iOS), but you probably have Apple Pages already installed on your iPad, so that is most likely the quickest solution :
open Pages.app on your iPad
under “Locations” find the Word document you want to edit
you will see that the Word document is opened as if it were a Pages document
now edit it as you wish
when finished, click on the button top-right (the button that looks like a circle with three dots in it)
in the menu that appears on the right, click on “Export”
in the pulldown menu that appears, click on “Word”
in the popup window, click on “Save to Files”
in the next window, select a location to save the Word document, then click “Save”
I have been using WhatsApp for a long time now, and I have some group chats that have an enormous amount of text messages. Now, I want to look up some info someone has posted a few months ago. I have narrowed down the group chats that that specific text message could be in, but even after having scrolled and even read through loads of messages, I can’t find the info I am looking for…
Isn’t there any way to search inside chats in WhatsApp ?
Yes, you can search inside WhatsApp messages.
To do so, do this :
in WhatsApp, go out of any group chat you might be in
in the main Chats screen, swipe down from the top
now a search bar appears just below the word Chats
typ the text you are looking for inside the searchbar
…and all chat messages containing that text will be shown
Most of the time when I’m using WhatsApp, I can add a line of text to the photo I am sending, but sometimes the photo is send right away, and I didn’t get the time (or option) to add any text to it… so I need to typ the accompanying text in a new message…
Come to think of it… I might have the same problem in SMS / iMessage on my iPhone… but I don’t use it that often, so I can’t really tell…
Is this normal ? Can I do something about it ?
Yes… you can do something about this… and yes, this is supposed to work this way… it’s just that you are overlooking the difference between the “Send” and “Done” buttons because it’s un-intuitive to most of us…
The problem you are describing only occurs when you pick (or make) a photo that you edit (in size or rotation or something) before you send it… in the Editing window, you will see 2 buttons : “Done” (bottom left) and “Send” (bottom right). Now you will be tempted into clicking “Send” hoping you can add a little text before you send the message out… but “Send” actually means “send straight away, without additional text”, while “Done” means “the photo is ready to be sent out”, meaning the edited photo will be placed inside the message draft, where you can add additional text.
So, next time you are sending an edited photo, click the “Done” button (instead of the “Send” button) and you will be able to typ an additional text.
Even though the layout is slightly different, this is main solution the same for both WhatsApp and SMS/iMessage : just click the “Done” button, not the “Send” button.
I am setting up an app (ToDoist.app in this case) to work across my devices. I have set up the app (ToDoist.app) on my iPhone about a week ago, and now I am trying to set up the app on my Mac. The problem is I need to login to my ToDoist-account on my Mac, but since I have used the password that was automatically suggested I have no recollection of the password I have set…
Is there any way to retrieve the password from iCloud ?
Yes, there is 😉
To make the actual password visible, do this :
make sure that both your iPhone and your Mac are logged in with the same iCloud-account
on your iPhone, goto Settings.app > [your name] (listed on top) > iCloud
on your Mac, goto System Preferences > Apple ID (grey tile with the white Apple logo, top right)
then, make sure that iCloud’s password backup is switched on
on your iPhone, in Settings.app > [your name] (listed on top) > iCloud > “Apps using iCloud” > Keychain should be ON
on your Mac, in System Preferences > Apple ID > “Apps on this Mac using iCloud” there should be a check-mark at “Keychain”
if it wasn’t, restart the app on your iPhone
then, on your Mac, goto Safari > Preferences > Passwords
then, login on the window that opens ( using your Mac’s screen unlock password )
in the next window, scroll down the list and select the appropriate website
then, left-click on the dotted-out password ( so the actual password will be shown )
then, right-click on the password and select “Copy Password” from the pop-up list
now, paste the password into the app’s login-window
We have a very basic Dutch TV subscription from Ziggo, which suits us fine even though it’s analog TV (or should I say SD, as compared to HD). Now I recently installed the ZiggoGo.app to be able to watch live TV on my iPhone and iPad also. I then noticed that some of the TV channels that I can watch for FREE on ZiggoGo (like History Channel) are not available on my regular living room TV…
Is there a way to get all ZiggoGo channels on my TV without upgrading my Ziggo subscription ?
Yes, there is.
Just use a Google Chromecast and on your TV and stream to it from the ZiggoGo.app.
any Ziggo TV subscription (even the most basic one will do)
(*) if you already own a Chromecast-imitation like an AnyCast-dongle or MiraCast-dongle you might be able to do this also, just don’t buy an imitation if you want to be sure that it works on forehand !
The way to do this is rather straightforward :
plug the Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI-port
make sure the Chromecast is connected to the same WiFi-network as your iPhone/iPad