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
Every time I typ a note in Notes.app on my iPad, the first letter of the sentence automatically turns into a capital. Sometimes that’s no problem, but most of the time I would prefer an undercast letter if I’m not writing a sentence that ends in an endpoint.
Is there any way to prevent these auto-capitals ?
Yes, you can prevent the auto-capitalisation of the first word of every sentence doing this :
Press [SHIFT] key and release it, before typing the first word of the sentence
note : This trick only works in Notes.app on iPhone (iOS) and iPad (iPadOS), it doesn’t work in Notes.app on macOS.
We have a Google Nest Hub setup in our home and we are going to buy some Philips HUE lamps somewhere in the near future. Do we need the Philips HUE Bridge to control the HUE lamps from the Nest Hub or not ?
We recently got several light blubs replaced by Philips HUE lamps in our home. We have setup everything to be used from one device, but now my son wants to adjust his bedroom lamp himself from his own iPhone.
How do we set that up ?
There are various ways of setting this up, and most of them are straight forward. Here are a few of the simplest ones :
The setup process is rather simple, especially if you have done this befor (like you mentioned) : just follow the onscreen directions.
Note : you can also control Philips HUE lamps from your AppleWatch (if you have one) using the watchOS version of the PhilipsHUE.app that is automatically installed if your AppleWatch is connected to your iPhone.