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iPhone calendar begins monday

Why does the week start on Sunday instead of Monday? Personally, I’ve always preferred my week to start on a Monday instead of Sunday as it just made more sense to me. I work Monday to Friday, and the last two days are my days to relax before I started the week again.

Changing the day your week starts on your iPhone, iPad and iPod as well as your Mac is really easy,here’s how.

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turn off apple tv remote on Mac

The Apple TV remote uses infrared to control the Apple TV. However it’s not just the Apple TV that can receive infrared, your Mac can also be controlled by the infrared controller. When I first found out about this, I thought it was pretty cool. I used it to control iTunes for things like changing the song.

After a little while though this got a little annoying since from my couch position, it was controlling both my Apple TV and iMac. Pressing the play button and having a movie play on my Apple TV and a song start on my iMac just got annoying.

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iphone favorites hide picture image

In iOS 7 the Favorites section in the Phone app shows a contact picture alongside the contact. If you don’t have a preset picture for the contact it will display a circle with the initials of the contacts name.

This feature is turned on by default. If you want to disable this feature, here’s how to do it.

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change default app mac

Changing the default applications that opens when opening a file in Mac OS X is a definite must know, and can save you time as well as a headache.

Maybe you’ve downloaded a new app that you want to set as the default, or opening a picture could default to an app that takes a long time to load, such as Photoshop.

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make iphone louder

There are 3 different ways to affect the way that music plays on your iPhone, iPod and iPad.

You have the Sound Check feature, EQ settings and the option to limit the Max Volume output.

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how to change siri voice iphone ipod iPad

Siri is the voice command unit that is built into your iPod, iPhone and iPad. It can answer your questions, setup reminders, show you what movies and playing in the theatres nearby and even text people for you, among other things. If you use Siri a lot, you may get tired of hearing the same voice over and over, luckily it’s really easy to change the default voice that Siri uses.

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assistivetouch, assistive touch, fix broken home button volume button iphone ipod iPad mini

AssistiveTouch is an accessibility feature built into all iOS devices with iOS 5 and higher. It aims to enable people with physical impairments or people who find the regular gestures and commands difficult to use. That’s not the only use of AssistiveTouch however, it’s also a lifesaver if one of your physical buttons on your iPhone, iPad or iPod stops functioning.

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