Two Tech Tips for Everyday Life

The last time my daughter visited, life became different than the norm. That inspired two easy tech solutions I had no idea existed and you’re going to love. Here they are:

BTW, I cross posted this to my writer’s blog so my writerly friends could read about these also. If you subscribe to both, you’ll see it there too:

Hey Siri! Where are You?

I have an iPhone. I kept losing it–putting it in places I didn’t normally. My daughter would call me and I’d find it, usually one room over. But then, I discovered if I say, “Hey, Siri. Where are you?” She answers. Then I can follow her voice. Since often, losing a phone occurs when no ones around to call it for you, this was a great discovery.

Walking directions

We went to Fashion Island–a large outdoor mall in Newport Beach–and got separated from my husband. I found him on iPhone’s Find My app and thought I’d follow his dot but it’s easier than that. Find My offers walking directions. They took me direction to the store he was shopping in.

What cool tech tricks have you discovered to improve your everyday life?



Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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1 thought on “Two Tech Tips for Everyday Life

  1. Those are cool tricks, Jacqui. I wonder if ‘Where are you?’ would work with my Android phone. Find my husband sounds fun too. 🙂

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