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Set Alarm for 6 AM on iPhone (No Hands)

Are you one of those iPhone users who use Apple’s personal voice assistant Siri for setting an alarm by saying: “Set a 6 am alarm for tomorrow morning” But, were you aware that you can ask Siri to set your alarm for more than just one day? Well, you can! You can set the alarm for weekdays only, or every day of the week; both of which are a whole lot quicker than manually setting an alarm in the Clock app and checking every individual day.



Use Siri for Setting an Alarm

  • Hold down the Home button to activate Siri. If you’ve already enabled Hey Siri on your iPhone you can activate it that way;
  • Now say: “Set an alarm for 6 am” Siri will immediately respond with: “OK, I set an alarm for 6 am starting tomorrow

Weekdays 6 am Alarm

  • Hold down the Home button to activate Siri; perhaps you’ve already enabled Hey Siri on your iPhone so you could activate it that way;
  • Now say: “Set an alarm for weekdays at 6 am” Siri will respond with: “Your alarm is set for 6 am, starting Monday”. Of course, if ‘tomorrow’ is a weekday, Siri might also say “starting tomorrow”;

If you want to check your alarms, open the Clock app and at the bottom of the screen tap on Alarms.

Siri will occasionally provide a hilarious response to your task. Actually, There are dozens of things you can say to Siri to evoke kickass answers.

However, waking up to the awful sound of your iPhone’s default Radar ring tone is a terrible way to start a new day! Fortunately, going right back to iOS 6, users have been able to choose a song from their music library in order to set their iPhone alarm. With iOS 8, simply grab some great tunes from Apple Music and choose one of these for your alarm sound.



Use Favorite Song for Alarm

If you have a special song you’d like to use as your alarm, simply add this song to My Music in Apple Music.

Now that you have the song you’d like to wake up to, tap the triple-dot button located on the right then select Add to My Music.

Close Apple Music now that you’ve added your favorite song and open the Clock app. Working from the Alarm tab, either tap the plus button + to add a new alarm or tap Edit to edit an existing alarm.

Next, tap Sound on the Edit Alarm screen. Tap on Pick a Song: now you can either search for your song or find it via Albums, Artists, Songs, or another grouping.

Once you’ve located the song you’re looking for, make it your alarm sound by tapping the plus button +.

Finally, return to the Edit Alarm screen by tapping the Back button – then tap Save. Voilà! that terrible radar tone is gone, and now you can awaken to your favorite song!

VLC, Kodi and Popcorn Time Vulnerable to Malicious Subtitle Attack

We are living a rather dark time in computer security. After the latest ransomware “WannaCry” spread across the world, it looks like you can not trust a subtitle file anymore. Check Point researchers have announced a new and surprising form of attack that can leave exposed millions of users around the world, subtitles. Yes, subtitles.

Basically, when playing a video using multimedia players such as VLC, Kodi, Popcorn Time or Stremio and uploading subtitles, the hacker can access your device and control it remotely. The antivirus is not able to detect the vulnerability, since they detect the subtitles as a normal text file. Continue reading

ExtraTorrent Closing its Doors After 11 Years

Clearly torrent websites are going through a tough time. After KickassTorents (which has just been resurrected) and Torrentz.eu, it seems that it is time for ExtraTorrent to throw in the towel. So the entertainment industry has managed to make another victim.

The decision came overnight, simply removing all of the content hosted by the site and related mirrors. Visiting the extra.to homepage, users are welcomed with a short message confirming that the page has closed forever. ExtraTorrent will probably never return, administrators asking the community to avoid ExtraTorrent clones that may appear in the coming days, this happened when KickassTorents was closed.

ExtraTorrent was set up in November 2006 and proved to be more durable than many of the rest of the time. Over the past 11 years, gradually building a loyal community, ExtraTorrent become the second most popular torrent site after Pirate Bay. Dealing with big names in the field, such as Mininova or TorrentSpy, ExtraTorrent managed to overtake most of the giants.

So far, it is unclear why ExtraTorrent made this decision, but it is easy to assume that it may be related to pressures from the entertainment industry, this is usually the case for torrent sites deciding to step back. Just like other sites of its kind, ExtraTorrent has been for years in the viewpoint of the entertainment industry. Also blacklisted by the US government for massive violations of copyright and online piracy.

However, closing torrent sites does not necessarily mean the end of BitTorrent and the associated piracy. On the contrary. Even though the life of these sites has dropped dramatically, except the immortal Pirate Bay, the community is much more flexible than before. So when a torrent site falls, another takes its place.

A nice example is the relatively new SkyTorrents. No one knows how long a similar site will last – it may not be functional in a month, but it will serve up to thirteen million torrents in a clean web interface without a single advertisement.

Play Amazon Prime on Apple TV: Easy Workaround

We are just starting to see some reviews of the new Apple TV 4 coming out and almost all of the streaming apps that we expected to see are still available. What we have noticed, though, is the obvious exception, and that’s Amazon Prime Video.




Surprisingly, Apple TV is now one of the few devices that doesn’t support Amazon Prime Instant Video. In fact, it’s supported by hundreds of Smart TVs, in addition to Roku’s Streaming Media Player and some game consoles. But, don’t panic because there’s always a way around these problems!

You can still play Amazon video content on your Apple TV, but you’ll need to use your computer. And it doesn’t matter whether you have a Mac or a PC, you can still use the built-in support for AirPlay screen mirroring to mirror your screen. AirPlay screen mirroring was introduced by OS X Mountain Lion, but it only works with newer Macs. If you use a Windows PC or you don’t have a recent Mac, you can still use a third-party application (like AirParrot) to achieve AirPlay screen mirroring.

On the right side of your Mac’s menu bar, click on the AirPlay icon. From the drop-down, click on Apple TV. If you have more than one Apple TV, now is the time to select the TV you want to use. When you’re finished and you want to return your Apple TV to being an Apple TV, then shutting it off is very simple. On the right side of your Mac’s menu bar click again on the AirPlay icon, then click on Turn AirPlay Off.

Note: It can be very annoying if your computer is set up in a separate room. It means you’ll be dashing between rooms to stop and start the video.

Watch Amazon Prime Using the App

There’s an iOS app, which is free on the App Store, for Amazon Prime Instant Video, and this is compatible with your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. This means that, via this app, you can watch rented movies and countless other subscription-included ones. Probably the best feature is that it supports AirPlay, meaning that you can now broadcast your favorite videos to your Apple TV.

AirPlay is supported by the official Amazon Prime Video App. The requirements are an Apple TV 2 (or later), and iOS 6 or later.

  • Simply download the free Amazon Prime Video App to your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch;
  • Use your Amazon Prime Subscription ID to sign in. Browse the seemingly limitless catalog for your choice of movie or search for your favorite content;
  • Start the movie, then click on the AirPlay icon: you’ll see this displayed in the lower right – then choose Apple TV.

All things being well, your video should now be playing on your Apple TV.



Amazon Prime Coming to Apple TV

[UPDATE] Finally, the long-awaited Amazon Prime app could arrive on Apple TV, signing an early truce between the two giants. Two years ago, Amazon refused to sell Apple TV’s and also prohibited third-party sales of the device on the platform. Also, the Amazon Video app from the AppStore is truncated compared to other versions.

The dispute between the two parties was now settled. The latest rumors suggest a reconciliation and even if there’s no, at this point, official point of view, it seems that the two companies started cooperation. Thus, the Amazon Prime Video application should arrive on Apple TV by the end of this year, more precisely in the third quarter.

A few months ago, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sounded confident about the support of the Amazon Prime app for Apple TV. Commenting on the fact that the company still does not offer a prime video app even several months after the Apple TV 4 release. According to the statements, the business conditions are unacceptable.

What Bezos means, is probably the percentage of video sales and subscription. Whenever a user would buy a movie through Apple TV or complete a subscription, Apple would get a certain percentage. For Amazon, obviously is not a very attractive idea.

Today, you still have to go through a Mac or an Apple mobile device via the AirPlay wireless transfer to enjoy Amazon’s video platform on Apple TV.


From what we understand, engineer Dan Bostonweeks has received confirmation from Amazon that they are developing a tvOS app for Prime Video.

Apple did receive some strong criticism in October for not allowing Prime Video on the new Apple TV, however this criticism was not justified because a statement provided to BuzzFeed News shortly afterwards stated that ‘All Are Welcome’ on the platform.