John R. Hughes

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5 hidden iPhone features only power users know about

Your iPhone has a lot of hidden features you may not know about, like the ability to make custom vibrations and the ability to let you control your …

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, <i>these tricks aren’t really hidden at all</i>. …

How to set up all your shiny new Apple gear

This time of the year typically means gifts, both giving and receiving them. Surely some of you have gotten a brand new Macbook, iMac, iPhone or iPad (Pro, anyone?).<p>If so, you might be looking at a lovely morning playing with your shiny new toys. But where to start? What essential tweaks, software …

How to play retro arcade games on your Apple TV

Want to play your <i>Mega Man 2</i> ROM on your new fourth-generation Apple TV? How about <i>Super Mario Bros. 3</i>?<p>It’s a ton of fun to play classic console arcade games, especially if you have a few ROMs lying around on your hard drive and would like to play them on the big screen.<p>Here’s how to get your new …

Smart TV

The 'iPhone 7' may lose the rear antenna bands and camera bulge

The “iPhone 7” is continuing to come into focus, even though it probably won’t be unveiled until sometime this fall.<p>A new report from MacRumors has …

Apple shuts down iPhone and iPad screen brightness adjusting app Flux

Yesterday we shared that the popular automatic screen brightness adjusting app Flux had found a way to make it from the Mac to iPhones and iPads on iOS 9. This afternoon the developers behind Flux announced that the app will no longer be available on iOS at the request of Apple. In a blog post …

App Store

Get back those deleted files on iCloud's Web page

You’re working on the iCloud Web page, and realize you’ve just deleted the wrong file, contact, or calendar entry. You immediately go into panic …

How to Choose More Music You Like in Apple Music on iPhone

When you first sign up for Apple Music, it tries to get an understanding of what music you’re interested in. But if you want to tweak those selections and expand what music Apple Music selects for you, you can go back and choose more music that you like. Of course, there are other factors as to why …

How-To: Swap Your iMac, Mac mini or MacBook CD/DVD drive for a super-fast SSD

When I wrote a series of How-To guides showing how easy it was to swap old Mac hard disks for new solid state drives (SSDs), I focused on raw upgrades — slow mechanical drives for fast chip-based ones. The reason was simple: put an SSD in your Mac instead of the old hard disk, and you’ll be blown …

MacBook Pro

How to use Maps on Apple Watch

Using Apple Maps on the Apple Watch<p>Apple Maps has long been the unwanted navigation app on our iPhones, and is often quickly shuffled off into a …

Category: Technology – Which? News

Technology<p>We've tested a range of laser printers this month, including from HP and Brother. Find out if any in this latest batch could be perfect for …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Apple Merges Apple.com Website and Online Store

Apple made a significant change to its online presence today, merging its Apple.com website with its once-separate online store, to create one main website. There is no longer a standalone store.apple.com website that is used for making purchases, and the "Store" tab that was once at the top of …

Customers

How to Customize the MacBook Trackpad

The MacBook trackpad is one of the best on the market, but here’s how to make it better.<p>Laptop trackpads have always been somewhat lacking, but when …

How to Prevent Others from Accessing Private Information from Your Lock Screen

Siri is an awesome time saver. Want to view your most recent calls, text someone, get directions, or post to Facebook? Just ask Siri. You can even do all this from your lock screen. The problem is, so can anyone else. If your settings allow for it, anyone can access your call history, send a tweet, …

Apple’s App Store Saw $1.7B in Billings And Broke Customer Records In July

Perhaps to counter concerns over iPhone sales and China, Apple this week released numbers related to the App Store’s growth that demonstrate the very real impact China is having on its app ecosystem and developer community.<p>The company said that, in July, it had its largest number of transacting …

Force iPhone to show numerical value for signal strength

If you are a numbers person, you may like this iPhone hack that replaces the five dots in the upper-left corner of your iPhone that indicate the strength of your cellular signal with a numerical value. It does not require you to jailbreak your phone -- all you need to do is jump in and out of the …

What Does HDR Mean? Take Gorgeous Photos with HDR on iPhone

What is HDR photography on iPhone and why would I want to use it? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It works to balance the shadows and highlights of a photo so that neither are being favored or ignored. Basically, HDR on iPhone is done by combining three different exposures into a single shot. …

Mobile Photography

How to Transfer Photos from Your iPhone to Your Computer Using AirDrop

There are a variety of reasons why you might want to transfer your photos from your iPhone to your computer. Maybe you’re running low on storage space and need to clear out some room in your Photos app; or maybe you just like the extra bit of security that comes with having your photos on multiple …

Critical iPhone security bug allows hackers to install spy apps without you ever knowing

It’s common knowledge that the iPhone is safer than Android when it comes to certain hacks. But that doesn’t mean talented hackers can’t trick …

Reset iPhone, iPad Without Losing Your Data Or Apps - How To

Here’s how you can reset iPhone, iPad, iPod touch back to its factory settings without losing your apps or other precious content onboard. This is a …

Did You Know Your iPhone’s EarPods Could Do This?

- Jul 30, 2015<p>With every iPhone comes a set of fairly decent headphones called EarPods. While the EarPods are a fairly basic set of earphones, they …

Smash it, shred it, wipe it: the Tom Brady guide to destroying text messages

Tom Brady denies Deflategate 'smoking gun' exists after suspension upheld<p>Read more<p>Tom Brady’s four-game suspension has angered many Patriots fans, who’ve since questioned the decision. The 20-page ruling by the NFL revealed that the quarterback had his cellphone destroyed, the very cellphone NFL …

(5) ways to keep the data on your iPad more secure

Security–it’s on our minds more than ever before. It seems like there isn’t a week that goes by where we don’t hear about some new exploit that allows someone to hack your most personal information. With our mobile devices containing more of this information with each new iteration, we need to …

The ultimate guide to your iPhone camera - Absolutely everything you need to know

Do you know everything there is to know about your iPhone camera? What about the Photos app? We’ve covered a lot of this stuff before, but never all …

How to uninstall apps from your Mac the right way

Installing apps on your Mac is one of the easiest tasks, you can install almost all the apps using a simple drag and drop operation. However a proper …

How to set up iPhone or iPad's Do Not Disturb mode the right way

The Do Not Disturb mode found on the iPhone and other iOS devices allows users to silence incoming calls and alerts whenever they want. This …

Disability

How to use the Music app for iPhone and iPad

The Music app for iPhone and iPad is a one-stop shop for your locally downloaded music, tracks from your Mac via iCloud Music Library, the Apple …