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How to Check if iPhone is New, Refurbished, or Replacement

If you’re buying a used iPhone or repairing an iPhone, you may wonder if you can find out if the iPhone was bought as new, is a refurbished model, or …

Operating Systems

This $48 Sound Bar has a 5-star Rating on Amazon, And It’s Time to See What All The Fuss is About

When it comes to home entertainment devices, it’s often a good idea to stick to the higher-priced items, but sometimes it’s not necessary to pay the …

Soundbar

How to adjust the left/right audio balance for your earbuds on iPhone and Apple Watch

My reason for having to adjust the audio balance came in the form of a fateful rendez vouz between my AirPods and the washing machine. Not to flog a …

Apple Watch

How to Use Apple Pay on iPhone X

The Home button on iPhone served a lot of functions, which means Apple had to figure out a way to make those same functions work without a Home button. You can still easily access Apple Pay for both real-world and in-app purchases with your iPhone. And it’s not that different than before. Here’s …

Apple Pay

Apple’s Project ‘Marzipan’ Will Allow iPhone Apps to Run on Mac

Apple is working on a new project that will enable apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to run seamlessly on macOS computers, effectively giving …

Apps

My Must-Have iOS Apps, 2017 Edition

With the transition to iPad Pro as my primary computer fully achieved in 2016 and not surprising anymore, in 2017 I turned my attention to three other key areas of my life: working with the MacStories team, managing my time, and finding my favorite apps among many competing alternatives.<p>For the …

Cult of Mac Magazine: 10 things we love about iPhone X, and more!

<i>Cult of Mac</i> publisher, Leander Kahney, can’t think of anything to hate about the iPhone X. On the contrary, there are lots of things to love. Kahney breaks down the 10 things he just loves about the iPhone X.<p>In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. The first iMac Pro reviews are in — …

Apple Maps Now Features Indoor Maps of 30+ Airports

There’s nothing better than getting on a plane and going on holiday, but airports are big places with lots of people running about – so it’s easy to …

Apps

T2-equipped iMac Pro may need to be DFU restored like iPhones and iPads in certain situations

It was recently discovered in a support document for Apple Configurator 2 that the iMac Pro may become unresponsive and will need to be restored in certain situations like a power failure during an update.<p>Spotted by developer Steven Troughton-Smith (via Jason Broccardo), Apple has detailed how to …

IMac Pro

How to avoid burn-in and protect your iPhone X OLED screen

OLED technology still hasn't beaten the dreaded "burn-in" issue, but there are things you can do to protect your iPhone X screen over time.For so …

Safari hogging up storage on your iPhone? Here's the fix!

Make some room on your iPhone or iPad by clearing our your Safari website data.If you've ever been looking to clear up storage space on your iPhone …

10 (X) Vital iPhone X Tips and Tricks

Apple’s latest flagship phone, the iPhone X, has been out for over a month now and shipping times have finally improved to just a day or two. With …

Star Trek

How to Answer a Call on iPhone with AirPods

AirPods users: did you know you can answer a call on your AirPods? The streamlined look of AirPods makes this an easy feature to overlook; but if you’re one of the many people sporting AirPods, you’ll certainly want to utilize this feature. You can answer your iPhone with AirPods and hang up calls …

Tech Trends

How to Move Multiple Apps at Once with iOS 11 on iPhone

Drag & Drop in iOS 11 is mostly for iPad users; however, the iPhone is also perfectly capable of dragging multiple items, such as apps or photos, and dropping them somewhere else. Which means you can select multiple apps that you want to drop into a folder on your iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to move …

Apps

How to combine multiple screenshots into a single image on iPhone

iOS 11 brought some nice improvements to screenshots, but one feature we didn’t get was the ability to take scrolling screenshots or an integrated way to stitch them together. Let’s take a look at an easy way to do so.<p>Tailor is a free download from the App Store and works with both iPhone and iPad. …

App Store

Apple Now Offers up to $2,500 When You Trade in a Qualifying Mac

In case you didn’t know, Apple has maintained a long-standing trade in program for its most valuable products — affording customers the opportunity …

Apple Store

How To Manually Update Your Carrier Settings on Your iPhone

You’ve probably seen a message from time-to-time on your iPhone asking you if you’d like to update your carrier settings. You may have blown it off, …

How to Set up Face ID, plus Using It to Unlock Apps & Make Purchases

Apple's tenth-anniversary iPhone, the iPhone X, introduces facial recognition instead of Touch ID for use when you don't want to type in your passcode. And setting up Face ID couldn’t be easier. Once you get facial recognition on the iPhone set up, you'll need to learn the multiple ways in which …

Apps

How to Scan Documents into Notes with iOS 11 on iPhone

iOS 11 makes scanning documents in the Notes app pretty darn easy. The new feature is very helpful for storing paper items electronically, allowing you to access printed information from anywhere and even send or share it as needed. Here’s how to scan documents into Notes with iOS 11 on iPhone.<p>How …

Apps

How to share your wi-fi password in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

Want to easily share your home wi-fi network password with friends who use Apple devices? Here's how!We recently had a bunch of kids come over to the …

7 iPhone X power user tricks you need to know

The iPhone X is Apple's first full-screen iPhone. It's also the first iPhone to completely eliminate the Home button, resulting in some all-new gestures and features. Here are some of the ones that aren't that well known. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>iPhone X tricks only power users …

How to Speed Up Mail on your Mac Using Automator

Use the power of Automator, an easy-to-use app built into your Mac that can handle tasks for you, to help keep Mail running smoothly.If you use …

How to AirPrint to a printer without being connected to a network

Need to print something but have no network? Here's a solution!At the moment, I'm stuck using my cellphone's internet access as my personal hotspot …

A simple guide on how to pair an Apple Watch with your iPhone

Now that you have your shiny new Apple Watch you’re probably puzzled by how to set it up. Apple has made this process pretty simple. Although this …

Latest AirBeamTV app lets you mirror your iPhone directly to a Samsung television

AirBeamTV last year created a Mac app that let you use AirPlay mirroring to a Samsung Smart TV without an Apple TV, and it’s now done the same for the iPhone and iPad.<p>Mirror for Samsung TV app for iPhone and iPad is a unique application which mirrors the screen and audio of your iPhone or iPad to …

Smart TV

Here's How to Stop iOS 11 From Draining Your iPhone Battery

It's troubleshooting time.<p>The launch of Apple's latest operating system iOS11 in September brought with it a lot of good things–like Wi-Fi sharing and payments through iMessage–and some bad things too, like giving people the tools they need to record private messages without the user knowing.<p>But …

iOS 11: How to turn off your iPhone without the power button

There are some handy new features in iOS 11 that aren’t very sexy, but can be really useful when needed. One of these new features is the ability to power down your iPhone without the sleep/wake (power) button.<p>iOS 11 brings the option to completely shut down your iPhone with the software. This …

iOS

How to fix 7 annoyances in iOS 11

As with any iOS update, you may not welcome all of iOS 11's changes.<p>There's an adjustment period with any new iOS. New features get added. Things get moved around. If some of iOS 11's changes have left you feeling frustrated, then perhaps the following seven fixes will have you feeling better about …

App Store

How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

The first step is to check whether you have the latest version of iTunes installed. To do so, open iTunes, then click on <b>iTunes</b> in the menu bar. Now …

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems