Clive Heard

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How to actually get work done on an iPad

Apple is touting its updated iPad as an education-focused device, once again pushing the idea that the iPad can replace a laptop (or Chromebook, in the case of classrooms). That's unlikely, but with the right tools, it <i>can</i> be a workable substitute in a pinch.<p>It takes more than a few classroom apps …

Expanding Storage Capacity with the Cloud

Although phones are constantly expanding in memory capacity, a large number of them are starting to become incompatible with MicroSD cards which let …

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

Pixelmator adds integration with macOS High Sierra Photos app, import HEIF images

Pixelmator for Mac has just released version 3.7 to the Mac App Store, a small but important update to the Mac image editor.<p>The update includes support for the new ‘Edit With’ feature in the macOS Sierra Photos app, as well as the ability to import the new HEIF images taken by the latest …

How to choose the best VPN service for iPhone and iPad

In light of the latest news that President Trump has overturned the FCC Internet privacy rules, discussions for and against virtual private networks (VPNs) have resurfaced. One of the biggest complaints with the repeal is that internet service providers are now legally allowed to sell your browsing …

iPad 2018 vs. iPad Pro: Which should you buy?

Apple's iPad seems like a simple device. It is, until you realize the choices on which version to buy. The newest "sixth-generation" iPad, unveiled in March, is affordable, and comes with a speed boost and support for Apple's excellent pressure-sensitive Pencil stylus. But there are also iPad Pro …

Here's how to wipe your old iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for resale

I've been asked several times over the past few days about how to wipe an iPad ready for resale (presumably because Apple has a new iPad out). …

How to remove duplicate songs in iTunes with macOS and third-party apps

As it becomes more common to use a subscription music service like Apple Music or Spotify, song duplicates are less and less of an issue. However, many of us still maintain a music library that consists of content from various sources and still have to wrestle with the issue from time to time. …

Apple iOS 10 Has 25 Great Secret Features

Apple iOS 10 is here and the case to upgrade is a strong one thanks to a multitude of major new features. And this case gets even stronger given all the secret features iOS 10 also hides beneath the surface…<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system</i> …

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Here's a keychain-sized external battery pack for your Apple Watch

Everything needs an external battery now. Congratulations, this is the future<p>Everybody seems to be making battery packs for phones — including Apple. Not so much for the Apple Watch, which gets a day of power for most people but can die if you do a lot of exercising. Griffin's latest accessory is …

Griffin's new Apple Watch travel charger could keep you off the grid for days

Carrying an extra cable just to charge the Apple Watch when traveling can be a bit of a pain. The Apple Watch Magnetic Cable is longer than a …

Music video shot entirely with iPhone 6S, one app and a case

Shooting on an iPhone is the new trend in low-budget video production — and this new music video by director Sven Dreesbach is no exception.<p>Robot …

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How to expand your Macbook storage without taking up any extra space [Deals]

Having a backup drive is key to anyone with a laptop, but lugging around an extra hard drive can take the convenience out of portable computing. Plugging into the computer adds steps to the process of getting started with work, but one Macbook slot in particular — the SD card port — can be used to …

The 50 best keyboard shortcuts for Mac

1/<p>LEARN THE BASICS<p>2/<p>Select all, copy, cut, or paste content in a jiffy.<p>Melia Robinson/Tech Insider<p>⌘+a selects all. ⌘+c copies. ⌘+x cuts. ⌘+v pastes.<p>3/<p>…

How to set up Apple Pay on the Apple Watch

With Apple Pay enabled on the Apple Watch, leaving your credit cards stowed safely at home shouldn't be a problem when shopping. In fact, now the …

How-To: Safely prepare + wipe your iPhone for resale or trade-in

If you’re thinking of selling or trading in your current iPhone ahead of the iPhone 6S’s release, you probably know that you’ll need to wipe your device before a buyer can use it free and clear. Prepping an iPhone for resale used to be almost as easy as hitting a “reset” button in the iPhone’s …

How to fix battery life issues in iOS 8.4.1

iOS 8.4.1 might have fine-tuned Apple Music, but some users are complaining about about battery issues after updating to Apple’s latest mobile operating system.<p>If you’re afflicted, the good news is that iOS 9 is right around the corner. The bad news? That doesn’t help you now, and iOS 9 will likely …

Apple Watch How-To: Use Maps for navigation and directions

Apple Watch comes with Apple Maps, which allows you to find your current location, pan and zoom around on the area, search the map, get information about a location, call a location, get directions, and more. One of the benefits of having Maps on the watch is that it allows you to get directions …

Minion-like Apple Watch stand is so cute it’s creepy

We hope that the designer of this cute Apple Watch stand doesn’t get an adorable little cease-and-desist letter in the mail.<p>The WatchMe stand bears an uncanny resemblance to the stars of some despicable memes scattered across the Internet like salt, but it isn’t a complete rip-off. They don’t have …

What Siri wishes she could tell you (You're Doing It All Wrong!)

How to send your location with Apple Watch

Whether you're planning a day at the beach with friends or a date at a hard-to-find spot in the city, sending a contact your location makes it easier …

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How to read email on your Apple Watch

While the Apple Watch won't be the center of your email activity any time soon, it can be a nice way to quickly deal with some of the email that …

Apple Watch

Find your Device Account Number for Apple Pay

If a retailer asks for the last four digits of your credit card, but you’ve used Apple Pay, you might be out of luck if you use the actual digits off your plastic rectangle.<p>Every time you give a retailer or waiter your credit or debit card to pay for goods or services, the actual account number is …

How to control Apple TV with your Apple Watch

With the Remote app on your iPhone, you can navigate and interact with content on your Apple TV to your heart's content — and the Apple Watch is no …

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How to back up Apple Watch settings & data

Backing up Apple Watch doesn’t work exactly like your iOS device, and some of the data on the watch— like Workout and Activity calibration data, for example— won’t be included in your backup. Head below to learn exactly how to back up your Apple Watch, what to expect when doing so, and how to …

How to AirPlay music from your Apple Watch

We recently discussed transferring songs from an iPhone to your Apple Watch to enjoy music from your wrist when your phone is out of Bluetooth range …

Apple Watch

How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones and Listen to Music on Apple Watch

Apple Watch includes 6.2 GB of storage space for adding content like apps, photos, and music, with up to 2GB of that space dedicated to storing songs. When you add a playlist, you can listen to music on it, even when your iPhone is not in range. While the process is fairly self-explanatory, there …

How to Set Up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Apple restricted Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus due to the need for an NFC chip that's not included in older phones, which means Apple Pay has been limited to those with newer iPhones since it debuted in October of 2014.<p>One of the major perks of the Apple Watch is that it enables Apple Pay …

The scientifically perfect way to organize your Apple Watch apps

The Apple Watch’s tiny screen has already proven to be a boundless landscape for creatively organizing app icons, but one obsessive reddit user has created the most scientifically convenient app layout we’ve seen yet.<p>A redditor posted his “best app layout” explanation for the Apple Watch today.<p>It’s …

How to use the Apple Watch: Everything you need to know

With many more ways to control an Apple Watch than just winding it up, using Apple's newest gadget to its fullest extent will take some time to master. The small and pressure-sensitive touchscreen isn't quite like what you use on your iPhone and accessing so many (and sometimes hidden) features …

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