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How to record iPhone calls

Have you ever needed to record a call on your iPhone? While there’s no direct way to do this built in to iOS, there are some easy to use software and hardware options. Follow along for how to record iPhone calls.<p>While there’s a workaround to use the Phone apps’ three-way call feature on iOS to call …

Hands-on with Apple’s new Schoolwork app on iPad [Gallery]

At its education-focused event in Chicago last month, Apple showcased a new app called Schoolwork. Essentially, Schoolwork is Apple’s take on a classroom management app, allowing teachers to assign tasks to students and for students view those assignments and submit their work.<p>Schoolwork is slated …

Hands-on with Business Chat for iMessage in iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4

Included in iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 is a new way to communicate with companies called Business Chat. Available in the United States as a beta to start, Business Chat lets you conveniently use iMessage for customer service and even complete transactions with Apple Pay. Check out our hands-on to …

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Apple AirPods: the audiophile review

One reviewer’s belated discovery of Apple’s best first-gen product in years<p>As <i>The Verge</i>’s resident headphones obsessive, I’m not supposed to like the AirPods. My initial reaction upon first seeing them many months ago was to pour scorn on Apple’s designers for crafting a pair of expensive and …

PSA: iOS Markup is not designed to be a redaction tool for sensitive information

In iOS 11, Markup is a system-level feature able to annotate and draw shapes over images and PDFs. It lets you draw with a pen, a marker and some basic squares and circles over photos. Apple doesn’t really advertise Markup as a redaction feature, to cover up information, but it feels like it is up …

iOS Tip: How to quickly track flights on iPhone and iPad

iOS 11 brought along some subtle changes that won’t wow users in and of themselves, but are really handy when needed. One of those features is native flight status tracking.<p>For sometime, third-party apps were the go to resource to keep tabs on flights. While options like FlightAware and The Flight …

The best VPNs for Mac users looking for privacy

There are a number of reasons why you might want to start using a virtual private network or VPN. VPNs offer many benefits, like getting around …

How to Remove a Credit Card From an iPhone Completely

- Feb 18, 2018<p>For most iPhone users, having their credit card details saved on their device is inevitable. The benefits seam to outweigh the risks …

How to Share a Wi-Fi Password with a Nearby Device in iOS 11

Sharing a Wi-Fi password just became a whole lot easier with the introduction of iOS 11. In previous operating systems, if you wanted to share your Wi-Fi password you'd need to give it out so visitors could enter it into their device and join your network. This could get complicated if your devices …

A four-sentence HomePod review (with appendices)

Apple’s HomePod is easily the best sounding mainstream smart speaker ever. It’s got better separation and bass response than anything else in its size and boasts a nuance and subtlety of sound that pays off the 7 years Apple has been working on it.<p>As a smart speaker, it offers best-in-class voice …

Audiophile

Here are all of the airports and malls that support indoor maps in iOS 11

iOS 11 introduced a new indoor mapping feature that offers walking directions through a variety of different airports and malls. Apple has been slowly rolling out support for additional buildings, but changes and additions have been hard to track…<p>Today, however, Apple added indoor mapping details …

Apple's Alleged Throttling of Older iPhones With Degraded Batteries Causes Controversy

A Reddit post over the weekend has drawn a flurry of interest after an iPhone 6s owner reported that a battery replacement significantly increased the device's performance running iOS 11. The ensuing discussion thread, also picked up by readers in the MacRumors forum, has led to speculation that …

Mobile Technology

PSA: If you have an older iPhone with slow performance, a new battery could solve your problems

One longstanding complaint from iPhone users is how their device slows down over time, specifically as the device ages and Apple releases new software updates. A Reddit thread has emerged this weekend with some interesting theories as to why this may happen…<p>Last year, a growing number of iPhone 6s …

How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash

[<b>Update:</b> Apple has shared a new video on its YouTube channel promoting Apple Pay Cash called <i>How to send money on iPhone</i>, check it out below.]<p>While Apple Pay Cash started rolling out yesterday, the new feature has just gone live for many users today. Follow along for a look at how to set up Apple …

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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 …

Displaymate gives iPhone X “highest ever” rating with an A+

Displaymate released its study of the iPhone X display earlier today and the results are impressive to say the least. If you recall, last year’s iPhone 7 had a record high in display performance. However, the iPhone X is here to take the crown.<p>Over the years Displaymate has run exhaustive tests on …

iPhone X video quality fares well against professional mirrorless camera in comparison

The iPhone’s camera system has long been a favorite of professional videographers looking to capture video with mobile rigs, and the iPhone X is proving to be no exception. This year, Apple brought a faster, f2.4 aperture telephoto lens to their flagship phone, featuring dual optical image …

iPhone X scores 97 on DxOMark camera ranking, just behind Google Pixel 2

DxOMark has today released its review of the iPhone X camera setup, which sees Apple’s premium iPhone score 97, one point below the highest rated mobile camera, the Google Pixel 2.<p>It’s important to remember that rating camera performance is a somewhat subjective matter. While DxOMark certainly does …

Apple says color and hue shifting, OLED burn-in expected on iPhone X

iPhone X is finally arriving to customers today, and with it comes the new 5.8-inch OLED screen that Apple calls the Super Retina display. iPhone X is the first model that uses this screen technology, and with it comes a few disclaimers…<p>Namely, Apple wants customers to expect color and hue shifting …

Apple releases iPhone X guided tour video to help users with changes and new features

Apple has released a new video today to help the millions of new iPhone X users become acquainted with the new features, gestures, and changes on the first Home button-less iPhone.<p>The new guided tour video comes in at a bit over four minutes long and is split into four sections: New gestures, Face …

iPhone X Is King of OLED Screens: See for Yourself

So much has been made of the iPhone X's infamous notch, but its 5.8-inch display is notable for other reasons. With the introduction of its first …

Phones

Selling your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Apple recommends this step

If you’re selling (or generously handing down) your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple recommends an extra step when erasing your data before parting ways with your machine. This step requires an obscure Terminal command that you wouldn’t assume and isn’t required on Macs without the Touch Bar.<p>It’s …

Hands-on: Best fast charger options for iPhone 8 and iPhone X [Video]

<i>Update: Separate tests by software engineer Dan Loewenherz show that a 10w charger is the sweet-spot if you’re looking to balance charging time against cost and portability.</i><p>The iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhone X both support fast charging via Apple’s 29W USB-C adapter and USB-C to Lightning Cable. …

Apple Watch Series 3 Observations- Part 5: Siri

It’s been a good week taking a look at several aspects and features of the new Apple Watch Series 3. I was already a fan of the Apple Watch platform and watchOS 4, so liking this new device isn’t a major surprise. However, I enjoy and appreciate the independence aspect of the new Watch more than I …

Smartwatches

watchOS 4: How to stop Now Playing and audio apps from automatically opening on Apple Watch

watchOS 4 includes a new default behavior to auto-launch audio apps when you wake the screen while playing audio on your Apple Watch or iPhone.<p>Auto-launching Now Playing can be useful when you’re playing music from the watch or a podcast from the phone for example. Instant access to play/pause and …

You can mount HFS+ volumes with High Sierra and APFS

macOS High Sierra introduces a new file system call Apple File System, or APFS. APFS replaces the old file system, called HFS+. APFS has a lot of …

Apple Watch Series 3 Observations- Part 4

I am still kicking the tires on the Series 3 Apple Watch, and still finding new details and answering new questions. One such question about the ability to send and receive emails stand-alone via either LTE or WiFi came from Jason Riley via a comment on Flipboard on my Part 2 article.<p><b>Email</b><p>Mr Riley …

Smartwatches

Apple Watch Series 3 Observations- Part 3

Thanks to the weekend, I’ve been using some extra time to test out the new Apple Watch and use it in situations that I might normally not try out if left to my own devices. So far, so good, as my battery life and connectivity have performed as good or better than expected.<p><b>The Screen</b><p>If you have …

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Apple Watch Series 3 Observations- Part 2

Rather than a single 3,000 word review, I am going to just keep on gradually logging thoughts and observations on the new Apple Watch Series 3 as I use it. For today, I’ve been using the Watch as my primary communications device, but I’ve just been running errands, walking around the local Farmer’s …

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iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy Note 8 speed test: It’s not even a contest anymore

We already know the iPhone 8’s A11 Bionic processor will deliver tremendous performance. Benchmark scores showed that the new chip is miles ahead of …