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Change These Settings on Your New TV for a Better-Looking Picture

If you’re one of those people who buys a brand-new TV, spends hours straining your back trying to place it in your home entertainment center (or …

Tutorials

How to record the screen on your iPhone in a few easy steps

Want to show your non-tech-savvy relative how to set up their email without actually having to do it for them? Since iOS 11, Apple has offered a …

Apps

Getting the most from OneNote, part I: A hidden Office gem

The more information you put into OneNote the more useful it is. You can tag, flag, recognize, record and search just about anything.<p>Microsoft's …

Software

Documents is the files app iOS deserves [Essential iOS Apps #42]

For the last few years, discussions about whether you can do “real work” on iOS have circled the internet. One of the most commonly cited issues with iOS was the lack of a file browser. In iOS 11, Apple gave us the files app, but it suffers from some major limitations. Documents by Readdle takes …

Apps

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

Apps

iOS 12: how to install Apple’s latest iPhone software right now

Apple has released the public beta version of the much anticipated free iOS 12 software update for iPhones and iPads, which means those eager to try it before anyone else can install it right now.<p>Announced at the beginning of June, packed with new features, speed improvements and tools to help …

The biggest reason you should install iOS 12 public beta on your iPhone

Apple surprised us all on Monday when it released the first iOS 12 public beta late in the afternoon. Apple typically releases new iOS betas around …

How to Create a New Apple ID on iPhone

You can't effectively use an iPhone without an Apple ID. It used to be, in the pre-family sharing days, that family members sometimes shared an Apple ID; this created all kinds of complications. If you want to buy apps in the App Store, sign up for Apple Music or an iTunes account, or use iCloud, …

You Are Probably Using the Wrong HDMI Cord

It’s not your fault, but it is very likely that you’re using the wrong HDMI cord to plug that 4K Apple TV or PS4 Pro into your new TV. While you …

How To: 14 Safari Privacy Settings You Need to Check on Your iPhone

Facebook, Equifax, even Twitter — thanks to recent security breaches and data scandals, our privacy and how it's managed is in the public eye more …

The best note-taking apps for the iPad Pro and Pencil (2018)

The iPad Pro and Apple Pencil are arguably the best tablet + stylus pairing currently available. When used with a good note-taking app, the slate is …

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Wi-Fi

5 Free iOS Travel Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>Here’s five neat little apps that will help you score the cheapest plane tickets possible so that you can book your trip and not drain your bank</b> …

Apps

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 …

Apps

Tips and tricks on switching and closing out apps on iPhone X

Whether you’ve just gotten an iPhone X or have had one since launch, there are a couple of ways to improve your gesture habits for a smoother experience. Follow along for some tips and tricks on switching and closing out apps on iPhone X.<p>The biggest difference between the iPhone X and all other …

Apps

This garage gadget adds simple smarts to your garage door

Making Sense of iCloud: A Complete Guide to Apple’s Cloud Services

I’ve been using iCloud for years and it’s become essential to how I store photos and documents, send emails, and sync and backup my devices. However, …

ProtonMail will use encryption to lock down your contacts list

About a year and a half ago, ProtonMail opened up its previously invite-only beta encrypted email service to the public, along with a couple of mobile apps. A couple of months ago, ProtonMail created a free tier for its VPN service, too. Now the company is offering ProtonMail Contacts, which it's …

12 iPhone X Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Apple’s decision to remove the home button means there can be an unexpected learning curve when using the iPhone X for the first time. Many tasks …

Protect your iPhone with these essential iOS security tips

Chances are that you haven't purchased the iPhone X yet, but you're probably already running the shiny new iOS 11. And yup, this is a great …

How to use external storage with Files app on iPad or iPhone

Did you ever hold your iPhone in one hand, and a USB hard drive in the other, and look back and forth between them, muttering “Why, oh why?” Well, today we have good news for you. You still can’t hook them together with a wire, but with one app you can browse all kinds of external storage devices …

Apps

ROLEX AND THE UNDERWATER WORLD

Rolex has played a pioneering role in the development of divers’ watches and been present in pioneering ocean exploration with models at the forefront of watchmaking technology. From the first 100 metres down to the deepest part of the oceans, Rolex watches have always been present, meeting divers’ …

Set up your new iPhone X the right way

The new iPhone X is radically different from previous iPhones, but the setup hasn’t changed much at all. The biggest difference from your current iPhone, is that you’ll be able to take advantage of Automatic Setup. And of course Face ID has ousted Touch ID, so you’ll only have to save one face, …

When there's the iPhone X, why bother with the iPhone 8?

Apple announced three new phones yesterday, increasing buying indecision even more than when it first offered a Plus model alongside the iPhone 6 two years ago. Over the next month or two, the iOS faithful will have to decide between the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus <i>and</i> the iPhone X. But there really …

Ready to Learn iOS 11? Become an Expert with Our Complete Guide

Apple has released the official public iOS 11 this fall, which means it’s time to figure out how to use all the new features! Each new version of iOS comes with a steep learning curve, but we want to make it easy for you. That's why we created The Complete iOS 11 Guide for iPhone Life Insiders, and …

How to Change Your Apple ID Password on iPhone

It’s time to get acquainted with the ins and outs of how to change your Apple ID password. In a nutshell, your Apple ID password is what you use to access iTunes, share photos via iCloud, utilize iMessage—the list goes on. But fear not, changing your Apple ID password on iPhone need only require a …

How to Easily Make iPhone Ringtones Using Only iTunes

There are several ways to get ringtones for your iPhone. Apple would prefer that you pay $0.99 - $1.29 for them on the iTunes store. In fact, Apple …

Apps

11 Best Travel Apps Worth Downloading Photos

Photo: Petar Chernaev / Getty Images<p>A good vacation can turn into a nightmare at a moment’s notice if you are ill-equipped for your destination. Language barriers, currency snafus, directional errors—all tiny factors that could put a damper on your trip. Luckily, there is an app for that. Arm …