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iPhone X & iPhone 8: How to force restart, enter recovery-mode, and enter DFU mode [Video]

With the release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple made some changes to the methods used to force restart its flagship device. These changes come just a year after Apple made similar changes to the iPhone 7 — the first iOS device to don a solid state Home button.<p>These changes not only affect …

IPhone 8

Shut but not sleeping: 2 ways to keep a closed MacBook awake

A MacBook doesn't need to be open to be useful. Connected to an external display, it can run while it's closed and act like a Mac Mini. By itself, a MacBook can run when closed with the help of a third-party app. You may want to do this so you can tote your MacBook from meeting to meeting at work …

Use this data-transfer tool for a seamless transition to iPhone 7

<i>This post is brought to you by iMobie, maker of AnyTrans.</i><p>It’s almost time for the iPhone 7. And, as when any new iPhone model hits the scene, there are sure to be plenty of people staring at their newly booted devices, wondering where some of their favorite data went.<p>AnyTrans gets you ready for …

IPhone 7

The best 3D Touch gestures in Music app

The stock Music app in iOS 10 supports 3D Touch Peek and Pop gestures within the app and various Quick Actions on the Home screen.<p>With 3D Touch, the …

IPhone 7

26 Reasons Why Your Mac May be Running Slow (Infographic)

- Feb 15, 2016<p>Is your Mac not performing quite as well as it used to? A wait of a few seconds for it to perform a simple task has turned into a …

How to learn to code when you have no idea where to start

Learning to use code and workflows to build awesome apps, websites, and other projects doesn't have to be scary.Apple's Hour of Code program is back …

Play Video as Screen Saver in Mac OS X

If you have ever wanted to play a movie, video, or multiple videos as a screen saver on a Mac, then SaveHollywood is the screensaver for you. The …

Operating Systems

How to ditch Windows and move to Mac

Move from Windows to Mac<p>When you've decided to migrate from a Windows PC to a Mac, it's important to make sure all your settings and precious data …

How to rearrange, force quit, and delete apps on the Apple TV

The fourth-generation Apple TV supports third-party apps, allowing you to watch movies, play games, browse recipes, and a lot more. But with all …

Wallpaper Weekends: New York, New York! for the iPad

- Oct 24, 2015<p>Wallpaper Weekends is a series that brings you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Mac. Be sure to …

Extreme iPhone 6s Testing: “This Thing Will Not Die”

Don’t ask me how, but I stumbled upon YouTuber TechRax’s video in which he tests the iPhone's durability by spinning it in a paint shaker. You remember those machines at hardware stores that chug paint around really fast to mix the colors? Yeah, that. Naturally, I found myself yelling at the …

AdBlock Fast: Block Safari Ads in iOS 9 for Free

While Google and Apple go to war over ad revenues, we the consumers will sit back and enjoy our new option to block ads in Safari in iOS 9. Within days of the iOS 9 release, adblockers flooded the app store and ranged largely in price and performance. Now that the dust has settled, a clear …

Tip: Simple batch file renames in the Finder

Isn’t it funny how you can use an operating system, day in, day out, for a year or more and not notice certain features?<p>The other day I had to rename …

The next episode: What Apple will announce on Sept 9

Apple can’t revolutionize everything every single year, and with next week’s big event covering such maintenance releases as the iPhone 6s, iOS 9, …

Infltr gives Instagram addicts millions of editing options

Photo-editing apps like Instagram are great, but usually the options are limited to a couple dozen or so filters. That's not the case with Infltr, a $2 iOS app that claims 5.1 million unique hues. With this piece of mobile software, swiping across the edit screen traverses through the color wheel, …

How to change app icons in Mac with a simple drag and drop

There are many people among us who like change, and love to customize their machines. If you’re a fan of customization, or want to give your Mac a …

Apps

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 …

Apple Pay

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Insanely simple iPhone trick lets you instantly free up iCloud storage space

iPhone storage can be a problem for many users, especially handset owners who love taking pictures, recording videos and storing lots of digital …

How to Install the iOS 9 Public Beta

The forthcoming iOS 9 has a lot of great new features, including the News app, split-screen multitasking on the iPad, transit and walking directions in Maps, new formatting options in Notes, and a more intelligent Siri. For the first time, Apple is making a beta version (which means a not-yet-final …

How to back up your iTunes library

<i>Updated February 1st, 2017:</i> Added information about backing up with macOS Sierra.<p>Though we store more and more of our music online these days, a …

iTunes

How to Block Facebook Game Requests

Some of your Facebook friends like games. A lot. Some of your Facebook friends want you to like games a lot too. And you know this because they've sent you so many Facebook game requests that you are considering unfriending them just to make the onslaught stop.<p>We at <i>iPhone Life</i> don't want to tell …

How To Hide Apple Music in iTunes & iOS, If You Don’t Use It

If you’re not using Apple Music or listening to the subscription service, with no plans to pay for it after the free trial period, you can choose to …

Apple Music

How, why and when to boot your Mac in Safe Mode

Most of the time, your Mac “just works.”<p>But there will be times when a rogue app, a misbehaving service, outdated caches and other issue will cause …

Operating Systems

25 new iOS 9 features that are rocking our world

Get excited about the little things<p>Apple’s newest iOS is far from a drastic overhaul, and that’s OK. Sometimes it’s the most subtle tweaks that have …

Apps

How to downgrade your iPad from iOS 9 beta, and restore it to iOS 8.x

During the World Wide Developer Conference a little over two weeks ago, Apple released the first beta version of iOS 9 to developers. Many tech bloggers expect the public release of iOS 9 later this summer to be a “minor” upgrade from iOS 8 in terms of “new” features. However, it is widely believed …

How to Change Your Apple ID

Your Apple ID is the key to using your iCloud account and making purchases in the App and iTunes Stores. If you want to change your Apple ID, perhaps because it is an email address for an account you no longer use, you'll need to sign out of everywhere you use your Apple ID on all your iDevices. …