John Stokes

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The Complete Guide to iPhone's Moving Pictures (UPDATED FOR iOS 11)

Live Photos on iPhone are three-second moving pictures that first appeared with the iPhone 6s. If you’re not sure how to take a Live Photo, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is. I leave my Live Photo feature on for my iPhone 8 Plus camera; that way, all of my photos are moving pictures. My …

Mobile Photography

Nomad's Silicone Strap for Apple Watch is both durable and comfortable

If you’ve been tuning into iDB lately, then you probably know we’re big fans of Nomad’s Apple Watch wrist straps here. My colleague Sebastien …

How to Save Text Messages to Your Computer

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>A step-by-step guide to saving your text messages<p>Getting …

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How to stop your iPhone from archiving emails

To my knowledge, Gmail was the first service to introduce this option that basically archives an email instead of properly deleting it. I believe …

30 time-saving Mac keyboard shortcuts

OS X and macOS Sierra includes Mac shortcuts for just about everything, so people who develop dexterous digits can make windows pop open and fly …

Operating Systems

Apple Watch goes retro with Bucardo lockets [Watch Store]

The Apple Watch doesn’t need to live on one’s wrist alone. Ladies, take notice! The Silver Constellation Locket by Bucardo is a new way to wear Apple Watch, bucking current trends by melding vintage style and tech.<p>And, sometimes fashion precedes functionality — in wearing this beautiful locket, the …

How to Turn Off the 5 Most Annoying iOS 10 Features

There's a lot to love about iOS 10, Apple's latest mobile operating system. But there are some features users don't love. At all. Ever since Apple released iOS 10, we've been hearing from readers who want to know why iPhone can't slide to unlock anymore and what is going on with the iPhone Home …

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Mastering iOS 10: The Complete Guide to Apple’s New Operating System

iOS 10 is Apple’s biggest operating system update since iOS 7. You can finally remove stock apps from Home screen, and soon you’ll be able to ask Siri to hail you an Uber. Voicemails are now transcribed, the Messages app is having it’s own party with fireworks and confetti, Apple Music has been …

How to Use Picture in Picture Video Player on Mac

Picture in Picture mode is one of the more useful features available in the latest version of MacOS, essentially it allows you to pop open a little …

iOS 10 problems: Here's how to fix the most common issues

<b>Update:</b> iOS 10 problems persist in Apple's new iOS 10.3 update, but many can be fixed. Here's what may be crashing your iPhone.<p>New problems always …

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Reviews: Mophie Hold Force Magnetic Case System for iPhone 7

Mophie’s starter Base Case is a mostly clear polycarbonate shell with proper button coverage, but no coverage for the iPhone’s bottom edge. The …

Tech Trends

How to manage and optimize downloaded music storage on your iPhone or iPad

Subscribed to Apple Music? If so, you probably download a bunch of songs to your iOS device so you can listen to your favorite tunes on the go, …

How to fix threaded emails in Mail on iOS 10

You know when you’ve upset Today Show co-host Hoda Kotb that you’ve crossed a line. That’s exactly what Apple did by changing up threaded emails in …

How to Quickly Delete Multiple Contacts on iPhone

Deleting multiple contacts at once on iPhone is no small feat. Erasing contacts individually from your iPhone will take a long time since there’s no multi-delete option in Contacts on iPhone. In fact, the easiest way to quickly delete multiple contacts from iPhone or from iPad is to do it on a Mac …

How to Automatically Start Each Note with a Headline

By default, when you create a new note in the Notes app, you’re immediately creating the body of the note. This is so you can jump straight into the thought you were having and get it on “paper” in the Notes app. However, it’s easier to keep notes organized and know what is what if each note has …

Clear Mac App Store Temp Cache to Fix Some Download Issues

Rarely, the Mac App Store may report erroneous app download statuses or even offer a malformed file leading to an app that doesn’t launch or is …

Review: Nomad Horween Leather iPhone 7 Plus Case + Apple Watch Strap

Nomad is the maker of clever tech accessories for travelers like the Key and Carabiner charging cables, and the recent partnership with Chicago’s Horween Leather Company has disguised battery packs inside good-looking wallets. Nomad’s effort with Horween extends to their new iPhone 7 leather cases …

How to Turn Off Frequent Locations Tracking on iPhone

For some, the frequent locations tracking feature on iPhone is just a little too big brother. Essentially, your iPhone tracks where you go, and if there is a location you visit often enough, it marks it as a frequent location. Your iPhone uses this feature to predict where you live and work, then …

How to Handwrite Messages with iPhone and iOS 10

Did you know you can handwrite messages and notes in Messages for iOS 10 on your iPhone? With this feature you can scribble out a little note or …

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

Bet you didn't know your Mac could do all this<p>Now that we’re getting ready for the release of macOS 10.14 Mojave later this year, there’s no better …

Operating Systems

How to Automatically Reopen an App on Your Apple Watch

By default, when you raise your wrist, the Apple Watch screen wakes up. Also by default, it shows you the Watch Face, assuming you want to see the time and have access to complications. But perhaps you’d rather see the most recent app or activity you were using instead. You can change the setting …

How to sign up as an organ donor from the Health app on your iPhone

If you use your iPhone to keep a digital record of information about your health, known as your Medical ID, then you should also know you can use …

How to use or enable/disable Parked Car alerts from Maps on iOS 10 for iPhone

There’s a new feature in the iOS 10 update with Maps called Parked Car. It automatically tells your iPhone where you left your car and sends you a notification. This may or may not be useful depending on your needs. Luckily the Parked Car notifications are easy to disable or re-enable if you know …

macOS Sierra Slow? Here’s Why & How to Speed Sierra Up

Some Mac users who have updated to macOS Sierra have felt their computer is running slower than it should be. If you have noticed a performance hit …

How to clear all notifications from Notification Center at once in iOS

It’s easy to lose track of the notifications you’re receiving on your iPhone and end up having dozens of them filling up your Notification Center. …

How to Type the  Apple Emoji  on Windows and Mac

Have you ever wanted to type the  Apple symbol logo on your MacBook or Mac computer? It’s a neat little text glyph that can be used in a variety of …

How to manage storage in macOS Sierra

One of the conveniences Apple has added in macOS Sierra is Optimized Storage, which helps you to keep plenty of space free for whatever task you take …

Operating Systems

How to Use Your iPad as a Second Computer Display

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>Be more productive with devices you already use every …

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iOS 10 tips: Change 'press home to unlock' back to 'rest to unlock'

Tips<p>Slide to unlock is gone in iOS 10, and isn't coming back. In its place is "press home to unlock" which works well for the iPhone 6s and newer, …