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How to clean your Apple cables, keyboards, mice, trackpads, and more

Accessories for your Apple devices can add up quickly and before you know it they’re also looking a lot dirtier than when you first unboxed them. Follow along for the best ways to clean your first- and third-party accessories.<p>Last week we covered some of the best ways to clean your AirPods and …

Apple Watch
Operating Systems

How to: turn your iPhone into a document scanner, and when you shouldn't

Tips<p>Nothing can beat having the iPhone's camera with you but many, many tools can better how that camera shoots documents and what you can do with …

iOS 11: How to use the new Files app

Apple has introduced its new Files app with iOS 11 and along with it come improvements for managing, editing, and sharing your data. Follow along for a look at this new iOS app.<p>If haven’t tried out iOS 11 you can check out our walkthrough here for installing the public beta. As we noted earlier, …

Stop quitting apps on your iPhone and iPad ... it's making things worse

Somewhere along the way, someone told you to force quit apps on your iPhone and iPad to improve performance and save battery life.<p>Stop doing …

Apps

Life hack: how to best arrange your iPhone apps, one icon at a time

After years of fiddling, I finally cracked it. This is how you should organise your home screen – and it’s advice that could be handy for Android users too<p>In the 10 years since the iPhone launched, I’ve never really settled on a way to arrange my home screen that I actually like. Folders seem …

Apps

Apple releases iOS 11 public beta

The future of iOS is here — sort of.<p>After sharing early builds with developers, Apple has deemed the next big iOS update (iOS 11) ready for the broader beta-testing public. If you want to risk putting the unfinished software on your device, you can do just that by heading to Apple’s beta tester …

Deals: Earhoox 2.0 for Apple EarPods and AirPods

Do you ever feel like your Apple EarPods or AirPods are just going to fall right out of your ears? Or DO they actually fall out on you? I’ve never had this issue, but my wife does, and I have heard from plenty of other users who have problems with this design, as well.<p>If you are one of the ones who …

Easiest Way to Download Facebook Videos to Your iPhone

Facebook videos are great and undeniably an easy way to kill time. They’re, of course, only available through the social media platform’s app and …

Social Media

Find out if someone has accessed your MacBook's camera

Get notified when your MacBook's iSight camera is being used to keep hackers from spying on you.<p>After reading about how hackers have taken control of a MacBook's iSight camera to spy on the person sitting in front of it, you might start to get a feeling that someone is watching you. Just because …

MacBook

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. …

15 Ways to Drown Out the Destructive Voices in Your Head

Here are strategies to silence your overly critical internal monologue and help you reach your goals.<p>To reach your goals, you have to take risks, develop constructive routines and make time to listen, learn and reflect. The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering …

Self-help

6 Stretches for Better Sleep

Getting a good night’s rest is key to leading a healthy life, both mentally and physically. Studies have shown that getting too little sleep can lead …

This App Can Tell If Your iPhone Has Ever Been Hacked

A new app can detect if something wrong (and dangerous) is going on with your iDevice.<p>It's not paranoia if they're really after you.<p>If you have an iPhone there was no way to figure out if you were really being paranoid or not, until now. Thanks to a new $1 app, you can finally figure out if someone …

Security

How to quickly track your flights in iMessage for iPhone, iPad, and Mac

When I was a kid, we'd fly one or two times a year to Canada to visit my relatives; one trip, during a particularly eventful snow delay, I got a …

6 Apps to Secure Your Smartphone Better

For many of us, our smartphones carry our whole world—contacts, messages, payment information, eclectic music collection—so it’s hard to understate …

How I Trained Myself To Wake Up On Time Without An Alarm

Half the battle is figuring out how much sleep your body needs, and the other half is consistency.<p>Sleep is one of my favorite things. I adore it. I’ve never been one for alarms, though. Potentially because they mark the end of my sleeping.<p>I started working remotely a few years ago, and …

Sleep

With Its Updated iOS App, Evernote Is Going Back To Note-Taking’s Basics

A streamlined new interface makes it easier to create a new note and give it some personality–and then find it later when you need it.<p>People may use Evernote in all sorts of ways, but at its heart, the app is about one thing: notes. It’s acknowledging that today with a new version of its iOS app–a …

Apps

How to enable the ‘dark mode’ feature hiding in your iPhone browser right now

Apple’s iOS 10 software is packed full of new features. In fact, there are so many new features that it’s impossible to remember them all, which is …

Shooting 4K Log on the iPhone with Filmic Pro

Sometimes people ask me why I started shooting videos on a phone and the answer is not that easy. I believe the best camera is the one we always have …

Hands on with Airmail 1.5, managing Apple Mail, Gmail, and Exchange on iOS

Users can connect a series of Airmail functions to speed up your work, and weed out important emails from the less-so. AppleInsider shows you how, …

Apps

15 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

Thankfully, though, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple's.<p>Whether you're looking to organize your photos, get work done, or get around town, we've scoured the App Store for the best apps that are better than the default ones on your iPhone.

Apps

What’s on your iPad Home Screen?

With the start of a new year, I thought I’d take another look at my iPad home screen page the same way I did with my iPhone, and make some decisions on what I “need” and what apps I have simply accumulated since purchasing my iPad Pro. The majority of my most used apps live on the first page of my …

Apps

Zagg wants you to ditch AppleCare on your iPhone for its InvisibleShield plan

At CES 2017 Zagg has announced a new screen insurance policy for iPhones. Is it a good deal?<p>A lot of people purchase AppleCare because they're concerned they might accidentally do something bad to their iPhone, like drop it and crack the screen.<p>Zagg, which has sold lots of screen protectors for …

Mobile Technology

How to Delete Large Apps from Mac to Free Up Storage

Many Mac users have apps installed on their Mac which take up considerable storage space but generally go unused. Accordingly, Mac users can free up …

Operating Systems

Don’t delete your photos after turning on iCloud Photo Library

I recently wrote a Mac 911 column titled, “Yes, if you delete your photos from iCloud Photo Library, they’re deleted everywhere.” I thought that …

iCloud

‘Dongle Dangler’ Kickstarter project aims to help you keep track of your 3.5mm headphone adapter

Apple made the courageous decision to remove the headphone jack with the release of the iPhone 7, but in an effort to ease the transition, the company included a Lightning to 3.5mm adapter with every purchase. One issue people have suffered from, however, is keeping track of that adapter. A new …

Tip: delete Apple Music cache in iTunes to reclaim storage space on your Mac

iOS 10 provides a handy feature allowing users to limit the amount of storage space used for keeping songs downloaded on an iPhone, iPad or iPod …

Apple Music

Here's How to Fix Some Problems You Might See in iOS 10

There are plenty of reasons to update your iPhone to the latest iOS, such as for enhanced security and fun, new iMessage features. Of course, that does mean your phone might hit some annoying bugs along the way. Keep reading to see how to fix some of these bugs quickly and easily.

3 Essential Mac Hacks That Will Make You 10 Times More Productive

Do you sometimes wish that your Mac would read your mind and organize all your business notes properly? Do you sometimes waste valuable time, looking …