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Review: Photos, Apple's Replacement for iPhoto

The new Photos app is the update Mac users have been waiting for. But you're taking a chance with iCloud Photo Library.<p>When Apple introduced iPhoto in 2002, it was a tremendous boon to casual photographers. Rather than focusing on tweaking individual photos to perfection, it was centered on easy …

New to iOS 11? Change these privacy and security settings right now | ZDNet

These are the most important privacy settings in iOS 11<p>New to iOS 11? The first thing you should do is take note of these privacy and security steps …

10 Must-Have Mac Apps for the New Apple User

A few of you may have gotten your first Apple computer this Christmas and to that I say this: <i>Welcome to a vastly better computing experience!</i><p>I am …

This Ex-Apple Engineer's New App Turns Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>The app was created by Rahul Dewan, an engineer who worked at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.<p>"A …

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How to de-authorize devices linked to your iTunes account

Authorizing an iPhone, iPod, iPad, Mac, or PC on your iTunes account means you can uses it buy new apps, music, movies, TV Shows, and iBooks, …

iOS 8 How-to: Print wirelessly from iOS device

Sometimes you may need to print something from your iOS device. In this how-to article I will discuss how to wirelessly print from your iOS device.<p>First of all you need an AirPrint compatible printer. Apple does not make printers. Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, …

How to set default apps on Mac

Certain actions that you perform on your Mac will cause default apps to open. For example, clicking a document may open Pages. But what if you want …

Apple TV: The ultimate guide

Welcome to your new set-top box.The fourth-generation Apple TV is here. It brings Siri, third-party apps and game controllers, a new Home screen, …

How to use AirDrop with older Macs

We love AirDrop, which allows people to wirelessly share files between their Macs and iOS devices. But, as with Continuity's other features, pre-2012 …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

OS X

How to create a second iTunes library for Apple Music and iCloud Music

Quit iTunes on your Mac.<p>Re-open iTunes and hold down the option key.<p>In the Choose iTunes Library screen, select <b>Create Library</b>.<p><b>Name your new iTunes</b> …

How to replace your iPhone battery: The ultimate guide

Need an iPhone battery replacement? Here's everything you need to know to DIY (do-it-yourself) replace a dead or dying battery in your iPhone!If …

Mobile Technology

How to use Apple’s Continuity, iCloud Drive and AirDrop to share files with yourself

It’s like sharing for one; Apple refers to it as continuity. With the latest OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 updates, Apple has greatly improved how you …

Pixelmator for iPad review: The best image editor on the iPad - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Pixelmator for iPad has tons of advanced photo-editing tools and each have intuitive controls for making precise adjustments.<p><b>The Bad</b> There is no version for the iPhone.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Advanced photo editing features and tons of artistic tools for creating and editing images make Pixelmator …

How to make and answer phone calls on your iPad

Thanks to Continuity, the iPhone can expand the communications capabilities of your other Apple devices. Since the release of iOS 8.1, you have been …

OS X Yosemite How-to: Enable Dark Mode

New in OS X Yosemite is Dark Mode. Dark Mode allows for further customization of the appearance of the Mac. When enabling Dark Mode, it turns the translucent dock and menu bar from light grey and switches it to black. In this how-to I will discuss how to enable Dark Mode, the limitations of Dark …

25 hidden features from iOS 8, Apple’s new operating system

1. Emergency Health ID<p>Powered by Apple’s new HealthKit, Emergency Health ID allows anyone to access basic and potentially life-saving health information from your iPhone’s lock screen. To set it up, open the Health app, tap Medical ID on the bottom right and add as much or as little information as …

Your Mac Logs Everything You Download, Here's How to Clear It Out

OS X keeps a running log of every file you download, likely so it can help you troubleshoot later on if you download something you weren't supposed …

Having Wi-Fi problems on OS X Yosemite? Here's a possible fix!

By changing this option, your Mac won't slip onto another Wi-Fi network without you typing in your administrative password to make the change.<p>Katz …

2014 Best iPhone and iPad Photography Apps

The iPhone is an specifically highly effective device for photography. No matter how much more highly effective the Android operating system and …

10 cases that will protect your iPhone 6 without ruining Apple’s gorgeous design

Regular BGR readers will know that when it comes to smartphone cases, I am not a fan. Industrial design, ergonomics and materials are all hugely …

Like your iPhone 6 naked? The SurfacePad is a case for you

There are a <i>lot</i> of cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and most are designed to protect the phone from dents, scratches and dings.<p>But some of us …

A 5-minute charge for this portable battery can fully recharge an iPhone 5

Portable batteries for charging mobile devices are great. Until they run out of a charge too. Then it’s usually hours of plugged-in time to fill the …

How to free up space on your iPhone to make way for iOS 8

As you've probably heard, today is iOS 8 launch day. As you might have discovered, although the new operating system is contained in a 1.1GB download, you can't install it unless your iPhone has nearly 6GB of free space.<p>That was the message I faced today upon trying to commence an over-the-air …

Apple drops iCloud storage prices to start at just $0.99 per month for 20GB

Even when it was first unveiled, iCloud storage was expensive, and as companies like Dropbox and Google Drive have dropped the prices of their offering.<p>But an update to Apple’s iCloud webpage suggests that’s about to change. The company is radically dropping the price of iCloud Storage, starting at …

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Give your keyboard a rest with Dragon Dictate for Mac 4 [Deals]

‘A keyboard, how quaint,’ said Star Trek’s Chief Engineer, when it was suggested he should use a keyboard to enter data into a computer instead of voicing commands. How quaint indeed.<p>Now, with Dragon Dictate for Mac 4, you can give your ‘quaint’ keyboard a well deserved rest. Get this …

Steve Jobs’s office remains untouched at Apple HQ

In an excerpt from an interview with Charlie Rose, Tim Cook revealed that Steve Jobs’s office “is still left as it was” on the fourth floor of Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino. “His name is still on the door,” said Cook.<p>That says a lot more than any homage Apple can pay to Jobs onstage or in …

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Apple launches site to help you remove U2’s free album forever

Apple’s historic launch of U2’s new album <i>Songs of Innocence</i> to 500 million iTunes users hasn’t exactly been well-received. After less than 1 percent of iTunes users downloaded the freebie album on the first day, Apple shoved it down users’ throats by automatically downloading to devices …