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How to add any audio file to iPhone’s Music app

It’s 2017, and yet you still can’t add music to the Music app on your iPhone. If you have an MP3 file that somebody sent you, that you downloaded, or that you created with one of the zillions of powerful apps on iOS, you can’t just add it to your library. Instead, you must add it to iTunes on your …

This Simple Video is the Perfect CMYK Demo: See Subtractive Color in Action

CMYK—which stands for <b>C</b>yan, <b>M</b>agenta, <b>Y</b>ellow, and <b>K</b>ey (or Black)—is the color model used in most printing. It’s called a subtractive color model, and if …

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How to efficiently free up space and recover lost storage on your Mac

As our devices continually improve at capturing rich content like 4K video and bursts of high quality photos in a few seconds, and applications become increasingly powerful (and larger), our Macs often fill up faster than we expect.<p>There is always the option to offload your data to external drives …

The Best IQ Testing Apps and IQ Boosting Apps You Must Have on your iPhone

Although intelligence has many aspects to it, including ones that cannot be measured with any method, the most sought-after and widespread procedure …

How to use an iPad as an external display and Touch Bar for your Mac [Video]

As an LG UltraFine 5K Display owner, I’ve been using my MacBook Pro in closed-clamshell mode for the last week. Closed-clamshell mode allows me to drive an external display with the MacBook’s lid closed.<p>While such a setup looks neat and takes up less desk real estate, there are a few downsides …

People Have Started Hacking Nintendo's NES Classic And Adding More Games To It

It was only a matter of time before people found a way to hack Nintendo’s NES Classic, and that time has come. Earlier this week, modders trading …

Some are saying Apple’s iOS 10.2 update made their iPhone battery problems even worse

A growing number of iPhone users who have been experiencing serious problems with their batteries were anxiously anticipating the release of iOS …

10 awesome iOS 10 tips that will make you an iPhone power user

Every time Apple releases a new version of iOS, we painstakingly go through all of the cool new functions and hidden features Apple incorporated into …

Microsoft's supersized Surface Hub appears to be a hit

Microsoft says it's sold Surface Hub conferencing systems to more than 2,000 customers since March. Oh, and it's got the supply problems under control.<p>Microsoft has kept a tight lid on shipment numbers for its Surface-branded devices. But on Monday, the tech giant provided a few data points around …

How to get a Touch Bar on your old Mac

Not sure if you're going to like using the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro? Here's how you can test it out on your old Mac before upgrading.<p>Apple's long-awaited update to the popular MacBook Pro series laptops was met with mixed reactions. While the 13- and 15-inch models come with thinner, …

Brexit Vote: Why the 'Leave' Result Has Global Automakers Worried

The vote by citizens of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union is causing widespread worry in financial and business circles around the world. And among those fearing the impact are key global automakers like Toyota, General Motors and Britain’s own Jaguar Land Rover.<p>Calling it “the big …

Instant Replay: Lightroom’s Book Module with Scott Kelby

Levi Sim is passionate about making photographs and helping others make their pictures better, too. He's a full-time photographer making business …

How To Upload High Quality Photos to Facebook And Fix A Common Mistake

We've all been there, we work so hard preparing, shooting, editing or whatever it may be when we're involved in taking photos. After everything is …

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Bye Bye Backfocus: See How Nikon’s Auto AF Fine Tune Works

SLR shooters have been dealing with autofocus misalignment issues for as long as autofocus itself has existed, but thanks to Nikon’s new AF Fine Tune …

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Simple Photoshop Action For Brushing In Shadow Recovery

Recently I babbled on and on about shadow and highlight recovery using raw data in Capture One Pro, something I still fully endorse and recommend you …

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A Simple, Effective Noise Reduction Technique for Night Sky Photos

Noise reduction for night sky photos can be tricky, because the algorithms at play often reduce the sharpness of your stars while removing noise in …

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How to Fake Depth of Field Blur in Photoshop Using Z-Depth Pass

Here’s a tutorial on how you can create fake depth of field blur in the background of photos using something known as “Z-Depth Pass.” I’m not saying …

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How to get the New Xbox One Experience tonight

Microsoft is rolling out the biggest Xbox One update ever tonight, so it’s time to ensure your console is ready to get it.<p>We’ve already given you a preview of the New Xbox One Experience (NXOE), but it’s about time for you to get your hands on it as well. Microsoft announced that it will begin …

Mac|Life

In-depth Apple advice for all your devices<p>Our team of writers has been using Apple products for years, and knows them inside and out, as well as the …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use SMS Relay

Now that iOS 8.1 is out, with iOS 8.1 running on your iPhone, you can set up SMS Relay. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices, running Yosemite and iOS 8.1. Continuity also includes Handoff, iPhone Cellular Calls, Instant Hotspot, …