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How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

How to use Pushbullet, the app that lets you send files and messages from one device to another — on any platform

Pushbullet is one of the best apps available on any platform that lets you share files, links, and messages with friends and the devices you own.<p>We listed Pushbullet as one of the very best apps you can find on Android, but its beauty is actually hidden in the app's compatibility with all the other …

iOS 11 Tips: Two-Factor Authentication Replaces Two-Step Verification

A little over two months ago, I wrote a Tips article covering Apple’s Two-Step Verification and Trusted Devices. This is a very important weapon in constant battle to protect your accounts from unauthorized access, and I highly recommended that anyone reading this who is not already on iOS 11 …

Information Systems

How to automatically import new music into iTunes

So, say you have a Dropbox folder that keeps your media files synced across all your machines. Wouldn’t it be super-convenient to have iTunes import music from the Dropbox folder automatically? Also, just double-clicking the media files to import them to iTunes doesn’t sound too much work at first, …

Tips for working out with Apple Watch

Apple Watch is an excellent fitness tracker and has proved to be an effective workout coach for me personally. If you want to get outside more over the three-day weekend or just use your Apple Watch in new ways for the first time, read along for a few of my favorite tips for working out with Apple …

Guide to iCloud storage plans: How to upgrade & manage your storage

Apple includes 5 GB of free cloud storage with each iCloud account, yet with iPhone and iPad cameras improving each year and an expanding amount of ways to utilize iCloud, that free storage fills up fast. Let’s take a look at managing your iCloud storage plan along with a few tips and tricks on …

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iOS

Watch people face their greatest fear and put an iPhone underwater on purpose

Apple's new iPhone 7 is supposedly "splash and water resistant," but would you feel comfortable dipping the phone in water? Many people have accidentally dropped their phones in the toilet or the ocean, so a waterproof phone is definitely a plus. To test this feature out, we asked a handful of …

One of the best hidden Mac pro-tips give you more control over volume

One of the easiest ways to impress your Mac-owning friends is simple:<p>Simply press <b>option + shift + volume up (F8) or option + shift + volume down (F9).</b><p>It looks like this:<p>That magical combination of keys lets you increase or decrease the volume in much finer increments than the usual 16-point …

The Huge Mistake People Are Making on LinkedIn's Mobile App

This little-known feature could help you connect with more people on LinkedIn through your phone.<p>I was recently speaking to a group of 700 project managers at a conference. The title of the presentation was, "Your Network is Your Net Worth: The Power of Super-Connecting." My goal was to teach …

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Here's How to Overcome Newly Discovered iPhone Ransomware

There’s an odd iOS ransomware that could target your iPhones and iPads. But luckily, it is easy to overcome.<p>It’s possible an iPhone or iPad owner …

This story about the UK army makes it sound like something from Blackadder

David J. Chmiel has shared a great clipping from The Telegraph on Twitter:<p><b>Harsh but fair</b><p>SIR – Major Robert Erith’s memories of the late Major Eric …

The complete guide to locking down your teenager’s iPhone

You know those people who give their toddlers devices at dinner to carve out a little bit of peace and quiet? A decade from now, when those kids turn into teenagers, their parents will be sorry. I know. I’m one of them.<p>I blame my mother. Or rather, as part of the first generation struggling to …

Parenting

19 "shit jokes" that are so shit that you might just laugh despite your better judgement

We’ve been enjoying reading @shitjokes on Twitter – a simple enough premise: they post enjoyable shit jokes.<p>Here’s 19 of their best:<p>I went to the …

British Humour

British Driving Authority Demos Digital Driver License For Apple Wallet

The British Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency seems intent to embrace the future. After doing away with the paper section of driving licenses last …

How to Pair a Siri Remote With its 4G Apple TV

It can happen. Your Siri Remote isn't working. You're sure it has a good battery charge. As (bad) luck would have it, it may have become unpaired …

17 things you didn't know the latest Apple TV could do

As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest one can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that you can hook up to your flat screen television.<p>However, with all the new powers comes new complexity. There's also a brand-new touch-sensitive remote control to master. And it turns out, …

Review: Soundbox 10 Is One of the Best Bluetooth Speakers

There are a lot of wireless speakers out there, but the Soundbox 10 ($95.95) from PAWW is one of the best Bluetooth speakers you'll find. When you touch and pickup the Soundbox, you feel the quality, heft, and attention to design that sets the Soundbox apart from its plastic competitors. Other …

Intel’s 2nd-gen Compute Stick is a faster, better iTunes media server

One year after introducing the original Compute Stick, a version of which was featured in our guide to building a $150 iTunes media server, <b>Intel</b> today announced the <b>2nd-gen Compute Stick</b> ($159-$499) with many noteworthy improvements. Still shaped like a pack of gum, the new Compute Stick fits a …

Expand your vocabulary with Elevate Showdown on Apple TV

If you want to really expand your brain and become more intelligent, increasing your vocabulary is an important step. Since few of us have the …

How to send large attachments with Mail Drop on iOS

Announced at WWDC 2014, Mail Drop made its debut on the Mac with the OS X 10.10 Yosemite software update. Starting with the iOS 9.2 software update, …

How to replace your router with an AirPort Express, Extreme, or Time Capsule

<b>Plug in</b> your new AirPort next to your old router. Don't move any wires just yet.<p>On your iPhone, open <b>Settings > Wi-Fi</b> and wait until you see the <b>Set Up</b> …

31 Top Tips for Mastering Your New Apple TV

I've been using my new Apple TV for several days now and have found the interface to be quite intuitive. However, I quickly discovered there are a lot of tips and tricks that make it even better. Here's a comprehensive roundup.<p><b>Navigating</b><p>Press the Menu button to go back, quickly press it twice to go …

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Your phone number gets smart with a new Burner update

In today’s world – with privacy at a premium – Burner can be a lifesaver. The concept of the app is powerful but simple.<p>You receive a special phone …

My iPhone is ruining my life: I’m guilty of “phubbing” my partner, and I can’t unplug

He asked me how long I could go without my phone, and my first thought was, “But why?”<p>If my boyfriend and I ever break up, it will probably be because of my cellphone. My incessant staring at my iPhone has caused more fights between us than any other topic. Yes, I admit it, I’m a phubber, a phone …

You can’t help but be attracted to this magnetic Lightning cable

From the 1st century to today, you could say the magnet is one component of technology that has <i>stuck</i> around.<p>With that bad pun out of the way (two if you count the headline), a Hong Kong company is using the simple magnet to make the charging of our smartphones easier and faster. The MagCable is a …

Bookworm Baby Breaks Down In Tears Every Time Mum Finishes Reading Book

A love of books is something all parents would welcome for their children, but for this little bookworm the love is just too much.<p>When his mum is …

Parenting