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Tested: Thermal conditions in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro dramatically hampering performance

AppleInsider has both an i7 and i9 2018 MacBook Pro on hand, and it's time to do our own testing on the thermal throttling situation that positively …

MacBook Pro

How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and …

Wi-Fi

How to use the amazing new iOS 12 Voice Notes app

Voice Memos has been a built-in iPhone app since iPhone OS 3.0, and has reminded pretty much the same ever since. In iOS 12, Voice Memos has gotten a complete redesign, and will also be available on the iPad and the Mac, syncing between them using iCloud.<p>Even if you never make a voice memo, you …

Apps

How to clean your Apple AirPods

My Apple AirPods started to lose their bright, white luster recently. A bit of grime and, yes, ear wax began to build up on them. I went hunting for the best way to clean my AirPods ($159 at Amazon.com). Here's what I found. And after cleaning your AirPods, here are 11 more AirPod tips and tricks …

Cleaning

How to manually control your iPhone's photo storage space

It's more of a MacGyver of a hack than it is a proper tip if we're being honest. Essentially, it relies on the Photo Stream architecture (which …

iCloud

Why Apple Watch Series 4 will probably get better GPS

Apple took the wraps off watchOS 5 last week at WWDC, revealing loads of new features that we can look forward to this fall. Among them were some big improvements for runners: <i>Cadence</i>, <i>Rolling Mile Pace</i> and <i>Custom Pace Alerts</i>.<p>What I find most exciting about these new features is that I think they hint …

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Hands-on: 50 new watchOS 5 changes and features [Video]

We’ve spent some considerable hands-on time with the watchOS 5 beta, comparing it with watchOS 4 in order to discover what’s new. Have a look at our hands-on video as we walk through 50 new changes and features that are headed to the Apple Watch.<p>Changes covered in this video:<p>Activity<p>Activity app …

Here Are the 20 New iOS 12 Settings You Should Know About

New iOS update means new settings! Almost every cool new iOS feature comes with a settings component that you can tweak and iOS 12 is no exception. …

How to add sound to your iPhone or iPad screen recordings

iOS 11 added screen recording to the iPhone and iPad, letting you make movies from whatever is running on then screen. I use it to make video clips for how-tos, or to capture video and then create animated GIFs. But did you know that you can also use screen recording to copy a YouTube video? Or to …

Hands-on: 100 iOS 12 changes and features [Video]

iOS 12 has now been out in the wild for a little over 24 hours, and we’ve been digging through the highly-anticipated beta to find new features. In this hands-on video walkthrough, we showcase 100 new iOS 12 features and changes.<p>Changes covered in this video:<p>GeekBench 4 Compute Comparison<br>• New iOS 12 …

Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular coming to more new countries next week

Apple has announced today that it is further expanding the availability of the Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular. The company says the device will be available next week in four new countries…<p>First off, the Apple Watch Series 3 with Cellular will be available in the United Arab Emirates with …

Cryptominer ‘mshelper’ Targets macOS: What You Need to Know

Discussions of a CPU consuming process, called "mshelper," have surfaced on the Apple support forums and Reddit. Users mentioned their fans spinning …

Western Digital My Passport Wireless SSD

<b>Pros</b><p>Durable. Built-in SD card reader and USB port. Plex support. Doubles as a power bank.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Expensive. No Thunderbolt support.<p><b>Bottom Line</b><p>The Western …

Gear & Gadgets

VPN: What Is VPN, How Does It Work & Which Is the Best VPN Service for You

You may have heard or read the acronym VPN in recent news stories about internet privacy and security and wondered, "what is VPN?" VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, an extension of a private network over a public one that allows users to send and receive data safely, securely, and anonymously …

How To Tell if Your iPhone Was Originally Purchased New, Refurbished, Replacement, or (Fancy!) Personalized

- May 11, 2018<p>If you’re buying a used iPhone, or need to have your iPhone repaired, or maybe it’s just a particularly boring weekend, you may wonder …

This Is the App That’s Converting Architects Over to Apple

Technology has changed the way many architects work. Portable touchscreen devices, along with the latest software applications, have streamlined the …

Netgear Debuts New 2-in-1 Orbi Modem Router System Starting at $300

Netgear today announced the "Orbi Tri-Band Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router System," an all-new 2-in-1 device designed to replace an existing cable modem and router setup. The system covers up to 4,000 square feet, and sold-separately Orbi Satellites can expand coverage by an additional 2,000 square feet …

Why was iPhone X so successful at $999 despite a mountain of false reporting?

Reporting by <i>Bloomberg</i>, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and Japan's <i>Nikkei</i> created and perpetuated an absurd fiction that Apple's iPhone X was a …

Apple negotiating with United Arab Emirates government to lift ban on FaceTime in the region

Due to local regulatory rules, FaceTime is blocked on iPhone and iPad devices sold in UAE countries including Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This has been the case for many years. Obviously, the appeal of Apple’s ecosystem is stunted when features like FaceTime are unavailable.<p>There are promising signs that, …

Best and worst Apple analysts: Q2 2018

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How to speed up Apple Watch software updates dramatically

Downloading watchOS software to your Apple Watch is a tremendously slow process.... Read the rest of this post here"How to speed up Apple Watch …

Mirrorless vs DSLR cameras: 10 key differences

Mirrorless vs DSLR: introduction<p>So you want to get into photography and are looking for a decent camera that you can build a system around?<p>A few …

How to Securely Erase Your Mac’s SSD

If you’re planning to sell a Mac that boots from an SSD, or you have an old Flash drive or SSD you want securely erase, this article has a wealth of …

How to check your Mac for 32-bit apps before Apple drops support

We recently reported that Apple is now beginning to warn users about 32-bit applications potentially not working in a future version of macOS. The alert that appears on macOS is surprisingly vague and doesn’t give much detail on what to do next.<p>Follow along as we guide you through how to check …

How to remove your Facebook data from macOS

Whether you’re planning on keeping your Facebook account, are debating deleting it, or already have, you may have Facebook data stored on your Mac. Here’s how to remove it from macOS.<p>macOS allows users to log in to social media accounts at the system level, offering the option to easily post …

Get the Most Out of Your Kindle iOS App

The Kindle app lets you read your ebooks purchased on Amazon, of course, but it has other useful functions you might not know about. Things like …

Apps

How you're tracked online — and what you can do about it

Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on …

Information Systems

The Xcode cliff: is Apple teaching kids to code, or just about code?

Is Apple teaching kids to code, or just teaching them about code?<p>Swift Playgrounds is a wonderful introduction to programming. It introduces imperative logic, functions, methods, loops, and many of the marvelous APIs that are available to iOS developers.<p>But it’s called a “playground” for a reason: …