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Pro Tip: How to type the Apple logo on iPhone, Mac and iPad

It’s pretty easy to type the Apple logo on any of your Apple devices, although it’s easier on some (like the Mac) than on others (like Apple TV). Below is a quick list that lays out exactly how to type the Apple logo on any Apple device.<p>How to type  on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV<p>To type the …

Keyboard Shortcuts

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU usage.<p>From …

How to Quickly Resize Images on Your Mac Using an Automator Service

Resizing images in macOS is easily done in the Preview app, but if your daily workflow requires you to scale images to a specific size – for uploading to a blog, for example – then using an image resize service is a much faster way of getting the job done.<p>In this article, we'll show you how to use …

How to Create File Templates on Your Mac With Finder's Stationery Pad Feature

Stationery Pad is a handy way to nix a step in your workflow if you regularly use document templates on your Mac. The long-standing Finder feature essentially tells a file's parent application to open a copy of it by default, ensuring that the original file remains unedited.<p>Stationery Pad doesn't …

App Allows Mac Users to Control Their Mac from Any iOS Device

- May 4, 2018<p>Independent developer, Evgeny Cherpak has released Remote Control for Mac 8.6.1, an update to his remote control app for iOS and watchOS …

Best keyboards for the iPad Pro, according to customer reviews

Being an iPad Pro parent usually has you feeling like the coolest one in the room: While everyone else at the meeting is on their giant, heavy …

Apple outlines key features to look for when upgrading from AirPort devices

Now that Apple’s AirPort line is dead, Apple has now published a new support document detailing what customers should be looking for when upgrading from their existing AirPort devices.<p>While Apple’s AirPort devices never support mesh networking, Apple recommends using such a setup if you have a …

4 cheap accessories that can turn an old iPad into a perfectly good laptop

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Anker<p>Over the past few years there's been a debate in the tech world over whether an iPad can be a "real computer." Apple itself even fanned …

IPad Air

How to Enable Markup Annotation Tools in macOS

Recognizing the utility of Markup annotation tools, Apple has extended their availability in recent versions of iOS, but it's worth bearing in mind that you can access a similar and equally useful annotation toolset within several native Mac applications.<p>In macOS, accessing an application's Markup …

Web Development

This App Lets You Shoot Virtual Models in the Real World

There’s a new app that lets you shoot portraits of virtual models in your real-world location. It’s called Augmented Reality Photo Studio.<p>Created by …

Augmented Reality

How to clean your dirty AirPods and charging case

AirPods have been a huge hit for Apple for a few different reasons. Among them are convenience, seamless integration with the company’s devices and a great charging case. However, with a great product comes a lot of use, which means build up of dirt, gunk, and in the case of AirPods, earwax. Follow …

Add a microSD card slot to any iPhone with this Lexar accessory

Hate that Apple will never sell an iPhone that has a memory card slot? You’re not alone. It stinks that you can’t pop a microSD card into an iPhone …

Aukey’s portable $7 Apple Watch stand is perfect for home or on the road

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its Suction Cup Apple Watch Stand for <b>$6.89 Prime shipped</b> after promo code <b>AUKEYWS1</b> is applied during …

How to Get Your Mac's Dock to Show Running Apps Only

Last week we explained how you can use a simple Terminal command to insert spaces in your macOS Dock and visibly group together app icons. In this article, we're going to highlight another simple Terminal hack that turns the Dock into more of a straightforward app switcher by making it display only …

How to manage your windows like a pro in macOS

Working with a lot of windows on macOS? Here are the tips and tricks you need to know to help keep your workspace neat, tidy, and within click's …

Apps

How to Know If Someone Blocked Your Number on iPhone

You've been trying to get in touch with a friend or family member, but they haven't returned your calls or messages. Are they just busy, is something wrong with their phone, or have they blocked your number? How can you tell if someone blocked your number? There's not a surefire way to know if your …

Internet

You don't have to delete Facebook, but you could definitely be using it better

Your Facebook account is spraying your personal info onto the internet like a hose. Here's how to stop it.<p>Right now is a pretty complicated time to be one of Facebook’s roughly 2 billion active users. The company has taken a lot of heat for its role in the 2016 election and the dawn of the “fake …

Social Media

Apple Watch Gets New Spring Collection of Bands, Available to Order Later This Month

Apple today debuted a new Spring Collection of Apple Watch bands, available to order from Apple.com and at select Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers across the United States and other countries later this month.<p>Woven Nylon bands now include an updated stripe pattern, and there's new colors …

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

ElevationLab launches CordDock for iPhone, a unique hybrid dock and MFi Lightning cable solution

ElevationLab has today released its newest iPhone accessory, CordDock. The idea behind this product is an iPhone stand that allows users to dock and undock their iPhone easily while effortlessly being able to choose to keep it charging/syncing via an included MFi Lightning cable or to disconnect it …

Linea Sketch 2.0 adds Split View, Drag & Drop, plus loads of new illustrator features

Linea is easily one of the best iPad apps to use with Apple Pencil, and today The Iconfactory is shipping version 2.0 which starts with a refreshed name: Linea Sketch. Linea Sketch 2 includes new multitasking features, loads of new tools for illustrating and note-taking, and much more.<p>For …

Your home screen needs these beautiful custom map wallpapers

There are plenty of sources for wallpapers to grace your phone’s home screen, but this tool that’s presently doing the rounds on Reddit lets you add a personal touch on your Android or iOS device.<p>Over on Alvar Carto’s site, you can look up any location on the globe and generate a minimalist map of …

I've tried to figure out why Apple thinks an iPad can replace your computer, and I've finally cracked it

Apple has spent the last few years insisting that the iPad can replace your computer, and I've never understood how that could possibly be true.<p>And the latest "iPad Pro - What's a computer?" ad campaign from late 2017 proves the company isn't relenting. It's even suggesting that "computers" will …

MacBook Air

Launch Center Pro update brings resizable widget icons, support for Things 3, new actions, and more

Launch Center Pro version 2.9 is rolling out today with some nice new updates. Headlining the update is the option to resize widget icons, integration with Cultured Code’s popular Things 3, Bear Notes, Apollo for Reddit, Starbucks, lots of new actions, and more.<p>Launch Center Pro tweeted the news …

iOS Settings for VPN – What They Mean and How to Get to Them

The main goal of using a VPN is to protect your identity while browsing the web. Reasons to protect your personal data or staying unnoticed online …

How To: Clear the RAM on Your iPhone X to Fix Problem Apps & Boost Performance

When your iPhone is being sluggish, one thing you can do to get performance back up to snuff is clear the device's random access memory. It's not a …

Powerbeam is the smart way to charge Apple devices

Now that the iPhone finally supports wireless charging, you might as well take the upgrade. Powerbeam provides tangle-free power both for your phone …

Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back.<p>Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use password manager that tops 1Password in one key respect: a Security Dashboard that makes it dead …

24 hidden settings that can maximize your Mac

We mean Mac-simize.<p>Apple prides itself on the polish and slickness of its software, and on the surface, macOS proves itself an intuitive and easy-to-navigate operating system. Dig deeper, however, and you'll find a heap of useful settings and options that let you customize your computing …

The hottest iPhone and Android accessory we’ve covered in 2018 so far is only $37 on Amazon

Thousands and thousands of our readers have picked up a Depstech WiFi Borescope Inspection Camera based on our coverage, making it the most popular …