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How to use the Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker

You can use your Amazon Echo as a Bluetooth speaker, and guess what? You can even ask Alexa to help you get things set up!The Amazon Echo might not …

Amazon

Instagram Hacks: 44 Tricks and Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

Instagram users Like 4.2 billion posts every day. Let that sink in: 4.2 billion.That’s a lot of double taps.It’s no secret that Instagram is a power …

Instagram

10 Best Smart Home Gadgets to Get You Through the Holidays

Smart Homes

How to Disconnect and Troubleshoot Wi-Fi on Your Mac

If your Mac is having trouble staying connected to a Wi-Fi network or with getting good speeds, then you could try turning Wi-Fi off and back on. Or …

Wi-Fi

Building a Smart Home With Apple’s HomeKit

HomeKit is Apple’s proprietary software and hardware smart-home platform, letting you control many of the most popular smart-home devices, including …

Home Automation

Here Are All the Apple-Branded Clothes You Can Buy at Apple Park Visitor Center

I visited the Apple Park Visitor Center on Friday, and it’s one of two places you can Apple-branded merchandise directly from Apple. The other is …

How to convert Animoji to GIF

iDB recently published a guide on how to share and export Animoji, and today we have another tutorial on how to convert Animoji to GIF.<p>Workflow<p>Before …

iOS

How to Reset and Retrain Face ID on iPhone X

Face ID works great for most people out there. But clearly, there are edge cases. From issues with bright light to twins tricking Face ID. In one …

How to Access AirDrop on iOS 11 Control Center

You might be wondering where AirDrop went in iOS 11 Control Center, and you’re probably not alone. AirDrop allows for rapid wireless transfer of …

OS X

MacVoices #17214: The MacVoices 2017 Holiday Gift Guide #2 - MacVoices

Our second holiday gift guide show got crazier than the first, and that’s no small feat. The panel of <b>Bart Busschots</b>, <b>Joe Kissell</b>, <b>Brett Terpstra,</b> and …

Wireless

Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018: Best Photo-Editing App

The newest version of Adobe's consumer-friendly image-editing software comes with both a new name and a host of new features. Not only did Photoshop …

Adobe

Skype: Everything you need to know!

What's new with Skype?<p>October 30, 2017 - Skype has revamped its desktop client, and it's awesome<p>In a blog post, Skype announced that its completely …

Microsoft Windows

How to quickly and discreetly disable Face ID on the iPhone X

Face ID is at least as secure as Touch ID, but it does have its drawbacks. If you have an identical twin, for example, they will probably be able to …

iOS

The Best USB-C MacBook and Laptop Chargers

If you need a new charger for your USB-C–powered laptop, the safest bet is to get the same model that shipped with it. But if the stock charger is …

Gear & Gadgets

This simple AirPods hack can dramatically improve the sound quality

And they still fit in the charging case<p>Apple’s AirPods have always struck me as peculiar. Not just because of the shape, which is definitely odd, but the fact that so many owners rave about their $159 earbuds, despite admitting to mediocre sound. Surely the most important feature of any headphones …

Headphones

How to use sudo with Touch ID on your Mac

In Safari, paste the following into the search bar: <b>file:///etc/pam.d/sudo</b>.<p>Alternatively, go to <b>Finder > Macintosh HD > private > etc > pam.d > sudo</b>. …

Linux

Ted Landau Talks iPhone X, TiVo Woes, and Amazon Echo Successes

MacNotable <b>Ted Landau</b> has had time to get up and running with his iPhone X, and has some stories to tell about the ways you can complete your upgrade, …

Amazon

12 Ways to Open Files on a Mac | The Mac Security Blog

​<p>You open files every time you work on your Mac, most often, probably, by double-clicking them. But did you know that there are lots of different …

iOS

The latest free streaming TV service: Your public library

Cord cutters already have plenty of free streaming services to choose from, but nearly all of them come with a heavy dose of advertising.<p>Hoopla …

Streaming

How to use fast app switching on the iPhone X

IPhone X

How to put your Mac's media keys in control of iTunes once again

macOS High Sierra introduced a bit of a problem for some users that rely on the media keys in the function row of their Mac's keyboard to control …

iOS

Pages: New Options for Formatting Links

A few years ago, I wrote about dealing with the way Pages formats URLs in your text, but in newer versions of the application, your options are a bit …

How to Scan QR Codes using iPhone, iPad

Animoji, or an exciting QR Code offer. You decide…<p>Apple quietly introduced a very useful new QR code scanning feature in iOS 11. This means iPhones …

iOS

iOS 11: Automatically Offload Unused Apps to Free Up Space

ra2 studio / Adobe Stock<p>If you have an an iPhone or iPad with a smaller storage capacity (like a 16GB or a 32GB model), then space may be at a …

iOS

How to Secure Your Mac – Part 2

Welcome back! Part 1 of “How to secure your Mac” focused on general steps you can take to mitigate risk with a short trip to the <b>Security & Privacy</b> …

iOS

How to take great Portrait Lighting selfies with iPhone X

I have a certain fondness for selfies — I find they're a great way to snap quick facial expressions you don't have an emoji for, or show off …

iPhoneography

5 Video Editing Apps For iPhone Videographers

So far we’ve rounded up plenty of photo apps to enhance your images. Now it’s time to focus on videographers. We’ve found 5 video editing apps that …

5 Best Apps for Reading Feedly on the Mac

Twitter is full of bots and trolls. Facebook is full of your family, fake news, and photos of kids and pets. RSS is the only place you can go to read …

Google Reader

15+ iPhone X Tips and Tricks [Video]

In this hands-on video walkthrough we highlight more than 15 handy tips and tricks for new iPhone X owners. Included in the video are easier methods for invoking Control Center and Notifications, a method for recording Animoji without a time limit, and the best way to quickly switch between two …

iOS