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Selling your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar? Apple recommends this step

If you’re selling (or generously handing down) your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Apple recommends an extra step when erasing your data before parting ways with your machine. This step requires an obscure Terminal command that you wouldn’t assume and isn’t required on Macs without the Touch Bar.<p>It’s …

iOS

How to try out Linux on an aging Mac

Want to get some more life out of your aging Mac? Try Linux!Don't junk your old Mac hardware just because it can no longer get new software updates. …

Linux

How to make iPhone texts and iMessages appear across all your Apple devices

Tips<p>One of the advantages of Apple's iMessage system is the ability to see and respond to iPhone texts across multiple Apple devices. AppleInsider …

iOS

How to find your iPhone using Amazon Echo

Did you know you can use your Amazon Echo to track down your lost phone? Here's how!<p>There's more to the Amazon Echo than just listening to audio and …

Amazon

How to Preserve Camera Settings with iOS 11 on iPhone

If you're an avid iphoneographer, there are certain camera settings you may want to be standard in your Camera app on iPhone. In the past, Live Photo was the only setting that stuck. But with iOS 11, you can preserve a few different camera settings so that you need not enable your preferred …

iOS

How to save a Pages document as a Word document

Although you can have Microsoft Word on a Mac, most Mac users stick to Pages, the Apple equivalent of the renowned text editing software that now …

Software

How to add photos, videos, scans, and sketches to Notes on iPhone and iPad

You can add photos, videos, sketches, and even scanned documents to the Notes app on iPhone and iPad. Here's how.<p>The Notes app on your iPhone and …

iOS

How to Rebuild the Spotlight Index on Your Mac

Cybrain / Adobe Stock<p>Spotlight, the Mac’s built-in search utility, is pretty great. It can find documents, folders, or applications by file name, and …

iOS

iOS 11: How to Make New Notes from Your iPad Pro Lock Screen

If you have an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and want to quickly jot a note you don’t need to unlock your tablet first. You can make new notes from the …

How to Fix the iOS 11 Battery Drain on Your iPhone and iPad

It seems Apple promises improved battery performance with each new iOS device release. Unfortunately, those improvements seem to get squashed as soon …

The Best Smart Garage-Door Controller: Wirecutter Reviews | A New York Times Company

Who should get this<p>A smart garage-door controller is an add-on that works with your existing garage-door opener, letting you control the door from …

Home Automation

How to hide your caller ID when making a phone call on iPhone

Here are three methods you can use to hide your caller ID and call someone without showing your number on your iPhone.<br>_

iOS

What you need to know about KRACK, the WPA2 vulnerability

Exploit in WPA2 means it's open season on your Wi-Fi network, no matter what router you use.<p>For years we've all depended on the WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected …

Wi-Fi

So you’ve been given a new iPad infographic

There is every chance that in your inset this year you’ll have spent some time looking at how you can develop your practice with technology. You …

The MUG Event Calendar for the Week of October 16: Drones, Numbers, iTunes, Genealogy

• October 15, 2017<br>• News<p>This week’s MUG Event Calendar features a number of presentations on macOS High Sierra and iOS 11, but that’s hardly the only …

MacOS High Sierra

5 Tips for Creating and Organizing TextExpander Snippets

Over the years we’ve found that, once TextExpander users scratch the surface of what’s possible, the universe opens up its secrets to their deep …

How to Add Folders to Favorites List in Files for iOS

The Files app on iPhone and iPad is a bit like a light version of Finder on Mac, offering direct access to files and folders in iOS 11. If you find …

OS X

15 macOS Keyboard Shortcuts To Improve Your Productivity

Apple was the first company to bring the graphical user interface and mouse to the masses with the original Mac, and today it’s rare to find any sort …

iOS

6 Things You Can Do To Improve Your iPhone Photos - Page 3 of 3

Page 2 – <b>Color and Grain</b><p>After the Shot: Color<p>Unless you stick to black and white like me, color is the next thing to focus on. There are different …

The Best Drones: Wirecutter Reviews | A New York Times Company

Why you should trust us<p>I’m a professional photographer who has been piloting drones for nearly three years, relying mainly on a DJI Phantom 3 …

Drones

MacVoices #17200: David Sparks and Brett Terpstra Deliver 60 Mac Tips Volume 2

<b>David Sparks</b> and <b>Brett Terpstra</b> have released <b>60 Mac Tips Volume 2</b>, a “book” that is available as either an iBook or a series of videos that will show …

iOS Apps

Tested: Fast Charge Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X for Half the Cost

Apple charges a whopping $49 for its 29-watt power adapter if you want to charge up your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus (and soon, the iPhone X) in a …

Gear & Gadgets

How to reset the printing system on your Mac

If you're having problems printing from your Mac, this hidden tool will likely solve your problem.We've all run into a printing problem at one time …

iOS

How to Pin Notes in iOS for Easy Note Access

If you use the iOS Notes app often and juggle a myriad of individual notes lists, you may find the new notes pinning feature to be helpful. By …

OS X

More Great Shelf Apps to Boost iPad Productivity

Last month after iOS 11’s launch I pulled together a roundup of iPad apps belonging to a whole new category of apps. Dropped, Workshelf, The Shelf, and Scrawl Pouch all launched as manifestations of Federico’s dream for a drag and drop-powered temporary holding place for content on the iPad. If …

iOS

macOS High Sierra: Enhance Browsing With Safari Website Controls

The level of control that Apple provides in Safari makes it more enticing to use over third-party browsers.

Speed up iCloud access with macOS High Sierra content caching!

How can I more quickly install apps, get iCloud data, and update all of my Apple devices? With macOS High Sierra content caching!Do you have a lot of …

MacOS High Sierra

Using Long Exposure in iOS 11’s Photos App

Take a look at this photo:<br>I captured this image under bright, mid-afternoon light at Snoqualmie Falls, a popular tourist spot outside Seattle. The …

Tutorials