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Jason Snell Takes Control of the Latest Versions of Photos

In the new version of <b>Photos: A Take Control Crash Course</b>, <b>Jason Snell</b> helps you get the most out of the apps on both macOS and iOS. Jason joins us to …

iOS

How to sample Pandora's Premium service for free in the US

If you still haven’t settled on a streaming music service, Pandora has something to show you: it’s now letting people in the US try its Premium service – which usually costs $9.99 a month – at no charge… well, almost.<p>To use it, just fire up the app and login with your free account, and then search …

Technology

How to avoid burn-in and protect your iPhone X OLED screen

For so many years, iPhone users didn't have to worry about retention issues on our screen. That's because iPhone screens were traditionally made with …

iOS

The best HomeKit accessories under $50

Smart home tech is one of the most exciting areas of consumer electronics, as the market continues to grow each year. HomeKit in particular has had a …

Home Automation

Safari hogging up storage on your iPhone? Here's the fix!

If you've ever been looking to clear up storage space on your iPhone or iPad, you've likely seen a good deal of that space being taken up by "Other". …

iOS

Here are the 40+ airports and malls that support Indoor Maps

One of the bigger features that came to Apple Maps in iOS 11 hasn’t seen a lot of use. That is because support for indoor mapping feature has to be …

iOS

Briefing - The OWC USB-C Dock

You can never have too many ports, but you can certainly run into connectivity problems if you don’t have enough…or the right adapters. The <b>OWC USB-C</b> …

Reminder: Keep Your Electronics Warm and Safe This Winter

Most people are aware of hot weather being a danger to consumer electronics, but they don’t realize that the colder times of year can be just as …

MacBook Pro

Drone fans: FAA registration is back in force

Drones

MacVoices #17223: MacVoices Holiday Gift Guide #4 - MacVoices

Our holiday gift guide series rolls on with more great product picks. This time, the panel of <b>Shelly Brisbin</b>, <b>Jim Tanous,</b> and host <b>Chuck Joiner</b> not only …

Cost of Living

How to Use "Insert Pattern" in TextEdit to Clean Up Text

If you’ve ever had a bunch of text with extraneous characters—tabs everywhere, say, or tons of repeated paragraph breaks—then you’ve gotta check out …

Best iPhone Car Chargers that Support Fast Charging

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and iPhone X are capable of fast charging. If you constantly charge your phone in the car, then fast charging should be a …

Gear & Gadgets

Everything you need to know about Apple’s GymKit, now out in the US | Ars Technica

Pair an Apple Watch with a treadmill, get better data.<p>While the Apple Watch is seen by many as the ultimate wearable fitness tool, it's somewhat out …

Smartwatches

Five simply steps to adjust the text size on your iPhone or iPad

<b>By Douglas Walker</b>Did you know that iPhones (and iPads) have a built-in magnifier? It’s a feature that everyone will find helpful when print is tiny. …

iOS

Apple Photos: What do you need to do to get People to sync?

Apple promised that when we identified people in Photos in iOS 10 or macOS 10.12 Sierra, it would sync and merge this special album’s contents across …

iOS

Automating Your Holiday Lights Inside and Out

It’s easy to get carried away with elaborate and expensive home automation projects when you’re just starting out. A better place to begin though, is with a simple, temporary setup that doesn’t cost a lot but will still give you a glimpse of some of the conveniences of home automation without …

Home Automation

Apple Patches KRACK with AirPort Firmware Updates

Apple released a pair of AirPort firmware updates to patch the KRACK vulnerability on Tuesday. AirPort Base Station Firmware Update 7.6.9 was …

Apple Increases Mac Trade-In Values to Up to $2,500

Apple today increased its trade-in values for select Mac models released in 2009 and later. In partnership with buyback company Phobio, Apple now offers customers up to $2,500, compared to up to $1,500 previously.<p>The new trade-in values in the United States are as follows:<p>• MacBook: up to $1,110<br>• …

MacBook Air

How to ask Siri to translate in iOS 11

iOS

How to Flash Your iPhone's LED from Your Apple Watch

As you may know, you can use your Apple Watch to locate your iPhone through the magic of its Control Center. To get there, swipe up from the bottom …

How to enable Control Center when your iPhone X is horizontal

When using your iPhone X in its portrait configuration, finding Control Center, if more confusing or difficult than on previous iPhones, is …

iOS

Twitter now lets you create tweetstorms before tweeting

Twitter today revealed plans to give users a better way to create threaded tweets. Thanks to a new button in the tweet composer, you can add new tweets to a thread before you publish them.<p>Threads are a popular way of expressing thoughts and telling stories too long for even the new 280 character …

William Shakespeare

How to Use Location-Based Reminders on Your iPhone

vege / Adobe Stock<p>The built-in Reminders app in iOS is incredibly useful for keeping a synced (and even shared) list of tasks in your pocket. But did …

iOS

13 Tips for Photographing Holiday Lights

How to Photograph Christmas Lights Indoors and Outside<p>Christmas lights rarely look as nice in photographs as they do in real life, but it doesn't …

Digital Photography

Fifteen Terminal commands that every Mac user should know

Welcome back to Coding Corner! Today, we're going to go over some great interface and user tweaks you can execute to customize your Mac. These tricks …

iOS

Hands-on: RAW Power for iOS

If you’re a Mac-owning photographer, you probably used—or toyed with, or still stubbornly refuse to give up—Apple’s long-abandoned Aperture …

Tutorials

The Best Photo Book Service

After more than 40 hours of research and testing, including time spent making eight photo books and consulting with a master printer on the results, …

Publishing

How to Encrypt All of the Things

Cryptography was once the realm of academics, intelligence services, and a few cypherpunk hobbyists who sought to break the monopoly on that science …

Encryption

MacVoices #17221: The MacVoices 2017 Holiday Gift Guide #3 - MacVoices

This edition of our holiday gift guide features gift ideas that range from home automation to pet tech, drone gear to storage devices, iOS apps to …

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