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By C.J. McEleavy | 121, advice, services and solutions on ALL Apple products.

You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an Apple domain…<p>Previously, Apple only allowed users to change their Apple ID …

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This is how to use the new iOS 11 Files app

With Apple's iOS 11 update comes the new and handy Files app. The improvement in file organization, dragging, and dropping is best put to use on the …

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The iOS 11 hidden tricks you absolutely need to learn right now

iOS 11 is officially out, which means you can install it on your iPhone and iPad right away to experience some of the things Apple has been working …

iOS 11: The two hidden security features that you need to enable right now

Apple's iOS 11 is out, and it's packed with new and exciting features. But two of them might just save your life.<p>Among the more fun updates – …

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5 ways iOS 11 will change your iPad

Here are the five biggest changes headed your iPad's way with iOS 11.<p>Get ready because iOS 11 is going to make your iPad look and act in completely different ways. Apple puts multitasking front and center with iOS 11, making the iPad a more powerful and more flexible device. You'll likely come to …

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The best of iOS 11: the iPad Dock [Video]

We’re just weeks away from the official launch of iOS 11, and after covering literally hundreds of features over the past few months during iOS 11’s beta phase, it’s time to begin focusing on the features that will make an immediate impact on day-to-day usage.<p>Over the next few weeks, we’ll break …

iOS 11: How to use the one handed keyboard

Another small feature in iOS 11 that will prove useful for a lot of users is the new option for one handed keyboards. Follow along for how to easily switch between the standard and one handed keyboards and also change the default option.<p>Although it’s faster to use two hands, we all experience times …

Leaked Apple document shows how iPhone service eligibility is determined

A recently leaked Apple document seen by <i>Business Insider</i> gives specific details with images on how Apple handles whether an iPhone is eligible for service or replacement.<p>The 22-page document seen by <i>Business Insider</i> was leaked to Dropbox and features details for Apple Store technicians and …

How to stop your iCloud and Apple ID getting hacked

If you have a lame password, then your iCloud account will eventually get hacked. You might not think a hacker is interested in you, but you’re wrong. The good news is that there are several easy steps you can take to lock your Apple ID down and make it safe.<p>If you don’t think it’s important, …

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How to switch from Android to iPhone

iPhone sales regularly exceed analysts’ expectations, and millions of people who are purchasing an Apple smartphone for the first time are switching …

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Hidden iPhone setting gives your speakers an extra volume boost

At some point in time, we've all found ourselves huddled around an iPhone with a group of friends, listening to music with the volume turned up to …

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How to Share Your Calendars From iPhone and iPad

You can share the calendars on Apple iOS devices with other people, privately and publicly.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

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5 tips to fix an unresponsive iPhone screen

If you’ve been having problems with your iPhone or iPad screen not acting quite as responsive as usual, don’t panic: You can try out plenty of quick and easy tricks before heading to your closest Genius Bar.<p>Get five tips for fixing an unresponsive iPhone screen in our how-to video:<p>Clean your iPhone …

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Quick Tip: How to set up your Medical ID on your iPhone

Inside the iPhone’s Health App, the app that counts your steps and hooks up with other apps to monitor your activity and health, lives your Medical ID. This is a page containing everything important that you might want a doctor or first responder to know in an emergency, and is accessible from your …

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How to get all of your text messages on your Mac

There's nothing worse than missing out on a text message because you didn't see it. Luckily, you can now start getting your texts sent to iMessage on …

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50+ essential iOS 10 tips you’ll use every day

From quick and dirty ways to silence your iPhone during a meeting to little-known tips for Safari on iPad, you’ll find a few things you didn’t know …

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Your iPhone's keyboard has a hidden mouse

There are several ways to edit text quickly on an iPhone. But the best way is literally under your fingers.<p>Over its 10-year history, Apple's iPhone has undergone many improvements to make typing on it a good experience. Editing text, on the other hand, can still be a pain. To remedy this, iPhones …

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3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them

Sudden shutdowns got you down? Battery life next to nil? iPhone feels like it's on fire while charging? I've got fixes.<p>Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it …

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It's not just you — apps are taking up way more space on your iPhone

If you've found your iPhone running out of space recently, it could be due to some of your apps taking up more and more storage space update-by-update over the past few years.<p>Apps like Facebook, Uber, Gmail, and Snapchat have ballooned in size in the past four years, a new analysis from Sensor …

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Apple Mac computers targeted by ransomware and spyware

<b>Mac users are being warned about new variants of malware that have been created specifically to target Apple computers.</b><p>One is ransomware that encrypts data and demands payment before files are released.<p>The other is spyware that watches what users do and scoops up valuable information.<p>Experts said …

How to Cancel Your Useless iOS App Subscriptions

If you’ve never checked on your app subscriptions, I don’t blame you. It’s a feature buried pretty deeply in your iOS device. But then, you <i>could</i> …

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iOS 11 turns the iPad into a legit Mac replacement

<i>Updated 27 June, 2017: This post now includes details about the iOS 11 public beta.</i><p>Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote this June was so packed that even two-and-a-half hours didn’t seem like enough time. And yet the biggest announcement wasn’t new hardware, or a new app. It was an …

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Tip of the Week: Avoid Phishing and Limit Spam in Your Mac Email

Other than surfing the web, the most likely vector for hackers and malware to gain access to your Mac is through your email. Just like visiting a …

How To always open a website in Persistent Reader View in iOS 11

Do you have any websites you read regularly in Reader view? Maybe they’re covered in popovers that keep distracting you? Or perhaps the design hurts your sensitive eyes, or the otherwise smart author insists on using Comic Sans for the text body? Well, there’s good news: Safari on iOS 11 and macOS …

How to Pop Out and View YouTube Videos on macOS Sierra

Whenever there’s a major change in an operating system, the press conferences focus on the big changes — how it’ll really affect your life on a daily …

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Apple AirPods- Take Two

I’ve been using my Apple AirPods for around two weeks now, so I have gotten a pretty good feel for how they work at this point, and have figured out more of their strengths and weaknesses. All things considered, the experience has still been very good overall.<p><b>The AirPods are by far the best</b> …

Continuity: How to Setup and Use SMS and MMS Messaging on Your Mac and iOS Devices

Apple’s iOS and macOS operating systems offer a great feature called “Continuity,” which brings some great features to the iPad, iPhone, and Mac. One …

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Scan text with your iPhone and make the real world searchable

Paper is still great for a lot of things. It’s lightweight, it’s fairly water-resistant, and is just about the best tool available for reducing the number of trees in the world. But it doesn’t sync with iCloud, and anything written on it is not searchable.<p>Luckily, there’s an easy way out of this …

How to protect your Mac from malware

Over the past few weeks a new Mac malware called OSX/Dok has been all over the news. The Trojan horse accessed user’s Macs through email phishing. Once opened, it prevented users from doing anything on their Mac until they installed a bogus software update.<p>Malware attacks have been skyrocketing as …

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