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20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol

Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly detrimental to …

Alcohol

The iPhone now has a built-in document scanner — here's how to use it

If you don't have a scanner at home, it can be annoying to try and find a way to send documents to other people. Luckily, Apple has silently introduced a new document scanning feature that's buried inside the iPhone Notes app. You can even turn them into PDFs and share them. Here's how to use this …

Scanners

This Folding Mobile House Builds Itself In 10 Minutes

One company's forward-thinking design represents a streamlined approach to the concept of "pack up and go."<p>In an apparent effort to reduce the number …

Water

iOS 11 Preview: Control Center Gets Customizable With 3D Touch

Apple on Monday introduced iOS 11, the next major version of its mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The software update, available this fall, includes a completely redesigned Control Center that fits on one page and is much more customizable thanks to 3D Touch.<p>When you deep …

iOS 11 allows you to delete rarely-used apps but retain their settings and data

If your device is tight on storage, deleting rarely-used apps is one way to free up space. But up until now it’s come at a price: you lose your settings and data for the app, meaning you have to start again if you re-download it in future.<p>A nice feature in iOS 11 means that’s no longer the case …<p>As …

Here’s all the iOS 11 screenshots you’ve been waiting for

Unless you’ve been trapped in a VR cave, you’ve probably heard by now that Apple has a new version of iOS. The 11th edition of Apple’s mobile OS has …

Apps

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

Tips and tricks for using Apple's Powerbeats3 headphones

Tips<p>Though headphones are headphones for the most part, Apple's Powerbeats3 — equipped with a proprietary W1 wireless chip, and geared towards …

How To Take Screenshots Using the Mac Keyboard

While there are a number of great screenshot apps available for the Mac, there’s really no need to install a third-party app if you want to take …

Apple Watch

Top 10 Apple Maps Tips and Tricks

At one point or another, we’ll all have to travel to someplace unknown with the help of GPS. Thankfully, Apple’s own Maps application makes traveling …

How to Transfer Music from Your iPhone or iPad to Your Computer

Imagine this situation: one day, you lose your entire music library on your Mac or PC, or your computer itself kicks the bucket. Now, your prized …

This Homemade Drain Cleaner Will Banish Clogs For Good

If your drain isn't flowing as easily as it should, then it's probably a bit clogged. Instead of paying big bucks for chemical-filled concoctions, try fixing the problem yourself with a homemade drain cleaner. It costs basically nothing to make and can be used weekly to help prevent buildup. Safe …

Homemade

10 hidden iPhone tricks Apple never told you about

Apple’s iOS 10 software is packed so full of features at this point that it’s absolutely impossible to remember them all. The engineers and designers …

iHome Launching First Clock Radio That Can Charge Both an iPhone and Apple Watch

iHome has announced it will soon release the iPLWBT5, the first alarm clock radio featuring both Lightning and Apple Watch chargers.<p>Audio can be played via the docked Lightning device, Bluetooth, USB, or AUX. The dock features an alarm clock with dual alarms, FM radio with 6 preset stations, auto …

Charge Your iPhone and Apple Watch Together With Belkin’s New Charger

With so much mobile technology around these days, it’s essential that there are sufficient charging stations that go with them. Earlier this year …

The complete guide to the iPhone's Bedtime mode

The iPhone's new "Bedtime" functionality within the alarm clock app is an innovative and interesting introduction.<p>Working on the basis that being …

Apps

10 Best iOS 10 Tips Every iPhone User Should Know

iOS 10 is, arguably, the biggest update to come to iPhone. Not since the total redesign of iOS 7 have we seen changes this big to the iPhone’s operating system. From voicemail transcription (aka visual voicemail) to Siri with third-party integration, there’s a lot of new features to learn how to …

IOS 10

How to Block Spam Calls on iPhone or iPad in iOS 10

If your day begins with nuisance phone calls, it continues its bad effect until the day ends. To block spam calls on iPhone or iPad in iOS 10, you …

10 hidden iPhone features you didn't know existed in iOS 10

If you’re like most iPhone addicts, you’ve probably updated to iOS 10 by now.<p>It was a thrill to search through an array of new emojis and experiment …

Magnifying Glass

This Secret Keyboard Shortcut Speeds Up iPhone and Android Typing

Life is too short to type out the same stuff, over and over again, on your smartphone’s cramp-inducing keyboard.<p>Thankfully, both Android and iOS have hidden tools that turn a short phrase into a big chunk of text: your most-used expressions, addresses and phone numbers. Enable them in a few easy …

Wall Street

Exploring the iMessage App Store One Month Later: Our Favorite Stickers and iMessage Apps

It was clear before iOS 10 launched that sticker packs and iMessage apps were going to be big. The only question was – how big? In the last 30 days, the iMessage App Store has exploded. According to SensorTower, there were over 1,650 sticker packs and apps available in the iMessage App Store after …

Apps

5 Surefire Ways to Increase Your iPhone's Battery Life in iOS 10

Apple’s iOS 10 may be many things but for some users, a battery saver it is not. Whether you’re experiencing battery issues post-iOS 10 launch or …

How-To: Download all Apple Music on iPhone or iPad locally using iTunes

Downloading your complete Apple Music collection to your iPhone or iPad is surprisingly difficult, even on the redesigned and simpler iOS 10 update. There’s no obvious ‘download all’ button and iCloud Music Library moves all syncing to iCloud, not iTunes, so you can’t just shuttle your library from …

iOS 10 too slow on iPhone or iPad? Here's How to Speed Up your iDevices

As soon as iOS 10 became available, most Apple users immediately downloaded and installed the latest iOS on their iPhone 6 and iPad Air. It is indeed …

How to Hide Photos on iPhone in a Locked & Private Photo Album (UPDATED FOR iOS 11)

So you want to know how to hide photos on your iPhone, eh? Well the iPhone doesn’t really allow you to create a private photo album even though your photos are techincally hidden. Hiding picture on your iPhone within the Photos app has some big loopholes that makes it easy for someone to find the …

Mobile Photography

macOS Sierra: How to Unlock Your Mac With Your Apple Watch

macOS Sierra makes it easier for Apple Watch owners to unlock their Macs with a new "Auto Unlock" feature that lets the Apple Watch be used for authentication purposes instead of a traditional password.<p>It's a feature that's limited to more recent Macs so it's not going to work on every machine that …

New iPhone app Yallo lets you record your conversations

When I first became a reporter, I bought one of those little mics you could suction-cup to a telephone to record interviews. That was some gadget, except for having to tape it to the handset because the suction cup sometimes popped off.<p>You can still buy this kind of microphone or use your …

Apps

10 Must Have iMessage Apps for Your iPhone

Apple has brought a lot of enhancements with iOS 10 and people already love the fact that you can run apps inside iOS’s native messaging client, …

Apple iOS 10: 50 Awesome Features You Should Know About And How To Use Them

Last week, Apple released iOS 10 to the public and it included dozens of new features and improvements. As you may have noticed, there have been changes in the Notes, Mail, Phone, Camera, Photos, Calendar, Maps, Music, News, Safari and Messages apps. Many of the features are more subtle than …

Apps

Set Up Your New iPhone and Apple Watch Correctly

Back up and unpair your Apple Watch.<p>Unpairing backs up your Apple Watch to your old iPhone, then erases your Apple Watch, so you can pair it with …

Apple Watch