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How to Use the New Photos App Features in iOS 12

In iOS 12, Apple has introduced some new features to the Photos app that aim to make it easier for you to search, share, and enjoy your photo collection. Here's how to make the most of them.<p>The most prominent addition in the Photos app is a new <b>For You</b> tab, which replaces the old Memories and Shared …

Apple is reportedly upgrading most of its Mac lineup this fall, including the Mac mini

Along with bigger Apple Watches, bezel-less iPads, and the long-awaited launch of AirPower<p>Apple supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities has published his research note of predictions for Apple’s fall lineup — and it’s a doozy, via <i>9to5Mac</i>.<p>It has been 1,364 days since Apple …

This is pretty much everyone’s favorite new iPhone feature in iOS 12

When Apple first unveiled its new iOS 12 software during its WWDC 2018 keynote event, many Apple fans seemed a bit disappointed. Thanks to all the …

How to Use the New Screen Capture Interface in macOS Mojave

In macOS Mojave, Apple has introduced a new screen capture interface that makes taking screenshots and screen recordings on your Mac easier than it used to be.<p>A new floating palette brings the traditional Mac screen capture functions together under a single menu. You can access it by hitting</b> …

iOS 12 and macOS Mojave: What is Continuity Camera and how to use it

Over the years, the task of digitizing printed photos and documents has gotten a lot easier. Scanners used to be main tool for the job, but now we …

2019 Subaru Ascent first drive review: Finally, a proper 3-row SUV

You might remember the Tribeca, Subaru's first stab at a three-row crossover SUV. New for the 2006 model year, it stumbled out of the gates with its controversial looks, soldiering on as a slow seller until being axed in 2014. An uncharacteristic one-and-done dud for Subaru, few people lamented the …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Most Useful Siri Commands on macOS

Starting with macOS Sierra in 2016, Apple introduced support for Siri on the Mac, allowing you to access the personal assistant across all of your Apple devices for the first time.<p>Siri on Mac can actually do quite a few useful things that aren't available on iOS devices, and because the technology …

Apps

How to Group Mac App Icons More Prominently in Your Dock

In macOS, the Dock provides convenient one-click access to your most frequently used Mac applications. The simplest way to organize docked apps is to click and drag them into your preferred place, but here we're going to show you a lesser-known trick for arranging docked items more clearly.<p>To …

"Top Gear" Has Become What "The Grand Tour" Should Have Always Been

LeBlanc, Harris, and Reid have hit their stride.<p>With <i>The Grand Tour</i>, we hoped Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May would do something new. Freed from the BBC and given a giant production budget, the former <i>Top Gear</i> hosts were given a golden opportunity to break out of the formula they'd …

Move Misidentified Pictures Out of the People Album on iPhone

I've been really enjoying the iOS Photos app lately, particularly the People Album. It's pretty amazing, and convenient, that the iOS Photos app can scan every face in every image, then identify people and sort the pictures into their own respective People albums. Sometimes though, the Photos app …

Top 10 Apple TV Remote Tips and Tricks

When Apple released the fourth-generation Apple TV in 2015, it also included a new Siri Remote with the set-top box (although in some regions Apple kept the original name "Apple TV Remote" due to Siri not working in those territories).<p><i>Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.</i><p>The …

The best smart speakers for music fans

If you're a music fan, the first wave of smart speakers was probably a disappointment. While Alexa and Google Assistant have definitively proven they have a place in the home, the first Echo and Google Home devices were unimpressive when it came to actually playing music. They did the job in a …

10 Essential Tips for Using the macOS Finder More Efficiently

The Finder is a classic Mac system component that's ever-present on your desktop, ready to help you find and organize your documents, media, folders, and other files. It's the smiling icon known as the Happy Mac logo on your Dock, and includes the Finder menu bar at the top of the screen.<p><i>Subscribe</i> …

How To Scan A Document Using Notes on iOS

- Jan 29, 2018<p>Apple Notes received an overhaul in iOS 11 adding great features for users like enhanced text formatting, pinned notes and tables.<p>One …

Tips and Tricks: Creating and Marking Up PDFs in iOS 11

As a contractor, I can tell you that PDF documents are the industry standard in my world. You don’t have to fuss with security settings or worry about them being altered the same way that you do with a Word doc, or other editable document style. If I am sending a customer a quote, it’s going to be …

Tutorials

How to Get Siri to Pronounce Your Friends’ Names Right

One of the most useful things you can do with Siri on your iPhone is dictate a text message and send it to a friend, but that can also reveal one of …

Siri

Titanic Was Found During Secret Cold War Navy Mission

Read how National Geographic revealed the clandestine military project that led to the discovery of the famed shipwreck.<p><i>Editor's Note: Twenty years ago, James Cameron's blockbuster film "Titanic" entranced audiences around the globe. But it was less than 10 years ago that Robert Ballard, the</i> …

Cold War

How to disable Face ID discreetly

The advent of Face ID has ushered in a new era of convenience in biometric security. It’s also prompted privacy-minded folks to contemplate potential …

Face ID

AirPlay 2: Everything we know about Apple’s upgraded wireless audio streaming feature

AirPlay 2 is coming soon to iOS after being previewed at WWDC earlier this summer. While we haven’t tested AirPlay 2 yet, the upcoming feature has a lot of promise. AirPlay 2 enables multi-room audio playback, works with Apple TV, and compatible speakers will work with HomeKit and Siri.<p>What is …

Smart TV

How to turn your iPad into the best digital photo frame

You can easily spend between $100 and $200 on a Wi-Fi digital photo frame, but these often have clunky interfaces for syncing photos and the displays can be quite poor. A better solution may be repurposing an old iPad or putting your current iPad in photo frame mode for special occasions.<p>Apple used …

IPad Pro

Apple releases iPhone X guided tour video to help users with changes and new features

Apple has released a new video today to help the millions of new iPhone X users become acquainted with the new features, gestures, and changes on the first Home button-less iPhone.<p>The new guided tour video comes in at a bit over four minutes long and is split into four sections: New gestures, Face …

iPhone

Tim Cook talks AR, his (someday) successor, and one-sentence comment on iPhone X availability [Video]

<i>Buzzfeed</i> briefly interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook and retail head Angela Ahrendts at the recent opening of the new waterfront Chicago store, with Cook discussing augmented reality, rumors of his successor, and making a one-sentence comment on iPhone X availability.<p>Cook thinks AR is going to be as big …

Tim Cook

Tips and Tricks: Synching Music to the Apple Watch

One of the reasons that I’ve never mentioned this tip before is because, until recently, I hadn’t used this feature myself. Until I got the Apple Watch 3 with LTE, that is. I used to use the Watch as a way to control my music on my iPhone, but thanks to the device independence that comes with a …

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 …

Why you want a macOS home server, and how to get one going

Sure, you can get a network attached storage device, or rely on somebody's cloud -- but, I've run a Mac-based home server for a very long time. Why …

Raspberry Pi

macOS High Sierra now available to download, featuring APFS, Photos updates, Safari 11, more

Apple has just released this year’s major update to its desktop operating system, macOS High Sierra. This rounds out the big Apple software releases for 2017 after iOS 11, tvOS 11 and watchOS 4 launched last week.<p>High Sierra includes the brand new Apple File System for Macs with SSDs, significant …

High Sierra

iTunes 12.7: How to cope with the abrupt changes

iTunes 12.7 appeared Tuesday following Apple’s slate of product announcements, and its version number hides how much that’s disappeared and changed …

iOS Apps

How to keep Migration Assistant from overwriting existing files on a new Mac

The Mac has a great app called Migration Assistant that is very helpful when setting up a new Mac and you need to transfer files from an old Mac. Jim …

MacBook

Astro HQ’s Kickstarter for Mac/iPad 2nd display solution fully funded in first few hours

Developer Astro HQ, the company behind the popular AstroPad Studio app has launched its newest product on Kickstarter today. Luna Display turns any iPad into a second wireless display to be used with a Mac, and the new product has raised almost 300% of its goal in the first several hours since …

Apple Pencil