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Study shows kids can be swayed by peer pressure from robots, because this is the future we deserve

Robots are coming to take our jobs — and trick our gullible children.<p>The conventional wisdom has long been afraid of the first half of that sentence, …

How to disable My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing without erasing your photos

Macworld reader PJ wrote in to ask about disabling My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing without losing anything. He received dire warnings when …

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

iOS

New Videos Highlight the iPad’s Power and Flexibility in Common Situations

Today Apple launched four new 15-second ads, each of which highlights the iPad's capabilities in common domains – travel, notes, paperwork, and portability – compared to common tools in those same settings.<p>Two of the ads showcase the iPad's usefulness as a paperless solution in the workplace and at …

How to Adjust Text Size and Enable Bold Text on Your Apple Watch

- May 29, 2018<p>If you’re like me, your eyes aren’t what they used to be, and you may be doing a little (or a lot) of squinting when you’re trying to …

Apple Watch

23 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Apple Watch

From messaging to productivity to advanced fitness tracking, Apple Watch has something for every user.<p>But not every Apple Watch feature is obvious from the get-go. Apple has filled the watch — which is now on its fourth iteration, the Apple Watch Series 3 — with neat tricks and helpful tools to …

Tips and Tricks for the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

With the 2016 MacBook Pro, Apple introduced an all-new design that incorporates a Touch Bar, a small touch-sensitive OLED display that offers up contextual controls depending on what you're doing on your Mac.<p>Though the Touch Bar has been available, in our experience, many Mac owners don't take …

MacBook Pro

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

Apps

Apple TV: How to download, update, and delete apps

Whether you’ve just upgraded to an Apple TV 4K or 4th gen model or have gotten one for the first time, follow along for how to download, update, and delete Apple TV apps.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>Even if you’re used to downloading and managing apps on iPhone and iPad, Apple TV’s unique interface and …

Apps

Apple Shares New Videos Promoting Apple Pencil Support on 2018 iPad

Apple this afternoon shared several new iPad ads on its YouTube channel in the United Kingdom, all of which are designed to highlight the addition of Apple Pencil support to the low-cost tablet.<p>Each short video ranges in length from 12 seconds to 17 seconds and focuses on a different iPad and Apple …

Apple Pencil

How to change the Siri voice on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, or HomePod

While Siri may lag behind the competition in some areas, one area where it does excel is in the quality of the actual Siri voice.<p>Many people, however, only know the default voice of Siri. Follow along as we walk you through how to change both the accent and gender of Siri.<p><b>On iPhone, iPad, or Apple</b> …

Apple Watch

How to back up your Apple Watch

Most Apple Watch owners don’t know how to back up their Apple Watch, nor does Apple make it clear how one would go about that process.. Read along as we walk you through how to back up your Apple Watch.<p>This will be especially useful if you’re looking to upgrade your iPhone any time soon. Your …

Can Artificial Intelligence Be Conscious?

Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about AI. There’s a lot of hype, excitement, and angst in the press about AI’s advancement. It’s …

How to Block Nuisance Calls and Messages on Your iPhone

Unsolicited phone calls and messages can become a regular annoyance and even a cause of stress for many smartphone users these days. Thankfully, Apple provides features in iOS 11 that allow you to block nuisance calls and messages from the same number coming through to your phone, and in this …

App Store

A new test could tell us whether an AI has common sense

It's called the Arc Reasoning Challenge (ARC).<p>Virtual assistants and chatbots don't have a lot of common sense. It's because these types of machine learning rely on specific situations they have encountered before, rather than using broader knowledge to answer a question. However, researchers at …

Artificial Intelligence

When AI Steers Us Astray

As artificial-intelligence systems become widespread, the chances grow that their glitches will have dangerous consequences. For example, scientists …

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

<b>Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts have said.</b><p>The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report warns that AI is ripe for exploitation by rogue states, …

How to Remove a Credit Card From an iPhone Completely

- Feb 18, 2018<p>For most iPhone users, having their credit card details saved on their device is inevitable. The benefits seam to outweigh the risks …

Apple Pay

5 hidden MacOS High Sierra features you need to know

A revolutionary update, MacOS High Sierra was not. Instead of a massive design overhaul, it focused on a number of under-the-hood changes, namely Apple File System (APFS) for better performance and security, HVEC for improved video compression and Metal 2 for more powerful graphics.<p>High Sierra did, …

High Sierra

How to Use iCloud Keychain on Your iOS Devices

iCloud Keychain is a feature of your Apple account that you can use to keep your website login credentials, personal details, credit card details, and wireless network information up to date and available across all your Apple devices.<p>With so many usernames and passwords to remember these days, …

Personal Information

How To Get Siri to Read Anything to You

- Jan 26, 2018<p>The list of things Siri can help us with grows more and more with each update Apple makes. In the last few years Apple allowed better …

Apple

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the Amazon Fire TV -- you might find yourself talking to her more …

20 Apple Watch Tips to Help You Work and Play Better

Watch and learn.<p>For many people, the smartphone has made the traditional timepiece obsolete, with millions of people digging their phones out of their pockets or bags to check the time -- that is, if they don’t already have the thing glued to their hand.<p>For others, smartwatches such as the Apple …

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

How to Print Webpage Articles Without Ads from iPhone or iPad, and Safari

If you like to print out articles from the web via an iPhone or iPad you may appreciate this tip, which allows you to strip down a webpage or any web …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Apple Shares Two Tutorial Videos Covering Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus

Apple today shared two new tutorial videos on its YouTube channel, walking users through the steps required to use the new Portrait Lighting feature on the iPhone 8 Plus.<p>The first video focuses on how to shoot using Portrait Lighting, while the second video covers how to add Portrait Lighting …

IPhone 8

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

Tips<p>By<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 …

Apple

How to unlock an iOS device when you've forgotten your password or changed your account

Apple's use of an Apple ID on iPads is something Apple does towards keeping your device secure. But it can also be problematic, especially if you …

Apple shows off Portrait Lighting feature in new iPhone 8 Plus video

Apple today has shared a new advertisement for the iPhone 8 Plus touting the new Portrait Lighting feature. The video was uploaded to Apple’s YouTube channel and comes in at 38 seconds, showcasing the various new effects that Portrait Lighting offers.<p>Throughout the ad, the various Portrait Lighting …