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The paranoid person's guide to a complete Mac backup

I’m somewhat paranoid about backing up my data files. And by “somewhat paranoid,” I mean “petrified.” If you’re not of a similar mindset, you should …

How to use a Fitbit with Apple Health

If you’ve got a Fitbit, and you use an iPhone, there’s a good chance you’d like to sync the stats from your Fitbit with the Apple Health app you’ve …

The first 10 apps to install on your brand-new Mac

It used to be all the rage to photograph in excruciating detail the “unboxing” of a new piece of gear, especially hardware that few people (or no one …

The four Mac security options everyone should know

As our lives increasingly go digital, security is a major concern not only for the various online services we use, but also for the devices on which …

Without your Recovery Key, your Apple ID could be lost forever

Here’s a question that could change the rest of your digital life: Where is the Recovery Key for your Apple ID account?<p>If you haven’t enabled …

How to set up and customize iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

<b>Updated April 2017:</b> Updated to reflect changes in iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4.<p>Whether you've recently got a new iPhone and are setting up your first …

How to use My Photo Stream on iPhone and iPad

Apple's iCloud service includes My Photo Stream, a free way for users to sync their last 1000 photos wirelessly between their iPhone, iPad, Mac, and …

Apple TV: The ultimate guide

Welcome to your new set-top box.The fourth-generation Apple TV is here. It brings Siri, third-party apps and game controllers, a new Home screen, …

Tip of the Day: Avoid Sketchy Websites by Checking the URL of a Link

If you've ever tapped on a link that unexpectedly took you to a sketchy website while using your iPhone or iPad, you'll be glad to know Safari makes it easy to check the URL of any link before you go there.<p>To make sure you end up at the website you're expecting, press and hold the link. If you …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

How to connect an iPhone or iPad to a TV or a computer monitor

There are moments when the screen on an iPhone or iPad just isn't big enough – when you want to show off your photos to your friends, when you want …

How To Manage Which Apps Use Background App Refresh on the iPad

iOS allows apps to refresh their content in the background. So even when you don’t have your favorite email or news app open, it is updating its content and ready for your next use. This is a very helpful feature, but perhaps not so much when it’s used by all your installed apps, or by apps that …

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Apple Pay FAQ: Everything you need to know!

Apple Pay is currently available in the U.S., U.K, Canada, Australia, and China. Most banks in the U.S. and U.K. now support it, while American …

How To: Clear Out That ‘Other Storage’ Taking Up Room on Your iOS Device

- Nov 9, 2014<p>With all the apps, music, video, and other stuff you have stored on your iPhone, every bit of storage space becomes precious, especially …

How to set up and use Handoff on your Mac

With Handoff, part of Apple's Continuity features, you can start something on one devices (like an iMessage on your iPhone) and finish it off on …

Calendar App: The Ultimate Guide

Calendar lets you can create and edit appointments, share agendas, invite friends and colleagues to events, get alerted, stay on track and — most …

How to Manage Your Apple ID Account in Settings on iPhone

For quite some time now, you’ve been able to manage your Apple ID account in Settings on your iPhone. But with iOS 10.3, Apple made it even easier. At the top of your Settings menu, you’ll see your Apple ID profile photo and name. This new option allows you to look at your Apple ID profile in one …

How to transfer photos from your Mac or PC to your iPhone and iPad

The Photos for Mac app and iCloud Photo Library are great options for those who want to rely on Apple to store their images. But if iCloud's not your …

Where to find your Camera Roll in iOS 8.1

When Apple released iOS 8, it did away with the beloved Camera Roll album users had come to know on iOS devices. The pictures were still there, but instead of being held in an album call Camera Roll, photos were stored in a folder dubbed Recently Added.<p>In iOS 8.1, Camera Roll makes its triumphant …

How to Change Mail Swipe Options in Settings on iPhone

Since the release of iOS 8 a few years back, the Mail app on iPhone has swipe options. This means that when you’re viewing an inbox, you can swipe an email left or right to select options such as mark read/unread, delete, flag, or archive an email. Plus, tapping the More option gives you access to …

Get ready for Apple Pay: Here's how to use it

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, companies have been talking about replacing credit cards with smartphones to pay for goods. But consumers have been slow to play along.<p>That could change today when Apple unveils its Apple Pay program to an audience of over 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners.<p>Apple Pay …

Photos app: The ultimate guide

The Photos app is a repository for all the pictures and videos you shoot or save with your iPhone or iPad. Not only can you use the Photos app to …

Mac|Life

In-depth Apple advice for all your devices<p>Our team of writers has been using Apple products for years, and knows them inside and out, as well as the …

Apps

How to use the QuickType keyboard on iPhone and iPad

QuickType is Apple's predictive keyboard that gets smarter as you use it. Since QuickType is contextually aware of your conversation, it can even …

How to Recover Deleted Photos

If you like to use the camera on your iPhone or iPad, one of the features you'll appreciate is the ability to recover deleted photos. When you delete a photo, it remains available in the Recently Deleted album on your device for 30 days. If you decide that in fact you want to save a photo you …

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iOS 8 How-to: Monitor & track your battery usage

Have you ever wondered how much of your battery is being used? Or have you ever wondered why sometimes when you use certain apps your battery dramatically drains? New in the iOS 8 Settings application is the ability to track battery usage per each app you have installed on your device. This method …

How to restore your iPhone or iPad from a backup

The iPhone and iPad are not infallible. Sometimes, things happen. Your Wi-fi or LTE connection isn't working, your iPhone isn't tracking your …

iOS 7 How-to: Manage your iCloud storage space from an iOS device

Apple gives all iCloud users 5 GB of iCloud storage. For most users, this is more than plenty of space, but for some, it isn’t nearly enough. This space is used for iOS device backups, iWork and other documents, and email if you are using a @mac.com, @me.com or @icloud.com address.<p>In this article, …

How to better protect your iPhone and iPad against hacks and other security and privacy risks

Security and convenience are perpetually at war. There will always be errors, compromises, and oversights that put our privacy at risk. Old ones will …

How to send large email attachments on iPhone and iPad

You're writing an email and need to attach a file to it, perhaps an office or iWork document, or maybe a PDF or text file. For security reasons, you …