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How to Make Your Own Ringtones for iPhone on iTunes

Your iPhone has a variety of free ringtones to peruse, and the iTunes Store has a gigantic selection of iPhone ringtones to purchase, but what if you want to make your own custom ringtone? Good news! You can make phone ringtones free using already purchased songs from your iTunes library. All you …

Windows 10

How to make the Mac’s Launchpad useful again

Try this: If you’re reading on a Mac, go ahead and pinch in on your trackpad with all five fingers. If it’s enabled, then you’ll see a grid of apps. lots of apps. That’s Launchpad, which is kind of like an iOS home screen for your Mac.<p>The problem is, it shows <i>all</i> your apps, in seemingly random …

Operating Systems

Top 10 Hidden Force Touch Features on Apple Watch

Force Touch is one of those Apple Watch features that's so discreet and unassuming it's easy for users to forget it even exists. That's a shame, because just like 3D Touch on iPhone, Apple has implemented the haptic feedback technology across the entire watchOS interface, putting additional hidden …

Smartwatches

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

New Singles

BMW M240i driven by Cars.co.za

BMW currently has a bit of a tricky branding system, with its M Performance cars. They aren’t full-on BMW M cars, as they’re made entirely by BMW and …

iOS 11 is finally here: Best features, how to download and more

iOS 11 is now available. Here's what you need to know.<p>iOS 11 is now available.<p>Nowadays, Apple releases a beta version of iOS months ahead of its official release. So, we've already been playing with iOS and compiling how-tos so you can get started, too.<p><b>Editors' note</b>: This post was originally …

iOS

17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that hooks up to your TV. Apple calls it "the future of television."<p>You can tell if you have the latest Apple TV by looking at the remote: the new version's remote has a touchpad and six …

Smart TV

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 …

Apps

iOS 11's Control Center Is Overwhelming, But You'll Love It

Apple's redesign isn't the most aesthetically pleasing.<p>When you first swipe up from the bottom of the screen in iOS 11, you’re probably going to …

Everything you need to know about the iOS 11 Dock

iOS 11 introduces a new Dock. It is conceptually related to the Mac Dock introduced in OS X, and is surprisingly similar. In fact, the biggest difference may be that so far people seem to love the new iOS 11 Dock, whereas there are still beardos who hate the Mac Dock.<p>Like its Mac counterpart, the …

Taking screenshots in iOS 11: hands-on with 10+ handy tips [Video]

It’s no secret that taking screenshots in iOS 11 is now a lot more robust than it’s been in previous versions of iOS. No longer is it just about pressing Home + Sleep; in iOS 11, taking screenshots goes much deeper. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for a look at 10+ handy screenshot tips for …

iOS

How Apple’s Siri will soon help you make payments and track personal finances

At WWDC this week, we learned about ways Apple plans to make Siri smarter, many of which have to do with your money. Starting with iOS 11, Siri will be able to help you complete money transfers, as well as helping you stay on top of your checking, savings, and credit card accounts.<p>“Users will now …

Apple Pay

Don’t even pretend you already knew all 10 of these hidden iPhone tricks

Apple’s iOS platform has a wonderfully simple and intuitive UX, but the platform continues to grow more and more complex with each passing year. The …

How To Wipe Your Apple Watch Clean Before Selling It

If you’re buying a new Apple Watch, you’ll probably either be selling your old one to help pay for the new hotness, or you’ll be giving it away to a …

Best games for Apple TV

What are the best games for Apple TV? The fun ones, of course!Apple TV isn't just for watching iTunes or Netflix any more! There are a ton of great …

How to use Apple Pay on your Mac with macOS Sierra

With macOS Sierra, Apple Pay finally comes to Macs so you can use the mobile payment service to buy stuff online. The feature works best on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, but don’t worry Pad if you own an older Apple computer: You can still use Apple Pay if you’ve got a 2012 or newer Mac, as …

Apple Pay

25 essential tips and tricks for Mac owners

Regardless of what critics say, though, this is Apple. That means people are going to buy these things. And since these are the most significant refreshes to come to the Mac lineup in years, they're likely to reel in more than a few newcomers to macOS.<p>If you're one of these Mac newbies — or if …

WhatsApp launches video calling for one billion people. Here's how to use it

In its second major rollout this year, WhatsApp has introduced video calling to the one billion people using it.<p>The Facebook-owned messaging app has …

Apps

Your iPhone has a hidden signal strength meter

Forget about measuring your cell signal strength using just dots or bars - this simple hack allows you to see the actual signal strength your iPhone …

One of the best hidden Mac pro-tips give you more control over volume

One of the easiest ways to impress your Mac-owning friends is simple:<p>Simply press <b>option + shift + volume up (F8) or option + shift + volume down (F9).</b><p>It looks like this:<p>That magical combination of keys lets you increase or decrease the volume in much finer increments than the usual 16-point …

MacBook Pro

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Project Management

Top 10 iOS 10 features you may not have discovered yet

Hidden among the updates to the Messages app, Apple Music and everything else we’ve all heard so much about, there are a handful of new iOS 10 features you may not have stumbled across.<p>Check out the video below to see the top ten iOS 10 features that currently rank as iOS’s best-kept secrets.<p>By …

Apple macOS Sierra: 12 Handy Features You Should Know About

Earlier this week, Apple rolled out macOS Sierra to the public. macOS Sierra (version 10.12) is the successor to OS X (version 10.11) El Capitan. Several major features have been added in macOS Sierra such as Siri and a smarter Photos app. There are also many under-the-hood improvements included in …

Apple Watch

iOS 10 Lock Screen: Battling Apple’s Frustrating Change

A hidden rest-to-unlock setting can ease the pain<p>It’s been burned into our muscle memories: slide to unlock your iPhone.<p>Then Apple messed it all up last week with the new lock screen in iOS 10. But fear not, you don’t have to feel like a complete idiot every time you try to unlock your phone.<p>First …

iOS

Apple TV Troubleshooting: How to Reboot, Restart, and Reset Your Apple TV

As much as we love our Apple TVs, we've all had Apple TV problems now and then. Whether your Apple TV is frozen or your Apple TV is stuck on the Apple Logo or You need to force quit an Apple TV app, we’ll cover multiple solutions to try when your Apple TV is not working. The number one rule of …

Smart TV

10 tips and tricks for TVOS 10

The Apple TV was updated last week with deeper Siri integration, better HomeKit support and more. Here are some tips to get you started with the update.<p>The fourth-generation Apple TV was just updated to TVOS 10, bringing several new and much-needed features to the media streamer, such as a dark …

Smart TV

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

How to use Apple Pay in Safari

Shopping online was never hard. But now it's even easier.<p>One killer iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra feature is flying under the radar: Apple Pay in Safari.<p>Like before, you can use Apple Pay to shop IRL and within some apps, but iOS 10 and Mac OS Sierra also add the option to use Apple Pay within Safari. …

6 ways to speed up iOS 10 on older iPhones

Is your iOS device is feeling sluggish after updating to iOS 10? Learn what you can do to put a little pep back in its step.<p>After I updated my iPhone 6S to iOS 10 it felt like it was on fire for the first few hours, and not in the good way. My iPhone got hotter than it ever has while performance …

Apps

Mac tips, tricks and shortcuts: Here's your master list

All of our Mac shortcuts, tips and tricks assembled in one place.<p>Whether you have just purchased your first Mac or are a seasoned Mac user, this collection of shortcuts is sure to make your life easier -- or at least more efficient when seated in front of your Mac.<p>We have rounded up all of our …