Matt Sharples DC

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How to Add AirDrop to Your Mac’s Dock for Quicker Access

- May 10, 2018<p>AirDrop is a great way to send and receive files between Macs or between your Mac and iOS devices. Here’s a quick way to shave a few …

Operating Systems

Apple Watch: How to enable Water Lock mode

The Apple Watch Series 2 and later have a nifty little feature called Water Lock mode. These Apple Watches are able to be submerged under water and still be okay.<p>With Water Lock mode, it will disable all hardware buttons and the Apple Watch’s display to prevent accidental taps and clicks.<p>Follow …

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 …

iTunes

How to Specify Your Activity Type in the Apple Watch Workout App

When you open the Apple Watch Workout app, the main screen by default offers you 10 quick-start workout types that you can use to track your exercise. These include Walking, Running, Cycling, Elliptical, Rower, Stair stepper, HIIT, Swimming, and Wheelchair.<p>If you want to track a more specialized …

How to sync your local iTunes library when you’re subscribed to Apple Music

Apple Music is one of the best music streaming options when you have a local library of unreleased songs, live concerts, or remixes. But this method will also allow you to sync hi-fiedlity music such as ALAC to your iPhone.<p>While not completely obvious, it is possible to sync your local library …

Apple Music

HomeKit Weekly: Turning your old garage door into a Siri-controlled entrance

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>Getting into HomeKit can be a very costly endeavor when you start replacing locks, lights, and other accessories with connected versions. Fortunately, …

Home Automation

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 …

Operating Systems

HomeKit Weekly: Getting started with Apple’s Home app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

<i>HomeKit Weekly is a new series focused on smart home accessories, automation tips and tricks, and everything to do with Apple’s smart home framework.</i><p>In our inaugural edition of HomeKit Weekly, we’re starting with the basics: becoming familiar with Apple’s Home app to control HomeKit. Apple’s Home …

Home Automation

It’s Time for a Complete Home App Makeover

I’ve spent a lot of time experimenting with home automation gear since late last year: lightbulbs, light strips, electrical plugs, and door sensors, among other things. Most of the devices I’ve tested support Apple’s HomeKit APIs and those that don’t, I plan to integrate with Homebridge. That means …

How to Customize Your Apple Watch Workout Metrics

The ability to view live metric data is one of the most important feedback functions of any Apple Watch fitness app. In this article, we're going to show how you can easily customize the metrics that the stock Workout app shows you when you raise your wrist during exercise.<p>Checking in on your …

I might love this $40 Apple Watch accessory even more than my Apple Watch

I’ve been an Apple Watch user ever since the first model was released, and I’ve grown more attached to it with each new generation. It’s gotten to …

This is the Apple Watch band that can detect irregular or dangerous heart rhythms

Listen up, Apple Watch users: A new FDA-approved band is on the market and it can help you monitor your heart in a whole new way.<p>Yes, you can feel …

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 …

I spent several hours testing Tesla's all-electric Model 3 — here's what it's like to drive

I've driven every car Tesla has ever made, from the original Roadster to the Model X SUV. I've sampled Ludicrous Mode acceleration, experimented with Autopilot self-driving tech, and even once "run out of gas" in a Model S.<p>And while it's true that I'm very much looking forward to the bonkers-fast …

How to Prevent Other HomePod Users From Affecting Your Apple Music Recommendations

Apple's HomePod speaker is best enjoyed when linked to an Apple Music subscription, since this allows you to make the most of Siri's enhanced music smarts and its DJ-like role as a personal music curator, or "mixologist", as Apple calls it.<p>As Apple Music subscribers will know, the streaming service …

How to Use the HomePod's Physical Controls

As a smart speaker, HomePod comes with built-in Siri support, so you can use it without ever touching it, but Apple did include a touch panel at the top of the device that supports several gestures.<p>HomePod gestures can activate Siri, control the volume of what's playing, skip to the next song, …

Analyst envisions an Apple subscription combining services with regular hardware upgrades

Would you pay an all-in-one monthly subscription to get access to services like Apple Music and extra iCloud storage alongside regular hardware updates? A new iPhone every year, a new iPad every other year, a new Mac every three years, say?<p>That’s the type of business model one noted analyst thinks …

Awesome Apple Watch tricks to get the most out of your wearable

The Apple Watch truly became a useful device with the release of the Series 3. LTE connectivity, more accurate heart rate monitoring, and faster hardware make the Apple Watch a joy to use.<p>With all the features and functions Apple advertises, there are still plenty of hidden tips and tricks for …

Tesla's in-car trip planning tool is available on the web

To date, using Tesla's trip planning tool has meant sitting inside your electric car while you map a route that takes you past charging stations. That doesn't make much sense if you're gearing up for vacation, does it? There's now a better way: Tesla has launched a web version of its trip planner …

Tesla

Tesla's X 100D Is 'Vehicle Of The Year' In Our 2017's 'Best And Worst'

What’s the “best” and what’s the “worst” car? It varies from person to person, of course. For someone who just wants to get from “point A to point B,” a car that runs wins. Others with a feverish interest in vehicles will be more picky. For this year’s “best” list, we included some cars we’ve …

Elon Musk teases a Supercharger station with a drive-in movie theater and more surprises

For as revolutionary and forward-thinking as Tesla’s vehicles are, one of the smartest things Tesla did to boost EV adaptation was the rollout of an …

The Electrek Review – Tesla Model 3, a promise delivered

On December 29th, 2017, I took delivery of one of the first non-employee Tesla Model 3s. This was a day which many of us early EV drivers have been awaiting for a long time – the realization of Tesla’s “secret master plan” announced more than ten years ago.<p>A lot has happened between then and now, …

Tesla Model 3

EKG reader is first ever Apple Watch accessory to win FDA clearance as a medical device

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just granted the first ever clearance for an Apple Watch accessory to be used as a recognized medical device. Obtaining the green light took just over two years, around a year longer than the company had hoped.<p>AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader is a Watch …

How to add a fast new SSD to your old Mac or MacBook for only $150

When I first wrote about using solid state drives (SSDs) to radically improve the performance of older Macs, high-capacity SSDs were just beginning to become affordable. Replacing a Mac’s 500GB or 1TB hard drive with a same-sized SSD required at least $250 back then, but the benefits were …

Apple's secret workout lab could lead to a super powerful Apple Watch

Apple has a secret workout facility tucked away in a nondescript office space outside of its new HQ, where researchers are collecting reams of health …

Smartwatches

6 Ways the New Apple Watch Update Will Seriously Amp Up Your Workouts

If your Apple Watch is already your most consistent gym partner, the new updates coming to watchOS 4 this Fall are primed to turn it into your gym BFF. Jay Blahnik, director of fitness for Health Technologies at Apple, promises the new iteration will be "more powerful and easier to use than ever." …

Exercise

The next Apple Watch will probably be super popular

Apple became the biggest wearable vendor this May thanks to a recent surge in Apple Watch sales. Now, experts are saying the Watch could continue to …

Apple and the future of the insurance industry

The “augmented human” concept has become a reality. We carry health sensors on our wrist, and our Apple Watch is becoming our personal physician. …

The next Apple Watch could empty my pockets — in a good way

The latest rumors about the next-generation Apple Watch indicate it might come with LTE cellular data in a slick new design. But Apple Watch already offers data connectivity via iPhone, and Cupertino’s marketing tends to focus on benefits, not features. So how will Apple craft a new product story …

Apple Seeds Fifth Beta of New watchOS 4 Operating System to Developers

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming watchOS 4 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the fourth beta and two months after introducing the watchOS 4 update at its 2017 Worldwide Developers Conference.<p>Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple …

Smartwatches