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Amazon’s new device preorders dominate this week’s best deals

Plus, it’s good to be a gamer<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>Last week was Apple’s time to shine with the introduction of the …

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 …

Another striking, scary Apple television ad (video)

Chaos reigns when a young woman can unlock anything with a look.<p>See also: Spike Jonze’s HomePod ad: What the critics are saying<p><i>Related</i>

How to Record Your iPhone or iPad Screen in iOS 11

iOS 11 comes with a handy new Control Center function that allows you to record what you're doing on your screen. It's great if you want to capture gameplay, walk someone through a tutorial in an app, demonstrate a bug, and more, and it's available on iPhones and iPads running iOS 11.<p><i>Subscribe to</i> …

iOS

How to speed up your iPhone after iOS 11 slows it down

This coming Friday, Apple is set to release a number of hotly anticipated new products including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, …

Batteries

Our first look at Apple Park

Tuesday wasn't just the launch of three new iPhones, an Apple Watch and an Apple TV. It was also the first time Apple welcomed journalists to its gigantic, 175-acre Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.<p>Apple Park is home to several buildings, most prominently a 2.8-million square-foot ring …

Apple

Two factors will help Apple Pay grow thru 2022, predicts payment report

A research report into the Point of Sale industry has predicted that two factors will greatly assist the growth of Apple Pay and other mobile payment services.<p>The first is the requirement by both VISA and MasterCard that all payment terminals across many major markets must support contactless …

Apple Pay

Wallpaper Weekends: Night Sky Over Yosemite for Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

- Aug 19, 2017<p>Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and …

Apple

Apple Watch In Action- Part 1

I’ve been using an Apple Watch since release day, other than a very brief period after I sold my first gen and thought I was moving on. It seems that the Watch was a little stickier than I thought it would be, and I ended up buying another one soon after and have kept one on my wrist since. Even …

Apple Watch

The sentimental hoarder's guide to making space on your iPhone

Each day brings the same struggle: I spot something I've deemed photo-worthy, pull out my phone, open the camera and am greeted with a blurred screen.<p>…

How to use the new keyboard shortcuts in iOS 11’s Files app

The Files app is iOS 11’s Finder. You can use it to browse the files in your iCloud Drive, along with files and folders in your Dropbox, and inside other apps that open up their file systems to iOS. Apple has also added some keyboard shortcuts to the Files app. This lets you carry out many common …

Keyboard Shortcuts

How to pin notes and use stationery in iOS 11 Notes app

iOS 11’s Notes app is fantastic, and can probably replace apps like OneNote or Evernote for many people. In iOS 11, it mostly catches up with the Mac version — and adds a bunch more neat features only possible on the iPad, like sketching with the Apple Pencil.<p>Today, we’re going to see how to pin …

Apple

Here Are the iOS 11 Features You Should Be Excited About

Set to arrive on your iPhone and iPad this fall, Apple iOS 11 brings a number of new features to the platform. Below are the ones we think you'll love the most.<p>The next version of Apple iOS is set to deliver a number of groundbreaking features, especially for iPad users. We spent some quality time …

How to use the Universal Clipboard on iOS

Since last fall, your Mac and your iOS devices have shared a Universal Clipboard. That is, you can copy on one device and paste on another. It’s seamless, and incredibly useful. For instance, you could copy a shipment tracking number in Mail on your Mac, then paste it into the tracking app on your …

Apple

Seattle’s KEXP releases long-awaited iOS app overhaul, with help from volunteer developers

When KEXP moved into a new home at Seattle Center last year, the popular independent radio station established a physical foundation to support its …

How to Share Your Calendars From iPhone and iPad

You can share the calendars on Apple iOS devices with other people, privately and publicly.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

How to use the Medical ID feature in Apple's iOS Health app

Tips<p>By<p>A lesser-known but theoretically life-saving feature of Apple's iOS Health app is Medical ID —a quick guide for nurses, doctors, ambulance …

Apple

9to5Toys Last Call: Bose SoundLink Speaker $70, Leather Apple Watch Band $8, CarPlay Receiver + GC $240 off, more

Keep up with the best gear and deals on the web by <i>signing up for the 9to5Toys Newsletter</i>. Also, be sure to check us out on: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications.<p>Luxury Book iPhone 7 Plus Case<p>9to5Toys Lunch Break delivers the best deals every day of the week at 12:30PM …

IPhone 7

Brilliant Lightning charger cable has a hidden 128GB iPhone flash drive

At this point we can safely say that Apple’s iPhones will never, ever, ever include support for expandable memory. Apple makes a killing by forcing …

Flash Drives

Magic Fireplace for Apple TV now free for very first time (Reg. $1)

You know those TV fireplace channels? Well this one is an app for Apple TV. Magic Fireplace is now available for <b>free</b> on the App Store. Regularly $1, this is the very first time we have seen the app go free. You’ll <i>need to download it directly from your Apple TV</i> by the looks of it. Rated 4+ stars …

App Store

Everything new with Apple’s Photos app in macOS High Sierra

In macOS High Sierra, the built-in Photos app packs some great new tools as well as lots of small improvements. It brings better organization, new editing tools (like selective color and curves), and extended integration with third-party apps.<p>Check out all the new features and improvements in …

High Sierra

How to cut the cord without resorting to a pricey streaming-TV bundle

Confession time: Although it’s my job to review and write about streaming channel bundles such as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and the new YouTube TV, I have little interest in using them personally.Most of my TV consumption comes from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO, all of which are available …

How to print to PDF on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Print to PDF is an easy way to preserve the information and layout of what you are currently viewing, saving a 1:1 digital copy of the documents and websites you use everyday. You don’t actually print anything, but the idea is that an exact replica of what would have appeared on paper, if you had …

Apps

How to update software on your Mac

First time checking out this series? You’ll get the most value by starting at the beginning, however you can also use the series overview if you’d like to go buffet style.<p>Note for regular readers, the already tech savvy, and IT professionals: this series is designed as a resource you can share with …

App Store

12 tips and tricks for Apple's AirPods

Apple's AirPods are convenient and wireless. But if you've found yourself with a pair and are still wondering how to make the most of them, including how to avoid losing them, we have your back.<p>I've lived with these fully wireless Bluetooth earphones for over a year now. They're pretty easy to …

AirPods

8 Useful iPad Features You May Not Even Know You Have

These features are intended to make aging easier.<p>Sure you’ve semi-figured out Siri and maybe even have mastered FaceTiming with the grandkids. But Apple would like you to know that you’ve just discovered the tip of the iPad iceberg. Here are some other lesser-known features that Apple thinks will …

Bear is everything we wanted Notes to be

I’m in love with a note-taking app for the first time since Evernote wowed me almost a decade ago.<p>‘Bear‘ is what Notes should have been. Hell, it might be what Notes <i>still</i> aspires to be. It walks the perfect line between simple and feature-rich while offering robust options for organization, search, …

Apple just made a compelling case for HomeKit in iOS 10.2

While it is fair to say it took a little longer than expected to get off the ground, Apple’s Home Kit ecosystem has become more interesting in recent …

Take a look at what’s new in macOS 10.12.2

Apple just released macOS 10.12.2 to the public, so in today’s video I’m going to give you a guided tour of everything that’s new or missing.<p>Check it out below.<p>New features in macOS 10.12.2<p>As (almost) always with software updates, macOS 10.12.2 brings bug fixes and stability improvements. This …