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How to Get a 4K Movie on the iTunes Store If You Redeemed Your Code Somewhere Else

The next time you buy a movie, and it comes with one of those “redeem this code to get the digital version on your favorite platform” notices, make …

iTunes

Apple Pay saves you money with summer movie tickets, food, and more

Apple waited a bit for its summer Apple Pay promotion, but it just kicked off today. On offer are savings from Fandango, SubHub, Groupon, and several other apps.<p>The exact savings vary from service to service, of course, but they all have one thing in common: when it comes time to settle up, you …

Apple Pay

Best Free Movie Apps for Mac and iPhone

- Jul 12, 2018<p>From Netflix to iTunes, there are no shortage of ways to watch video content on your macOS or iOS devices. But many of these services …

How to Teach Siri to Pronounce Names, Learn Nicknames

Need to teach Siri how to pronounce a name or understand a nickname in your contacts list? You can train her to better understand your commands on …

How to take perfect Portrait Mode selfies with an iPhone X

With each new iPhone release comes excitement about the updated camera. This year’s iPhone X does not disappoint, and it introduces something new …

The 5 Best Camera Accessories for iPhone X

Even though your iPhone X takes incredible photos — for a smartphone — it isn’t likely to replace your DSLR or mirrorless camera any time soon. …

Here’s how to use AirDrop—so you can stop using email to send files

Though it’s been around for the better part of a decade, AirDrop isn’t a feature many Apple users are aware of. Those who have heard of it probably …

Apple Updates iWork Apps on Mac and iOS

- Jun 15, 2018<p>Apple on Thursday released updates to its “iWork” suite of office apps, (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote), for both the iOS and Mac …

Watch Apple's new Memoji take on Samsung's AR Emoji

After Apple released Animoji for the iPhone X, Samsung fired back with AR Emoji, an augmented reality feature that turns Samsung Galaxy S9 users into …

Apple Expands Pay Feature to Earn More

<i>By Alisha Haridasani</i><p>Apple wants to turn its Pay function into a bigger revenue stream by expanding the use of its cashless payment tool to include a …

See every new iOS 12 feature in action

After months of rumors and speculation, Apple finally showed off iOS 12 during this week’s WWDC 18 keynote. After a full day’s use exploring the first developer beta and getting to know the new iOS, I’m going to give you a hands-on look at everything that’s new.<p>See all the cool new iOS 12 features …

Apple Watch is about to get a lot better, but WatchOS 5 is still missing 2 big features

Apple's 2018 WWDC keynote was about software, not hardware. And yes, there was a lot of news on iOS 12. But there was also a rundown on WatchOS 5, Apple's newest software update for Apple Watches. And like iOS 12, it was about small refinements, not earth-shaking changes. And no, Apple did not …

How to Perform “Ctrl-Alt-Delete” on Your Mac

- Jun 5, 2018<p>If you’ve used Windows you know that <b>Ctrl + Alt + Delete</b>—now “<b>Ctrl + Shift + Delete</b>“—is what you do when things aren’t going as expected. …

How To: Add Better Lighting Effects to Portrait Mode Photos on Your iPhone

Apple first included a dual-lens camera onto its iPhone 7 Plus back in late-2016, yet not many developers besides Apple have harnessed the depth data …

Smartphone Accessories: iOttie One Touch Qi Car Charger Mount $41, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon currently offers the iOttie Easy One Touch Qi Car Charger Mount for <b>$40.96 shipped</b>. Normally $50, this is the second-best …

How to Stop Your Apple Watch From Launching the 'Now Playing' App When Audio Plays on Your iPhone

Most Apple Watch owners will recognize the "Now Playing" app – it automatically launches by default whenever you play audio through the Music or Podcasts app on your iPhone. A similar screen shows when you play audio through any third-party iPhone app that also has an Apple Watch extension, like …

How to master Split View on the Mac

Split view on the iPad is amazing. Two apps, side-by-side, open up all kinds of neat shortcuts. You can drag text, links, and pictures from Safari into notes apps, emails, Pages documents and so on. The Mac is less in need of such a mode, because screens are bigger, and you can already place two …

The only reasons to stay with the iPhone right now have nothing to do with the iPhone

My iPhone X is fine.<p>I picked up the $1,000 rectangle of glass and aluminum on launch day. I’ve been on Apple’s upgrade program since it launched in 2015, which means I pay a monthly fee, currently $56, and get each new iPhone as it’s released every year. I switched my main phone from Android to …

Mobile Technology

Popular Sleep Cycle iPhone App Expands to Apple Watch With 'Snore Stopper' and Haptic Wake Up Features

Sleep Cycle, a popular and highly downloaded alarm clock and sleep tracking app available for the iPhone, today announced a new Apple Watch app that introduces more features for an even better waking up experience. With the Sleep Cycle for Apple Watch, Sleep Cycle users can enable "snore stopper" …

Most Useful 3D Touch Gestures on iPhone

3D Touch is a feature that's been around since the 2015 release of the iPhone 6s, and it's become an integral gesture system on all of Apple's latest iPhones.<p>Though it's been around for a while, there are several hidden and less obvious 3D Touch gestures that you may have forgotten or might not be …

Apps

iMovie gets some attention with an iPhone X-ready update

After a few months without updates, Apple has shown some attention to the mobile version of its free iMovie video editor with a new update. It's now fully compatible with the iPhone X's Super Retina Display (and that notch), and according to the notes, finally takes advantage of the Metal API for …

Retina Display

iMovie for Mac Updated With iPhone X Support for App Store Video Previews and Bug Fixes

Apple today released iMovie version 10.1.9 for macOS as a free update to its consumer video editing software on the desktop. It's the first update to the app since shortly after macOS High Sierra was released.<p>iMovie 10.1.9 adds support for the iPhone X and additional iPad resolutions in relation to …

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How To Use The Coolest New Features In iOS 11.3

For those who missed the memo, iOS 11.3 is now available for all iOS devices. Here's how to find all of its most compelling features and updates.<p>How …

Online Privacy

7 of Chris Bosh’s Most Clutch Games

Chris Bosh truly is a renaissance man.<p>Few guys in the league have as many interests and talents as Bosh, who can play the guitar, code websites, brew …

Apple Watch can detect serious heart problem

Apple Watch can accurately detect atrial fibrillation, a serious heart condition that is a leading cause of stroke.<p>This advanced feature remains in testing. However, a new medical study offers proof that wearables can do far more than simply track fitness. In fact, they could actually keep the …

Study Confirms Apple Watch Can Detect Abnormal Heart Rhythm With 97% Accuracy

The heart rate monitors built into the Apple Watch and other wearable devices can detect abnormal heart rhythms with 97 percent accuracy, according to a new study conducted by the team behind the Cardiogram app for Apple Watch in conjunction with researchers at the University of California, San …

Attention Music Lovers: Here's Why You Should Consider Investing in an Apple HomePod ASAP

The Apple HomePod has been years in the making — and now that it's totally available in retail stores and online, it's time to truly consider if the $349 price tag is worth it. While it may not be the smart home assistant of the future just yet — and if you're looking for that capability, there are …

HeartMonitor Apple Watch app lets you continuously track heart rate without workouts

Developer Zach Simone has today unveiled a new iPhone and Apple Watch app that tracks heart rate without activating a traditional Workout. The app, called HeartMonitor, allows you to continuously track your heart rate during so-called “sessions” of activity, while the accompanying iPhone app makes …

4 Pro Tips to Maximize the Accuracy of Face ID on iPhone X

While it appears most would agree iPhone X’s Face ID has been effective and unproblematic, others unfortunately appear to have struggled with a wide …

How to maximize the reliability of Face ID on the iPhone X: four tips

A Reddit thread on Face ID reported mixed experience of Face ID on the iPhone X, some owners supporting Apple’s contention that it would improve over time, but others still experiencing a significant number of failures.<p><i>9to5Mac</i> readers report mostly positive experiences, but some are still finding …