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Apple’s USB Restricted Mode: how to use your iPhone’s latest security feature

Apple quietly introduced a significant privacy safeguard as part of the new iOS 11.4.1 update that was released on July 9th. USB Restricted Mode prevents USB accessories that plug into the Lightning port from making data connections with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch if your iOS device has been …

How to Rearrange the Control Center in watchOS 5

In watchOS 5, you can rearrange the Control Center to put the Control Center features that you use at the top, so they're quicker to access when you swipe up on your Apple Watch.<p>Unfortunately, there's no way to remove features you don't often use, but you can bury those less desirable options at …

13 Ways to Take a Screenshot on a Mac

- Jun 29, 2018<p>Capturing a screen, taking a screenshot, or in PC talk, printscreening are different terms for the same desired outcome. macOS and OS X …

How to Move Multiple App Icons at Once on iPhone Home Screen

If you like to download and try out new apps, you know how quickly the Home Screen on your iPhone can become a disorganized mess. We've already gone over how to move apps on the iPhone, as well as how to create app folders; but iOS 11 introduced a cool new trick that makes it easier than ever to …

watchOS 5: How to manage Walkie-Talkie contacts

Walkie-Talkie has been long time in the making, first announced for the original Apple Watch with the initial watchOS 1.0 software, and then scrapped before launch. Now, it’s nice seeing it make a comeback 5 major software releases later.<p>One of the more compelling features with Walkie-Talkie is the …

How to Adjust Text Size and Enable Bold Text on Your Apple Watch

- May 29, 2018<p>If you’re like me, your eyes aren’t what they used to be, and you may be doing a little (or a lot) of squinting when you’re trying to …

PSA: Here’s how to check for – and remove – the Mac malware mshelper

If your Mac seems to be running at high fan rates or you’re seeing reduced battery-life for no apparent reason, you may want to check for some Mac malware that seems to be going around …<p>A couple of support threads have described people finding a process called mshelper using a lot of CPU usage.<p>From …

How to Create File Templates on Your Mac With Finder's Stationery Pad Feature

Stationery Pad is a handy way to nix a step in your workflow if you regularly use document templates on your Mac. The long-standing Finder feature essentially tells a file's parent application to open a copy of it by default, ensuring that the original file remains unedited.<p>Stationery Pad doesn't …

How to Remove Third-Party Accounts Like Facebook From Your Mac

With the release of iOS 11, Apple nixed its built-in integration with Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo, a feature that allowed iPhone and iPad users to store their third-party account information and access it within apps that needed to use those services.<p>Apple has yet to remove the equivalent …

App Allows Mac Users to Control Their Mac from Any iOS Device

- May 4, 2018<p>Independent developer, Evgeny Cherpak has released Remote Control for Mac 8.6.1, an update to his remote control app for iOS and watchOS …

21 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

I’m sure most Mac users know <i>Command-C</i> means copy and<i> Command-V</i> means paste, but there’s a host of other useful shortcuts that make a Mac user’s life …

Keyboard Shortcuts

How To Update Kindle Books on Your iPhone

One of the best features of digital books, besides their incredible helpfulness in saving space, is their ability to be updated. When corrections and changes need to be made, Amazon can simply send the updated content to your Kindle. But how can Kindle owners manage their Kindle settings to make …

There's 28 hidden iPhone tricks and tips you need to know about

Are you an experienced iPhone user?<p>With so much technology surrounding Apple iPhone models it is not surprising there are still tips and tricks even …

Seven Useful macOS Tricks You Might Not Know

There are a lot of hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they've not received much attention from Apple, or they've been forgotten after a period of time.<p>In the latest video over on our YouTube channel, we've rounded up some useful macOS tips and tricks …

How To Get Siri to Read Anything to You

- Jan 26, 2018<p>The list of things Siri can help us with grows more and more with each update Apple makes. In the last few years Apple allowed better …

Can't Sleep? The Sleep Genius App Is Here to Help

All of us have had to plow through at least one difficult day of school or work after a less-than-optimal night of sleep, or even an all nighter. But what happens when a rough night becomes the norm? The Centers for Disease Control collects data about the sleep habits of Americans, and reports that …

6 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your iPhone X

- Jan 28, 2018<p>Once you’ve taken your new iPhone X out of the box, you’ll notice that it has some great new features, and requires you to do a few …

Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

With the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple now supports Qi-based wireless inductive charging on its latest phones, and that means charging pads have quickly become popular accessories for iPhone owners.<p>Apple's favored partners for wireless charging pads are Belkin and …

My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition – MacStories - page 2

Utilities<p>The utilities I use on my Mac fall into a couple of categories. First, there are those apps that are so core to my use of macOS that they may as well be part of the operating system themselves. These are the first apps I install if I’m setting up a fresh Mac. The second category of …

Apps

How to Use the iOS 11 Files App

Here's your quick guide to the iOS 11 Files app, which lets you connect services, add, manage, and share files, and much more.<p>PCMag reviews products …

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along the way.<p>1. Archive vs. …

How to Scan & Sign PDF Documents in the Notes App

iOS 11 makes scanning documents in the Notes app pretty darn easy. The Scan and Sign feature is very helpful for storing paper items electronically, allowing you to access printed information from anywhere and even sign and share your documents as needed. Here’s how to scan and modify documents in …

Apps

10 iPhone texting tips you'll wish you'd known all along

If your iPhone ($500 at Cricket Wireless) is constantly binging and buzzing and you are continually apologizing for missing texts and not responding in a timely fashion, then it might be time to dig in to some of the features in iMessage that can help prevent your texts from taking over your life. …

Former Apple engineering director launches RAW Power photo editor for iOS

With the release of iOS 10, Apple harnessed the growing power and advancing optics of iPhones and iPads by introducing RAW image capture support. Users wishing to edit their RAW photos on iOS have been left with few options, however. Now, a former Apple engineering director is aiming to help …

IPhone 7

Essential iPhone X tips

iPhone X is radically different from every iPhone that came before it. As you strive to get accustomed to life without a Home button, these iPhone X tips and tricks will come in handy.<p>Check out the video below to see nine iPhone X tips you need to master immediately.<p>The iPhone X lacks the physical …

Mobile Technology

How to give your iPhone X a virtual home button

Apple made one big change to the iPhone X.<p>In an effort to make the phone's screen span edge-to-edge, Apple has eliminated the home button that has graced every other iPhone since it was invented.<p>Apple replaced the iPhone's functions with gestures that are fairly intuitive, but some people will …

Mobile Technology

Ten Things Nobody Has Told You About The Apple iPhone X

<i>‘The One Thing Nobody Has Told You…’ is my occasional column touching on a tangential, but interesting, detail that has been lost or under-reported in the news. Sometimes it’s a ground-breaker, sometimes it’s a piece of trivia that will enliven a dinner party conversation… This time around, there</i> …

Mobile Technology

You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an Apple domain…<p>Previously, Apple only allowed users to change their Apple ID …

Yahoo

Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

Safari for iPhone and iPad is an incredibly capable mobile web browser despite its simple, straightforward user interface. It is the browser of choice on iOS — in large part because it is the one pre-installed — but very few people know everything you can do with Safari.<p>Much of Safari’s advanced …

Operating Systems

macOS High Sierra is well worth the upgrade

MacOS High Sierra was never meant to be truly transformative. As we covered in our preview of Apple's new desktop OS, it's mostly focused on refining its predecessor, last year's Sierra. At the same time, it also lays the groundwork for bigger changes down the line. Since there's not much you'll …

High Sierra