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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 …

Apps

Amazon (and Alexa) know a whole lot about you. Here's how download and delete that info.

It's not just Facebook and Google that have loads of our personal data. There's also Amazon.<p>The company isn’t only the most popular Internet retailer in the country but it also dishes up content (via Amazon Prime Video, Audible and the Kindle library); runs a successful cloud platform for …

Smart Homes

5 Ways to Secure Your Alexa Device

If there's anything consumers have learned in recent months, it's that everything — even devices or institutions we believe to be secure — can be …

Flight of the .224 Valkyrie: Why the new round is generating buzz

Some .224 Valkyrie brass prepped for some reloading. <i>(Photo: 224Valkryie via Instagram)</i>Introduced in late 2017, the .224 Valkyrie caused a whirlwind …

Boattail vs. Flat-Base Bullets

Contributor Philip Massaro takes a look at how boattail and flat-base bullets perform at common hunting ranges in terms of both trajectory and wind …

Is There a Difference Between .223 and 5.56? | The Arms Guide

The comparison between .223 and 5.56 isn’t a new one, so there is a lot of discussion to weed through to learn about the two. Ultimately, because …

Regulation

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

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 …

A Few Techniques About Sighting-In Your Rifle

Sighting-in a rifle whether for plinking, hunting or competition is not all that hard. However, there are some “tricks and techniques” that will help …

Reloading Tips From an Expert

Advice from someone who loads ammunition for the commercial market can be sage-level wisdom, indeed.

Slow iPhone? Here’s how to check the health of your battery

With all the fuss about depleted old batteries slowing down iPhones, it might be a good idea to at least check the health of your iPhone’s battery. To do this, you can use a free tool called coconutBattery. This handy app digs into your iOS and Mac devices to tell you how old they are, and how …

Batteries

How to Zero a Rifle, Fast

I have been testing rifles and optics for a living for several decades now, which means I have zeroed a lot of scopes. As a result, I have developed …

How to break free from the Apple ecosystem

However, there are several reasons you might want to explore other options, like Android phones and Windows computers.<p>Whatever your reason might be, leaving the Apple ecosystem can be a tough thing to do, and you might not find some of the useful features from the Apple ecosystem anywhere else.<p>To …

A Comprehensive Guide to Shooting Great Photos on the iPhone 7 Plus

<i>Maxwell Barna talks us through how to use the iPhone 7 Plus camera to its maximum potential.</i><p>When Tim Cook and the team at Apple announced the release …

How to Securely Wipe Your Smartphone's Data

"Factory resetting" a device often does not prevent later users from recovering your files that were previously stored on it. Here's what you need to know.<p>Are you planning to upgrade your smartphone, to sell your old device, or to give it to a child or friend?<p>Were you planning to "factory reset" …

How to transfer your iCloud Drive files to Google Drive

If you're making the switch from iPhone to Android, then you'll likely want to take advantage of Google Drive and all the other Google Apps. That …

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus tips, tricks and hidden features: Get the most from your iPhone

Our iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus tips and tricks guide reveals the best secret and hidden features and shortcuts that you might not know about. Here's …

Does your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen have yellow tint? Here's how to fix it

Here's how to adjust hue and intensity under colour tint to resolve yellow screen on your new iPhone.<p>Some owners of the new iPhone model are …

How to use the second camera on the iPhone 7 Plus

The biggest difference between the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus isn't the size -- it's the camera. The 7 Plus includes two 12-megapixel cameras that fire off when you capture a photo, giving you one superimage.<p>But that's not all the second camera is for.<p>The two cameras are fitted with different …

Mobile Photography

10 Must-Read Tricks for Mastering Your New iPhone

When Apple introduced its 3D Touch feature last year with the iPhone 6s, it didn’t exactly become a huge ‘screen saver.’ Not many developers had …

How to use watchOS 3: Tips, tricks and hidden tweaks

Your Apple Watch Series 1 or Series 2 has arrived! Introduced at Apple’s keynote last week, the third version of the Apple Watch does a heck of a lot more than tell time and <i>Cult of Mac</i> has some tips to help you make the most of its myriad new features.<p>Mastering the various features is a bit of a …

iPhone 7: How To Take Screenshots With New Home Button

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are here. Though the new iPhones have the same design as last year’s iPhone 6S, there are notable changes. One of the biggest …

How to Let Emergency Contacts Reach You When Do Not Disturb Is Turned On

Open Contacts or Phone. If you open the Phone app, navigate to Contacts.<p>Find the contact you want to designate as an emergency contact who can reach you even when Do Not Disturb is turned on.<p>Tap Edit in the top right corner.<p>Scroll down and tap Ringtone.