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How to Enable Family Sharing in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite

With the release of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple has included a new Family Sharing feature that allows multiple users to easily share content and interact with each other. Most notably, Family Sharing allows up to six family users to <b>share purchases made from the iTunes, iBooks, or App Store</b>. The …

How to keep iCloud Keychain from adding old email accounts

Reader Carrie Lane finds her Mac populated with old email accounts. She writes:<p><i>Since I upgraded to Yosemite, the Mail app has started asking for</i> …

More tips and tricks for mastering OS X Yosemite

Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned veteran, there are a ton of tips and ticks out there for mastering OS X Yosemite. In Part 2 of our Yosemite tip series, we gather more of the very best.<p>Quickly switch to dark mode<p>Instead of having to poke around System Preferences, you can quickly toggle …

Operating Systems

How to AirDrop files between OS X Yosemite and iOS

Yosemite brings added functionality to AirDrop, letting you share files between your Mac and iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.<p>In its previous iterations, AirDrop let you quickly and easily share files from one iOS device to another nearby, or between two Macs in close proximity. With OS X 10.10 Yosemite …

MacBook Air

Calendar App: The Ultimate Guide

Calendar lets you can create and edit appointments, share agendas, invite friends and colleagues to events, get alerted, stay on track and — most …

How to Manage Your Apple ID Account in Settings on iPhone

For quite some time now, you’ve been able to manage your Apple ID account in Settings on your iPhone. But with iOS 10.3, Apple made it even easier. At the top of your Settings menu, you’ll see your Apple ID profile photo and name. This new option allows you to look at your Apple ID profile in one …

Apple Store

Yosemite's Continuity features: Handoff and the price of progress

Handoff features — stuff like being able to start a document on your iPad and continue on your Mac or vice versa — require a Mac of relatively recent …

Getting started with the iCloud Photo Library

Apple wants to store all of your photos in the cloud; here's what you need to know.<p>Apple's iCloud Photo Library service is built into its iOS and OS X devices. Using the service, you can backup and sync your photos and videos across all of your Apple devices without any extra effort on your …

iCloud

How to master Messages in iOS 8

I’ve pretty much become a full-time texter these days, using Apple’s Messages app on my Mac and iPhone to send iMessages (to friends and contacts who use iOS or OS X) as well as regular text messages (to people outside the Apple ecosystem).<p>iOS 8 brings great new changes to the mobile version of the …

How to enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone

Apple has long supported FaceTime Audio for the iPhone, which lets you chat with other iCloud users via Wi-Fi and (if your carrier allowed it) …

iOS 8 How-to: Take a time-lapse video

New in iOS 8 you have the ability to record time-lapse photography right from the Camera app. Time-lapse photography is a type of photography that happens when the frame rate is lower than what is used to view the sequence. When the photo is played at normal speed, time looks to be faster. However, …

I finally got my iPad to take calls like an iPhone (but it wasn't easy)

Two of the neatest features I expected from<p>Apple's newiOS 8operating system for its mobile devices involve that old disrespected function, voice calling on the phone.<p>One enables Wi-Fi calling on the<p>iPhone-- the device can connect for voice calls, not only data services, when its Wi-Fi connection …

iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad – MacStories

When I reviewed iOS 7 last year, I took a different approach and tried to consider Apple's redesigned OS from the perspective of someone who uses iPhones and iPads for work and personal tasks on a daily basis. I noted that a new structure enabled developers to make more powerful apps, and I …

Apps

How to use adjust light, color, and B&W in Photos for iPhone and iPad

Smart adjustments in Photos let you enhance your images, either automatically, intuitively, or precisely. Magic wand is still there, of course, but …

How to set up and use iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

iCloud Drive is Apple's solution to document and file management across iOS and Mac. If you have an iCloud account, you can use iCloud Drive. …

Here’s how to BitTorrent movies on your Apple TV

Popcorn Time is a fantastic — albeit questionably legal — Mac app that allows you to treat BitTorrent like Netflix, searching for movies and TV shows on sites like The Pirate Bay that you want to watch and then streaming them directly to your computer.<p>It’s a great app, but it has at least one …

Popcorn Time’s Torrents Streamer to Get AirPlay Support

Popcorn Time, the somewhat questionable service that allows you to stream movie torrents just like they were Netflix content, is adding another great …