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By John Chunn | Tech news and tips

Google Earth's fantastic new app is now on iOS

Google Earth got its biggest update in years back in April, but only on Android and the Web. Now the same new features have come to iOS.<p>As a refresher, that update introduced detailed 3D maps for various locations that allowed you to virtually fly through a landscape. You can even shoot shareable …

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Apple Watch Series 3 Coming Before the End of the Year?

This week brought us a couple of reports that a new Watch will be coming sooner than many tech experts thought. The Series 1 and 2 Apple Watches were released in September of 2016, and as with the 1st Gen, or Series 0 Watch as some call it, there was reason to think Apple would give them more than …

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Outlook for Mac adds features Office 365 already has

Outlook 2016 for Mac users are about to get a big update with some of the most requested features for the venerable Microsoft email program. You can now send your emails when you want with a new Send Later feature, use delivery and read receipts to make sure your emails are received and even create …

Dropbox Is Moving From the Internet to a Private Network

The Internet includes too many bottlenecks for Dropbox to rely on it for fast and reliable data storage and access.<p>Many internet-based companies rely …

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Cool Things: Touchtype Pro Keyboard Case

Considering that there are few keyboard cases out there right now for the new 10.5″ iPad Pro, this new crowdfunded keyboard case that I came across today looks all the more interesting. The Touchtype Pro doesn’t come with its own built-in keyboard, but rather works with Apple’s Bluetooth-enabled …

Week’s best Apple deals: Big discounts on MacBooks and iPhones

You’ll find tons of hardware in this week’s roundup of best Apple deals. If you’re looking for a MacBook or an iPhone, this is a good time to pick up one on the cheap.<p>MacBook Pro i7 Quad 15-inch Laptop with 512GB SSD for $2,371<p>For those who want a powerful laptop that comes with a powerful price …

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How to screen share with iOS and macOS to help friends and family with new devices

Over that last month your friends and family have probably purchased or been gifted a range of new devices, and odds may be good that you’re the go-to for tech support. Sometimes it works to problem solve by voice or text message when you aren’t with the user in need, but it’s often better to see …

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This amazing flash drive adds 128GB to your iPhone and latches to your keychain

Running out of device space is a huge annoyance, especially when you’re shooting pictures or video that you suddenly realize you don’t have room to keep. You can solve that storage frustration once and for all with the iKlips DUO, a flash drive designed with Apple mobile devices.<p>Right now, you can …

If you own an iPhone, you should download Apple's new troubleshooting app right now

Apple launched a new app on Tuesday for users of its products.<p>Apple Support, Apple's latest app, collects help support documents, troubleshooting tips, and direct access to repair shops like Apple Stores in one place.<p>You can download it from the US App Store right now.<p>Most of the information …

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Apple activates iCloud.com Calendar spam reporting feature

Apple on Sunday instituted a new junk content reporting feature on its iCloud.com web portal, the first step in what appears to be an activation of …

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5 Common iOS Bugs and How to Fix Them

iOS 10 brings with it a lot of sweet features and improvements, and forthcoming updates promise to bring even more, but the operating system is not …

iOS

Apple launches repair program for iPhone 6 Plus ‘touch disease’ flaw

Repairs cost $149<p>Apple has launched a new repair program for a widely reported on iPhone 6 Plus hardware malfunction known as “touch disease,” which renders the touchscreen useless and manifests as a thin grey line at the top the display. According to Apple, however, this flaw is caused by dropping …

7 features from Windows you can bring to your Mac

Longtime Windows users making the leap to a Mac will need to go through a bit of an adjustment period before they begin to feel comfortable navigating MacOS. In an effort to bring you comfort, allow me to ask and answer seven questions that you might be muttering to yourself.<p>1. Wait, where's the …

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10 hidden iPhone gestures you probably don’t know about

Apple sold more iPhones than expected last quarter thanks to the successful launch of its new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus flagship handsets. The new …

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15 iPhone Tricks Apple Has Been Hiding From You

Your phone can do a lot of things, but can it do what you want it to? Maybe. The engineers and designers at Apple are determined to make the most …

iOS

Don’t buy a new WiFi router, use this gadget to turbocharge the one you already have

Okay seriously, this is just brilliant. Your home Wi-Fi router is just a few years old and yet it’s already out of date. Newer standards offer much …

Wi-Fi

The mobile wars are over

It’s time to call it: The mobile wars are over. The mobile market was once vibrant and variegated, a virtual coral reef of odd devices aimed at specific users. There was a phone with a 3D camera! There was one with a weird version of Android that catered to the security-conscious! There was one …

5 of Our Favorite macOS Sierra Hidden Features

When Apple took the wraps off its rechristened desktop operating system, macOS Sierra, at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference …

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iPhone 7 Plus vs. Nikon D800

There’s no doubt that Apple’s new dual-lens camera system is among iPhone 7 Plus’ most outright advanced new features. Sure, while both the standard, …

iPhoneography

How MacOS Sierra gives back gigs of storage space

Apple's latest desktop software leans on iCloud Drive to help you offload files from your Mac to the cloud.<p>Apple's new MacOS Sierra software introduces two ways to help you offload files from your Mac to iCloud. It lets you reclaim storage space on your local drive, while also making those files …

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How to use the second camera on the iPhone 7 Plus

The iPhone 7 Plus comes with an additional camera module around back. Here's what you need to know about how it works and how to use it.<p>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 …

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Health insurance giant Aetna will pay you to wear an Apple Watch

They're hoping to encourage fitness among customers and employees<p>Health insurance giant Aetna plans to make the Apple Watch cheaper to its customers. The company announced a partnership with the tech titan on Tuesday to create health initiatives exclusive to iOS devices. As part of the program, …

Apple aiming for October launch of new MacBook Pro

Apple is moving rapidly toward the launch of new MacBook Pro models, reports MacRumors. The site says it has learned that macOS 10.12.1 is largely …

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It costs HOW much to make an iPhone? We're a little shocked right now

We admit it: we’re basically addicted to Apple products, so when the iPhone 7 came out, we pretty much knew we were going to have no choice but to …

Apple

How to use emoji like a pro in Messages for iPhone and iPad

Your expressive Messages app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch packs in some interesting and useful features related to emojis. For added impact, …

iOS

iOS 10.1 Beta Enables 'Bokeh' Portrait Mode for iPhone 7 Plus

As promised, the newest iOS 10.1 beta takes full advantage of the iPhone 7 Plus’ dual-lens system to create stunning portraits that mimic the shallow …

iPhoneography

How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

With Auto Unlock, a new Continuity feature from Apple, logging into your Mac is as easy as wearing an authenticated Apple Watch on your wrist—no …

iOS

Read This Before You Install Any Point Zero OS

<b>Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves</b> <b><br>Episode #193</b><p>Remember a few weeks ago when I told you not to be the first on your block to install macOS Sierra 10.12 or iOS 10 …

Apple’s new iPhone 7 home button requires capacitive touch in order to operate

Since the iPhone 7’s release on Friday, it didn’t take long for users to notice that the newly designed home button is capacitive. As a result, the …

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