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Tips and Tricks: Using Find My iPhone

In honor of the thieves who almost got away over 100 smartphones at Coachella a couple of weeks ago, this week’s tip is how to set up and use Find My iPhone. Those thieves were thwarted when a few of the victims used computers and other iOS devices to check Find My iPhone, and discover a man with …

How to send voice messages from Apple Watch

Apple Watch lets you easily message other people using dictation for voice-to-text input, but sometimes it’s just easier to send a voice recording to quickly express yourself over iMessage. Here’s how to send voice messages from Apple Watch.<p>Prior to watchOS 3, the default behavior in the Apple …

Get more out of alarms in the iOS Clock app

If you’re anything like me, you probably already use your iPhone as your alarm clock (and egg timer…and stopwatch). But dig a little deeper, and …

How to take a screenshot on a Mac — and 15 other useful keyboard shortcuts

There are a ton of hidden keyboard shortcuts in MacBooks and Mac computers. Here are the best and most useful ones that only power users know about.<p><b>Volume:</b><p>1. Turn up or down the volume in 1/4 increments: press and hold "Option," "Shift," and either "Volume Control" key.<p><b>In the "Finder" …

If You’re Copy/Pasting One Thing at a Time, You’re Doing It Wrong

If you spend any length of time at all on the computer, chances are you copy and paste things on occasion. If you’re anything like us, you do it all. The. Time. But copying and pasting one thing at a time gets tedious super quickly. That’s what Wirelessheads, the masterminds behind a fancy app …

Apps

How to install Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is really cheap, really easy to use and delivers a ton of content to any TV. That's why it's so popular. But it's also a small …

Adjustable stand makes your iPad Pro even more pro

Frank Lloyd Wright didn’t create innovative home designs by drawing from his couch. He sat at a drafting table, its surface supporting his paper at the angle of his choosing.<p>So what would he do with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil? He might try the new DraftTable by Portland, Oregon-based Elevation …

Opening this text makes your iPhone Messages app crash forever

Security researchers are constantly hacking away at iOS and Android, trying to find flaws Apple and Google should fix—before malicious hackers …

Apps

How to Use Tabs in Pages for Mac

Pages for Mac has gained the ability to use Tabs, allowing for tidy document management within the Pages app when having multiple documents open …

What Siri can and cannot do on a Mac

This fall, Apple brought its virtual assistant Siri to Mac desktop and laptop computers.<p>Virtually everything you can do with Siri on your iPhone you can also do on a Mac computer: Both can get a box score, play music, or bring up photos you took last week. But there are a few significant …

How to fix Mac App Store download problems

Macs are renowned for “just working,” but sometimes you might run into problems while downloading software from the Mac App Store. You might encounter files that say they’ve downloaded despite evidence to the contrary, or face verification errors or other installation difficulties.<p>If so, a …

Best Apps for Reading and Editing PDFs

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>The Best Apps to Read and Edit PDFs<p>We may have to deal with …

Apps

We Compared the iPhone 7 Plus Camera to a Nikon DSLR

Another iPhone has hit the market and once again Apple has claimed that its camera creates "DSLR quality pictures." I never believe when any cell …

Here's How to Make iPhone Headphones Work With Xbox One Controllers

An eagle-eyed Xbox One user has found a workaround for problems with plugging an iPhone headphone into the console's controller.<p>In June 2015, Microsoft announced it had begun manufacturing an updated line of its controllers, notably now featuring a port for 3.5mm headphones. However, users have …

How-To: Hide System Preferences sections in OS X [Video]

If you find that System Preferences in OS X contains too many options that you don’t regularly use, then you should considering hiding rarely used sections of the app. By using the Customize option in System Preferences, it’s easy to both show and hide specific sections with ease.<p>There are two ways …

3 easy ways to customize notifications in Mac OS X

One reason I switched from Windows to OS X years ago was to avoid the constant barrage of Windows alerts and warnings. OS X is less of a pest than Windows in this regard, since it lets you control when and how you receive notifications.<p>Here are three ways to control when and how your Mac and its …

Apps

Everything you need to know about the new Apple File System

<i>(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in June 30, 2016, but has been updated with new info since the release of iOS 10.3)</i><p>It’s hard to believe that Apple’s speedy Macs are still using a file system that was developed more than 30 years ago, when floppy disks and spinning hard drives …

How to Enable Bluetooth Without a Keyboard or Mouse on Mac

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where Bluetooth needs to be enabled on a Mac, but you don’t have a mouse or keyboard handy? This can pose …

Apply Image Adjustments to Other Photos on Mac with Copy & Paste

If you have spent a while adjusting a picture to your liking in Photos app for Mac, you can easily apply those image adjustments and edits to other …

How to view song lyrics in Apple Music on your Mac

If you use Apple Music to listen to your favorite tracks on your Mac, then it’s easy to follow along with the lyrics of any song.You can view song …

Apple Updates iPhoto to Prep for Move to Photos for OS X App

- Mar 19, 2015<p>Apple has updated the iPhoto app for Mac to version 9.6.1 in order to prepare for the upcoming move to the new Photos for OS X</b> …

OS X

How to get bokeh in photos taken with older iPhones (in very limited circumstances)

I did cringe slightly as I wrote that headline, as it would be more correctly stated as ‘How to get shallow depth of field’ – bokeh being the particular <i>appearance</i> of the out-of-focus areas. But, thanks to Apple, the world is using one term to refer to the other, so I gave in where the headline was …

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, <i>these tricks aren’t really hidden at all</i>. We’ve even had a few articles here on BGR with tips that were indeed unknown to most users, but the savvy iOS device owners out there were undoubtedly …

How to transfer notes from Evernote to Apple Notes in bulk

After the release of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan I've been asked a few times if it was possible to transfer content from Evernote into Apple's revamped Notes app. And up until recently, I didn't think it was.<p>Then I stumbled upon this post on Yahoo Tech, where David Pogue walks through his reasons for …

Evernote

The 50 best keyboard shortcuts for Mac

1/<p>LEARN THE BASICS<p>2/<p>Select all, copy, cut, or paste content in a jiffy.<p>Melia Robinson/Tech Insider<p>⌘+a selects all. ⌘+c copies. ⌘+x cuts. ⌘+v pastes.<p>3/<p>…

10 Hidden OS X El Capitan Features

10 Hidden OS X El Capitan Features is a post by Craig Lloyd from Gotta Be Mobile.OS X El Capitan released yesterday and many users have already begun …

Office 2016 Crashing Your Mac? You’re Not Alone: Mac Users Exasperated At Microsoft

When Apple released its latest OS X 10.11, also known as El Capitan, on Sept. 30, Office for Mac 2016 went bananas, causing disgruntled users to …

How to See All the Software Disabled by OS X El Capitan

One of the new features in OS X El Capitan is a new security mode called SIP that doesn’t allow software to run on a root level in the same way it …

Operating Systems

How to Use Extensions to Enhance Photos in OS X El Capitan

As with iOS, the Photos app in OS X El Capitan now supports third-party extensions: that means other apps can plug directly into the Photos interface …