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How Apple iCloud works (and what to do when it doesn’t)

If you're an Apple user, chances are high you're already connected to iCloud. If you're new to Apple, you should know that iCloud is a mostly …

Caring for your rechargeable batteries | ZDNet

Introduction<p>There's a lot of voodoo written about how to take care of the rechargeable batteries inside smartphones, tablets or notebooks. While a …

How to Fix iMessage 'Waiting for Activation' Error on iPhone or iPad

When you configure iMessage for the first time on iPhone or iPad, everything seems to go smoothly until you stumble upon the “Waiting for Activation” …

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iCloud Guide: Top Tips for Understanding and Using iCloud

When Apple introduced iCloud in the summer of 2011, it was groundbreaking in recognizing the need for a hassle-free method of updating information and content across devices. A lot has happened to iCloud since that introduction. Today, with 800 million worldwide users and growing, Apple's iCloud is …

6 ways to make the most of 1Password for iOS and Android

It took months of hemming and hawing before I finally broke down and bought a password manager—and soon after I did, I couldn’t believe I waited so …

Essential Mobile Photography Tips

I'll just come right out and say it: of all my cameras, my iPhone is the one that gets the most usage.It's my go-to daily camera because it's always …

Workflow for iOS: How to use 3 automation workflows that boost your productivity

Workflow automation in iOS lets you chain actions together into impressive workflows. Learn how to build workflows that can enhance your productivity …

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How to protect your smartphone privacy

Prevent Google and Apple from tracking you<p>You've beefed up the security for your online accounts, so you feel confident sticking your smartphone in your pocket and heading out the door. But many consumers don't realize that the software in their phones can track their every move. Whether you have …

How to secure your Apple and iCloud accounts

Keep hackers at bay<p>With high-profile data hacks regularly hitting the headlines, you might be wondering what you can do to keep your own data safe. The answer, as it turns out, is quite a lot. We've previously covered how to protect your Facebook, Google, and other accounts. Now it's Apple's …

Hands-on: Classroom 2.0 brings manual class creation to the iPad [Video]

Nestled between all of the other headlining releases yesterday was Classroom 2.0 for the iPad. The original Classroom app featured an MDM (Mobile Device Management) prerequisite, which made it more suitable for larger organizations with a dedicated IT department. With Classroom 2.0, teachers can …

Apple's Workflow App: What It Is and How to Use It

Apple has acquired an new app that will let iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad users get things done faster than ever before. <br>The app, called Workflow, …

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How to use Workflow, the app that Apple just bought and made free for everyone

Apple bought an app called Workflow on Thursday. The app automates stuff you do all the time on your iPhone and iPad and turns those tasks into a simple button.<p>But instead of killing the app, as Apple usually does when it acquires a startup, Apple made it free.<p>Basically, Workflow is like a Swiss …

How to Determine If Your iPhone or iPad Has a Virus, and How to Fix It

While viruses and malware are most often synonymous with Windows PCs or, to a lesser extent, Android-powered smartphones, it is possible, technically …

Apps

Why Mac Apps Occasionally Ask for Access to Accessibility Features

If you use a Mac and any software that controls your keyboard, including text expanders, you’ve probably come across a dialogue box asking you to …

Apps

Bumpr Gives You Options on Which Browser or Email Client to Open When You Click a Link

Mac: Do you use Firefox for some browsing, Safari for other stuff, and Chrome as your main browser? Or perhaps you use different email apps for …

Apps

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Windows 10 PC

If you have an iPhone and Windows 10 PC, you probably would like to know how to transfer photos from the iPhone to the computer. With Windows 10, …

How to configure the fourth-generation Apple TV as a HomeKit Hub

Tips<p>A HomeKit installation needs an always-on hub to allow you to control your compatible appliances from outside the home —AppleInsider shows you …

18 Tips To Help You Save Storage Space On Your iPhone

One of the most irritating messages you might see on your iPhone is “Storage Almost Full.” And for those of you with iPhones that have between 8GB and 32GB of storage, there is a good chance that you see that message often.<p><b>1.) Back Up Your Photos And Videos And Delete Them</b><p>One of the biggest iPhone …

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A Computer for Everything: One Year of iPad Pro – MacStories - page 8

Automation<p>Much of what I do on the iPad is facilitated by automation. I've been writing about iOS automation for several years, and I've seen all the forms it's taken so far – from the humble beginnings of URL schemes to callback URLs, Python scripts, and, finally, Workflow.<p>There's an important …

A Computer for Everything: One Year of iPad Pro

After years spent adapting what I learned from the Mac to bring it to iOS, what I found on the other side was a more focused, efficient way of working and communicating with people. The iPad Pro accelerated my move to an iOS-only setup; today, I genuinely don't know how to perform certain tasks on …

Photography Mapped Is a Fun, Interactive Tool to Learn How Your Camera Works

We’ve seen a few great online tools for learning how to use the manual settings on a camera before, but Photography Mapped is a new web tool that’s …

Photography

MacTrast Deals: Softorino YouTube Converter for Mac

- Dec 4, 2016<p>With Softorino YouTube Converter for Mac can easily download and convert your favorite YouTube videos for later viewing!<p>Softorino …

Tech Trends

How to enable the 'Hey, Siri' command on a Mac

With MacOS Sierra, Apple's voice assistant made the leap from the iPhone to the Mac.<p>There are three built-in ways to activate Siri on a Mac, but all require you to click your mouse or the keyboard. If you'd rather say, "Hey, Siri," the way you can with the iPhone, there's a workaround.<p>Before we go …

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How to solve 3 big macOS Sierra problems

By now, most of you are probably upgraded to macOS Sierra, which is proving be a massive home run for Apple. However, while the new Mac OS packs some great new features, it’s also got a handful of problems — ranging from strange error messages to Wi-Fi issues.<p>Check out our video below for three …

iSafe Drive Lite (64GB) | The Daily Dot Store

Details & Requirements<p>Dimensions: 0.35"H x 1.3"W x 2.6"L<br>• Weight: 0.02 lb<br>• Material: aluminum & ABS plastic<br>• Finish: brushed aluminum<br>• Battery: 180 …

8 easy ways to speed up your Mac

We all know a Mac is the best computer. It’s the most reliable, the least fuss and usually the most snappy. But, as with all computers, the trusty Macintosh can also become sluggish after a while.<p>In today’s <i>Cult of Mac</i> video, we’re going to show you eight easy, useful tips to speed up your Mac.<p>Speed …

Operating Systems

How to Create an Email Signature With a Logo in OS X Mail

These are instructions on how to create an email signature and add your logo to an email in OS X Mail.<p><b>Step One</b><br>Launch <i>Mail</i> from your Dock.<p><b>Step …

How to add missing album art in iTunes

Having album art accompany the music in iTunes not only makes it look great, but it also makes finding and identifying music on your Mac, PC, iPhone, …

Troubleshooting common software issues in Mac OS X

It happens to the best of us – one day you’re using an app that you really enjoy on your Mac, and the next, you start experiencing all kinds of …