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How-To: 7 steps to prepare for the upgrade to a brand new Mac

With around two-thirds of our readers expecting to buy a brand new MacBook Pro, and others looking to upgrade to a refreshed MacBook Air or iMac, we thought it would be useful to provide a quick guide to preparing for the upgrade.<p>We recommend a seven-step approach …<p><b>Step 1: Tidy up your existing …

Operating Systems

How to Edit Images in Messages with iOS 10 on iPhone

Gone are the days of editing images in the Photos app before sending them to a friend. With iOS 10 on iPhone, you can edit an image right from the Messages app with just a couple taps. You can also mark up the image from Messages, allowing you to draw on the photo before sharing it with a friend. …

Mobile Photography

watchOS 3: How to Share Activity With Your Friends

When watchOS 3 launched alongside iOS 10, it brought a handful of feature additions and speed improvements to the Apple Watch. One of the new social features is a way for users to share their Activity Rings with friends and family through "Activity Sharing."<p>Mainly focused in iOS 10's Activity app, …

Smartwatches

What to do if your iPhone 7 gets wet

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant, but what should you do if your new iPhone accidentally goes for a swim?<p>With Apple trumpeting its new iPhones as being "splash and water resistant," you'll understandably be tempted to take your new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus on more adventures, …

macOS Sierra: How to Unlock Your Mac With Your Apple Watch

macOS Sierra makes it easier for Apple Watch owners to unlock their Macs with a new "Auto Unlock" feature that lets the Apple Watch be used for authentication purposes instead of a traditional password.<p>It's a feature that's limited to more recent Macs so it's not going to work on every machine that …

Apple Watch

What you should know about the new home button on the iPhone 7

The new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus both come with a new home button that simulates clicks but doesn't actually move. It also has a couple of quirks. Here's what you should know about it.<p>While the iPhone 7 may not look all that different from its predecessor, there are some fairly significant changes to be …

Apple Releases macOS Sierra With Siri, Apple Pay, Apple Watch Unlock, Universal Clipboard, and More

Apple today released macOS Sierra to the public, making the latest Mac operating system available for free to all Mac users around the world. Apple seeded eight betas of macOS Sierra and multiple versions of the golden master before its official launch.<p>macOS Sierra can be downloaded directly from …

Apple Pay

How to switch your Apple Watch to a new iPhone

So you just bought a shiny new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and you have no idea how to get your Apple Watch to play nicely with it?<p>Most iPhone users just reset their Apple Watch and start brand new. But if you want to keep all your health and fitness data, there’s an easy way to switch your Apple …

Apple Watch

Apple's solid-state iPhone 7 haptic Home button requires a new hard reset trick: Down+Wake

Apple's new iPhone 7 models introduce a new solid-state (non-mechanical) Home button which no longer physically depresses but instead is a …

How to use Apple Pay in Safari

Shopping online was never hard. But now it's even easier.<p>One killer iOS 10 and MacOS Sierra feature is flying under the radar: Apple Pay in Safari.<p>Like before, you can use Apple Pay to shop IRL and within some apps, but iOS 10 and Mac OS Sierra also add the option to use Apple Pay within Safari. …

Top 10 Secret Features in iOS 10

iOS 10 is packed full of new features, but the best ones are often hidden under the hood. Here are some of our favorite lesser-known new features, …

How to Customize Favorite Contacts in iOS 10

Among the many new features in iOS 10 is a neat way to organize your favorite contacts and even access them quickly thanks to a new widget system introduced in the update. iOS 10 goes beyond general phone call-launching features, introducing ways to customize whether each contact icon will call, …

Apps

How to Use the New Control Center in iOS 10

Although iOS 10 brings with it a few subtle visual and mechanical changes, some of its alterations to the most-used iPhone software features will probably be pretty easy to spot. One of those is the new Control Center, which has not only received a cosmetic upgrade, but has gotten a few new added …

Apple Music

Photos in iOS 10: How to Edit Memories

Within the new Photos app in iOS 10, there's a tab called "Memories," which curates various photos and videos you've taken in the past into specific memory collections. Without any steps required on your part, Memories gives you an automatic homemade movie from these past family gatherings or …

Apps

Messages in iOS 10: How to Use Digital Touch

In iOS 10, the Messages app is gaining Digital Touch, a communication feature that was previously limited to watchOS. With Digital Touch, you can send friends and family drawings, heartbeats, fireballs, kisses, and more, all with just a few taps.<p>Sketches, taps, and other Digital Touch messages …

Sketching

Messages in iOS 10: How to Use Emoji Replacement and Prediction

In iOS 10, Apple is making it even easier to use emojis with an all-new replacement and predictive system that replaces key words and phrases with relevant emoji characters. Although still short of a full-featured search functionality -- which many have asked for -- the new emoji replacement …

Emoji

How to Use Native 3D Touch Actions in iOS 10

With iOS 10, Apple has focused on expanding 3D Touch functionality to make it more relevant to users, in the hope that they eventually come to see it as second nature. If you have an iPhone 6s or later, there are a wide range of 3D Touch gestures that you can test out in iOS 10, particularly from …

Apps

How to Use iOS 10's Redesigned Lock Screen

With a brand-new iOS operating system now available, many users are excited to delve into iOS 10's biggest and boldest changes, like an overhauled Messages app and a more personal space in Photos to relive past vacations and family get-togethers. However, before you even get to all of iOS 10's new …

Apps

How to Use Messages' Tapback, Screen Effects and Bubble Effects in iOS 10

In iOS 10, Messages features creative tools to give users new ways to express themselves and communicate with friends and family. Additions include new bubble effects that change the way iMessage bubbles look, tapback reaction options for sending quick feedback on texts or photos, and screen …

Apps

iOS 10 Tidbits: Hide Stock Apps, Use Two Safari Windows on iPad, Access Voicemail Transcription and More

Apple today released iOS 10, the next major operating system designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 10 has been described as the biggest iOS update ever, with features ranging from an overhauled Lock screen interface to half a dozen new capabilities for the Messages app.<p>In addition to …

Apps

How to scribble text replies in watchOS 3

Responding to text messages on Apple Watch gets a lot easier with watchOS 3, thanks to a new feature that lets you scribble letters instead of just using canned replies.<p>The new handwriting option has quickly become one of my favorite features on the big update that just landed on Apple Watch by …

Smartwatches

How to get ready for an iOS 10 upgrade the right way

iOS 10 will finally roll out to all compatible devices on Tuesday, September 13, bringing awesome new features to Messages, revamped Music and Apple News apps, a redesigned lock screen interface, and more.<p>Before you upgrade your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, there are some steps you should take to …

Apps

How to access the new Control Center on watchOS 3

Navigating and using features on the Apple Watch is getting a lot faster with watchOS 3, and one of the best additions is the new Control Center that puts a bunch of commands just a swipe away.<p>Here’s how to make the most of Control Center:<p>watchOS 3 brings some dramatic UI changes to the Apple …

Smartwatches

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.

Technology

How to Organize Contacts with the Same Name

Some names are really popular. You might have four Davids in your Contacts on iPhone and no clear way to tell them apart. If you have a lot of contacts with the same name, this tip will help you tell them apart and keep your Contacts organized. Also, this tip is helpful when sending iMessages, …

iOS

How to block text messages on iOS and Android

Our smartphones do so many things nowadays that it’s easy to forget the main function is to keep you in contact with the people in your life. Calling …

26 Apple TV tips you'll thank us for

The Apple TV is a seriously easy device to use and adds tons of value to your entertainment system. Below are 26 tips and tricks which will make navigating and using your Apple TV even easier.<p>The latest generation of the Apple TV has a lot to offer that its predecessors don't. It's a casual gaming …

Smart TV

How to make your iPhone flash when you get a text

Your iPhone can alert you to text messages and calls in a rather clever way — by making the LED flash go off.<p>If you're in a scenario when your phone …

How to Search in the Apple News App

The News app on iPhone is a relatively recent reincarnation of the old Newsstand stock app by Apple. It’s similar to other news apps such as Flipboard, which brings together multiple articles from different print and web publications into a single app for viewing, reading, and sharing. However, if …

Apps

iPhone Icons: Guide to the Most Common iPhone Symbols & Their Meanings

The iPhone uses status icons to show a lot of information in a very small space on screen. Sometimes, though, it's hard to figure out the meaning of iPhone symbols, leaving you asking, "what is this symbol?" Some iPhone icons are more commonly known, like the Wi-Fi signal icon, but some, like the …

Wi-Fi