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The Hidden Power of Siri Shortcuts- Bypassing Default Apps

iOS 12 is a more subdued update than many we have seen over the years, with most of the changes being subtle and the improvements under the hood and out of sight. Because it is decoupled from the OS itself, it is easy to overlook just how big a shift in philosophy that Shortcuts represents for …

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macOS Mojave: Hands-on with 20+ new changes and features [Video]

After last week’s successful launch of iOS 12, it’s now the Mac’s turn to receive its yearly software update in the form of macOS Mojave. Version 10.14 of macOS includes loads of new features to help make your life on the desktop easier.<p>New features include things like the long-awaited Dark Mode, …

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Coming Down From iCloud

<b>Q.</b> <i>How do I find something other than iCloud to save and back up my files?</i><p><b>A.</b> The iCloud service — used to store files on remote servers and keep data in sync among Macs, Windows computers and iOS devices — is integrated into Apple’s operating systems. However, iCloud includes only five gigabytes of …

Messages in iCloud finally arrives in iOS 11.4 to fix your iMessage-syncing woes

Almost a full year after it was announced<p>It’s been a long time coming, but Apple is finally launching its Messages in iCloud feature today with the release of iOS 11.4. Messages on iCloud was announced almost a year ago when Apple first showed off iOS 11 at WWDC 2017, and now — on the eve of the …

How to Use the macOS App Switcher to Open Files, Hide and Quit Apps, and Launch Exposé

Most long-time macOS users will be aware of the Application Switcher. It's invoked using the <b>Command+Tab</b> keyboard shortcut, and lists all of the apps currently running on your Mac, enabling you to quickly switch between them.<p>In this article, we'll run through the Mac App Switcher's most basic …

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The Ultimate Fitness-Tracking Guide: 12 Best Apple Watch Workout Tips

The Apple Watch has many awesome features and useful capabilities. One of the standout features of the Apple Watch is the Apple Watch Workout app. These 12 Apple Watch fitness-tracking tips can help you achieve a better level of physical and mental health by making full use of the Apple Workout app.<p>…

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How to recover your precious data from a seemingly-dead computer

And possibly bring it back to life.<p>You push the power switch to turn on your computer...and nothing happens. Even in this worst-case scenario, you can work through a number of troubleshooting options—so don't panic yet.<p>When your desktop or laptop refuses to start, that means either the hardware or …

How to get rid of tough carpet stains (yes, even cat pee)

Soft, clean carpets feel cozy and inviting. Rugs or carpets that have been host to dog urine, grease, coffee or other smelly stains are off-putting, at best. You might be thinking about the cost of replacing your carpet, but before you do, consider trying to reverse the damage with this …

How to Enable Markup Annotation Tools in macOS

Recognizing the utility of Markup annotation tools, Apple has extended their availability in recent versions of iOS, but it's worth bearing in mind that you can access a similar and equally useful annotation toolset within several native Mac applications.<p>In macOS, accessing an application's Markup …

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How to back up your Apple Watch

Most Apple Watch owners don’t know how to back up their Apple Watch, nor does Apple make it clear how one would go about that process.. Read along as we walk you through how to back up your Apple Watch.<p>This will be especially useful if you’re looking to upgrade your iPhone any time soon. Your …

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How to clean your Apple cables, keyboards, mice, trackpads, and more

Accessories for your Apple devices can add up quickly and before you know it they’re also looking a lot dirtier than when you first unboxed them. Follow along for the best ways to clean your first- and third-party accessories.<p>Whoosh! Screen Cleaner<p>Last week we covered some of the best ways to clean …

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$17 device adds a standard power outlet to any car so you can charge your laptop (or anything else)

There might not be another $17 accessory out there that’s as much of a game-changer as the simple Foval 150W Power Inverter. Long story short, it …

Tech Trends

Darkroom 3.5 Update Adds Depth Editing Features, Depth-Aware Filters, and More

Popular photo editing app Darkroom reached version 3.5 today, introducing the ability to edit Depth shots taken on supporting iPhone cameras, along with several other notable new features.<p>After updating to v3.5, Darkroom will automatically load the depth map for Portrait photos encountered in the …

Photo Editing

The Apple Watch is about to get its first ever redesign

Anchored by the release of the Apple Watch Series 3 — a device which finally introduced cellular connectivity to Apple’s smartwatch lineup — Apple …

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14 iOS Camera Apps That Can Handle the Power of RAW

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.If you're like most people, you …

5 Apple Watch bands you can get on Amazon for less than one strap from Apple

If you have an Apple Watch, the odds are pretty good that you love it. It’s an awesome device, for one, and it’s also the best-selling watch in the …

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HeartMonitor Apple Watch app lets you continuously track heart rate without workouts

Developer Zach Simone has today unveiled a new iPhone and Apple Watch app that tracks heart rate without activating a traditional Workout. The app, called HeartMonitor, allows you to continuously track your heart rate during so-called “sessions” of activity, while the accompanying iPhone app makes …

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How to Grab Screenshots and Video From Apple TV Using Your Mac

Apple doesn't go out of its way to advertise the fact, but it's perfectly possible to connect a Mac to a fourth-generation Apple TV or later and grab screenshots and video output from the set-top box. In this article, we'll show you how it's done.<p>Note that this method can't be used to record …

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Facebook Doesn't Make It Easy to Delete Your Account. Here's How to Do It

Before you do, you should probably download your data.<p>Facebook's come in for a lot of criticism lately, and one of the biggest is that it collects a massive amount of personal information on each of its users and uses that information for its ad targeting. Then there's the fact that the social …

Learn to use your tablet like an ace with these eight iPad Pro tips and tricks

Jessica Lee Star/Digital Trends<p>When the original iPad launched in 2010, it was in many ways a glorified iPhone with a significantly larger screen. …

5 common MacBook problems and how to fix them

Is your Mac is starting to show signs of age and is acting strangely or feeling sluggish? Before you junk it, there might be some easy fixes to what ails it. Here are five fixes to five common Mac problems.<p>1. Startup issues<p>If your Mac fails to boot properly and you find yourself staring at a blank …

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15 Tips, Hacks and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Google Photos

Stop worrying about storage limits and scrolling endlessly to find old memories.<p>Many of us have thousands of photos and videos on our phones, and although it’s so easy to take them, it’s less clear how to keep them organized and transfer them to other devices.<p>In the age of cloud computing and …

Outcast: Download and Play Podcasts without Your iPhone [Sponsor]

Outcast is a brand-new Watch app that lets you download and enjoy podcasts directly on your Apple Watch. This app handles it all. Everything from finding podcasts, downloading them, and listening is managed entirely on your Apple Watch eliminating the need to bring along your iPhone.<p>There are three …

Back to the Mac 002: The apps that power my macOS workflow [Video]

In this week’s episode of Back to the Mac, I talk about ten of my favorite apps for macOS. It doesn’t matter if you’re using an iMac Pro or a MacBook Air, all of these apps may prove to be useful in your day-to-day workflow.<p>Synology RT2600ac: The AirPort Extreme replacement.<p>Alfred 3<p><b>Price:</b> Free, but …

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15 Genius Apps Anyone With Anxiety Needs To Download

Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or simply feel worried sometimes, there are apps that can help with anxiety, and get you through your day. …

Using ACDSee Pro for iOS and Mobile Sync to Edit and Manage Photos

In a market saturated with mobile editing apps, ACD System's combo of ACDSee Pro and Mobile Sync for iOS stands out as one of the best options for …

Using an iPad for photography workflows

I haven’t owned a laptop in half a decade.<br>​<br>Over time, I’ve happily moved more and more of my computing to the iPad, a process that was greatly …

13 Roku tricks you should try right now

Is there a more widely beloved tech product than the Roku streamer? Whether yours is a stick or box, it delivers virtually unparalleled video goodness to your TV: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so on.<p>And, yet, it could be better. That onscreen keyboard? Bleh. The default interface theme? Room for …

Use This iOS App to Control Your Mac

iOS/Mac: Whenever I plug my MacBook into a TV to share, say, a video with my friends, I end up on the floor, squatting in front of the laptop, while …

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