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HomeKit FAQ: Everything you need to know

HomeKit is Apple's framework for home automation: It's what manufacturers use to integrate their products — lights, speakers, thermostats, plugs, …

How to share a printer using an AirPort Extreme or AirPort Time Capsule

[<i>This article originally appeared on Macworld U.K.</i>]<p>Apple’s AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule are great Wi-Fi base stations. You can also …

This is one of the coolest iPhone tricks we’ve seen, and you had no idea it existed

Apple’s mobile platform iOS began its life in 2007 as a surprisingly simple operating system. Whereas earlier smartphone platforms were complex to …

Ten tips to help Windows users transition to OS X

Share these tips with your OS X newbies to help them translate their Windows knowledge into Mac productivity.<p>The Mac platform now has more users than …

How to speed up your MacBook Pro by adding more RAM

Faster, more powerful MacBooks come out every year, but for most of us it’s not very practical to throw down a bunch of cash every time a new model gets released. Luckily, it’s pretty simple to perform a MacBook RAM upgrade.<p>In today’s video, Cult of Mac shows you how to give your MacBook a speed …

How to Set Up Apple Pay on Apple Watch

Apple restricted Apple Pay to the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus due to the need for an NFC chip that's not included in older phones, which means Apple Pay has been limited to those with newer iPhones since it debuted in October of 2014.<p>One of the major perks of the Apple Watch is that it enables Apple Pay …

How to use Apple Watch to take photos remotely on the iPhone

If you use a tripod with your iPhone to take photographs, and have just bought an Apple Watch, then you’re going to love the feature to take photos …

12 ways to make your iPhone's battery last longer

We use our phones for everything these days, from snapping photos to browsing the web, watching videos, and even making the occasional phone call.<p>All that activity can definitely drain your battery quickly, but luckily there are a few practices that can at the very least help you get the most out …

Apps

Apple Watch Tips and Hidden Features: Handoff, AirPlay, and More

The Apple Watch is a brand new product platform for Apple, offering a significantly different experience compared to Apple's already established platforms, iOS and Mac OS. As the device is getting onto more and more wrists over the coming days, weeks and months, we've collected a bunch of helpful …

Apple Watch

You can now use your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac

Remember Knock? Released last year, it was an iPhone app that allowed you to unlock your Mac without entering a password, just by tapping on your smartphone’s screen. Now you don’t even need your iPhone handy to use Knock: It’s the latest app to get the inevitable Apple Watch support.<p>As we …

Apple Watch

How to turn on or off Force Click on OS X

With a Force Click, you can do everything from bringing up Quick Look to Look Up, preview maps and websites, and more. If you like the way it works …

Now you can control your PowerPoint presentation with your Apple Watch

Microsoft has today updated the iOS version of Powerpoint to allow you to use your Apple Watch as a remote, to start presentations, navigate to the next slide and track your progress by viewing elapsed time, current slide number and total number of slides. The watch app currently only controls the …

Apple Watch

How to Create and Use Network Locations for Mac

Why does it say "Automatic" on your Network preferences? Because "Automatic" is the default location in Mac OS, you can create many more to make …

Easy Mac Hacks: Customizing Your Time Machine Backup

<i>Every Monday we show you how to do something quick and cool with Mac OS X. Sometimes it's a tutorial on a lesser-known feature, other times it's a</i> …

How to Use Raise to Listen or Reply to Audio Text in Messages

You can send and receive audio messages to and from other iPhone users. So if you'd like to send a clip of a concert or lecture you're attending, you can just use this Messages feature instead of killing your iPhone battery creating a video or audio recording. You can also turn on a feature that …

How to create entirely separate photo libraries in Photos

One of the cooler hidden features of Photos (and iPhoto before it) is the ability to create more than one photo library. You can make one for your home photos, work photos, photos from a different camera, or those racy photos you don’t want the kids tripping over.<p>It’s pretty simple, but not totally …

Libraries

How to measure your heart rate on iPhone — no Apple Watch or external monitor required

These days, it's pretty easy to keep track of your health & fitness with an inexpensive tracker, Apple Watch, or Fitbit.<p>But what if you want to rely …

Everything you need to know about backing up to iCloud

Apple's built-in iCloud service is available for everyone and comes with 5GB of storage for free. With it, you can safely back up your iPhone, iPad, …

How To: Send the Vulcan Salute in iOS 8.3 Messages

- Apr 13, 2015<p>iOS 8.3 added a number of new emoji. However, it did not officially added the expected Vulcan salute as see on the numerous Star Trek …

Force Touch Trackpad for Mac: Ultimate guide

Force Click lets you not only click like you would on a traditional, mechanical trackpad, but press harder to engage a second click, or a range of …

Use the Camera Self Timer on iPhone & iPad for Better Group Photos or Selfies

The iPhone Camera app includes a self timer function, a great feature for any camera that allows you to set a countdown timer before a picture is …

Mobile Photography

Find an iPhone or iPad? Siri Will Tell You Who Owns It

I've had the experience of finding a smartphone and having a hard time figuring out who the owner is. It always seems urgent, since I know the owner is desperately looking for it. Should you find a lost iPhone or iPad, you can simply ask Siri who the owner is. Siri will tell you the owner and show …

Siri

Ask: How to Fix a Jailbroken iPad or iPhone

Have an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We have the answer — even when it has to do with a jailbroken iPad. For some, jailbreaking an iOS device …

How-To: Reclaim your Mac’s old hard drive or build a new one with an external USB enclosure

Earlier this year, I wrote several guides to boost the speeds of older Macs by swapping their internal hard drives for super-fast solid state drives (SSDs). As readers have confirmed, their older iMacs, MacBooks, and Mac Pros have seen dramatic improvements with new SSDs. But some people were left …

Seagate Technology

How to Set Up Family Sharing

Though I love the idea of sharing an iTunes, iBooks, and App Store account with my family (who really wants to have to purchase the same song three times so everyone in the house can have it?), the job of setting up your Family Sharing account can be daunting. Here's a quick tutorial about how to …

Make your Mac safer for your kids

Keeping your kids safe on your computer is one of the more important things you can focus on as a parent. Mac OS X has a great tool built right in to do just that: Parental Controls.<p>It’s fairly easy to set up Parental Controls on Mac, but if you need a quick hand at making them work for you, our …

Kids

How to Delete iPhone Apps for Good

What Apple’s iPhone platform provides in ease of use, it takes away in control. As easy as it is to learn how to use an iPhone, it can be tricky to …

How to Electronically Sign a PDF Using Preview on Mac

When you receive a PDF document by email that you must sign, the process of printing out the file, signing on the dotted line with a pen, scanning the signed document and sending it back can be a rather tedious task. Fortunately, Apple introduced the ability to electronically sign a PDF document …

OS X

How to run Windows 10 Technical Preview on top of Yosemite for free

Mac users curious to see how Microsoft’s latest operating system update looks and feels like can run the Windows 10 Technical Preview on their OS X …

You Can Now Install Twitter's Answer To Meerkat, Periscope

Since Meerkat hit the App Store in early March, Twitter's own version, known as Periscope, has been hotly anticipated. From today, the live video …