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How to Output Your Mac's Audio to Two Pairs of Headphones at the Same Time

Next time you're on a flight with someone and you both want to watch a video on your Mac without disturbing other passengers, try this convenient solution for sharing your Mac's audio among two pairs of headphones.<p>The method described below should work regardless of whether you're using one wired …

Headphones

Here's the One iPhone Setting Everyone Should Change

The iPhone lock screen is so good at showing you all the notifications you've received and messages you've missed, but in fact, it's too good. …

Disability

How to Subscribe to Calendars on iPhone and iPad

Calendar subscriptions offer a convenient way for you to stay up to date with everything from national holidays to the match fixtures for your favorite sports team. In this article, we'll show you how to subscribe to a public calendar on your iPhone or iPad – all you need in advance is the web …

Calendars

Everything you need to know about your iPhone camera’s shutter speed

Your iPhone camera is pretty good at taking photos automatically. You just point it, shoot, and the camera works out all the tricky stuff. But what is actually going on in there? How does it take the light that you see and render it as an image on the screen?<p>In this short series, we’ll look at the …

Mobile Photography

How to rip and save audio from YouTube videos with your iPhone

YouTube isn’t just for video. Lots of folks use it to post audio files, only they gum up the songs with slideshows so they can upload them to the video-publishing service. There are all kinds of apps that let you convert a YouTube video back into an MP3, but today we’re going to see how to convert …

Apps

Pro Tip: How to type the Apple logo on iPhone, Mac and iPad

It’s pretty easy to type the Apple logo on any of your Apple devices, although it’s easier on some (like the Mac) than on others (like Apple TV). Below is a quick list that lays out exactly how to type the Apple logo on any Apple device.<p>How to type  on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV<p>To type the …

Keyboard Shortcuts

How to Fix Apple Watch Series 3 Inaccurate Heart Rate During Workouts

The Apple Watch is generally an excellent companion for users interested in health and fitness. But it may have a weakness. Apple’s flagship wearable …

Apple Watch

iPhone Not Working Properly? Here's How to Calibrate It

iPhones are prized for their reliability. However, some of their features can become less accurate or responsive over time, making it difficult to …

IPhone 7

Australian Man Learns He Has ‘Hole in Heart’ After Apple Watch Alert

- Aug 8, 2018<p>Though it’s not certified by the FDA as an official health and diagnostic tool, the Apple Watch has shown on numerous occasions that …

How to Customize Your Apple Watch Dock with Your Favorite Watch Apps

Your Apple Watch Dock is a versatile, multi-functional interface that can help you quickly access your favorite Apple Watch apps including Messages, Calendar, Activity, and many more. One of the first things you'll want to know is how to set up your Apple Watch Dock with your favorite apps, so you …

Apps

Turn your old iPad into a photo frame for $2

Got an old tablet lying around? I'm a huge fan of repurposing it into a full-time digital photo frame. (Indeed, it's at the top of my list of new uses for old tablets.)<p>I say this as someone who's owned an actual, dedicated photo frame for years -- one that cost around $150 when I bought it. I love …

Gear & Gadgets

This Secret iPhone Code Boosts Cell Reception

At a concert and getting poor cell reception? Enjoying a cookout in the sticks? Lazing at the lake house where the nearest hint of civilization is …

Batteries

How To Scan QR Codes On iOS Without An App

Image: StockSnap<p>While Quick Response, or QR, codes aren't as prevalent as they once were, they can still prove handy in certain situations, say, …

QR codes

Apple Watch could fall victim to trade war with China

Apple might have been reassured at the news that tariffs in the U.S.’s trade war with China wouldn’t hurt the iPhone and the iPad — but apparently nobody said anything about the Apple Watch.<p>According to a new report, the latest round of U.S. tariffs on approximately $200 billion goods imported from …

Apple Watch

Opinion: It’s long past time for Apple to fix its three biggest iCloud problems

My colleague Bradley Chambers recently wrote that his single biggest disappointment with WWDC was that Apple made no move to announce an upgrade to the 5GB free iCloud tier.<p>One of our readers, Sahil Malik, made a wry comment on the $6,699 maximum cost of the new MacBook Pro:<p>I hope it still includes …

MacBook Pro

iPad Slow? Learn How to Speed up iPad, Even Older Ones!

If you have an older iPad, you may have noticed that it's not as fast as it used to be and asked yourself, "why is my iPad so slow?" There are lots of different reasons why your iPad may be running more slowly than it did when you first bought it, and luckily there are just as many ways to speed it …

Apps

3 taps can keep hackers out of your Apple device

On the 10th anniversary of the App store, it’s time to delete most of your apps

Unused apps on your phone can do more harm than simply taking up space.<p>“This is a catastrophe,” my wife said—slightly horrified—as she swiped through page after page of apps on my phone. “Why do you even have most of these?” It’s a good question.<p>It’s hard to believe that just a decade ago, the App …

The 10 classic iPhone apps that time forgot

The mobile airbag may be coming to save your phone

People drop and break their smartphones all the time, but a German engineering student named Philip Frenzel may have the solution to save everyone some time, money, and unneeded stress. Spotted by <i>DesignBoom</i>, Frenzel has created the mobile airbag, a case that senses when your phone is in free fall …

Here's How to Charge Your Phone to Save The Battery, According to Science

Be smart about it.<p>Yes, we know. Our smartphone batteries are bad because they barely last a day.<p>But it's partially our fault because we've been …

If You're Wearing an Apple Watch at Disneyland, This Cool Trick Will Blow Your Mind

Just when I thought I knew ALL the Disneyland tricks and tips, one of the park's PhotoPass photographers practically knocked my (millennial pink) mouse ears right off my head on my most recent trip with this genius hack. Before I get to the steps, you'll need to download the Disneyland app and have …

MacBook keyboard repair program: What you need to know

The latest MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook have a keyboard problem, and Apple is finally ready to do something about it. While the so-called …

Apple has a new app that lets you measure almost anything with your iPhone

Apple is launching a new Measure app in iOS 12 in the next few months that will let you size anything with just your iPhone.<p>You no longer have to go …

Genius Redditor Posts Master List of iPhone Hacks: These Are the Best 6

Navigate your iPhone like a pro.<p>The developer’s beta of iOS 12 has given certain smartphone geeks at glimpse at what Apple’s upcoming software will …

One New Apple iPhone Won't Look Like The Others

For the first time in years, the most exciting new iPhone model will not be the most expensive. In fact, Apple will roll back generations of price increases with a stunningly affordable ‘budget iPhone X’. But new information has revealed one aspect of this phone which is too good to be true…<p><i>‘Great</i> …

Mobile Technology

How to add your own iOS 12 Siri Shortcuts right now

Siri Shortcuts are the iOS way to automate actions you do over and over. The WWDC 2018 keynote gave an examples of chaining together a bunch of these actions into one shortcut — order your favorite “coffee,” and give you directions to work, or switch on the lights at home <i>one whole hour before you</i> …

Apple iOS 11.4 Has A Nasty Surprise

Let’s be clear: Apple iOS 11.4 is the first iOS 11 update in a long time where I have recommended users upgrade. That advice still stands, but you must be warned about growing reports of a familiar problem…<p><i>‘Great Secret Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating the best</i> …

iOS

Scientists Have Invented a Software That Can 'See' Several Minutes Into The Future

Taking predictions to a new, borderline creepy level.<p>Most of us are used to technology predicting the words we want to type. Soon this kind of …

New iPhone Leak Exposes Apple's Powerful Decision

Although the iPhone X and iPhone 8 can use a more powerful charger to accommodate faster charging, Apple is preparing to upgrade the specifications of the 2018 iPhones to allow the new models to match the fast charging facilities of the latest Android devices.<p>The details have been reported by …