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How to get started with and get more out of the Apple TV 4K

Tips<p>The Apple TV is more expensive than most streaming video hardware, but it is overall is the best-designed and most under appreciated of them all …

Smart TV

Zagg unveils two new iPad keyboard solutions with Apple Pencil storage

Zagg has today announced its latest keyboard offerings that support a range of iPad models. The two new keyboards are Nomad Book and Messenger Folio and both offer Apple Pencil storage.<p>As the name suggests, Nomad Book is the company’s newest clamshell style iPad keyboard. Notably, it sports a …

Find out if your MacBook qualifies for Apple's keyboard repair program

I have a strict no-everything-bagel-near-my-MacBook policy, and even then my MacBook's butterfly switch keyboard cuts out from time to time. It's usually the spacebar or another key along the bottom row that starts sticking and stops working. I've been able to return my MacBook's keyboard to full …

Apple finally acknowledges ‘sticky’ keyboard issues on MacBooks, offering free fix and refunds for past repairs

Apple today launched a new MacBook & MacBook Pro service program that it says covers a small percentage of users that might experience sticky, repeated characters or unresponsive keys.<p>An Apple spokesperson provided the statement below to 9to5Mac:<p>“Today we launched a keyboard service program for our …

How I use my iPad: Yoink – a powerful drag and drop companion app [Video]

I constantly get questions about how I use my iPad, and posts like our recent iOS 11 iPad multitasking walkthrough have only increased interest among those looking to get more out of their tablets. With this in mind, I plan on sharing my iPad workflows with you on a more regular basis, including …

What to look for when buying a tablet as a laptop replacement

You don’t always have to compromise, but you do have to be careful.<p>Tablets didn't exactly take over the computing world, as Apple and Microsoft had predicted years ago. But they have been evolving to the point where they can fill in for a laptop under the right circumstances. Still, how do you …

IPad Pro

How to invoke split screen on iPad with iOS 11

With iOS 11, Apple supercharged the way how users. It came with many additions including a revamp to split screen multitasking. Gone is the swipe over and pick from a hideous and unintuitive app picker.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to invoke and use split screen multitasking on the iPad …

Apps

How to take screenshots on Mac

Taking a screenshot on iOS is relatively straightforward, but on macOS things are a bit more complex, though you also get more control. Here’s how to take a screenshot on macOS…<p>Follow along as we walk you through the several different methods of taking a screenshot on the Mac.<p>First we have to lay …

Apple Watch

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 …

How to share one iCloud Storage plan with your whole family

Apple’s Family Sharing iCloud feature was introduced back in 2014 with iOS 8, but for several years many users requested a way to share one iCloud storage plan with multiple accounts. Apple brought this option to users with iOS 11, but for many it’s not turned on by default. Follow along for how to …

Which iPad Do I Have? How to Identify the Different iPad Models & Generations

Whether you're looking for iPad accessories, preparing to sell your iPad online, or needing to replace a cracked screen or aging battery, you might be stuck on one question, "what iPad do I have?" The first piece of information you'll need to help discover which iPad version you own is to find your …

Top 10 Apple TV Remote Tips and Tricks

When Apple released the fourth-generation Apple TV in 2015, it also included a new Siri Remote with the set-top box (although in some regions Apple kept the original name "Apple TV Remote" due to Siri not working in those territories).<p><i>Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos.</i><p>The …

How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

Tips<p>Starting with macOS Sierra and above, Apple implemented the ability to unlock your Mac when you are in proximity, and wearing your Apple Watch. …

Relocating an iTunes Library

<b>Q.</b> <i>My computer’s hard drive is overloaded, largely because of my huge iTunes library, which is scattered all over. Instead of paying for cloud storage, I would like to move all the multimedia files to an external drive so I can delete them from my PC. What’s the best way to proceed?</i><p><b>A.</b> Before you …

Tips and Tricks: Using Split-View in Safari on the iPad

After the introduction of true iPad multi-tasking in iOS 9, one of the biggest missing features was the ability to use this split view in Safari. Other browsers and apps rushed in to fill the void, but they often had their limitations. Thankfully, Apple remedied this omission in iOS 10, adding …

Scan and print anything from your phone

Take your office with you<p>Companies like Apple and Google are eager for mobile users to do more of their computing on the go, and that extends to printing and scanning. It's easier than you might think to print out a PDF or to scan in a document using nothing but your phone.<p>As you might have …

Apps

3 ways to print from your iPad

If you're one of the many people who use their iPad for work, you'll likely wind up wanting to print something out. Fortunately, the current iPad printing situation is a lot better than it used to be. An Apple-designed solution, AirPrint, works if you have the right printer -- but even if you …

Apple debuts a new Home app website to show how its devices work in a smart home

Apple is touting the home automation capabilities of iOS and Apple TV on a newly updated website for its HomeKit software and its related Home app. The page now includes a new 45-second video that demonstrates the Home app for iOS 10 in action, showing a woman operating a range of devices from her …

Linea sketching app for iPad updated with new Apple Pencil features, Presentation Mode, more

Last month The Iconfactory released Linea for iPad which is a really well crafted sketching app designed with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil in mind. The app made our weekly Friday 5 app pick video following its launch.<p>Now Linea is back with a new app update that includes further Apple Pencil support …

Apple Pencil

Where Photos Files Are Stored on Mac

The Photos app in Mac OS aims to manage all images found within the application, including pictures copied from an iPhone or memory card into the …

Operating Systems

How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID

If you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac, your Apple ID is the gateway to accessing the App Store, iCloud and iTunes, making it a crucial part of your …

In-App Purchases

Get the Apple TV's Breathtaking Aerial Screensaver On Mac or Windows

The high-flying Aerial screensaver is one of my favorite things about the 4th generation Apple TV. It looks so cool I often find myself watching it …

How to connect 4K monitors to your Mac, even on some older models without official support

Tips<p>Getting 4K on a relatively recent Mac has some hang-ups, but is still possible —and rewarding! AppleInsider explains the ins and outs of how to …

MacBook Pro

17 iPhone Tricks To Make Your Life Easier

Did you know you could actually correct Siri's pronunciation?<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable …

Pro Tip: Get higher quality exports from Photos app

As a long-time iPhotos user, I’ve taken my sweet time getting to know the new Photos app on OS X – it’s got a few differences in the way it does stuff.<p>One of the new subtleties of Photos is how it treats exporting your pictures. There are two ways to get your images out of the Photos app, one that …

6 Tips for Controlling Depth of Field

Depth of field (DOF) is one of the most important factors in determining the look and feel of a photograph. It’s also the most overlooked for …

Landscape Photography

How-To: Make your Mac run silent, cool and fast under OS X El Capitan

As expected, Apple’s release of OS X El Capitan for Macs was less about adding major new features than “refining the experience and improving performance” from Yosemite — in other words, under-the-hood optimizations to make any Mac run more reliably than before. Thanks to El Capitan, my older …

OS X

iOS 9: 21 tips and tricks to unlock Apple's new functions

Adblocker? Splitscreen? An automated selfies folder? These expert insights into Apple’s latest OS will surely put you on cloud 9

How Getting the Foreground Right Can Make Your Outdoor Photographs Pop

Photography is about representing a three dimensional scene in a two dimensional image. When we first start to use a camera, we tend to fixate on our …