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How to Enable and Disable Automatic Workout Detection in watchOS 5

Apple's watchOS 5 update includes a new automatic workout detection feature, which is designed to make sure you never miss out on getting credit for one of your workouts.<p>Automatic workout detection is a setting that's enabled by default once you upgrade to watchOS 5, but if you don't want the …

Apple Watch

How to recover an iCloud account when a factor for two-factor authentication goes missing

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is highly recommend with your Apple ID, especially for iCloud or iTunes and App Store purchases, there’s one …

How to Remove a Credit Card From an iPhone Completely

- Feb 18, 2018<p>For most iPhone users, having their credit card details saved on their device is inevitable. The benefits seam to outweigh the risks …

The 5 best hidden features from the latest iPhone update

Apple's latest iPhone software update — iOS 11 — is finally here, and with it, a ton of new features and tricks. Here's how to enable the best ones: the one-handed keyboard, a hidden level in the camera, screen recording, storage optimization, and easily sharing WiFi passwords.

How To Wipe Your Apple Watch Clean Before Selling It

- May 17, 2017<p>If you’re buying a new Apple Watch, you’ll probably either be selling your old one to help pay for the new hotness, or you’ll be giving …

How to Reset the NVRAM/PRAM on Your Mac

- Feb 6, 2017<p>While your Mac will usually hum along like the finely tuned machine it is, occasionally it may act peculiarly, like trying to boot from …

How to Refresh & Speed Up iPhone 7, 8 & X, as Well as Older Models

If you've noticed your iPhone has slowed down since you updated your device, it might be due to memory problems. If your iPhone is crashing, slow to respond, or freezing on random screens, it’s time to speed up your iPhone with this simple tip. When your iPhone is restarted, the RAM (memory) is …

17 hidden useful tricks and shortcuts for your new Apple TV

The Apple TV 4, which came out last fall, is one of the most advanced media streamers on the market.<p>As opposed to older Apple TV models, the latest version can install apps and is a fairly sophisticated computer that you can hook up to your flat screen television.<p>You can tell if you have the latest …

How to Securely Wipe Your Smartphone's Data

"Factory resetting" a device often does not prevent later users from recovering your files that were previously stored on it. Here's what you need to know.<p>Are you planning to upgrade your smartphone, to sell your old device, or to give it to a child or friend?<p>Were you planning to "factory reset" …

Information Systems

Everything new in iOS 10: New ways to communicate in Messages, Lock Screen Widgets, redesigned Music, Siri apps and much more

iOS 10 is now available to the public for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Most iOS 9 devices can update to iOS 9, but what benefits are there to running Software Update? A lot actually. Apple has redesigned many of the core apps like Music and News, added third-party app integration into Siri, …

How to set up multilingual typing in iOS 10

Apple has made a bunch of improvements to its QuickType keyboard for iOS 10, and one of those is support for multilingual typing. This lets you type in multiple languages simultaneously, and it’s super simple to set up. Here’s how.<p>Open up the <b>Settings</b> app on your iOS device, then head into <b>General</b>, …

How to Properly Clear *Everything* Off Your iPhone

If you’re considering selling your iPhone, you probably know to delete all your info off of it. But you’re probably doing it wrong. There are tons of secret places on your phone where data hides, and if you resell it without checking everything, you’re opening yourself up to some serious security …

The Dock in watchOS 3 breathes new life into the Apple Watch [Video]

The Dock in watchOS 3 was arguably the biggest new feature to hit the Apple Watch at WWDC 2016. It’s a feature that allows you to find and switch to your most used apps. It takes the best of the Glances model from previous versions of watchOS and merges it with an updated and actionable …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Apple TV Master

Apple at last decided to give its TV box an upgrade worthy of the name last year, and if you’ve bought yourself one of the new devices (or got one as …

How to master the Apple TV remote’s new buttons

Like all well-designed products from the Apple mothership, the new Apple TV’s remote, also known as the Siri remote, looks simple but contains a surprising amount of depth.<p>Sure, you might know that one press on the Menu button will take you back one screen, but what about all the other secret moves …

How to Find Your iPhone's UDID

These are instructions on how to find your iPhone's UDID (Unique Device Identifier). You may be asked to provide this to Apple when registering a …

How to add and remove trusted devices for Apple ID two-step verification

Back in July, we provided you with an overview of Apple’s two-step verification. This is the security method that requires at least two factors of …

Information Systems

Put your phone away, dial from your wrist with Watch Keypad

Making phone calls and sending text messages from the Apple Watch is easy as long as someone is in your contact list. But, what if you want to call …

Transfer Health, Activity, Watch Data To A New iPhone Without Full Restore From Backup

This time of year is always punctuated by lots and lots of people doing the iOS backup and restore dance that, assuming all has gone according to …

How to Prevent iOS 9 From Rummaging Through Your Email Looking for Events and Contacts

One of the flagship features of iOS 9 is its proactivity. This new OS can scan through your email looking for phone numbers and invitations. If …

How to fix iPhone battery life problems

How do you fix battery life problems after updating to iOS 11.3 or upgrading to iPhone 8 or iPhone X? Here are our top power-saving tips!iPhones are …

Apple’s iOS 9 News App Review: Broken News

Apple occasionally introduces new apps to iOS that come preinstalled on every device, and with iOS 9 they've done this again with the introduction of News. As you would expect from the name, News is, or at least tries to be, a one-stop shop for all your news needs. One way to think of News is a …

Apps

iOS 9, thoroughly reviewed

Apple gives the iPad a lot of love as iOS goes back into spit-and-polish mode.<p>iOS 8 wasn't the smoothest operating system rollout in Apple's …

iOS 9 Review: A Powerful iPad Experience And Many Refinements Make iOS Flow Better

Apple has been releasing major iOS updates every year for the past eight years, and it doesn’t look like the company is going to slow down any time soon. iOS 9 once again brings many improvements, both small and large, including many subtle refinements that make your iPhone and iPad feel better and …

Apps

How to fix battery life issues in iOS 8.4.1

iOS 8.4.1 might have fine-tuned Apple Music, but some users are complaining about about battery issues after updating to Apple’s latest mobile operating system.<p>If you’re afflicted, the good news is that iOS 9 is right around the corner. The bad news? That doesn’t help you now, and iOS 9 will likely …

10 Things the Digital Crown and Side Button Do on Apple Watch

Other than touch-based screen gestures like tapping and swiping, the Digital Crown and Side buttons are the Apple Watch's only control mechanisms. You can use the Digital Crown to scroll through lists and zoom into pictures and maps, plus it can be used to control slider bars like volume and font …

How to buy Apple Watch with in-store delivery

Earlier today, the Apple Watch hit an additional seven countries around the world, thus bringing the number of countries where the wearable gizmo …

Think the Apple Watch is unintuitive? Check out this iPhone introduction

My Apple Watch arrived three weeks ago and I still struggle with it sometimes. I’ll try to access the ‘glances’ from within an app (not possible), try a Force Touch ‘deep press’ only to be met with a Watch shake (the equivalent of an alert sound on the Mac), or try the Digital Crown on interfaces …