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Apple MacBook Pro Hands-On Review

For Mac users, the latest MacBook Pro is one of the most highly anticipated and long-awaited product updates from Apple in recent years.<p>Thinking …

MacBook Pro

How to fix a slow or frozen iPhone or iPad

Last year, Apple switched from prioritizing performance to prioritizing battery health on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and …

The Week in Mac Apps: Meet HotKey App, the latest shortcut-based launching tool

New Mac apps of the week<p>This week’s roundup of new Mac Apps introduces us to HotKey App, a tool that lets you program keyboard shortcuts and gives …

How to find out which Mac apps are using your location

As our digital lives converge across mobile and desktop devices like our iPhones and Macbooks, we rely on them knowing where we are at any given time. Safari suggestions, for example, count on knowing your location, as do any Maps searches or such.<p>You might want to know when your Location data is …

Apps

This Old iMac: Upgrading To The Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

I’ve got a bonus installment of <i>This Old iMac</i> for you this week, because my new favorite piece of hardware arrived ahead of schedule!<p>Part of my grand plan to speed up my 2011 iMac is to move my Photo Library off my hard drive to free up space. Unfortunately, the only external drive I have at the …

How to eject a disk properly on OS X

It is oh-so-tempting to just pull that flash drive out of your USB port when you’re done with it. But resist the urge! Unceremoniously disconnecting …

Operating Systems

How to use a Siri Remote with a Mac

The new Apple TV comes with a brilliant new remote control that has touch controls and integrated Siri commands, but what if you want to use it away …

25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden

How many times have you seen posts on tech sites about “hidden iPhone features” and thought to yourself, <i>these tricks aren’t really hidden at all</i>. …

How to Add a Song to Your iCloud Music Library

When you’re browsing through Apple Music songs and playlists, you’ll likely find music you want to download. If you want to make sure your songs are accessible across your devices, you’re going to want to add it to your iCloud Music Library. Luckily this is easy to do; here’s how.<p>When browsing …

5 smart things you should do with the new Apple TV

The long holidays from Thanksgiving to New Year’s may have come to pass, and millions of people including those of us here at TNW have got back to the busy work routine. However, you should never let your workload take your downtime away, and always keep your stress level at point <i>zen</i>.<p>Indulging …

Smart TV

How I quickly fixed a weird Siri Remote problem

I’ve been suffering with this strange issue for about a week: my Apple TV’s Siri Remote’s Menu button stopped working.<p>All the other buttons–Home, Siri, Volume and Play–worked, so it didn’t seem like a huge deal at first. But then I was digging around in the Settings app and realized that the Menu …

Smart TV

iPhone lock screen tips

How to use the iPhone lock screen<p>Whenever you're not actively using your iPhone, after a preset period, it goes into a sort of standby mode in which …

How much does it cost to charge iPhones, Android phones and Macs?

Are you worried your smartphone addiction also comes with hidden additional costs, like a higher energy bill? You actually shouldn’t as the yearly …

You can finally delete default iPhone apps, it's a whole new world

Just last week, we were pretty pumped about the ability to hide those pesky default apps from our iPhones. They just take up SO much space for …

Roundup: The best Mac email clients for push Gmail

Mac owners who use Gmail know Apple's Mail app for OS X is less than perfect when it comes to pushing emails from Google's service. AppleInsider …

Apps

Tips on how to save battery life on an iPhone (and a common myth busted)

The iPhone is a great companion that provides plenty to do — that is, unless your battery is dead. Once the juice is gone, you’re left with a pretty …

Here's how to delete those annoying default apps from your iPhone

If you’re at all like me, you rail against certain default apps on your iPhone. In my case, it’s the stocks app. I have no money to invest, and every …

How to Turn on AirDrop & Receive AirDrop Files on iPhone

You've probably heard of AirDrop before, but you may be wondering what AirDrop is, how it works, and of course, how to use it! AirDrop is a feature that allows you to wirelessly send and receive photos, videos, websites, locations, and more with nearby Apple devices running on iOS 7 or later. You …

The 6 Best iPhone Tricks To Use This New Year

They're practically magic.<p>Whether your phone is about to die or your charger is frayed, last year's best iPhone hacks can solve all of your smartphone-related in the year to come. Try these handy shortcuts as shared by Facebook users, tech experts and more.

App Store app acting weird? Try this quick fix

Twitter user and developer Peter Steinberger shouted out to the Twitterverse when his App Store app kept showing an app that needed an update, but would never actually update, even with an iPhone restart.<p>He got a reply from Zachary Drayer, a mobile developer himself, on how to get the App Store to …

Apps

How to edit PDFs when switching from Windows

Joseph A. Pobiner is a switcher (from Windows to OS X), and he wonders how to get the same Adobe Acrobat features he has right now:One thing I do on …

Adobe Acrobat

15 secret features hidden in your iPhone

2/<p>Teach your iPhone text shortcuts so you don't have to type out the same things over and over again.<p>Tech Insider<p>Who wants to re-type common text …

Apps

Hidden Apple TV Features You Should Know

Here's how to navigate Apple TV, with some special tricks for the updated model.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

How to Make the App Icons on the Apple Watch Home Screen All the Same Size

The Home screen on the Apple Watch is a large, fluid grid of app icons. As you move them around, icons on the outside rim get smaller than the icons …

Top Secret Features in OS X El Capitan

OS X El Capitan doesn’t have a ton of landmark features, which means most of the cool stuff is under the hood. Let’s take a look at some of the …

Add an IP Address and OS Version Display to the OS X Login Page

The login screen on a Mac is purposefully devoid of information, but if you’d like to add just a little more info, MacIssues shows you how to with …

It's Business Time as Microsoft Launches Windows Store for Business in 21 countries

Good news for IT professionals who were excited by the news back in April that Microsoft was launching a dedicated Windows Store front for Business – …

iOS 9 News app: How to get the best news fast

iOS 9 is here, and even if it isn't as revolutionary as some of Apple's mobile operating systems, it does have plenty of new features - one of which …

Hide the Menu Bar in OS X El Capitan for a True Full-Screen Experience

If you’re busy exploring everything that OS X El Capitan has to offer, one of the smaller new features that you might not have come across yet is the …