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How Apple Watch saved one man’s life — and how it’s empowering him after his heart attack

<i>Apple and Stanford are currently conducting a heart study with Apple Watch</i><p>Scott Killian never imagined his Apple Watch might save his life, but that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when he had a heart attack in the middle of the night. Killian recently shared his personal experience with</i> …

Apple Watch

How to make a killer Drummer track in GarageBand for iPad

Drummer is one of GarageBand’s best features. It’s a virtual drummer that comes up with entire drum parts for your song. Or rather, it’s 15 drummers, each of whom has a different style, from hard rock to Latin rhythms, to trap and dubstep, to the hippie Finn, with his cajon and hand claps.<p>Drummer …

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

Tips and Tricks: Ten Safari long-press shortcuts for iPhone and iPad

Safari for iPhone and iPad is an incredibly capable mobile web browser despite its simple, straightforward user interface. It is the browser of choice on iOS — in large part because it is the one pre-installed — but very few people know everything you can do with Safari.<p>Much of Safari’s advanced …

Operating Systems

How to screen share with iOS and macOS to help friends and family with new devices

Over that last month your friends and family have probably purchased or been gifted a range of new devices, and odds may be good that you’re the go-to for tech support. Sometimes it works to problem solve by voice or text message when you aren’t with the user in need, but it’s often better to see …

Remote Controls

How to add a display to a Mac by using another Mac, iPad, or an HDTV

Charles Bewlay has a sad story:My monitor that I use for my Mac mini got stolen in transit for repair. I’m wondering if I really need one since I …

MacBook Pro

4 Photographers Share Tips to Take Gorgeous Photos with iPhone 7 Plus

It’s been all but established by now that Apple’s new dual-lens camera is <i>the</i> smartphone camera to beat this year. While it might not be ready to …

Use These Apps and Techniques to Take Better Night Shots with an iPhone

I ditched my DSLR in favor of an iPhone back in 2012, well aware of what I was giving up. But I love to travel light, and by using the iPhone as my …

Mac White Screen? How to Fix a White Screen on Boot

Rarely, a Mac may fail to boot and get stuck on a white screen, otherwise failing to turn on as expected. While a Mac may get stuck on a white screen …

Operating Systems

4 Ways to Convert PDF to Word DOCX in Mac OS

Have you ever received a PDF file that you would like to convert to a Word DOC or DOCX format? Typically this is necessary when you have PDF that you …

Operating Systems

10 Best iOS 10 Tips Every iPhone User Should Know

iOS 10 is, arguably, the biggest update to come to iPhone. Not since the total redesign of iOS 7 have we seen changes this big to the iPhone’s operating system. From voicemail transcription (aka visual voicemail) to Siri with third-party integration, there’s a lot of new features to learn how to …

iOS

Why you might want to disable iOS 10's lock screen widgets

The new lock-screen widgets in iOS 10 are undoubtedly convenient but they can open your iPhone to prying eyes. Learn how to disable them.<p>With lock-screen widgets, I can call home, text my wife, glance at my calendar, check a score, Shazam a song and perform many more helpful actions all without …

Widgets

How to Turn Off the 5 Most Annoying iOS 10 Features

There's a lot to love about iOS 10, Apple's latest mobile operating system. But there are some features users don't love. At all. Ever since Apple released iOS 10, we've been hearing from readers who want to know why iPhone can't slide to unlock anymore and what is going on with the iPhone Home …

Apps

10 handy Safari tips that every iOS user should know [Video]

Mobile Safari is the primary way that the majority of people access the Internet on their iPhones and iPads, but are you getting the most out of Apple’s default browser? While it’s quite likely that most of you will be familiar with many of these tips, there’s a good chance that you’ll learn at …

Handy

There's an inactive one-handed keyboard hidden inside iOS code

In these days of big iPhones, smaller-handed individuals have trouble typing up a storm on their iOS devices. However, since iOS 8 (at least), Apple has toyed with an edge-swipe activated one-hand keyboard. To keep characters closer to your thumb, it squishes character keys and expands copy and …

How to Optimize Your iPhone Music Storage

Need to free up space on your iPhone, but having a hard time parting with absolutely anything it contains? I don’t know about you, but I’m that person with a 64 GB iPhone that has 35 GB of music—in other words, way more than I could ever listen to. That storage could be put to better use; and now …

Apple Music

iOS 10: The best hidden features

Apps

7 settings to change right away on iOS 10

Just downloaded the latest version of iOS? Here are seven settings to change now.<p>iOS 10 brings plenty of new features and interface tweaks to improve the performance of your device. But there are some settings you may want to change right off the bat.<p>Stop tracking your location<p>Like previous …

iOS

9 essential IFTTT recipes for iOS users

From automated photo journaling to price alerts in your Reminders app, these IFTTT recipes for iPhone will keep you on top of everything.<p>When everything is operating smoothly and all your devices and services are working together, it's still cumbersome, at best. Whether you're traveling for …

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

19 useful Mac startup key combinations you should familiarize yourself with

Most of the time, your Mac just works—until it refuses to start up properly due to an unforeseen system error, a misbehaving app, a broken system …

Keyboard Shortcuts

How to Take a Great iPhone Photo

As smart phones keep getting smarter, and built-in cameras get more and more powerful, it’s becoming all too easy to forget the tricked-out DSLR at …

10 tips to make your Mac feel like new

Operating Systems

How-To: Find your MacBook’s battery cycle count and learn what it means about its battery life

Recently I noticed that my Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display seemed to be dying at a faster clip. Naturally, I assumed that the battery might be going bad.<p>After checking the battery cycle count, I learned that I was probably wrong about the battery being bad, as the cycle count was still …

MacBook Pro

40 years of Apple, unboxing new goodies, and tons of how-tos

Apple is 40 years old today, and its journey from scrappy indie to world-conquering behemoth is the stuff of anecdote, history, and even legend.<p>Get the scoop on this significant anniversary for our favorite company, a look at the latest iPhone SE and iPad Pro models (and learn how to set them up …

IPad Pro

Apple confirms OS X update broke Ethernet port on some Macs, here’s how to fix

If Apple hasn’t yet made the Ethernet network port on your Mac obsolete by not including it, as is the case with most Macs sold today, then it may have accidentally broke the port last week in an OS X kernel extension update. Many users complained about the issue online: they had randomly found …

Linux

Apple-featured photographer explains how he edits on his iPhone

Apple's annual World Gallery showcases some of the world's best iPhone photos, picked from online entries submitted by photographers across the globe.<p>…

The 50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

Bet you didn't know your Mac could do all this<p>Now that WWDC 2018 is just a month away, it’s time to step back and ask not what you can do for your …

Operating Systems

Downgrade iOS Apps To Older Versions From App Store The Easy Way, Here's How

Seeing an app get regular updates is usually a good sign that it’s in active development, and its developer cares about both stability and …

Apple iOS 9.2 Has A Great Secret Feature

Do you have an ‘iCrap’ folder? You may use a different name, but almost everyone with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch has a folder dedicated to storing the apps they wish they could make disappear. Well now a secret trick has been found in iOS 9.2 which just might prove to be the answer to this age …

iOS