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Most Useful 3D Touch Gestures on iPhone

3D Touch is a feature that's been around since the 2015 release of the iPhone 6s, and it's become an integral gesture system on all of Apple's latest iPhones.<p>Though it's been around for a while, there are several hidden and less obvious 3D Touch gestures that you may have forgotten or might not be …

Apps

iOS 11 Hands-on: Here’s How It Changes Your iPhone

iOS 11 on the iPad introduces a brave new world of improved multitasking, dragging-and-dropping, and launching apps from a familiar dock. Yes, Apple …

IPad Air

iOS 11 is finally here: Best features, how to download and more

iOS 11 is now available. Here's what you need to know.<p>iOS 11 is now available.<p>Nowadays, Apple releases a beta version of iOS months ahead of its official release. So, we've already been playing with iOS and compiling how-tos so you can get started, too.<p><b>Editors' note</b>: This post was originally …

IOS 11

Everything you need to know about the iOS 11 Dock

iOS 11 introduces a new Dock. It is conceptually related to the Mac Dock introduced in OS X, and is surprisingly similar. In fact, the biggest difference may be that so far people seem to love the new iOS 11 Dock, whereas there are still beardos who hate the Mac Dock.<p>Like its Mac counterpart, the …

Apps

25 iPhone Secrets and Stories We're Only Learning 10 Years Later | Inc.com

Ah, the iPhone. Roughly a third of American adults use them. In fact, my analytics suggest there's a better than even chance you're reading this article on one right now.<p>As we reach the 10-year anniversary of the day it first went on sale--that would be June 28, 2007, in the United States--there …

Voice Mail

7 ways to seriously cut back on iPhone data usage

Take control of how your iPhone uses its cellular data connection.<p>Stopping seven data-hungry apps from killing your data plan isn't the only way for iPhone owners to reduce their data usage. Here are seven phone-wide settings that can help keep you under your monthly data allotment.<p>1. Restrict …

Apps

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Mobile Photography

Seven tips on keeping your phone safe while traveling

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers advice on how to make sure your vacation isn't ruined by becoming a victim of mobile cybercrime.<p>You may not think of it this way, but the phone in your pocket is really an extension of you -- it contains everything from personal photos …

Information Systems

How to protect your smartphone privacy

Prevent Google and Apple from tracking you<p>You've beefed up the security for your online accounts, so you feel confident sticking your smartphone in your pocket and heading out the door. But many consumers don't realize that the software in their phones can track their every move. Whether you have …

Privacy

iOS 10.3 tells you when it's time to delete an app

When apps aren't updated to keep up with the core changes to iOS, they are often buggy and don't work as expected. In some situations, such as the …

Setting Up Two-Step Verification and Trusted Devices

I vividly remember reading Mat Honan’s horror story in Wired magazine about being hacked and having his devices, some of which weren’t backed up, wiped out and his social media accounts taken over. I also haven’t forgotten that one of the players in that very complex chain of events that lead to …

Information Systems

One year later, I’d still take the iPhone SE over the iPhone 7

I say this because over the past year I have come to appreciate Apple's iPhone SE much more than I anticipated. I am someone who cycles through phones like it's my job (because it is), and I only bought Apple's small-screen handset on a lark last April, after shattering the screen on my old Moto …

Mobile Technology

iOS 10.3.2 leaves iPhone 5, iPhone 5c out in the cold

Apple is currently beta testing its latest iOS 10.3.2 update ahead of a public release, but millions of iPhone owners will never see it.<p>The update only supports devices powered by a 64-bit processor, which means it is not compatible with iPhone 5 or iPhone 5c.<p>We knew iOS 11 would be dropping …

iPhone 5

If you need one reason iPhone is better than ANY Android device, THIS is definitely it

ANDROID and iOS smartphones are neck and neck in almost every aspect – camera, speed, battery life, apps, design – except one. And it's an important …

A New Google Maps Feature Makes Sure You'll Never Forget Where You Parked

You can also set a timer for parking spots that have meters or time limits.<p>If you’ve ever walked to a parking lot, scratched your head, looked around …

Maps

How to make your Apple iPad kid-friendly

Everything from cases and apps, to privacy settings that keep your child's iPad (and your credit card) safely locked down.<p>Giving a kid an Apple iPad, even a used hand-me-down model, opens up a wide world of videos, games and educational apps. But taking just a few minutes to run through the …

Apps

26 Insanely Useful iPhone Tips That You May Not Know About

There are so many features on the iPhone that I enjoy using such as 3D Touch, AirDrop, Night Shift, Widgets, and voicemail transcriptions. If you have been using an iPhone for a while, then you probably already know how to use most of the features. However, there are a number of features that are …

Apps

Free Up iPhone Space With These Hidden Tricks

It’s 2017 and I still often witness this soul-crushing scene: A friend goes to take a photo only to realize he doesn’t have any more space on his iPhone (soul crush 1). Then he frantically deletes apps or photos (soul crush 2). Finally, he can take a picture…of his latte (soul crush 3).<p>Deleting a …

Apps

How to Share Your iTunes Library Among Multiple Devices

You have one iTunes library at home but you want to share it among different devices. Here's how.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Apps

How To Type Special Characters on an iOS 10 Device

Recently, we showed you how to insert special characters into documents on the Mac. The iOS 10 Virtual Keyboard also has the capability to insert …

The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using an iPhone

Your privacy is important, and now more than ever, it seems like everyone is trying to put eyes on your personal data. That might include …

How to Move Your Photo Library Between Apple Photos and Google Photos

We’re all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one’s really sure about how to organize it all—though Apple and Google …

Google Photos

13 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Profiles in One Hour or Less

Considering how much time people spend on social media everyday, it’s kind of funny—or is it sad?—that most of us find ourselves too busy to actually …

Social Media Marketing

Snapchat's first investor explains why the app is so confusing to use

One of the longstanding criticisms of Snapchat is that the app is confusing and not very intuitive to use.<p>Snapchat's parent company, Snap Inc., even went so far as to include a guide on how to use the app in its public offering paperwork with the SEC.<p>The reason Snapchat can feel hard to understand …

Social Media

How to Type Trademark, Copyright, Symbols on iPhone and iPad

If you find yourself needing to type a trademark symbol, copyright symbol, or registered symbol on the iPhone or iPad, you can do so easily using …

OS X

How to remove and merge duplicate contacts

You’ve probably experienced the frustration of duplicate contact cards at one time or another and the more contacts you have (especially if the duplicates have different information) the more of a headache it can be.<p>Luckily there are a couple easy ways to remove duplicates whether you have your Mac …

5 hidden iPhone features only power users know about

Your iPhone has a lot of hidden features you may not know about, like the ability to make custom vibrations and the ability to let you control your screen by tilting your head.<p>We've rounded together 5 hidden features that will help make you an iPhone power user.<p><i>Produced by Corey Protin. Original</i> …

iPhone

How to Reset Your Forgotten Apple ID & iCloud Password

If you forgot your Apple ID password or you want to reset your iCloud password, we’ll show you how. First thing to know is that your Apple ID account is the same thing as your iCloud account. So if you forgot your iCloud password, you forgot your Apple ID password. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to …

Authentication